In a shocking new video, actor Russell Brand calls popular conservative pundit Sean Hannity a terrorist and expresses sympathy for the internationally-recognized terrorist organization Hamas.
Brand’s video attempted to contest the legitimacy of a debate in which Hannity and Zuhdi Jasser dismantled anti-Israel activist Yousef Munayyer.
As TruthRevolt initially reported, Munayyer, "refused to answer whether or not he thought Hamas was a terrorist organization, attempting instead to portray them as the victims of a “decades-long military occupation,” leading an increasingly frustrated Hannity to say, “What part of this can’t you get through your thick head?” before cutting him off altogether.
Brand, however, had a different take.
"I don't want to be petty or trivial but Hannity does look a bit like the Ken doll in the Toy Story 3 film," Brand opined. Brand took issue with the fact that Hannity questioned the possibility that CAIR was expressing sympathy for terrorists.
"The background says the world sympathy for terrorists,” Brand said jokingly attempting to critique the production in an alternative voice. “It's clear he’s got an angle.”
Brand's video then flashes Hannity wondering why the Council on American Islamic Relations would issue a condemnation of Israel that would not also condemn Hamas.
Hannity fired the first question at Munayyer, asking him what he thought would be the "proper, proportionate response" to 1,600, or 2,000 rockets being fired on civilians and the murder of the three Israeli boys.
Brand interjects and claims that “Sean’s not a solutions' based guy….Sean’s thinking we want conflict, what things can we say to exacerbate conflict.”
“Naturally in a dispute, the side with inferior resources has to use more desperate tactics.”
After showing Munayyer’s refusal to deem Hamas a terrorist organization, Brand dives into a tirade in which he blames Israel for the escalation:
(People in Gaza) are going they’re not using children as human shields, those children are dying because (Israeli) missiles are going off all over the place and Gaza is only a little, tiny area. But like even if they were, even if everyone was carrying children around literally strapped to wooden boards, using them as shields, they still wouldn’t die if you didn’t shoot them with missiles. So I think the key ingredient in the death of those children is the (Israeli) missile not the using them as shields, which I don’t think happens. That’s dehumanization, these children are the children of people- people like us. Why don’t you start saying that people that don’t love their children, that’s how genocides start.
The fact that Hamas uses children as human shields is proven by both foreign journalists and Palestinian television. Just a few weeks ago, a Hamas spokesman deemed the strategy "effective."
Brand struggles to justify Palestinian terrorism toward Israel as simply an alternative and acceptable narrative:
Some would consider the army of Israel, the constant bombardment, the murder of children to be terrorists. But that’s not how Israel sees it, or how the United States sees it. Or, when Britain was occupying India or Ireland, or all of the countries, that well you could call that terrorism. It’s certainly terrible and awful but the way we were taught it that’s just alright, eh. That’s a good thing. So don’t you think maybe that applies with the other people? NO.
Brand continues to claim that in the segment Sean Hannity is, by definition, a terrorist:
That’s amazing, that one of the definitions of terrorist is using intimidation to reach your goal. Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist? Using intimidation, bullying, being unreasonable? Sean Hannity. That’s where the terrorism is coming from. There’s no objective terrorism there’s just different perspectives of violence, no one should be using violence. But if you’re gonna judge violence, pejoratively and negatively and God knows we all should, then the people that are doing the most effective violence surely are committing the greater crime.
Naturally, the Huffington Post omitted Brand's most egregious lines from their coverage of the video:
CAIR also expressed their gratitude for Brand's new video: