‘Proud savage’ Mona Eltahawy will stand trial for vandalizing anti-jihad poster

http://twitter.com/#!/monaeltahawy/status/274140107278278658

Cable news commentator Eltahawy, who vandalized an anti-jihad poster in a New York City subway station this past September, was in court today to face charges of criminal mischief and graffiti. The self-proclaimed “proud savage” took to Twitter to share her experience, tossing in a bit of race-baiting for good measure:

Waiting to go before judge. Just about every defendant is brown or black. #NYCCourt

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Attorneys: mostly white. Me and fellow defendants: mostly brown and black. I’m eager to find out if I’ll stand trial or what. #USJustice

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Evidently, being held accountable for your crimes is racist.

In court. Prosecutor is here so I should be going up soon. @stanleycohenlaw representing me. #NYC #ProudSavage

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Unless DA drops charges, I’m standing trial on criminal mischief charge. #NYC #ProudSavage

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

If I stand trial – as I most likely will – I will proudly defend the principle out of which I acted. #ProudSavage #NYC

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Best part of being in court today besides likelihood of going to trial- was Spanish court translator who shook my hand & said he was a fan.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Awww … isn’t that special!

I acted out of principle.I’m proud of spray painting that racist & bigoted piece of shit ad:I’d do it again in a second.I look 4ward 2 trial

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

@sarahngb I’m standing trial. Long story short

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

.@stranahan I did not “spray paint a human being”.You need to get ur facts straight. I am not facing an assault charge so stop bullshitting.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Actually, she did.

.@stranahan Bicker with NY State which has not charged me with “spray painting a human being”.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Eltahawy was offered a deal — two days of community service — if she plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

I turned down 2 fines and community service, my attorney filed motion schedules (details later) & I’m back in court Feb7. #NYC

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Egyptian-American activist Mona Eltahawy turns down no-jail deal for defacing pro-Israel subway ads m.nydailynews.com/1.1210209?pmSl… via @nydailynews

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Eltahawy shot down the plea offer to fight the charges on political grounds.

“I acted out of principle and I believe what I did was right,” Eltahawy said Thursday, adding she “went out of my way to avoid (Hall).”

Attorney Stanley Cohen said his client was acting out of necessity when she tried to erase hateful speech from public view. In fact, Eltahawy and could have potentially “diffused” a negative political reaction, he said.

Ah, so her anti-free-speech vandalism was actually a community service in and of itself?

Oh yeah! (my attorney) RT @stanleycohenlaw: @monaeltahawy What a lovely thank you Mona. Thank You. Oh yes we will kick their ass. Khalas

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

How charming. And oh-so-professional!

Eltahawy also took the time to mock Pamela Hall, the woman who had been spray-painted while trying to defend the poster:

Remember woman who threw herself btwn me and ad? She wanted me to pay her $794.60 for her Gucci sunglasses. Haha! m.nydailynews.com/1.1210209?pmSl…

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

When she claimed “assault” she meant her Gucci RT @rabeb_othmani: @monaeltahawy did u damage Hall’s Gucci sunglasses ? 3ib 3aliki ya mona 😀

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Ha! Trial hasn’t happened yet! RT @monakareem: @monaeltahawy Mabrook on trial’s outcome. We need to get you a gift; perhaps Gucci glasses ;p

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 29, 2012

Very mature.

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Related:

Vandal, cable pundit Mona Eltahawy cheers on Operation Deface in DC

Mona Eltahawy condemns Muslim Brotherhood, celebrates her Brotherhood-endorsed vandalism

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