And while the Muslim, Mohammed Alkaramla, who was arrested yesterday whined that he was a suspect “because of my name and where I come from”, the FBI presented evidence - postage stamp, a fingerprint and a Google search.
Rogers Park man arrested in bomb threat against Jewish school Chicago Tribune (hat tip Choi)
FBI links him to threat against Jewish school
A postage stamp, a fingerprint and a Google search helped lead authorities to arrest a West Rogers Park man Friday on a charge he mailed a bomb threat to a Jewish school in late December.
During a search of Alkaramla's apartment last month, agents also found a book of postage stamps—bearing a design of two swans forming a heart shape, the same design as the stamp on the bomb threat letter. That particular stamp hadn't been produced in more than a decade, and the book found in a dresser drawer was missing one stamp, charges say.
Agents also seized a laptop computer from Alkaramla, and subsequent analysis of the computer's hard drive found the text of the threat letter and Google search terms such as "Bomb attack + Israel + letters," authorities said.
It also showed that Alkaramla had tried to find a sample of a threat letter online.
Alkaramla, 24, was taken into custody at his home in the 6000 block of North Artesian Avenue by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. A federal judge ordered the Jordanian national held in custody at least until a detention hearing on Tuesday.
Alkaramla was under investigation in the vandalism of several Chicago-area synagogues and Jewish schools in early January after Israeli airstrikes and troop incursions into the Gaza Strip in the Mideast. But Friday's criminal complaint said only that Alkaramla had mailed a bomb threat to Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago in late December.
The letter threatened to set bombs at 22 Jewish educational centers in the Chicago area, but no explosives were found.
Related at Atlas Shrugs: 3 MORE SYNAGOGUES ATTACKED in Chicago and Defiled, "Death to Israel" January 10, 2009
Atlas Shrugs: MUSLIMS HOME SEARCHED IN THE SYNAGOGUE ATTACKS IN CHICAGO ... February 12, 2009