September 14, 2010, - 12:49 pm

Questions About Released Far-Left Activist “Hiker” Sarah Shourd

By Debbie Schlussel

As you probably know, today, far-left, anti-American, anti-Israel activist “writer” Sarah Shourd was released from Iranian custody in exchange for $500,000 bail.

You know my position on Shourd and her cohorts.  As I’ve written, they are far-left, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian propagandists who lived in Syria–another Muslim, human rights abusing, terrorist-host state for which she served as an apologist and shill, writing gushing articles about the country.  (See also, here.)  They went hiking in Iran.  They lived in Syria.  They knew the risks, and it’s sad that tax-funded public servants spent oodles of time on them.  I’m sorry that Shourd–reports say–may have breast cancer.  But that doesn’t change who she is:  a shill for Palestinian and Syrian Islamic terrorists.  She is an activist (her own self-description), NOT a journalist (not that being a journalist would make her any more important).

And I have a few questions:

*  Who put up the $500,000 bail money to get Shourd out of Iran?  Was it George Soros or one of his shell companies or organizations?

*  How long until Shourd starts spouting her anti-American, anti-Israel, pan-Islamic garbage in books, on Oprah and other TV interviews, etc?

3-2-1 . . .

Instead of the gushing over this undeserving woman, let’s hear some answers to these questions.  Let’s just even hear the questions being asked.

But no mainstream media news outlet–including Prince AlWaleed’s FOX News–is bothering to ask them.  Too busy drooling for no reason over this  “American hiker.”

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56 Responses

Yes, the media will make her another “darling” like Ling in China (I think that was her name).

Hoprah is all over this one for sure… God’s judgment on her.

As goes on September 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Let’s send her happy ass back to Iran and I’m not kidding 🙂

    Lance R. on September 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    North Korea not China.
    Get a clue before you make an opinion.

    Only 49% stupid on September 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Good ariticle Debbie, to be honset with you, I have never heard of this woman, but thanks for the information Schlussel. And from her phsyical looks, she does look like one those ugly looking far left wing women who’s in peoples faces all the time with their radical leftist politics, Debbie, living in New York, I’ve dealt with people like this woman, I know who they are! Since you exposed her as being a jew-hater and anti-Israel, I wouldn’t be surprised if she had the authentic “National Socialist/Nazi” uniform in her closet?

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

Sean R. on September 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm


Love your posts, but please, lose the apostrophe in “it’s borders…”

A nation is identified by its borders, language & culture!

Red Ryder on September 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I love the general level of intelligence on this blog:

“…the media will make her another “darling” like Ling in China (I think that was her name).”

“…from her phsyical looks, she does look like one those ugly looking far left wing women who’s in peoples faces all the time with their radical leftist politics.”

Nice. There are probably a million articles on Laura Ling, but you couldn’t bother to look one up. If you had, you would know, AG, that she was held in NORTH KOREA, not China. But hey, those people all look the same, right?”

And the lovely Sean R. thinks that from a picture, he can figure out a person’s politics. Where’s your photo, Sean?

I will say this: she looks nothing like Ms. Schlussel – she’d need a layer cake of makeup and a gallon of silicone in her lips to ever start to.

Keith on September 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Was that your grand intellectual contribution? You berate others for going after someone’s personal appearance, and then you do the same at the end. It is rather like a street walker calling a stripper a whore. You might actually try addressing the issues brought up by the Shourd case if you want your “intellectual” abilities to be taken seriously. I will leave you to your facial and curlers now.

    Worry01 on September 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Frankly, Keith, I pay absolutely no attention to media whores like Ling and now this one, and don’t care where they went or whether they come back.

    They set off to make a dishonest buck, get busted, we bail them out, then return to make a dishonest buck. Not my cup of purple kool-aid, but it is YOURS.

    Both were up to something, then come back here, lie, and are turned into s/heros.

    Now, finish your purple kool-aid.

    As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Obviously looks mean a lot to you, Keith, but it’s OK; not every man finds women attractive! Cheer up!

    juniper on September 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

      Well, opinions differ. I’m sure you prefer the “Schlussel Look” – airbrushed and made up beyond belief. Take a look at her other pics on the web; they look nothing like the one above. They say a camera adds 10 pounds; Schlussel must have eaten about 20 of them.

      It’s ok, though – I realize that you’ve never met any real women, sitting there humping your hand in your parents basement. Fantasize all you want!

      Keith on September 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

She has a face that even a mother would want to stone.

Bill Willett on September 14, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Was the $500,000 “bail” a payoff? I’m confused…is she going to return for a trial?

NancyB on September 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    What do YOU think? Because it’s bail and because she won’t be returning for her “trial”, the money is forfeited.

    Sounds like a fancy bribe to me.

    As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Kieth, Whats the easiest job in the world….Chineese Police Sketch Artist….1.2 billion people, all 5’2″, with a haircut like Moe….”yes, dat da guy, dat da guy…!” just kidding…but i did notice how in the same breath of berating a shallow posting you did manage to tank rank with said shallowness…hypocrit! thanks for stopping by, refudiate that!

hill billy on September 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm


….I just saw this statement from local Democrat Evanston Alderman Donald ‘The Lapdog Nebbish’ Wilson, whose ward encompasses the school. He said he talked with Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington before deciding to come to the area. Wilson said on his arrival he saw the body from a distance.

“It was pretty gruesome,” Wilson said. “My impression is as a (civilian), not an investigator, it would seem as if it was some kind of suicide situation.

…..RIIIGHHTTTT!… decapitation is ALWAYS suicide!!!!

Nick Fury on September 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    (an update:)
    I found this blogged from a Chicago cop (edited for propriety…:

    “Suicide by pipe bombs? Come on… bulls***. This guy was on his way to do a terror attack and one or more of the pipe bombs he was carrying went off.

    And police came out when the bombs went off at 4 am and couldn’t find the body???

    Damn* are we all protected from terrorists or what?

    F***ing Mookie and his Buddah dog has to find the body all the responding cops missed.

    We are truly f***ed! ”

    Nick Fury on September 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Ha, ha ha ha – that’s a good one, hill billy!

I’ve got one back at you:

Q: How do you hide a $100 from a Jew?
A: There is no way – You can’t!

Ha, ha, ha… Isn’t discrimination and stereotyping fun?

Keith on September 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Hey Keith, still waiting for you to show your sophistication. So far, you have shown only that you are a strident moron.

    skzion on September 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      Judging by your comments, you’re obviously a jew-hater (and not the brightest bulb in the pack by far). Where is your photo by the way? I would like to use it for target practice, next to the pic of Arafat, Hitler, Farrakhan, and the rest of the wicked retarded shwartzes.
      Actually that would be too big of a privilege for you (and boost your already inflated ego), perhaps I won’t use your photo after all. You ignorant cluck! *smooches*

      Renegade Jew on September 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Jews ARE a race, islam is not. You are a racist!

    juniper on September 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

I’m not sure what Ms. Shourd and her two friends were doing “hiking” along the Iranian border, but they have gotten a good dose of medicine for whatever ailed them. I’m not too sure what these three were up to, but if they were seeking publicity and expected to be released after a couple of quick apologies by the US State Department, it didn’t work. When they had their visits from their parent(s) at the one year anniversary of their capture, it was pathetic to listen to Ms Shourd’s mother beg for mercy for her poor daughter. Maybe if Mama Shourd hadn’t raised a dunce (duncette?), she wouldn’t have been in this predicament. It’s like Sgt Striker said in The Sands of Iwo Jima, “Life’s tough, it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”

Bill on September 14, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Yes. She’ll appear on Hoprah……..but don’t forget The Today Show, Larry King, 60 Minutes, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, etc. Maybe a TV special with her part being played by Lindsay Lohan. How about a book deal? The whole thing is sickening. Journalism isn’t dying – it’s dead and buried. The H.V. Kaltenbornd of the past have been replaced with idiots like Savannah Guthrie, Contessa Brewer, Brian (I bow) Williams and their ilk. Thank you Debbie, for being a light in the wilderness.

    Herbster on September 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    “Life’s tough, it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”

    Absolutely hilarious! Thank you for the laugh.

    As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Schlussel, you’re genius, reading between the lines! I had this debate with family members the other day. I told them you can tell that they’re America haters just by their countenance. The pseudo-“PRAVADA MEDIA,” had described their ordeal as “hikers getting lost.” Yeah, surrrre!

What are they teaching in journalism school these days- Joseph Goebbels’ Principles of Propaganda?

Patrick Power on September 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Patrick Power, another moron. Hey dude, last time I checked, Schlussel went to law school, not journalism school.

    skzion on September 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

      Journalism School is as big a JOKE as Department of Education.

      As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I wonder if she really is/was a spy? And, why would the US govt be paying the ransom of a half million dollars, if she’s not a spy?

Speaking of burkas, the French are enacting their anti-burka law today. The “religion of Peace” has caused an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower. French authorities say, “it’s routine.”

J.S. on September 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    We don’t know that our govt paid the $500,000.

    That’s one of the first questions: who paid the ransom disguised as “bail”?

    Muzzies are all about money.

    As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I wonder how much Iran will want for the other morons captured with this terrorist wannabe.

Jarhead on September 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm

is is me or does sarah look like a jewish muslim? i wonder…

but why hike so close to iran? why like in syria? damn liberals!

mary stewart on September 14, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I hear she has cancer, but we cannot count on that.

skzion on September 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    sk posted:

    “I hear she has cancer, but we cannot count on that.”

    You said what I was thinking only funnier. LOL

    As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

      As goes – maybe they should send her to Libya. I hear they have excellent medical care. Look how long they extended the Lockerbie bomber’s life.

      Jarhead on September 14, 2010 at 11:01 pm


        I also recalled the Lockerbie killer… Yes, it would appear that this bribe disguised as bail cuts another way: an attempt to appear as if it was a humanitarian move.

        Right, muzzies, conners and schemers on multiple fronts. I serious doubt she was seen by any doctor unless the clap set in after all the filthy sex she had with her captors.

        As goes on September 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Unfortunately, I disagree with you on this one. Remember that they are all Americans, whether deserving of our help or not. Whatever the reason that got them captured, Iran is unfairly holding them as bargaining piece against not their families, but the US. I don’t believe for a second that we should give up a real prisoner in return for their release, but our country needs to fight for them. Our rights and freedoms do not come by way of a litmus test that deems if we are worthy. We spent billions defending people in Iraq and Afghanistan whom we have no obligations to. We need to stand up and defend America, even if America happens to be 3 idiots this time.

Only 49% stupid on September 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    To: Only 49% stupid on September 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm


    You just moved up the Stupid Meter.

    You are now registering 100% STUPID.

    Kudos and props.

    Remember, “Life is tough; it’s tougher when you’re STUPID.”

    As goes on September 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      You’re right, lets decide who is worthy to be American. I think Germany did the same thing a while back.

      Only 49% stupid on September 14, 2010 at 7:33 pm

        49%, the issue is whether extraordinary resources should be used to rescue people who, evidently because of their hatred of America, ignored warnings and endangered themselves, and who did their part in giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

        To put the point in other terms, this is an example of “moral hazard.” When a government is willing to expend such resources, it actually increases the likelihood of the behavior in the first place.

        skzion on September 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm

          Well stated as always, sk.

          I am sure we won’t be hearing from 100% Stupid for a while…

          Do you think STUPID will respond?

          As goes on September 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

          skzion: Come on. Irregardless of what their feelings might have been, are, or will be about the US, they got themselves in trouble by being arrogant and foolish. Police, Fire, Coast Guard help and rescue people no less foolish every day, often at great expense. We help people that make mistakes because along the way everyone makes mistakes.

          “One of the most important tasks of the Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is to provide assistance to U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad.” – U.S. Dept. of State website

          If your children were visiting the Holy Land and decided to go somewhere they oughtn’t, would you be beating the same drum? Don’t let the real or perceived wrongs that these AMERICANS have done to you cloud your judgment about what is right. America is freedom. Freedom to think and speak freely. Who hates America? A country by the will of the people, not a people by the will of the country. Who hates America? Disliking what the country does doesn’t mean you don’t love your country. In less than a month all of us will vote for a candidate who promises to change everything. Do we all hate America?

          As far as moral hazard, I think 99 44/100% of people still appreciate that even a day in prison, foreign or domestic, is extremely unpleasant and best avoided. I think the fact that they already spent 13 mos. in Iran sends enough of a message that the US can’t just make it go away. I also find it strange you think these “America haters” have so much faith in the country they detest.

          OK, since I’m sure I haven’t won you over, how about this? All three of them are in cahoots with Iran and they planned this all out so that we would release the underwear bomber. I’m sure that sounds plausible to this crowd, and I look forward to seeing the story on tomorrow.

          Only 49% Stupid on September 17, 2010 at 2:07 am

One of the most alarming aspects of this episode is the fact that a huge percentage of the Left can get snatched up by Islam, detained and corn-holed in an Iranian prison for a solid year, and they will still blame and hate the Right more than the very zinjanthropus who would come after and do away with Liberals FIRST if they were to get their way to world domination.

hill billy on September 14, 2010 at 7:32 pm

As goes… Looks like we both got deleted… (?!)

skzion on September 14, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Never mind. Must have been a glitch.

skzion on September 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Didn’t she thank those barbarians that kept her “locked up” for the wonderful treatment. She looked like she just came out of a resort if you ask me.

Nice work again DS as I had a hunch they were silly lefties but I had no idea that they were sleeping with the enemy as well.

soyphobia on September 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm

The question I would like answered is will the anti-American scum come out and admit all she thought bad about America was wrong?

One would think being stuck in Iran all that time would perhaps have her thinking TWICE about her silly, selfish, insane leftism. (I will not hold breath…Leftism becomes so part of these dopes’ being that it’s hard to give up if one lacks true character.

Also, I wanna know who paid the $$$? America is looking so weak now it is beyond sad.

50% stupid…did you forget who was Prez? Puh-leeze!

Skunky on September 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Iran should feel free to keep all the ugly American women they want. I have no problem with that…

#1 Vato on September 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Honestly, I can never muster any sympathy for anyone who travels to these third world toilets for tourism or to try to paint the indigenous culture as some kind of shining example. Go there as a soldier in defense of democracy? I’m behind that. Go there to bring health care to the oppressed masses? Again, I’m behind that. But if you go there to “hike”, knowing full well what a dangerous, anti-American country it is, well, as far as I’m concerned you can get f*cked.

Amy on September 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    “…as far as I’m concerned you can get f*cked.”

    I am sure they have all been by now and multiple times. They have been defiled by filthy muzzies.

    As goes on September 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm

How about we trade Jimmy Carter for the other two idiots? I could get behind that.

– somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot.

Jarhead on September 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

This feels like deja vu. Yvonne Ridley in the UK – who also shills for palestinians, is anti-Semitic, reports for Press TV, was kidnapped by the Taliban some years ago and converted to islam shortly afterwards in a highly publicised way.

I have a feeling this Shourd woman is going to come out with the same stuff; how she “discovered” islam in prison.

juniper on September 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

To that moronic schmuck Keith (are you by any chance Queif Odorwoman from MSNBC/GE?), I’ve met people like this female in life, they are the one’s who are always in people’s faces all the time with their radical left wing politics, a few years ago when I was going to work at my old job, this woman who looks something like this lady stood outside a building in Midtown Manhattan and was giving out propaganda papers to people on the streets in which she supports the 20-30 million illegal aliens living in this country, I didn’t take her propaganda papers because I saw what it read in large print. And there was the back 4-5 years ago also in Manhattan a group of woman held their so-called anti-war protest and they were all up in people’s faces throughout the demonstration like the hyenia’s they are. And Keith, I don’t have to show a picture of myself, and I happen to look more attracting than this woman, and some people think that I’m a liberal, because of the way I dress (I dress pretty conservatively, and little old fashion as well) and the way I physically look, but they don’t know what I’m thinking between my ears! And BTW Keith, where’s your photo since you ask for my photo?

“A nation is identified by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Keith is obviously a Mo.

    As goes on September 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

She was a hostage. Ransom was paid. Just vile.

gorp from corp on September 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I’d just like to say that it was “As goes” who made the statement about Ling in China (it was Korea but … they went through China.) Not *this* AG! :p

AG on September 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Agree with you about these far leftists and anti-American/Israel. Josh Fattal grew up not far from me in Elkins Park, PA which is in Cheltenham, PA (Cheltenham High School Alumni include Reggie Jackson, the Netanyahu brothers, talk show host Mark Levin, the Brecker Brothers…anyway, it’s disgusting how these people bad mouth America and Israel. Keep up the great work Deb.

Marc on September 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

You say:
” far-left, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian”
But you are repeating yourself. Just say ‘anti-Israel,’ and you have said it all.
C’m’on, you’re talking only to like minds here.

adriana on September 16, 2010 at 1:28 am

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