A man in New Jersey has been arrested on terrorism charges after he supposedly sent money to the terrorist organization Hamas. He also threatened to bomb Trump Tower and the Israeli Embassy and kill supporters at a pro-Israel march.
His social media accounts are peppered with terrorist threats and intolerant ignorance—as anyone would expect from such a person.
1010 Wins Radio reported:
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.
Xie appeared in federal court in Newark Wednesday. He is being held without bail. His public defender didn’t say whether he would file a motion for a bail hearing.
Xie entered the courtroom in shackles and wearing a green T-shirt and dark sweat pants. His only comments during the brief hearing were to say he understood the judge’s instructions.
His parents attended the proceeding but declined to comment afterward.
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Terrorist suspect Jonathan Xie appears before a federal judge in Newark.
The 20-year-old was remanded as his mother (pictured) and father fought back tears.
Charged with sending money to Hamas and threatening to kill Jews and bomb Trump Tower pic.twitter.com/lRlqVHxOzi
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) May 22, 2019
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.
In another Instagram post, according to court records, Xie is quoted as saying, “I want to shoot the pro-Israel demonstrators … you can get a gun and shoot your way through or use a vehicle and ram people… all you need is a gun or a vehicle to go on a rampage.”
On social media, Xie posted about his support of Syria’s Bashar al Assad, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and North Korea.
After 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.”
Thankfully, this ignorant and bigoted hater has been arrested. Hopefully he will incur the full punishment for these crimes, and one less deranged potential killer will be off the streets.