PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man set off firecrackers outside a Passaic synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar."
A witness told police a car pulled in front of Ahavas Israel Synagogue on Saturday night, a man got out and lit the firecrackers while yelling the Arabic phrase for "God is great."
Detective Andy White tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1GZSDhI ) newspaper that police found the car and a bag of firecrackers in the trunk.
Police say 21-year-old Rizek Musheisen was charged with bias intimidation, possession of fireworks, harassment and criminal mischief.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com