US: Muslim terrorist threatened to mass murder Israel supporters, wanted to bomb Trump Tower and Israeli consulate
A 20-year-old Muslim terrorist from New Jersey who sent money to Hamas in an effort to support the terror group, threatened mass murder at a pro-Israel march and bomb Trump Tower and Israeli Consulate in New York, has been arrested on terror charges.
The Muslim terrorist, identified as Jonathan Xie, of Basking Ridge, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated terror group, making false statements and transmitting a threat of interstate commerce.
Xie sent $100 in December to a Muslim terrorist he thought was affiliated with Hamas and posted two days later on Instagram: “Just donated $100 to Hamas pretty sure it was illegal but I don’t give a damn.”
Authorities said the terror-fan used Instagram to send an undercover FBI employee step-by-step instructions on donating to Hamas.
FBI agents spotted Xie near Trump Tower on April 20. Soon after, he posted on Instagram, “I want to bomb Trump Tower,” over an image of the tower. He also posted, “should I bomb Trump Tower,” with a “yes/no” poll and an emoji of a bomb imposed over the image of the building.
In a February application related to joining the Army, according to the court document, Xie answered “no” to the question “Have you ever associated with anyone involved in activities to further terrorism?”
Xie later posted on Instagram: “I’m joining the Army…to learn how to kill so I can use that knowledge…” and “Idk if I pass the training … If I should do lone wolf.”
Though he spoke of the attacks, authorities say there was no specific plot. He is slated to appear in Federal court in Newark later this afternoon. He could face more than 100 years in prison if convicted of all counts.