September 23, 2008, - 3:44 pm

Not Guilty!: My Victory Today Over Hezbollah in a Michigan Court

By Debbie Schlussel
As you probably noticed (several readers did–and thanks for watching my spelling back!), I unwittingly typoed the word “Mississippi” on my site this morning. Sorry for that, but I was in a hurry to get to court to finish my trial to which I alluded, yesterday.
I just got back from the “NOT GUILTY” verdict (that took the jury 25 minutes to reach) and celebrating with my client and his family.
As I noted, the case involved something I believe in. My client is a Muslim who is not religious and who publicly denounced Hezbollah, likes Israel, and worked undercover for the government as an informant. And he is married to a Jewish woman. Because of all these things, he was framed by a gang of Hezbollah thugs–one of whom was a Hezbollah terrorist, and gullible prosecutors bought into it.


Happily, I got my client acquitted, but the case demonstrates everything that is wrong with how America treats the few moderate, pro-American Muslims and how they treat the serious terrorist supporters and enablers.
More on that later in an extensive column. Suffice it to say, I’m very proud. Today was a great day in the war against Islamic terrorists on our soil, but sadly, only a blip in our usual political correctness.
I was lucky to have such a great and intelligent jury. Stay tuned for more.

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37 Responses

Congratulations!! We could use more good news of this type.

BWR on September 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Congratulations…and it’s “alluded to,” not “eluded to.”

JoeChill on September 23, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Congratulations and Bravo Zulu.
Keep up the good work!

timjansing on September 23, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Miss Schlussel:
Will this story be portrayed in a television mini-series, or will it be a full length Hollywood motion picture production with a cast of thousands and a budget of millions?
Will you play yourself, or which Hollywood actress do you plan to have depict your character?
Who’s writing the script?
Will the theme music be an original composition, or will you select an existing pop hit as the background music?
Will there be any romantic scenes?
Hey, I’m SERIOUS!!!
Can I have a small part?
I’ve acted in local community theatre plays, and I was a real-life prison guard on duty in the movie, “THE EXECUTIONER’S SONG”, about the execution of convicted murderer, Gary Gilmore.
They even paid me a royalty and residuals.
Ah, but I would HATE to go to Detroit.
How can you stand living there?
If it weren’t for the Soldiers’ Home, there’s no way I’d choose to reside in Washington, D.C.
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400
NOTE: “My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan.”

writesong on September 23, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Hi Debbie,
That’s great to hear.
While there is no moderation in Islam,
there are moderate Muslims (generally non-Religious or ignoring Islamist precepts) out there. Unfortunately the Bush administration seems to favor the Islamist types with its faux Democratization of the Middle East.
I work with a Moderate Muslim myself, who I think the world of. She is an award winning journalist from Uzbekistan, who directed a movie at age 18, is against Sharia law, FGM, etc.; for women’s rights; would never wear a Hijab, and founded the first women’s blog in Uzbekistan. My friend’s very lucky, because she grew up in a Russified Uzbekistan and then in post-Soviet Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov basically carried on the Soviet policies, although less efficiently.

Mister Ghost on September 23, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Congratulations Debbie as I am very proud of you and keep fighting the fight.We are so blessed and lucky to have you on our side. You are forever in my prayers.

Tamster on September 23, 2008 at 4:30 pm


Daniel on September 23, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Excellent! Thanks Debbie! I can’t wait to read details – or see them!

nyone on September 23, 2008 at 4:45 pm


Daniel on September 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm

The people of Michigan have spoken:
WE’RE *%@#*!% FED UP!
Mazel tov, Debbie. Can’t wait to read about the specifics of the framing.

Second City on September 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Congrats Debbie,to you and your client.
Been missing you lots!

BB on September 23, 2008 at 5:28 pm

You deserve a lot of credit for standing up to those creeps. You were lucky you got a good jury with all the indoctrination going on about how wonderful the Muslims are, even though large percentages are not loyal to the United States, and would not mind seeing violent Muslim attacks against us, or would prepetrate those attacks themselves.

c f on September 23, 2008 at 5:51 pm

How much of ones personal assets would had one had to pay to get themselves acquitted? I am sure the average middle class person doesn’t get free representation if you have assets, home, car, savings. I think of people not fortunate to have Debbie back him or her in court, how they would suffer. Perhaps someone else would have had to plea bargain though innocent to save the family’s assets.

StuLongIsland on September 23, 2008 at 6:23 pm

I know the relief you felt because I too was found NOT GUILTY last Friday.
It’s horrible being falsely accused.

GOLDENMIKE4393 on September 23, 2008 at 6:37 pm

I’ve got the popcorn and a diet coke standing by. Can’t wait for part 2!!!

cirrus1701 on September 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Congratulations!! Dont mess with Debbie from the Block.
Refreshing to see you go up against the enablers of Islamofascism and win as Ahmadinejad gives his informal coded endorsement of Obama “American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders”
Well you do you do great work, you will stand up to the enemies against us while cowards like Sandra Bernhard will make disgusting comments with nothing to offer for our country. Seeing her face on your website for 3 days was a bit too much. Maybe next time we can get a warning of extreme graphic images.

californiascreaming on September 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Congratulations Debbie! And thanks for going for the long haul. You set a great example for the rest of us.

Shawmut on September 23, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Great work, Debbie!

Underzog on September 23, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Good for you Debbie. It may be years before you find another innocent criminal defendant.

Anonymous1 on September 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Congratulations from all of us!

bhparkman on September 23, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Good job Deb!!! Your father would be proud!!!

tita2juju on September 23, 2008 at 10:34 pm

So many terrorists. So little time.
Thank you Debbie. At the end of the day, you can only save the world one person at a time.

There is NO Santa Claus on September 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm


KevinQC on September 23, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Cool-good for you. Your client sounds like good person.

mindy1 on September 23, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Debbie –
You are a patriot in the mold of G. Washington or A. Jackson; thank you for your service.

NickFury on September 23, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Congratulations on a job well done. As usual you stepped up when you were called.

samurai on September 24, 2008 at 9:47 am

Hooray for you Debbie and your client!

Blanco on September 24, 2008 at 9:59 am

Congratulations Debbie, Thank G_D you were here! Who would have guessed, you of all people would defend a Muslim. Just goes to show all those people who think you are a (fill in the blank here). As you have always said, you are not against Muslims, just those who would like to see you and the rest of the non practicing Muslims wiped off the face of the earth. Now only if our administration would do its job curtailing the terrorists in this country instead of importing them by the plane loads these types of things wouldn’t come up so often.
Again, great work, stay safe, be strong, and remember there are alot of people out there who have you in our prayers. G_D Bless!

wolf2012 on September 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations Debbie, and many more.
Watch your back, because you know how they’re bad losers.

Jackson Pearson on September 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Yeah, and Clarence Darrow just so happened to get ‘intelligent juries’. I’m sure you did a helluva job.

poetcomic1 on September 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Well mostly good except a man that really respects Judaism and Israel would let a woman marry a JEWISH MAN.
Are crazy Rabbi’s still have NO CONSEQUENCES if a Jewish woman marries outside the faith as I guess they think every woman who has a nonjewish child is either raped or was FORCED with violence to marry a nonjew which of course any JEWISH MAN OR WOMAN who is involved in the world and listens to other and has social skills knows that this is not true. Our relgious leaders while they don’t bomb people have other serious problems. They would just let those who disagree not be able to work and call them crazy and force them on medication and they would soon starve to death or have other illnesses.

adam6275 on September 24, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Congrats there Debbie. Through your efforts, and those of God, justice prevailed. But for so so many justice does NOT previal, inside courtrooms, and many are exposed to Illegal Aliens/Gangs…justice where it is no so…civilized.
It is so very sad that our Country, our beliefs, etc. are being attacked on so many fronts (i.e. courtroom, schools, legislature, local ordinances, state mandates, charters, religious extremists by the Saudi’s here in Virginia, ACLA, La Raza, etc. it very well is an ORCHASTRATED ATTACK on American Citizens and the American Way of Life.
I am sadden by so many “selective enforcement” and/or “discrimination” that I witness it is just power. Power to go after the “establishment”.
Thankfully you prevailed in your case and you should be proud as everyone is for you.
I wish that there were more people like you, and me, so that we would be able to help more people and hopefully one day the “truth” will get out and times will be a changing. Take care. Nuff said. NOSTADAMUSLIVES by Jeff Schrembs

Nostradamus on September 25, 2008 at 4:58 am

CONGRATULATIONS to your and your client, Debbie!

Madame Vengier on September 25, 2008 at 10:22 am

you DEFENDED a muslim? Well I see I misjudged you. I never thought you would sympathize with someone who would kill you and rape your virgin daughters given the chance.
The only good muslim is a terrorist. Like all the rest of them! They dont separate good and bad from other religions, so I dont separate good and bad muslims!

I killed mohammed on September 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Debbie Schlussel is living proof that the Truth is Out There. Congratulations on your Victory !! You stand as a beacon of strength and smarts and courage for all of us. Strive On !!

Roads Skolar on September 26, 2008 at 8:19 am

Debbie, Great effort on your part, no doubt, with a very satisfying outcome! The liberal media, and liberal infiltrated justice department are only the tip of this disastrous iceberg in our way. I don’t see any US leader today willing to take on the truly evil leaders of countries to numerous to mention here. Your devotion to facts and truth are truly appreciated by all of us.

lighthorseman on September 26, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Way to go, Debbie!!!
Joe B.

Joe B. on October 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm

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