And while the Muslim, Mohammed Alkaramla, who was arrested yesterday
whined that he was a suspect “because of my name and
where I come from”, the FBI presented evidence – postage stamp, a fingerprint and a Google search.
Rogers Park man arrested in bomb threat against Jewish school Chicago Tribune (hat tip Choi)
FBI links him to threat against Jewish school
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Atlas Shrugs:3 MORE SYNAGOGUES ATTACKED in Chicago and Defiled, "Death to Israel" January 10, 2009
Atlas Shrugs: MUSLIMS HOME SEARCHED IN THE SYNAGOGUE ATTACKS IN CHICAGO … February 12, 2009
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