Leboon identifies himself as a Shi’ite Muslim — and certainly his vicious antisemitism is in keeping with Islamic attitudes toward Jews (cf. Qur’an 5:82, 5:59-60, etc.). “Phila. man charged with threatening GOP’s No2 in Congress,” by Joseph A. Slobodzian for the Philadelphia Inquirer, March 29 (thanks to Pamela):
A Northeast Philadelphia man has been charged with threatening the life of a Virginia Congressman and his family in an Internet video studded with Old Testament references and referring to the “final Yom Kippur.”
Norman Leboon, 38, of the 1600 block of Benner Street in Mayfair, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia with two counts involving threats against U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.), the Republican House whip.
Leboon was arrested Saturday by the FBI, three days after his YouTube video was seen by someone in San Francisco and reported to the FBI….
But of course, he is crazy — a claim that would be more convincing if it weren’t trotted out virtually every time a Muslim commits a jihad attack:
Reed said Leboon had a history of mental illness and that he would undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
In his YouTube video, Leboon referred to himself as the “son of the God of Enoch,” an apparent reference to the character from the biblical Book of Genesis who was the son of Cain and the father of Methusulah.
Referring to the Jewish holy day of atonement, Leboon’s video warned Cantor: “Remember, Eric . . . our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given.” The video then refers to Cantor as “Lucifer, you’re a pig . . . you’re an abomination.”
Leboon has one prior arrest, an open case in Philadelphia charging him with terroristic threats, assault and recklessly endangering another person….