Prosecutors indicted a 50-year-old Connecticut man Wednesday on three charges of posting threats against Jews and a synagogue on the Metalthrone.net internet site.
Kendall J. Sullivan of Stamford threatened to kill Jews and “burn their Synagogue” in May, June and this month as well in posts on the site.
U.S. District Attorney Deirdre M. Daly alleged in an announcement released Thursday that Sullivan said in a post on May 29:
“Israel, God and Synagogues. I will kill them. I have a few “Houses of Satan” in my Town… If these Jews truly believe in their god Satan, I will upset their world. I will slaughter them and burn their Synagogue to the ground . . . kids, goldfish, old folks… Shove money down their throats. These Jews of 2016. They think they are safe.”
On June 10, Sullivan allegedly said in a post:
“I am going after YOU..Your Family, Wife, kids, Grandkids, Gold Fish . . . I am warning YOU, I will go after YOU. As I get older, I just don’t give a damn . . . I will meet you in Westport at the Carvel! And then I will shoot or run over you . . . it is not just YOU, but your fellow Satanists I want to track down and kill.. I will use YOU to find others…And Kill them . . . You are a [expletive] JEW! . . I want to kill you . . . If only that . . . Name a place . . . You are Satanic and must be destroyed. Wifes [sic], kids, Dogs, Cats, Goldfish . . . . All destroyed.”
And on July 5, he allegedly said:
“[I] Am prepared to shoot YOU on sight! And shove Money down your dead [expletives]…Hole. Humans who define their entire existence thru that price tag – They are not human beings but Demons and must be destroyed…I am looking forward to my death thru Jesus Christ. I will be Free. I will be understood. Afterall, I am a Warrior of Jesus Christ and want to be his Soldier.”
Following that third post, FBI agents and Stamford police officers discovered a substantial weapons cache in a search of Sullivan’s home.
More than two dozen firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and additional firearm components were seized. Within hours, Sullivan was charged in state court for the unlawful possession of unregistered high capacity magazines.
He is currently in custody, while the case is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Stamford Police Department. If convicted, Sullivan faces a maximum prison term of five years on each count.
“We are confident that our efforts and the collaboration with all law enforcement partners may have averted a horrific hate crime from occurring,” said Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “We will continue to respond quickly and investigate those responsible for spewing threats against all members of our community.”
“We here in Stamford have a longstanding and very positive relationship with the local Jewish community and have partnered with them on several security and training initiatives,” said Stamford Assistant Police Chief Jim Matheny.
“Along with the JTTF we take all such matters extremely seriously and will spare no resources to safeguard all members of our community.”Hana Levi Julian