Authorities have been sounding the alarm on the rise of antisemitism in America as of late, and the tragic events of this weekend served to drive that point home in a horrific way.
In Monsey, New York, during a Hanukkah celebration, a crazed men with a machete attacked Jewish revelers in an act that left several injured. Now, after an investigation turned up antisemitic writings in a journal at the home of the suspect, federal prosecutors are looking to throw the book at him.
Prosecutors filed federal hate crime charges on Monday against 37-year-old Grafton Thomas — the suspect accused of stabbing five people in a Hasidic rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during a Hanukkah celebration this weekend, the New York Times reports.
Details: Authorities said they recovered journals with anti-Semitic entries they believe belong to Thomas that included references to Adolf Hitler, “Nazi culture” and drawings of a Star of David and a swastika.
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