Actually inspired by the founder of Islam, Mohamed…
ISIS SUPPORTER PLANNED ATTACK ON OHIO SYNAGOGUE
A man was indicted on a federal hate crime charge for planning a mass shooting at a synagogue in Ohio, the Associated Press reported on January 30.
Damon Joseph, 21 from a suburb of Toledo, was partly inspired by the deadly attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Joseph is additionally charged with trying to provide material support to ISIS.
Joseph did not pose an immediate threat to the public, according to the investigators. However, he spent months talking about and planning for an attack. He was under investigation for several months by the FBI, and was arrested after receiving two AR-15 rifles from an undercover agent.
Court documents revealed that Joseph tried to choose which synagogue to attack based on “which one will have the most people, what time and what day. Go big or go home.”
“I admire what the guy did with the shooting,” he said of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter.
Robert Bowers was accused of storming into the Tree of Life temple in Squirrel Hill, the heart of Pittsburgh’s close-knit Jewish community, yelling “all Jews must die” as he opened fire on members of three congregations holding Shabbat services there on Saturday morning.