Former journalist arrested for making threats to JCC’s to frame his ex-girlfriend.A former reporter has been arrested for at least eight bomb threats made to Jewish organizations. The accused, Juan Thompson, was fired from his job as a reporter last year after authorities discovered that he used fabricated quotes and fake email ids to impersonate people. Although the FBI believe he isn’t responsible for all the threats or even the vandalism at the Jewish cemetery, he had definitely made some of the threat calls.
The Jewish community in America was shocked at a series of bomb threats received by a number of Jewish organizations all over the nation. The alarmed community has amped up security and seeks the intervention of the government in curbing these anti-Semitic attacks.
Authorities have revealed that Thompson is responsible for making at least 8 bomb threat calls to Jewish organizations including the Anti-Defamation League. What is bizarre about the whole issue is his threats were not intended to harm the Jewish communities at all! Instead, his threats were a part of his attempts at defaming his ex-girlfriend. Sources say he made some of the threats in her name, and others in his own. He defended himself arguing his girlfriend was trying to frame him. Thompson has been trying to defame his ex-girlfriend by trying to prove her to be a racist, anti-Semitic White American.
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Thompson’s attempts to defame his ex-girlfriend have been happening ever since their break-up. Officials revealed he sent anonymous mails about her to her boss and colleagues and to her as well. Thompson has been on the radar of the ADL for a long time now. Sources say Thompson has posted comments and statements against white people and in support of black people for a long time. Naturally, it can be concluded his bomb threats may also be related to racial hatred.
The arrest of Thompson doesn’t of-course solve the problem of anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. New York regional director at the Anti-Defamation League, Evan Bernstein, revealed there is still a lot of work to do as Thompson’s threats form part of only a tiny number of the hundreds of threats that were received. The FBI has assured the Jewish communities the bureau is doing everything in its power to identify anti-Semitic elements all across the country.
- Washington Post
- ABC News
- World Religion News – “A Summary of anti-Semitic Vandalism and Bomb Threats Around the United States”
- World Religion News – “Jewish Headstones Knocked Over in Missouri Cemetery”