February 17, 2017, - 5:17 pm

Food Writer: “Without Muslim Illegal Aliens, You’ll Miss Out on This Bread Pudding!”

By Debbie Schlussel


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Jihadist Bread Pudding for Everyone! Then, Off With Your Head, Stupid Infidel Kalbeh!

How bad is the pro-illegal alien amnesty BS getting? Well, it’s so bad that you can’t avoid it. Even recipes for food published in the newspaper are getting infected with the propaganda. Take this from a Detroit Newsistan food writer–I’m not interested in her political views, but she’s gonna shove ’em in my face, anyway.



Kate Lawson was for years the Detroit Newsistan’s prolific food writer. She wrote a lot about interesting foods and provided a lot of recipes (though most were not original–she cribbed them from magazines like Gourmet and merely added some comments). I used to love reading her food commentary and cut out her recipes, making a lot of them. She retired a year or so ago, but the Newsistan rehired her (as it has done with a number of others who were supposedly retired), as a freelance writer. (Her husband, Terry, was for years the uber-liberal, but generally sensible Detroit Free Press film critic.)

In light of recent events, including Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement, Lawson saw fit to use her recipe and cooking column to engage in blatant, phoney-baloney political propaganda. She gave us a recipe from her Muslim immigrant neighbors for Egyptian bread pudding and then lectured us about how worried she and her husband are for the Muslims. PUH-LEEZE. Her column was incredibly barfitudinous and filled with falsehoods. Oh, and by the way, Egypt was NOT one of the seven countries that were subject to President Trump’s immigration executive order regarding immigration (thought it should have been).

Get a load of this BS:

We were reading in the newspaper Sunday morning about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and the ensuing demonstrations at airports across the country when the doorbell rang. It was our neighbor’s oldest son, Adnan, whose Muslim family is from central India.

He was bringing over a dessert that his mother, Tasnime, had made. Tasnime is a wonderful cook and loves to share her delicious creations with us. She sends them over via her sons who are both so sweet and smart and we have loved watching them grow from the time they first moved in about five years ago. They are just one of the many families that make up our great neighborhood.

Often Tasnime’s treats are unlikely but no yet [DS: sic] delicious combinations of sugar, spices and nuts often combined with cream, sometimes pastry, shredded carrots and coconut. Tasnime writes down the ingredients for me and when I ask the name, it is usually something unpronounceable but no less delicious. We delight in them every time. But this particular dessert was by far the best we’ve ever sank a spoon into.

In fact, I’m pretty sure Adnan had not yet made it home before we devoured every last bite. When I texted thanks to Tasnime and to ask the recipe she told me it was an Egyptian dessert called Umm Ali (Ali’s Mother), a clearly Middle Eastern version of bread pudding (which happens to be my favorite dessert). No wonder we gobbled it in minutes.

Unlike American bread puddings, which typically use stale bread that’s first soaked in a sweet liquid, Umm Ali uses freshly baked puff pastry for an extra level of deliciousness. Sweetened condensed milk can be used in place of sugar and raisins and coconut are also added making for a divine dessert.

But delicious dessert aside, my husband and I were both struck by the irony of appreciating a Middle Eastern dish while Muslims across the country were being denied access to their homes, families and refuge.

Our neighbors are generous, kind and wonderful people. A couple of years ago, they returned to their homeland to visit relatives – the boys had not yet met their cousins and grandparents living in India. The idea that they would be denied entrance home after their visit is unconscionable. Granted, India was not on the list of banned countries, but we are concerned for them and have offered help should it ever be needed. We are comforted by the global outcry.

BAAAARF. Her uber-naivete and incredibly gullible protestations regarding the faux-“kindness” of Muslims and their inconsequential recipes reminds me of all the ignorant women who gushed about Muslim men that seemed interested in them . . . in order to get a Green Card. “B-b-b-but he looooves me!” Yeah, sure he does. WAKE. UP. Woman.

I’ve had many death, rape, and torture threats from Muslim immigrants to this country (see here and here). Three of them were prosecuted in federal court, and they said they threatened me because I am Jewish and because they wanted to stop me from writing and speaking out–to squelch the same free speech rights that allow Kate Lawson to write this absurd halal twinkie defense for Islamic jihad via immigration. I guess if they’d given Kate Lawson a recipe for baklava or kunafeh, all would be forgiven. Right?

Hmmm . . . did Kate Lawson ask her Muslim neighbors, Adnan and Tasnime, if they will condemn HAMAS and Hezbollah? Or what they think of Jews? Did she ask them if they think there are some instances in which suicide bombings, beheadings, and honor-killings are okay? Did she ask them which they think is supreme: the koran or the Constitution? Did she visit their mosques and schools and note the extremist books and material by Sayyid Qutb and Yousef Al-Qaradawi, both of whom preached that it’s no big deal to slaughter recipe chick Kate Lawson and her hubby like they were halal dinner chicken? Don’t bet on it. Ignorant-pie and head-in-the-sand stew are clearly more tasty to her than truth. She’d rather not face facts and hear the answers.

It’s funny how Kate Lawson and her husband are so concerned about the welfare of their extremist Muslim neighbors, but I’ve never ever read a column by her with recipes from the many American victims of Islamic terrorism. She just isn’t very concerned about them.

Also, I guess Kate Lawson forgot about several famous Muslim immigrants from Egypt, including Mohammed Atta, Yousef Megahed, and Ahmed Mohamed. Plenty of other stupid Americans said they were nice and kind. Can’t wait for their recipes for Shish Tawook! Maybe the ghost of Mohammed Atta can send us his best shawarmeh recipe (though it may be overcooked–it’s very hot where he is now).

Here’s a tip: there are plenty of notable, delicious bread pudding recipes in this world, most of them not from Muslims. Google “bread pudding recipe,” and you’ll get at least 1.8 million results. We really don’t need to jeopardize America’s national security and change its long-term liberal democratic values so we can get some extremists’ lousy bread pudding recipe. And if you really must have the recipe to “Umm Ali’s Pastry Pudding,” you can Google that, too, and get 178,000 results. We don’t need to let more hateful Muslims into our country to get it. Here’s another tip: everybody needs to eat to survive, including extremist Muslims and the terrorists they morally support. Just because they have recipes for their food and it doesn’t taste like dog crap, doesn’t make them peaceful or good candidates for United States residency.

This reminds me of the Detroit-area chain of Middle-Eastern restaurants, La Shish, which was used to finance Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah. The group murdered more Americans than any other group aside from Al-Qaeda. And, yet, I had multiple morons contact me and whine, “but I like their tabbouli sooo much.” Yes, your palate and foodie frivolity are more important than America’s national security. Satiating your spoiled stomach is worth financing murderers. If you’re a dumbass.

And the same goes for the lousy bread pudding recipe. (Can’t wait for the ISIS kafta kebob recipe.)

Secure borders isn’t about stopping good recipes and dishes from penetrating America. It’s about stopping extremists from penetrating America. Anyone who doesn’t get that is a complete imbecile.

Here’s some frank advice for Kate Lawson: your political views belong on the editorial and op-ed pages of your newspaper. NOT in recipes in the food and style section. Trying to bait and switch me to feed me your BS is cowardly and fraudulent. I really don’t need your spoon full of saccharine to make your defective “medicine” go down.

Last question for the woman who thinks we should let in extremists in the interest of gastronomy:

So how does that Muslim bread pudding taste when you no longer have a head?

When Muslims reach critical mass and take over because of her stupid views on immigration, useful idiots like Kate Lawson and her descendants will be the first to get a chance to find out.

Attention, Kate Lawson and all other ideologically-inclined food writers:

Just shut up and give me the damn recipes. Keep your politics to yourself.

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22 Responses

Good review!

Trump should have gone further but since he was blocked on having a list of seven Muslim countries to keep bad guys from them from coming here, you don’t have to imagine the uproar on the Left had he really imposed a Muslim ban and contra Kate Lawson, it wasn’t one.

She’s upset he’s keeping a campaign promise and she doesn’t care about the forgotten people Trump champions – you know, the one who lives were forever changed by Islamic terrorists and illegal alien drunk drivers.

Some people have forgotten they live in America – and if they like Islam so much, this country isn’t for them. Instead of forcing Muslims down our throats, they should go live with them. Ditto for those who commiserate with the plight of all the other illegal aliens in our midst – same advice to them.

Along with their halal food recipes and extremist political views and leave the rest of us alone to keep America around for future generations.

NormanF on February 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Sounds like that lady made that story up. Even if she didn’t, bread pudding?!??!?!??!!!! Playoffs?!???!!! Playoffs?!??!??!!! Playoffs?!?!??!!!!??

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 18, 2017 at 1:12 am

Wonder if Ms. Lawson’s been following the (stupid) example of so-called “food critic” for the Freep a.k.a. Free Pressistan, Mark Kurlyandchik, who (as Debbie noted in an article last year) has worked to inject his uber-lefty politics into all his critiques of area restaurants.

Concerned Patriot on February 18, 2017 at 8:24 am

Good day Dear Debbie! every single Illegal Aliens, every one who entered America USA the beautifull illegally should be deported to his or her country of origin! they broke the law to begin with! Deportation! we want and we need good and great people who love America and who Love Israel and who love our police officers in America who are working so hard! I Love our Police Officers in The (USA America) with all my respect! Tirdad!

TIRDAD GHARIB on February 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Even cattle seem to know when they are being fattened up for the kill…I guess good old Kate prefers a diabetic coma to lucid thought.

YCHtT on February 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

As a professional chef & native Southerner, I can think of about a million different places to get great recipes for bread pudding. And quite a few places here in Nashville to actually go & eat it!!!

Cicero's Ghost (NB) on February 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm

A recipe for heart attack! Condensed milk, loaded with saturated fat, coconut, larded with immense quantities of saturated fat, and pastries, with who knows what artery-clogging elements are included. What would we do without this death-wish recipe from our Muslim residents?

Little Al on February 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Yes, ideology has certainly permeated our press. There was a Wall Street Journal front page photo a couple of days ago with a ‘sweet Iranian woman’ with her ‘darling dog.’ Are they all like that?

In spite of themselves, the WSJ photo included two ominous apparently Middle Eastern men lurking in the background.

Little Al on February 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Don’t these leftards know they will be in the front line on both sides? The will not survive because noone will trust them!

AusGman on February 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm

I dunno about others, but I make it a point to boycott anything marked ‘halal’ on it. If any foodmaker goes that extra distance to make it Islam compliant, I’m just not going there, in a world that has a bonanza of alternatives

Infidel on February 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Agreed, Infidel. Plus another consideration is that halal meats in essence have been sacrificed to whatever heathen god it is that muslims worship.

    Then there’s this (and I caution those who get easily grossed out to not read it):
    There were two halal shops where I used to live in NYC. I used to watch them deliver the carcasses to one of them by piling them on the sidewalk uncovered…yes the same sidewalk used by dog owners to walk their four-legged friends and by business owners who piled their stinking garbage. My ex-wife was passing the other shop when she saw the old man come outside to lotion his scaly feet and then return behind the counter without even washing his hands. NO THANKS!

    YCHtT on February 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Kate is enabling evil, and should be viewed in that light.

Worry01 on February 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

YCHtT, precisely!!! First of all, their hygene is non existent. And then again, the way in which the animals are slaughtered – unlike modern Western methods where they are instantly killed – leaves me nauseated.

And I’m not even a vegetarian

Infidel on February 20, 2017 at 12:24 am

I agree about anything labeled “halal,” completely.

Oh!!! One more thing.

After tasting it once eons and eons ago, . . .

I ALWAYS make it a point to MISS bread pudding, whenever it’s served. I don’t need anyone imbued with The Halalization of Amerika to tell me that Muslims do it better and with finer ingredients.

Now if a Jew offered me bread pudding and said it’s not like other bread puddings, you’ll really go for this, . . .

I’d consider it strongly, and taste it. If I didn’t like it, . . .

then it would go back to where I have consigned all bread puddings for the time being. In Pudd-atory.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 20, 2017 at 5:44 am

Spot on again Debbie. A note about Mohammed Atta. He was well known in kosher restaurants in the Hollywood, FL area before he murdered 1000’s of Americans. I bet the people that met him would have said how nice and polite he was.

Hillel on February 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

I think if these Immigrants must leave their country they should go to Mexico. Then the cartels could deal with the madness. Send them to Mexico

MrBigBrain on February 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Growing up as I did, I’d have no reason to feel gastronomically deprived had folks on the travel moratorium been rejected. My mother’s family immigrated (legally) from Syria a century ago, and brought with them the food culture of Jewish Aleppo. From main dishes to deserts, my mother and grandmothers made it all. They’ve all passed, but the Syrian Jews of Flatbush retain the culinary traditions.

Raymond in DC on February 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Hey, Raymond, Flatbush, huh? I’m still stuck in NYC, tell the family I’ll be over tomorrow.

LOL!!!

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Bread PUDDING?????!!!?!!?!?!!!!??!!!!! . . . ?

SERIOUS, lee????!?!?!?!!! (of the lower case “lee”???)

If you haven’t tried spotted dick, you haven’t had dessert.

Serious, lee. By Aunty’s of New Zealand, no less.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Obviously Lawson is clueless a pure example of a useful idiot. First off Egypt as you pointed out wasn’t even on the list of countries mentioned for vetting immigrants although they have had their share of terrorists who have attacked American citizens and whose military is currently battling it out against the Muslim brotherhood an trying to shut down HamAss (hamas) tunnels which were been used to smuggle weapons in that would be used against civilians. Honestly it is just common sense to screen potential immigrants coming from countries that have a problem with radical Islamist’s that list should include even more countries than mentioned I myself believe there is a difference between radicals and moderates but in saying that I will add no radical Islamist should be allowed into the country an there is nothing wrong with screening to make sure that doesn’t happen I think all of us with common sense realize that groups such as ISIS are weeding themselves in among the refugees in order to gain access to Western countries kind of like a Trojan horse.

Jennifer on February 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

What’s that really cool Jewish dessert that relatives were always offering me when I was a kid? Ruglach, is that what it’s called? I think I always mix that up with Arrugula, which is NOT the same thing. LOL!!!

BREAD PUDDING?!??!??!!! PLAYOFFS?!??!??!!!! Nobody’s thinkin’ ’bout PLAYOFFS!??!??!?!!!

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Ruglach. Now THAT’S DESSERT!!!

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on February 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

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