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“After recently becoming aware of a video which could have been perceived as threatening against the Muslim community in Hancock, N.Y., the FBI immediately took steps to notify our federal, state and local partners,” the paper quoted a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Albany field office as saying.
The FBI issued a warning to New York police that anti-Muslim activist Jon Ritzheimer could be headed their way, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
Police were put on alert after Ritzheimer posted a threatening video online on Nov. 18 warning he was headed east to "see those assholes who called me a f------ terrorist," according to the Daily News.
The newspaper reported that Ritzheimer was referring to the organization Muslims of America, which called Ritzheimer an "American Taliban" in a recent issue of its newspaper, The Islamic Post. [TPM]
He has also begged for money to “protect his family,” asked for gas money to arrest a senator for “treason,” and is some kind of lunatic militia member. The authorities never really did anything about Ritzeheimer, though — until now.
It seems that the FBI is now hunting for Ritzheimer after he threatened the town of Islamberg, New York, which is a tiny community of adherents to the Muslim faith in Upstate New York. Ritzheimer, amidst the increased hate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, posted a video to Facebook, specifically threatening that community while brandishing a firearm. Albany, New York’s FBI field office is quoted as saying, “After recently becoming aware of a video which could have been perceived as threatening against the Muslim community in Hancock, N.Y., the FBI immediately took steps to notify our federal, state and local partners.” [More Info Here]
The FBI got involved after a Muslim group based near Albany notified the agency that Jon Ritzheimer, 32, of Phoenix had posted a video on Nov. 18 in which he showed a gun, made profane anti-Obama statements and said he was driving cross-country to confront them, sources and a group spokesman said.
Agents were able to talk with him initially, but two days later, when he was in Scranton, Penn., he got angry and cut off communication with them. At that point, the alert, citing a “potential threat to law enforcement,” was issued, sources said. NY Daily News
"see those assholes who called me a f------ terrorist,"
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Haven't seen those posted yet, but it looks like this is the same person who hosted the "Draw Muhammad" competition in Phoenix.