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Report: Suspect in Anti-Semitic Terrorism May Be Linked to Earlier Attack

Posted on | December 29, 2019 | 1 Comment


The New York Post:

Authorities are investigating whether Grafton Thomas, the man charged in a machete attack on Hanukkah celebrants in Monsey, is tied to a recent stabbing near a village synagogue, a law-enforcement official told The Post on Sunday.
Details of the incident under investigation were unclear, but a 30-year man was beaten and repeatedly knifed while walking to the Mosdos Meharam Brisk Tashnad religious center in Monsey around 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, the Journal News reported at the time.
The victim, a father of four, was so badly brutalized that cops were initially told he’d apparently been hit by a car, officials said.
Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel told reporters that the man was “approached from behind by one or more individuals” and stabbed with an unidentified weapon that wasn’t immediately recovered.
The FBI joined that investigation and authorities were working to enhance low-quality surveillance video shot from afar, the Journal News reported earlier this month.

By the way, the targeting of this community in Rockland County was almost certainly not a coincidence. More than 30% of Rockland County’s population is Jewish, making it one of the largest Jewish communities in the United States. Grafton Thomas lived about 20 miles north of there, in Orange County, and obviously was aware of where these synagogues were located. People in Greenwood Lake, where Thomas grew up, said he was quiet and had played basketball as teenager. There are reports that Thomas played college football in 2005-2006, and that he later lived in Brooklyn before moving back home with his parents, but so far nothing to explain when or why he became a dangerous Jew-hater.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, liberals want to blame “right wing kooks.”




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