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Saadah Masoud

UPDATE March 3, 2023: A federal judge in New York City on Friday sentenced a pro-Palestinian activist to 18 months in prison for a series of attacks on Jews in 2021 and 2022. Saadah Masoud, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit hate crimes in the Southern District Court of New York in November as part of a plea agreement; more here.

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UPDATE June 29, 2022: Masoud has now been arrested and charged with a federal hate crime; more here.

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UPDATE and CALL TO ACTION: NYPD 17th precinct has now upgraded this assault case to the Hate Crimes Department. We are asking concerned citizens to call the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force (212) 477-9879 and demand Saadah Masoud is arrested and taken off the streets!

Masoud is scheduled to be at this weekend’s Nakba event in Bay Ridge Brooklyn; Jews are not safe anywhere near this violent bigot!

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Saadah Masoud, a wannabe actor and model, is a violent antisemite that has been arrested numerous times for assaulting Jews, armed robbery, and altercations with NYPD. A so-called leader with Nerdeen Kiswani’s (a former ‘Antisemite of the Week’) Jew-hating organization ‘Within Our Lifetime’ (WOL), Masoud has incited violence against supporters of the Jewish nation and promoted false narratives about the Holocaust. 

During a WOL rally on April 20, 2022, Masoud attacked a Jewish man, Matt Greenman, who was walking on crutches while counter protesting. Masoud reportedly chased Greenman down, called him a “terrorist” and “baby killer,” threw him to the ground and punched and kicked him in the face and head. Greenman was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion. Video of the violent assault can be viewed  here

Pictured: Matt Greenman (left), Saadah Masoud (right)

The day after the attack, Saadah Masoud reportedly sent multiple threatening messages to a Jewish Instagram account (see below).

In July 2021, Saadah Masoud was reportedly arrested and charged with robbery and assault after he stole an Israeli flag from a rally supporting the Jewish nation in NYC. 

During a July 2021 podcast, Masoud admitted to being arrested and incarcerated three times in total. His past charges include theft and assault after he stole an Israeli flag at a pro-Israel rally earlier that month. During the podcast, he made an atrocious statement condoning violence against Jews saying: “There’s no talking to them [Jews], there’s no fighting with love, fighting with peace. Because at the end of the day, sometimes people learn with a punch in they mouth.” He also bragged about how he is different from other activists and how he plans to “destroy that motherfu*ker!”

During the same podcast, Masoud engaged in Holocaust denial putting his fingers in air quotes when mentioning the topic with the host, adding: “We’ll get into that whole, y’all not ready for that conversation yet either.” Holocaust denial is clearly classified as antisemitic based on the  International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, adopted by the U.S. Department of State. 

Saadah Masoud has also defended the “Holy Land 5 Foundation,” a reference to the five men allegedly associated with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) indicted for funneling funds to Hamas in the guise of humanitarian aid. The men were all convicted and sentenced in 2009 to federal prison terms ranging from 15 to 65 years. Masoud stated – “They are “fu*king soldiers. We should have statues in they honor for what they did. For what they went through.”

Outrageously, despite video footage of the April 2022 attack, Masoud has still not been arrested or charged by NYPD. The Jewish people, like every other city of NYC, deserve to be safe!