Antisemitic Monsey Stabber Faces Federal Hate Crimes Charges


The man who stabbed five Orthodox Jews at a Chanukah celebration in Monsey, New York was officially charged with federal hate crimes.

Grafton Thomas entered the private home of a rabbi during a candle-lighting ceremony and attacked the worshipers with a machete. He fled the scene but was captured shortly after in New York City.

No one was killed, but one of his victims remains in critical condition and will likely be permanently disabled.

According to the Associated Press, Thomas now faces five federal charges of attempting to commit murder based on the religion of the victims.

Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said, “We now allege that he did this with the intention of targeting his victims because of their religion. Thomas faces life in prison for his alleged violent acts of prejudice and intolerance.”

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