Chabad rabbi and multi-millionaire Joseph Gutnick, the man behind the "Bibi is good for the Jews" campaign, was the target of another Islamic terror plot. The first, some years ago, was linked to Al Qaida. This newest plot is linked to an Al Qaida offshot. The Australian Jewish News reports:
PROMINENT Melbourne Chabad identity Rabbi Joseph Gutnick has been named for the second time as the target of a terrorist assassination plot.
A French court last week heard that Rabbi Gutnick’s name was listed in a notebook filled with coded messages belonging to terror suspect Willie Brigitte.
The court heard that the notebook, found in Brigitte’s home in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba, also contained the names of Jemaah Islamiah spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir and Jack Roche, who is serving a nine-year jail sentence for conspiring to blow up the Israeli embassy in Canberra.
But Rabbi Gutnick vowed he would not allow the latest revelations to affect his lifestyle, and said he had no immediate plans to increase his personal security. “I’m not going to allow individuals like these two to dictate my life,” Rabbi Gutnick told the AJN from New York this week.
“We can’t have these individuals telling us what we should do and what we shouldn’t do,” he said.
“It is concerning that my name has been brought up again by unsavoury individuals it’s not a pleasant thing to know that you’re on such a list. But we move forward and do what we can in regards to security and get on with our lives.”
Roche said in his 2004 trial that Rabbi Gutnick was the target of an al-Qaeda plot to attack Jewish interests in Australia. Rabbi Gutnick said he was in regular contact with national security agencies, including ASIO, and federal and state police, whom he praised for their vigilance in monitoring potential security threats.…