Source: 2 men arrested in synagogue attack plot
May 12th, 2011
08:38 AM ET

Source: 2 men arrested in synagogue attack plot

Two men suspected of planning an attack on a Manhattan synagogue were arrested by New York City police Wednesday night, a law enforcement source told CNN Thursday.

The men were arrested in a police sting as they attempted to purchase three or four guns and a grenade that they intended to use in an attack against a synagogue, according to the source.

The threat was "on the radar screen for a few months," long before the killing of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the source said.

The men, who are of North African descent, have not yet been publicly named, the source said. One is said to have an extensive criminal record, including drug and weapons charges.

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  1. Linari

    The topic is 2 men arrested in Synagogue plot, not religious wars. Let's stay on topic, dan.

    May 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dan smith

    Actually I was responding to everyone attacking jewish people so I was on topic. When I said stick to the topic I'm talking about a couple of people that constantly get on here posting nonsensical stuff about their lives and other personal stuff that has nothing to do with the topic or responding to someone's posts.

    May 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dan smith

    I was also making a point about religious intolerance of other religions which is at the very heart of the article.

    May 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dan smith

    @leeintulsa, I wasn't responding to you, I was responding to chris and caesar who were blaming the jews for jesus' death. That is the kind of religious hatred I was talking about.
    The only post I saw of yours was that you don't attack jews so who could I have even been responding to you. I'm sorry if you thought I was.

    May 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Relax – i was commenting on your 'everyone' attacking jews. That kinda talk is part of the problem 😉

      May 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Caesar

    The bible blames the crooked Jewish leaders, not me. (it also implicates the angry mob who "arrested" him and drug him before an illegal night court where false witnesses were called to testify) The Roman's didn't give a ratz azz about Jesus. He was no threat to the Empire. It didn't matter to Caesar if Jesus lived or died. As long as the occupied Jews in Israel shut-up about him and paid their taxes, Caesar couldn't have cared less.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dan smith

    Once again Caesar proved my point. I actually read the bible from cover to cover and I can assure you that your wrong. It was a few people in power that were afraid of losing the power they had so they captured jesus and sent him before Pilate. And by the way if you actually believe the bible then you would ultimately have to blame god because it says that he sent jesus to wash away your sins and he had to be sacrificed, oh I guess you would have to blame yourself too since god sent to die for that reason, see how it works people can make up anything to fit their own point of view, that's why there have been so many wars between different religions.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Jesus was murdered, pure and simple. And it wasn't just a few crooked Jewish leaders that Jesus publicly was their entire religion. And it's a no-brainer that most Jews were against Jesus and were happy to see him go, very very few of them converted to Christianity, choosing rather to side with the crooks Jesus exposed.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Caesar

    And the Jews paid dearly for murdering Jesus. In the year 64AD, Caesar finally had enough of the crooks and had his armies surround Jerusalem for four years, a total blockade. According to Jewish, Greek, and Roman historians, it got so bad, Jewish women were eating their own babies for lack of food. Such is what happens when you reject God's word, Jesus ("The Word")

    May 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
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