A Muslim man in Miami, Diego Chaar, was walking past a synagogue and yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and then threatened to behead the Jews there, according to the Rabbi of this synagogue:
CBS MIAMI – Members of a Miami Beach synagogue are on edge after a man was allegedly arrested for yelling threatening comments.
Diego Chaar was arrested and faces charges of assault and stalking.
According to a police report, two members of the Ohev Shalom Congregation on Bonita Drive were standing outside the Miami Beach synagogue Saturday night when Chaar and another man walked by.
The report says the man shouted “Allah Akbar” at least twice, and once said “We will cut your heads off.”
“That’s called assault. Threatening to kill,” said Rabbi Phineas Webberman. “His attitude was that this is his religious responsibility of carrying out killing infidels.”
The men say they feared for their safety and immediately called 911.
Of course Chaar claims he only yelled Allahu Akbar but didn’t threaten the Rabbi, saying he was actually trying to convert them to Islam because he cares:
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Local 10 News reporter Roger Lohse spoke to Chaar, who admitted saying “Allahu akbar” but said he never threatened anyone.
“This is not a hate crime,” Chaar said. “This has nothing to do with them being Jewish. I just want to help them find peace within themselves.”
Chaar said he converted to Islam three years ago while serving time in prison on drug charges.
“Christians say ‘Jesus saves’ all day, every day,” Chaar said. “I was a Christian before until I converted. I’m trying to convert these people, but they seem scared. They want to be scared. They want to call the police.”
Chaar said the allegations that he threatened them are a lie.
“There’s no proof I said I was going to cut their heads off,” Chaar said.
Lohse asked Chaar why he would scream “Allahu akbar” in the first place.
“Because I don’t want them to burn in eternal hell forever,” Chaar said. “I want to help. They’re good people.”
Chaar said he isn’t a threat.
I wasn’t there but my spidey sense is telling me that he’s lying. After all, he’s already been to prison once and I’m sure he doesn’t want to return.