SAN DIEGO man accused of threatening Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) via phone and email was under the influence of alcohol at the time, his lawyer said.
UT San Diego Hanif Mohebi, executive director of the council’s local chapter, said after the arraignment that he does not feel safe with the defendant out of jail. “He has terrorized our organization,” Mohebi said. “He has terrorized our staff and by extension our community.” (Awwww)
John David Weissinger, 53, faces felony charges of making a criminal threat and attempting to make a criminal threat, stemming from a call prosecutors said he made last month to the local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Kearny Mesa and an email found on his iPhone addressed to the council’s national office in Washington D.C.
Deputy District Attorney Oscar Garcia said Weissinger called the organization’s local office on Jan. 14, and left a derogatory, “profanity-laced” phone message that a receptionist listened to the next morning. In the message, the caller talked about the deadly shootings at France’s Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, saying what happened there would happen again.