Saadah Masoud, charged with viciously beating a Jewish man with an Israeli flag, recently blamed his punishment on the media, which “they” own.
By United with Israel Staff
Federal prosecutors charged Saadah Masoud with a hate crime for viciously assaulting a Jewish man at an April protest in New York City.
Masoud recently posted several videos online, whining about the “five year” sentence he faces and claiming he shouldn’t be charged with a hate crime.
According to Masoud, he’s careful not to say “f–k the Jews” and “always uses the word “Zionists.” By this logic, Masoud believes he shouldn’t be charged with a hate crime for the incident in which he’s accused of beating Matt Greenman at a violent pro-Palestinian protest as he walked down a busy street in Midtown Manhattan.
The 28-year-old Jewish man dared to drape an Israeli flag around himself in broad daylight in New York City, and video appeared to catch Masoud pouncing on Greenman, striking him repeatedly.
Masoud believes the media is “stretching the story out” because “they control the media, they control everything.” Whether Masoud is referring to “Jews” or “Zionists” when he says “they” remains unclear.
The antisemitic conspiracy that Jews monopolize the means of mass communication for nefarious plots is a persistent canard. While the Nazis used this conspiracy extensively, antisemitic state-sponsors of terror, such as Iran, continue to promote the concept.
Most recently, a member of the United Nations’ designated anti-Israel panel, Miloon Kothari, claimed that Jews control social media.
“We are very disheartened by the social media that is controlled largely by, whether it is the Jewish lobby or it is specific NGOs, a lot of money is being thrown into trying to discredit us,” said Kothari.
Returning to Masoud’s version of the antisemitic canard, he apparently believes the cause of his legal woes is the biased media, not actual assaults that harmed innocent Jews who dared support Israel.
Masoud is accused of attacking Greenman because of his “actual and perceived religion,” according to an unsealed Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office criminal complaint.
“In the complaint, dated June 10 and first filed under seal, special U.S. agent Lavalle Jackson alleged that Masoud had participated in two other violent attacks against Jews last year,” reported the New York Post.
After the attack, Greenman was treated at a nearby hospital for a concussion, among other injuries. The assault was launched amid a massive wave of antisemitic attacks in New York City, some of which have been accompanied by screams of “free Palestine” and anti-Israel invective.
Masoud also allegedly struck a Jewish community leader twice in the head and body in June 2021, saying during the attack, “We know where you live, we will get you,” according to court documents.
In addition, Masoud is accused of striking a man in the face for carrying an Israeli flag in July 2021, an assault that also took place in Brooklyn. The flag was stolen in that incident.
The complaint lists Masoud’s allegedly threatening behavior online, including Instagram posts in which he stated “I wish I could show you the things I do to Zionist but I can’t post them.” He also talked about “judgment day” when “we slaughter all of them like sheep.”
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