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Lefty “9/11 Families” Testify For Moussaoui

From the terrorist enabling Associated Press:

America-hating crackpot, Dr. Marilynn Rosenthal, PhD., whose son Josh Allen Rosenthal died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, speaks to reporters after testifying for the defense in the sentencing trial of convicted al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, April 19, 2006.

Apr 20, 2:19 AM EDT

Victims' kin testify for Moussaoui's life

By MATTHEW BARAKAT
Associated Press Writer

Nine-Eleven Victims Come to Moussaoui's Defense

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — In a trial where role reversals have been commonplace, family members of 9/11 victims testified in support of the man who has taken glee in their relatives' death and sounded a common theme: We don't want to succumb to feelings of revenge.

Six family members took the witness stand in Zacarias Moussaoui's defense on Wednesday, and more were expected to testify Thursday. Moussaoui's lawyers hope the testimony will counter the emotional impact of nearly four dozen witnesses who gave heartbreaking testimony for prosecutors about the impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Court rules prohibited witnesses on either side from opining on the choice jurors will face when deliberations begin next week – whether Moussaoui should get the death penalty or life in prison.

But the defense witnesses left an unmistakable message about their view.

Marilynn Rosenthal, a medical professor from Ann Arbor, Mich., who lost her son Josh in the attack on the World Trade Center, said her family does not want to "get caught in a whirlpool of sadness and anger."

Outside the courthouse, she said she testified for the defense "because I thought it was the right thing to do." Asked why she opposed a death penalty, she said, "Moussaoui is the wrong person to be on trial. There are people in the custody of the U.S. government who were central planners." She called Moussaoui's role in 9/11 "marginal."

Anthony Aversano of Troy, N.Y., testified about how he had reconciled with his father in 1999 after years of anger toward him. When his father died in the Sept. 11 attacks, he said feelings of anger and revenge surfaced again toward the hijackers.

"I felt the same kind of stuff. But I realized I actually have a choice … in who I want to be in this world, and how I want to focus my energy," he said.

Marilynn Rosenthal, whose son Josh was killed at the World Trade Center, says Zacarias Moussaoui is the wrong man to be on trial for Nine Eleven.

Some 9/11 families disapproved of the defense testimony.

Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles was pilot of the hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, said she found it "deeply disturbing … to hear that any 9/11 family member would take the witness stand on behalf of Zacarias Moussaoui. … The fear that execution at our hands will martyr Moussaoui shows a misunderstanding of the jihadi cult of death."

But outside the courthouse, Rosenthal said, "Nobody speaks for all the 9/11 families."

The testimony of victims on behalf of the defendant is just one of many through-the-looking-glass aspects of the trial. Defense lawyers who believe their client is mentally ill have sought to undermine Moussaoui's credibility. Moussaoui says he is fighting against the death penalty but has twice taken the stand and gloated about the 9/11 attacks.

Prosecutors have been Moussaoui's biggest ally in supporting his contention that he is mentally sound…

What the Associated Press will never bother to tell you is that some of these people, such as (sociologist) Marilynn Rosenthal, have their own peculiar agenda.

Doctor Rosenthal, PhD extraordinaire has participated in many crackpot 9/11 "commissions," such as this one run by the ever insightful paid Arab lobbyist, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Al Qaeda):

McKinney 9/11 Congressional Briefing

Commission News / News about the 9-11 Commission
Date: Aug 18, 2005 – 04:41 AM

Fourth Hour:
Foreknowledge and Forewarnings of 9/11
Marilyn Rosenthal, 9/11 family member, academic
Q&A Mike Ruppert, Wayne Madsen, Ray McGovern

Conclusions and the Need for New Investigation, Release of Files
Rep. Cynthia McKinney

SPEAKER BIOS

The 9/11 Commission Report one Year Later:

A Citizens’ Response – Did They Get It Right?

Marilynn M. Rosenthal is the mother of Josh Rosenthal who was killed in the attack on the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She is currently editing her book 9/11: Searching for My Son and His Killers. Since her son’s death she has become an expert on warnings about and preceding the 9/11 attack.

It is fairly safe to say that like Wayne Madsen and Ray McGovern, Ms. Rosenthal is an America-hating crackpot.

The AP also somehow neglected to mention that Doctor Rosenthal, PhD even campaigned for John Kerry and against President Bush in the last election.

From the UK's Sunday Times:

9/11 widows take sides in poll campaign

October 26, 2004

Being a “September 11 widow” confers a grim celebrity in America as the nation grapples with the implications of the worst attack in its history. Now some of those widows and other grieving family members are hitting the campaign trail in the hope of influencing the outcome of the November 2 election. “President Bush is claiming, as one of his main campaign arguments, that he has been a successful leader of the war on terrorism,” said Marilynn Rosenthal, a University of Michigan sociology professor who lost her son Josh in the twin towers. “That is just nonsense, absolute nonsense.”

As another indicator of Professor Doctor Rosenthal PhD’s political leanings, check out her response to another comment on an article about Palestine:

The lie of Palestine – Haaretz – Israel News
By Bradley Burston

Friday, 30 December (88 days to election day)

To my Palestinian friends who are prisoners of this election campaign, good wishes…

Someone posted this in response:

Talkback
Title: Sponsor a child living under occupation.
Name: JOHANES Franzen
City: Stockholm State: Sweden

Ten dollars a month will contribute towards one of the following services for a child:

· Food
· Education
· Clothing
· Medical Services

http://www.pcwf.org/childrenfun.htm

Happy New Year

To which Dr. Marilynn M. Rosenthal, PhD responds:

Talkback
Title: Johanes #506… Thank You!!
Name: Marilynn Rosenthal
City: State: Michigan

Thank you! That was very nice of you to post that link!
Do you have any idea if there's a link to other popular Palestinian charities?
Thanks in advance!

MMR

It's no wonder she would take Moussaoui's side.

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