Classic comedian Jackie Mason ripped President Obama’s reported remarks that he “probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.”
Obama reportedly made the statement in a meeting last week with about 20 conservative Jewish community leaders.
Mason, who bills himself as the “Ultimate Jew,” sounded off about Obama’s Judaism claim in an interview today on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio.
Stated Mason: “Let’s say I know more about murderers than anybody in the world. Does that make me sympathetic to murderers because I know more about them than anybody else?
“If you live in New York, you know more about muggers and killers and degenerates and pimps at hookers,” Mason continued. “Does that mean that you are on their side just because you know about it?”
Mason asserted “What he knows about Judaism means nothing compared to what he feels about Judaism. That’s the question. I might know a lot about pastrami. That doesn’t mean that I have the right to neglect the fact that it’s bad for you.”
The funny man also took aim at Obama’s Christianity during the segment with Klein, speaking tongue-in-cheek: “And he also knows more about the Palestinians than the Jews. Because everybody knows he was raised as a Muslim and his conversion to Christianity was a very slow process. It was only when he started thinking about the political career he might have in America and he was thinking about his future that he became more and more of a Christian. As he found out a job was opening in Chicago, he became more of a Christian. And when a job was opening in the United States Senate, he became a complete Christian, and now he is the most devoted Christian of all time.”
The full interview, including Mason’s comments about Obama’s “evolving” positions on hot-button issues and boast of killing Osama bin Laden, can be heard below: