Vigil held in Vancouver for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Vigil held in Vancouver for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Vigil held in Vancouver for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf joins Pittsburgh in mourning after tragic shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Cecil, 59, and David, 54, were proud congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue, attending services every Saturday without fail.

The massacre came at a time of increasing anti-Semitism in the U.S. Earlier this year, the Anti-Defamation League reported a almost 60 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 - the largest single-year increase since the ADL began its tracking almost three decades ago. He was taken into custody and transferred to hospital before being charged with 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder and 11 counts of obstructing the exercise of religion resulting in death. I think it's really hard to have those conversations with people because, on the one hand, yes it's true there is a group that is the cause of all of our problems, so that part is true.

HIAS is the acronym for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. A quote atop the Bowers page said "jews are the children of satan", according to screenshots of the now-suspended account released by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist movements. You like to bring in hostile invaders to dwell among us? "They believe Jews are pulling the strings behind bad things happening in this country".

President Donald Trump on Saturday solemnly denounced the attack, saying, "The scourge of anti-Semitism cannot be ignored, cannot be tolerated and cannot be allowed to continue".

Michael Eisenberg, the immediate past president of the Tree of Life, said synagogue officials had not gotten any threats that he knew of before the shooting.

Bowers faces 29 federal counts, including weapons offenses and hate crimes.

Law enforcement officers secure the scene where multiple people were shot, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

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The building was raided by authorities Saturday night, forcing other residents to evacuate amid fears Bower's unit may be rigged with explosives.

He said that he would not normally carry his cellphone on Sabbath, but in August he took a course with a community security adviser who convinced him to carry his phone even on that holy day.

According to former neighbors from when Bowers lived at a previous address, he had worked as a trucker, kept to himself, and would sometimes stay at home for days at a stretch.

"At least this family does not want to meet with him", Bill Cartiff, who was mourning with the family of victim Melvin Wax, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"The embassy expresses its honest condolences to the American people and to families of victims of the violent incident at a synagogue in Pittsburgh today", wrote the Saudi embassy in a statement. He also professed his love for his "family" of Glock pistols in a post on Gab, where he outlined their technical characteristics.

Yelling "all Jews must die", Bowers allegedly entered the house of worship with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and three hand guns, shooting at the congregation.

Bowers, who underwent surgery and remained hospitalized, is scheduled to appear in court Monday. Officials said he had been operated on, and was in a stable condition. And then I said to myself, I remembered Dick Russell, a friend of mine, great guy, he headed up the New York Stock Exchange on September 11th, and the New York Stock Exchange was open the following day.

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