Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Grateful Terrorist (NYC)

The Yeshiva World [Brooklyn, NY]
2 January 2009

UPDATED - ALERT - Frightening Text Messages Being Forwarded Around NY Jews

With the situation in Gaza deteriorating by the day, and anti-semitism rampant around the world, thousands of NY Jews were frightened upon receiving the following text message which has been going around on Friday afternoon:

"A Jewish woman gave a tip to a Muslim taxi driver and out of appreciation he warned her not to go to Manhattan next week Wednesday." [...]
The Yeshiva World [Brooklyn, NY]
YWN Coffee Room
Text Message Warning

New York Daily News
7 January 2009

Terror threat just a terrible hoax, says NYPD

BY Matthew Lysiak and Simone Weichselbaum

A chilling terror warning spreading across the U.S. and Israel is a hoax, NYPD officials said yesterday.

The threat, which has popped up on forwarded e-mails and blog posts across the world, warns of an attack in New York today.

It says the warning originated with a Muslim cab driver who told a Jewish woman he picked up of a Jan. 7 plot. [...]