August 12, 2010, - 12:46 pm

Serial Killer Who Targeted US Blacks is Palestinian Arab Alien (Expired Pasport), Police Hid “Mid-Eastern” Description

By Debbie Schlussel

For several weeks, police have been quietly searching for a serial killer who stabbed poor Black victims in Flint, Michigan, then fled to Leesburg, Virginia, where his sister lives.  Many family members of the victims were angry that the police did not disclose the White identity of the murderer, saying it was racist.  But, now, it’s very clear why they hid his identity and true visual descriptionElias Abuelazam is a Palestinian Arab alien who was here on an expired passport.  (****  UPDATE, 08/13/10:  Since I first wrote this, news reports say Abuelazam has a green card and was here legally.  ****)

“He was a dark Middle Eastern guy and the description was of a White guy,” said [DS: his neighbor] Carrie Strang, who woke up this morning to find police cars and news vans outside.


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Wow, we’ve really regressed a long way when we endanger people’s lives to give a politically-correct, whitewashed description of a Palestinian serial killer.

Abuelazam, who killed five people and attacked 20 others in three states, engaged in apparent marriage fraud, marrying a woman from Texas beating her, then divorcing her.  (Some reports say they also had a child together.)

Police stopped Abuelazam, who was trying to board a flight to escape to Israel.  Unfortunately, while Abuelazam’s name isn’t being publicized, that he is “from Israel” is.  It’s funny:  they hate Israel, but whenever Palestinians are in trouble, suddenly they are “from Israel.”  He may have been born in Israel and even have an Israeli passport, but he and his ilk identify as and with Palestinians.  The guy is NOT Israeli, contrary to MSNBC’s disgusting headline:

Israeli held in investigation of serial stabbings

He’s Palestinian Arab who was born in Israel.  Get that straight.

Abuelazam specifically targeted Blacks and stabbed them to death.  Disgustingly, some of the Detroit media, including “newscaster” Trudi Daniels of Detroit’s WRIF-FM, are making excuses for the guy, with Daniels saying that he probably did this because “maybe a Black guy raped his wife” or someone Black robbed him or committed some other crime against him, she surmised.  Daniels is an uber-liberal . . . and, now, clearly a racist.

It is well known that Palestinians, Arabs, and the Arab and Muslim worlds are racist.  As I’ve noted before, they call Blacks, “abed” or “abeed”–singular and plural for slave, in Arabic.

Abuelazam was employed at a Flint-area convenience store, the Kingwater Market, owned by fellow Arab, Abdullah Farah.  How interesting that it didn’t bother them that he was here illegally.  Yes, they are accessories to his illegal alien presence in America, but nothing will happen to them.  Because we just don’t have the guts, do we?

We don’t have the guts to protect our borders or to do a damned thing to those who help keep it porous and indefensible.

Nor do we do a damned thing about police who won’t correctly identify a Middle-Eastern Arab serial killer on the loose because, post-9/11, we must bow down to the Arab street at all cost.

Nauseating to the Nth.

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145 Responses

Of course this will be classified as a White hate crime. Although Muslims are most prominently on the hate crime victim list.

pat on August 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Do you think the race baiting duo of Alfred Sharpton and Jessie Jackson will be holding a rally to make sure justice is served now that we know the killer is not white?

Michael LeFavour on August 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Not white? Hmmm, looks like all my Jewish relatives and myself complexion wise. Too bad I didn’t know. Think of all the affirmative action I could have gotten. People in the Middle East are white. Dark skinned but “white” although if your criterion is to look like Debbie, I’m not so sure I want the designation, not because of Debbie, because of your hatred.

    mk750 on August 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

According to Haaretz: “The resident added that Abuelazam was allegedly involved with criminals and had a violent streak, which led his mother to send him abroad.” (Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/shock-in-ramle-at-u-s-arrest-of-former-neighbor-1.307661).

Israel did nothing to warn America about this nutcase. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if Israel paid for the plane ticket. It’s obvious that Israel is using America as a dumping ground for its riffraff, just as Mexico is doing. It’s time for America to shut it’s borders. Israel must compensate these victims.

Mike on August 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    “[...]which led his mother to send him abroad.” Send the bill to that Arab family, or send it to any other Fakestinian. Why should Israel pay – again – for Fakestinians’ crimes? Oh! You could also send that bill to Mr. Obama, he would easily pass it to his friends within Hamas or Hezbollah or in Lebanon or Syria or Iran, right?

    Moshe on August 12, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Israel did nothing to warn America about this nutcase. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if Israel paid for the plane ticket. It’s obvious that Israel is using America as a dumping ground for its riffraff, just as Mexico is doing. It’s time for America to shut it’s borders. Israel must compensate these victims. Mike on August 12, 2. Israel warns us all the time about these people coming in the country..I live in Illinois.Bridgeport Illinois is a haven for arab scum and Israel has warned us about these people and we do nothing–i like Israel cure–just send them to jail.

    Jim on October 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm

It is amazing how the press is bending over backwards to avoid stating the obvious. Many Americans have the false perception that an Arab who professes to be a Christian is somehow incapable of acts of terrorism. This so called Christian is a barbarian. This is same type of terrorism that the citizens of Israel have experience for many decades. Not all Arabs are terrorists. This man was known to be a terrorist in Israel. This man should not have been permitted to move freely in Israel. This is why there is a wall and there are check points.

Stuart on August 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

CNN’s “experts” both downplayed any link with racism (as being a motivational factor in the perp’s targeting blacks — yeah, it was ’cause the murdered victims were all — ah — “small” — yeah, that’s it! They were small, hence it wasn’t anything to do with color of skin! Yeah, that’s it!). It was as per the usual for MSM — “What?! An Arab racist?! Why that’s just not possible!Not possible I tell you!” The they put together a whole host of other conjectures, the typical sob stories — with zero evidence, of course. Pathetic.

Btw, there are reports that those murderers (alleged) who escaped from an Arizona pen are headed to Canada..(And now it turns out that the boatload of Sri Lankans are also carrying diseases — tuberculosis, etc. The Left is screaming that we must immediately accept them, house them, and give them all hefty welfare checks…After all, they’re illegals who’ve paid good money to their human traffickers…the Left wouldn’t want to disappoint them, of course. two other boats are also said to be on their way.)

J.S. on August 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Mike quotes Haaretz selectively; the next paragraph in the article says that others who studied with him said he avoided violence. And how do we know what Israel did and did not warn the US about?

The US honored his passport, and had all the warning needed when he violated his passport conditions. This made him a criminal in the US but the US police, knowing of his criminal activities, not only did not hunt him down, but concealed his identity and personal characteristics, probably causing more murders. But of course blame the Joooos (for this non-Jewish murderous Arab).

Really, the police should be warned about Mike, himself He is an anti-semitic psychopath. And we know that these Muslim creeps like Mike are using American names sometimes on this blog, just as they recruit Anglos to help them commit terrorist acts and try to mask their own involvement.

This is the mark of international anti-semitism. First, demagogically identify him as an Israeli which the anti-semitic press is still doing hours after his identity became known; mask the fact he’s an Arab.

That’s the think with anti-semitic trolls like Mike; Debbie answers him but his hatred of Jews makes him repeat, repeat and repeat. Just wind him up like the other anti-semitic morons.

Little Al on August 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Police should be held to a higher standard. If they lie, they should be prosecuted. That includes the FBI or any federal agency. That will help keep them honest.
I’m amazed that an Arab is now a Caucasian. We are going to loose this war against Islam ideology. Go to the airport and the security is Muslims. Yes that’s right! And, you get to pay them.

Richard on August 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

mike (malik) reminds on our own clear diction who exactly we are fighting.

hill billy on August 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

@Little Al: You are misinformed. Here we have a clear case of Israel off-shoring its crazies into my country. I resent that. I am a good American and I put America above Israel, as I am sure Ms. Schussel does too, considering she was born here. Right, Debbie? How can a red-blooded American NOT put America first? It’s not “anti-semitism” for Americans to favor America over Israel, no more than it’s anti-Americanism for Israelis to favor Israel over America. It’s just basic patriotism.

Mike on August 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Of course, maybe Mike isn’t a Muslim. Maybe he’s with the police, and these rants are meant to detract attention from how the police have assisted the murder of these innocent people. Maybe Mike is with the immigration department (we know they read this blog) and is trying to deflect attention away from their failure to adequately monitor illegal entries into this country.

If histories of the future (assuming there is civilization in the future) want to understand the dynamics, the irrationality, the persistence of anti-semitism in the first decade of the 21st century, the archives of Debbie’s blog would be required reading. Every imaginable type of anti-semitism, as well as its utter irrationality, and its ability to thrive in the absence of any apparent justification has been on display here.

Mike would have made a good Nazi; the Joooooos were responsible for Germany’s defeat in World War I, and Germany’s loss of vitality in the 1920s , just like the Joooos are responsible for a Christian Arab’s killing spree and the failure of the US authorities to try to effectively stop him. Reading these comments really helps us understand how Naziism took hold in Germany during the 20s and early 30s.

Little Al on August 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Little Al, you’re pretty amazing. In the short span of two comments, you have called me an “anti-semitic psychopath”, a “Muslim creep” who’s “masking the fact he’s an Arab” and have accused me of “using American names” and “recruiting Anglos to help them commit terrorist acts and try to mask their own involvement.” Then you turn around and wonder whether I am “with the police, and these rants are meant to detract attention from how the police have assisted [uh, what?] the murder of these innocent people.” Then you wonder if I am “with the immigration department (we know they read this blog) and is trying to deflect attention away from their failure to adequately monitor illegal entries into this country.”

Seriously, Al, I suggest you get your medication adjusted. Your haldol prescription ain’t cutting it.

Mike on August 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Well the pompous arrogant POS Anderson Cooper just took the cake. He has a segment where he talks about Dr. Laura’s (who is Jewish) ‘n’ word rant with Al Sharpton. Nice lead in. He then talks about this mass murderer who targets blacks. Well he calls him an Israeli citizen twice and never brings up that he is of Arabic decent. Hey if I didn’t know better, I would have figured that this murderer was Jewish.
There was a good ending, he brought on Joe Arpaio and Arpaio wiped the floor with Cooper and Paul Begala.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 12, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Maybe the media can jump to the conclusion it was PTSD. They sure played that angle to give the Ft. Hood killer cover.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I’ve been listening to the radio on and off all day and whenever the news story of this guy comes up he is identified as being “Israeli”. They don’t mention if he’s a Jew or an Arab but most Americans will automatically assume that Israeli = Jew. Probably many Americans don’t understand the demographics of Israel, that many Israeli’s are in fact Arab, that Israeli Arabs serve in the Knesset and there are even Israeli Arabs serving in the IDF (Bedouins for the most part I think). There is clearly a concerted effort on the part of the news to portray this guy as anything other then a Palestinian Arab who was born in Israel. It should be interesting to see how the media is going to play this guy when the word of who and what he actually is starts to leak out.

kenny komodo on August 13, 2010 at 12:27 am

Thanks for writing the only honest and direct story on this. The rest of the media seems to be only interested in vilifying Israel. How sickening they’ve manipulated a story about racist hate crimes against African-Americans into more jabs at Israel. I brought this story up to 3 people already and all 3 thought it was a Jewish Israeli after reading a story on it. No one will mention he is Palestinian due to the medias love affair with the Palestinian people. And the most disgusting aspect is basically giving/implying a false description of a violent serial killer. People could have been unprotected or even killed due that type of incompetence. Do these people even value human life anymore or only their political agendas?

Bomb on August 13, 2010 at 12:36 am

This is not the first time. During the DC sniper case, the police chief (I think his name was Moose?) handling the investigation stated to the effect that the sniper was ABSOLUTELY a white male. Of course, we all know how that turned out.

The amount of people in our society that can be believed diminishes on a daily basis.

Matt on August 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

In most people’s limited views: Visa=legal, Christian=white, Israel=Jew etc. In essance, it’s what they don’t tell you that is important. The media doesn’t even have to lie when stretching the truth is so easy.
If the guy’s an Arab Christian(?) of Israeli citezenship, brought up in a Muslim enviroment, which of those do you think had the greatest impact on him?

theShadow on August 13, 2010 at 1:51 am

Yep he definitely looks Israeli to me ……. or NOT!! I wonder how many Muslim tolerate being referred to as Jewish.

American Sabrah on August 13, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Actually he does look Israeli. If you came here, would you be able to tell who’s a Jew and who isn’t? If you go around looking for hook noses, you’ll find them in Gaza not Tel Aviv.

    mk750 on August 13, 2010 at 10:50 am

Anderson Cooper is still on the air? I thought he grabbed his beer and hit the slide ages ago.

pat on August 13, 2010 at 3:09 am

racism isn’t a crime. we need to be sometimes to protect ourselves. it’s called an instinct for survival.

bill slusser on August 13, 2010 at 3:24 am

    So bill slusser, then black racism against whites and other races is entirely justified? Or is only racism against blacks justified? I’d love to hear your reply. Most people only want the right to hold racist feelings and treatment against others. They HATE it when they themselves are the recipient of racist treatment.

    California Screaming:

    Dr. Laura told a black woman who was the subject of racial slurs in her own home by her friends of her white husband that she shouldn’t have married him in the first place if she was so hypersensitive. Bottom line: Schlessinger is a racist who hates blacks. Get over it.

    Gerald on August 13, 2010 at 10:08 am

      Gerald, you are the perfect example of a bad example.

      That is the only use out of you. You embarrass yourself with each post.

      Skunky on August 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm

This man is an Israeli citizen of Palestinian decent who grew up almost his entire life in the United States. Nor is he an illegal alien, he is a duel US/Israeli citizen. He isn’t from the Palestinian territories. As much as Debbie, a Jew, would want to make this out to be the working of an Islamic terrorist- it was not. This man was an Israeli/US citizen who is ethnically Palestinian and a Christian. The man was nothing more than a nut case.

Debbie, you are nothing more than a racist Jew with an agenda.

David on August 13, 2010 at 4:30 am

    There is no such thing as ‘ethnically Palestinian’. There are Arabs, Jews, Bedouin, the Druze in Lebanon… “Palestine” is just the Roman name applied to the nation of Israel (nation of the Jews) anyway.

    Siege on August 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm

He’s an Arab, from an Arab village in Israel, well known in Ramle (Romulus in the ancient, the Moslems changed the name) as having been at one time a Christian. I doubt he exclaimed Jesus hu akbar when he murdered those poor, innocent people. He was traveling with an expired passport.

FactsRule on August 13, 2010 at 5:02 am

The leftist media are making much of his Israeli citizenship. What they don’t tell you though is; he is not Jewish. He is a Palestinian- Arab, Israeli citizen (I have personally known a number of Israeli Arabs – my acquaintances at least were good and decent people -this guy is not). They will also make much of his purported Christianity in order to continue their line that not only Muslims are terrorists (the Tim McVey gambit) thereby giving continued cover to Muslim terrorists.

They simply cannot pass up an opportunity to twist the facts to match their agenda but, the bottom line is; political correctness – repeatedly identifying this guy as “white” (everybody was looking for some white guy, not a “Middle Eastern” type) – at least contributed to if not directly caused the maimings and deaths of our fellow Michiganders and Americans (I personally question whether he specifically targeted blacks – I think he targeted the most vulnerable, those travelling on foot who happened to be disproportionately black due to his chosen crime venue. When we parse this, we’ll find this is yet another terrorist tactic).

The victims need to understand how leftist influences not only in the media but within the police led to their injuries and deaths. I accuse the police and media of purposely failing to identify their suspect’s ethnicity to avoid entanglements with the terrorist cover groups such as CAIR.

When are supporters of the left going to understand they themselves are their “benefactors'” greatest victims?

Tom in Michigan on August 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — A suspected serial killer accused of slashing victims in three states should have an extradition hearing in the next few days, authorities said Thursday.

Elias Abuelazam, a 33-year-old ISRAELI citizen, was arrested Wednesday night at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Abuelazam was trying to board a flight to Israel when he was taken into custody, police said.

learned he had bought a $3,000 ticket from Atlanta to TEL AVIV, Israel, paid for by his uncle.

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahha on August 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

Ruth- get your facts straight Ramla is located within the Israeli boarder and Ramallah is in the West Bank. Here in Canada if a Canadian citizen commits a crime, whether at home or abroad, we consider them to be Canadian. He lived in Israel he had an Israeli passport so by definition he was Israeli. Sure he was Arab but saying he was an Israeli-Arab is no different then saying his victims were African-American. If a Moroccan Jew is born in Israel wouldn’t they be considered Israeli?

I find in interesting that once this individual’s background was discovered the conversation shifted from a serial killer targeting primarily African-Americans to him being a terrorist, Israeli, Muslim, Arab, Christian and so on. As always, the victims are forgotten and people do their best to denounce any type of association with the perpetrator including their ethnic origins. This guy came from one place and that place is called hell and that’s the only place he should go back to.

Spotlight on August 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

The MSM was so quick to identify the victims by race. However when it came to identify the killer it didn’t care to discern the race of the individual. It was ok for the MSM to say he was white when we didn’t know who he was.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 13, 2010 at 9:45 am

To Michael LeFavour, No the famous race-hustling scumbags of Al Sharpton & Jesse Hi-Jackson are NOT going to give a press conference of the murder of those poor black men, the reason why these race-hustlers are NOT going to give a press conference is because the perpatrator is of middle-eastern decent, that’s why! If the perp was a white male, then we’ll be seeing Jackson & Sharpton all over the news til the cows come home endlessly. Both Jackson and Sharpton are like the Silent Films from the 1910s & 1920s on this issue, they are completely nowhere to be seen, found or heard, there complete “phonies”!

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, langauge & culture!”

Sean R. on August 13, 2010 at 10:34 am

I am still amazed that after living for 64 years as a “white woman” I read Debbie Schlussel one day and find out I’m not. Wow! I don’t know what to say except I feel a huge sense of relief washing over me.

mk750 on August 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

Here’s the New York Times’ lead-in on their story of August 6:
“Investigators say a knife-wielding serial killer has been attacking men on Flint-area streets since May, killing five people and wounding eight others in attacks that may be motivated by racial hatred. Survivors have described the assailant as a muscular young white man.”

“White” implies Caucasian. Arabs are Semites.

There apparently is no follow up in the Times now that the suspect has been identified as a Palestinian (OK-before the trolls get their shorts, er-panties in a knot, if this guy was complaining about losing his home or some other alleged Israeli transgression, he’d be a “Palestinian.” Now that he’s been implicated in a series of crime primarily involving black victims – all my sympathies to these victims as they are indeed our fellow Americans, regardless of ethnic background – he’s identified as an Israeli. Let’s poll the street; I’ll wager 90% will say he’s Jewish by virtue of his Israeli citizenship).

The media, with rags like the Times and Free Press in the lead are dishonest in their “reporting.”

Tom in Michigan on August 13, 2010 at 11:11 am

Gerald the point is not about whether or not Dr. Laura is racist. Cooper presents on his show an incident of an alleged wrong where the Jewish host says the “N” word multiple times. Well he is so race specific of white versus black. Then the “oh what do we have here moment” an Israeli citizen arrested for killing blacks. He is specific about race then when it comes to other issues but conveniently forgets it when talking about the killer.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

To Tom in Michegan: Here is the definition of “Semite”

http://www.referencecenter.com/ref/reference?invocationType=topsearchbox.refcentre&query=Semite

This is the modern day, this man is considered caucasion or of Middle eastern ethIcity in this day and age . You would be hard pressed to find a definition o fa middle eastern man as black or an East Indian who is also considered cucasion no matter how black they are. If I am not mistaken this crime included white people too didn’t it? I think he was just nuts and thats it, his mom had to send him to Israel because he was so crazy and hard to get along with, why anyones nationality or color comes into it , I dont’ know. The headlines should read ” 5 people dead and 8 injured by illegal alien”. His picture shows a middle eastern man who is obviously caucasion.He may be an Israeli citizen but he is not Jewish.

MadHatter on August 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

To Mike from michigan

I posted this before buty it is not showing up so I I will repost it again. Here is the definition of a “Semite”

http://www.referencecenter.com/ref/reference?invocationType=topsearchbox.refcentre&query=Semite

The article implied he was white because he is considered caucasion.

He killed 5 people and wounded 8 and they were not all black so the headline should have read “Illegal alien kills 5 and injures 8. He was an arab residing in Israel. Period. I dont’ kow if he is a muslim or not but I am assuming he is. To me , he was just one more nut who went beserk unless he thought he was ethnic cleansing infidels. The article was not very clear.

MadHatter on August 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Sorry, it did show up when I posted the second one, didnt’ men to post the same article twice. my apologies.

    MadHatter on August 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Middle Easterners, especially from the Levant, are indeed fully Caucasian & therefore “white.” Skin tone doesn’t determine race.

Randy on August 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

How convenient ….this lady does not mention that this guy is a CHRISTIAN. She calls him Just a Palestinian Arab. But if he was a Muslim Palestinian you better believe she would’ve called him a Muslim Terrorist.
Playing the word game I see.

Arab + Muslim + Terror = Islamic Terrorist
Arab + Christian + Terror = Arab Terrorist

Interesting

The Truth on August 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

is ok, sahib – now…how much is your women? the daughter…how much for the daughter? in USD pls! :)

Graty Slapchop on August 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Good point “the Truth.” Debbie isn’t a news reporter. She is a biased conservative with an agenda. He is ISRAELI. Not all Israelis are Jews. Some are Arab, Russian, ect.

lol I love how Debbie tries to make him out to be a terrorist. He is nothing more than a nutcase criminal. That is, until Debbie found out that he’s of Palestinian decent. Now he isn’t a criminal, he’s a Palestinian terrorist. Also ironic that Debbie chose to leave out his religion- Christianity. If he was Muslim we wouldn’t hear the end of it.

Debbie, you are PATHETIC!!!

I’m glad many people here see how pathetic of a person Debbie is. Perhaps this will encurage her to drop her hatred of Muslims and Arabs, particuarly Palestinians. But since she is Jewish, I doubt she will. She was raised to hate since the time she was little. Preached to by her parents from a young age. She makes that obvious.

David on August 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Wow, some irony here! This guy might be guilty, or he might not – he’s only been arrested, not even charged or tried, let alone found guilty and sentenced. But the article states as fact that he did these things, when that remains unknown. So already he’s been judged by popular opinion, and that opinion has some pretty racist overtones.

All you guys who are American – should we be qualifying that with “Black American, White American, American of Native American ancestry, Jewish American”, etc? Wouldn’t that be ridiculous? You are all American, right? If this Christian Arab man was born in Israel and carried an Israeli passport, that makes him Israeli, end of. As some others have said, he looks Jewish. That’s because other than religion, there is no difference between Jews and Palestinians. They are all Semitic people. Some real sick minds here who claim to be non-racist, then bash Arabs (not Muslims, note. Arabs).

Anon on August 14, 2010 at 6:29 am

I’ve been waiting for someone to report on this. Thank you, Debbie. I was scared to death for my relatives in Toledo who work at night. I told them it was a ‘white’ guy. Law enforcement is putting the public in danger with incomplete descriptions, that’s for sure!

Diana on August 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I am generally known as an African-American and I am from Detroit. The killing spree occurred in Flint, a city 60 miles northwest of Detroit. Detroit’s population is overwhelmingly black but Flint was 20% black back in 2000. Given that many people have left Michigan, a state in a depression rather than a recession, then the color of Flint may have become more black.

Michigan, particularly the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, is also the city where the largest concentration of Arabs live outside of the “Middle East”. Many of the Dearborn Arabs own convenience stores in predominantly black neighborhoods in Detroit. There is already tension between blacks and Arabs. Simply put, the local news in Michigan and much of the national and international press downplayed Elias Abuelazam’s connection to Palestine or Arabs in order to prevent race riots and boycotts in Detroit. However, the failure to mention that Abuelazam is a Palestinian strains relations between blacks and Jews.

Let’s delve a little deeper into this controversy: It is becoming more mainstream for the descendants of African slaves to trace their roots to African tribes/ethnic groups which further trace their roots to the lost tribes of Israel. A prominent African-American rabbi is related to Michelle Obama. Even University of London professors are researching these claims. As black children of Israel like myself align with the Ashkenazim and Sephardim and return to the land of Israel, such threatens the Palestinians’ claims on the land. His claim to be Christian is irrelevant compared to his Palestinian or Arab patriotism. This could be the concealed motive for Abuelazam’s slash & dash. It was indeed an act of terrorism as well as a hate crime and should be prosecuted along with the Christmas Day Underwear Bomber from Muslim Nigeria.

For more info about black Israelites, read “Revealing Mistaken Identities” from http://www.afrocide.com.

Anita on August 15, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Anita, the Ethiopian Jews are classified as Sephardim and most of my African American friends who are converts have identified with us too even if they had to do their conversions thru an Ashkenazi rabbi. After reading the comments about who is “non-white” I am very relieved to be able to identify as a “brown Jew.” Who wants to identify with someone who would call me a “svartze” and no, that is not the German word for Black. It is the Yiddish word for what Dr. Laura said.

    BTW, I hope Debbie follows up on the Buffalo NY shooting. The cops there are releasing Keith Johnson saying they made a mistake, so the shooter remains unidentified and probably at large. Could be one of Abuelazam’s cousins.

    mk750 on August 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Oh, and Anita, check out the Facebook page “Brown Jews.”

      mk750 on August 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm

“Justice” in USA have a good deal of experience in political correctness.
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/4_Marines_Charged_in_Murder_of_Marine_Wife.html
Couple were tortured and executed and investigators won’t admint it was a hate crime, because murderers were not white… at least it was hard to make them white and to hide that criminals were allowed into military ranks.

gr77 on August 16, 2010 at 4:37 am

All the people here saying “He is Israeli, it is racist to identify him as Arab” are hypocrites unless they also criticize the identification of victims as black rather than Americans. That is exactly why people justifiably have a problem with only calling him “Israeli”, because the MFM is so fanatically race-conscious they *always* identify people by their race – except when it doesn’t serve their political agenda. If reporting were fair then it would be no big deal just to say he’s “Israeli”.

Gary Rosen on August 17, 2010 at 3:31 am

I am utterly disgusted by the racism most Palestinians show toward blacks. I have heard them many times call black people by the designation Abd. It is very disturbing. They claim to be subjected to racism and colonialism by Jewish people, and they are obviously the most racist of all. At least I have never heard a jew call a clack person ‘abd.’

Miriam on August 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm

You forgot to mention that he is a CHRISTIAN Arab…

alarey on August 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Im simply glad Debbie posted this. The level if racism Arabs have towards Blacks is shocking & sickening & needs to be brought more into light

hucipher on August 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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