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BuzzFeed News is under fire for publishing an outrageous article that claimed conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro – along with FOX News and Breitbart – radicalized a white nationalist who pleaded guilty to defacing a synagogue in Carmel, Indiana with Nazi symbolism.

Nolan Brewer, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison on May 22. Brewer and his 17-year-old wife spray painted Nazi flags and iron crosses on the property and a lit some ground on fire. Investigators also discovered plans to firebomb the synagogue and the home of Rabbi Ben Sendrow. 

BuzzFeed News published an article days later in which Nolan’s defense attorneys blamed his teenage wife on radicalizing her husband.

“According to Nolan, she began with rightwing yet mainstream views such as those presented on Fox News. She then moved on to writing by Ben Shapiro and articles on Breitbart News which bridged the gap to the notorious white supremacist and anti-Semititc [sic] propaganda site Stormfront,” Nolan’s defense stated.

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Rabbi Ben Sendrow, Rabbi of the Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel, Indiana Tuesday about the article in BuzzFeed and additional details about Nolan Brewer’s intentions to carry out further attacks.

Click the link below to hear Tony’s full interview with Rabbi Ben Sendrow.