A divorced couple from Riverhead have been charged with emailing terroristic threats to an East Hampton synagogue, East Hampton Village police said.(Turkish immigrants) Asli Dincer, 44, and her ex-husband Melih Dincer, 31, sent three emails to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in May and June, saying there would be an explosion at the synagogue during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, East Hampton Village Det. Sgt. Matt Bennett said.
Their defense, which has been entirely picked up by some media outlets eager to dodge any link between Islam and terrorism, is that they were trying to get someone else in trouble.