The movie rights to “Schmoozing with Terrorists,” the blockbuster book by WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, have been optioned to a Hollywood company.

“We are excited about obtaining the rights to develop this project,” said Christopher Grey, owner of Katt Productions, which purchased the title and is seeking to turn the action-packed book into a feature film.

“Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew” documents the true story of a Jewish reporter obtaining unprecedented access to some of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world, traveling into hazardous terrorist zones and talking directly to the jihadists themselves about some of the most pressing issues today.

The book made world headlines after terrorists interviewed by Klein made threats against pop stars Madonna and Britney Spears.

New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams noted that in Klein’s book, terrorists also “kvetch over showbiz types like … Spielberg, Mel Gibson, bigmouths Jane Fonda and Sean Penn and conservative talkers Limbaugh and Hannity, plus Richard Gere, who did a commercial urging Palestinians to vote. Well, they did. And elected Hamas.”

Writes Adams: “As for how good are Klein’s connections? His Land Rover blew a tire along the Israeli border. He was driving with a terror chief. So who got down on his murderer’s hands and knees to change the tire? Abu Atta Himself. Obviously AA beats AAA.”

Among other highlights of “Schmoozing with Terrorists”

  • What life in the U.S. would be like if the terrorists win
  • Jihadists list their U.S. election favorites
  • Klein and friends confront well-armed senior terrorists about whether suicide bombers really get 72 virgins after their deadly operation
  • A shocking expose on how your tax dollars fund terrorism
  • Bibles used as toilet paper, synagogues as rocket launching zones? Meet the leaders of the most notorious holy site desecrations in history
  • Terrorists offer tips on how to win the war on terror.

WND senior reporter Klein, is known for his interviews with Islamic terrorists. He has conducted in-person interviews with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Al Aqsa Martys Brigades and the Popular Resistance Committees, among other groups.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Klein conducted a live radio interview with a chief of Hamas who expressed “hope” Barack Obama would win the elections. That interview became a theme of the election season, with both Obama and his opponent, Sen. John McCain, repeatedly trading barbs over Hamas’ comments to Klein.

In 1999, at age 19, while serving as editor-in-chief of the Yeshiva University student newspaper, Klein spent a weekend with an Islamic extremist group operating from London allied with al-Qaida. The leader of the group, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, has since been expelled from the U.K.

Klein’s article about the experience, titled, “My Weekend with the Enemy,” was published in multiple newspapers, including the Jerusalem Post and the Boston Globe.


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