Pittsburgh Gunman Who Killed 11 Spoke Of "Genocide, Desire To Kill Jews"

Spectators stand during a moment of silence for the victims of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue before the Vancouver Canucks and the Pittsburgh Penguins play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver British Columbia Saturday Oct. 27 2018. (Darryl Dyck  The

Pittsburgh mayor opposes Trump's call to arm synagogues

[He] is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill.

The "Muslims Unite for Pittsburgh Synagogue" campaign, hosted by the Muslim crowdfunding site LaunchGood, aimed to raise funds to support the shooting victims with funeral expenses and medical bills.

"The best thing we can do, no matter what age we are, is to go about living our lives proudly as Jews, and the essence of that is connecting to community", Jacobs said.

Calling the shooting an "evil anti-Semitic attack", Trump ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the U.S. to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims.

"We've seen a marked uptick in anti-Semitic harassment of political figures and other individuals simply based on their faith", Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive and director of the ADL, said on NBC's Meet the Press.

"Honestly I think this president's whole modus operandi is to divide us". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.


Trump told reporters the killings might have been prevented if there had been an armed guard at the temple.

Federal authorities said Sunday that the 11 bodies were found in various places across three floors in the Tree of Life Synagogue, where three separate congregations were holding services at the time of the attack. The youngest of the victims was Cecil's brother David Rosenthal, 54, who also had an intellectual disability. He described the 66-year-old as a "beloved family physician".

Her mother lives close to the synagogue but fortunately was not in the immediate vicinity at the time of the attack.

The gunman reportedly shouted antisemitic phrases during the shooting, which left 11 people dead and five injured, including four police officers.

The pair exchanged gunfire, Jones said, and shooter re-entered the building before a SWAT team arrived.

Bowers has been arrested and is being treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital.

News of the attack spread quickly through the surrounding neighborhood.


German leaders are mourning the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and stressing the need to push back against anti-Semitism.

"Everybody loved him, there wasn't one person that didn't like him in the community", Halle said.

The Department of Justice charged the suspect with 11 counts of criminal homicide, and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation. Bowers' virulent anti-Semitic views were evident in prolific online postings.

Bowers, who is a registered voter with "no affiliation" in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, took aim in one post at US President Donald Trump, accusing him of being a "globalist" who did nothing to stop the "infestation" of the United States by Jews.

"I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered", Bowers allegedly wrote before the shooting.

Daniel Stein was named as a victim of the shooting.


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