A New Jersey man is charged with sending money to Hamas militants polled his Instagram audience asking ‘should I bomb Trump Tower,’ according to court documents.
Jonathan Xie is accused of threatening to shoot up a pro-Israel event and saying he wanted to bomb Trump Tower. Xie was arrested on May 21 by the FBI and accused of attempting to provide material support to Hamas.
NJ man arrested on terror charges, wanted to bomb Trump Tower and Israeli consulate https://t.co/NJP1A4EGfS
— ILee WINS (@IleeWins) May 22, 2019
The FBI said in a press release that agents have been tracking Xie since January 2019.
The man — identified as Jonathan Xie, 20, of Basking Ridge — also allegedly sent money abroad to support Hamas. The U.S. attorney’s office says Xie sent $100 in December to a person he thought was affiliated with a faction of Hamas. 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. More
Another hate filled Democrat suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Are then any sane people left in the modern Democrat Party? One seems more unhinged than the next!
JUST IN by artist Christine Cornell:
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
Wonder who he supports.
— SemperLiberty4All 🇺🇸 ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ (@NavMan_CanDo) May 23, 2019