July 19, 2007, - 11:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Thanks to nationally syndicated columnist and radio talk show host, Larry Elder, the “Sage from South Central.”
He featured me on his Los Angeles-based, national radio show, today, to discuss the case of Robert Mustaq John–the Muslim alien resident of Brooklyn who sent me the death threat about which I’ve written recently, and who was supposed to be sentenced on July 12, but didn’t show up. (Robert Mustaq John is trying to become a U.S. citizen.)
I meant to post an alert about this, so you could listen. But I was so sick, today, that I didn’t get to it, and then, too overwhelmed to properly get to it. (My apologies to you and to Larry. In the future, Larry can be heard on these stations around the country.)
Larry and I discussed the double standard of special treatment for Muslim victims of hate crimes versus the FBI’s and U.S. Department of Justice’s nonchalance, lack of concern, and easy treatment of Muslim hate crime perpetrators against non-Muslims. We also discussed my 2003 New York Post column (an unabridged version of which is here) that elicited Mr. John’s death threat against me, the subject of which was a planned FBI award to “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad (which was revoked after my column).
I am very fortunate that I have a voice that is heard and good, patriotic friends like Larry Elder who help amplify it. But there are plenty of other non-Muslims like me, whose cases are treated with indifference and scorn by the FBI and USDOJ and never prosecuted. That is the real tragedy in this, almost 6 years after 9/11.
Thank you, Larry Elder. (Thanks also to all of Larry’s many listeners who sent me well-wishes and words of support. Your notes to me are very much appreciated.)
You can help influence the sentencing of Robert Mustaq John, by sending a snail-mail letter to the Judge (his sentencing is now scheduled for July 31.) In your letter, please reference United States of America v. Robert Mustaq John, Case No. Docket No. 06-CR-854, letters to:
The Honorable Joan M. Azrack
United States Magistrate Judge
U. S. District Court
Eastern District of New York
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Thanks to the many readers who’ve already sent letter to Magistrate Azrack.
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