Two types of people plot attacks against Jewish synagogues and community centers: Nazis and Muslims.
In 1999, Buford O. Furrow, a white supremacist, opened fire at a Jewish Community Center in the Los Angeles area. He wounded three little boys, their teenage female counselor and an elderly female receptionist. He told the FBI that he wanted this to be “a wake-up call to America to kill Jews.”
While Furrow was carrying out his attack, President William Jefferson Clinton was in the White House.
In 2000, Ali Hassan Abu Kamal and Mazin Assi attempted to firebomb a synagogue in New York.
“A bias-motivated attempt to firebomb a synagogue?” the New York Times wondered. “Or a misguided message critical of Israeli policies against Palestinians?”