May 5, 2006, - 7:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I used to think that terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui was the kind of guy only a mother could love. But apparently he’s the guy a brother could love, too.
In fact, Moussaoui’s brother loves him so much, he wrote a book that helped get Moussaoui off from a death penalty sentence, thanks to the Ghost of O.J.’s Jury jury that decided to sentence Moussaoui to life, Wednesday. Today’s Washington Post reports that 9 of the jurors said they read Moussaoui’s brother’s book and that it affected their decision, causing them to spare the terrorist (the book was introduced into evidence by Moussaoui’s defense lawyers):
[N]ine jurors decided that Moussaoui’s dysfunctional childhood was a mitigating factor in part because a number of them read a book by Moussaoui’s brother, which was entered into evidence, in the jury room.
Abd Samad Moussaoui not only wrote “Zacarias Moussaoui, Mon Frere” (“Zacarias, My Brother“)–a sob-story book about what a nice guy ‘lil ‘ole Zacarias guy is–but he made more than a few dollars off of it as well, for taking the trouble to “write” it (with ghostwriter Florence Bouquillat). And he got his brother spared from execution. Nice work, if you can get it . . . and if your “loving” bro is an Al-Qaeda terrorist.
Wrote one weepy Amazon reviewer as gullible as the jurors:
This is a moving and even beautiful book, which chronicles the childhood and youth of a disfunctional Moroccan immigrant family in France . . . . He is frighteningly but believably portrayed as a kind and decent man with a belief in justice, who was tragically led onto a wrong path with an ease that reminds us that there, but for the grace of God, could go anyone of us.
Now that is brotherly love. No Cain and Abel dynamic in the Moussaoui family, apparently.
So where was the anti-Moussaoui book that our “brilliant,” repeatedly-failed Justice Dept. terror “warriors” introduced into evidence for the jurors to read and absorb like a Brawny paper towel to spilled Coke?
Oops, I forgot. They didn’t introduce any books about radical Islam or Islamists. Or much of anything else. Our government, hard at work.
Tags: al-Qaeda, Amazon, Debbie Schlussel, Florence Bouquillat, France, O.J.'s Jury, terrorist, Washington Post, Zacarias Moussaoui