DC Professor: Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack Not a Hate Crime; Media, Zionist Lobby Distort It




Published on Oct 29, 2018

Abeer Kayed, professor of political science at Howard University, Washington D.C., said that the Pittsburgh synagogue attack was "strictly political" and not a hate crime, but that the media was trying to distort the motive. Professor Kayed said that this had to do with "the power of the Zionist lobby here" and with "the historical significance of the role of the Jews in American life." It is "as if they get the credit for the existence of the United States," she said, adding that U.S. President Trump was responsible because the "hatred and racism in his rhetoric" motivated such crimes. Her remarks were broadcast by the U.K.-based Al-Araby TV channel on October 28, 2018, a day after the attack.