Jewish Lawyer for Taliban Terrorist Demands Exclusion of Jews from Jury

Abdel Hameed Shehadeh traveled to Pakistan hoping to join the Taliban believing that “if he died as a martyr in Pakistan he would have received 72 virgins as a reward.”

He tried to enlist in the army so he could go to Iraq and defect and made Jihadist websites. Now he’s on trial and his lawyer is asking to keep the Jews off the jury.

His lawyer however is Jewish.

“Your Honor . . . as you know, I’m not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case,” Cohn told Brooklyn federal Judge Eric Vitaliano in February.

Lawyer Frederick Cohn will ask a judge today to bar Jews from the jury hearing the case against Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, who’s accused of lying about trying to join jihadists in Pakistan.

“Given that there’s going to be inflammatory testimony about Jews and Zionism, I think it would be hard for Jews to cast aside any innate antipathy,” said Cohn, who is Jewish.

“The American Jewish community is heavily aligned with Israel and Zionism. Here is a guy who is a Muslim, who is opposed to those things.”

Apparently Cohn can be trusted to defend a Muslim terrorist, but Jewish jurors can’t be trusted to deliver a verdict. Considering the number of liberal Jews in groups such as J Street and the ACLU, the odds of ending up with self-hating Jews on a jury aren’t too bad.

While there are a number of Frederick Cohns out there who are lawyers, we are probably talking about Frederick H. Cohn who was on the short list to defend Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and has a history of defending really bad people including one of the Al Qaeda East Africa embassy bombers.

Cohn is unfortunately hardly the only Jewish terrorist lawyer out there. There are a whole bunch of them. But Cohn’s statement also shows the self-hating nature of the Jewish leftist.

But just to make matters worse…

Federal prosecutors William Sarratt and James Loonam reacted with alarm.

“I don’t think Judge [Robert] Levy will be ready to violate the Constitution and exclude people from the jury on the basis of their religious beliefs,” Sarratt told the judge.

Magistrate Judge Levy will begin selecting the jury this week.

Forget excluding Jews from the jury, Cohn is going to have to try and exclude a Jewish judge from picking the jurors.

  • Rifleman

    Taliban terrorists shouldn't ever see a jury. Once ID'd as taliban or AQ, they should get a military tribunal..

    • Mustaine

      Summary execution

  • Mary Sue

    "Jews against Zionism" is such a misnomer. It should be "Jews against Jews".

    • AdinaK

      The real issue is this – when will radical leftist Jews realize that they are mentally indoctrinated and in need of extreme de-conditioning –

      Calling Dr. Kenneth Levin…..delusional Jews under (mental) siege!

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel

    • Cat K

      Thanks, Mary Sue. :)
      I get so tired of people debating "Zionism" as if they have the right to define as a derogatory word. Then they claim a harsh or a condescending opinion of what they think it means.
      Against Zionism is against Jews. Pretty simple.

  • George J.

    Jew-hating Jews, and White-hating Whites (aka White/West guilt-ridden progressives) really are the modern day useful idiots to Islamists.

    I wonder what these people think they will achieve by aiding a draconian and ruthless enemy in sabotaging what is objectively the greatest civilization in human history.

    Do they believe that the Muslim hordes that inherit the Earth will be less racist, more caring and respectful of minority rights than what we have now? I really wonder what (if anything) goes on in these people's minds.

    • Cat K

      I wonder too-all the time. Maybe its a Stockholm syndrome endorphin rush of coddled intellectual nothingness?


    Exclude Muslims from the jury too.

    • Zusel ben Shlomo

      And Evangelical Christians have some strong opinions about Israel too,

  • Mary Sue

    This is never going to get the kind of sympathy as say, a black defendant worried about whites being KKK members on a jury.

  • kafir4life

    In similar fashion, we never ever shop at muslim stores. We leave stores if we see muslims working there, but kindly inform management as to why we won't patronize his/her establishment. It's clearly a safety issue. It's impossible to tell which muslims are likely to be splodeydopes, but some are.

    • kafir4life

      We don't hire them either.

      • Nathan Greenberg

        You are sick with hatred. Typical Zio.

  • einfal

    Glad someone is big enough to say this!
    Some self righteous Jew Cohn must be.
    Plagued throughout history with self hating Jews who profess "greater Justice"
    As a suggestion , to Cohn, Remove the Jewish Judge, remove the Jewish Lawyers & Jury.
    Remove the (No doubt Jewish controlled) Press.. and let the defendant be handed down a Sharia type, the same way an infidel would be tried by Islamists.

    I. for one, wont complain

  • Raymond in DC

    The judge has since rejected the motion. So Jews *will* be allowed to serve on the jury – that is, unless Cohn manages to get the judge replaced for "bias". Then he'll refile his motion.

  • Tuvia Fogel

    This is like asking for women to be removed from the jury of a trial for rape. Even going back to law school won't help this guy, he has the IQ of cactus.