Muslim couple pleads 'not guilty' to threatening to blow up synagogue in Hamptons during Ramadan
In a story that has received no national media attention, save for the efforts of the indomitable Pamela Geller, a woman and her former husband have been arrested by police in East Hampton, Long Island for allegedly making threats in writing to blow up the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, smack in the middle of the summer playground of the New York elite. This is a story full of fascinating mystery and irony, and the media cone of silence surrounding it can only be explained by the political inconvenience it raises for the multi-culti left.
First the basic facts, as reported in the local media out at the end of Long Island. Tessa Raebeck of the Sag Harbor Express:
The East Hampton Village Police Department arrested two Riverhead residents on Thursday on charges of making terrorist threats against the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.
East Hampton Village detectives arrested Asli Dincer, 44, and her former husband, Melih Dincer, 31 on Thursday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport, when the two returned to the United States.
Mr. and Ms. Dincer were both wanted for questioning in relation to the threats, which police said had taken place over several months, but they had left the country early in the summer.
The case originated when threats were sent in writing to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, which were turned over to local police. East Hampton Village Police then coordinated their investigation and the identification of the suspects with detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department and the New York State Police working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
First mystery: how could the Mincers afford to travel to Turkey, which is where they were returning from? According to Erica Thompson of 27 East.com (‘Your connection to the Hamptons”):
The Dincers were arrested by East Hampton Village Police on July 10 at John F. Kennedy International Airport after attempting to reenter the country from Turkey. (snip)
The Dincers live on Peconic Avenue in Riverhead, where they have resided for less than one year, and are both unemployed.
Second mystery: what’s the reason for targeting the Jewish Center of the Hamptons? This is where we get into the delicious irony department. Here is Pamela Geller explaining exactly who runs that synagogue:
Infamous Rabbi Marc Schneier, famous for twinning his Hamptons Synagogue with radical mosques while bending over backwards to accommodate interfaith dialogue and Muslim outreach, could not be reached for comment.
How’s that outreach working out for ya, Schneier?
If you recall, Schneier has condemned my work, my ads and me — specifically because of my pro-Israel ad urging people to support the civilized man in the war between the civilized man and the savage. He wrote in the Huffington Post:
There is no conflict between Islam and the West. There is only conflict between those who embrace coexistence and those who seek to destroy human life. As we write, ads will be going up in New York City subway cars — which, sadly enough, have been placed there by a Jewish woman named Pamela Geller with a fanatical hatred of Muslims, featuring the slogan; “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” -
How’s that interfaith ruse working out for ya, Schneier? Fanatical, you say? Because I love Israel? Because I speak the truth? Because I won’t surrender, charlatan?
Perhaps they were at one of your dinners: Asli Dincer, 44, and her ex-husband Melih Dincer, 31, sent three emails to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in May and June, saying there would be an explosion at the synagogue during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, East Hampton Village Det. Sgt. Matt Bennett said.
The Mincers have pleaded “not guilty” to “making terrorist threats, a class D felony; falsely reporting an incident in the first degree, a class D felony; menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a class A misdemeanor,” according to Thompson, so they will face trial. The national media can be expected to maintain their wall of silence on the case. It would be highly inconvenient to ask Rabbi Schneier for comment.
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman