Florida Terrorist Arrested For Plot to Blow up Synagogue

James Medina, 40, a recent convert to Islam, was arrested on Friday for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He plotted to detonate an explosive device at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which contains both a synagogue and a school.

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James Gonzalo Medina – Broward County Sheriff photo

Medina was taken into custody on Friday, but the arrest was not immediately made public. Though he wanted to speak at court, the judge shut him down. He was reportedly homeless, so received a public defender.

An FBI sting operation snagged Medina, who planned to throw an explosive device over one of the the walls of the synagogue during Passover. Friday was the second to last day of the Jewish holiday. The undercover FBI agents gave him a fake explosive device, so the synagogue was not in danger during the investigation.

Aventura Synagogue – Facebook photo

The Synagogue released this statement:

The leadership of our congregation has been briefed by law enforcement and Jewish community security officials about this situation. They assured us that the synagogue and school were never at risk at any time during the investigation and arrest, and that there are no credible threats directed against us at the present time.

Please be assured that our security protocols are well in place, which includes close coordination with local law enforcement agencies to insure the security of our facility and the safety of our members, children, staff and visitors. We will continue to review our procedures in consultation with our security consultant and law enforcement officials to take whatever measures are necessary to insure the safety and security of our synagogue and members.

History of violence

James Gonzalo Medina, aka James Muhammad, is an anti-Semitic criminal that reportedly converted to Islam 4 years ago. He has been on his own personal “jihad” ever since, apparently.

In 2012, he began sending threats to bomb a family and their church.

“By next week, Ima bomb ya [curse word] … Bring him! I will buy a gun [off] the street and rampage [family member’s] church. Murder she wrote…”

“Look & see how Im gonna get u back, u will be sorry. I’ll be smiling behind bars. I don’t mind going to jail for this.”

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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