A black nationalist and a Muslim, so it is alleged…
AND SO IT BEGINS: FAMILY OF SUSPECT SAYS HE IS “MENTALLY ILL” — LATEST UPDATES ON MONSEY ATTACK [UPDATED 6:35PM]
REACAP: A knife-wielding man stormed into the Monsey home of the Kossoner Rebbe (Rabbi Rottenberg) and stabbed five people as they celebrated Chanukah, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred in America.
Police tracked a fleeing suspect to Manhattan and made an arrest within hours of the attack Saturday night in Monsey. Grafton E. Thomas had blood all over his clothing and smelled of bleach when officers stopped him, prosecutors said.
Thomas, 37, was arraigned Sunday and pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Bail was set at $5 million and he remains jailed.
UPDATE 1:30PM: A highly credible law-enforcement source tells YWN that the Monsey stabbing attack suspect ,Thomas E. Grafton, is a RECENT MUSLIM CONVERT.
Black Nationalist Stabbing in Synagogue Wounds 5, Including Children
We didn’t get a serious conversation about black nationalist anti-Semitism after the mass shooting at a Kosher supermarket in Jersey City. Can we get one after this latest incident?
Multiple people were stabbed Saturday night in a synagogue.
According to reports, a black male entered Rabbi Rottenburg’s Shul with his face covered by a scarf, and pulled out a machete. He pulled off the cover and stabbed 5 people. One of the victims was stabbed in the chest.
According to reports, 15 victims were transported to the hospital, but 5 were ultimately hospitalized. 1 victim is in critical condition.
At approximately midnight, the NYPD stopped a vehicle matching the description at W 177 Street and 7 Avenue in Harlem. A suspect from the vehicle was taken into custody. Police would not confirm for certain that the suspect in custody is the perpetrator of the stabbing.
Apparently two of the victims were the Rabbi’s young children.