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Two New Jersey Men Plead Not Guilty in Synagogue Bombings

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Two New Jersey men, indicted in March for arson and attempted murder and terrorism, pleaded not guilt in a New Jersey court this week.

Anthony Graziano of Lodi and Aakash Dalal of New Brunswick, both 21, were arrested after the northern New Jersey’s Bergen County bombings, one of which injured Beth El Congregation Rabbi Nosson Schuman.

The attackers hurled a firebomb at the family’s residential unit in the synagogue, setting fire to a bedroom.

New York Synagogue Bomber Accomplice Sentenced to Jail

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

An Moroccan immigrant to the United States who plotted to blow up synagogues in New York City was sentenced on Friday to five years in jail and faces deportation after his release.

Mohammed Mamdouh pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to commit terrorism and criminal weapon possession. He was an accomplice to Algerian immigrant Ahmed Ferhani, who last month was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Ferhani and Mamdouh were arrested after they bought three firearms and what they believed was a live grenade from an undercover police detective. They reportedly had planned to disguise themselves as Hassidic Jews in order to get into the synagogues.

They are the first people to be convicted under a state antiterrorism law passed following the Sept. 11 attacks.

“Their intent was to create chaos and to intimidate and coerce Jews living in New York City, and thereby send a message far beyond New York,” prosecutor Gary Galperin told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus in court.

A second case brought under the state anti-terrorism statute involves a Dominican-born American citizen who was arrested last year for allegedly recorded buying bomb-making materials and plotting to target police stations in the New York metropolitan area. He has pleaded not guilty, and his case is still pending.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/new-york-synagogue-bomber-accomplice-sentenced-to-jail/2013/04/28/

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