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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell: 'Don't Fear the Terrorists, They're Mothers and Fathers'

I found this post over at BeastMedia, and felt it warranted reposting. This woman is becoming another Cindy Sheehan, only she is a verbal bully who uses her rotund size to intimidate.

No one told me Rosie was doing comedy these days...

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Rosie O'Donnell: "Faith or fear, that's your choice. You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking. And I think that this country–"

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "Well, I'm a person of faith, so I, but I also believe–"

O'Donnell: "Well, then, get away from the fear. Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers."

I guess Rosie has never heard of Palestinian Mother of the Year and Hamas politician Um Nidal, who is also known as Mariam Farahat. Um became famous when she was filmed bidding her 17-year-old son Mohammed farewell to die through a terrorist attack. She ordered him "not to return except as a shahid [martyr for Allah]." Ordering one son to die was not enough, thus far, Um sent three of her sons to die and murder others.

When a mother orders three of her children to kill themselves and to kill innocent civilians with them, what better candidate could you have to help run the new Palestinian government?

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Today, Mariam Farahat, is part of the Palestinian parliament and she has this to say to mothers everwhere:

Umm Nidal on raising children:

Ever since [my son] Muhammad was a little boy, he carried and used a weapon. This was natural for him. It is not that he all of a sudden took up a weapon, carried out operations, and so on. This was a gradual process for him, ever since he was little.

Umm Nidal on sibling rivalry:

There was an operation that was about to take place - the same operation that he eventually carried out. [My eldest son] Nidal, may he rest in peace, said to me: "I want to give this operation to my brother Muhammad." He insisted on this because he loved Muhammad very much. He chose him. He chose him for the operation over the rest of the guys. Some of the guys were even a little mad at him for not considering them for this operation, but he said: "By Allah, this operation leads to Paradise, and I will choose nobody but my brother."

Umm Nidal on what boys want:

Allah be praised, we have thousands of young men. They all yearn for martyrdom for the sake of Allah. Some of them even cry when they do not get the chance to commit martyrdom. As long as we have such determination, we will prevail, Allah willing.

Umm Nidal on the meaning of life:

We believe in the faith charted for us by Allah, and believe that if someone is destined to die, he will die, even if he hides in a crate - but why shouldn't we take the initiative and die as martyrs? There is an abyss between one form of dying and the other. So why shouldn't we choose martyrdom? Allah has chosen us, from among all people, and has bestowed upon us the honor of Jihad in the front line of Palestine. So it is all the more fitting for us to initiate martyrdom, before death reaches us while we sit at home.

and finally, Umm Nidal's message to all the Muslim mothers, who want to raise their sons, and hope they will attain worldly things, university degrees, luxurious palaces, and fancy cars:

A Muslim mother should raise her children on prayer, good deeds, and, of course, on Jihad, which is one of the duties on which we should raise our children.

Jihad in Islam is a duty that one cannot forego. It is like any other religious duty. If we understand the true meaning of Islam, the notion of Jihad will be included among the Islamic duties, and in Palestine - an individual duty. If we are remiss in this duty, we sin.

Now, that might make you feel all warm and mushy inside Rosie, but mothers like Um Nidal scare the crap out of me.

Is Rosie listening to Condi Rice? Now that's really scary