June 22, 2012, - 8:52 pm

Convicted HAMAS Terrorist in Milwaukee Has 2 Strange Fires in 1 Day – Must Be a “Coincidence”

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve been following the case of convicted HAMAS terrorist Jamil Sarsour, a Milwaukee grocery store owner, for years . . . especially after my friends, FBI Agent Robert Wright and retired FBI Agent John Vincent, worked on Operation Vulgar Betrayal, investigating HAMAS terrorists on US soil (all of whom were connected with Al-Qaeda), and I wrote about it in my New York Post column (a longer version of which appears here). In 2003, they complained to ABC News’ Brian Ross that the Bush Administration was letting Sarsour and Globally Designated Terrorists walk the streets of America, free as a bird. Now Sarsour, who pleaded guilty to illegal wire transfer/money-laundering charges, has two very interesting fires in the family–on the SAME day–in Milwaukee. Hey, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. No way a HAMAS terrorist who served four years in an Israeli prison for financing the group is engaged in arson and/or insurance fraud, right? And I’m sure that’s the reason that federal law enforcement agencies are involved in investigating these local Milwaukee fires. Two fires happening to the same family on the same day–happens all the time! Whatta coincidence. You gotta watch the FANTASTIC news report video at this link (which doesn’t have embedding capability) by WTMJ reporter Steve Chamraz before watching the videos below. It’s no coincidence, either, that Sarsour is Arabic for “cockroach.” Why aren’t we keeping the cockroaches out of America?


Two Fires Tied to Milwaukee HAMAS Terrorist Are “Just a Coinkydink”

MILWAUKEE — Local, state and federal agencies were on the scene near 12th and Vliet Thursday, June 21st after a five-alarm fire destroyed a 120-year-old building containing a neighborhood “Food Castle” grocery store Wednesday morning. The official cause of the fire remains under investigation. As it turns out, the five-alarm fire near downtown Milwaukee has been linked with a garage fire in Oak Creek just hours later.

Abraham Silmi owns the “Food Castle” store, and told FOX6 News a worker discovered the back of the building on fire around 7:45 Wednesday morning.

“I ran around the back to see if there was anybody else in the store. There was a low shelf and I banged my head, and then I ran out of the store. It got out of control real fast,” Silmi said.

Records list Jamil Sarsour of Franklin as the owner of the property, and several other properties along Vliet.

On Wednesday, Jamil Sarsour was speaking with investigators near the Vliet Street fire scene when he received a call alerting him that his brother’s home was also on fire. Oak Creek firefighters responded to a fire at the home of Sarsour’s brother, Imad — who also owns properties on Vliet.

Neither Sarsour brother could be reached for comment on Thursday. However, another brother, Salah Sarsour told FOX6 News the two fires were just coincidence. Sarsour released a statement to FOX6 News, saying:

Our family is absolutely certain that the two fires in properties owned by my two brothers was absolutely coincidental. There is no reason for us to believe that the fires were anything other than accidental or electrical in origin. We do not suspect anyone of setting the fires or targeting our family. . . .

Yup, the same HAMAS family has two “accidental,” “electrical” fires in two different locations on the same day all the time. No big deal, habibi.

Jamil Sarsour, the Vliet Street building’s owner, was convicted by an Israeli military court in 1998 of giving the pro-Palestinian group Hamas tens of thousands of dollars. Sarsour spent four years in prison.

Sarsour was also charged in federal court in Milwaukee in 1998 with avoiding reporting requirements in several cash transactions. Sarsour pleaded guilty to those charges in 2004.

Jamil’s brother, Salah told FOX6 News the issues linking his brother to terrorist group is in the past, and has no bearing on Wednesday’s fire.

Uh-huh. Sure it doesn’t. Just like HIV has no bearing on AIDS.

Neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the Wisconsin Fire Marshals Office would comment on the house fire in Oak Creek, or Jamil’s history with Hamas.

They won’t comment. But you know that’s why they’re there investigating what is definitely NOT accidental and very likely an attempt to get some liquid lightnin’ insurance money.


Just a coincidence, Salah Sarsour insists — though a coincidence that is raising eyebrows.

In 1998, store owner Jamil Sarsour was convicted in both U.S. and Israeli courts as a terrorist moneyman.

An Israeli police report detailed Sarsour’s confession.

“I occasionally send money to organizations that may be connected to Hamas without me knowing it,” the report quotes Sarsour.

For that crime, he served a prison sentence in Israel.

American authorities later accepted a guilty plea on an illegal money transfer charge and sentenced Sarsour to probation.

When questioned about whether anyone would want to target his family, Salah Sarsour again pointed to the fires as a coincidence.

“We have no enemies,” Salah Sarsour said. “Things happened. Things happened the same day.”

Salah Sarsour has also been active in anti-Israel causes.

A number of videos on YouTube show Sarsour leading Islamist rallies.

Salah Sarsour Helped Launder Money to HAMAS, Now Tied to Arson

In the 1998 Israeli report, Jamil Sarsour mentioned his brother as the source of some of the money passed along to Hamas.

“The checks that my brother Salah gave me were from a bank in Milwaukee,” Jamil told Israeli investigators. “From the business account. We didn’t want to use personal checks… so the government shouldn’t trace the checks back to us.”

This is what happens when we allow HAMAS terrorists to be residents of the U.S. But, hey, like Barack Obama says, they are American in their hearts and minds, right? As American as a blown-up Sbarro pizza shop.

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34 Responses

Yawwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn! This Judeophobia is really getting old – whether it comes from Arabs, Turks, Pakis or Pollacks!

Infidel on June 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    There are NO COINCIDENCES WITH MUZZIES… anymore than it was a coincidence that Abdul’s screener was “unplugged” in an airport that runs heavies and over the weekend for dry run and minimal news coverage.

    This is chess, not checkers.

    As Goes... on June 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Debbie it’s weird the brothers commited insurance fraud on the same day. I bet they hired some cut rate arsonists who got their dates wrong or purposefully screwed them over. My favorite part of the report was their Islamic Society friend soiling himself on camera. Please come over DS as Shabbat is a particularly auspicious time for me to fertilize your Schlussel egg(s).

A1 on June 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

First of all I would recommend Joe renew his library card and check out books on the Middle East that have footnotes. The Yale Avalon library is also a great resource tool. When I read or hear that narrow view point, it is the person’s lack of knowing that there is a origin of Judaism in technology, literature, philosophy, medication or laws that affect their lives on a daily basis. Case in point is the disproportionate number of Jewish Noble prize winners. One may consider, Moses, Jesus, Marx, Freud, and Einstein that have changed human thought and development. Judaism is twice as old as Christianity and three times as old as Islam. In the early development of Harvard and Yale, Hebrew was a required language for upperclassmen. Currently there has been a push by South Korean families to emulate Jewish reasoning by incorporating Talmudic studies. The constant question of asking “why.’ I hope for people like Joe is that while they are lying in a hospital bed be being cared for, wondering if the medication came from Israel, the machinery made in Israel, the software running the computers made in Israel “silicon valley”, and the Doctor treating people like Joe was made from a Jewish circumcised penis. I have always said “their are no anti-semites in divorce court or hospital beds.

Simon on June 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

Am I the only one here who wishes that A1 would STFU? A1, you have nothing worthwhile to say in public, and frankly, your constant dirty letters to Debbie also violate halacha regarding modesty.

skzion on June 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Well, of course, the two fires are in coincidence, only, what kind of a coincidence?

In primary juridical logic, there are two kinds of coincidences: those parallel or simultaneous occurrences which are by contrivance or design, and those also, which are simple coincidences by random happening.

But, as here, vectors can cross, and thus delineate a single point, coincidences can be conjoined by time, personality, or by other item of attachment, say, a name, . . . a family name.

So that, if coincidences are conjoined by a common defining element, why then are they not in the category of simple coincidence, rather, they are contrived, that is, by design, . . .

PhillipGaley on June 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Phillip, that was a joke, right?

Anyway, off-topic, I just bumped into a piece on the nyt of all places about gay marriage. Now this is not one of my big issues, and yet, an about-face by the ideological leader of the anti-gay marriage movement in California is so unexpected that I thought I should link to it here.

Note that you will need to do a bit of clicking because I do not have the direct nyt link.


skzion on June 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

By the power of logic invested in me, I think that, as concerns this news story, there was some kind of arson going on, . . .

But further, for child abuse—and, otherwise generally—the plague in criminal ideology which Islam is, I greatly wonder just when—the world round—mankind shall have seen enough, in every significant jurisdiction, to declare the thing out-law, assets seized, every mosque made an ash-pit at least 5 feet deep, and begin hunting down it’s adherents, . . . my gosh, what a caltrop underneath, and an anchor to the neck against any attempt in progress of human kind, but, beginning with their own women and children—forsooth!

PhillipGaley on June 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

There seems to be a lot of “mysterious” fires involving Muslims here in America.

If anyone did a study, I bet Muslims would have a much higher rate of homes burning down than other groups.

Anyone here in Northern Virginia remember that house owned by a Muslim that completely burned down and even damaged neighbors’ houses in Burke? Many remember because the house backed up to a main road. It happened in the middle of winter at night from a grill on the deck (because everyone grills outside at night in the middle of winter). And the Muslim owner had just bought the house. And he owns a construction company here in Northern Virginia that specializes in home construction and remodeling.

Lots of coincidences with Muslim “accidental” fires.

John M. on June 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

Amen Skzion, I often wonder if he is a muslim trying to get her riled. There are ladies reading here and it is offensive.

CJ on June 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    And you know, CJ, I’m not a prude. It’s just that there are SOME limits that civilized people should abide by.

    skzion on June 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

The barbarians are at the gate, and we’re letting them in.

Tommy Thomas on June 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Sarsour means “cockroach” in arabic doesn’t it? Kinda fits don’t it?

T: I noted that in the first paragraph of this post. RIF–Reading Is Fundamental. Please read the whole post before commenting. DS

Tonto on June 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Yes, it COULD just be a coincidence… BUT, the statistical chance is so infinitesimal that it’s practically nonexistent!…

Any one person’s chance of having a fire in a property they own is far less then winning the lottery… How many brothers (anywhere in the world) do you know of have won the lottery on the same day?!…

In fact, how many brothers (anywhere in the world) do you know of have won the lottery in the same year?!…

Possibly the owner had no direct involvement… For example, perhaps somebody (possibly even from their own circle of acquaintance) had some “unfinished business” with the brothers and firebombed them?!…

Does anybody know if the “historic” building was “protected”?!… The answer to that might offer another possible motive…

H: You are on to something–possible “historic” designation and protection from demolition. DS

Hans on June 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    The building was 120 years old, destroyed in an afternoon by a “cockroach” with no conscience. And the worse news is, he will probably get away with it.

    Tommy Thomas on June 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

you can thank the democrats and rinos for the ragheads flooding our country.they passed the immergration reform bill in 1965 which allowed 10 none europeans for every european and this is changing our country from a white majority to a none white majority.this is not a good thing for america or for white people because dark skin people hate us.don’t believe me check out the race war in chicago.

BRUCE on June 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I know another insurance fraud that involved buildings and fires. That lucky bastard, culprit had a dentist appointment. What a coincidence.

Malibu on June 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Oh yeah, not one law enforcement officer was killed at Oklahoma City. Just another coincidence theory.

Malibu on June 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

why is we not keeping them cockroaches out that er amurica and them rats and all them other subhuman peoplw e hate

what kind of country is this when is we gonna nuke them mjussies so jesus come back?

debbie u see purty i love your satanic eyes is our kids gonna be chosen

israel supperter on June 26, 2012 at 1:47 am


You don’t have a problem with this CUNT saying that 1.8 billion muslims should be killed, and that arabs are cockroaches when NAZI’S used to say that about HER and MY people.

this CUNT is a disgrace to jews everywhere.


you ahve a problem with language, but not with anything this debbie i make money from spreading hate has to say?


wow you right wingers are mentally ILL on June 26, 2012 at 1:49 am

debbie, how do you feel about maddof and that other jewish guy that molested 600 people, or those rabbi’s in brooklyn selling people’s organs.

I’d like your thoughts on yehuda hiss, who ADMITTED to selling the organs to at least 120 palestinians for cash.


wow you right wingers are mentally ILL on June 26, 2012 at 1:51 am

    wow, may I opine since Debbie hasn’t yet? I think we should end Muslim visas completely, expel all Muslims who are noncitizens, and prosecute the mosques via RICO.

    Then we can do the same for the other illegals. But Muslims come first.


    skzion on June 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

My name is Imad Sarour and Iam the victim that his house got burned, My wife and seven children where inside the house when they started to smell smoke, Thank God they are safe. I still owe a mortgage on my house and now we are homeless. We are staying at hotel instead of our 38000 sqfeet home. My 60 years old brother Jamil Sarsour didnt have insurence on his property. I work in the Furniture field and I now many jewish salespersons and customers, but they are not haters like you. Iam sure that you dont live a happy life because reading some of your articles I can tell that you are extremly racist. Anyway your report is all wrong.

Imad Sarsour on June 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Imad, I totally believe you. My name is Mary Poppins.

    skzion on June 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm


these mussies are getting out of hands. when do we start killing 1.8 billion?

skzion on June 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    This is complete and utter racism. Narrow minded fools.

    Rose on July 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Honestly, I just bumped into this blog and I am so thankful of living in Europe. When I see that this kind of ‘journalism?’ ca exist, when someone can critisize not terrorism, which I am completely against (as the majority of Muslims FYI), but Islam. That’s racism. Now imagine doing that against jewish people, you will call it antisemitism, but with Muslims it’s completely normal. Thank God I was born in Europe where I never ever had that kind of problems. To me this kind of blogs are as disgusting as KKK, nazism, or any kind of racism.But honestly I don’t think you could ever understand it or use your brains.

Samia on June 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

This is what’s so funny about America.If they were two blacks they would be thugs trying to getting insurance money. If it was two hispanics they would be illegal immigrants who were part of a drug cartel trying to destroy their rivals or something.If they are are muslim, the only obvious reason would be that they are terrorists. BUT If they were two white brothers this would be a horrible, heartbreaking tragedy and people would donate a whole mountain of cash as a sign of good will, so they could rebuild their lives.It seems that only whites (and jews, of course) deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Innocence until proven guilty is a right that everyone has,so quit spreading hate because all of it will come back to you in the end.

Susan on August 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Debbie you bitch, You look like a porn staren after all that surgeries and facelift. How long you will survive on bashing minorities. You are like a leach who survives on animal blood. Shame on you.

Maria Ryan on August 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Is Linda Sarsour related to these guys?

Hector on January 27, 2017 at 5:41 am

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