Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:33 PM
oberliner (34,543 posts)
Teenager Charged With Firebombing 2 NJ Synagogues
An unemployed teenager charged Tuesday with firebombing two synagogues is an anti-Semite whose hatred of Jews guided his actions, authorities said.
Anthony Graziano, of Lodi, was charged with the Jan. 11 attack on a Rutherford synagogue and the Jan. 3 firebombing of a synagogue in Paramus. He was being held on $5 million bail.
The charges include nine counts of attempted murder, bias intimidation, arson and aggravated arson. The 19-year-old Graziano was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday morning.
"We have no doubt that the arson and attempted murder in Rutherford were a direct result of Mr. Graziano's hatred of people of the Jewish faith," Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday.
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Response to oberliner (Original post)
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:39 PM
Behind the Aegis (38,652 posts)
2. What was the motivation behind the hate, I wonder.
Describing him as "unemployed" was interesting. Does it relate to his actions?
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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:27 PM
customerserviceguy (17,272 posts)
5. It really blows me away
to see just how much anti-Semitism there is over here. I moved from the Pacific Northwest nearly five years ago, and out there, you saw very, very little verbal bashing of Jewish people. Over here, it's all over.
I thought I was moving from one fairly progressive part of the country to another, after learning more epithets for minorities than I ever learned in 52 years before, I'm pretty sure I didn't make a lateral move.