New York City: Muslim Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Charge in Violent Attacks on Two Jews

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Saadah Masoud gave the impression that these attacks had to do with Israel and stemmed from her alleged child victimization. However, there may be more behind his enmity. The Jews in the Qur’an are called the strongest of all people in enmity towards Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely attribute them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they affirm that the power of Allah is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commandments (5:13). They are arguing and fighting (2:247); hide the truth and deceive people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being a hypocrite (2:14, 2:44); give preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing ill for people and trying to deceive them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or lucky (3:120); being arrogant because they are the beloved people of Allah (5:18); devouring people’s wealth through subterfuge (4:161); slander the true religion and be cursed by Allah (4:46); kill the prophets (2:61); being ruthless and heartless (2:74); never keeping his promises or keeping his words (2:100); have no restrictions on committing sins (5:79); be cowardly (59:13-14); be greedy (4:53); being turned into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under the curse of Allah (9:30), and the Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“New York Man Accused of Anti-Semitic Attacks Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Charge,” by Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, Nov. 23, 2022:

A Staten Island man, Saadah Masoud, who was charged with committing a series of attacks against Jews in New York City in 2021 and 2022, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal hate crime conspiracy charge.

One of Masoud’s victims had been walking past a pro-Palestinian rally in midtown Manhattan in April with a large Israeli flag wrapped around her neck and slung across her back. Mr. Masoud, who was one of the protesters, told his victim: “I have something for you, wait until we are in private,” according to authorities.

Mr. Masoud eventually hit the man repeatedly in the head and face and dragged him down a sidewalk, an indictment was filed.

The indictment also charged Mr. Masoud with assaulting two other men, in separate attacks, in 2021. One man wore a Star of David necklace, while the other wore traditional clothing associated with the Jewish religion, including a skullcap. the sign said…

On Tuesday, Mr Masoud told Judge Cote that he had “repeatedly hit” the man carrying the Israeli flag “because I perceived he was Israeli”…

In court, Mr Masoud also told Judge Cote that he had beaten the man wearing the Star of David necklace because he believed he was Israeli.

Ronald L. Kuby, Masoud’s lawyer, said in a telephone interview Wednesday that his client’s “extended family suffered horribly for generations at the hands of the Israeli government, and much of that has been passed down to him.”

Mr Kuby added: “That explains, but does not justify, his conduct.”

At the hearing, a federal prosecutor, Lindsey Keenan, told Judge Cote that prosecutors had recently learned that Mr. Masoud may have “contacted and threatened a person he believes to be a government witness.” Ms Keenan said her office was investigating and offered the possibility of the government asking the judge to revoke Mr Masoud’s bail….

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