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18-year-old arrested for anti-Semitic manifesto that threatened attacks

By David Wildstein, November 10 2022 11:23 am

An 18-year-old Sayreville man has been arrested for posting a manifesto that included threats to attack a synagogue and Jews earlier this month.

U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said that Omar Alkattoul was charged this morning with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce.

“I did target a synagogue for a really good reason according to myself and a lot of Muslims who have a brain. Let’s be aware of the fact that the Jews promote the biggest hatred against Muslimeen even in the west,” Alkattoul allegedly write in a social media posted that included a link to a document called “When Swords Collide,” that he claimed authorship[ of.  “The Jews are in fact a very powerful group in the west which is why western countries today shill for them on top of the murtadeen in Saudi Arabia and every Arab country.”

Alkattoul is set to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jessica Allen today.

“No one should be targeted for violence or with acts of hate because of how they worship,” said Sellinger.  “According to the complaint, this defendant used social media to send a manifesto containing a threat to attack a synagogue based on his hatred of Jews.”

Alkattoul allegedly claimed that “this attack was just to remind the Jews that as long as 1 Muslim remains in this world they will never live a pleasant life until the Muslims in Palestine, Syria, West Africa, and South Asia are living a pleasant life.”

“The Jews support terror against the muslimeen and they always have . . . . So the motive of this attack is hatred towards Jews and their heinous acts and I don’t want anyone to tell me for a second that “not all Jews support terror against Muslims” yes they do,” his alleged manifesto said.  “They have since day one. Their Torah justifies their acts and let’s keep in mind it was a Jew that tried to kill the nebi SAW.”

Sellinger said that his office and other law enforcement partners, including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, acted quickly to respond to the threat.

“There is nothing the U.S. Attorney’s Office takes more seriously than threats to our communities of faith and places of worship,” Sellinger said.  “Protection of these communities is core to this office’s mission, and this office will devote whatever resources are necessary to keep our Jewish community and all New Jersey residents safe.”

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