Plans to Attack Florida Islamic Centers Uncovered

August 24, 2002

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On August 24, 2002 the St. Petersburg Times reported on the arrest of Robert Jay Goldstein, a 37-year-old podiatrist from Seminole, Florida who was "charged with possessing illegal bombs and attempting to damage Islamic centers... [He] had compiled a list of 50 Islamic centers and mosques in the Tampa Bay area and Florida, federal authorities said Friday... Goldstein was charged with possessing 20 illegal bombs and attempting to damage and destroy Islamic centers and mosques... Jack Grayson... the owner of the strip center where Goldstein operated Seminole Podiatry Center for nine years... says about a year ago Kristi Goldstein told him her husband was no longer a practicing Jew. Grayson says he remembers Goldstein wearing a cross when he dropped off his rent check."