August 28, 2012, - 2:40 pm

Mich College Students Staple Man’s Mouth, Beat Him Because He is Jewish – Who Did It?

By Debbie Schlussel

Michigan State University students brutally attacked a fellow student because he is Jewish. They stapled his lips closed, broke his jaw, and he had to have surgery. Who did it? Even if the perpetrators were not Muslim, as I’ve noted time and again on this site, there has been much greater anti-Semitism around the world over the last decade-plus since 9/11, all because Muslims around the world have made it fashionable and hip to hate Jews. They’ve fostered this atmosphere.


The original article reporting this notes that the victim was active in Hillel, the far-left, pan-Muslim Jewish group organized on campus throughout America. Over the years, I’ve been contacted by several victims of anti-Semitic violence on the University of Michigan campus, and each time, the insane Hillel Director for Life, the self-hating, anti-Israel Michael Brooks, told the victims not to report the incidents to police or sue the perpetrators because he doesn’t want people to think there is anti-Semitism on campus or that Muslims are anti-Semitic. Brooks, also invited Muslims to pray at Hillel and essentially make it a mosque under Islamic law. I hope the Michigan State Hillel leaders are different, but I’m told they are not. Also note that the victim, Zachary Tennen, says he will contact the ADL. Big mistake. Betsy Kellman, the moronic head of the Michigan ADL, proudly said that she believes Orthodox Jews are terrorists and that Jews will be the ones who incite acts of terrorism in Michigan and it will be against Muslims. Kellman hosted an open Hezbollah/HAMAS supporter (whose family members are terrorists) as a “diversity week” speaker. She’s an anti-Semite herself. And you can bet that had she been at this party, she’d have done nothing. And maybe even joined in. She’s ignored and/or laughed at the many Muslim rape, torture, and death threats I received because she does not want to anger her Muslim buddies and has already said Jews are the real terrorists.

Journalism sophomore Zachary Tennen said he was assaulted in what his family has described as an anti-Semitic hate crime on the 500 block of Spartan Avenue early Sunday morning.

After Zachary Tennen was knocked unconscious at about 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning at a party, his mouth was stapled shut by an assailant while about 20 individuals watched, Zachary Tennen said in a statement to the East Lansing Police Department.

Zachary Tennen said two college-aged males asked if he was Jewish and when he answered yes, the two men assaulted him.

“They knocked me down really hard … and I assumed someone would help me,” Zachary Tennen said, before his surgery, despite the difficulties for him to talk. “But after some guys at the house basically kicked me out, I had to get a cab.”

His jaw was severely broken in two places during the assault. Zachary Tennen said he took a cab to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing on Sunday to receive immediate treatment for his injury. . . .

“It almost seemed like they tried to kill me, and to think about that in my brain, physically — it isn’t very pleasant.”

Police were not at the scene of the party, and no one at the party stopped the incident from occurring, he said.

No officers from the East Lansing Police Department would confirm the incident occurred, but Bruce Tennen said he contacted the police and filed a report. . . .

Bruce Tennen said his son is slated to have surgery on his jaw Monday evening near his home in Franklin, Mich., adding he is overwhelmed that this happened to his son. . . .

Bruce Tennen said he plans to contact the Anti-Defamation League and the FBI regarding the incident.

Like I said, good luck with either of those organizations doing a thing, unless the victim is Muslim.

So, who did this? Either Tennen won’t describe their race and ethnicity to the press, or the press is deliberately censoring those details. Why?

If they were your average White guys, we’d likely have heard about that already.

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76 Responses

Just like Germany.

Little Al on August 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’d bet the assailants were Muslim.

It sounds like its right up their alley!

I would be surprised if they weren’t and if you have to ask – yes, this brutal assault upon a Jew is a “hate crime.”

Let’s hear it again on how widespread “Islamophobia” allegedly is in this country. Um – no it isn’t – its anti-Semitism!

My prayers and thoughts go out to Zachary Tennen and his family and I pray his recovery.

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I guarantee the JDL will investigate this hate crime and hold those criminals accountable!

    Steve on August 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Tennen’s big mistake was telling two strange men he was a Jew. He should have lied and said he was Muslim. He probably would have been let go.

Here’s a tip to the Tennens of the world: advertising your Jewish identity in public is a big NO-NO! He learned the lesson the hard way, at the cost of nearly being killed for being a Jew. The victim is never to blame but that’s no excuse for being thoughtless around people you don’t know well.

As for the mainline Jewish liberal organizations and the FBI, good luck with them doing anything about Muslim anti-Semitism. What Muslim anti-Semitism?

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I disagree with the idea that Zachary should have lied about his religion. Why should he?

    This is America, isn’t it?

    LindaF on August 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm


      Muslims get away with taqiyyah to protect themselves. My policy around people I don’t know is never to share with them any personal details they don’t need to know. I don’t know if they are good or bad and people I don’t know aren’t my friends! Its a good rule to live by and I don’t care to go looking for trouble by doing something stupid to place myself in danger.

      As we all know, a name has a lot of power – power that should never be granted to others who don’t necessarily have your personal welfare at heart and an impromtu self-description may rub someone the wrong way. Debbie is a proud Jew but she’s not stupid like Zachary Tennen. She doesn’t wear anything in public that reveals her to be a Jew and she keeps mum (and probably lies when necessary) when she’s asked by strangers about her identity.

      That no one’s else business! Yes, this is America and now while I believe in being a truthful person, sometimes telling a lie can be the ethical thing to do. It could very well save your life! Jews can learn from Muslims the self-protective lie has inherent value.

      NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      “This is America.” Sorry Linda F. Not anymore. The muslims, the marxists, the psychotic “progressives” have taken over this country which is now past the tipping point. And who have been helping them? Why of course the 75% or more of the Jews who thought that Obama was the Messiah.Not that they believe in any other religion then self gratification . Just as the Jews are being forced to leave France it might be time for them to leave Michigan.

      Jerry G on August 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        Jerry G. is right on the mark. We are reliving the 1930’s in Germany. Note the parallels between hitler and the current administration. Wake up to reality!

        herbster on August 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Thank you LindaF, Why the hell should ANY JEW be ashamed to “admit” it? The problem is why the hell are Jews staying in Diaspora when we have a safe haven? Living this way is better than worrying about non-existant Iranian nukes? I don’t think so. You’ve all been tainted by what you read about Israel. Life here is wonderful. It’s hard but people are living not afraid to say they’re Jewish.
      Norman, I am seriously wondering about you. You’re posts have become less sympathetic lately. Get out of your mental ghetto and embrace your Judaism, even if it’s not halachic. Your name isn’t exactly going to make you the poster boy for WASP America.

      Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Owing to the university-culture of Jew-hatred under the guise of “anti-Zionism”, evry young Jewish student should be aware of the physical threats aligned against them and be prepared to respond in-kind. When Rabbi Kahane visited the Detroit area in ’79 he exhorted those of us meeting with him; ” every Jew a .22″. My retort was ; “Jews stay alive with a .45”.

    Back then, while attending WSU, Arab student-groups expressing militancy were just forming. We decided that their thinly-veiled advocacy of “eliminating the Zionist entity” would not go unanswered. We would read the schedule of student activities, determine which room they were meeting in and make a poingant and forcefull visit. Once done, there would be no confusion as to there being a Jewish advocacy counter-part to their asperations.

    Back then, owing to the typical Detroit-area Jewish-liberal ( “red-dieaper babies “) attitude to our group, would counter us at every opportunity. Lowenthal, of the ADL, was no more than a Kappo. Circumstances today are all the worse.

    It is astounding that in this day and age that some here would advocate hiding one’s Jewish identity. What is this 1895 in the Pale where one needed to be carful about one’s Jewishness for fear of the Cossacks?

    Young Jewish students on Michigan campuses need to be aware of the clear and present danger, as well as, prepare for their self-defense!

    EricB on August 29, 2012 at 7:10 am

      It’s easy to blame Muslims and a lot of it is justified but if you focus on that group, the other groups, i.e. the KKK and neo-NAZI types will get a foot hold. Of course they’re probably working together but this case was White Supremacists so start becoming aware that Jews are under attack from a multiplicity of sources.

      Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

Michigan live has an article about this that says this wasn’t a hate crime. It sure looks like one to me. The attackers asking him if he was a Jew should be the first clue. Stapling someone’s mouth shut involves a helluva lot of hate.

RT on August 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

So 20 people stood by and watched the 2 thugs staple the victim’s lips shut? Did they applaud and cheer them on?

John on August 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Any one who could stand and watch a pogrom upon a Jew, there’s nothing good to be said about them. Who were they – also Muslims? There are lot of details around this that are hazy and there’s a lot more to this story than the media is telling us.

    Like Debbie wrote, if they were typical White guys, we’d have heard about it already.

    NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I am creeped out about that as well.

    Lady in Northern Virginia on August 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm


Frickin’ hilarious! I mean when its a Jew, its never a “hate crime.” The Famous But Incompetent will come to that conclusion, too. After all, every knows Muslims can’t possibly hate Jews!

And nearly killing a Jew involves a lot more than hate! Tennen is more fortunate than Ilan Halimi. With the kind of Muslims now living in MI, you just never know. What this incident revealed, is they are no more moderate or tolerant than Muslims in Europe or anywhere else.

Plus, as their numbers in this country increase, we’ll be seeing more of these types of assaults – and worse – upon Jews. Count on it. The writing is on the wall.

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

How sad, I feel so sorry that this young man experienced this. I pray he finds wisdom to help heal his spirit. I would like to reach out to him with love and prayers, I would NOT have just stood by. I am ashamed this happened anywhere, but especially in MI. I have two young people attending MI college, but thankfully not THIS one.

Mary on August 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Your correct DS, if the perpatrators where white guys (probably are, you never know) it would’ve more likely been all across the media.

The perps could be muslims as Norman said, or it can non-white minorities who are anti-semitic neo-nazis (we all know that neo-nazis don’t have to of European lineage, they can come in all colors, ethnicities and faiths)? And this is a big mistake that this kid is making by contacting the ADL in Michigan, they’re not going to do squat about it, and I also remember a few years DS that you contacted the ADL in your home-state due to koran-toting muslim-zealots who were sending all sorts of anti-semitic emails and posting death threats, rape threats and torture threats upon your life back then and the ADL in Michigan didn’t do anything to come to your defense and aid.

BTW, did any of you get the story two weeks ago in Tel Aviv, Israel, where a bunch of Israeli-jewish teenagers phsyically assualted a Palestinian-Arab teenager because of his ethnicity. The bad part was that the perps where jewish, BUT the good news was that an Israeli-jewish medical college student saved the arab kids life by performing CPR on him because he was in a coma! Turned out that it was a jew who saved the arab teens life, not a muslim.

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

Sean R. on August 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Jews should not be saving Amalekite lives.

    skzion on August 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Sean R. look at my link below. They WERE white guys. They self identified as KKK and said they don’t like blacks or Jews.

    Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

This should be a lesson to those ultr-left, self-hating Jews. Doesn’t matter who you side with, if you are Jewish you are a target. It was the same deal in Germany!

Zsuzsi on August 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    There are new Nazis and as we have learned they are even more hateful and extreme than the last century’s Nazis. You can ask Tennen.

    NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm


If it was the other way around, a Jewish kid would have been chopped into small pieces like those Israeli idiots in Tulkarem.

Its all too easy to forget Muslims in general are savage barbarians. If they stapled a Jew’s mouth shut and broke his jaw, that’s the least of what they sought to do to him.

There ain’t no such thing as an Islamic civilization! That presumes one exists.

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    That’s a bit harsh, Norman. Those two “idiots” didn’t go to Tulkarem on purpose. They made a wrong turn, and paid for their mistake with gruesome deaths.

    Phil on August 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My heart goes out to the victim and I hope his assailants enjoy life in a US prison as someone’s girlfriend.

As the late, great Rabbi Meir Kahane once said, “Hillel Directors aren’t people. They are concepts.”. This was in the 1980’s and I believe he was referring to the Hillel directors in Arizona (but I could be wrong) however it is still true and applies to all Hillel directors.

As for the Arab Defense League (ADL), anyone who thinks they do any good at all has a severe shortage of gray matter between their ears.

I_AM_ME on August 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I’ll tell all of you who made Jew-hatred fashionable here in the U.S. And, I’ll tell you, unlike Schlussel. It’s the black SOB POS that lives in the White House. That’s who. And any vote denied Mitt Romney is a vote for more Jew-hatred from the crypto-muslim. Think about that when you read Schlussel’s anti-Romney propaganda.

FrenchKiss on August 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm


    Stop deluding yourself about Mitt Happens! He’ll be as pan-Islamic as Obama and he won’t reverse any of Obama’s Middle East policies in the White House.

    He may be a better economic manager but I’m not expecting anything else to significantly change for the better under a Romney Administration.

    Wake the heck up!

    NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      I have to agree with you here, Norman. In fact, if he really is a good money manager, he will have to make deals with the people who have money, i.e. the Saudis and probably the Chinese. If he gets elected, watch for the sale of ports, airports and LOTS of military hardware.

      Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Oh please, FK. How about looking at Israel as a cause of an increase in Jew hatred? This is what happens when the “Jew of Nations” plays political games and releases terrorists.

    skzion on August 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm


    You’re speaking a load of racist BS.

    Obama,though not exactly pro-Israel has NOT made anti-Semitism “fashionable”.

    Get real here.His policy towards Israel sucks(as well as his predecessors in the White House). But by no means has he engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric or committed any overt anti-Semitic acts that would “inspire” anti-Semites to act out.

    Scott on August 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Scott, et al, FK is thinking like a Middle Eastern person. Something I strongly advise when dealing with Muslims. In this society, it’s WHAT IS NOT SAID, that matters because talk is cheap and is strictly seen as “social grease.” You have to read between the lines. By his subtlety, Obama IS endorsing Islam and therefore, anti-Semitism. Understand this: Islam isnt’ a set of rituals and laws, although it includes those. It is essentially a way of life and a way of thinking, more so, a way of BEING.

      Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 2:51 am

I believe the late Rabbi Meir Kahane was spot on about the Hillel Chapters!

Nowadays they grovel before Islam. Wanna bet the Muslims are not made more considerate and tolerant toward Jews with all that pan-Islamic outreach?

It worked so well for Tennen – he’s living proof of the wonders of multiculturalism in America. Which doesn’t appear to include the Jews in the American family.

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Well Wood TV 8’s article mentioned three times that Zach was Jewish and twice said the police believe it is not a hate crime. Yeah right. Does anyone in the right mind not see through this?

Road Warrior on August 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    From personal experience, I can tell you that when it’s a Jew trying to get police help, it’s never a hate crime or any sort of crime. It’s to be scoffed at.

    Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 2:53 am

I expect the police to say it! No one is going to say Muslims commit a hate crime.

Which tells me already the assailants are in all probable likelihood Muslim. The police would certainly tell us its a “hate crime” if the suspect had been white guys.

It would be a “hate crime” had Tennen been a Muslim. That’s a slam dunk call.

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Obviously, young Zachary could tell the world (or Debbie) about the perps. Sadly, he still hasn’t woken up, and is going to protect the brutes. My guess is either ROP or Blacks (or both).

adam on August 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    One doesn’t exclude the other – it could even be both! Like I said, Muslim on Jewish crimes are politically incorrect and its not something brought up in polite society.

    NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I read it and it doesn’t necessarily mean the assailants were neo-Nazi skinheads.

Muslims also give the Nazi salute and shout “Heil Hitler!” There’s a reason Mein Kampf is a perennial best seller in the Muslim World.

Don’t be in a hurry to dismiss the possibility the attackers are Muslim. Pro-Nazi proclivities too, are right up their alley!

NormanF on August 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Could be white frat boys, but it’s likely we would have heard about that by now. The police and media are hiding the identities, which implies they are from a protected class. Eventually, they’ll have to name names, but this gives them time to concoct a story, such as the victim started the fight.

adam on August 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

As I said:

Police are saying not likely a hate crime (blame the victim story already concocted). Also, they have a suspect, but won’t tell us who. My guess: it ain’t Thurston Howell V.

adam on August 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

As a Jew, you need to learn to protect yourself, the police certainly aren’t going to do it. Don’t make yourself a victim, make yourself a victor.

King David on August 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Amen, KD! I wish we had a “thumbs up” button.
    Krav Maga is the perfect system of self defense. It doesn’t take precision or athleticism. It is down and dirty street fighting but the training prepares you mentally to fight to the death and not hesitate to do what’s necessary to save your life.

    Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 3:01 am

“…and I assumed someone would help me”.

What a wrong sentiment to have in 2012. When are people gonna wake up and see that even though most people are choking on PC sensibilities that the culture has gotten more crass, rotten and selfish? I assume NO ONE will help me. That’s the sad state of affairs in America and the world over.

Michigan and they beat him ‘cuz he’s a Jew? I’ll bet the house and YOUR house these are Mooooooooslims.

The ADL and Betsy Kellman and the FBI. Ha! He should invite Dracula and the Wolfman over his house when night falls and the moon is full.

(I feel badly for this bloke and hope he recovers soon.)

Skunky on August 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I recently read in “Newsweek” an article about people being violent towards Muslims. I wish that writer could look at your article. He might reconsider his position.

Ghostwriter on August 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hillel on British Columbia’s 3 main campuses is neither anti-Israel or far-left.

Karen on August 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Now CAIR is saying they want a federal investigation of the assault. Trying to score brownie points?

RT on August 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Hillel at my school was pro-Israel.

FrenchKiss on August 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Great bunch of cowards at the party he was at as well. No help from the college buddies? There’s a shocker as well. I agree that if the perps were of the conservative persuasion, there’d have been full color mug shots on CNN 15 minutes after it happened.

samurai on August 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I notice that Islam seems to excel in destroying history. I suppose it is “Islamophobic” to notice the pattern in other places they get control of. They are even discussing desroying the paramids in Egypt. (They are just waiting to secure their control for now; it will come up again). I’m sure these are all just ‘Isolated incidences”. I think all those Islamic ass kissers might contimplate what would happen to Jerusalum and the holy lands if they get control of it and replace Isreal there.

jerry doegen on August 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm


Please tell us a course of action to take. Who do we write? Who do we complain to?

Michigan’s citizens need to speak out and express their outrage. If the UM is threatened with disruption of donor funds and other disruptions, they’ll remedy this. If we “keep our heads down’, the University will not see a need for remedial action.

I can find 5 minutes to write a letter.

If Hillel and other campus Jewish organizations don’t want to confront this, I’m willing to circumvent them. Let’s get a plan of action going and remedy this situation.


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on August 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

A few thoughts:

If he was black it would be on every newscast and newspaper headlined as a hate crime.

Where is the high profile attorney, suing the pants off the perpetrators?? Sue the pieces of shit for millions. They broke his jaw and then mutilated his face by stapling his lips. He could have died by suffocation. The DA should be charging them with attempted murder!

KFC on August 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

“Tennen, 19, a resident of suburban Detroit, said he answered in the affirmative. He told WDIV-TV in Detroit that his attackers also “were making Nazi and Hitler symbols and they said they were part of the KKK.”

And police say it was NOT a hate crime??!??!?!

KFC on August 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    There is one plausible reason why the police might honestly not consider this a hate crime: So far there’s been no corroboration from witnesses that Nazi gestures or language were employed – the case wasn’t even reported until the following afternoon – and the question arises whether and how much this young journalism student indulged in literary license to elicit sympathy after a violent altercation at a frat party.

    Seth Halpern on August 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Another JINO self-hater. Yes, I mean you Seth Halpern. Blame the victim for his Jewishness and excuse the haters, Muslim or not.

      Italkit on August 29, 2012 at 3:05 am

        LOL. 🙂

        Seth Halpern on August 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

          The crime statistics already show that Jewish people are the #1 target in hate crimes when based on the religion of the victim. The East Lansing Police, unfortunately, like many of the police departments across the United States, are simply terrible when it comes to investigating crimes. The idea that a policeman should get promoted to an “investigator” has always struck me as totally absurd if the objective is get talented, capable investigators. Rather, the investigators should be those specifically trained in the forensics and interviewing procedures of crime. Police, however, are very effective at giving out parking and traffic citations, and they have demonstrated skills in those areas. But to take that kind of mindset and then put them on a career of investigating serious crimes like murder seems ridiculous. But I digress.

          The fact is that when the East Lansing Police concluded that the attack on Zachary Tennen was “not a hate crime”–ignoring the evidence that it was, this was just another example of police ineptness. The appropriate thing for the police to say at the beginning of an investigation is that they are looking into the possibility that the attack was a hate crime.

          Perhaps the Federal Government will help out with investigating that possibility. But don’t hold your breath. Obama had the Feds ready to investigate the Alawadi murder in El Cajon, California based on the mere suggestion that the murder was a hate crime against Muslims. (But that was case where the victim was a Muslim, not a Jew, so Obama is unlikely to be interested unless some political motive should persuade him otherwise.) And the Leftist mainstream media pounced on that Alawadi murder as “just another of many examples of hatred against Muslims.”

          But, as even the inept El Cajon police soon found out, Alawadi was not murdered because of hatred against Muslims, and they actually figured out that the “evidence” pointing to a Muslim hate crime was planted. Sometimes even the inept police get it right. And let me also point out here that Debbie Schlussel (and I, as well) immediately saw through that phony hate-crime setup, right from the beginning of the initial news. (Maybe the police were paying attention to her?)

          And while I’m on the Alawadi crime, let me also point out that I not only saw through the phony hate-crime setup, but I accurately predicted that the crime would not be solved, the true murderer(s) would get away with the crime, and, last but not least, the media and the police would pretend that the crime never ever happened as far as they were concerned. Where there was no Muslim hate crime, there was no interest from the Leftist media and the police; not even from the Muslim community.

          Ralph Adamo on August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm


Anti-Semitic attacks have increased around the world,not necessarily anti-Semitism itself.It’s quite possible and probable that more anti-Semites around the world have been encouraged and emboldened by Muslims to act out their evil hate of Jews.

Anti-Semitic attitudes and anti-Semitic actions are evil,period. Good people don’t engage in anti-Semitism, no matter how many Muslims or others attempt to make it “fashionable”.And that includes “impressionable” people.

This is yet another variation of the untrue idea of someone being “made” anti-Semitic by someone else. Anti-Semites choose to be so.

Sometimes Jews themselves are blamed for “making” someone anti-Semitic by doing something bad(such as Bernie Madoff), or “creating a bad impression” of Jews as a whole. This is BS.

Scott on August 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

It would be a good idea to wait for the facts to come out before jumping to conclusions. We’ve seen events in the past which turned out to be either hoaxes(Tawana Brawley rape), or later determined to be factually inaccurate.

The events as described by Tennen don’t make a lot of sense,and either the police are conspiring to coverup or are very incompetent.

There’s certainly been a sharp rise in anti-Semitic actions on campuses around the US,and an accompanying attempt to cover them up by college administrators(many of them left-wing Jews),but so far this incident doesn’t seem credible.

I’m going to wait and see.

Scott on August 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Debbie I’d like to see all these wimpy Jewish guys carry concealed weapons George Zimmerman style. Maybe the attackers he would have shot would have had their baby pictures released to the media, the wimpy Jew would have been vilified, and 1000 new affirmative action set asides would have been enacted for Muslims. But wimpy Jewish guys would finally have their Martin Luther.

A1 on August 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Antisemitism like all forms of evil is a act of ignorance. Why is it people still even in the 21st century still develop hate for Jews? The answer is simple, ignorance. I find it sad that this form of ignorance continues to this day. But the truth is that all forms of hate crimes exist in this world. Personally as a Jew i think our generation has it really good. Today was have a lot of successful Jews who made brilliant careers for themselves, from nobel prizes to celebrities. We even celebrated more than 60 years the founding of the nation of Israel. At least today unlike hundreds of years ago Jews are not kicked off countries or worse like in World War 2. Jews have to be careful unfortunately because there are bad people out there. It is a overall sad reality but these are things that have to be deal with in the real world. I have a more positive and optimistic outlook for the future, yes these problems still do exist, but they are not as bad as it used to be. Compare how things were during Nazi Germany, and that resulted in a horrible tragedy and the triumph of evil satanic forces. Today even with all the problems and hardships and many years of wars i feel Jews have it way better than our ancestors do. Antisemitism is no different than any hate crime it is just a form of ignorance that exists in this world. It is a act of ignorant people nothing more, and always has been. When the ignorance ends in the world antisemitism will end forever.

Roger Stephen Roth on August 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

what an absolutely horrific story!! Keep us posted with any updates, Debbie, as to who committed this incredibly vicious crime!!!

Dave on August 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

My prayers go out to this young man and his family that He makes a speedy recover. It is a sad case that in 21 century America there are still ignorant buffoons who attack someone because of the color of their skin or in this case their religion. Does anyone know if Tennen’s scumbag attackers were Muslims? It wouldn’t suprise me in the least if they were. We know that the “peaceful” members of the religion of Islam would never pass up a chance to beat down an infidel especially if he or she were Jewish. It’s funny Debbie that you mentioned how Michigan ADL head Betsy Kellman thinks that Jewish people are the real terrorists in the whole Jewish Muslim conflict. I just got my email about this story from Newsmax. It said that Kellman was “horrified” that Tennen was attacked and she also croaked that she knows that the East Lansing Po-po will investigate fully. Yeah right. I think that this broad is double talking out of both sides of her mouth. You have to wonder that if Tennen was black or Muslim how she the Lansing police and now the Federal Burea of Incompetents would really feel about this hate crime.

Ken b on August 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

Anyone blaming Israel or the Jewish people for yet another ugly assault – we do not give a tinker’s damn what you and your likes think. USA has been involved up to its neck in every major conflict on the globe since WWII, so it’s about time you shut your gobs. Israel has NOTHING to do with it. Those who hate just need to come up with another false pretext to justify their deeds…One cannot entirely rule out a very real possibility of islamofascist mob standing behind this cowardly attack…

Saul Horowitz on August 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

Excellent reporting Debbie. Hopefully this student will give you the rest of the story.

Good work

The United West on August 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

The suspect is an 18-year-old from Farmington Hills. Seems to be an upper-middle class community.

adam on August 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I think there’s a lot of Muslims in Farmington Hills.

    Truth on August 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

This is why college students should be allowed to carry guns. I would.

Truth on August 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

It is more of the same.

Worry01 on August 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

My Jewish nephew will be a freshman at U.M. this fall. I hope he plays it smart and doesn’t rely on the JDL for assistance. I asked them for help once and they got back to me after a year and said they couldn’t do anything. The East Lansing P.D. said there was no evidence of a hate crime. Duh!

NormCBS on August 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

According to skzionist:
“Jews should not be saving Amalekite lives.”
So,skzion, americans should not have saved this jewish kid?

Joe on August 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

All evidence points to an alcohol fueled fight. There was no KKK or Heil stuff. There was no stapled mouth (the hospital would have notice staples) and the party goers helped him.
It was a traumatic experience for him, perhaps he imagined all the hate crime trimmings.
This case shows why people should wait until all the evidence is in before reacting.

Vivi on September 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Oy vey, now they’re reporting that young Zachary made it all up and students are voting in favor of him facing charges! Will our suffering never end??? It’s another Holocaust!

Moishe Shekelstein on October 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

The entire story was a fabrication. The kid went (uninvited) to a party, got drunk, and was pawing the young women. A guy told him to quit it, and he continued. One punch and the drunken kid went down. The other party-goers got him a bag of frozen veggies for his jaw. The rest of the harrowing tale — Nazis, Ku-Kluxers, “are you a Jew,” etc. — was concocted by the young liar — a journalism major, natch — to cover his guilt and embarrassment. Daddy ran to the ADL and SPLC and demanded it be made a federal case. Don’t believe me. Go to Google News and look it up for yourselves. “Why, why, why are we so hated?!”

Flossie on October 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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