Suspect in Monsey Stabbings Searched Online for ‘Hitler,’ Charges Say

Updated ~~ MJM

Article URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/nyregion/jewish-attacks.html

In his journal, prosecutors said, he wrote about Hitler and “Nazi culture.” On his phone, he searched online for “why did Hitler hate the Jews” at least four times and looked for “prominent companies founded by Jews in America.”

On Monday, new details emerged about the man accused of stabbing five Jewish people at a Hanukkah celebration in the New York suburbs when federal prosecutors filed hate crime charges against him.

These details, according to a criminal complaint, could suggest what led the man, Grafton Thomas, to go on a bloody rampage on Saturday in Monsey, N.Y., a hamlet northwest of New York City with a large community of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Suspect in Monsey Stabbings Searched Online for ‘Hitler,’ Charges Say
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