“A guy like Zuhdi understands our mission, which is to promote Israel,” said Puder
Zuhdi Jasser, is a favorite with Zionist organizations, headlining many of their events as a keynote speaker. In fact, Jasser owes his career to another Neo-Con Zionist who has been one of his biggest backers; Daniel Pipes. Jasser began his association with Pipes in 2003 and quickly morphed into that strangest and loneliest of creatures: the Muslim Zionist. Pick a topic and Jasser will likely be on the wrong side, the side of warmongers, bigots, torturers and criminals:
Invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan? Wrong side.
Israeli apartheid? Wrong side.
Discrimination based on religion? Wrong side.
Islamophobia? Wrong side.
“Ground Zero” Mosque? Wrong side.
Congressional Witch Hunts? Wrong side.
For his efforts Jasser has been rewarded handsomely, with funding and support from Islamophobic organizations. Recently, Jasser was once again displaying his qualifications as an all around nasty Islamophobia enabler at another “Stand With US” luncheon (Previous: “StandWithUs” Destroying Human Rights Conference).
This time Jasser was whining about how he isn’t respected in his local community and mosque, that an Imam hurt his feelings by calling him a “hypocrite” and when he does lecture in mosques people keep him “away from their children.” Hmmm, I wonder why that would happen? All of a sudden Mr. Patriotic Muslim Sheikh of America is getting upset that Muslims are using their own right to free speech to critically condemn him and his strange beliefs?
Jasser has been preaching his hatred of the Muslim American community for over a decade now and no one has hurt a hair on his head and no one will because he’s a pitiful hatemonger. Should Jasser be surprised that he is so overwhelmingly disliked when he forwards conspiracy theories claiming Muslim Americans are a Fifth Column?
“The bigger threat is the quiet majority” of American Muslims “that hates America, that doesn’t feel a bond to this country, would be horrified if their kids became military officers, and don’t feel an affinity for America,” Jasser said.
On Israel, Jasser pushed the typical Hasbara line, normalizing Israeli human rights and war crimes by sweeping them under the rug, stating “Israel is just like England and the US,”
“It is absurd that the U.N. spends so much time on Israel when it’s like England, it’s like America,” Jasser said. “The Palestinian question is a problem because of the Palestinian leadership — the warmongering Hamas, which is sending rockets and starts a war and then expects nothing to happen in response.”
This lie doesn’t hold any currency among most reasonable, informed and honest folks anymore; the tide is shifting and Jasser needs new talking points. When you don’t point to continued settler colonization, occupation, apartheid, periodical bombings and invasions of Gaza, etc. etc. then you are a hypocrite and it’s no wonder you aren’t respected.