Anti-Zionist-Not-Antisemite of the Day: Emad Deen (Imad Saadeh), Chicago

Meet Imad Saadeh aka Emad U Deen:

Emad is quite the “social justice warrior”; he works for Acclivus, a “community health organization focused employing grassroots leaders from Chicago to support safety, well-being, and growth in vulnerable communities,” as well as SWOP (SouthWest Organizing Project), which “empowers our communities in the SouthWest to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice.”

Emad even has an autobiography being sold on Amazon and at Target:

which reveals not just a criminal record, but a hatred of Israel:

A true story about a boy born and now city of Jerusalem who lives that first 12 years of his life under the occupation of the Israeli military. He witnessed his grandfather father and uncle being imprisoned by the Israeli government which caused him and his siblings to being constantly separated from one another. His father finally migrates to the city of Chicago in 1973 after his release from an Israeli prison. He is reunited with his father along with his two’s brothers in 1978 but the sweetness of that reunion is short-lived due to the awakening of what was forgotten by him and that is his father’s beatings and verbal abuse especially towards his poor mother. He Eventually leaves home as a teenager to escape his father’s abuse and is introduced to the world of Chicago street gangs in the back of the yards neighborhood. There he finds love and acceptance from his gang banging brothers. He is arrested many times for his gang activities and finally sent to state prison in 1985. He is released in 1987 at which time he attempts to lead a crime free life but is pulled into the lucrative drug trade and is finally arrested by the DEA then he is sent to prison after losing his trial in front of 12 jurors where he spends the next 13 years. After his release from federal prison he comes home to a change Chicago and a change for the worse among his brothers and sisters one of no unity and what seems to be not much love for one another.

Emad’s hatred of Israel is so strong, he even wears his Acclivus shirt when ranting:

I know, hard to believe a “social justice warrior” could harbor so much hate against Israel. Also hard to believe his hatred of Israel is a cover for something more sinister – like antisemitism (/sarcasm).

Alas, Emad seems to hate Jews, as evidenced by his social media posts that include some

referring to the “chosen people” in a very derogatory way:

denying Jewish genealogy and attachment to their historical homeland:

accusing us of being behind September 11:

and by “us” I don’t just mean “Israelis”:

referring to us as “Nazis”:

spreading the antisemitic trope of Jewish power:

Alas, Emad is not the sharpest tool in the shed:

Of course, he will deny he is antisemitic, claiming this post is just a way to silence legitimate criticism of Israel:

and that some of his best friends are Jewish:

But I think it is pretty clear.

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

Emad, thanks for playing anti-Zionist-Not-Antisemite. Unfortunately, you lose!

Update: He’s another one who cannot even boycott us properly:

Update: Apparently he converted to Islam…and likes really low chairs!


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media