A Muslim man in Aventura, FL has been arrested after police say he threatened to attack a Synagogue during Hanukkah.
Nadim Benjamin Siddiqui, 35, was arrested by Miami Dade Police on Saturday and has since been charged with criminal mischief after he “deliberately knocked down and damaged a menorah,” according to Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta.
Along with damaging a menorah during the Jewish holiday celebrations, Siddiqui is suspected of making threats to the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, as well as other neighboring Jewish centers.
While police won’t say whether or not Siddiqui was planning a terrorist attack, witnesses say they overhead him yell “six million Jews was nit enough” as he aggressively tried to enter the synagogue while people were praying.
Police say Siddiqui’s arrest was part of a “coordinated investigation” that involved the State Attorney’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI’s Miami bureau.
Siddiqui became a nuisance in Miami after he carried out a string of anti-Jewish acts, including tipping over menorahs and trespassing at a Jewish market multiple times.
Records show that Siddiqui has been arrested at least three times by Aventura police in the last few weeks. He was arrested twice in October after he entered a kosher grocery store and damaged merchandise. On Dec. 4, Siddiqui damaged a menorah in Aventura, FL which has a large Jewish population.
Siddiqui’s anti-Jewish threats are just an example of many recent anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place in the last month across America.
In October, a white supremacist opened fire inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 Jews, in what is now the deadliest assault on Jews in US history.
Earlier this month, two Orthodox Jewish men were attacked in New York City within two days of each other.
Laura Loomer is a conservative investigative journalist and activist. Originally from Arizona, Laura began her career working as an undercover journalist for Project Veritas from 2015-2017. She covers politics, anti-Semitism, immigration, terrorism, the Islamification of the West, and voter fraud. Loomer’s investigations have been broadcasted on every major national mainstream media outlet in the United States, as well as many international publications. Support Laura Loomer’s Independent Journalism here: PayPal.me/lauraloomer
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