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  • Teen Arrested For "Terror Threat" at Apple Store


    According to a report in The New York Post, a New York teenager has been charged with threatening to blow up an Apple computer store in a deadly suicide bombing. The "threat" was typed in a Stickies note on the screen of one of the display computers in the store. The young man said the note was a joke, but authorities are taking it seriously... and he may be sentenced with up to seven years in jail if he is convicted of the crime.

    Jason Barry, age 17, went to the Apple Store in the Staten Island Mall on Monday and typed a note on a display computer that was either a stupid, insensitive prank or a chilling threat. Barry told police it was a joke when he wrote "I have threatened your store and all its employees with a bloody death" and that "the innocent citizens that walk in will be eliminated." The authorities say it was a serious threat that they could not ignore.

    "Although this defendant claims he was joking, a letter threatening to inflict ‘a bloody death …’ is no joking matter," said Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan. "There are serious consequences for this type of reckless behavior. In the post-9/11 world, especially in light of recent terrorist plots against our country, behavior of this type must be taken seriously."

    The note was left on the Mac's screen, and authorities were notified upon its discovery. Witnesses who were in the Apple store at the time identified Barry as the note's author, according to the district attorney's office. Barry was arrested at home soon after, and was arraigned in Staten Island Criminal Court on the charge of making a terroristic threat - a felony offense which carries a potential jail sentence of up to seven years.

    Barry signed the note with the name of the father of one of his friends who was with him at the store. His parents posted his bail on Wednesday afternoon.

    image via Gizmodo Australia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Teen Arrested For "Terror Threat" at Apple Store started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 93 Comments
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      Creasy not all Muslims are terrorist. Wow stop. The real Muslims aren't al qeida or the taliban. All real Muslims are against them and I can tell uthat Muslims don't want destruction to the west and Israel and ahmedinajad never said that he wanted to wipe israel off the map soooo stop it. Ok
      nicely said.
      and as i am Half muslim (other half italian catholic)
      all i got to say is TAREK u are a discrase to muslims.
      like please leave.

      Also, my Mom is lebanese,(the country Israel has been trying to take over for many many years) well that being said, i have many israeli friends, and i dont hate them. There are the certain people that i dislikes. The israeli government is just garbage. but other then that, i have no hate towards israelis.

      So please stop, and i hate how all this media changes the image of a true muslim. Alqaeda ARENT MUSLIMS. I HOPE EVERY ONE OF THEM BURNS IN HELL (bottom of my heart) they are the true terrorists destroying the images of muslims and arabs. Just like tarek over here and his retarded comments.

      Yea, you cant deny...if youre NOT BRAINWASHED by the MEDIA, then yes, whats happening in israe....i mean Palestine is just heart breaking. Kids dieing everyday, innocent children, women, old men, being killed by the army for a crime of living on their LAND. If you know your facts, then you should know "ISRAEL" BELONGS to the palestinians, and that the israeli people are a people without land. that being said why cant they living together in peace? and israelshould stop with this REAL terrorism.

      anywayyyyyyyyyyssssssssss wat was this thread about again?

      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Here is a fun fact, 90% of muslims are innocent law abiding citizens, but 100% of terrorists are muslims.
      wow thats just disgusting buddy.
      what did you pull this up from your A**?

      seriously.
      North Korea? oh and Israel?
      they all have their share of terrorism.
      but what does Israel has that no one does?

      THE MEDIA!! so while they(5% of israeli maybe) commit their terrorism in palestine, the media changes all around.

      but wow
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      Creasy not all Muslims are terrorist. Wow stop. The real Muslims aren't al qeida or the taliban. All real Muslims are against them and I can tell uthat Muslims don't want destruction to the west and Israel and ahmedinajad never said that he wanted to wipe israel off the map soooo stop it. Ok
      Dude i wasn't talking about anyone except Tarekk or what ever the hell his name is. I have some very close friends that are muslim, and they are wonderful people. I never posted or implied that all muslims are terrorists, but i do agree with melech that all terrorists are muslim. But terrorists do ur religion a great disservice, just like the crusades did/do my faith a great disservice...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Go check out the [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel"]History of Israel from Wikepedia[/ame]

      Early roots
      Further information: History of ancient Israel and Judah


      Masada
      The Land of Israel, known in Hebrew as Eretz Yisrael, has been sacred to the Jewish people since Biblical times. According to the Torah, the Land of Israel was promised to the three Patriarchs of the Jewish people, by God, as their homeland;[26][27] scholars have placed this period in the early 2nd millennium BCE.[28] According to the traditional view, around the 11th century BCE, the first of a series of Israelite kingdoms and states established rule over the region; these Israelite kingdoms and states ruled intermittently for the following one thousand years.[29] The sites holiest to Judaism are located within Israel.
      Between the time of the Israelite kingdoms and the 7th-century Muslim conquests, the Land of Israel fell under Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Sassanian, and Byzantine rule.[30] Jewish presence in the region dwindled after the failure of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE.[citation needed] In 628/9, the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius conducted a massacre and expulsion of the Jews, at which point the Jewish population probably reached its lowest point. Nevertheless, a continuous Jewish presence in the Land of Israel remained.
      Although the main Jewish population shifted from the Judea region to the Galilee,[31] the Mishnah and part of the Talmud, among Judaism's most important religious texts, were composed in Israel during this period.[32] The Land of Israel was captured from the Byzantine Empire around 636 CE during the initial Muslim conquests. Control of the region transferred between the Umayyads,[33] Abbasids,[34] and Crusaders over the next six centuries, before falling in the hands of the Mamluk Sultanate, in 1260. In 1516, the Land of Israel became a part of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled the region until the 20th century.[35]
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post



      wow thats just disgusting buddy.
      what did you pull this up from your A**?

      seriously.
      North Korea? oh and Israel?
      they all have their share of terrorism.
      but what does Israel has that no one does?

      THE MEDIA!! so while they(5% of israeli maybe) commit their terrorism in palestine, the media changes all around.

      but wow
      It actually came from the Associated Press in an article about a month ago I stumbled upon while googling during the debate on this thread. Relax....
      Show some maturity and keep this civil, just like I have through the disgusting comments made.

      I am very careful with my words, I have family and friends from all parts of the world, faiths, and religions. I said Muslims are innocent people...pause...but all of the terrorists just happen to be muslim. You are looking at it backwards and getting offended for no reason. So again, I ask you to keep this a friendly debate and to please remain calm.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Thx raptors and well the ap wants to make all Muslims look bad
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      Thx raptors and well the ap wants to make all Muslims look bad
      Again, you are reading the quote backwards. It states that the muslim people are innocent law abiding people who would never commit a crime. Then it says that all of the terrorists organizations just happen to be of the Muslim faith, which make up a very small percentage of Muslims.

      That is just like saying all Rabbis are Jewish, but not all Jews are Rabbis.

      All judges are lawyers, but not all lawyers are judges.

      All football players are men, but not all men are football players.

      All terrorists are muslim, but not all muslims are terrorists.

      I am failing to see how you cannot distinguish the meaning of that quote.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Again, you are reading the quote backwards. It states that the muslim people are innocent law abiding people who would never commit a crime. Then it says that all of the terrorists organizations just happen to be of the Muslim faith, which make up a very small percentage of Muslims.
      That's simply not true though.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Yup
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Ok, this is not worth fighting over. Lets keep this friendly. But just to amuse me, can you name terrorist organizations of other religions? I am not saying there aren't, but I would like to cover all aspects of this debate rather than "Yes" and "No" and "Right" and "Wrong"
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Ok, this is not worth fighting over. Lets keep this friendly. But just to amuse me, can you name terrorist organizations of other religions? I am not saying there aren't, but I would like to cover all aspects of this debate rather than "Yes" and "No" and "Right" and "Wrong"
      lol why dont ya just google it, im sure you'll find 100s.
      or better yet. See the "designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations List"
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      This thread is done, you guys ruined it. Expect some warnings...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      It lasted almost up to 100 posts before closing, amazing.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      It lasted almost up to 100 posts before closing, amazing.
      I thought this could end up civil, which it actually did. Still cant believe one post turned this whole thread into a train wreck...
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      It lasted almost up to 100 posts before closing, amazing.
      Yea just amazing......