September 11, 2006, - 1:24 pm

Whack Job: 9/11 Family Member Helps Terrorists

By Debbie Schlussel
Meet Marilynn Rosenthal, a far-left, retired sociology professor at the University of Michigan. She lost her son, Josh, in the 9/11 attacks. But she’s using his murder to defend those who murdered her son–and to attack America, Christians, Jews, and Israel.
And she has the dubious distinction of being one of the few 9/11 family members who testified for the defense of Al-Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Mousaoui at his trial, to the rightful disgust of the other family members present.
Every town has that far-left free newspaper–the one with pimp and prostitute ads in the back that keep it in business, as it tries to present itself as the noble opposition.

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Marilynn Rosenthal:

“Understands” and Defends Qaeda Terrorists Moussaoui and Al-Shehhi

In Detroit, this “alternative” paper is The Metro Times. Predictably, The Metro Times’ 9/11 fifth anniversary cover story glorifies Dr. Rosenthal and her despicable work. She’s written a book comparing her innocent son to the despicable terrorist, Marwan Al-Shehhi, who piloted the plane that killed her son at the World Trade Center–and “understanding” Al-Shehhi. In her son’s name, she’s funding a lecture, tonight, by Islamofascist apologist, Juan Cole.
Here are some choice excerpts from Rosenthal’s warped moral equivalency world:

The way I think about 9/11 is reflective of that. My basic reaction was that we have to understand all the levels of what happened. What happened to Josh, and what happened to the 2,782 other people who were killed? Who were the people who killed them, and what motivated them? This was not a random act of madness. . . .
And when I started to find out about the pilot Marwan al-Shehhi, the jihadist who crashed the plane into the south tower and killed Josh, I began to think of him as being part of another global enterprise. So here were these two young men whose lives came together. I think they died at the same moment, at 9:03 a.m. on Sept. 11. And they were part of two globalized movements that intertwined with each other. . . .
So, Osama bin Laden is a very sophisticated, very worldly, very successful businessman with a broad sense of business organization and business technology. He also has a certain set of beliefs about the Muslim world. I just found that rather intriguing. . . .
History is full of true believers. They’re not the first ones to give their lives for a cause that they believe in. They did it in a fashion that’s sort of outside the bounds of conventional warfare. But conventional warfare might be a 20th century phenomenon.

Rosenthal says that the extremist Muslim rhetoric at the mosque of Al-Shehhi–the terrorist who piloted the plane into the WTC and killed her son–is like that of Christians and Jews, that they’re morally equivalent:

You can hear the echoes of fundamentalist Christians who can’t tolerate any view but their view. You can hear echoes of the fanatic fundamentalist Jews who think that God promised them Syria and Iraq as part of the greater Israel, and because God promised it, therefore you should have it, even if you have to fight for it.

Get a clue, lady. What Christians or Jews in contemporary times ever murdered innocent people as an organized part of their religion? What Jews are claiming Iraq or Syria? But Syria and most Arab Muslims are claiming Israel.
And apparently Rosenthal believes we should negotiate with Al-Qaeda:

People say that the only way to deal with fanatics is to fight ‘em, kill ‘em. It’s hard for me to accept that. It seems to be the lesson of history that if you do that, all you do is create more fanatics. We seem to be better at military technology than at useful, creative diplomacy.

Hello? They want us dead. As Rush Limbaugh said, “You can’t negotiate with those whose starting point is our death.”
Here’s her view on the Moussaoui trial:

I was horrified that the government was spending millions of dollars for what in essence was a sham trial. Frankly, that was my motivation for testifying. It was a crime to use the American justice system to ask for the death penalty for a man who’s half demented and a marginal figure in al-Qaeda. It’s just shocking, utterly shocking.

No, what’s shocking is that, despite the fact that Islamofascists murdered her son, Marilynn Rosenthal is helping them. What terrorist isn’t “half-demented”? But a 9/11 family member who engages in this type of reprehensible behavior is probably not just “half” demented.
Unfortunately, she’s the “complete package.”

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14 Responses

Ethel Rosenberg lives!!!!
(actually, this broad is even worse)

Red Ryder on September 11, 2006 at 2:04 pm

She looks oooooold.
With any luck, she’ll be joining the rest of the terrorists in hell very soon, hopefully with help from someone in that God-forsaken state up north.

Al Jay Z on September 11, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Love you Deb, but instead of casting stones maybe we SHOULD rejoice in the forerunner in the fight against terrorism?— http://polihale.com/display/30170
HOPEFULLY Howard & the Sirius lawyers won’t shut that site down since it gives America an example of what New Yorkers were feeling five years ago today!!!

EminemsRevenge on September 11, 2006 at 2:21 pm

I think she and Hillary suffer from the same problem: they sqeezed their douchebags too hard and brainwashed themselves!

Gunny on September 11, 2006 at 3:52 pm

Hey, with Jews like this, who needs Muslims?
Honestly, I feel sick inside when I see a fellow Jew, even if they are just a JINO, championing evil. Think how huge and stubborn the ego must be when it prefers such an extreme level of self-deception and ultimately self-destruction, to stating a simple “I was wrong in my thinking, and now I see that.” She just cannot admit that her whole philosophy of life has been wrong, so she’ll go through these contortions to avoid having to change.
Unbelievable. I can’t remember which black comedian did this, but he had a routine where he was listening to the news and the anchorman would be describing some horrible crime that had been committed while he (comedian) would be praying “Please G-d, don’t let it be a black man. Please G-d, don’t let it be a black man.” That perfectly describes how I’m feeling these days when I read about moronic moonbats — “Please G-d, don’t let it be a Jew, or at least, if it must be a Jew, could you make it a Jew with a gentile sounding name? Please?”

AmericanJewess on September 11, 2006 at 4:28 pm

I’m glad she’s not MY mom! The poor guy must be rolling over in his grave over this!

hairymon on September 11, 2006 at 4:49 pm

What else can anyone expect from a LIBERAL?!
LIBERALS hate religion, but they love Islam.
LIBERALS hate America!

Thee_Bruno on September 11, 2006 at 5:49 pm

“People say that the only way to deal with fanatics is to fight ‘em, kill ‘em. It’s hard for me to accept that. It seems to be the lesson of history that if you do that, all you do is create more fanatics.”
As usual a Leftist knows nothing about the lessons of history. Killing Nazis in WW2 did not create more Nazis. We killed them into oblivion. We destroyed Hitler’s dream of a thousand year Reich. What creates more fanatics is the appeasement of aggression. Fanatics whether religious or political, are encouraged when they see that their negative behavior gets them what they want. Unfortunately, the only effective way to deal with IslamiNazis is to destroy them. They have stated many times that they’re not interested in compromise and negotiation. After the Madrid bombings, Al Qaeda in Spain said they would not compromise with us. There was nothing to negotiate. They said: we will win, you will lose. The Left is out of touch with reality. What else is new?

FreethinkerNY on September 11, 2006 at 5:54 pm

Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf in the early 1920’s, describing what he would do to the Jews and Russians if he got the power to do it. The idiots of the day pooh-poohed his rantings. 50 million people (or more) died in WW2. What is wrong with people?????

Craig C on September 11, 2006 at 6:28 pm

wonder if she worked on the oj trial

PNAMARBLE on September 11, 2006 at 7:17 pm

I do not know if Marilyn Rosenthal is Jewish. What I do know however is there will be forever a gap between our understand of good and evil – and unbridgeable one. She denies it exists; I affirm it. I believe in G-d, who taught us there is there such a thing as people who break His laws and murder others and we ought to kill them before they kill us. (Yes, there are evil people among us.) We cannot have a discussion with those who raison d’etre is predicated on our own demise. There are schmucks in this world like Rosenthal who deny what is in front of their own eyes. It recalls for me the old saying a country can survive its enemies but it cannot survive its fools. As 9/11 draws to a close, it helps to remember the enemy hiding in plain sight among us that is a greater danger than the enemy we are fighting abroad – the Left.

NormanF on September 11, 2006 at 8:42 pm

The Detroit Metro Times is exhibit A as a basis for David Horowitz’s ‘100 most dangerous Professors’.

jaywilton on September 12, 2006 at 8:03 am

As someone who knows the Rosenthal family and the loss they experienced I can’t believe someone would be so heartless. Have you ever lost a child? How do you sleep at night? I’ve never seen such a display of ignorant, arrogant, narrow-minded, racist, bitchiness. Your dishonoring not only Josh Rosenthal but everyone who died that day.

Rachael on May 1, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Listen up, if you disagree with my aunt marilynns views, that’s fine. But imply that she’s demented and saying her work is despicable makes me so furious that I am restraining my self from showing this to Josh’s currently living sister who I’m sure would be glad to give you quite a good reputation as a credible…whatever sick slanderous hate writer you are as city councilman of NEW YORK CITY. So please, the next time you disrespect the mother of a deceased man, cousin, brother or son, think about how your words could offend those still not over the fact that his death was caused by being cooked Alive by jet fuel after saving the lives of several colleagues.

Josh Rosenthal's Cousin on November 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

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