‘It’s a very bad day for America’

Alleged gunman’s anti-Semitic views revealed in social media posts
by Eileen AJ Connelly
October 27, 2018

The man authorities believe killed 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue had a history of posting racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Semitic rants — and broadcast his violent intentions Saturday shortly before entering the house of worship with guns blazing. In a post on the Twitter-like social media platform called Gab, Robert Bowers ranted about the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a non-profit that helps resettle immigrants and refugees…He was equally critical of President Donald Trump, who he said was “a globalist, not a nationalist,” and was controlled by Jews…“For the record I did not vote for him, nor have I owned, worn or even touched a MAGA hat.” READ MORE

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Chicago Jewish community reacts to Saturday’s fatal shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue: ‘It’s a very bad day for America’ Though they live more than 450 miles away from the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 were fatally shot and six others wounded Saturday, some members of Chicago’s Jewish community, galvanized by the tragedy, said they will be working with law enforcement to further fortify area synagogues. “It’s not a good day,” said Steven Nasatir, president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. “It’s a very bad day for America.”

HEAVY Robert Bowers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Robert Bowers yelled “all Jews must die” as he entered the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where he fatally shot multiple people in an anti-Semitic massacre Saturday morning, witnesses say. The horror unfolded in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the city. There were close to 100 people inside of the synagogue at the time of the attack. Bowers, a 46-year-old resident of Pittsburgh, was arrested at the scene.

StandWithUs Horrified at the Worst Attack Against Jews in U.S. History The anti-Semitism that struck Pittsburgh today isn’t a Jewish problem. Anti-Semitism is everyone’s problem. The war that starts against the Jews doesn’t end with the Jews.  Anti-Semitic incidents have increased almost 100% in 2017 and have spiked even higher the past few weeks.  Anti-Semitic acts that take place on campuses or on the internet should be stopped in their tracks and should be everyone’s concern.

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