Pittsburgh synagogue shooting shows anti-Semitism in America need to not be ignored
Reportedly shouting 𠇊ll Jews must die,” a gunman killed 11 men and women and wounded six other individuals, such as 4 police officers, as a tragic and gruesome crime scene unfolded Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
FBI particular agent Bob Jones, who’s been with the FBI for 22 years, referred to as the scene of the anti-Semitic attacks at the Tree of Life Synagogue “the most horrific crime scene I have observed.”
Robert Bowers, 46, was arrested at the shooting scene after he was wounded and was charged Saturday evening with 29 criminal counts.
The attack illustrates the prevalence of anti-Semitism in our country.
Speaking to farmers in Indianapolis, President Trump known as for unity following the shooting and labeled the attack "pure evil, tough to think and frankly something that is unimaginable.” He denounced anti-Semitism unequivocally saying that “there need to be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in America.”
At a campaign rally in Illinois, the president addressed the attack and said that "the evil anti-Semitic attack is an assault on all of us.”  He also stated it has to be "confronted and condemned everywhere it rears it extremely ugly head.”
Violence in all types wants to be confronted and condemned. The issue is that for far as well extended, anti-Semitism has neither been confronted nor condemned. Alternatively it’s been ignored.
If absolutely nothing else, hopefully this harrowing, monstrous act against an innocent Jewish community opens our eyes as a nation to the reality that anti-Semitism is alive and well in America. We can no longer plead ignorance to its existence.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) promotes itself as an advocacy organization that monitors hate groups and extremists. Except the group is much more concerned with hate directed at Muslims than at Jews.
When it came to monitoring the extremism and hate that perpetrated more than 1,700 acts of anti-Semitism at American colleges and universities from 2015 to 2017 – crickets from the SPLC.
Likewise, there have been crickets from Democrats when Louis Farrakhan produced his most current pronouncement of anti-Semitism just final week, comparing Jews to termites.
Facebook took down video of Farrakhan saying: “So when they speak about Farrakhan, contact me a hater, call me anti-Semite. Stop it. I’m anti-Termite,” Twitter permitted the anti-Semitic comment to stand and continued giving it a platform.
Violence in all types requirements to be confronted and condemned. The issue is that for far as well extended, anti-Semitism has neither been confronted nor condemned. As an alternative it&rsquos been ignored.
If that’s not poor adequate no a single in the Democratic Party, nor a lot of of our major media personalities, felt it necessary to condemn Farrakhan’s hate speech.
The Democrats haven’t historically been lining up to stand in solidarity with Israel either. In 2015 when then-Home Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak just before Congress, 56 Democrats staged a boycott of his speech.
Among these turning their backs on the leader of one our closest allies were then-future Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.  then-future
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. likely future presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and other individuals.
It’s a single point to note a person’s controversial words and rhetoric, but boycotting Netanyahu’s address to Congress was an action. Actions, as we all know, speak louder than words words resonate, but actions resonate even a lot more deeply.
These are leaders of the Democratic Celebration, and they have a track record of not supporting Israel. America, we have a difficulty.
Initial lady Melania Trump tweeted: “My heart breaks over the news out of Pittsburgh. The violence wants to cease. May God bless, guide & unite the United States of America.”
Yes, we do need to have to unite – all races, religions and political persuasions. We all should come together and denounce all hate and violence, toward all groups of people. That involves Jews and that involves the Jewish state of Israel.
Hate has no location in our nation. It’s time we all condemn all of it, without prejudice, unequivocally in all types.
Published at Sun, 28 Oct 2018 08:00:54 +0000