He has written columns for several websites such as ‘ABCNews.com’ and ‘WorldNet Daily.com.’ He is an author and has written several popular books. He believes that transgender people suffer from mental illness. Shapiro suggested that policy makers "should look at ways of enforcing federal laws banning the sale of guns to the mentally ill."[83], In 2003, Shapiro published a column on Townhall demanding that Israel "transfer the Palestinians and the Israeli-Arabs from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Israel proper." We are all either parents or children: responsibility-takers or those who demand from others.” —Ben Shapiro ”Americans take justifiable pride in the freedoms given to them by nature or God and enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.” —Ben Shapiro He follows Judaism. [138][139], In September 2020, Shapiro announced that he and his family are in the process of moving out of California. [59], In August 2016, DePaul University revoked an invitation for Shapiro to address students at the school and barred him from entering the campus due to "security concerns. He later filed a police report against Tur. [89][90], Shapiro supported Israel's settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank. Ben Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. He ran an independent legal consultancy firm, too. He has been married to Mor Toledano since July 8, 2008. Internal emails showed that Shapiro faced pressure from Salem Media executives, the syndicate that owned the show, to be more supportive of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Ben and Mor are proud parents to two kids, a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2016. The younger generation decides to lecture their parents on racism; Shaun King announces it’s time to start tearing down stained glass windows with Jesus; and President Trump struggles as COVID-19 resurges. [80], Following the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shapiro appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on January 10, 2013. His family has Russian and Lithuanian roots. The childhood picture of Ben Shapiro with his father, David Shapiro. At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. That's not a minority... the myth of the tiny radical Muslim minority is just that: it's a myth". He stated that the 2002 article was "just a bad piece, plain and simple, and something I wish I'd never written". In America, those Bad Jews largely vote Democrat", "No, It Doesn't Matter That Bernie Sanders Is Ethnically Jewish. In 2021, parents will be having their 11-year-olds listen to ‘WAP’ to ensure they are properly cultured, and properly degraded. [125], In a 2011 tweet, Shapiro claimed that Jewish people are plagued by "Bad Jews", and that they "largely vote Democrat". [7], On October 19, 2020, Shapiro announced he was voting for Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election: "There are three reasons I'm going to vote for Donald Trump in 2020 when I didn't four years ago: First, I was simply wrong about Donald Trump on policy. Shapiro declared that "One American soldier is worth far more than an Afghan civilian", accusing Afghan civilians of being "fundamentalist Muslims" who provide cover for terrorists or give them money. As on November 2017, the podcast had been downloaded 10 million times every month. "[81][82] Videos of the encounter quickly received millions of views and went viral. His father was a composer while his mom was an executive of a TV company. His father, David Shapiro, is a composer, and his mother is an executive with a TV company. ↑ Ben Shapiro, conservative columnist, apologizes for offensive ‘Columbus Day’ video. In 2008, Ben Shapiro married Mor Toledano, a doctor by profession. [7] Shapiro has dismissed the idea that the United States was founded on slavery and argued that America "was founded in spite of slavery. October 10, 2017. He follows Judaism. [58] Young America's Foundation announced it was filing a lawsuit against the university (with Shapiro as one of the plaintiffs), claiming that the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the students were violated by Covino's attempted cancellation of the event, as well as the physical barricading of students from entering or leaving the event. This is a values thing". Shapiro currently stays in Los Angeles. [30][31] In his resignation statement, Shapiro stated that "Steve Bannon is a bully", Donald Trump is a bully, and that Bannon had "shaped the company into Trump's personal Pravda". He started a nationally syndicated column when he was 17 and had written two books by age 21. [7], Shapiro supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, arguing that "China is a dictatorship. [42], In 2012, Shapiro joined KRLA-AM 870 as a host on their morning radio program alongside Heidi Harris and Brian Whitman. [citation needed], In 2013, Threshold Editions published Shapiro's fifth book, Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans. The limited-run series covered news and issues relating to the 2018 midterm elections. He spoke at 37 campuses between early 2016 and late 2017. Order your copy today: h… Finally, they walked back to temple, where they were amazed to see Ben Shapiro still sitting with the liberals … [2][3][4] He writes columns for Creators Syndicate, Newsweek, and Ami Magazine, serves as editor emeritus for The Daily Wire, which he founded, and hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show. In 2004, Shapiro published his first book, ‘Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth.’ In the book, Shapiro argues that the atmosphere in universities is dominated by liberal instructors who brainwash students who do not have strong opinions. Image Source: Pinterest. [44], Shapiro and Boreing founded The Daily Wire on September 21, 2015. We have to focus on those regimes that endanger American security. "[121], Shapiro has argued that African-Americans were historically victims of injustice in the United States, but that they are not victims of widespread systemic injustice today. [43] By 2016, he was one of the hosts for KRLA's The Morning Answer, a conservative radio show. He learned the piano and the violin. "I thought he was with you!" [73] In 2019, Shapiro asserted that "the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade" was "not going to happen", and added that he had "serious doubts" about "whether the Supreme Court, as currently constituted, would vote to overturn Roe v. His mother (name yet to be known) was the executive of a TV company. "[100], Shapiro believes transgender people suffer from mental illness. 14/01/2021 20:18 GMT | Updated 14/01/2021 21:13 GMT Politico Newsroom In Uproar Over Ben Shapiro's Guest Playbook Column Shapiro however remained highly critical of Trump throughout the election. "[98] In 2014, Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center disputed Shapiro's assertion that the United States "is not a country that discriminates against homosexuals" and that "there is a vastly minute amount of discrimination against gays in this country. [109][110], In 2018, An Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) document presented at the sentencing hearing of Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette showed that the murderer checked in on Shapiro's Twitter feed 93 times in the month leading up to the shooting. He was raised along with three sisters. The couple who got engaged in 2007 tied the knot a year later. "[38][39][40], On October 7, 2013, Shapiro and business partner Jeremy Boreing co-founded TruthRevolt,[41] a U.S. media watchdog and activism website, in association with the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Shapiro’s political podcast, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show,’ is one of the most popular podcasts that deal with politics. Exciting news - Ben Shapiro’s new book is now available for presale! "[128], Shapiro is an outspoken opponent of safe spaces.[129][130][why? [94], Shapiro opposed the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling that deemed bans of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Shapiro is a supporter of abortion ban. [117][118] Shapiro subsequently retracted these views in a 2018 column, stating that his 2006 column "absolutely blows. Covino ultimately reversed his decision, allowing the speech to go on as planned. Shapiro is a longtime opponent of the two-state solution. 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Exciting news - Ben Shapiro’s new book is now available for presale! Shapiro condemned the attack and called Bissonnette an "evil piece of human crap". In his new book "The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West," Ben Shapiro argues that reason is essential to the advancement of human progress. In 2004, Shapiro graduated from the ‘University of California, Los Angeles,’ with a degree in political science. [111][112][113], He has argued that immigrants from Islamic countries degrade the United States. He told ZMAN magazine: Ben Shapiro is moving to Nashville, Tennessee. [45][46] As of March 2019[update], the podcast was ranked by Podtrac as the second most popular podcast in the U.S.[47] Westwood One began syndicating The Ben Shapiro Show podcast to radio in April 2018. [15] The same year Primetime Propaganda came out, Shapiro became a fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. She too, worked in Hollywood. He developed a talent for violin at a young age, having performed at the Israel Bonds Banquet in 1996 at twelve years of age. [134][135] The couple have three children: two daughters and a son. In another book, ‘The People vs Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration,’ he speaks about the misuse of power by former president Barack Obama. They began attending the shul of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin of Venice, California, and slowly came closer to Torah Judaism. 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In all his books, Ben Shapiro displays a strong affinity to conservatism. [5], Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Conservative Jewish family of Russian-Jewish and Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. Journalist and political commentator who hosts the podcast and syndicated radio program The Ben Shapiro Show. ", "Ben Shapiro: Proud Torah-Observant Jew and Rising Star in America's Conservative Movement", "Ben Shapiro Partners with YAF to Affirm Students' Free Speech Rights at Berkeley Amid Lawsuit", "Ben Shapiro, A Provocative 'Gladiator,' Battles to Win Young Conservatives", "Ben Shapiro, the child prodigy gone right", "At 12-Years-Old, Ben Shapiro Blew The Crowd Away With His Violin", "Conservative commentator on future of free speech on campus", "Ben Shapiro, a conservative famous for asking people to debate him, stormed out of an interview he didn't like", "What's wrong with America? Shapiro was interested in politics since a tender age. This is for my parents to teach me. LOS ANGELES, CA—Ben Shapiro and his parents attended Temple Beth El this past Sabbath, but after returning home, Mr. and Mrs. Shapiro were horrified to discover little Ben was not with them. In his speeches, he often presents a conservative viewpoint on controversial subjects. [98][99] According to Slate, Shapiro has described homosexuality as a sin. Shapiro is also criticized for being prejudiced against Muslims. [7], Some students and faculty members at California State University, Los Angeles objected to a speech that Shapiro, who was then an editor at Breitbart News, was scheduled to hold at the university on February 25, 2016, titled "When Diversity Becomes a Problem". Salon. It has nothing to do with constitutional conservatism. Born into a family with Jewish origins, Shapiro excelled in academics even in his early days. He's a Jew In Name Only", "WATCH: Ben Shapiro Goes To Berkeley In 'No Safe Spaces, "Ben Shapiro on defending free speech on college campuses", "Anti-Semitic Trolls Attack Conservative Commentator Ben Shapiro's Sister", "Justin Bieber a symptom of a big problem", "Ep. Father: David Shapiro; Wife: Mor Shapiro; Daughter: Leeya Eliana Shapiro; Ben Shapiro Family: He was born and brought up into a Jewish Family of Los Angeles California. Together, the university and the city of Berkeley spent $600,000 on police and security for the event, which transpired with nine arrests but no major incidents. As a youngster, Shapiro was interested in politics. [50] As of March 2019, according to Westwood One, The Ben Shapiro Show is being carried by more than 200 stations, including in nine of the top ten markets. His mother was an executive of a TV company and his father worked as a composer. [90] Shapiro later described President Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union Address as "philosophically fascist. [66] He called Steve Bannon a "bully" who "sold out Breitbart founder Andrew Breitbart's mission in order to back another bully, Donald Trump. He has also co-authored a book with Ben, It’s So: Papa, Dad, Me, and 2005 White Sox Championship Season. After the speech ended, Shapiro was escorted out by campus police. Their daughter Leeya Eliana suffered from a congenital heart condition as a baby and successfully underwent an open heart surgery to correct it.Unlike her outspoken husband, Mor who is an Israeli-Morrocan apparently prefers to maintain a low profile. Ben was born to very supported parents who worked in Hollywood. [72] He has referred to women who have abortions as "baby killers". [89][105][115] Shapiro's views have been described by The New York Times as "extremely conservative". He said that while he still partially agreed with his article's main point—"that we must calculate the risk to American services members when we design rules of engagement"—he "expressed [that point] in the worst possible way, and simplifie[d] the issue beyond the bounds of morality (particularly by doubting the civilian status of some civilians)". When Shapiro began his speech, a protester pulled the fire alarm. [3], Shapiro became interested in politics at a young age. Ben Shapiro with his dad, David Shapiro. In 2008 she married Ben Shapiro (Benjamin Aaron Shapiro) who is a renowned American author, political commentator, columnist, radio … Washington Times. As a religious person, I think homosexuality is a sin, I think that lots of things are sins that people engage in, I think they should be free to engage in them. "[60], On September 14, 2017, Shapiro gave a speech at the invitation of the University of California, Berkeley, student organization, Berkeley College Republicans, in which he criticized identity politics. In 2005, he published his second book, ‘Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future.’. In addition to posting its written content, the site produces shows such as ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ and ‘The Michael Knowles Show.’. His father worked as a composer whereas his mother worked as an executive of a TV company. In all his books and articles, Shapiro has strongly supported conservatism and opposed leftist views. [88], Vox describes Shapiro as a polarizing figure, in part due to tweets such as "Israelis like to build. [51] In June 2020, Shapiro stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief, which he had held since the site's founding, and took on the role of editor emeritus. She has African roots as her parents immigrated from Morocco. [86][87] Shapiro later reversed his view on the West Bank issue, saying it was "both inhumane and impractical". [6][7][8] At the age of 9, he transitioned with his family to Orthodox Judaism. [114], Shapiro accuses the political left of believing in an imaginary "hierarchy of victimhood" in which the opinions of members of persecuted groups like the LGBT community are afforded more credence. He has written books such as Project President: Bad … Ben Shapiro Parents: He was born to Mr. David Shapiro and his beloved wife. "[78] In 2019, Shapiro criticized weekly newspaper The Economist for describing him as "alt-right" in their interview with him; in response, The Economist issued an apology and modified the article title to instead describe Shapiro as a "radical conservative". "[114], Shapiro's sister is Abigail Shapiro, an opera singer; she has been subjected to online antisemitic trolling due to her brother's high public profile. Shapiro has dealt with several controversial topics in his books. He is a well-known columnist, too. "[107], In a 2002 article, Shapiro wrote, "I am getting really sick of people who whine about 'civilian casualties'... when I see in the newspapers that civilians in Afghanistan or the West Bank were killed by American or Israeli troops, I don't really care". @BenShapiro: I did not vote for @realDonaldTrump in 2016. Ben’s father’s name is David Shapiro who is a composer and his mother is an executive of a TV company. He also believes that doctors who perform abortions should be prosecuted. [114] In 2019, he said, "I believe Western civilization is superior to other civilizations. His ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish and nationality is American. [10] His parents both worked in Hollywood. 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