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West Virginia Man Charged In Statue Of Liberty Bomb Threat Hoax

John Paul Smith is charged with conveying false and misleading information and hoaxes. (Credit: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)

John Paul Smith is charged with conveying false and misleading information and hoaxes. (Credit: Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office)

Another fake terrorist attack by a White Southerner attempting to fearmonger about Muslims and Islam.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A West Virginia man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly calling in a hoax threat to blow up the Statue of Liberty.

Jason Paul Smith, 42, of Harts, West Virginia, was arrested in Lubbock, Texas, authorities said. According to federal prosecutors, he made a call to 911 on April 24 using an iPad and a service that helps hearing-impaired people make phone calls. In the call, Smith identified himself as an “ISI terrorist” named “Abdul Yasin” and threatened that “we” are preparing to “blow up” the Statue of Liberty, prosecutors said.

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  • Reynardine

    I fear Tropical Storm Erika wiped out against an opposing front, hereinafter designated as Mechaniprude.

  • Reynardine

    We did sometimes wear straw or woven palm hats at the beach, but in general, they caused too much sweating.

  • Reynardine

    Ashley is actually a masculine name as well as a feminine one (as in Ashley Wilkes), so you’ve hedged your bets. So is Jocelyn. I took in a completely wild fuzzkitten whom I named Jocelyn, as it took three weeks before I could find out what it was.

  • Reynardine

    I am old enough to have worn them. It’s true that, having come to Florida when I was thirteen, I was not subjected to things like hats, gloves, girdles, or(except for *very* fawncy occasions) stockings and high-heeled shoes. The skirts were long enough to sit down in. Summer wear, as you can see from the picture, was quite cool, but bras were distressingly pointy. As for lipstick, it was quite bright- red, vermillion, or shocking pink — and had to be frequently applied, although in 1959, Helena Rubinstein came out with Doll Pink, a pastel.

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  • Otto

    I’m sure she’s as beautiful today as she was when this shot was taken.

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