November 4, 2007, - 8:59 am
Who is Mario Fundarski?: Anti-Semitic Nazi Flag-Flyer Was Muslim-Endorsed Candidate; Dearbornistan Hts. Hezbollah Judge to Decide Case
By Debbie Schlussel
For the past couple of months, people all over the Dearbornistan area have been asking me about Mario Fundarski and the anti-Semitic Swastika/Israeli flag (and Saudi, Lebanese, and Palestinian flags) and banner high atop his house, visible from one of the Detroit area’s major thoroughfares, Telegraph Road (near the intersection with Van Born Road).
I’ve seen the flags for myself, as it was not far from my late father’s office, which I spent the last four months cleaning out.
Watch the Video to get the “full picture”:
The flags have also been the subject of several news stories on Detroit local TV. They try to portray Fundarski as a nut, but he is anything but. Neo-nazi groups are posting pics and videos (including the one above) of Fundarski’s banners and flags all over the net. And, likewise, the other new Nazis–the Muslim and Muslim Arab communities–take him seriously as an ally, so we all must take him very seriously as an enemy.
I’ve been on the trail of Mr. Fundarski for over a decade, as he’s lived in each of the Detroit area’s three counties and run for office (and lost) from each of the communities in which he’s lived (and he once came up to me at a Jewish community event and tried to shake my hand and harass me). Each time his literature was not just about Israel and “Palestine,” it was blatantly anti-Semitic. His literature spoke of how we must “stop the Jews” and their political influence. That openly anti-Semitic statement when he ran for Congress was so appealing to Arab Muslims in town–who claim they are “not anti-Semitic, just anti-Israel”–that they endorsed him for office.
Fundarski was endorsed by the Muslim-dominated Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC), of which the most prominent of 11 members include “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad, Wayne County Prosecutor Abed Hammoud, Arab-American News editor and publisher Osama Siblani, convicted felon Neal AbuNab a/k/a Nael AbuNab, and Holocaust-denier Lola Elzein (who threatened to rape, torture, and kill me, my parents, and granparents). All are open supporters of Hezbollah and HAMAS.
Although no-one can stop Fundarski on this due to free speech laws (the First Amendment), the City of Dearbornistan Heights has cited him on violations of city ordinances regarding signs and banners only because neighbors have complained about the eyesore.
This is, after all, Dearbornistan Heights–home to the second most concentrated population of Lebanese Shi’ites and Hezbollah supporters outside of the Middle East, so the content really wouldn’t offend too many there.
And whaddya know?–Fundarski lucked out in drawing the Hezbollah Judge–David Turfe–to hear his case. As I’ve noted Turfe is a Hezbollah supporter and I watched him campaign at a Hezbollah rally in summer 2006 at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center, named for Hezbollah’s South Lebanese stronghold. At the rally, his father, Hajj Mohammed Turfe, Founding Chairman of the center, which is known as the “Hezbollah Social Club”
gleefully and repeatedly spoke of how “only a few thousand Jews will survive Armageddon.” This mantra, repeated often throughout the event, got raucous, deafening applause and cheers.
In case you were wondering, Fundarski is not Polish, as his surname would suggest. He changed it from Fundaro. And he changed his middle name to Nesr, Arabic for eagle, in honor of the anti-Semitic love he gets from the Arab Muslim community.
I love how Detroit-area Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chieftess Betsy Kellman is all up in arms about Fundarski’s flags, since she’s arguably more anti-Semitic than he is. She told a friend of mine in a phone conversation that she believes Orthodox Jews will incite violence against Muslims in the Detroit area and start riots. When my friend asked why she’d say that, she replied, “Well, you know how they [Orthodox Jews] are.” When the friend asked her to elaborate on what she meant by that, she declined. It’s incredible this organization is condemning Ann Coulter (or Fundarski, for that matter). Kellman need to clean their own house of this vermin-ette. She reminds me of light-skinned Blacks who are racist against dark-skinned Blacks.
Also, I’d love to know where Kellman was when her Islamist friends Hamad, Hammoud, Siblani, etc. at the Arab American PAC–with whom she’s very tight and always having “dialogue” over falafel–endorsed Fundarski for Congress, with his openly anti-Semitic campaign lit. Where she demand they condemn him? Don’t hold your breath. Frankly, I think she should be consistent and “dialogue” with him, too. After all, if she treated him the way she treats Hamad, Siblani, Hammoud, and Elzein, she would say he’s not anti-Semitic and that we just need to understand him, look beyond our “differences,” and get along. You know–like Rodney King used to say.
Kellman told the Dearborn Press & Guide she’s “speaking out” on the flags and banner because
People call us when they’re offended by something.
That’s funny. I called her when Lola Elzein of the Arab American PAC sent me anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying torture, rape, and death threats to myself, parents, and grandparents. Believe me, I was offended. I still am.
And Kellman did nothing.
That was almost as offensive.
ADL’s Kellman says that Fundarski’s banner and flags are not about the free speech rights that she enjoys under the First Amendment because
This isn’t about the First Amendment – it’s about human decency.
Hmmm . . . like the human decency of her statements about Orthodox Jews and her silence when my and my family’s lives were threatened by a member of an extremist Islamist organization with whom she’s friendly?
Uh, sorry, this is exactly about the First Amendment . . . and how our enemies within and their enablers and their supporters take advantage of it because they know they now have too many who not only tolerate their extremism, but support it wholeheartedly. That includes the phony posturer atop the bogus ADL.
Stay tuned for details on how easy the Hezbollah judge is on Mario Fundarski. A pox on all of their houses, especially Fundarski’s house.
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