Jun 14, 2017
Calls to Fire Arab Activist's Brother
Mohammed Moe Sarsour poses with Izzys owner Sruli Edelman after winning a cooking contest/inset: Linda Sarsour

Fliers distributed in Crown Heights call for the firing of controversial Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsours brother, who works in local restaurant Izzy's Smokehouse.

By Chaim Levin - NY Jewish Week

Controversial Palestinian-American activist and Womens March organizer Linda Sarsour generated a wave of press coverage after she was tapped by CUNY as a commencement speaker for one of its graduate schools.

Now, her brother, who works at a popular Crown Heights kosher barbecue joint, is being caught up in her wake.

The Jewish Defense Organization, an extremist group that the Anti-Defamation League said has an agenda of hate, fear mongering and intimidation, posted fliers in Crown Heights demanding that the owner of the popular kosher restaurant Izzys Brooklyn Smokehouse fire Mohammed Sarsour for, in essence, being Sarsours brother.

Linda Sarsour[,] a hard core Hamas Islamic Nazi terrorist has a brother pro-Hamas terror [sic] who works at Izzy [sic] Smokehouse. Let us run him out now before its too late!! the flier said.

Mohammed Sarsour, known by many as Moe, has worked in the neighborhood for more than a decade. Before Izzys opened, Sarsours father owned a small market, called Lindas, next door to where Izzys is now and where Sarsour has worked since his teens. The supermarket has since been sold and after Izzys opened up next door, Moe was hired. He was promoted to a manager position after a few months.

In 2015, Sarsour helped save the life of a man who was stabbed near his fathers store, according to a Facebook post by Linda Sarsour. Although they didnt mention Sarsour by name, News 12 Brooklyn reported that a quick-thinking shop worker at a store at the corner of Troy Avenue and Montgomery Street, the location of Sarsours store, tended to the victims stomach wound and called 911.

A.J. Weberman, a representative for the JDO, told The Jewish Week that the fliers were produced by a more extreme part of its organization but also insisted that they wouldnt back down from their campaign against Sarsour. He could be a sleeper agent waiting to be activated by Hamas, Weberman said, offering no evidence. It doesnt make sense for him to work at a glatt kosher restaurant. Weberman concluded that if Moe Sarsour wanted to work at a kosher restaurant he should denounce Linda.

Linda Sarsour is a leader of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement against Israel. Many Jews on the left praise the pro-Palestinian activist for her social justice work. But she is reviled by much of the right for her anti-Israel comments, such as her Nothing is creepier than Zionism tweet in 2012 and her 2015 tweet praising a young child walking towards IDF soldiers with a rock in each hand as the definition of courage.

Yaacov Behrman, a Crown Heights community activist, told The Jewish Week that he is not a fan of Linda Sarsour, but that Mohammed, on the other hand, seems to be a good guy. He has deep friendships in the Jewish community, and is well liked. The fact he turned out OK despite Linda actually speaks to his good character.

Simcha Bard, 26, a Jewish Republican strategist who has known Mohammed for a few years, condemned the flier and said that Linda Sarsour is problematic, Mohammed isnt. Quite frankly, anything you might associate with Linda in any way shape or form, shouldnt define her brother. Linda is fair game, but to attack Mohammed is truly unfair considering his decency and his record of public service, having saved a stabbing victim. Bard added, This is the first time I heard of Izzys Barbecue and because of this incident I am urging all my friends to support them.

The flier mentions Ari Halberstam, a 16-year-old Chabad teenager who was killed on the Brooklyn Bridge by a terrorist in 1994: Remember Ari Halberstam AH who was 16 year old butchered shot with machine gun Brooklyn Bridge by PLO Arab Nazis [sic]. Halberstams mother, Devorah Halberstam, a political activist, told The Jewish Week, I know nothing about him [Sarsour]. I dont know what this has to do with Ari.

The owner of Izzys, Sruli Edelman, and Mohammed Sarsour declined to comment.


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Opinions and Comments
1
kiddush hashem
We have a unique opportunity here to make a kiddush hashem and instead we are allowing this to become the exact opposite. Since when are people defined by their siblings? When you are in Izzy's and you see Moe interact with the people you see his respect for our community and we should embrace that and show how beautiful our community can be.

(6/14/2017 8:30:55 PM)
2
Boosha!!
This is revolting, disgusting, and in-American. The publishers of this flyer should be embarrassed of themselves. This is not how Jews are supposed to act.
(6/14/2017 8:31:39 PM)
3
The name of the previous supermarket was also LINDA?
Oh My! THat is so confusing! My brain is going to explode! The supermarket where Mohamed worked was also called LINDA? OH NO!
(6/14/2017 8:39:47 PM)
4
ouch
they don't even have proper grammar
(6/14/2017 8:40:34 PM)
5
Double Standard
This is shameful behavior. No reason at all for Moe to be held responsible for his sisters' actions. The few interactions I have had with him have been very pleasant. I don't recall anyone calling for the siblings/relatives of convicted child molesters to be fired from anywhere in CH.
(6/14/2017 8:40:35 PM)
6
leave moe alone
hes not responsible for the crimes of his sister. he is a hard working and trust worthy person by all accounts. hes probably just like all of us trying to make a buck to feed his family ...
(6/14/2017 8:40:46 PM)
7
Thought
The flier; there are many lunatics out there. And how much publicity would it already get.
Collive; very questionable thought process. Why would you give such flier so much exposure.
(6/14/2017 8:43:09 PM)
8
I'm going to izz's bbq more often now because of this
Please take this article down, this does not belong on collive.
(6/14/2017 8:43:17 PM)
9
Ch Mom
You dont understand Arabs... They take advantage of you... A good job, a friendly place and then they stab you in the back!!!
I say FIRE HIM!!!
(6/14/2017 8:46:00 PM)
10
Stupid flyer
Hes actually a really nice guy
(6/14/2017 8:48:48 PM)
11
MoMo is the bomb diggety
He is fleek. Not sure why these weirdos are campaigning against him.
(6/14/2017 8:50:42 PM)
12
Interesting
Not all ppl are like their siblings so as much as I don't necessarily think he should be fired, I have to admit seeing him in the above pic holding up a knife so close to izzys head is kinda scary..
(6/14/2017 8:51:26 PM)
13
Moe "The Kind Gentile"
I have eaten at Izzy's about once every other week since they opened and moe is a really nice sweet guy. Can't tell you how many times he has stopped to talk to me and my friends. I can't understand why there is a witch hunt for moe, because of his sister?!? Crazy! Izzy I hope you can move passed this without it hurting you.
(6/14/2017 8:51:45 PM)
14
WHAT!!
I live on the corner and know him for more then 5 years! Stand up guy with only the best intentions to serve this community.
As far as I know no one has ever had a even a small problem with him, and in this community that's an accomplishment!
(6/14/2017 8:54:39 PM)
15
Interesting
Some lunatic racist prints a flyer and it gains traction, snowballs into an event, an issue. Such is our day and age when with a couple of keystrokes you can shake the world. For good and bad.

I'm guessing the poster creator has no family.
(6/14/2017 9:01:00 PM)
16
Don't teach hate.
This is a free country. This person should not be judged by his relationships to other people but by his own actions. Don't teach hate.
(6/14/2017 9:07:19 PM)
17
Bigoted Neanderthals
Like it says in the title. Blaming a person for someone elses mistakes are wrong.
(6/14/2017 9:09:11 PM)
18
Rhetorical Question
Why, pray tell, does this need to be published here?
(6/14/2017 9:11:25 PM)
19
Fire Yaakov
FIRE YAAKOV His brother eisav is a murder
(6/14/2017 9:23:07 PM)
20
l agree, there are people
who take the 7 laws of noach they are arabs, it is nessary to make a kiddish hshem, there many who do not agree with all the killings etc, and many say thank you with a smile
(6/14/2017 9:24:34 PM)
21
Disgusting
What has his sisters views got to do with him? It's important we emphasize that these fliers are from an extremist group outside the ch community and do not represent us!
(6/14/2017 9:29:32 PM)
22
Fire him
A Muslim shouldn't be trusted with kosher food
(6/14/2017 9:52:52 PM)
23
Stop and think for a moment
Imagine the Jewish families that were brutally murdered by Linda, if the families found out that we Jews are supporting a SIBLING of this women, can you imagine the pain and loneliness they will be going through! Sure we don't just fire someone due to someone else's actions but "these people" don't have a good track record at all! Speak to any person that has attended the Israeli army and let them describe to you how they fell about Arabs and specifically terrorists, the friend they saw take their last breaths cause of "these people".
How much more so with a sibling, one that has grown up in the same atmosphere had the same education instilled and as a child who know what he picked up, could have even been patience wait for that perfect moment to strike to those who have trusted him.
Have in mind his friends who knows what they are convincing or threatening. Please take this all to consideration and at the end of the day it's all in the hands of God.
(6/14/2017 9:55:53 PM)
24
What a Chillul Hashem!
So What! Yeah you have to be cautious but this is downright shameful. Who would make these fliers?
(6/14/2017 10:03:19 PM)
25
You need to be safe
Verify his position, his views, sniff it out
If he is kosher, then great, let him enjoy!
(6/14/2017 10:05:23 PM)
26
Ivri Anochi
The fella can sing Benny's Invri like no other!
(6/14/2017 10:06:57 PM)
27
He should absolutely not be fired
Since last week when this flyer came out I have backed Izzys and Moe up. This flier is like a pashkvil, unsigned and with so many unchecked facts. Moe is a great guy and ifbsruli eidelman trusts him in his home and restaurant, I do to . Sruli is a stand up guy and has so many always with a smile . This is a disgusting letter, and everyone should deliberately go there to eat, and while there take a selfie with Moe and say thank you. As chassidim we are obligated to take a higher moral ground and make a Kiddush hashem . This flier is the exact opposite of that.
(6/14/2017 10:11:07 PM)
28
Lame
Please find better "news". Congratulations, you found a crumpled paper written by a person with untreated mental health issues. Collive, we expect better.
(6/14/2017 10:14:03 PM)
29
Nauseating
How bored have people become?
Am I my sister's keeper? Azoi Tzu Zugin...

(6/14/2017 10:21:07 PM)
30
send him to gaza !
His father is a member of PLO in Ramallah !
(6/14/2017 10:21:28 PM)
31
Larry
Until he snaps
(6/14/2017 10:29:24 PM)
32
Double Standard
@ Comment 23 - you do of course realize that Linda hasn't actually killed anyone yet but is simply a leading voice for BDS and a friend of jew hating murderers.
(6/14/2017 10:29:28 PM)
33
Just wait!
In Israel we have already know the way it works...
We lived this already.
Today they are you're best friend.
Tomorrow they KILL you're children.
Just wait for this Mohammed to show his true colors
(6/14/2017 10:50:22 PM)
34
This is Against the Torah
:
Fathers shall not be put to death because of sons, nor shall sons be put to death because of fathers; each man shall be put to death for his own transgression.
Devorim 24:16
(6/14/2017 11:13:05 PM)
35
Crucial question
Was the stabbing victim in the story jewish?
(6/14/2017 11:23:32 PM)
36
Not happening
Someone cannot be fired because you don't like how they look. That's basically how this is being treated. It's a huge ethics breach if he would take the owner of Izzy's to court once fired. You think of that for a moment?
(6/14/2017 11:59:53 PM)
37
He is a Good Boy!
He is not his sister! Also his dad is a good man and comment #30 above is very hard to believe.
(6/15/2017 12:00:19 AM)
38
Why the hate?
Two nights ago I was looking for parking late at night and he moved his car early just so I can park. Not many ppl around here would do that.
(6/15/2017 12:37:54 AM)
39
To 28#
100%
(6/15/2017 12:40:26 AM)
40
Gullible
We Yidden are so naive and gullible to the point of danger. True that he isnt his sister. Are his views the same or different? Yes, he may be a friendly guy so what? I agree with the comments of the skeptics. Who's to say we don't have a sleeper cell here? You cant imagine that someone so nice can do any harm right? Did the israelis at BEZEK Phone company ever imagine that an extremely "peaceful" and quiet Arab working there for years would suddenly take a gun and shoot everyone in sight someday? No they could not even fathom the fact. And there are many cases as such( car rammings, shootings, all by employees who have worked quietly for years and were the least to be suspected). Aside from our situation here, arabs are known to stab jews in the back no matter how nice or "good conditions" they get. They will show extreme loyalty until they choose to strike. They are not loyal to JEWS no matter what they just wait for the right moment to unleash. Their hatred towards Yidden is unimaginable it runs through their blood. Just ask Israelis who partnered with arabs in business. Many have suffered harm by their hands whether business related or worse. Not saying that this particular man is dangerous, but please dont be so naive! With such close family ties to Hamas and Jew Hating groups, its hard to believe that one would not have similar views. Just saying.
(6/15/2017 12:58:01 AM)
41
Why isnt a jew working at his job
Why are so many stores in crown hts hiring goyim when there are jews who could do the job and who dont have work???
(6/15/2017 1:05:45 AM)
42
Agreed but....
Seemingly there is no reason to judge somebody by his sibling, however the Torah does mention"nachshon" when aharon Marrys his sister, and as Rashi says that we should look into famely,V's Ari iyun oid
(6/15/2017 2:30:39 AM)
43
The matter is a clear posuk
To all the liberals out there

(that have no jewish pride,always sucking up to the goy,and frankly are not concerned of the safety of jews. is there not even a fraction of a percent of a safety concern? How stupid can you be?
Ask this terrorists "nice" brother what he holds of his sister, the koran, Sharia Law ,"The Freedom Fighters" in Eretz Yisroel and of the presence of jews in All of Eretz Yisroel?
i'm afraid to think what would be the response of these jewish liberal suckers themselves (who call themselves "lubavitchers" -sick) when asked about the presence of jews in ALL of Eretz Yisroel. i wonder how many of them are Lubavitcher Chasidim that have full beards and if one may be in their presence
-Dalet Amos- when you mention the Sheim Shomayim?)

See Parshah Kedoshim (20/5):"......uv'mishpachto (and in his family)". Rashi explains to the FIVE YEAR OLD: "Omar rab' shimon...shekulom mechapin olov (because all of them cover up for him and defend him)".

(Perhaps Rashi mentions the Baal Hamamr Rabb' Shimon,to teach the "Ben Chomaish" that this was explained by RABB' SHIMON BAR YOCHOY who personified and PRACTICED only CHESED (goodness and kindness).See Shabbos 33/B:"kol haicho dahavah mochi r. Elozor havah masi r. Shimon").

ps: Why not give the Job to a jew? is there not a mitzvah and Chiyuv to support your own brother/sister first? Are there no qualifying jewish restaurant managers in all of NY that you have to hire the brother of a terrorist?
(6/15/2017 3:48:20 AM)
44
Mob hysteria
While I understand the sentiments of the commentators and even the pashkvil author, everyone needs to calm down.

IF this man is fired for these reasons (& now any "justifiable cause" would be tainted) he has a very strong legal case: racism, unfair dismissal, discrimination & probably more.

BUT.... remember the "good" Arabs in the grocery next to the Har Nof shul where the massacre took place? They had been working there for 10 years before they went on the rampage. So I get your feelings.

This pashkvil was a mistake & you can't do anything right now. The people behind this should have gone quietly to Izzy's owner & discussed their concerns. Now you can expect a drop in business from panicking patrons & demonstrations by his sister & her crew - including ultra-liberal Jews. You may just have destroyed a great business. I hope you are all proud of yourselves. COL, you bear some responsibility for posting this, which surprises me. You are better than this.
(6/15/2017 3:54:52 AM)
45
You mean to tell me....
That there is not one single Jew who is capable of doing Moe's job?
It is a very high form of tzedakah to hire a fellow Yid from one's own community, thereby causing him/her to not need charity because they are working for a living.
I have trouble believing that there is NO YID (in Crown Heights or elsewhere in Brooklyn) capable of doing the job that this non-Jew is doing.
Tzedakah begins at home, and we truly must help our fellow Yidden find employment!
(6/15/2017 4:31:20 AM)
46
STOP the madness - let Mohammad know you support him. I did.
The first thing I did when I saw this flyer was to call the # and leave a message of support.

I used to live in 836 Montgomery (corner Troy) for MANY years!

I remember Mohammad since he was a young kid. His Father "Nick" owned the corner store on Montgomery and Troy for many years (he has since sold it and I imagine Mohammad then went to work for Izzies)

Both Nick and his son Mohammad ALWAYS acted in a nice way to the many ANASH that frequented his store. I never heard a negative word from either of them!

I do remember his sister "Linda" going on a rant one time about how she felt regarding Israel's treatment of "her people" (she may have been about 12 or 13 years old at the time. I remember her father trying to shut her down and feeling embarrassed.

Bottom line, just because someone's sister is an activist and espouses view points you may vehemently disagree with, doesnt give you the right to publicly call for him to be fired.

This is his parnassa.

This is ridiculous mob mentality and we need to recognize how asinine the people behind this flyer are. Just read it for yourself, and realize their inability to write coherently.

Why not take a moment and leave a positive voice message!

Show this kid that there are some good Chabniks out here!

Mendy

Long time resident of the Shecuna!

(6/15/2017 5:11:29 AM)
47
Remember Ari Halberstam indeed!
The flyer writes, "Remember Ari Halberstam"?? Who remembers how the terrorist was caught? A brave and quick witted Arab adolescent boy was working in the body shop where the terrorist brought his car to quickly have evidence (of gunshots) removed. This boy realized this was the murderer, and had the courage to not only call the police, but even to testify, at the risk of his own life. Surely one of the Chasidei Umos Haolam.
(6/15/2017 5:14:27 AM)
48
this is insane!
Help me! does anyone know his views on jews/israelis? what are his views on his sister/father?these things are EXTREMELY important.this is incredulous...why would he want to work there?it doesnt make sense to me...definitely this needs to be looked into more with discretion.He may be a nice guy but maybe things going on not seen on the surface.dont be naive
(6/15/2017 5:29:08 AM)
49
It does not matter who his sister is
It is always better to give parenasa to Jews (to give preference to Jews when hiring)
(6/15/2017 5:42:23 AM)
50
Moe needs to stand up
Perfect timing with parsha. Moe is not a victim, he needs to publicly denounce hamas.. He is a grown man, and will benefit coming out of his shell, as difficult as family feuds are...
(6/15/2017 5:45:37 AM)
51
Why should he be judged for something he didnt do?
Everyone is responsible for their OWN actions. The brother didn't do anything!!!!!!! Why is he being judged for someone else's actions??? This flier is a chilul Hashem
(6/15/2017 6:36:03 AM)
52
what I find so foolish
is that people ruin their own interests by making things public. Hatznei Leches applies to most things we need to get done. Especially if its regarding something sensitive or political. Perhaps it would have been wise to do something but now by publicizing it you are jeopardizing things for Izzy whichever choice he makes and essentially providing fuel for a fire.
While I am at it here
I will say for what ever its worth ( cuz its likely not falling on receptive ears ) that the same is for most of the public discussions that have become public for one and all to air out feelings about. More often then not it hardly helps the cause they are trying to support. Actions speak far louder.
(6/15/2017 6:50:57 AM)
53
Hungry
Would it not be better to employa yid? They are many yidden who could use the parnasa. This applies to all the stores who have goyim running their businesses.
(6/15/2017 7:24:35 AM)
54
dovid
I know this kid since he's 3 if anyone went to ohlei Torah on troy knows this kid nicks son. hes a good guy
and do you really think izzsys can fire him now he will get hit with a lawsuit
(6/15/2017 7:50:39 AM)
55
HE SHOULD SPEAK FOR HIMSELF
We all initially believe he is a nice person. He does not necessarily have anything to do with his sister. However, the fact of the matter is, he is his sister. She is a rabid antisemite. We all like him but we like our security better. Therefore, he need to speak out and tell whether he agrees with her or not.
(6/15/2017 7:59:29 AM)
56
BEGGARS ?
UNFORTUNATELY THE CROWN HEIGHTS COMMUNITY GIVES MONEY TO THOSE GOYIM WHO ASK FOR MONEY, AND MEANWHILE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ROLLING IN TONS AND TONS OF MONEY!! WHY DO WE GIVE THEM MONEY ? WHY ARE THEY ASKING FOR MONEY BY THE YIDDEN ? BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN CLEAN US OUT FROM OUR MONEY!!! VERY VERY SAD!!!
(6/15/2017 8:10:43 AM)
57
Fuel to the fire
This flier was incredibly dangerous and who ever is responsible for it, will be responsible for any backlash that comes from it!

Seeing this makes me cringe. I'm not from ch but everyone from the community needs to make a public gesture of solidarity with this man before negative repercussions occur.

What was the point of this? Lack of carelessness is astounding.
(6/15/2017 8:12:20 AM)
58
I remember the fathers store and aljazeera
I remember the store owned by lindas and mohamads father. I remember one of the sons cursing out jews when he thought i didnt hear or understand him. I remember aljazeera news always playing on the tv in the store. I felt very uncomfortable in the store. How can one of these sons perhaps the one i heard cursing jews, be working in a lubavitcher store instead of a jew????
(6/15/2017 8:34:53 AM)
59
COMMENT # 56 PART 2:
WE ARE MAKING SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT THIS WHOLE RESTAURANT THING, AND MEANWHILE THE COMMENT ABOUT THE MONEY, THAT NO ONE CARES ABOUT OR SPEAKS ABOUT AT ALL, VERY VERY SAD!! WE SHOULD ALSO ALL ADDRESS THAT!!!!
(6/15/2017 8:41:27 AM)
60
delicious and has highest standards of kosher
Izzy's food is delicious and has highest standards of kosher.
but i wont be eating there any more. not becuase of moe.
but because he has Goyishe Music blasting.

is there no jewish or "elevator/hold"music available?

what message is that setting for our youth?
want to bring your kids or non religious family members there?
shluchim, want to bring your balabos?
(6/15/2017 8:54:43 AM)
61
Maybe, but let's hope not...
I just read a story about the brother of a horrible Nazi murderer who forged his brothers name on documents in order to transports Jews out of the concentration camps, then let them escape freely. Not all siblings are the same, but #58 is a concern. This may just be a knee jerk reaction..
(6/15/2017 8:57:04 AM)
62
but because he has Goyishe Music blasting
Is that really true? I've never been there.
(6/15/2017 10:00:00 AM)
63
MIDDLE PATH
COLs comments are just peoples opinions on politics totally blown out of proportion. everyone thinks differently but if u look at the articles tht got the most comments were the ones that were totally out of balance. For example of course you should BE CAREFUL with moe, but at the same time he IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS SISTER!!

There are so many other examples of similar issues leaning too much to one side. The Rambam says the middle path is the way to go!
(6/15/2017 10:16:24 AM)
64
Bad idea
I am hoping the intent of publicizing this ridiculous, extreme and hateful letter was to elicit a negative reaction toward it. It would have been a good idea if only to show how many CH residents oppose such stupidity. Unfortunately, it only brings out many comments that are, shall we say, ill advised and makes us look like a bunch of mistrustful and racist people. Too bad.
And, if we target someone who has shown himself to be a decent human being and a friend of the community for many years because of a family member what shall we say when someone attacks any Jew on the street because of what "his or her people" are doing in Israel? I have been shouted at ("baby killer," "stop Jewish criminals") before because I am identifiably Jewish. To those who publicly try and shame me, I am fair target because of some other Jew's actions (I, of course, am not getting into the fact that they are outright wrong in their accusations of baby killing etc... but I hope you get my point).
(6/15/2017 10:19:02 AM)
65
To number 43
Bonim lo yumsu Al yedai avos is also a possuk
(6/15/2017 10:21:20 AM)
66
Side note
...how many girls have fallen in love with adorable, sweet, kind Arab boys only to be beaten and tortured once they marry their charming prince.
Not that I know this guy or where he stands...only Gd does but let's not good ourselves that they can't fool us
(6/15/2017 10:40:26 AM)
67
dont condemn someone for their siblings actions
https://youtu.be/lyR-K2CZIHQ watch this TED Talk before you criticize family members of terrorists. siblings are not a carbon copy of each other each person has their own mind and thus act differently.
(6/15/2017 10:52:09 AM)
68
this is what BDS is
BDS supports boycotting Jews for being Jewish, therefore we MUST boycott IZZY's as I will for allowing an Arab, Muslim who has NOT renounced publicly his sister's anti-Semitism. boycott Izzy's. I know of ZERO Halal shops that hire Jews.
(6/15/2017 10:59:24 AM)
69
TO COMMENT NUMBER #23 LISTEN UP!
To comment number #23. Whoever you are. How dare you say such a thing. I served 8 years in the IDF, and lost many friends. Never once, did I hate every single Arab I saw. Some of them were the sweetest people I've ever met. It is bc of people like you, that people hate on the IDF, and say "we just kill Arabs". It's bc of people like you that the world thinks the IDF is abbusive, and is not fair to the Palestinians. You need to stop and think before you speak. This man has done absolutely nothing wrong. I go to Izzy's very often, and he is the nicest worker out of any CH food place. One cannot be judged based on the actions of a family member. I have seen this first hand during my time in the IDF. So everyone needs to relax, and whoever wrote that flyer should be ashamed of yourself, because that is not what Jews or Israel stands for
(6/15/2017 11:19:37 AM)
70
I just don't understand it
Why? Don't you see what's going on in the world? --And in Israel? Can you take it upon yourself to decide that an arab whose immediate family member is a palestinian anti-semite activist is a safe and ethical choice to work in the middle of a Jewish neighborhood serving food? How much respect does this show to the burdens Jews have faced here and in Israel? What motivates this piece of hiring? Now you're stuck with either keeping the guy or getting hassled for firing him. Bad decision.
(6/15/2017 12:07:49 PM)
71
CHT
If Sruli says he is a nice guy, then he is a nice guy, period. I trust Sruli. Stop the nonsense.
People will stop coming? Give me a break, it is almost impossible to fit there, so will be more possible.
(6/15/2017 1:54:23 PM)
72
AJ Weberman...
Aj Weberman is a beautiful nut job, garbologist and Dylanologist... very counterculture dood
(6/15/2017 2:00:42 PM)
73
Remember Har Nof!!!!!
....and the Bezeq car rammer and Zachary's brother in the Efrat supermarket shooting. The list goes on....
We don't randomly accuse Moslems, but Better wrong than sorry.
(6/15/2017 3:28:10 PM)
74
Ans to #32
Linda hasnt killed anybody personally she is preping all her
Idiot followers to do it for her
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD ENTIRE FAMILIES OF THESE MURDERS WORK IN CONCERT WITH EACH OTHER!! REMOVE HIM. sorry but we have misplaced rochmonis
(6/15/2017 4:54:47 PM)
75
disgusting
this is beyond a chillul hashem
(6/15/2017 4:55:34 PM)
76
Good for u #68
Yes you don't see him renoncing his sister
The world is filled with these stories. If you are related to saysn then u stand with him
(6/15/2017 4:58:04 PM)
77
scary
I wouldnt eat there, one day he could challiah flip and on us, not like its unheard of..
(6/15/2017 5:18:53 PM)
78
Leave him alone
He's actually a really decent fellow
(6/15/2017 5:18:53 PM)
79
Why stop here?
Several people gave asked why Izzy's doesnt have a Jew in his position. Considering that every restaurant in Crown Heights (without exception, I believe) employs Mexicans and Guatemalans, I don't see why we should focus on the one guy who actually grew up around Jews and have some idea of what Kashrus is. Come to think of it, has anyone asked any of our amigos what *their* views on the Israeli-Arab conflict are?
(6/15/2017 5:23:53 PM)
80
Exciting
It's nice to know hatred knows no bounds. "Hamas Islamic Nazi terrorist" is moronic irony. the nazi's wanted the muslims dead as much as they wanted the jews dead.
(6/15/2017 5:43:08 PM)
81
What does G-d say?
Look at he story of Hogor and Yishmoel Braishis Vayeiro, Chapter 21 posuk 17 and the words "el kol hana-ar ba-asher hu shom" and Rashi there.
Hashem says he is judged by what he is now.
i spoke w Mo many times and always thought he was a Sfardi till he told me he was Arab. He was always nothing less then very nice, friendly and honestly helpful.
He was offered lots of money to betray his bosses culinery secrets and never did it. To act out against him is a chilul Hashem.
(6/15/2017 5:55:24 PM)
82
Yea....but.....
To be honest I wouldn't want to mess with any of it if I were him. I'd stay under the radar. I wouldn't start making open statements denouncing Hamas because I wouldn't want to be a pin on there radar either.
(6/15/2017 6:10:48 PM)
83
It sounds wrong
I didn't look on to it too much but it sounds wrong
(6/15/2017 6:35:48 PM)
84
Absolutely ridiculous.
I find it laughable that there are comments here calling for him to denounce his sister publically or to denounce Hamas. Nobody has asked anyone in the ch community to denounce extremist groups like the JDO who are behind this cause. Nobody has asked the Jewish community to denounce guys like Lancman and Hikind even though they have said and done inflammatory and bigot driven things many times over. Leave Moe alone. Leave Linda alone. Everyone go back to their regularly scheduled programming and stop feeding into the hate. It will literally one day rip us all apart if we done.
(6/15/2017 7:09:52 PM)
85
Jews owners must hire another Jew
its ch business pls give parnosah to local ch young family or bohur to run the place ....
(6/15/2017 8:47:33 PM)
86
TO #65
So what do YOU think is the answer to this "contradiction"?

Obviously "Ish b'cheto yumosu" (Ki Saitzai 24/16) means when one is FREE OF SIN,rather "V'samti ani es ponei b'ish hahu u'vmishpachto" (Kedoshim 20/5) is talking when they cover up and defend.That is the sin!
(6/15/2017 9:10:50 PM)
87
Israeli
As a proud Israeli, I think that this letter is sickening. Who are we to judge a man based on the actions of his sibling?! This is NOT the way any decent person should act, Jewish or otherwise and I am disgusted by the comments condoning this letter. I will purposely go to Izzy's now just to show my support for this young man.
(6/15/2017 9:30:58 PM)
88
POSING WITH A KNIFE IN THE HAND
Anyone remember the radio talk show host Bob Grant's daily slogan? "IT'S SICK AND GETTING SICKER OUT THERE"!
Most likely these jewish liberal suckers of today would condemn Mister Grant for not being "Tolerant".

Soon these so called "Lubavitchers" are going to say that it is also the will of the Rebbe,to "Show Tolerance" (in HIS SHCHUNA!).

(Remember you liberal suckers:the boss in this shchuna is the REBBE not the beard cutters and those who one may not be in their Dalet Amos when you are Mazkir sheim shomayim).

Does'nt the "POSE" of the terrorists "nice" brother with a big knife in the hand disgust you and give you the chill?!

oh, i forgot, you got to be "Tolerant"....
(6/15/2017 9:45:43 PM)
89
Afraid to Eat there
While he might seem nice. Lets remember Blood is thicker than water. What are his true intentions? He could put stuff in the food easily and poison people. We need to take care of our own. Better to be safe than sorry! Izzy Im sorry man but you have no brains! Keep our community safe! Lets be smart !
(6/15/2017 9:57:00 PM)
90
#23 puts it well
That's really the heart of the matter.
(6/15/2017 10:12:55 PM)
91

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(6/15/2017 11:05:49 PM)
92
RABBI MEIR KAHANE
ITS CALLED CONTAGION FOLKS!!
HE HASNT DENOUNCED HIS NAZI BDS SISTER SO IT STANDS TO REASON HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO WORK IN CROWN HEIGHTS OR ANY JEWISH COMMUNITY
(6/16/2017 3:13:10 AM)
93
arab
first off 100 percent izzy must have him denounce his sister and hamas publicly !!! and we must have access to his social media facebook etc if we fidn there that he supports terror etc than he obviously must be fired and he will have zero grounds for lawsuit
(6/16/2017 4:01:40 AM)
94
to #68
There is a halal market in North Hollywood CA that had or has a Jewish employee. I found this out when I mentioned to my rabbi that it made me nervous to have a halal store practically next door to the Jewish grocery store, he told me so-and-so works there and he doesn't think they're a problem.
(6/16/2017 5:56:15 AM)
95
Shocked at how clueless the american jews are!!
I, an Israeli, am shocked reading these posts! There are no jews who could work his job? Or goyim even? To hire an ARAB ? You should be ashamed! Do you not know what we go through day and night, you brothers and sisters in eretz hakodesh, at the hands of arabs, who look nice enough, and seem nice enough, and move their car even if I have nowhere to park, AND THEN TURN AROUND AND STAB (LITERALLY) SOMEONE IN THE BACK ??!! Don't give me this he's really a mensch business..... do not trust him for 2 seconds.
(6/16/2017 6:01:00 AM)
96
re #47
And it was a Muslim employee in the kosher grocery store in Paris who saved the lives of many of the Jewish shoppers.
(6/16/2017 6:01:28 AM)
97
how
i dont understand why people complain about people being anti semitic when you are racist and discriminating against other people. 'fire him because hes arab' thats the same thing as someone else firing 'because hes a jew' THERE IS NO DIFFEREENCE. unless you have proof that someone is involved in terrorist activities, YOU CANNOT ACCUSE THEM OF IT
(6/16/2017 7:54:30 AM)
98
Better safe than sorry
Fact of the matter is that Maha, that is what they call him at the smoke house so that their customers won't be freaked out by Mohammad, does have connections to Hamas through not only Linda but other relatives in Israel who are in prison for plotting to mass murder Jews.From JP: "Raed Khalil bin Mahmoud, the father of five and resident of Dura in the West Bank southwest of Hebron, walked to the second floor of the Panorama building on Ben-Zvi Street and began stabbing worshipers at an afternoon minha service being held inside a Judaica store. Mahmoud worked legally at a restaurant near the scene of the attack, had a permit to be in Israel, and had no history of security offenses. Tel Aviv police said Thursday they still had not determined whether he had come from work before the attack or had taken the knife from the restaurants kitchen, saying the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) is investigating the matter." No previous criminal or extremist past. It can happen. So why take the chance? If a cousin of a Nazi war criminal mass murderer who was locked up moved in next door would you invite him into your home? Hamas and Nazis have worked together. Google it.
(6/16/2017 9:48:40 AM)
99
As Per Wikipedia
After a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri was vandalized in an apparent anti-Semitic incident in February 2017, Sarsour worked with other Muslim activists to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to repair the damage and restore the gravesites. More than $125,000 was raised, and Sarsour pledged to donate any funds not needed at the cemetery to other Jewish community centers or sites targeted by vandalism. She said the fundraising effort would "send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities that there is no place for this type of hate, desecration, and violence in America".[12][13] St. Louis's United Hebrew Congregation Senior Rabbi, Brigitte S. Rosenberg, whose congregants have family members buried in the vandalized cemetery, called the campaign "a beautiful gesture".[14]
(6/16/2017 10:17:38 AM)
100
FLIRTING WITH JEWISH GIRLS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
Community leaders must find out the accuracy of what is told that he flirts with jewish girls of the neighborhood that are caught up with drugs and all bad things.HEAVEN FORBID!
(6/16/2017 10:22:08 AM)
101
News breaker to #101
Almost every guy tries to flirt with me. Jewish, non Jewish, on the street, in stores, etc. And this, regardless how I dress (my hair can be in a frizzy bun, high school uniform, no make up etc.) Yes, the world is a very scary place for girls, especially the more vulnerable ones. Flirting is a part of life, harassment (including unwanted flirting) and assault are inexcusable. How about instead of sheltering your kids, teach them how to make safe choices, like my mom did for me. Explain to your teenagers that someone more than a few years age difference is not safe. Explain to them what safe and unsafe behaviour looks like. Teach them to say no, to say stop, and how to get help. Teach them to trust their gut, explain and explain and explain. Talk about pregnancy prevention. Explain to them how men and women experience things differently, that while a woman experiences extreme vulnerability and feelings of attachment, a guy just has a great time and forgets, unless there's a commitment. Teach them. Knowledge is power to make safe choices, and quite possibly, the complexity will encourage them to wait a few years. Teach them also about the health risks. The more you know the less of a mystery everything is and you can make healthier choices. PLEASE!!! Your child's life matters. Kids can die from these things, the longer she's alive the longer she can be religious...
(6/16/2017 12:19:48 PM)
102
NEWS BREAKER TO #101
I am a women and and ALL the women i know say that "Almost every guy" does NOT try to flirt with us.
so why does "almost every guy try to flirt with YOU"?

ps: #100 was to refined in his (her?) description.i heard much worse.
(6/16/2017 1:45:31 PM)
103
Only #33 knows the truth???
People have VERY short memories.

Wasn't it in Israel, in 1929, that the ''friendly'' local Arabs - the most friendly, best friends of the local jews one fine day massacred how many frum Jews????
(6/18/2017 9:04:37 AM)
104
Guess what @izzysmokehouse
You guys dont have to pay for PR/Advertisement for the next few months. Next time you want PR just hire somoene to hang up another flier like that
(6/19/2017 10:18:25 AM)
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