(Tea Party PAC) – Last weekend saw a slew of anti-Semitic attacks carried out against Jews in New York, the most violent of the bunch taking place in a Monsey rabbi’s house were five folks were stabbed while celebrating Hanukkah.
Ever since the attacker, Grafton Thomas, was arrested, people have been wondering what his motivation for carrying out such a heinous crime might have been. Well, his father-in-law has come forward and revealed a pivotal piece of information about Thomas that may shed some light on that question.
As it turns out, Thomas identified as a Muslim.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
Five people were stabbed in an anti-Semitic attack inside a rabbi’s house in Monsey, New York on Saturday night.
The anti-Semitic attack occurred on the seventh day of Hanukkah.
According to reports, a black male entered Rabbi Rottenburg’s Shul, located in the Forshay neighborhood in Monsey, and pulled out a machete. He pulled off the cover and stabbed five people. One of the victims was stabbed in the chest.
Suspect Grafton Thomas, 37, was arrested on Saturday in Harlem after fleeing the scene of the attack. He was charged with five counts of attempted murder Sunday afternoon with bail set at $5 million.
And, according to his former father-in-law Grafton Thomas identifies as a Muslim.
The Heavy reported:
Thomas’s former stepfather, Joe Kennedy, told Heavy in an interview that, through the time he knew him, until 2014, Grafton had grown increasingly aggressive and unstable, even attacking him with a fire extinguisher. He believes Thomas is mentally ill and also provided some biographical details, saying that Thomas had previously served in the military, was born in America to a family with roots in Guyana, once worked on a chicken farm, and identified as Muslim.
Vos Iz Neias also reported: His former stepfather, Joe Kennedy informs us that Grafton Thomas, age 37, identifies as a Muslim.
2nd source, former stepfather, claims Monsey machete attacker Grafton Thomas, is a Muslim, confirming a previous “highly credible law enforcement source” which dubbed him a “recent Muslim convert”.
2nd source, former stepfather, claims Monsey machete attacker Grafton Thomas, is a Muslim, confirming a previous “highly credible law enforcement source” which dubbed him a “recent Muslim convert” https://t.co/ApzB6EknyC): See https://t.co/C1AY4EOGW9 pic.twitter.com/GcSzpsRhBS
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) January 2, 2020
Here’s more about Thomas from NBC News:
The man accused of slashing five people at a Hanukkah celebration near New York City had been questioned in connection with a separate stabbing of an Orthodox Jewish man six weeks ago, police disclosed Thursday.
Grafton Thomas, 37, already faces state and federal charges in Saturday’s attack at a rabbi’s home in the hamlet of Monsey, a little more than 30 miles northwest of Midtown Manhattan.
Brad Weidel, police chief in the town of Ramapo, which includes Monsey, revealed that Thomas might have been involved in the Nov. 20 stabbing of the Orthodox Jewish man, who was critically wounded while walking to a synagogue.
Grainy security video showed that a Honda Pilot might have been involved in the Nov. 20 attack and Thomas’ mom drives that make and model, police said. While Thomas was questioned for that assault, he could not be held.
That vehicle has been seized by police since Saturday night’s attack. Weidel defended his department’s handling of Thomas’ possible connection to the Nov. 20 attack.
“We didn’t know anything at that time and we had no evidence, and we had no probable cause to do anything other than follow a lead,” Weidel told reporters at Ramapo Town Hall.
Saturday night’s machete attack left Josef Neumann, 72, in grave condition, and his loved ones struggling to cope with the senseless violence.
Democrats, especially ones like Rep. Ilhan Omar, who have been spewing forth hateful rhetoric against Jews and Israel ever since she took office, are responsible for helping to spread the kind of hate responsible for these attacks and as such, should be held responsible for fanning the flames of hatred and intolerance.