January 4th, 2017 TAMPA — Two threatening phone calls prompted the Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation to close operations at both of its preschools. Shortly after the calls came in around noon, students were evacuated from both the north campus, off Gunn Highway in Citrus Park, and the south campus at the Rodeph Sholom synagogue off Bayshore Boulevard. Parents received emails and phone calls directing them to a safe location where they could pick up their child. Though both calls were pre-recorded "robocalls" received at roughly the same time, they delivered different threats, said Heidi Shimberg, chief operating officer of programs and services for the Tampa JCC.
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The north Tampa JCC campus was told that multiple gunmen would come to the preschool Thursday, while the south campus received a bomb threat. Officials with the Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office swept both campuses and deemed all buildings safe for JCC and Federation offices to reopen Thursday afternoon. The preschools remained closed for the rest of the day. Authorities were able to retrieve the phone number that placed the robocalls for further investigation, Shimberg said. She couldn't recall any similar threats being made toward the center in recent history. Still, officials with the JCC noted that the calls came hours after two bomb threats were called into Jewish centers in Central Florida Wednesday afternoon.Chart Credit CNN
NYPD Claims One Person Responsible for Most Bomb Threats at Jewish Community Centers Nationwide That Follow a Pattern First Used by Ex-Con Yousef Al- Khattab. UPDATE Monday March 13th, 2017 "Five bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers Sunday as Jews observed the religious holiday of Purim". (CNN) The head of police intelligence for New York City said he believes one person is responsible for most of the nationwide calls and the rest are the work of copycats. Some of the voices making the bomb threats were muffled and distorted. Others were automated. "There is a bomb in one of the children's backpacks and it's going to detonate shortly," one said. Some callers made anti-Semitic statements. "The Jews will be decimated," a voice warned. JTA News, a Jewish news service, posted audio of one of the bomb threats. In it, a disguised voice warns that a C-4 bomb has been placed in the JCC and that "a large number of Jews are going to be slaughtered.
Yousef al-Khattab (screen capture: YouTube).
Ex-Con Yousef al-Khattab, a former Rabbi who converted to Islam, made bomb threats to NYC Jewish Institutions at 770 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY and elsewhere. Yousef al-Khattab was released from Prison back to New York City in August 2016. Jewish Convert to Islam Yousef al-Khattab was Incarcerated for Threatening Jewish Groups on April 25th 2014. New Jersey resident Yousef al-Khattab, born Joseph Cohen, posted articles encouraging action against Jewish leaders, published their addresses. Al-Khattab admitted posting articles encouraging readers to take unspecified action against Jewish leaders and publishing names and addresses of Jewish leaders and synagogues. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virgina, "al-Khattab posted a video on 2009 urging viewers to seek out leaders of Jewish Federation chapters in the U.S. and 'deal with them directly at their homes.' Al-Khattab gave the names and addresses of synagogues in New York and another Jewish organization in Brooklyn.
Yousef al-Khattab once posted of himself with his three sons, photo shopped onto the Jerusalem skyline, with the Dome of the Rock prominently in the background. Al-Khattab and each of his sons, Abdel Rahman, Abdel Aziz, and Abdullah Al-Khattab (who looks about eight years old), is holding an AK-47. Yousef al-Khattab born Joseph Cohen has 3 sons, the youngest son is Abdullah al-Khattab who would be 19 years old, he is on the far right in photo above. Al-Khattab strongly hinted that Muslims should take up that job for Allah and kill Jews themselves. This glorification of jihad mass murder of Jews is all the more chilling in light of the fact that Yousef al-Khattab is a convert to Islam from Judaism. Formerly Joseph Cohen, he lived in Orthodox communities in Brooklyn and Israel before violently rejecting his religion, culture, and heritage.
Yousef al-Khattab (screen capture: YouTube).
USA v Yousef M. Khattab
Case No. 1:13-cr-418
GORDON KROMBERG ATTORNEY FOR USA: "Regardless of any regrets Yousef al-Khattab may have now, an impressionable person with Jewish grievances may search the Internet and find his rants and threats and solicitations from 2009 and may choose to act on them as a result, the victims of those threats and solicitations have to be aware of that until the end of time."
Yousef al-Khattab (screen capture: YouTube).
GORDON KROMBERG ATTORNEY FOR USA: Judge, I am not going to go over the facts of the case. I think the Court is well aware of them. It is amazing from the perspective of time to look back at the Revolution Muslim website and Yousef Khattab. In our pleading we listed, I forget, I think it was about 15 different cases, 15 different defendants in I think it was 14 different cases of individuals who are -- who engage in terrorism or attempted to engage in terrorism all were connected to the Revolution Muslim website. And it's impossible to say, obviously, whether Revolution Muslim inspired them to do it or they were going to do it anyway , and that's why they were friends or associates of Revolution Muslim. But it still is quite a striking statistic when Yousef Khattab's aim was to inspire Muslims to engage in terrorism. He succeeded. Now, it is true that Yousef Khattab was not significantly involved in the day-to-day operations of Revolution Muslim after 2009. And it's true that he was not personally involved in the particular threats of solicitations to kill that Morton and Chesser were involved in. And it's also true that Mr. Khattab has publicly admitted the error of at least some of his earlier conduct. And it's for these reasons that we have never sought a sentence anywhere close to what Mr. Morton and Mr. Chesser got (12 years). But at the same time, it cannot be denied that his actions set in motion a sequence of events that later in the hands of Morton, Chesser, and Samir Khan spiraled into even more serious criminal activity. His outrageous postings were the first, they predated that of Morton and Chesser. And they even predated that of Samir Khan, who later went on to bigger fame with Al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine until he got killed by the CIA Drone. In short, the fact that Morton, Chesser, and Samir Khan pushed the envelope of murder solicitation on the Internet as far as they did is likely attributable to the fact that they started from where he stopped. And the people who were inspired by Morton, Chesser, and Samir Khan, some of whom we know and some of whom I suppose we'll never know who were inspired by him, he gets credit for that too when it comes time to fashioning a sentence because he started it, and Morton, and Chesser, and Samir Khan went farther than he did. And that all should be considered in fashioning an appropriate sentence. Mr. al-Khattab may regret his actions today, and we hope he is sincere about it, but those messages are still out there and they are going to be out there forever. Regardless of any regrets he may have now, an impressionable person with grievances may search the Internet and find his rants and threats and solicitations from 2009 and may choose to act on them. And as a result, the victims of those threats and solicitations have to be aware of that until the end of time. All of us live in a world that was changed for the worse by what he did. A substantial sentence is necessary under the 3553 Guidelines given the facts of the case and the length of time you were involved in this behavior, and the harm caused, and the danger that you caused to members of the Brooklyn community, and the fear, very reasonable fear, especially as to the Chabad synagogue in Crown Heights NY.
Jewish Convert to Islam Yousef al-Khattab was Incarcerated for Threatening Jewish Groups on April 25th 2014. Yousef al-Khattab was released on August 2nd 2016 and returned to New York City, he will be on Federal Felony probation for 3 years up until August of 2019. Yousef al-Khattab was given back his passport and will be allowed by Federal court order to travel to Morocco to see his wife and children, this was approved in February 2017. Yousef Mohamid al-Khattab was sent to the RAY BROOK FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION RAY BROOK, NY12977 on April 25th 2014.
YOUSEF MOHAMID AL-KHATTAB
Federal Conviction Bomb Threats
|Bureau of Federal Prisons|
|Register Number: 83258-083|
|Located at: Ray Brook FCI|
|Release Date: 08/02/2016 back to New York City NY.|
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