Farhad Khorasani, the Iranian-American lawyer whose antisemitic and genocidal posts I exposed on here, has now come out with an Instagram post claiming he was hacked.
Peace: Many of the people who know me have asked me if my social media accounts were hacked because they know I treat any human being with decency, and as a lawyer I would give the best representation to any client, & stand up for their human rights regardless of their background. To answer this question: Yes, my social media accounts were hacked & even private before the hack, I didn’t have access to my accounts until I recovered it, and that I never posted such things. It is a blogger’s duty to investigate, interview, and reach out & ask before putting this out in the world, playing with people’s emotions, treating a subject with such hostility, defamation, inciting of violence, & contributing to the hate in the world, turning the people against each other & setting the world on a fire that can’t be undone. People should ask these blogs, & I wanna ask my colleagues, did you do any of these before writing a controversial article, only to get publicity for yourself? I would like to call on these medias, to adhere to their ethics, & to remedy this issue by taking down their articles or at least by reflecting my response to show the world that you have moral codes. I’m afraid these people have caused more hatred toward the Jewish community, than the articles they published on me. Nonetheless, I would like to apologize to the Jewish community worldwide, and let them know that my DNA tests show that I have 3% Ashkenazi Jewish in me, and I have Jewish acquaintances and friends whom I embrace & treasure. Furthermore, I understand many in the Jewish community do not agree with the policies of the state of Israel, the same way people in the USA or Iran may not agree with some of their governments’ policies, which shows seeking democracy & change is what our societies have in common. Hope this would remedy the concerns of anybody involved in this matter. Looking forward to a productive & peaceful relationship with the Jewish community.
Regarding his claim he was hacked, I could have predicted it (or the claim it was someone impersonating him). He is not the first Jew-hater I have exposed who has claimed to have been hacked (although the last one who did so claimed I did the hacking!) It is the coward’s attempt to wriggle out of a mess of their own doing.
But it is not a credible excuse.
For a start, the antisemitic and genocidal posts of which I was sent screenshots were from as far back as at least November last year. I was also in touch with someone who studied with him and was a Facebook friend of his for years; they told me they had seen his calls for killing Jews for many years, and “always wondered why no one probed into his calls for killing Jews.”
If he had been hacked all those years ago, why didn’t he immediately do something about it? Why did he make no mention of the suppose hacking when the posts first came to light and to the notice of the California State Bar? There is no indication he mentioned this supposed hacking to the State Bar. And although they did not disbar him, they did attribute the posts to him:
In a statement to the Journal, the State Bar condemned Khorasani’s posts as “hateful, morally reprehensible, and inconsistent with the expectations of a California licensed attorney,” but that isn’t grounds to disbar him.
“All California attorneys as officers of the court take an oath to conduct themselves ‘at all times with dignity, courtesy, and integrity,’” the State Bar’s statement read. “This oath, however, is aspirational, and unfortunately, the State Bar generally cannot take action against attorneys who engage, as Mr. Khorasani has, in offensive speech in their private nonprofessional lives, no matter how objectionable.
“Further, not all hateful, discriminatory, or harassing conduct in the practice of law constitutes grounds for disciplinary action against an attorney because of constitutional, free speech rights. A former statute that required attorneys to ‘abstain from all offensive personality’ was repealed in 2001 after a United States Court of Appeals found it unconstitutional.”
Also, why did he double down in his previous Instagram post (since deleted)? Does he expect us to believe that not only was his Facebook account hacked, but also his Instagram account? And what about his Twitter account, which also contained some hideous posts against Jews?
Furthermore, remember this Facebook post by a former classmate
Why would a “hacker” block the Jewish classmate and other Jewish acquaintances? How would a hacker know who to block? And why would a hacker block them?
You get it. It makes no sense that he was hacked. What makes more sense is pressure is now being brought down heavily not only on him, but also the California State Bar to act more definitively. Methinks he is worried about losing business, and possibly even his license.
Note also how after the hacking claim, he nevertheless apologizes (followed by a very ill-advised claim he is part-Jewish and some his best friends are Jewish).
I would like to also address his attack on me (I assume it was me, since I was the first – and I think only – blogger to have gone near this)
It is a blogger’s duty to investigate, interview, and reach out & ask before putting this out in the world, playing with people’s emotions, treating a subject with such hostility, defamation, inciting of violence, & contributing to the hate in the world, turning the people against each other & setting the world on a fire that can’t be undone.
Of course I did my due diligence. But my due diligence does not include reaching out the very person who I determined – from my other investigations – to have put out this antisemitic and genocidal filth. Of course he will either deny it was him or double down.
I reject I have incited any violence against him and would caution him not to libel me with any such insinuation.
If he believes I defamed him, he is welcome to try sue me. I would consider countersuing in such a case.
I reject his attempt at gaslighting, to claim it is me who is contributing to hate in the world. This coming from someone who called for a new Hitler and for Iran to wipe us off the map!
People should ask these blogs, & I wanna ask my colleagues, did you do any of these before writing a controversial article, only to get publicity for yourself? I would like to call on these medias, to adhere to their ethics, & to remedy this issue by taking down their articles or at least by reflecting my response to show the world that you have moral codes. I’m afraid these people have caused more hatred toward the Jewish community, than the articles they published on me
I don’t do this for publicity for myself, I do it to fight back legally against antisemitism and hate. I am sick of antisemitic bullies thinking they can do and say as they please, while us Jews have to suffer very real world consequences.
I reject his further attempt at gaslighting, claiming my post causes more hatred towards the Jewish community. This coming from someone who called for a new Hitler and for Iran to wipe us off the map!
So Farhad, you know where you can stick this post:
Your hate been exposed and now you need to face the consequences like a man.