They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a
withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would
prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until
America is destroyed.
They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to
enhance "resistance" against Israel.
"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of
the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002
siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.
Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank
town of Jenin, said the Democrats' talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the
policy of withdrawal "proves the strategy of the resistance is the right
strategy against the occupation."
Abu Ayman, an Islamic Jihad leader in Jenin, said he is "emboldened" by
those in America who compare the war in Iraq to Vietnam.
"[The mujahedeen fighters] brought the Americans to speak for the first
time seriously and sincerely that Iraq is becoming a new Vietnam and that they
should fix a schedule for their withdrawal from Iraq," boasted Abu
The terror leaders spoke as the debate regarding the future of America's
war in Iraq has perhaps become the central theme of midterm elections, with most
Democrats urging a timetable for withdrawal and Republicans mostly advocating
staying the course in Iraq.
In a recent interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi, stated, "The jihadists (are) in Iraq. But that doesn't mean we stay
there. They'll stay there as long as we're there."
WND read Pelosi's remarks to the terror leaders, who unanimously rejected
her contention an American withdrawal would end the insurgency.
Islamic Jihad's Saadi, laughing, stated, "There is no chance that the
resistance will stop."
Jihad Jaara said an American withdrawal would "mark
the beginning of the collapse of this tyrant empire (America)."
"Therefore, a victory in Iraq would be a greater defeat for America than in
While the terror leaders each independently urged American citizens to vote
for Democratic candidates, not all believed the Democrats would actually carry
out a withdrawal from Iraq.
Saadi stated, "Unfortunately I think those who are speaking about a
withdrawal will not do so when they are in power and these promises will remain
electoral slogans. It is not enough to withdraw from Iraq. They must withdraw
from Afghanistan and from every Arab and Muslim land they occupy or have
So there it is. Terrorist leaders endorsed Democrats, as did a majority of American voters. Full story linked above.