Yaser Tabbara Debates Zuhdi Jasser, Star Witness For Rep. Peter King’s Hearings
This debate is worth listening to. The sound quality on Yasser Tabbara’s side gets distorted towards the middle of the debate but because I believe that there is a harmony in the world, Jasser’s ideas, from start to finish, are beyond distortion; their viral.
Listen to the debate here (You need iTunes to listen to the 6:33 debate, and it is 10th on Roy Green’s podcast for March)
In this debate you can see that Tabbara speaks with veracity and it comes as no surprise that he is a lawyer. If you were wondering who Zuhdi Jasser is I wouldn’t know where to start but here is a brief summary of Jasser:
King has called three witnesses for the hearing, none of which has any expertise in terrorism, law enforcement or homeland security. The first will be Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a physician by trade who moonlights as a self-described “expert in the contest of ideas against Political Islam.” The others are two unnamed “American Muslims with family members who became radicalized.” The testimony of the latter two will be anecdotal in nature, so a great deal of weight will be given to Jasser’s testimony as the only “expert” fielded before the committee.
With no relevant credentials to speak of, Jasser’s authority in conservative circles as an “expert on radical Islam” seems to be derived from his willingness to frequently attack the Obama administration (whose terrorism advisor Jasser says “deserves honorary membership in the Muslim Brotherhood”) and Muslim-American civil rights groups (“front organizations” for the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Jasser).
Jasser is also conspicuous in his willingness to appear on Fox News to mitigate the effects of their pundits’ anti-Islamic rhetoric. After Fox host Bill O’Reilly went on The View and declared that “Muslims killed us on 9-11,” triggering a walk-off of the show’s hosts, he turned to Jasser, who declared that he was “absolutely not” offended by O’Reilly’s comments and actually thanked the Fox host for making them. Likewise, after NPR fired Juan Williams for his own controversial comments about Muslims, Fox hosted Jasser, who was again “absolutely not” offended.