Another synagogue firebombed, in what has become a common occurance in the wake of record levels of Jew hatred.
But don't expect any media or government officials to address this very real hate. Instead, they wait for Muslim Brotherhood press releases or Hamas-CAIR manufactured news stories on non-existent "anti-Muslim hate crime." Meanwhile, jihad bomb plots and police shootouts are rampant across America.
RUTHERFORD (WABC) -- A New Jersey synagogue was fire bombed early Wednesday, and investigators believe the rabbi and his family were the targets.
It's the latest in a series of crimes targeting Jewish temples in Bergen County.
The attack happened on Montross Avenue in Rutherford just before 5 a.m.Rabbi Nossan Schumani, his wife and five children were sleeping in the residence portion of Temple Beth El. The incendiary device was tossed through a second-floor master bedroom window, igniting a fire that was quickly extinguished.
"It was not an extensive fire, but it did go through the plate-glass window and into the bedroom," Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli said. "It actually sprayed fire on the bedroom floor, as well as in the bed itself."
Rabbi Schuman suffered minor burns on his hands putting out the fire. No one else was hurt, but the incident launched a major investigation. Detectives canvassed the area, walking on the roof of the building, looking for evidence. Several other explosive devices, including Molotov cocktails and aerosol cans, were discovered, but did not ignite.
"You can't just look at this as an arson," Molinelli said. "You look at this now as an attempted murder."
The attack in the normally quiet Rutherford neighborhood has rattled the nervous of neighbors.
"It's just outrageous that somebody would do something like this," neighbor Robert Genardi said. "Especially with kids asleep on the second floor."
There have been several bias incidents in Bergen County recently, including one in Paramus and one in Hackensack. At this point, police are not saying the fire bombing is related, but one man says this kind of irrational behavior is not surprising.
"It's not something really new, It's something that happens and you gotta go on."
The investigation is ongoing.