Swastikas on doorways (Illustration)
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American Jew suspected of anti-Semitic attacks against his mother
NYC police arrest, charge man with aggravated harassment after he threatens his 80-year-old mother and her friends, spray paints swastikas, anti-Jewish slogans on their doors and makes death threats
What does a Jewish man do when he has a business dispute with his 80-year old mother? According to suspicions, in David Haddad's case, the answer is to make threatening phone calls to his mother and two other women, ages 87 and 78, a police source said.


The UK's Daily telegraph reported Tuesday that 56-year-old Haddad from Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood made anti-Semitic threats against both the 87-year-old woman and a 78-year-old woman over a month-long period.


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Police said that racist threats were left on a voicemail message, and that swastikas were also drawn on the women's apartment doors.


"He threatened to kill the other individual on the phone as well as her relatives," said a police spokesman. "He said basically that all Jews should die and go to hell."


Haddad, who was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime, was also accused of taping notes with anti-Semitic symbols including swastikas on five apartment doors and in the hallway of a building in the Chelsea neighborhood.


Swastikas were spray-painted on garage doors, some with the words "Die Jews", which police believe was part of Haddad's anti-Semitic spree.




First published: 01.17.12, 09:53
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