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Alexandria, VA - Jew Who Converted To Islam Pleads Guilty For Threats To Jewish Groups

Published on: October 31, 2013 02:43 PM
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Alexandria, VA - A New Jersey man who co-founded a radical Islamic website has pleaded guilty to using the Internet to make threats against Jewish groups.

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Forty-five-year-old Yousef Mohamid al-Khattab of Atlantic City started the Revolution Muslim website in 2007 with partner Jesse Curtis Morton.

Al-Khattab, who converted from Judaism and was previously known as Joseph Cohen, is the third person connected with Revolution Muslim to be convicted in federal court in Alexandria. Morton and another man, Zachary Chesser, admitted using the site to deliver thinly veiled threats against the creators of the “South Park” television show for perceived insults to the prophet Muhammad.

Al-Khattab’s guilty plea, announced Thursday, does not mention the “South Park” threats. In court documents, al-Khattab admits encouraging readers to “deal with” Jewish leaders or take other actions.


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 Oct 31, 2013 at 04:10 PM I_Am_Me Says:

Unbelievable! He's a Kohen & he converted!! How absolutely horrible for anyone to convert, to Islam especially & even more so as a Kohen!!

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 04:43 PM Liepa Says:

'Toit Meshugah' !

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 04:51 PM esq Says:

Is this guy a mental case or did he rebel out of some weird stamar neturi karta philospohy against the medina?

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 04:53 PM Tziony Says:

Wow! This guy makes neturai karta look good !!

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 04:59 PM qazxc Says:

Once a religious radical always a religious radical. All he did was shave his mustache and put on a shluf kappal.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:02 PM Anonymous Says:

a file on this bozo is in existance at yad lachim

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:13 PM white_socks Says:

how sad

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:14 PM bubii Says:

This guy is mentally ill sick .

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:24 PM Facts1 Says:

Oy Vey, although no mention that this guy was a convert to Judism as well.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:38 PM lipa21 Says:

where's he from - does anyone reconize him

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Facts1 Says:

Oy Vey, although no mention that this guy was a convert to Judism as well.

He can be either a Kohen or a convert. He cannot be both!

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Was/Is he married? To a frum Jewish woman? Kids? Parents? Siblings? Nebach on them all. What a sick creep he must be.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:51 PM Stickpick Says:

No words.... just nauseating.....

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 05:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Nice guy I guess. He will probably be stomping on matzo balls to be a better friend of his own lie.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 06:03 PM regbarclay Says:

Reply to #9  
Facts1 Says:

Oy Vey, although no mention that this guy was a convert to Judism as well.

Because he wasn't, he is a kohen. IIRC he was a baal teshuva but i'm not sure.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 06:06 PM ShmutzVesh Says:

He's a undercover chassidisher spy. Leave him alone.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 06:18 PM cool masmid Says:

There was a "ger" in Lakewood many years ago who regretted the fact that he became a jew, as such he spent many years looking for a "heter" to undo his geirus. as he told me he knows once you become a jew its not simple to undo it but as he explained to me he was looking for a lenient rabbi that would hear his side of the story that he never really wanted to become a jew as such he really never became a jew and therefore it shouldn't be a problem to undo it..
His best line to me though was when he met me sometime later and excitedly told me that he may have found a heter to convert back to a "goy" and therefore I should be in touch with him about his many seforim because "I plan to donate all my seforim to the shul/kollel in Deal NJ, bli neder"....... I kid you not!

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 06:20 PM Eli Says:

Reply to #9  
Facts1 Says:

Oy Vey, although no mention that this guy was a convert to Judism as well.

No, he was not a convert to Judaism. Sick haters like you always try to pretend that any frum Jew who does something bad or illegal must be a convert -- because after all, how could a "pure yiddishe neshama" do anything wrong? Unfortunately, this teaching, which is nowhere to be found in Chumash, Mishna, Gemara, the Rishonim, etc., has become accepted in large parts of the charedi/chassidish velts because of a sigle pasuk in zohar which became a key teaching in Tanya. I often wonder what the non-Jewish celebrities who are constantly being honored by Chabad as a fundraising tactic would say if they knew what Chabad's main sefer, the Tanya, teaches about goyim.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 06:47 PM bcurrent Says:

omg!!! speechless. this is just beyond terrible!!!

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 07:06 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #1  
I_Am_Me Says:

Unbelievable! He's a Kohen & he converted!! How absolutely horrible for anyone to convert, to Islam especially & even more so as a Kohen!!

To Islam especially" Are you saying its worse than Chri''anity? Wrong. They are not avodah zorah. Catholics are.We are allowed to walk in a muslem place not to a church

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 07:25 PM Realistic Says:

If my recollection works well the name rings a bell. He was originally a convert to Judaism, and then converted to Islam.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 07:48 PM Mikey Says:

I know who this guy is. He was a sefardi of Moroccan descent. When he became a ba'al teshuva in his late teens, he joined Lubavitch and then got bored of them. Then he went to Satmar where he got married a sefardi girl from a broken home. At some point they made Aliyah. A couple of yrs later he became a "settler" on a yishuv in the "West Bank". During that time he began to spend a lot of money, going into debt and not feeding his family. He also became addicted to the internet and began corresponding with Muslims in Islamic forums. He eventually converted, moved his family to an Arab village. As they say, "the rest is history". From that point forward he moved his family a number of times, always having them under watch to make sure lev l'achim won't come for them. There was a point even when he was in ny with his eldest son working as a pedicab driver, leaving his wife and children behind in a Muslim country. At this point the wife is refusing to leave and return to yiddishkeit. No one is sure if she has now become brainwashed or too scared.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 08:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
I_Am_Me Says:

Unbelievable! He's a Kohen & he converted!! How absolutely horrible for anyone to convert, to Islam especially & even more so as a Kohen!!

who said he was a kohain,,,

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 08:08 PM ayoyo Says:

Reb Nachman said -- ut a malach ut a galach-

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 08:15 PM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

Was/Is he married? To a frum Jewish woman? Kids? Parents? Siblings? Nebach on them all. What a sick creep he must be.

To a woman who went to Breuers. She and all of their children converted to Islam. As to number 9, you have your facts wrong. He was born to a secular Jewish family.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
esq Says:

Is this guy a mental case or did he rebel out of some weird stamar neturi karta philospohy against the medina?

You are correct on both, I remember him when he worked in Green's Restorant in Williamsburg he was both meshugga and a Netura Karta, actually these 2 always go together

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:18 PM enlightened-yid Says:

When goyim convert to Judaism rabbis celebrate and exalt these "truth" seekers who find light in Torah. When Orthodox Jews convert to other religions, they are branded as "mentally ill." All in all, comedy.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:21 PM I_Am_Me Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

He can be either a Kohen or a convert. He cannot be both!

He's not a convert, his family is Jewish from Morocco

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:28 PM I_Am_Me Says:

Reply to #19  
Eli Says:

No, he was not a convert to Judaism. Sick haters like you always try to pretend that any frum Jew who does something bad or illegal must be a convert -- because after all, how could a "pure yiddishe neshama" do anything wrong? Unfortunately, this teaching, which is nowhere to be found in Chumash, Mishna, Gemara, the Rishonim, etc., has become accepted in large parts of the charedi/chassidish velts because of a sigle pasuk in zohar which became a key teaching in Tanya. I often wonder what the non-Jewish celebrities who are constantly being honored by Chabad as a fundraising tactic would say if they knew what Chabad's main sefer, the Tanya, teaches about goyim.

Excuse me, the animal was Satmar & took after Yoel Tietlbaum, not the Rebbe, but Satmar. Therefore, why are you blaming Chabad for the incorrect tietching by someone else? This animal converted because he went online (also against Satmar) met someone from UAE & began lambasting Israel (as he was taught to do by their mishgasin check out AlterG & Rebbe123) & through that became friends

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
Mikey Says:

I know who this guy is. He was a sefardi of Moroccan descent. When he became a ba'al teshuva in his late teens, he joined Lubavitch and then got bored of them. Then he went to Satmar where he got married a sefardi girl from a broken home. At some point they made Aliyah. A couple of yrs later he became a "settler" on a yishuv in the "West Bank". During that time he began to spend a lot of money, going into debt and not feeding his family. He also became addicted to the internet and began corresponding with Muslims in Islamic forums. He eventually converted, moved his family to an Arab village. As they say, "the rest is history". From that point forward he moved his family a number of times, always having them under watch to make sure lev l'achim won't come for them. There was a point even when he was in ny with his eldest son working as a pedicab driver, leaving his wife and children behind in a Muslim country. At this point the wife is refusing to leave and return to yiddishkeit. No one is sure if she has now become brainwashed or too scared.

I grew up with him in Margate NJ.

His real name is Joseph Kaplan. He is not a Kohen. He is not evenJewish.
His mother Louise never even pretended to be Jewish.

His wife is also not Jewish. She is the product of a Jewish man and a non Jewish woman. Why Breuer's accepted her into their school is beyond anyone's guess. There was always pork in her Catholic mother's house.

After the expulsion from Gaza, when Joey tried to enroll his children in Jewish school within the Green Line, he could not because they are not Jewish.

Joey learned enough in BT yeshiva to know that Muslims are Gerei Toshav and with the support of a Sephardic Dayyan, he became a Muslim. And then under the influence of extremist trolls on the internet, he also became an extremist.

Joey returned to Atlantic Community college to go to culinary school because his mother is a professor of anthropology there and he could go for free.

Last I heard, he was living in Tetouan Morocco with his wife and children and running a restaurant. The Moroccan gov't was keeping close tabs on him to make sure that he did not get into too much trouble since Tetouan is a hotbed of political extremism.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:32 PM I_Am_Me Says:

Reply to #21  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

To Islam especially" Are you saying its worse than Chri''anity? Wrong. They are not avodah zorah. Catholics are.We are allowed to walk in a muslem place not to a church

Christianity had its time as Jew killers & haters, but the Arabs are still trying to kill us & have since the Beginning of time. Besides, even the Torah teaches us of the hatred of Yishmael, Jesus never hated anyone. In fact, while he was a mamzer he was still a lot better then Mohamad.

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 09:35 PM I_Am_Me Says:

Reply to #22  
Realistic Says:

If my recollection works well the name rings a bell. He was originally a convert to Judaism, and then converted to Islam.

No, he can't be a convert, a Baal tshuva possibly, but he's a Kohen so he can't be a convert

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 10:13 PM regbarclay Says:

Reply to #24  
Anonymous Says:

who said he was a kohain,,,

his name

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 10:56 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #26  
clear-thinker Says:

To a woman who went to Breuers. She and all of their children converted to Islam. As to number 9, you have your facts wrong. He was born to a secular Jewish family.

He was gonna take off with their kids if she didn't abide and go along with his plan to convert their family to islam!

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 Oct 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #30  
I_Am_Me Says:

Excuse me, the animal was Satmar & took after Yoel Tietlbaum, not the Rebbe, but Satmar. Therefore, why are you blaming Chabad for the incorrect tietching by someone else? This animal converted because he went online (also against Satmar) met someone from UAE & began lambasting Israel (as he was taught to do by their mishgasin check out AlterG & Rebbe123) & through that became friends

You empty good for nothing lowlife you do nothing but posting comments full of stupidity and fantasies and disgusting attacks with name callings and above all you have the chutzpah to mention the name of THE Godol Hador with such disrespect and regarding your comment this idiot became a baal tshuva and started his yiddishkeit in 770 obviously he left because one kookoo cannot stand another kookoo, comment #23 he wrote the correct version of his history, and again lubavitch is part of this tragedy

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 12:11 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

Was/Is he married? To a frum Jewish woman? Kids? Parents? Siblings? Nebach on them all. What a sick creep he must be.

to a frum girl who was kidnaped and brougt to morroco. the kids were brought up as arabs the mother was afraid he would kill the kids if she escaped .hashem yerachaim

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 02:17 AM I_Am_Me Says:

Reply to #36  
Anonymous Says:

You empty good for nothing lowlife you do nothing but posting comments full of stupidity and fantasies and disgusting attacks with name callings and above all you have the chutzpah to mention the name of THE Godol Hador with such disrespect and regarding your comment this idiot became a baal tshuva and started his yiddishkeit in 770 obviously he left because one kookoo cannot stand another kookoo, comment #23 he wrote the correct version of his history, and again lubavitch is part of this tragedy

I didn't mention any gadol hador with disrespect, I fully respect Chabad! As for being a low life, no my degree would prove me otherwise. Your proof that you're not a lowlife projecting your problems onto others is..?

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 06:38 AM Eli Says:

Reply to #30  
I_Am_Me Says:

Excuse me, the animal was Satmar & took after Yoel Tietlbaum, not the Rebbe, but Satmar. Therefore, why are you blaming Chabad for the incorrect tietching by someone else? This animal converted because he went online (also against Satmar) met someone from UAE & began lambasting Israel (as he was taught to do by their mishgasin check out AlterG & Rebbe123) & through that became friends

Um, you completely misunderstood my comment. I'm not blaming Lubavitch for his action,m I'm blaming Lubavitch for being devoted to a sefer that as its centerpiece teaches that only Jews have souls and that whatever animating force the "goyim" have comes fom the "other side", i.e., the dark dide, the sitra achra, soton, etc.

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 09:57 AM NACHMAN Says:

Reply to #39  
Eli Says:

Um, you completely misunderstood my comment. I'm not blaming Lubavitch for his action,m I'm blaming Lubavitch for being devoted to a sefer that as its centerpiece teaches that only Jews have souls and that whatever animating force the "goyim" have comes fom the "other side", i.e., the dark dide, the sitra achra, soton, etc.

I suppose you have a problem with Am Yisroel being Am Hanivchar ???
If you learn Daf Yomi Do you have a problem with what we learnt yesterday by Rabi Aba int the name of R' Zeira if first generation are like angels we are like humans and if the first generation can be compared to hunmans we compared to them are like donkeys And Rabi Mana added that in that time they said we are like ordinary donkeys and can't be compared to the donkey of R Pinchas Ben Yair. The Genoro concludes with the Tzidkus of this donkey. Finnaly Eli, If you will learn the Tanya properly you will not have any questions that bother you and you will become an erliche Yid. Remember you are talking against the Alter Rebbe And a Posek.

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 11:22 AM Moishe Says:

Reply to #40  
NACHMAN Says:

I suppose you have a problem with Am Yisroel being Am Hanivchar ???
If you learn Daf Yomi Do you have a problem with what we learnt yesterday by Rabi Aba int the name of R' Zeira if first generation are like angels we are like humans and if the first generation can be compared to hunmans we compared to them are like donkeys And Rabi Mana added that in that time they said we are like ordinary donkeys and can't be compared to the donkey of R Pinchas Ben Yair. The Genoro concludes with the Tzidkus of this donkey. Finnaly Eli, If you will learn the Tanya properly you will not have any questions that bother you and you will become an erliche Yid. Remember you are talking against the Alter Rebbe And a Posek.

The Gemara you quoted does not refute what Eli said.
The Tanya is racist in the teaching that Jews are innately of a different and higher soul than Gentiles, an idea that the Rambam, for example, would have found repugnant.

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 12:54 PM Erlich Says:

Looking at the photo of this meshumad, with his once black hat and peyos, I know he wasn't Lubavitch. What Hasidic sect did he come from? Satmar, Bobov, Munkatch, Belzer?

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 02:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #38  
I_Am_Me Says:

I didn't mention any gadol hador with disrespect, I fully respect Chabad! As for being a low life, no my degree would prove me otherwise. Your proof that you're not a lowlife projecting your problems onto others is..?

Yes you did and it's the first time that you mention names of gedolim and specially the one you mentioned in your comment with chutzpah and chabad is not a godol it's a entity
And regarding your degree which WOULD PROVE well it proved aready the honorable degree as a top notch non-stop poster of comments and the leftover you could send to Turkey where there's a shortage in toilet paper

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 Nov 01, 2013 at 04:06 PM Its Amazing... Says:

Its amazing how some hating Jews will try to tie Chabad into everything, especially when Chabad has zero to do with that issue.

You saw something on a website, and so now you think you know Tanya? Your ignorance is now better than the medevial peoples who believe that Jews kill Christians for blood. Learn tanya and then go talk about tanya.

For the record, Chabad actually their children to have respect for non-Jews. Recently NY Times magazine had a story where a guy wanted to get a Jew to hug a non-Jew in a photo, with no luck until he came to Crown Heights and the first person he asked hugged and African American.

Get over your issues with chabad, get therapy. I hear Shofar in New Jersey provides therapy for troubled people.

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