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January 24, 2012 12:59 pm

Arrest Made in New Jersey Synagogue’s Attempted Murders Case

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Firemen putting out blaze. Photo: wiki commons.

An arrest has been made in relation to the shocking January 11th attack on a Rutherford, New Jersey synagogue.

Bergen County prosecutor charged Anthony Graziano with the attack of the 11th, along with a January 3rd firebombing of another New Jersey synagogue, in Paramus.

Graziano, who is 19 years old, was charged with 9 counts of attempted murder.

Much of New Jersey, including the state’s governor, came out strongly against the wave of attacks aimed at Synagogues in the Garden State.

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“It’s been a very stressful two weeks even with police coverage at our home. We’re still a little scared because obviously this guy’s not normal. Maybe this will restore life back to some normality, though we will still be doing outreach to try and restore unity,” Rabbi Noson Schuman told the AP.

Schuman was forced to evacuate Temple Beth El on the 11th, along with his 3 daughters, following what he described as “bombs going off on the roof of the synagogue.”

Congressman Steve Rothman of New Jersey released a statement as well.

“Every house of worship is a sacred place. Individuals who might ever consider attacking a church, synagogue, mosque, or temple, let alone, as was the case in Rutherford, the family home of the congregation’s religious leader are now on notice that the entire community will respond swiftly and effectively. I have full confidence in our local and federal law enforcement officials and that justice will be served,” he said.

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