September 16, 2008, - 11:34 am

Enough, Walid Shoebat: Why is Sean Hannity’s Fake Terrorist Harassing Me?

By Debbie Schlussel
[TO MY READERS: I originally wrote the column below in February. But I sat on it and didn't publish it because I feel bad about exposing even this fraud and creep, Walid Shoebat, despite the fact that he's plagiarized from me and harassed me under a fake name using his own e-mail address, and despite the fact that his equally shady manager, Keith Davies, fits a similar bill and has--along with Shoebat--taken to trashing me.
But now that The Jerusalem Post has also exposed the fraudulence and fakery of Mr. Shoebat, I've decided I cannot remain silent on who he really is and his behavior, any longer. After harassing me, he tried to appear with me at a 9/11 event in Dearborn, and I realized I can no longer hold back. I've thought long and hard about it, but it must be done. The record must be set straight
.]
Years ago, when I first heard of Walid Shoebat–the man who claims to have been a Palestinian Islamic terrorist–I liked his story. Since then, I praised him in more than one entry on this site. That was a mistake.

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Walid Shoebat: Serial Harasser, Plagiarist, Fake Terrorist

In the back of my mind, I always doubted his story. It’s not that I don’t believe Muslim terrorists can convert to Christianity and see the error of their ways. I personally know of a scant few who have, indeed, done that. And there are several former Muslims–Ayan Hirsi Ali (never a terrorist) comes to mind–and enlightened Arabs who are great orators with an important message so many more need to hear.
It’s that I simply didn’t find Shoebat credible. And his behavior toward me is that of an unstable, insecure man who is upset that his shaky claims are being doubted. It’s a case of trusting my instincts, and my instincts told me this man oozing arrogance, bravado, swagger, and not much else was a fraud–that this was a business for him, showmanship. And he never provided a shred of proof that he did what he said he did in his former life.
Still, I kept my doubts to myself, lest I be accused of enabling the Islamists, and because I had no beef with his message, a good one. My inclination was to ignore him and not waste my time or effort on this man. Sadly, though, that’s not the way he sees things. For some reason, Walid Shoebat won’t stop harassing me, despite my requests. He’s annoying me and wasting my time. And he won’t go away. So I can no longer look the other way.
Mr. Shoebat took it upon himself–despite my praise of him on this site–to engage in a pattern of behavior that spanned plagiarism and obscene verbal abuse to the non-stop barrage of harassing messages he sent me over the last two days under a fake name, “Sandra Medina.” That’s what I get for being nice and charitable to a snake. I got bitten.
All along, I figured the e-mails I got yesterday were coming from Shoebat or one of his blind believers. And, sadly, I was right. It’s those instincts–when you trust them, you are right; When you don’t, you regret it.
Shoebat made the mistake of e-mailing me using an e-mail he and his son had used to e-mail me before with their real names. While some real terrorists are stupid and inept (like Richard Reid, “The Shoe Bomber), most aren’t–not that stupid.
And after I asked Shoebat not to e-mail me again, he did anyway–three times, so far–including a fake letter to himself, his equally unhinged chief of staff, and his friend–who else but another phony?–Sean Hannity. Shoebat and Hannity have a lot in common, including that, in addition to not selfishly plagiarizing others’ words for personal gain, neither were ever Islamic terrorists.
In all of his e-mail exchanges with me as “Sandra Medina,” Mr. Shoebat never once provided any proof of his “terrorist” story, which I now believe with certainty is carefully crafted fiction. His position as “Sandra” is that since there is no proof that he isn’t a terrorist, he can get away with it.
And he might have, had he not stolen a column of mine, told me, “F-ck You, Bitch” (isn’t he supposed to be a born-again Christian?), and–now–sent me this series of whacked-out e-mails, because he’s upset over a comment I made on my site to one of my readers about Shoebat’s behavior toward me. He’s like a jilted lover who can’t take no for an answer and move on.
It all started a couple of years ago, when Shoebat was scheduled to speak at my alma mater, The University of Michigan. He was attacked by “former” Islamic terrorist and current ADC-Midwest chief Imad Hamad in a newspaper article, in which Hamad doubted Walid’s claim to having been a terrorist. Interesting couple: Hamad–a “former” Islamic terrorist who claims he never was one. Shoebat–who claims to be a “former” Islamic terrorist, but apparently never was. Each is using these charades for their own self-aggrandizement (though Hamad is also an extremist ideologue, too), and each has many dupes.
In response to Hamad’s claims, Shoebat put out a press release, which plagiarized–word for word–my column on Hamad. I contacted Shoebat’s PR person, Maria Sliwa (interestingly, she’s also plagiarist Aaron Klein‘s publicist and helped him rip me off), asking why my work was ripped off. Sliwa told me that Walid Shoebat insisted my name be removed because he didn’t want to be associated with “the Zionists.” She agreed to change the press release and give me credit, but did not, after several phone calls. The next day, after complaining to her again, I got a call from Shoebat, after I told Sliwa I was going to write about this and Shoebat on this site.
Shoebat told me a million different stories. First, he told me he was a fan of my work and that he’s upset that Ms. Sliwa took my name out of the press release and ripped off my work–that it was her decision. Then, he admitted he lied about that and that he, himself, made the decision to steal my work because “I don’t want to be associated with the Right” (Hello . . . ? “The Right” is his entire audience of blind supporters). He agreed to correct the press release, but never did. Then, his chief of staff, a shady character named Keith Davies (who claims to be an Irish Jew), called to tell me that since they have been ripped off by others, it’s okay to rip me off. Later in the day, Shoebat called me back and told me, “You know, I called a lawyer. And you can’t sue me [DS: I never said I would], so I don’t have to give you credit for your work. I can take it and use it however I want. Fuck You, Bitch!” Then, he hung up. (A tiny correction mentioning that it was my work was finally issued and appeared elsewhere, where no-one would see it. They refused to correct the actual press release.)
I thought that was the end of the abuse at the hands of this con man, Shoebat. But I was wrong. He’s not only a fake terrorist and a con artist, he’s nuts. Here is the e-mail exchange this egomaniac engaged me in, yesterday, pretending to be a woman named, “Sandra Medina.” Mr. Shoebat, er . . . “Sandra Medina” asked me to sue him (her?) and to post these. I can’t oblige the first, but since I’m tired of this–I just got another e-mail from him/her/it–I’ll happily oblige the second request. Does this sound like a real “former terrorist” to you?:

From: Aga Tangola aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 18, 2008 7:20 PM
Subject: Walid Shoebat
To: writedebbie@gmail.com
Debbie,
Below, are you saying that Walid Shoebat is a “fraud”? Are all his claims false? He was never a terrorist? This whole time we trusted this man as he spoke in our church and he was lying to us? . . .
Can you please clarify this issue?
Sandra Medina
“AS FOR SHOEBAT, HE IS A COMPLETE CREEP AND AN APPARENT FRAUD, WHO IS IN THIS FOR THE BUSINESS ASPECT OF IT FOR HIMSELF. IN MY OWN PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH HIM, HE COMPLETELY REPULSED ME AND ENTIRELY CHANGED MY VIEW ON HIM (I HAD PRAISED HIM, PREVIOUSLY, ON THIS SITE). HE STOLE A COLUMN I WROTE–WORD FOR WORD–ON IMAD HAMAD AND USED IT IN A PRESS RELEASE. WHEN I CAUGHT HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, HE ADMITTED TO IT, BUT STATED HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH CONSERVATIVES (WHO MAKE UP HIS WHOLE BASE) AND THAT’S WHY IT WAS OKAY TO STEAL FROM ME UNATTRIBUTED. HE PROMISED TO CORRECT, BUT WHEN HE DID NOT AND I CALLED HIM. HE SAID, “F-CK YOU, BITCH,” AND HUNG UP.”

***

From: Aga Tangola
Date: Feb 19, 2008 1:16 AM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: Debbie Schlussel
WOW,
I so much appreciate you responding so quickly. You are prompt.
I need to talk to my pastor about this. One more clarification if you can help me with. Daniel Pipes seem to have vouched for this “creep”:

Daniel Pipes replies:
May 18, 2006 response: Walid Shoebat took the time to visit me in my office today and to show me proofs that his life story is a true one. I accept that it is.

Much appreciated for your help. Why would FOX news put this guy on their program? You need to let them know NOT to hire him any longer as an expert. You should be on yourself. Walid has 188 hits on Youtube and 108,000 hits on Google. I can’t believe why he is getting all this attention. We need to stop this guy.
By the way, I was watching you on YOUTUBE and you are GREAT.
Great to hear from you.
Sandra

***

From: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: aga_tangola@yahoo.com
I can’t answer for Daniel Pipes’ statement. He is his own person. Walid Shoebat is a fraud.
DS

***

From: Aga Tangola aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
Debbie,
I see what you are saying, but there must be evidence that this man is a fraud. He seems to have provided evidence to Daniel Pipes.
What is the evidence? Is there any? Just because you say he is a fraud is not enough to accuse him. I need evidence.
Sandra

***

From: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Um, where is the evidence that he was a former terrorist. Did you tell him, “I need evidence”? Did you ask Pipes what evidence he showed him? It is not my task to prove that he isn’t something he never proved that he was.

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From: Aga Tangola aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
Debbie,
That’s fine. So there is no evidence that he WAS a terrorist and there is no evidence that he WAS NOT (although Pipes examined some evidence), so then this does not substantiate that he is a fraud. One can simply state that he “claims” to have been a terrorist.
Here is the summary:
No evidence that he is
No evidence that he is not.
That in itself does not constitute fraud. Does it?

You stated that he is a “fraud” and you know best since yourself are an attorney.
Is that your position?
Sandra Medina

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From: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: aga_tangola@yahoo.com
He lied to me several times. He is a fraud. It appears to me that you are probably working for him and sending me these e-mails on his behalf. He is a fraud, and Pipes has provided you no evidence of anything, only that the believes the guy. It is Shoebat’s responsibility to provide proof, and in the many media stories and appearances, he has never once provided any because he cannot. The end. I really don’t have time to engage in this with you any more. Bye.
DS

***

From: Aga Tangola aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
You must be a few french fries short of a happy meal.

Yup. Walid Shoebat: “Former terrorist” AND psychiatrist. Multi-talented.
***

From: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Walid:
You really need to look in the mirror. I just figured out that this is you. A real “former terrorist” would be smarter than this. Please do not e-mail me again.
DS

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From: Aga Tangola aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: Walid Shoebat
To: Debbie Schlussel writedebbie@gmail.com
>Walid:
>You really need to look in the mirror. I just figured out that this is you.
So anyone who writes you is “Walid”? You really must be having a nightmare.
>Please do not e-mail me again.
>DS
I did, and I can’t wait till you sue. Please sue sue sue sue sue sue sue sue me.
Oh, on second thought, please publish this email so people can see just how stupid your reasoning is. Or better then that, send me some legal action.
Would you like my name and address to serve me?
Sandra

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Next, Walid Shoebat writes an e-mail to himself as “Sandra Medina.” It’s like a bad Adam Sandler movie (sorry, Adam):

From: Aga Tangola aga_tangola@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 19, 2008 9:41 PM
Subject: Debbie does smear
To: Walid@shoebat.com
To the Shoebat Foundation
Searching Walid Shoebat on the web yielded this Debbie Schlussel who posted smear were she has accused you of being a fraud. See below if you care to respond. I wrote her. Probing into her evidence I came out empty handed with nothing but circular reasoning. She not only smeared you but Sean Hannity and an array of others who wanted nothing better then to get rid of her. Maybe you would enjoy posting or circulating this around for a laugh at her logic. I will send this to Sean as well. See below.
Sandra Medina

After that, Shoebat forwarded me his nutty chief of staff’s response (trashing me, of course) to his boss, Shoebat, posing as “Sandra” about me. It doesn’t bear repeating here. But you get the point. The guy is harassing me and needs to get a life.
So how do I know that “Sandra Medina” a/k/a “Aga Tangola” is Walid Shoebat? Well, he and his son sent me e-mails, under their real names when they wanted me to post a well-written letter the son wrote, using the exact obscure screen name and an almost identical e-mail address three years ago. I feel bad about involving his son, who seems genuine and like a good kid (so I am redacting his first name), but enough is enough:

—–Original Message—–
From: Aga Tangola mailto:agatangola@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:50 PM
To: Rachel Neuwirth; debbieschlussel@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: My son’s email
Debbie,
I am 15 years old. I am not Muslim, I am Christian.
Also use [REDACTED] for my first name instead of [REDACTED].
If you also can take out my teacher’s name and instead say “Dear teacher”.
Also change “Yet it wasn’t the students response that hurt” and add “hurt the most”, so the statement will say “Yet it wasn’t the students response that hurt the most”.
Thank you for publishing my letter.
Wow, my first article
[REDACTED] Shoebat
Rachel Neuwirth wrote:
Walid, can you answer the following questions by Debbie. thanks,
Rachel
—– Original Message —–
From: Debbie Schlussel
To: Rachel Neuwirth
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: My son’s email
Also, how old is he and in what grade?
So his name is [REDACTED] Shoebat? Is he Muslim also? I am curious.
—– Original Message —–
From: Rachel Neuwirth
To: Debbie Schlussel
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 2:27 AM
Subject: Fw: Fw: My son’s email
Debbie, See below. Also, go to Walid’s web site http://www.shoebat.com/ you may want to refer to his site as well. thx
Rachel
—– Original Message —–
From: Aga Tangola AgaTangola@yahoo.com
To: Rachel Neuwirth
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: My son’s email
Rachel,
Sure, you can put his name and last name as well.
This will encourrage him greatly.
Thanks Rachel
Walid

Recently, Shoebat spoke at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Supposedly, they did a background check on him. But what they should have done was a psychiatric evaluation. Vouching for him was Steven Emerson, who is another similar story and a phony, sad to say (but that’s a topic for another day). Birds of a feather.
Again, before all of this, my only connection with Walid Shoebat was to write a positive post about him. I didn’t ask him to rip off my work, to then lie to me about it and tell a million different stories, to call me and say, “F-ck You, Bitch!” or to harass me via e-mail for the last two days posing as a woman named “Sandra.”
If he had not done these things, I would likely have remained an ally and not looked further into his claims or voice my concerns.
If only this unhinged alleged “former terrorist” had left me alone.
But unlike a real terrorist, he’s simply not wise enough to do so.
Enough, Walid Shoebat. ENOUGH!

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40 Responses

Debbie, just block his e-mail and put it in the spam folder. Its easy enough to do. You don’t have to be harassed by someone who won’t take NO for an answer. Life is short and you have more important things to do than to respond to a provocateur who doesn’t know when to leave you alone!

NormanF on September 16, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Yeah, definetly block the bastard. Your the conservative goddess (a phrase I came up with) and you have much better things to do than a nutjob pretending he’s a former terriost.

Squirrel3D on September 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I heard him speak. He seemed somewhat phony at the time, and did some things to make himself appear to be genuine. Now I am glad that his story has been clarified.

rickster on September 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Deb,
Are you saying you gave Shoebat a smack with the Clue Bat??
Sincerely,
Bill Loney

Yiddish Steel on September 16, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Can either the government or an individual who has donated to Shoebat’s charity go after him for fraud?
Now a comment.
You mention Brigitte Gabriel. I recommend everyone view some of her videos on YouTube. I saw one that everyone should see. It deals with how she took her mother from Lebanon to a hospital in Israel and how surprised she was when Israelis did not act like the stereotypes she had of them from growing up in Lebanon.

I_am_me on September 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Wow, Shoebat is scared to death that his “15 minutes of fame” will be over. And hopefully it is. But his “You must be a few french fries short of a happy meal” statement was funny to me.

ramjordan on September 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Wow Debbie! I am so glad that you do not back down from anyone–we’ve seen that with Sean Hannity and his plagiarism and Aaron Klein–all documented on DS.com over the last couple years.
I would offer this to DS.com bloggers out there–notice something here–Debbie does not fool around with frauds. Who needs a fraud? If a fraud is taking our “side”–it only hurts us–because when the truth comes out (as it always does in the end) we all become fools as unwitting accomplices.
If Debbie’s exposure of Shoebat being a fraud is in any way false, she knows she will have legal exposure. She doesn’t back down from liars–so be warned. Shoebat–the jig is up.
As the axiom says–facts are very stubborn things. Debbie is straight forward and puts it all out there. This account is totally documented as the record here shows– Aga Tangola–uhuh.
My bet is that Shoebat’s house of cards will now crumble. I WAS a Shoebat fan too–I emailed Debbie and Debbie warned me about him. I asked for more evidence as several people I know think Shoebat is some kind of rock star–I was one of those. When I warned them also, they asked for more evidence. She pointed me to the jpost article–please read it. There is a money angle to what Shoebat does with his story. As an evangelical–I know that if a Christian plays the “I am a born again Christian” angle–we tend to drop all defenses and believe what ever they say WITHOUT CHECKING THINGS OUT.
If Shoebat is a for real ex-terrorist–we’ll see legal action right away. Let’s see what happens here. Hmmmm… what comes to mind is John Kerry and and his “truthing” of the “Swift boat veterans for truth”–anyone notice how he backed off from that effort. uhuh–oh yes and O J is still hunting down Nicole’s real murderer–uhuh.

BB on September 16, 2008 at 6:27 pm

What an odd story.
I remember seeing Shoebat on Bill O’Reilly a few years ago. As I recall, he seemed vaguely strange.

lexi on September 16, 2008 at 7:55 pm

What a retarded jerk!!! He’s so desperate for attention he not only has to lie but harass Debbie endlessly.
Debbie, if you block his email address, he’ll just use another one to mail you – that’s what attention-hungry psychos do all the time. Keep a record of his emails so you can sue the hell out of him later. The headers in his email will track him down to his ISP.
These kind of liars are such a disease; they take advantage of everybody. They can fool you even more than moslem organisations like ADC can. At least, ADC fools only the liberal idiots, while people like Shoebat fool even the conservatives with their “born-again” talk. I’m a Christian and nothing can be more annoying than a fake conversion or a self-proclamation of “peace” from attention-seekers like this Shoebat! They deserve to be prosecuted for lying and fraud as well.
Anyway, If he’s a real “former terrorist”, as he claims to be, that should be enough ground to kick him out of the US. Why is he here in this country anyway??

anonymous twit on September 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Thanks for letting us know what this phreaking phony is all about, Debbie. Keep up the good work!!!

cinerx on September 16, 2008 at 10:02 pm

There is no limit to the good a person can do if they don’t worry about who gets the credit.
People are going to rip off your scoops. There’s nothing you can do and kvetching about it isn’t always becoming even though you are accurate in the claim.
If I told you the number of times I’ve had my ideas ripped off, I could write a book. That being said, I really must thank you for all the times you gave me credit for the tips I’ve sent you. It’s very gracious of you and I must say, it’s one of the reasons I often take my tips to you or Tundra Tabloids first.
We don’t agree on everything. Perhaps we seldom agree on things. Nonetheless, I’m proud to tell your audience this: When I take a news tip to Debbie Schlussel, I know it is in good hands.
Sincerely,
There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on September 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm

I’m surprised that Brigette Gabriel is mentioned but not her book, “Because They Hate”. I am going from memory on the author and title, but that was one flat outstanding book and she is the one who should be talking at Americas military institutions about terrorism. You can’t beat the first hand individual accounts of history.
[C: I'VE PROMOTED THAT BOOK ON THIS SITE REPEATEDLY AND WE USED TO FEATURE IT AS A RECOMMENDED BOOK. THIS COLUMN WAS LONG ENOUGH AS IT IS. HER NEW BOOK IS COMING SOON. DS]

code7 on September 16, 2008 at 10:48 pm

I haven’t come across anyone named Sandra since, well, “Sandra Dee.”
Brilliant cover.
Gotta love Ayan. Too beautiful to be cloaked in a burqa…

Second City on September 16, 2008 at 11:36 pm

I remember this guy in Obsession. At the time, I wondered why he wasn’t given the Dan Pearl degree for his commentary.
Now we know why: terrorists only target genuine threats to their Jihad.

bhparkman on September 17, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Terrorists only target those who threaten their jihad? You must be kidding! What about the customers at Sbarro Pizza, the Dolphinarium Disco, the cafeteria at Hebrew University, the countless public buses and bus stops that were blown up, and, of course, the victims of the London bombing, the Madrid bombing, and the 9/11 attacks in NY, DC, and PA? The very definition of terrorism is attacking random civilians in order to scare the general public for political gain. As for Walid Shoebat, he may or may not be the poster-child for mental health and maturity. He may also be making a good living on the lecture circuit. That by itself shouldn’t offend anyone. If you insist on discrediting the man, at least reaffirm his message. It is a good message.

    Roddy Frankel on February 25, 2010 at 2:04 am

I haven’t come across anyone named Sandra since, well, “Sandra Dee.”
Posted by: Second City at September 16, 2008 11:36 PM
————————————-
Former SC Justice Sandra Day O’Connor immediately comes to mind. ;)

Shy Guy on September 17, 2008 at 1:57 am

You mention Brigitte Gabriel. I recommend everyone view some of her videos on YouTube. I saw one that everyone should see. It deals with how she took her mother from Lebanon to a hospital in Israel and how surprised she was when Israelis did not act like the stereotypes she had of them from growing up in Lebanon.
Posted by: I_am_me at September 16, 2008 04:37 PM
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Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Sr5lf2qig
Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wsQYCYtinM

Shy Guy on September 17, 2008 at 2:01 am

Debbie,
Reading your blogs and seeing you on TV a few times, I have never known for you to compromise your beliefs and principles. It seems this guy is hanging onto whatever little piece of publicity he has. It seems he is very hollow. However, you come across as fierce and passionate about your beliefs as anyone in the “media”. For many in society they will never understand people such as you. Obviously this man miscalculated you, that you wont back down to threats or extortion. Everyone in life has moments where someone will try and compromise you or principles. These are a test of your character. We all make mistakes or regrets and that is something we all must learn on to improve ourselves. However there are times when we are to be accounted for or to stand up strong to others and that is how character is judged. Obviously you stood up to him and put all your chips on the table and called his bluff. He is a fraud and for you to expose him and put it all out there shows your character more than his. There are many of us that appreciate the type of work you do and the high standards you set in your beliefs. Go out and keep doing what you are doing.

californiascreaming on September 17, 2008 at 3:39 am

Wow, Walid is batshit crazy!

KrazyKafir on September 17, 2008 at 7:57 am

OMG! I am immediately removing him and his videos from my website, Bare Naked Islam.
Now it all makes sense. I had written to him a few times offering to help him in any way
I could with PR and advertising because I so believed his story and thought it should get out to as many people as possible. But he never answered. I mean, I was offering to work for free for him and not even an achowledgement from him or his staff.
I never imagined he might be phony and thought that the anti-Shoebat videos on YouTube were from Muslims who hated what he was doing.
Thank you Debbie for exposing this fraud.

horselady on September 17, 2008 at 10:30 am

I am a bit confused as to who is full of it. You keep saying he is a fraud but offer no proof. You also called Sean Hannity a phony and his cohort, again without showing proof. You say he is harassing you yet by your own admission you are the one that instigated most of the conversation.
DonÔø?t get me wrong, I am not saying that you are lying. It just appears to me that you use a lot of words that really do not make a valid point. As of right now your credibility with me is at a long time low.
For some time now I have been reading your columns with some interest but wondering why you use so many words, when you could have said it in a couple of paragraphs. Now it looks like the use of so many words is due to the lack substance.

Vladimir Val on September 17, 2008 at 11:30 am

Not good. Sorry to hear that.
I hope for his sake that he is not a complete fraud. But it just goes to show: when dealing with Arabs you cannot be too careful since they’re all pathological liars.

sheik yer'mami on September 17, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Let Walid know your thoughts at:
http://www.shoebat.com/contact.php?PHPSESSID=3159e3357a4685a7c8fe308cdedc8a64
KP

kaps on September 17, 2008 at 8:10 pm

I just wanted to say regarding Rachel Neuwirth she is a twice divorced women who has a history of endless making harassing call’s to left wing men (the men had to call the police to get her to stop making endless harassing phone calls) who yeah I agree are left wing and were professiors and said some left wing things about Israel but it seems she has a thrill of harrasing men who some of them don’t know any better and certainlly a women who is twice divorced I have a hard time thinking really is helping the Jewish People. There was an article on Masada 2000 about her that was suppose to be complementing her (although it isn’t their anymore as I clicked the link and it mentioned she was twice divorced and left wing people considered her unreasonable and impossible to talk to and they mentioned she would make these harrasing phone calls and not leave these men alone) This was to put her in a good light but I actually was very upset and this no longer made me thing highly of Rachel. I don’t see how it helps our cause to just make crazy calls to some left wing men who are of little consequence anyway. She seemed as someone that seems to just get a thrill from harrasing men who were left wing. You have left wingers who are intolerant and abusive for their own power grab she comes across as someone right wing who just enjoyed harrassing left wing people but didn’t want to have any discussion just harrass them and make herself look good but not much substance to what she was doing. Since she is twice divorced I wonder how she treated her 2 ex’s. For all this talk of plagarism which is bad I am tired of women that think a man’s money is for the women to take for the slightest thing the woman feels the man is wrong about and just violate the marriage and make THE MAN PAY even though you are violating the marriage contract. It is also corrupt and sleazy even though sadly it is VERY LEGAL in this country and if you want to complain about Hannity and Shoebat AND RIGHTFULLY SO from what I know of Rachel (I would love to be proven wrong here with some evidence) she is not a good person either.

adam6275 on September 17, 2008 at 11:11 pm

What a coincidence! I’d read your posting about Mr. Shoebat and yesterday I received the “Obsession” CD in my local newspaper, “The Examiner”. As you probably know, it was an advertising supplement to many newspapers across the country. Thanks for exposing Mr. Shoebat, although it make me doubt the some of the views expressed in the movie. Especially the heavy comparison of Radical Islam to the Nazis’. When you find a chance, please read Patrick Buchanan’s newest book, “Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War.” I think a comparison with Communism would be far more appropriate, and chilling. Thank you for your time.

Steve on September 20, 2008 at 11:47 am

Very sad. If Mr. Shoebat is indeed a fraud (and the Jerusalem Post article seems to indicate that the terrorist acts that Mr. Shoebat claimed to have done never actually took place) that is quite distressing, considering that he may have conned a number of people including the producers of “Obsession”.
Just one correction to your article. You mention Brigitte Gabriel as a former muslim. As far as I am aware she has always been a Christian (and I believe she has never claimed to ever be a muslim).
[R: NEVER SAID SHE WAS A FORMER MUSLIM. I WAS REFERRING TO AYAAN HIRSI ALI. BUT WILL CLARIFY, SINCE IT SOUNDED CONFUSING TO YOU. DS]

Razdan on October 9, 2008 at 2:47 pm

I became acquainted with Walid several years ago through discussion forum, hosted by Answering-Islam. Back then most of us (former Muslims)) were young in the faith and had much to learn about Christ. From Walid’s contributions to MMB forum, I was able to develop new ideas and become an effective witness for Christ to Muslims: I am grateful for Walid’s knack for details, which helped in my outreach ministry
If Ms Schlussel’s article is an accurate record of Walid’s conduct toward her, then I am sorry to say it adds to my disappointments with him. However couple things mentioned about Walid seem out of character. Walid “pretending to hate the devil merely to live upon his income” (Khalil Gibran) is certainly one of them; hopefully Walid will open the accounting ledger. Embellishing or creating a story to lend greater weight to his transformation from Pali terrorist to champion of Israel is possible. But equally possible the bombing was not carried out simply because he lost courage; difficult thing for any man to admit. Nonetheless a witness for Christ should always be truthful.
All in all, Walid needs to stop being yet another expert on the “Muslim mind” and start serving Lord Jesus in meaningful ways. In his fear-mongering language it’s difficult to see a difference between anti-Islam and anti-Muslim. Frankly, Christians are supposed to be anti-any faith (including Rabbinic Judaism) that denies the only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ, but not its adherents. Furthermore we have no commands to be apologists for any nation, including Israel.
Sorry for the untimely post.
Regards, Joseph Jibran

Joseph_Jibran on November 20, 2008 at 2:42 am

BS”D

I remember seeing him on some interview put up on “YouTube”. At first, I thought – “okay, why not?” – but I couldn’t help thinking – “would you buy a used flying carpet from this guy?” and the answer, alas, was…NOOOOO!

Sarah Leah Lawent on March 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm

What does the PLO have to do with Islam? Christians HATE THIS LIAR!!
Till the 90?s, the PLO was a COMMUNIST left wing party that had nothing to do with Islam (IT’S STILL NOT ISLAMIC AND HAS NEVER BEEN).
The only reasons this LYING IDIOT goes around telling he’s an ex Muslim terrorist are 1) MONEY; 2) To be able to write and SELL BOOKS; 3) FAME. This piece of dirt is climbing on the bodies of the Americans killed in 9/11 and is trading with their lives to fill his pocket. WHERE WAS THIS LOSER BEFORE 9/11?!

Alex on May 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm

From The Torah’s times all tragedy of the Hebrews came not from their enemies abroad, but from treacherous pretenders inside. The fallacy used in this article is called “ad hominem”( attacking an opponent’s motives or character rather than the policy or position they maintain). Why, you leftist sickos, are not arguing rather true or false what he is saying about the Arab savages and their “Instruction manual for robbery, genocide, conquest and rape of children” called Quoran?

Maccabee on September 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Oy, there are others like Shoebat:
(From Sept 2010)
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/37211_Values_Voter_Summit_Features_Fake_Ex-Jihadi

Underground on September 21, 2010 at 1:42 am

That guy seems to me some kind of Crackpot Debbie….Can I give you an advice !!! Don’t answer his e-mails,keep them and if he go too fare one day or never stop to send you e-mails and bothering you,just give them to th Police and Sue him,Voilà!….Because when you answer at these kind of Nut you only give them more Fuel,Lolll.
Keep the Good Work my Beautiful Debbie,Porky

Porky The Crusader on October 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Debbie:
Keith Davies actually IS an Irish Jew – he was born in Dublin and raised by his grandmother Lahly in Belfast. He is my husband’s cousin and a real con artist. When we first met ihim, he was waiting table in New York, claiming to be an “investment manager” and was intently trying to sell us an interest in fish farms. He even asked us for the name of wealthy members of our then-Houston shul.

He currently lives in a run-down McMansion in Newtown Square, PA, and seems to be supported by his wife and father-in-law.

We avoid Keith as one would avoid any crackpot relative. Shame they haven’t found reason to deport him, but I’m not sure Ireland wants him back.

He’s such as schnorer, he attends Chabbad because they don’t charge him any thing. I believe the Walid Shahid foundation or whatever the hell he is doing is not a legal non-profit.

Stephen J. Hyland on November 14, 2010 at 1:30 am

Scary.

Musiccgirl on May 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Once the ‘msm’ whether Fox or anyone else claims an ‘expert’as their own,,they will move heaven and earth to prove they dint make a mistake. So many ‘experts’ on TV are self promoting morons who could not find their way to the john with a map, flashlight and seeing eye dog. Regardless if Shoebat was a terrorist or not if he lifted your stuff he is a jerk and asshole, a lazy SOB who should be taken off the air…the theft of intellectual property is a big deal and indicates the kind of characters you are dealing with.

Diane on May 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Evidence is good… Sometimes keeping it always for a rainy day.

Augusto Sousa on May 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I am now very disappointed in Walid !
However, I still love his book “God’s war on terror” and find it a fascinating Bible study. What a shame his personal life is a fraud !

Maria on January 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Shoebat is a liar is and spewing his message for money. You don’t think his Christianity is phony as well? Can you be a Christian (or even a Muslim) and deliberately spread lies and hate through false pretense? He just wants the $$$ people!

zoombe on June 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

Debbie …the one and only problem I have with what you’ve written is the dis to Adam Sandler.:( In regards to you deciding to come back against Shoebat after your attempt to refrain from engaging with his constant tormenting…I believe God has his ways of revealing individuals profiting deceitfully on his behalf.
God harden Pharaoh’s heart to his demise…similarly Shoebats heart is hardened towards you to a point of irrational actions…ie. Sandra Medina. Obviously, unable to stand on his own merits as a former “terrorist ” his tactics of sending emails under a different identity further negates any standing that he may have or will ever have…hope he saved all his ill gotten gains…the Wells about to dry up!

will stoop to the “I’m someone else ” statements via email hence staying

Jeff on July 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

No-one trusts the MSM anymore. Journalists tow the line and do what they’re told. There is a reason CNN’s ratings are poor. People are not stupid and we can see through the BS. CNN’s investigation can not even be called such. All I care about is the truth. If someone is lying, then they deserve to be called out. After careful consideration and research of the evidence on both sides, I am convinced CNN and CAIR are the fraudulent liars. Shame on you Debbie-lost my respect.

Catrina on April 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

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