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Behind the Scenes
with Michael Collins Piper
FBI Seizes Pro-Israel U.S. Terrorist;
Threatened Presbyterian Churches
ADL’s Hate Language
Evidently Inspired Anti-Christian Threats
By Michael Collins Piper
American supporter of Israel was recently taken into custody by
the FBI, accused of having threatened to launch a campaign of terrorist
attacks on Presbyterian Church congregations, accusing the church
of “anti-Israel and anti-Jewish attitudes.”
Jeffrey Winters, 25, of Queens, N.Y. — a longtime stronghold
of the violent terrorist Jewish Defense League (JDL) — is
accused of being the anti-Presbyterian bigot who sent a letter to
the national office of the Presbyterian Church USA last November
threatening to set Presbyterian churches afire during religious
services. His threats were an attempt to force the church to formally
reverse its stand in criticism of Israeli policies toward Christian
and Muslim Palestinian Arabs and to backtrack on its decision to
cease church investments in companies that do business with Israel.
Although the letter said, “I promise violence against Presbyterian
churches — They will go up in flames, bet your [expletive]
that’s a terrorist threat,” the authorities are only
charging the supporter of Israel with the interstate communication
of a threat to injure another person. Winters faces five years in
jail and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
Only a handful of American newspapers carried the first reports
about the threat against the Christian church. In their reports,
they were careful never to mention the fact that the letter writer
actually described his statements to be a “terrorist threat.”
American Free Press reported the story
Nov. 29, 2004.
The American media relishes any opportunity to hype up the fear
of terrorism and is constantly reporting how Jewish religious institutions
are increasing their security for fear of terrorism, but the story
of the terrorist threat against the Presbyterians was consigned
to the back pages, if published at all.
Likewise, the news about the FBI’s arrest of Winters, accusing
him of being the supporter of Israel who sent the threatening letter,
has received little attention in the American media, noted only
in a handful of Jewish community newspapers such as The
Washington Jewish Week and The Jewish
Week of New York.
The arrest was not even deemed newsworthy by Associated Press, which
supplies news to dailies across the country, The New
York Times or The Washington Post,
which compete for the title of “newspaper of record.”
The suppression of this story by the mainstream media is remarkable
considering that there are 11,200 Presbyterian congregations in
the United States and 2.4 million parishioners.
According to the Presbyterian Church national office, they received
a stream of such letters, although it is not known if Winters is
accused of having been responsible for all of them.
It is likely that Winters — if he is not simply one player
in a much bigger conspiracy — was inflamed to write the threatening
letter (assuming he is guilty) by provocative and hateful public
attacks on the Presbyterian Church by the Mossad-directed Anti-Defamation
League of B’nai B’rith, an illegal, unregistered agent
of a foreign government, that were not only loudly touted in Jewish
newspapers all over the United States and around the world, but
also in “news” articles in mainstream publications from
coast to coast.
Although the ADL officially distances itself from the rhetoric and
violence of groups such as the JDL, the late Jewish-American writer
Robert I. Friedman documented that a number of wealthy Americans
prominent in the Jewish community provided funding and direction
for the JDL and other violent Jewish “action” groups.
In addition, Friedman determined that the JDL also took orders directly
from high-level officials inside Israel’s intelligence service,
Illustration: Photographof ADL
Director Abe Foxman.
Caption: "INSTIGATED TERRORIST THREATS:
Immediately after Abe Foxman, (above) the outspoken and oftquoted
chief of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith,
issued several vicious public attacks on the Presbyterian
Church USA, a like-minded resident of Queens, New York, one
Jeffrey Winters, apparently began sending threat letters to
the church, if the FBI’s accusations against Winters
are to be believed. The FBI has charged Winters with this
crime. Whether other higher-ups are involved has not been
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