Cops: Religion not motive in attack on Jewish man

This undated photo provided by Bruce Tennen shows Zachary Tennen. Police say an attack on the Michigan State University student at an off-campus party is not being investigated as a hate crime. Tennen, a 19-year-old Michigan State University sophomore, told East Lansing, Mich. police his attackers asked if he was Jewish, and when he responded "yes," he was punched in the face. Tennen, from the Detroit suburb of Franklin, was recovering Tuesday from jaw surgery. He says the assault took place early Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at an off-campus party. (AP Photo/Courtesy Bruce Tennen)

ed note–please note the outrage on the part of the ‘aggrieved’ parties when their story falls apart and they are unable to cash in on the ‘we are such a poisecuted people’ mantra.

A Michigan State University student’s Jewish religion was not a factor in an assault at an off-campus party, police said Wednesday, a day after the 19-year-old man claimed he was popped in the jaw as a victim of “religious hatred.”

There is no dispute that Zach Tennen was seriously injured early Sunday. But witnesses interviewed by detectives have not confirmed Tennen’s account that he was attacked after revealing he’s Jewish, East Lansing police Capt. Jeff Murphy said.

Police also have no evidence that Tennen’s mouth was stapled as he maintains, Murphy said.

“There’s a lot more to it than what is on the surface,” he told The Associated Press.

“This came out early as being reported as a hate crime. It now appears after we’ve talked to many people who were at this party — and most importantly two witnesses who saw the actual assault — it doesn’t appear that religion was the reason he was assaulted,” Murphy said.

Tennen, who is from Franklin in suburban Detroit, is recovering from jaw surgery. His father, Bruce Tennen, said the police department’s latest “assertions sicken us.”

Tennen was punched while in the front yard of an East Lansing home while 40 people partied in the backyard. Murphy said two people immediately helped him, put frozen vegetables on his face and got him a cab so he could go to a hospital.

The Michigan State sophomore said he was punched and had his mouth stapled after telling two men that he’s Jewish. In a statement Tuesday, Tennen said, “It’s shameful that in 21st century America, such religious hatred exists in our country.”

Murphy said Tennen felt a wire in his mouth that he believed was a staple.

“We haven’t found anything about staples. … This was one punch to the mouth,” the police captain said.

Murphy said he couldn’t disclose many details about the investigation, but an 18-year-old man from Farmington Hills is a suspect. No one has been arrested.

Police are not trying to discredit Tennen, said Murphy, adding: “He definitely did not deserve to be assaulted.”

Michigan State responded as soon as it heard about the attack Sunday. President Lou Anna Simon said two campus officials urged Tennen’s family to report it to police.

While police might conclude anti-Semitism was not the motive, it “does not change MSU’s response to a student in need or our concerns about how early reports of the incident have had a negative impact on our community,” Simon said in an open letter to the area Jewish community.

  1. #1 by FRANK on 08/29/2012 - 9:34

    OY! Call my lawyer

  2. #2 by henry on 08/29/2012 - 9:34

    Jews lie ,that`s what they do best

  3. #3 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on 08/29/2012 - 9:34

    When reading this story at first, I was shaking my head in disblieve. One thing about the stappling the libs of this chosenite did not add up. Actually, you would need an industrial stappler to do that. College kids don’t arm themself with stappler when they go shitfaced.

    I know this story have to make an international news due to fact they boy has had his lips stappled togehter.. Now the plice dispute this false claim, the family is screaming faul, instead of appologizing and retracting their false claim.

    What make me hopping mad about this story is: When four respected people from TUT life were threaned, and solid evidance were provided to law enforcement agencies, non of lame stream news organziation will touch the story. Not one in my home town. The death threat were issued by a member of the tribe, who caimed to be with the Jewish Defense Leage- a demostic US terrorist organization. The threat to the four worriers was delivered twice via email messages, once face to face, and once over the phone. A 15 minutes call was recordered and turned over to local police.

    I have to add that the prime susbect has been identified as Danny Levi, who reside in Seatle. He speaks with Briish axccent, claim to be a US citizen, and brag about having served in the IDF.

    Upon further pondering at yahoo news, another story about “Hitler Store”, a men’s clothing store in Indian popped up.

    I think the 19 old student and his family should be charged with filing a false report. This is not just adding salt and pepper to their story, it is decieving the whole world into believing that Jews are being treated brutly and in a savage way, which is a total lie!

    In fact the story I shared with you about the four member of TUT being terrorized. This is done by some one who claim to be Jewish. His targets are: 3 Christian and one Muslim. Reason these four were targeted is: for excersizing their God’s given right to free speech.

    One thing I should add here is: threatening people life is a federal crime punishable by 5 years in jail /and or fine or both. Levi and his group are feeling the heat provided by TUT, so they are lashing out.

  4. #4 by Isaac on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    I’ll bet you anything that he is lying. I agree with #1 and #2. The Jews hit and cry.

  5. #5 by s.w. on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    I have just one thing to say… HA HA!

  6. #6 by PATTY on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    Boo-hoo, a Jew was punched in the face and what’s the first thing he does–LIE. Perhaps the Jew was exhibiting arrogant, obnoxious behavior and then I would have punched him. I hope the party went on without him.

  7. #7 by Matthew/Boston on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    A (typical) lack of details in the story. Did Tennen walk up to the alleged assailant and announce he was Jewish. Did he taunt his assailant about being Jewish? Did the assailant ask if he was Jewish? Did he assume he was by his looks? I’d like to know how his Jewishness came into play.

    By the way, Mark. I listen to Texe Marrs on shortwave and online. Frankly, I enjoy hearing Texe trash the Zionists and Israel, as they rightly deserve to be. His recent guest was Michael Collins Piper. Michael mentioned a well-known individual in the movement who was recently in Washington, DC meeting and speaking with a former CIA official discussing Zionist infiltration of America and law enforcements attitude towards it. He declined to mention your name, but to me it was obvious it was you. You’re a VIP, Mark.

    –note from me,MG–We’re all VIPs Matt, including you, but thank you nonetheless.

  8. #8 by Matthew/Boston on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    But, placing my curser of the picture of Tennen answers the question. Tennen claims he was asked if he was Jewish and he responded that he was. Tennen must have felt like a Palestinian.

  9. #9 by Lydia on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    Their lies are wearing thin, and slowly people are catching onto it. This little BRAT most likely provoked the attack and is ticked off that he didn’t get away with it. If and when people DO wake up to the fact for the real reason these tribe-spawn were kicked out of over 109 countries in a 1000 year period, their lies will back fire.

    Mahmoud, thank you for keeping the story visible of the VILE THREAT from the POS who claimed to be from the JDL on the staff of TUT. That little twerp (and his friends) need to watch their step because there are those who will not wait for the “proper authorities” to take care of the issue, but to handle it themselves in a much more efficient and quiet way. The best thing is for this threat to Mark and Co is not to be tucked away in the “oh whatever” file and forgotten. Keep talking about it and flesh out the little cowards.

  10. #10 by CK on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    The boy’s daddy called up the ADL right away to make sure the incident was publicized. Of course, the ADL said it’s the worst “hate crime” they had ever seen. It allegedly took place on Saturday night after the kiddies had been dropped off at school by their mommies and daddies and they were partying past midnight. On a related note, our local Holohoax Center is getting a new object of veneration – the last boxcar that the Nazis used to ship the Chosen to the camps. We must all bow before it, our eyes wet with tears, and vow “Never Again!”

  11. #11 by Al on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    Even if everything is true, then he (the victim) must blame Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policies… These are all reactions of the cruel Israeli foreign policies…

  12. #12 by on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    Sue the president!

  13. #13 by p.j. on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    This is a cover story which got media traction to keep Rachel Corrie off the headlines, like counterspin. If he was unconscious, how did he know his attackers fled? H0w did he call a cab if his lips were stapled together?

  14. #14 by aj on 08/30/2012 - 9:34

    “Recovering from jaw surgery” means an ice pack and 2 tylenol. the former constituting the “surgery”.

  15. #15 by Ingrid B on 08/31/2012 - 9:34

    only Jews would describe a punch in the mouth as : “the worst “hate crime” they had ever seen”.. I`d say it`s getting pretty difficult for Jews, otherwise, why try to hide the fact that they are Jews..

  16. #16 by Sam.R on 08/31/2012 - 9:34

    Tough S–T winer

  17. #17 by Larry Silverstein on 09/02/2012 - 9:34




    “The JEWISH judge said, “The JEWISH driver had “right of way”!

    “The NON-JEW, Rachel Corrie was in the way of the JEWISH driver and so she was “run over”!

    “Case closed”!

    The Talmud teaches that when a JEW & a NON-JEW have a case against one another, the decision ALWAYS goes to the JEW!

    That’s JEWISH LAW!

  18. #18 by Ingrid B on 09/02/2012 - 9:34

    ignore him..^

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