This appeared to be "ripped from the headlines" from the "Koran flushing" story that Newsweek faked up.
The episode was full of "scheming Jew" archetypes, McCoy self-rightousness, and acts by the police that wouldn't be out of place in Saudi Arabia.
Law and Order's run has been full of "Crazed Christian zealots", now we get the obligatory "Crazed Jewish zealot". I'm still waiting for the Muslim terrorist that actually turns out to be a terrorist.
Keep going this way, writers, and you'll manage to kill a successful series.