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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jordanian man arrested for bomb threat against Jewish school

The jihad comes to President Obama's home town again. A Jordanian citizen has been arrested and charged with threatening to blow up the Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago in late December. Except that it seems that the shmuck was too dumb to write his own threat letter: He found it on the Internet.
A postage stamp, a fingerprint and a Google search helped lead authorities to arrest a West Rogers Park man Friday on a charge he mailed a bomb threat to a Jewish school in late December.

Forensic investigators matched a fingerprint from the letter's envelope to Mohammed Alkaramla, authorities said.

During a search of Alkaramla's apartment last month, agents also found a book of postage stamps—bearing a design of two swans forming a heart shape, the same design as the stamp on the bomb threat letter. That particular stamp hadn't been produced in more than a decade, and the book found in a dresser drawer was missing one stamp, charges say.

Agents also seized a laptop computer from Alkaramla, and subsequent analysis of the computer's hard drive found the text of the threat letter and Google search terms such as "Bomb attack + Israel + letters," authorities said.

It also showed that Alkaramla had tried to find a sample of a threat letter online.

Alkaramla, 24, was taken into custody at his home in the 6000 block of North Artesian Avenue by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. A federal judge ordered the Jordanian national held in custody at least until a detention hearing on Tuesday.

Alkaramla was under investigation in the vandalism of several Chicago-area synagogues and Jewish schools in early January after Israeli airstrikes and troop incursions into the Gaza Strip in the Mideast. But Friday's criminal complaint said only that Alkaramla had mailed a bomb threat to Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago in late December.

The letter threatened to set bombs at 22 Jewish educational centers in the Chicago area, but no explosives were found.

At Alkaramla's apartment Friday, his father declined to comment on the arrest, but friends and neighbors said they were surprised by the charge.
Aren't they always?


Debbie Schlussel has much more on this story here, and guess what: He's a 'Palestinian.'



At 4:47 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Actually, he's a Palestinian. I'm sure his Jewish lawyer will say he had Jewish friends during his trial. Its funny how those who hate Jews find enlightenment when they're finally sitting in the dock.

Don't be fooled!


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