March 11, 2013, - 3:19 pm

Islamic Terrorist’s Jewish Lawyer Wants Jew-Free Jury in New York

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember Stanley Cohen, the HAMAS lawyer? Well, now, there’s more where he came from in the form of lawyer Frederick Cohn, who represents a Taliban terrorist. Cohen, Cohn . . . same difference. Both self-hating, anti-Semitic Jews who are a huge part of the problem we face. Cohn wants a Jew-free jury, something that’s illegal and unconstitutional, in the trial against terrorist Abdel Hameed Shehadeh. I’ve written about Shehadeh previously on this site.

Read the Federal Criminal Complaint against Shehadeh. He was a follower of Anwar Al-Awlaki and Bin Laden and recruited over 40 New York residents to become jihadists and attack America, including a homeless couple, teachers, college students, and cab drivers and he nearly escaped the US when the feds caught up with him in Hawaii. We don’t know who these people are, but they roam America’s streets today. The NY Daily News, which had the list back in 2011 when it was accidentally posted online, refused to disclose it. Not sure how any of this has anything to do with Jews or Zionism. Yet, his Juden lawyer is seeking a Judenrein jury. So, to sum up: we can’t see the list of terrorists roaming our streets, but he should get a Judenfrei jury. Yup, that’s the ticket.


An attorney has hatched a shocking scheme to defend an accused terrorist in Brooklyn federal court: Purge the Jews.

Lawyer Frederick Cohn will ask a judge today to bar Jews from the jury hearing the case against Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, who’s accused of lying about trying to join jihadists in Pakistan. “Given that there’s going to be inflammatory testimony about Jews and Zionism, I think it would be hard for Jews to cast aside any innate antipathy,” said Cohn, who is Jewish.

“The American Jewish community is heavily aligned with Israel and Zionism. Here is a guy who is a Muslim, who is opposed to those things.” The subject of the controversial ban first arose at a recent court hearing. “Your Honor . . . as you know, I’m not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case,” Cohn told Brooklyn federal Judge Eric Vitaliano in February. . . .

The Shehadeh trial is not the first time jurors’ religious views have taken center stage at a court proceeding.

At the initial trial of two black men accused of civil-rights violations stemming from the Crown Heights killing in 1991 of Hasidic scholar Yankel Rosenbaum, Brooklyn federal Judge David Trager tried to balance the religious and racial composition of the jury.

But an appellate court overturned the verdict, saying the approach violated the Constitution.

No kidding. Banning an entire group of people from a jury based on ethnicity is the same as banning them from public buses and bathrooms. It’s illegal, plain and simple.

The thing is, I only wish that Cohn’s claim about Jews and “Zionism” were true. It’s not. In fact, Jews (in one case, an Orthodox Jew) sitting on a couple of terrorism trial juries moronically acquitted and/or deadlocked on the guilt of Islamic terrorists despite stark evidence against them.

Most notable was the trial of Youssef Samir Megahed, who was acquitted with an Orthodox Jew on the jury, despite the fact that he clearly planned a major terrorist attack using pipe bombs, wetsuits, and a quick plane ride out of New York afterward.

So Jews on the jury doesn’t mean much and this lawyer is grandstanding. And here’s a tip:

The Islamic threat is EVERY American’s issue, not just the Jews. It wasn’t Jews who were the target on 9/11, at Fort Hood, in Times Square, on planes inhabited by the Undie Bomber and the Shoe Bomber.

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It’s increasingly fashionable among idiot pseudo-intelletcuals to bash “Zionism”, starting on liberal college campuses with their “Palestinian” sympathizing. I wonder if Cohn will be granted his request?

DS_ROCKS! on March 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I wonder if these same “Jews” will be bashing Zionism when they are in line to enter the gas chambers. Or when they are attacked on the street. Or when their daughters are raped for the crime of being Jewish or just “immodest.”

If this same attorney asked to exclude black people from a jury, he would be held in contempt of court, and would probably be disbarred.

Jews are, of course, fair game.

Jonathan E. Grant on March 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Since I was a child growing up in the 60’s, I have been exposed to the idea that the major problem in the world is the U.S. superpower status and our support for Israel. As a 56 year old, I have now lived long enough to see that idea become a disease that has infected the nation and the world. It is particularly disturbing to see the number of Jews in New York City where I hail from, who actually believe this crap.

The movers and shapers of the counter-culture movement of the 60’s have not only succeeded in mainstreaming all their misguided ideas, but their wunderkind in the White House is taking a sword to what’s left of our nation, and using the Constitution for toilet paper.

Goodbye America, never thought as a little kid that I would grow up to be a slave in my old age. I have to return to NYC several times a year for chiropractic treatment and work assignments as I transition to a life here on the farm in Puerto Rico. I am half Jewish, and on these visits am repeatedly bombarded with the asinine ideology taken by this attorney in Debbie’s article, as well the multitude of other misguided notions that have brought us to the brink of self-destruction.

Former Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev was right when he said “we will bury you without firing a single shot.” Why waste the ammunition when we can do such a fine job of destroying ourselves from within? And much of it is due to the bleeding heart political correctness of my fellow “Jews.”

Keep on defending the Religion Of Peace, you saps.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on March 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I itch with phantom hives at the thought of self-hating Jew non-Jew wannabes. Their noxious emissions make me feel like the flesh eating bacteria is breaking out all over me.

lee of the lower case "l" on March 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I see homosexual groups attacking Israel for “its treatment of Palestinians.” These same people, accepted in Israel, would be killed in most Arab countries.

I see left wing women’s libbers, siding with Palestinians. Of course, in the Arab countries, these same women would be executed for either being lesbian, or showing their faces in public, or for the crime of opening their mouths (okay, maybe the Arabs are right on the last one).

I see blacks siding with the Arabs. Blacks are still slaves in countries like Libya, North Sudan, and much of the Islamic world.

I see American Indians siding with the Palestinians. Really? Unlike the Indians, we never gave up our land, or surrendered to the bottle. We lived on the land for 4,000+ years, and when we came back, we purchased the land without laying down a scalp to single head of hair.

Yup, every left wing group is aligning with the Arabs. When will Jews learn that liberals and their fellow travelers are not their friends?

Jonathan E. Grant on March 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm


    When? Probably never. Mostly because being liberal IS their religion.

    Mormons have a term “Jack-Mormon,” meaning either a Mormon who has really left his church, or one who hypocritically remains in–but does not practice or believe any of it. Most of these would fall under your concept of “self-hating.”

    Jews, however (and Protestants, for that matter) seem to prefer the Big Tent. How’s that working out for y’all?

    Red Ryder on March 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm


    We live in a country in which supersized drinks (to be banned in New York City tomorrow) are more dangerous to our well-being than Islamic terrorists.

    Its all about priorities.

    NormanF on March 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm


We should take Jews like Cohn and their Islamic terrorist clients – dump them both on a deserted island and let ’em fight it out.

The world would be safer without ’em!

Incidentally, while Islamic terrorists hate the Jews and Israel, they seek out Jewish attorneys because they believe the Jews run the world and can get them off. There is some truth to the notion that anti-Semites have Jewish friends – and they sorta do when they need them for an alibi.

Jewish lawyers and Islamic terrorists don’t share a mutual antipathy as much as people want to believe.

NormanF on March 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

All too true Norman, as I know a number of Jewish attorneys in NYC. Know who some of their best friends and clients are? Riiiight.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on March 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

i have never even been
accused of a crime

i therefor have more rights than
this moose-lamb-pig

i summarily demand
a moslem free world

prestigio on March 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Alfredo, you’re so right but probably Khrushchev wouldn’t even have dreamt we’d be stupid enough to do it to ourselves after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Not that a lot of this is really political. It’s just that social cohesion has come unglued in the west and we’re now aligning ourselves with the new demographics of power in the most craven and disgusting way because we feel so guilty about being who we are.

It’s not even that most people particularly believe in socialism, they just want relief from the meaninglessness of their existence.
Societies like this generally don’t last long.

Frankz on March 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

According to the New York Post, the judge chosen to preside over this case is Robert Levy, who will begin selecting the jury this week. Interestingly, Cohn does not reportedly protest the selection of Levy, who is almost certainly Jewish, as magistrate. Cohn seems also not to note the absurdity of his demand that Jews be barred from the trial because of his presumption that they cannot be objective, yet he, a nominal Jew, belies this by assuming the role of defense attorney for a Muslim accused of planning to join the mujahedeen in Pakistan. The Post also reminds us that Shehadeh is a U.S. citizen born and raised in New York. He, and countless other Muslims who reside in America, believe that Sharia is the only legitimate law, Islam the only acceptable religion, and the supremacy of Muslims over unbelievers is the only acceptable status quo. They may have citizenship and be native-born, like Shehadeh, but they are not Americans. They are Muslims, members of the Umma al-Islamiyya, who happen to be resident in the United States, but who do not share its ethos, which stem from the Enlightenment and from the Judeo-Christian traditions.

commonsense on March 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Judge levy is being tasked with a very difficult question. If he allows jews, they will be seen to be biased because of their religion .
    If he says “yes, I will allow the barring of jews in this case” , he will be seen to be protecting jews.
    A Jury is a panel of random people selected to be representative of our peers. Would 12 Muslims be better? .
    If the defendant is such a believer of Sharia and it’s primitive understanding of punishment perhaps a few dozen lashes would be better? The English found it to be very effective in 19th Century .In fact right into the 20th Century young people were routinely flogged with a birch cane….(I can still remember the initial shock of pain.) .
    The issue is really one of education .
    Where did he learn that Sharia is so good?
    American educated?

    Aron B on March 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Somewhat tangentially: I visited NYC again recently after maybe 9 years away. The place is teeming with Muslims.

If there were another 9/11 in NYC, I would not extend aid.

skzion on March 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I’ll never understand the self-hating Jew thing. I don’t get it and it annoys me. VERY much so. I just don’t get it.

Scott, if you’re reading this thread coinkadinkly Jim Quinn read off a list (this AM) of MB jihadis w/in the Obama-Putin Administration that was almost exactly like the list I listed for you on a previous thread. Hope you wrote down those names and will look through DS’ archives to find out who they are.

“Both self-hating, anti-Semitic Jews who are a huge part of the problem we face.”

INDEED! It’s a huge problem (I am wondering how the heck an Orthodox Jew would let a Jihadi get off but let that go for now…(??????!!!!)

It’s time for peeps to start wanting to know what Islam is all about. DS is the only one who teaches about it plainly.

We are in trouble…Her archives are a good start though to wake up!

Skunky on March 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm

“I’ll never understand the self-hating Jew thing. I don’t get it and it annoys me. VERY much so. I just don’t get it.”

You and me both, Skunky.

As for Stanley Cohen, I have just two words to describe him:



JeffE on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

As expected, the Judge denied Attorney Cohn’s Motion to ban Jews from serving as jurors. Cohn later refused to be interviewed. Not only is he a JINO but he’s also a coward.

PaulaMalka on March 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm

It is amazing that Cohn would even attempt such a thing. If Cohn actually believed in the garbage he was peddling, he would resign as his client’s attorney in order to avoid causing him any distress.

Worry01 on March 12, 2013 at 4:05 am

nope no special favors screw that, the juries should all be Jews

clinton on March 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

When you think about it, it does make sense. Seriously, when is a peace loving Jew going to be on a jury panel comprised of a terrorist muzzie’s list of peers? Actually, how do you find a jury of peers without getting a whole bunch more terrorists? This may be a great plan concocted by the Big Sis to capture more muzzies! Just kidding. She’d never arrest a real terrorist.

DJH on March 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Dear Debbie,
The most ironic part of this whole thing is that most Jews living in NY are leftists. If Jews were on the jury, they would probably acquit this terrorist.

Rabbi Sol Appleman on March 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Maybe its best Jews stay off that jury. If there is a conviction the jews on the jury would be exposed to reprisals from others.

Rochelle on March 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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