That all three accused men are Jewish “makes it all the more problematic…” in response to article: 3 charged in Pikesville vandalism
It appears more likely that they were attempting to redirect hate away from Jewish people and Israel and send it toward those who would use swastikas or have a history of being anti-Semitic. These are criminals who were caught in the act of vandalism and inciting hatred; and had they not been caught, there would have been a greater dissent towards Muslims, Arabs and whites.
If they were as the rabbi suggested, self-hating Jews, it would have been logical for them to do something to hurt themselves. They stood a lot to gain if they did not get caught.