HATE IN #LOSANGELES – CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Several Orthodox #Jews were walking on Le Brea Blvd and Oakwood – in front of the Bais Yehuda Shul, when a vehicle drove past screaming anti-Semitic slurs at them. (2nd video) One of the victims told YWN the vehicle made an abrupt U-Turn (2nd & 3rd videos) and began hurling anti-semitic slurs before attempting to run over the group of identifiable Orthodox Jews. The vehicle sped off and was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Highland and Oakwood. (1st video) . The victim tell YWN that there was a Koran on the windshield, and the driver was of Middle-Eastern descent. Additionally, after the LAPD arrived at the scene of the crash, the man continued on his anti-Semitic rant.
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We’ve seen the video and heard the name, but now we have a few more details about the Car Jihad attacker who targeted Jews outside a synagogue in Los Angeles.
The attempted car ramming of two men outside a Los Angeles synagogue Friday – allegedly by a Somali immigrant – is being treated as a potential hate crime as federal officials work to establish a motive in the attack.
Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, 32, was arrested outside Congregation Bais Yehuda after the incident, which took place around 9 p.m. on Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.
Two men reported they saw a vehicle being driven by a man, identified as Abdi, who yelled out anti-Semitic expletives “referencing their Jewish heritage” before running a red light, making a U-Turn and accelerating towards them “really, really fast.”
Mohamed reportedly had a knife an a Koran and the authorities are still searching for that mysterious motive.
A native of Mogadishu in Somalia, Abdi is a U.S. citizen who emigrated to the Seattle area several years ago, Frank said. He rented a car and drove to Los Angeles sometime last week, though it was not clear if he knew anyone in the area or why he came to the city.
Frank said Abdi’s chosen method of attack — driving toward a crowd of pedestrians — and the fact that he was carrying a knife were “very concerning.” He noted that Abdi’s actions mirror those of other terror attacks in recent years, where so-called lone wolf assailants have used a rented vehicle rather than a firearm or explosive device to cause carnage in open spaces.
It’s called Car Jihad.
What are the odds that our friend Mohamad isn’t just an immigrant, but a refugee? And that the official story will soon be that hoary old standby, mental illness?
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