Saudi who stole NJ school bus had journals threatening Jihad

Saudi who stole NJ school bus had journals threatening Jihad

🔵 Before Bader Alzahrani stole a Livingston public school bus, he broke into a home across the street from the bus lot, officials say🔵 Investigators found a backpack containing several journals containing threatening sentences written in English and Arabic. in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

The 22-year-old Saudi national accused of stealing a school bus in Livingston also broke into a home where he left behind journals threatening “Jihad” against Jews, law enforcement and others.

Bader Alzahrani was charged with stealing a school bus from the parking lot on Hillside Avenue in Livingston on Jan. 17. He made his first appearance before a federal judge in Newark on Monday.

Before the bus was found two days later in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, several North Jersey school districts issued warnings urging parents to make sure it was the right driver and bus picking up their children. Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz said it was because of “concerning leads” in the case.

Threats in English and Arabic

The complaint in the cases revealed that police found a backpack in a house across the street from the school bus parking lot with Alzahrani’s name, a passport and several journals about Jihad, which authorities defined as a “struggle or struggle against the enemies of Islam.”

The journals included several threatening sentences written in both English and Arabic, including:

🔴 “This is a war, and there will be losses and collateral losses”

🔴 God I am ready for your orders. I want to live the rest of my life to serve you and the religion.”

🔴 “Jews control everything”

🔴 “F–k you privileged white”

🔴 “Blood, blood, destruction, destruction. Allah”

Alzahrani is charged with one count of receiving a stolen vehicle and one count of transporting a stolen vehicle. Marshuetz said earlier that Alzahrani apparently worked alone.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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