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Co-conspirator in a plot to shoot up the NYC synagogue is Jewish and a descendant of a Holocaust survivor

By 11/20/2022 8:05 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

According to authorities and family, one of the would-be Nazis apprehended for planning to shoot up a municipal synagogue is Jewish, and his grandpa survived the Holocaust.

Before police intervened, Matthew Mahrer, 22, and Christopher Brown, also 22, allegedly planned to purchase a gun, “shoot up a synagogue and die,” according to their criminal complaints.

They were both arraigned on weapons-related counts on Saturday night.

“I didn’t expect him to get involved in something this serious. You do realize he is Jewish? Stuart Rubenstein, Mahrer’s maternal grandpa, remarked, “It’s astonishing.

“I’m not sure how he became involved. The other youngster was more engaged. He must have been persuaded to do it by the other kid.

According to Rubenstein, Mahrer’s paternal grandfather survived the Holocaust.

In a series of tweets over the previous few days, Brown announced his plans to make “major movements,” which sparked a search for him by the NYPD and federal officials.

“My personality is unhealthy. I was going to blow my head off in a cowardly manner. “I was arrested on Friday night,” he told the police.

During his arraignment on charges related to terrorism and weapons, assistant district attorney Alexander Bourdakos stated that Brown admitted to being a white supremacist and had made multiple online comments implying or boasting about violence.

Mahrer was a follower, according to what Brown told the prosecution.

The “Turner Diaries,” a 1978 book commonly cited by white supremacist terrorists like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, was found in Brown’s Long Island residence, according to authorities.

Brown purchased a gun in Pennsylvania.

Late on Friday night, Brown began tweeting about his plans on his now-defunct Twitter account, “VrilGod,” and he and Mahrer were caught at Penn Station.

Prosecutors claim that on November 12th, Brown tweeted, “Big moves being made on Friday,” which was the beginning of a troubling series of tweets.

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