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Masked anti-Israel protestor who accosted Jewish man on NYC subway is revealed

The cowardly masked pro-Palestinian protester who made the Washington Post’s front page for assaulting a Jewish man on the subway is a privileged bi-bank activist who still lives with his parents in a $1.8 million California home, the Post has revealed.

Christopher Khamis Victor Fusari is a former business major who hates America and has been arrested in connection to protests in California and New York. Records show Fusari received a $17,000 reward last month after claiming he was beaten by police during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn.

Hussary, 36, lives with his parents in a $1.8 million home. Paul Clodagh
Hussari claimed to “love” the Jews. Facebook Chris Topher

His identity was first revealed by activist groups. Ending Jew-hatred This is based on Fusari’s own social media posts, in which he all but confirmed that he was the person featured on the cover of The Washington Post’s June 15 issue.

“Go to New York for a day” Hussari, 36 years old; “I can smell baby murder a mile away…call Homeland Security…I wore this shirt through JFK and all the patriots panicked,” he wrote alongside an Instagram post sharing the front page of the Washington Post.

“I love real Jews, by the way,” he added.

Speaking to The Washington Post on Friday from his five-bedroom home in Hayward, an upscale San Francisco suburb, he opened up about his twisted loyalties.

“Israel is a terrorist organization, and so is America. The biggest terrorist is America,” he declared in his childhood bedroom. Hanging on the curtain rail was the yellow Hezbollah T-shirt he wore on June 10 when he threatened a Jewish stranger on the subway who had just visited a display commemorating the victims of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack.

Fusari keeps the yellow shirt he wore during the subway attack hanging in his California bedroom. Paul Clodagh

The subway incident happened earlier in the day, shortly after a group of masked pro-Hamas protesters stormed an exhibition centre chanting “Long live the Intifada” and then swarmed the subway, demanding that “Zionists” put their hands up and warning them that “now’s your chance to get out”.

Josh Savitt, who was wearing a yarmulke, said Hussary yelled, “Hey, if only you knew who I am.”

Fusari claims he was not at the Nova exhibit and denies threatening Savitt, alleging the White Plains lawyer was the aggressor.

Hussary posted a photo from the protests in Washington DC. Instagram @rapgamebourdain

“I saw him taking pictures of my four friends and he didn’t apologize,” Hussary alleged, adding that he was with four women at the time. “I felt I needed to protect them. I’m a protector. I protect women and children. That’s what a man is supposed to do. … He’s harassing us.”

“The man who stopped me and my friend is a terrorist and he is lying and saying I pointed a gun at him.

“He started following me and harassing me so I put my hands up and caught him,” said Fusari, who has not been arrested in the incident.

“I don’t threaten Jews,” Husari insisted, denying that Hamas carried out gang rapes during its widely documented massacres and kidnappings of hundreds of civilians.

Fresh from winning a $17,000 legal settlement from the city, the activist bragged on Instagram about being featured on the front page of The Washington Post. Instagram @rapgamebourdain

Husari’s father is from Palestine and his mother is from Jerusalem. He is one of three siblings. Dad Victor Fusari said his son owned a cigar store in his hometown and his mother, Angela, worked for Visa, who served him coffee, cherries and oranges during the Post’s hour-long interview.

Since graduating college, his work history has been sporadic, ranging from dog walking to “filmmaking.” He describes himself as an activist “since birth in the womb,” and describes himself as a photojournalist who has worked at music festivals, including Coachella.

Records show his arrests date back to at least 2008, when he was arrested on two misdemeanor charges in Alameda County, California.

According to court records, he claims that on May 29, 2020, he was riding his bicycle near the Barclays Center during a Black Lives Matter protest when officers wrongfully arrested him, struck him in both hands with a baton, slammed his head into the ground, and chipped a tooth.

In a lawsuit he later filed against the NYPD in Manhattan federal court, he claimed the “vintage 1980s Italian bicycle” he found the next day was completely damaged and “beyond repair.”

He was arrested in January during a protest in El Cerrito, California, on felony charges of arson, robbery and hate crimes. They attacked a woman, stole an Israeli flag and set it on fire.According to reports and criminal complaints.

He quickly posted the high bail amount of $250,000, authorities said.

Fusari claimed that an unnamed “group” paid his bail, and the Contra Costa County district attorney who is prosecuting Fusari said he doesn’t know who provided the cash.

Fusari was also arrested for drunk driving when he was 18 years old.

Fusari claimed he was “protecting” the four women he was with on the subway when he was confronted by strap handler Josh Savitt. Paul Clodagh

Since October 7, Husari has become an itinerant agitator, with social media posts showing him taking part in and leading pro-Hamas protests at Columbia University and Stanford University, and taking part in a pro-Hamas demonstration in Washington, DC.

In May, he posted a glamorous Instagram photo of himself with model Bella Hadid at a pro-Palestine rally in Brooklyn, where Hadid was also wearing a mask. He made sure to tag her.

another Weird Instagram Posts A few days earlier, Hussari had harassed members of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity in Berkeley, California, and tried to remove an Israeli flag from the fraternity building. After being apprehended by fellow fraternity members, he fled, yelling, “That’s the genocidal Nazi flag.”

Hussar himself said, Instagram posts from April 2023 He said he “accidentally ended up joining a violent anarchist community” while living in Flatbush, Brooklyn, before the pandemic.

After being interviewed by The Washington Post, Hussari made his social media accounts private.

A roommate who lived with Fusari on Eldert Street, and who asked to remain anonymous, said Fusari would often bring his “left-wing/anarchist” friends over to the house and “burn anything they could get their hands on.”

“I got the impression he was someone who was easily influenced. If I were his brother I’d be really worried about him hanging out with the wrong crowd,” the roommate said.

Josh Savitt denied accusations that he was the aggressor in the encounter with Fussary. James Messerschmitt

Hannah Myers, director of policing and public safety at the Manhattan Institute, said Fusari bore similarities to a recent protester against privilege, Cody Carlson, the son of a wealthy advertising executive who was arrested during the Columbia University riots earlier this year.

“There are clear similarities there,” Myers said of Fusari and Carlson, noting that both had previous arrests but largely went unpunished for their actions.

Outside agitators who disrupt shared spaces where there are expectations of how to behave, such as the subway, are particularly problematic, she added.

“The fact that outsiders can destroy that trust with impunity shows how broken our society has become,” she said.

Meanwhile, Savitt is still waiting for justice to be served.

“Someone needs to stop people who keep doing this and I hope he does whatever it takes to leave others alone,” he said. “I don’t want him to laugh and walk away and then put the mask back on and scare others again.”