Debbie Schlussel, the conservative pundit who claims Fox News host Sean Hannity made unwanted sexual advances toward her, has a controversial record of comments on Islam and other topics.
Schlussel, who has written for numerous publications, in addition to appearing on shows like “Hannity” and “Howard Stern,” celebrated the death of Osama Bin Laden by calling for the killing of all Muslims on her blog. “1 down, 1.8 billion to go,” she wrote on her blog.
She added, “American Muslims are NO different than (other) Muslims…They are just as extreme, and the American border is a fiction of convenience for them, NOT something that magically moderates them.”
Schlussel is Jewish, and was born in Michigan, where more than two decades ago she made a losing run for a congressional seat. She blamed the defeat on voter fraud.
She’s made other polarizing comments, including blaming Poles for the Holocaust and saying that a lesbian basketball player was a bad role model for children.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Hannity’s Harassment Accuser Schlussel Is Controversial