2nd youth charged in connection with anti-Jewish terror plot

A young person has been charged as the alleged “co-conspirator” of a 15-year-old Ottawa boy already accused of plotting a terrorist attack against Jewish people, according to the RCMP. In a release Friday, the RCMP said both youths are now facing charges of unlawfully conspiring and agreeing to commit murder — either for the benefit…

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Ontario school shooting plot defendant follows Hitler, is danger to other groups, prosecutor says

An 18-year-old accused of planning to murder classmates at Ontario Christian High School was also a danger to “several groups,” followed Hitler’s beliefs and had expressed a dislike for “minorities” and “LGBTQ” people, a prosecutor said Thursday, Feb. 15. Sebastian Bailey Villaseñor was arraigned Thursday in Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga via video from West…

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Arcata Police investigating possible hate crime in Mad River Hospital ER

The Arcata Police Department has initiated a hate crime investigation over an anti-semitic sign placed above a restroom doorway at Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) . The restroom is inside the Emergency Room and only accessible to patients and staff. A witness noticed the sign last Monday, Jan. 29 inside the restroom, and photographed it.…

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Philadelphia man charged, accused of threatening to rape, kill 8 victims using antisemitic, Islamophobic slurs

A Philadelphia man is facing charges after officials say he made multiple phone calls threatening victims using antisemitic and Islamophobic slurs United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced Monday that Yaniv Gola, 50 was charged with eight counts of interstate communication of threats. Officials say between August 2, 2022 and November 5, 2023, Gola used…

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UCF student arrested for alleged threat to shoot 3 Jewish students during school event

The University of Central Florida Police Department is investigating an alleged threat made during a UCF Office of Student Involvement-approved pro-Israel free expression event on Tuesday. According to UCFPD, a Palestinian-American student named Seif Asi approached a table of Jewish students participating in the event and engaged in a one to two-minute “heated conversation.” Once…

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Man awaits sentencing on hate crimes conviction; co-defendants’ cases pending

A Thurmont man is scheduled to be sentenced in April after being convicted last week of hate crimes, trespassing and harassment for threatening a same-sex couple who lived near him. After a three-day jury trial, Michael David Burns, 53, was convicted Friday of 10 counts, including three counts of trespassing, two counts of disorderly conduct,…

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