A man, whose parents immigrated to the U.S from Jordan, was charged with vandalizing a Wisconsin synagogue as part of his role in a Neo-Nazi gang reports Ynet.
Yousef O. Barasneh, 22, of Oak Creek, Wis., conspired with other Base members in September to vandalize property owned by minorities and Jews, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said. Barasneh was charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to violate citizens’ rights to use property free from threats and intimidation, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 241.
The complaint alleges that Barasneh is a member of “The Base,” a neo-Nazi, racially motivated extremist group. According to the DOJ report, between September 15, 2019, and September 23, 2019, he conspired with other Base members to vandalize minority-owned property, including property used by Jewish citizens. As part of this conspiracy, Barasneh vandalized the Beth Israeli Sinai Congregation in Racine, Wisconsin, by spray-painting swastikas, the symbol for The Base, and anti-Semitic words on the exterior of the synagogue. If convicted of the charge, Barasneh faces up to ten years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
Below is a news video reporting on the vandalism of the Beth Israel Sinai Congregation:
Yousef’s father, Omar Barasneh, can be seen praying on the Temple Mount in a photo montage on Facebook: