A Palestinian in Texas

Originally published by The American Spectator.

On April 14, 2008, Riad Elsolh Hamad, 55, left his family’s apartment in Austin, Texas, to get some prescription drugs. The immigrant from Lebanon and middle school computer teacher never returned home. Three days later, the police found his body, bound with tape, floating in nearby Lady Bird Lake, and concluded that “all signs indicate this may have been a suicide.”

His family indicated that he had been under stress lately and even suicidal. And with good reason: the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the Internal Revenue Service had searched his house on February 27, 2008, when the FBI declared him a “person of interest” in a criminal investigation.

Despite this cloud around the dead man, local news outlets reported nothing but kind words and high praise for him. After Hamad’s family issued a statement describing Riad as a “peace activist who worked tirelessly on behalf of those less fortunate than him and was loved and admired by many members of the local, as well as international community,” the press duly picked up on this moniker and regularly called him a “peace activist

Television station KVUE quoted Joshua Howell, assistant manager at the office where Hamad had a postal box, recalling him as “always in a good mood. Never upset. Never even heard him say a harsh word about anybody.” The principal at the school where he taught sent a letter to students’ parents calling Hamad “a longtime and valued” member of the faculty whose “love and passion for education touched us all.” At Hamad’s memorial service, retired Episcopal Priest Edward M Hartwell praised “his humanitarian work to help the children of Palestine [as] some of the most creative and effective work that I know of.”

Hamad himself boasted of his peaceable approach to politics: “All of our work is very transparent. We don’t work with any militant group or violent group, or anybody with a militant affiliation.”

That was the Riad Hamad praised by family, friends, admirers, and even himself. But Hamad had another side, the one that brought the FBI to search his house, that got him fired from Austin Community College for “making racist slurs and sexist jokes in the classroom,” and that made him a foul and unwelcome presence in my life. Thanks to the recent testimony by a former ally of Hamad who has turned against him, several years later, we now know something approaching his full story.

The Summons

Hamad brought himself to my attention in early June 2006 by sending me, via certified mail, a summons to appear in court in Austin. The document bore a scrawled, unkempt handwriting on a form issued by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, informing me that Hamad was suing me and Campus Watch for libel. (Campus Watch being a project of the Middle East Forum, he was effectively suing the Forum.)

This turned out to be the second amended complaint; I found myself in good company, as the summons also listed the Center for the Study of Popular Culture (now known as the David Horowitz Freedom Center), David Horowitz personally, the Center for Jewish Community Studies, the State of Texas, Joe Kaufman, Americans Against Hate, MilitantIslamMonitor.org, and an internet provider called CB Accounts. Hamad proceeded to file another three amended complaints and in them he tacked on yet more defendants (Freerepublic LLC, Jim Robinson, Laurence Simon, and Dotster Inc.)

His was a pro se summons, meaning that Hamad, a non-lawyer, had filled it out by himself and was representing himself – i.e., it cost him next to nothing to sue one and all.

Hamad charged each of us with 21 offences: libel and slander, malicious libel, malicious slander, defamation of character, defamation of character with intent to cause mental anguish, libeling and slandering a business name, defamation through fraud of a business name, interference with a business contract, tortious interference with a business contract, conspiracy to interfere with a business contract, interference with interstate commerce, interference with Internet commerce, conspiracy to interfere with Internet commerce, intentional infliction of mental anguish with the intent to injure, invasion of privacy, fraud, negligence, gross negligence, disparagement of a business name, disparagement of business products, and dilution of a business name.

In compensation for this long list of alleged abuses, Hamad demanded from his many defendants US$5 million in compensatory damages, $10 million for his loss of income, and $50 million in exemplary and punitive damages. Nor was that all: he sought a permanent injunction against our calling his business an “Islamic charity” or he personally a “Muslim fundamentalist.” He wanted a Department of Justice investigation into us for “criminal and racketeering work as lobbyists for a foreign country [i.e., Israel] without the proper permits and licenses.” He also insisted on public apologies by us in ten media outlets chosen by him, as well as payment for his court costs and “any and all other relief that Plaintiff might show that he is entitled to in a jury trial.”

Hamad gave insight into his mentality and his motives in the course of his lawsuit. His discovery requests of David Horowitz are particularly colorful, including:

  • Document the “Religious affiliation of members of the board of CSPC, its affiliates and editors of Frontpagemag.org.”
  • Provide a “Blood and urine sample of David Horowitz … to identify his ethnicity and religious affiliations.”
  • “Identify any and all staff of the Israeli embassy that David Horowitz and CSPC are associated with, amounts of money paid for their services by the Israeli embassy.”
  • Answer whether “David Horowitz is a devout Jews [sic] and observes the Sabbath.”
  • Answer whether “David Horowitz eats pork and violates Jewish traditions.”
  • Answer whether “David Horowitz is not a Semite and pretends to be Jewish to gain sympathy for his views and make money.”

This summons came as a total surprise, as a I had previously never heard of or mentioned Riad Hamad. Sleuthing revealed only the slightest and most indirect connection between us: Hamad had created and headed an organization called the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund (PCWF) and in a January 18, 2004, weblog entry, “Lamyaa Hashim, Supporting Burqas and Suicide Bombers,” I had quoted Joe Kaufman who alluded to PCWF as follows:

The site belongs to the medical director for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund, Rosemary Davis

That’s it. I quoted 15 words from someone who mentioned someone who worked for Hamad’s organization. For this glancing reference, my pro-rated share of payments to Hamad would come to my share of at least $65 million, or about a million dollars per word.

What is the PCWF? NGO Monitor analyzed the organization in 2003 and found its primary mission to be “propagating the delegitimization of Israel.” As a 2007 summary by NGO Monitor put it, “Gaza-based PCWF openly exploits children’s issues for radical politicized agendas that promote the conflict. These activities are entirely inconsistent with its claims to be a humanitarian organization.” By way of example, NGO Monitor tells about PCWF’s children’s drawing contest in which

The judges rewarded, almost without exception, entries that featured fierce and violent hatred of Israel. The winning picture features a fire, in the shape of a map of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, consuming the Star of David with the word “Israel” written inside the flag. Another entry depicted a Palestinian flag dropping flames on an Israeli flag and burning Israelis standing next to it. Such activities serve only to advance a culture of violence and hatred.

In brief, PCWF is as crude and hate-mongering as its leader.

The Lawsuit

Hamad might have been a pro se plaintiff but I could not take the chance of being a pro se defendant and so turned for representation to the law office of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, L.L.P., which specializes in defamation issues. We responded to Hamad with a motion to dismiss on June 29, 2006, citing three grounds:

First, this Court lacks personal jurisdiction over Pipes and MEF. Neither Pennsylvania defendant has had any contact with Texas that would establish either general or specific jurisdiction.

Second, even if the Court had jurisdiction, plaintiff himself admits that his defamation claim is barred by the one-year statute of limitations because any alleged publication occurred “as late as July 2004.”

Third, plaintiff has not pled facts sufficient to allege that Pipes and MEF published any defamatory statements about him. Indeed, he cannot do so: Neither defendant has ever written a word about him or engaged in any action that would justify plaintiff’s hauling them into a Texas court.

My motion also noted that Hamad is a pro se plaintiff with a history of filing what one judgment against him (Hamad v. Austin Community College) called “patently frivolous” litigation efforts that “repeatedly abuse the legal system.”

Three days before this motion to dismiss, Judge Sam Sparks of the Western District of Texas had already dismissed with prejudice Hamad’s case against David Horowitz. On July 25, he dismissed the case against me and later awarded me court costs. For good measure, Sparks called Hamad a litigant with “a history in this Court of filing lawsuits without merit for the purpose of harassment and making outrageous allegations.”

Undaunted by his failure to gain any legal traction, Hamad appealed. This prompted Judge Sparks to issue an even more vehement order on September 6 in which he characterized Hamad’s complaints as espousing “no legal theory for which recovery can be made against any of the multitude of defendants sued in this case” and dismissed his pleadings on the grounds that they were “not filed for any purpose and simply harass and cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation.” Sparks again granted my motion to dismiss, agreeing with all three of my claims, ruling that the court cannot exercise jurisdiction over the Middle East Forum or myself (because of our lack of connections to Texas); that Hamad filed after the statute of limitations had expired; and that I never made defamatory statements concerning Riad Hamad. He also ordered Hamad to pay me a $1,000 penalty.

For a second time, Hamad responded belligerently, this time going public with his claims against us defendants. Talk about libel! He announced to the world on Sept. 14 (including a comment sent to the Campus Watch website) that we

are engaged in criminal activities and fraud upon the public by collecting donations amounting to tens of millions of dollars. The donations are being used to fund illegal activities in the United States and Israel and with the knowledge of the government of the United States and the judicial branch.

Four days later, Hamad sent out an appeal to his mailing list, stating that “closely linked” websites “are using false information and collection donations … to attack and discredit Arabs, Muslims” and asking for at least one thousand people to call the office for internet crimes belonging to the attorney general of Illinois.

Encouraged by the court’s attitude toward Hamad, I requested on Oct. 6 that he be compelled to pay my court costs. On January 17, 2007, Judge Sparks delivered his final judgment and granted my request for fees totaling $12,915. Sparks made clear his intense irritation with Hamad:

Plaintiff Riad Elsolh Hamad first filed this wholly frivolous claim on April 13, 2006. Since that time, his “Petition” has gone through five revisions. None of the five Amended Petitions was authorized by the Federal Rules or leave of this Court, and not one version of Hamad’s complaint states any claim for which relief can be granted under any law of the United States or the State of Texas against any defendant. The Court dismissed Hamad’s complaint with prejudice in its second incarnation in an Order dated June 26, 2006. Nevertheless, Hamad has continued to file Amended Petitions presenting claims for relief identical to the ones dismissed in the Second Amended Petition. Each Amended Petition merely drags yet another group of defendants into the same unintelligible morass of vitriolic accusations for which no basis in law has ever been established. Moreover, Hamad continues to name dismissed parties as defendants in his repetitive pleadings.

The next fourteen months saw several more rounds of the same: Hamad appealing and all the judges turning down every aspect of every effort of his, culminating with a March 12, 2008, judgment by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals slamming Hamad for his “ten year history of filing frivolous suits in this court.” The appeals court upped the award to me to $32,944.50 in attorney’s fees.

As Gerald Steinberg of NGO Monitor noted, Hamad’s lawsuit “was a clear attempt to use the courts and intimidation to prevent independent analysis and exposure of the incitement by anti-Israel NGOs.”

The Search

By early 2008, however, Hamad had other and larger concerns on his mind. Two weeks before, on February 27, 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service had jointly raided his house. Brandon Darby, a former leftist, anti-Zionist, and longtime friend of Hamad who now works for conservative causes and on behalf of Israel, has explained how this raid came to pass:

Darby, who had helped Hamad raise money and recruit “human shields” against the Israel Defense Forces and himself almost went to the Palestinian territories for that purpose, wanted to create a group, to be called Critical Response, to send medics into war zones such as Lebanon and Darfur to help civilians. Hamad liked this idea, regaling Darby with plans to use the cover of medics to place explosives on motorcycles and booby-trap ambulances in Israel to kill Jews. Hamad also devised a plan using the PCWF to send money to Hamas and Hezbollah. Darby recounted at Breitbart.com:

Hamad had approached me and shared that he had been able to skim off money [from PCWF] that he intended sneak to Palestinian comrades in Israel. I asked him why he needed to sneak anything when he was able to send funds legally. He responded with a detailed analysis of all the ways suicide bombers could get through checkpoints and achieve their goals. I declined and he told me that I had fallen back into my white privilege, but would come back to the revolution soon.

This talk of violence, Darby reports, caused him to rethink his relationship with Hamad. “I couldn’t sleep and I debated within myself if I should go to the FBI.” Learning from another left-wing activist about Hamad’s plans to set up “a fake business to help Hamad funnel money for Palestinians” then nudged Darby to confront Hamad. The two met for coffee. On hearing of Darby’s disapproval, “Hamad responded by saying it would be good for white people to get caught in the war on terror and that people would limit what the government could do if the war on terror had whites in Guantanamo instead of just Arabs.”

This settled matters. Darby agonizing over his past actions – “wondering if my previous support and efforts for the Palestinian Children’s Welfare Fund meant I had blood on my hands” – and resolved to stop Hamad. “I ended up meeting with the FBI. They were kind and gracious. Hamad and the Palestinian Children’s Welfare Fund were raided.”

The search warrant focused on fraud, not terrorism, as indicated by the supporting financial affidavit:

RIAD ELSOLH HAMAD failed to file his federal income tax returns for the years 1999 through 2003 and 2005, evaded payment of his federal income taxes for the years 1999 through 2006, and is engaged in preparing false documents used to obtain federally subsidized loan from various University of Texas campuses. The affidavit will show that HAMAD earned taxable income from the Austin Independent School District (AISD). HAMAD also runs/operates the Palestinian Children’s Welfare Fund (PCWF) which he claims raises money for the children of Palestine. HAMAD sends large amounts of money to the Middle East and/or to charities that forward the funds to the Middle East. The disposition of these funds is unknown at this time, A large amount of these “donated” funds have also been traced into various stock accounts controlled by Riad Hamad and/or his son Abdullah Hamad.

An investigator with the Internal Revenue Service put the last part more bluntly: “Riad Hamad, with the assistance of his son, Abdullah Hamad, his ex-wife, Diana Hamad, and his daughter, Rita Hamad, are using the ‘donated funds’ for personal use and not paying federal income taxes on these funds.”

Lacking a news account, here is how Hamad himself reported the raid on his house: a dozen federal agents, armed with a search warrant based on probable cause to investigate wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, “searched every nook and cranny” of his apartment and took away “more than forty boxes of papers, files, computers and CDs.”

The Suicide

After the raid, Darby recounts,

I heard from Hamad one last time. He called me and said it was “just a matter of time.” I asked what he meant. He told me of the raids and said they had taken all of his documents, and that I would know soon. He said he had to go and he did. His body was found in Austin, TX in Lady Bird Lake a few days later. He apparently chose not to face the consequences of his actions.

Even in death, Hamad perpetuated a fraud. First, he wrote a letter to his circle, creating the premise for violence against him (all spellings and ellipses exactly as in the original):

besides the government harassment, the hateful environment from some students at school because I am an Arab and a Muslim…and their racist comments, I have been getting phone calls around midnight by some one saying “where is your camel..” and last…a car was vandalized about two years ago….last night around 1 30 in the morning..someone rang the bell and ran away….and you could hear all the dogs in the neighborhood barking when the person who rang the bell ran away…A real loving environment towards Arabs and Muslims….

(Reflecting back on his lawsuit, one sees the source of his fantasies about harassment, hateful environment, and racism.)

Second, evidence suggests that Hamad staged his death to make it appear that he wanted the honor of being murdered when in fact he checked out on his own. Based in part on the autopsy, a police statement asserted:

When the body was removed from the lake, tape was found around the eyes, and the hands and legs were loosely bound. The bindings of his hands and legs and placement of the tape were consistent with Hamad having done this to himself. Detectives know that Hamad walked from his vehicle to the water on his own based on evidence retrieved from the scene.

At this time, the Austin Police Department does not suspect foul play was involved. Witnesses and family members have confirmed with police that Hamad had extreme stressors in his life. This incident is still an ongoing investigation, but all signs indicate this may have been a suicide. According to the preliminary results from the Medical Examiner’s Office there were no signs of trauma to the body or signs of a struggle.

Even Paul Larudee, Hamad’s colleague and the last known person to speak to Hamad before his death, says that Hamad “did take his own life but he took it with a view of fueling the speculation that has in fact accompanied his death.” Translation: He wanted it to appear like a hit job. Despite his skepticism about Hamad’s demise, Larudee insists “I still think he was a hero.”

The Conspiracy Theory

Palestinian extremists, Islamists, leftists, and assorted conspiracy theorists accepted Hamad’s fakery. According to Ibrahim Dremali of the Islamic Center of Greater Austin, who says after an autopsy he washed Hamad’s body, which was “cut all from the right shoulder all the way to the stomach, and from the left shoulder all the way to the stomach again, and from the stomach all the way to the bladder, … from all the back of his skull is completely cut, is empty completely, empty. … His wrists were all slit open and cut. … His eyes actually dropped all the way down. … It is a barbaric act. … Like somebody is eating the body. … This is a message for all Muslims.” Dremali said it appeared as “something in the jungle, an animal attacking another animal.”

Kurt Nimmo, a prominent conspiracy theorist, asked “Is it possible a neocon hit team or as likely a Mossad ‘bayonet’ team took out the school teacher Riad Hamad?” Radio host Alex Jones and others spoke ominously of Israeli hit teams surveilling Hamad’s house. Some even accused “sociopathic FBI informant Brandon Darby” of killing Hamad. A Twitter site (riad_hamad) keeps these theories alive almost five years later.

In contrast to these lurid accounts, the Travis Country medical examiner, David Dolinak, who inspected Hamad’s body on the morning of April 17, found nothing alarming. Quite contrary to Dremali’s description of the body being variously cut up, the medical examiner reporter found little to report:

IDENTIFYING MARKS AND SCARS:

A 10 inch vertical scar is in the lateral aspect of the right thigh. There are no tattoos.

EVIDENCE OF THERAPY [meaning needle puncture marks, surgical stitches, etc.]

None.

EVIDENCE OF INJURY:

None. …

BODY CAVITIES:

The organs are normally developed and are in their normal locations. The diaphragms are intact. There is no fluid accumulation in the pleural cavities or the pericardial sac. There is no fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity. There are no pleural adhesions or abdominal adhesions.

HEAD:

There is no subscalp blood extravasation. The calvarium is intact. The dura is intact. There is no epidural or subdural blood. …

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM:

No fractures of the clavicles, sternum, ribs, vertebrae, pelvis or extremities are detected.

Dolinak concluded that he saw “No evidence of traumatic injury,” that Hamad “died as the result of drowning.”

Conclusion

Hamad died as he lived, in a miasma of hate and duplicity. Darby informs me that “Riad publicly claimed to be a Christian but when he died it became evident that he had been lying and was actually a Muslim.” We, the victims of his lurid and manic lawsuits never saw a dime of the money he owed us. His embezzlement and skipping on taxes having caught up with him, he perpetrated his final and grandest fraud – a pretend-murder. Not surprisingly, his venomous Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund is now defunct, reduced to a homepage plaintively stating that “PCWF website coming again soon to carry on some of the great work of Riad Hamad.”

The Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund’s defunct website.

Some observations about Hamad: First, the lofty praise for this wretch would make one think him a decent man, pointing to how political sympathy creates blinders. Second, even as he lived in the civilized quiet of Austin, Texas, Hamad contaminated his adopted home by importing political nihilism from the Middle East. Third, I may be out nearly $33,000 in court costs, but it was not all lost; Hamad’s legal assault inspired me to expose this malign excrescence of anti-Zionism. Finally, if one truly is judged by the quality of one’s opponents, we who defend Israel are thriving.

Most Muslim immigrants are law-abiding and constructive citizens in the West. But Hamad’s case fits into a persistent pattern of immigrants who bring with them the bad habits imbued by the tyrannical politics and radical ideologies. Combining Islamic supremacism with nihilist disdain, they despise all that is non-Muslim, import a mélange of extremist ideas, and feel free of moral constraints. Consequently, they engage disproportionately in antisocial behavior, criminal activities, and terrorism. Reluctantly, I concluded almost a decade ago that “Muslim visitors and immigrants must undergo additional background checks.” I reiterate this now, lest more Riad Hamads be allowed in.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fkjuliano Fabio Juliano

    "Arabs and Muslims" do very little to deserve "a loving environment". I'm sure the air smells a little better in the great state of Texas.

  • kafir4life

    So hamad was a member of the most supreme RoP…….that fabulous little gutter cult, islam?

    allahu snackbar!
    giggle-snort

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      A little payback to screwy louie farraKLAN and his "nation of islamaniacs".

  • Daphne

    I am puzzled. Did Hamad bind himself before or after he committed suicide?

    What an incredible story; only such a story can elicit my absurd question above.
    What a whitewash cover up, for the whole aggravating and sinister scenario !

    The agonizing description from an associate of Hamad's, of the incisions made in Hamad's head and body at the autopsy, are STANDARD INCISIONS NECESSARY FOR ALL COMPLETE POST-MORTEMS, and are NOT associated with any attempts by the pathologists to defile the body.

    • Ar'nun

      Also keep in mind he was in a a body of water. Many of the wounds could be consistant with currents dragging his body along.

      • Lynnette

        THERE WERE NO WOUNDS!!!!! other than the autopsy incisions. Go back and reread the article. As for the tape….IT WAS LOOSE I i.e. as in SELF APPLIED! duh., hence the decision it was suicide NOT murder. To both of you….Huh, hell, PAY ATTENTION! I'm neither Jewish or Muslim and I understood the article and it's obvious neither of you did. READ IT AGAIN! And this time pay attention and maybe take notes.

    • jacob

      DAPHNE :

      And needless to say, you believe all this HAMAD's associate says his body showed ???
      Then why didn't he drag the Medical Examiner to court….?????
      Let me tell you that we allowed some kind of scum, the worst there is, into this country…
      But there is something that surely called my attention in this article…..

      Didn't his associate turned state evidence say HAMAD claimed to be a Christian while being
      actually a Muslim….?????
      WELL: I'LL BE DAMNED IF THIS DOESN'T SOUND FAMILIAR …!!!!!!!!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "And needless to say, you believe all this HAMAD's associate says his body showed ???"

        Based on my experiences, I guess that the "associate" was deceptively referring to the autopsy scars.

        "Let me tell you that we allowed some kind of scum, the worst there is, into this country"

        Understatement of the century.

    • Khalid

      Care to denote what is absurd about this account?

      I am sure to a cultural leftist, who typically have difficulty understanding facts, and how facts must relate to a statement, this account is absurd.

      After all for a pomo leftist, facts don't have independent existence, but are socially defined and controlled by the imperialist powers. If a capitalist says the sun emits energy (a simple physical fact), that must be a lie because the capitalist wants to scam the poor into investing in his solar farm scheme, and thus ripping them off. Therefore, the sun emits no energy.

  • Schlomotion

    According to this account, Riad Hamad sounds like Orly Taitz, or Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Anyway, he attacked the Hasbara movement and then he turned up dead in a lake. Maybe he killed himself.

    What's interesting to me is that Daniel Pipes claims he has no connection to Texas, however, he persecutes people via internet who live in Texas and republishes, albeit with disclaimers, that the free advertisement he gives other attackers are not necessarily his own opinions. Also, while trying to pad his case against Mr. Hamad, he said:

    "NGO Monitor analyzed the organization in 2003 and found its primary mission to be “propagating the delegitimization of Israel.”

    I checked that out. Of course their target list of NGOs are nearly all anti-Likud purported leftist and Muslim groups. The proper name for "NGO Monitor" is The Amuta for NGO Responsibility (R.A.), located in Jerusalem. The bell clangs as the non-American word "Amuta" ringdingalingdongs a Sanhedrin, a Jewish Sharia Lawfare group. An Amuta is "a type of corporate entity that has all the legal rights and benefits of an incorporated legal entity" and Amutas require engagement in:

    "Legal purposes, i.e., almost all purposes other than those that undermine the State of Israel and its democratic nature or those that provide a safe haven for illegal activity."

    So it is a product of Jewish Sharia Law and not of American Law. NGO-Monitor is a sayan doing intel against NGOs that criticize Israel. Mr. Pipes is in Philadelphia, giving them the color of American Law.

    • Stern

      Oy vey, a Jewish/Hebrew/Israeli organization is trying to fight back against those who try to destroy Israel. Call the cops. Call the Nazis. Call Schlomo!!!

    • Ghostwriter

      And,as usual,Schlockmotion reveals his Jew hatred for the rest of the world to see. Can't he go somewhere else to spread his bile?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Daniel Pipes claims he has no connection to Texas, however, he persecutes people via internet who live in Texas"

      Really? Do you actually expect people to take you seriously when you attack even people like Daniel Pipes, merely for him educating about the facts pertaining to Islamic supremacism? He even speaks out for "moderate Islam" for crying out loud.

      You are truly delusional.

      "So it is a product of Jewish Sharia Law and not of American Law. NGO-Monitor is a sayan doing intel against NGOs that criticize Israel. Mr. Pipes is in Philadelphia, giving them the color of American Law."

      Your delusional comments can't be taken seriously, but if you ever think you have any evidence at all, please link to it so we can offer a detailed rebuttal.

    • jacob

      Eminent Jurist :

      Why didn't you bring all you wrote above to the attention of the Court ????

      I believe you still have time…

      Judeophobes will crawl as low as humanly possible and then some more….

    • Andy Lewis

      Ahh yess…Shlockowhacko strikes again…boring us to death one shtupid comment at a time.

    • Lady_Dr.

      I always had contempt for Schlomotion – but after reading this posting I began to realize that not only is he an irrational hater, but he might even be certifiable. You need help Schlomotion – real bad.

  • Zionista

    hey shariamotion, if you kill your worthless self, DON'T let your festering carcass wind up in a lake! All the toxic sludge from your rotting a$$ will kill so many innocent fish. You can only dream of enjoying the fame Pipes has.

    • Schlomotion

      No fame is worth having a face like that.

      • Zionista

        putz, I've seen Pipes in person and he's quite attractive – besides being brilliant, well known, Jewish – maybe even rich – all the qualities you lack and envy – get lost pest.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Happy Eternal Nakba!

      • bkopicz

        What wit, what wisdom, what's next "you mother wears combat boots".

  • Ar'nun

    I just hope the FBI is keeping an eye on the rest of this Terrorist's family.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      AND his friends.

  • LibertyMan

    Another example how Islamic Sociopath Movement has partnered with the tactics of the Leftist Sociopath Movement.

    Maybe Michael Moore can make a movie about it and coordinate with Hamas again to destable the mideast.

  • Lynnette

    What I find interesting is the continual hate perpetrated by everyone on all sides. It doesn't matter…left, right, Jew, Muslim, Christian, Republican, Democrat, Tea Party, Green Party, Iranian, Iraqi, Palestinian, Israeli North, South, East, West etc, etc, etc, every race in every country on every continent on this globe spews hatred for others who in reality are just like the face they see in the mirror. At this writing, there are eleven of us here and already a fight. Attitudes. My own included because people have misinformed opinions of what is happening and don't really pay attention to what's going on or see the big picture of what's really happening in the world. Go home and take care of your families and be kind to one another. The hand you bite might be the one you need to help you up.

    • mlcblog

      Right. Just be nice and no one will hurt us.

    • welldoneson

      lynette trying to equate Moslem, Iranian, Iraqi, Palestinian, and left with the others is just TOO wrong.

  • johnnywoods

    Fear not, AlexJones is on the case! We will get to the bottom of this foul deed shortly. Seriously folks, anything you hear Alex Jones say you need to write it down on a piece of paper then wad it up and throw it in the trash. BTW, I don`t think that Israeli "hit teams" use bayonets nowadays.

    • mlcblog

      Is that all you got out of this article? Did you read the whole thing? I think not. Alex Jones was only mentioned peripherally and had nothing to do with the article itself.

  • pbogue

    Amazing that peaceful adherents to the rule of law such as Christians, the Tea Party, Republicans, Israelis, and Jews are all compared to a proven radical Muslim terrorist whose lying agenda was exposed by the American court system and by the FBI. Leftists in these comments who attempt to come across as intelligent, but in fact expose their ignorance by their own commentary, are sorry excuses for Americans. We can thank the Democrat party specifically for the division in America today. They are the first to embrace Muslim radicals, and radicals in general. They support a so-called President who is known to have attended a hate spewing "Christian" church, who counts unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers as a friend, and who issued a stand down order and allowed four people in Benghazi to be killed! Absolutely unbelievable and despicable..

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Amazing that peaceful adherents to the rule of law such as Christians, the Tea Party, Republicans, Israelis, and Jews are all compared to a proven radical Muslim terrorist whose lying agenda was exposed by the American court system and by the FBI."

      That's what totalitarian brainwashing does to the thought process.

    • jacob

      RIGHT ON …!!!!!!

      You failed to add…
      AND WHO CONSIDERS MAD DOG "MINISTER" LOUIS FARRAKHAN AND HUGO CHAVEZ
      "GREAT MEN"…..!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/marilyn.mazzeo.1 Marilyn Mazzeo

      I understand Rev. Wright's church accepted members from all religions including Muslims. The only criteria required for membership was that you hate America, hate white people, and believe in Black Liberation Theology.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "I understand Rev. Wright's church accepted members from all religions including Muslims"

        Correct. It may even be a "cover" group for stealth Muslims and "DL black" homosexuals. Wright was apparently once a Muslim too, which means he still is according to Islam.

        I've said elsewhere that by Islamic definitions (which includes an entirely contrived history and therefore worldview based on false claims), all "legitimate Christians" are also Muslims. Jesus was a Muslim and so forth. This is one of the ways the liars weasel out of considering themselves as liars when they feign conversion. They same is said by them about "legitimate Jews" because according to Islam, all prophets were "Islamic."

        The word games in Islam are just as convoluted as with Soviet propaganda. Islam and Soviet propaganda are the root sources for the completely laughable-if-not-so-grave falsehoods we hear from liberal dupes on such a frequent basis.

      • Mary Sue

        black liberation theology really has very little if anything to do with Christianity at all anyway.

  • posse 101

    thanks so much to FPM for publishing this inspirational story. i feel better after having read it. now if only other Muslim scum would read this article and somehow kill themselves too, we would have a better world in which to live.

    • Lady_Dr.

      Exactly right. But to cleanse our land we need to deport as many as possible, as soon as possible. I suggest we start with Barry and Huma.

  • Bright Knight

    the world is a better place without this a**hole…

  • welldoneson

    Seriously, if he stated "We don’t work with any militant group or violent group, or anybody with a militant affiliation" without anyone accusing him of working with such, isn't that pretty much a statement that he WAS working with the militant & violent?

  • tina

    America is no place for muslims or communists period.

  • jacob

    THEN LETS START WITH EMPTYING THE WHITE HOUSE….!!!!!!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "THEN LETS START WITH EMPTYING THE WHITE HOUSE….!!!!!!"

      We can dream, hopefully soon enough, but we need patience and determination.

      • Mary Sue

        if romney gets in he can't make the same mistake bush 43 did (and leave in all the clintonites). Every single one of them must be fired!

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Riad was stealing money from his islamofascist friends and they took revenge the Koranic way.

    • Cerise Rowan

      Ya know… I was thinking, aside from his wanting to seem important, sounds like his secret money was going to disappear into his own pocket… when one is using money to set up bombings, no one ever asks for a receipt, right?
      A pity to see a malicious creep like this cause problems and expenses for people doing good work… should be a fund set up to help with expenses…

  • Al Kohen

    Hamad seems to be the role model for the serial SLAPP suit harasser and filer of frivoulous law suits, Amiram Goldblum, foudner of "Peace Now," as he tries similar harassment suits against anyone who dares disagree with his leftwing fascism.
    For information on the leftwing fascist Goldblum, go to http://www.isracampus.com

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Hamad seems to be the role model for the serial SLAPP suit harasser and filer of frivoulous law suits, Amiram Goldblum, foudner of "Peace Now," as he tries similar harassment suits against anyone who dares disagree with his leftwing fascism"

      "Lawfare" is using the courts as yet another venue to wage war against the Western "establishment."

  • mjazzguitar

    Theoretically, what's to stop millions of American muhammadans copying this guy and tying up the court system? Suppose instead of one pro se summons you got a thousand?
    This doesn't bode well for our country.

  • Schlomotion the Nazoid

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  • WilliamJamesWard

    Most Muslim immigrants are law-abiding and productive citizens……….? until what._Hammad was a nut case but only one of all Muslim nut cases playing jihad rather_than living a life, none belong in America………………………….William

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