March 11, 2013
Jewish Lawyer for Wanna-be Taliban: Jew-Free Jury Please
This is .... um .... WTF?:
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.Apparently the lawyer didn't actually think he'd win the motion to have the jury a Judenfrei zone. I guess he's using the throw it all against the wall and see how much of it sticks strategy.
“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.” ...
“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.