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The Department of Justice just announced that a man was arrested on terror charges for providing support to Hamas as well as allegedly threatening to blow up Trump Tower, the Israeli embassy in NYC and threatening to shoot pro-Israel supporters.
From 1010 Wins:
The man — identified as Jonathan Xie, 20, of Basking Ridge — also allegedly sent money abroad to support Hamas. The U.S. attorney’s office says Xie sent $100 in December to a person he thought was affiliated with a faction of Hamas. In an online video, he allegedly displayed a handgun and said he wanted to “shoot the pro-Israel demonstrators.”
He also allegedly made threats against pro-Israel groups in the U.S.
Xie is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.
According to court records, Xie considered joining the U.S. Army, quoting him as saying he wanted “to learn how to kill … So I can use that knowledge.”
He allegedly appeared in an Instagram Live video last month in which he displayed a Hamas flag, retrieved a handgun and stated “I’m gonna go to the (expletive) pro-Israel march and I’m going to shoot everybody.” [….]
Afte the FBI observed Xie outside of the Trump Tower in April. he posted two photos to Instagram: One with the words “I want to bomb Trump Tower” imposed over the building image and the other with the words “(S)hould I bomb Trump Tower,” a “Yes No” poll, and an emoji of a bomb imposed over the Trump Tower building image.
Xie subsequently posted on Instagram, “Okay, so I went to NYC today and passed by Trump Tower and then I started laughing hysterically . . . I forgot to visit the Israeli embassy in NYC . . .i want to bomb this place along with Trump Tower.”
Click on the pic for the quote under his picture.
He’s potentially looking at a lot of time if convicted.
From Daily Wire:
“Each count of attempt to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine,” the DOJ added. “Each count of making false statements related to international and domestic terrorism carries a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce carries a penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.”