Hours after the horror unfolded at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh when Robert Bowers walked in and murdered 11 worshippers on Saturday, US Muslims launched efforts to support the victims and the Jewish community of Pittsburgh.
Jewish leaders across South Florida on Sunday preached peace and kindness a day after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Federal prosecutors filed 29 charges against him on Saturday evening, 22 of which could result in him being sentenced to death.
"He was somebody that everybody liked, very dry sense of humour and recently had a grandson who loved him", Stein's nephew Steven Halle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Bowers brought three Glock handguns and an AR-15 assault rifle into the synagogue, all of which he used in the massacre, Williams said.
The gunman reportedly shouted antisemitic phrases during the shooting, which left 11 people dead and five injured, including four police officers. "But being here and having this enormous support from israel behind us gives us so much hope is like shining a light on the darkness", she said.
The other victims included 75-year-old Joyce Fienberg of Oakland, 65-year-old Richard Gottfried of Ross Township, 66-year-old Jerry Rabinowitz of Edgewood and 69-year-old Irving Younger of Mt. Washington. During the shooting, a bris ― a Jewish circumcision ceremony for an infant boy ― was reportedly taking place at the Tree of Life synagogue. "We should be working to eliminate irrational behavior and the empowerment of people who would seek to cause this type of carnage from continuing", Peduto said.
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Not long after, he referred to his 2016 opponent as "Crooked Hillary Clinton ", prompting a round of "Lock her up!" chants. The packages were respectively addressed to the residences of Mr Obama in Washington and Mrs Clinton in Chappaqua.
Hias stands for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which works to help resettle refugees in United States communities.
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Bowers was taken to a hospital where he was listed in fair condition with multiple gunshot wounds. He did not have a criminal record and was not known to police, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. "I just said 'text your friends about the event, ' and it just snowballed".
The pair exchanged gunfire, Jones said, and shooter re-entered the building before a SWAT team arrived.
Standing in the crowd, Rachael, 22 from Pittsburgh said "I think it's incredible they are supporting Pittsburgh".
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, told MPR News on Saturday that while the attack happened hundreds of miles from Minnesota, it hits close to home in the state's Jewish community. "People need to talk and not be aggressive", she said. "It's not easy being away but I was a big part of the Jewish community there, I worked at Jewish day camps and I know people at the JCC and they opened it and provided grief counselors - they're doing what they can in a time of tragedy".