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Thursday, September 01, 2005

This made my heart just sink

I was at a committee meeting at our temple last night and people were talking about security for the Jewish holidays. Do you think anyone at church has to think of hiring gaurds so people can go to church on Easter?

No!


Yet stupid horrible things like this seem to go on all the time.

LOS ANGELES -- The head of a radical Islamic prison gang and three others were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of planning terrorist attacks against U.S. military facilities, the Israeli Consulate and other Los Angeles-area targets.

The four conspired to wage war against the U.S. government through terrorism, kill armed service members and murder foreign officials, among other charges, according to the indictment.

Named in the indictment were Levar Haley Washington, 25, Gregory Vernon Patterson, 21, Hammad Riaz Samana, 21, and Kevin James, 29.

Washington, Patterson and Samana _ who attended the same Inglewood mosque _ allegedly conducted surveillance of military facilities, the Israeli Consulate and synagogues in the Los Angeles area as well as Internet research on Jewish holidays. Law enforcement officials have previously said that the military facilities included National Guard sites, though the indictment does not specify.

The attacks were to be carried out with firearms and other weapons at synagogues during Jewish holidays "to maximize the number of casualties," authorities said. Patterson allegedly bought a .223-caliber rifle in July.

In Los Angeles, authorities said the suspects could have attacked as soon as the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday in October.

"Make no mistake about it _ we dodged a bullet here, perhaps many bullets," Los Angeles police Chief William Bratton said at a news conference


this is from Elders blog.

9 Comments:

Blogger Abbas Halai said...

lemme explain something. you can either be a muslim, or you can be a terrorist. you can't be both at the same time. there's no such thing as an "islamic prison gang" because islam has nothing to do with prison gangs, just like muslims have nothing to do with terrorism. terrorists on the other hand have a lot to do with terrorism i'm sure.

9:33 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Being in Los Angeles, this is alarming, and being a Jew, it makes me very sad. (I will add this to my list today.)

10:07 AM  
Blogger mojoala said...

WTF was that by abbas halai?

11:33 AM  
Blogger mojoala said...

I did not know you were jewish. Well I am gonna have to stop commenting here.
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JUST KIDDING!

11:41 AM  
Blogger callieischatty said...

Abbas, its the same way with Christianity and Judasim. That guy Erick Rudolph who killed those people at the women's health clinic claimed it was for Christianity and of course its nothing to do with that at all.

These guys are crazy people who never should have been paroled in the first place.

Mojo, Abbas has said this before, the people who say this is for Islam are as nutty as Tim McVeigh.

Barbara I agree its very alarming. Lets hope this isn't a new treand!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

It's a shame, raises the time old question in my mind, "why can't we all just get along?"

You should check out my site today, interesting things going on all up and down the East Coast!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Abbas Halai said...

mojoala : it was fairly simple english. unfortunately most media journalists can't comprehend it. seems neither can you. and yes, i do believe it.

1:44 PM  
Blogger mojoala said...

abbas halai, that is okay for you say that, but the majority of the world whom have witnessed and suffered at the hands of these terrorist are never going to believe it especially when these terrorists are saying they are doing in the name of Islam.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

There's always one bad apple, that goes for all of our religions, ethnicities, and regions....

8:50 AM  

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