Kaptur statement on FBI arrests preventing potential terrorist attacks in Ohio

December 10, 2018
Press Release

Toledo, Ohio – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), released the following statement after news the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made two arrests involving potential terrorist activity in Northwest Ohio, including one potential attack on a Toledo synagogue.

“I salute the FBI, the Toledo Police Department and our local law enforcement who fulfilled their sworn duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution and defend Americans from enemies both foreign and domestic,” said Kaptur. “Though some would politicize the FBI’s work, its noble motto of ‘Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity’ was on full display in Ohio today. A grateful region along with all liberty-loving citizens thank these brave men and women for their service in keeping us safe.”

“Our community and nation cannot tolerate hate in any form. Hate destroys. It is un-American and indeed our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and association. It imposes no mandated worship and that brilliant idea has helped preserve our Union to date. We must remain dedicated as defenders of liberty and be ever diligent to stamping out hate and bigotry wherever we see it,” Kaptur concluded. 

Read the details of the arrests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio here and here.