A defendant recently found guilty of hate crimes was identified with the assistance of a nonprofit that tracks individuals and organizations that support hatred of Israel and Jews.
According to the U.S., Saadah Masoud entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiring to commit hate crimes last week.
Legal representative for New York’s Southern District. Masoud was accused of “multiple physical attacks against Jewish victims” in New York City between 2021 and 2022, which is the basis for the charges.
In June, police apprehended him.
Masoud was apprehended after Canary Mission, which had developed a file on him based on his instigation of violence against proponents of Israel and dissemination of antisemitic conspiracy theories, recognized him in a video attacking a victim sporting an Israeli flag on a Manhattan street.
He might spend up to five years behind bars.
Masoud, a 29-year-old inhabitant of Staten Island, is affiliated with Within Our Lifetime (WOL), an offshoot of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in New York City that is rife with antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment.
Canary Mission asked authorities to press charges against Nerdeen Kiswani, a co-founder of the SJP branch in New York City, who has made calls for the death of Zionists and the destruction of Israel, in addition to glorifying intifada violence and honoring leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Masoud has been correctly found guilty of hate crimes, but what about his mentor and boss, Nerdeen Kiswani? Canary Mission penned this.
She also says, “We need allies who are going to assist us accomplish a triumph, not allies who are going to urge us to be non-violent” in her language, which is “full with hate.”
Masoud’s sentencing is set on March 3.