US Muslims Raise Large Amounts of Money for Synagogue Shooting Victims

Geraldine Edwards
October 29, 2018

Nine of the victims were 65 or older.

We stand with the victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, we stand with the African-American victims of the Kroger shooting in Kentucky last week, we stand with the victims of the white-supremacist shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, with the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, and beyond.

A Pittsburgh police officer says in the warrant that Bowers was being treated for his injuries when he said Jews were "committing genocide to his people".

A crowd gathers for a candlelight vigil in Saturday night in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He said he planned to travel to Pittsburgh, but offered no details.

"It's a tight-knit community, everyone knows everyone", said Adam Hertzman, the federation's marketing director.

"There's a tight-knit community that has supported the Rabinowitz family and we will continue to support the Rabinowitz family", he said. "We will not try to rationalize irrational behavior. We will work to eradicate it".

President Donald Trump said the outcome might have been different if the synagogue "had some kind of protection" from an armed guard, while Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, up for re-election, noted that once again "dangerous weapons are putting our citizens in harm's way".

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In a press conference, an official said there were multiple causalities inside, including three officers who have been shot. Eisenberg told CNN he was heading to the synagogue, a block away from his home, when he learned of the shootings.

The social media site said the alleged shooter had a profile on its website, which is popular with far-right extremists.

They ranged in age from 54 to 97, said Karl Williams, the county medical examiner.

They were remembered as accomplished members of the community.

"I looked up and there were all these dead bodies", said Charny, a retired psychiatrist who has attended services at Tree of Life since 1955.

"This evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity", he tweeted.

Mayor Bill Peduto called the attack "the darkest day in Pittsburgh's history". "This time it was us, but we can't tolerate hate in our country here, or anywhere".

Bowers, who underwent surgery and remained hospitalized, is scheduled for a court appearance Monday.

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The suspected gunman in the shooting, Robert Browers, has been charged with obstructing the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death. Two other women, 75 and 97, also died.

The pair exchanged gunfire, Jones said, and Bowers reentered the building before a SWAT team arrived. Late Sunday, one had been released, one was being considered for release and two others required longer treatment.

"We would hope and we should all demand that those in elected office won't just, you know, give platitudes after the fact", Greenblatt said.

They also are investigating his cyberactivities.

Bowers lived in the Baldwin Borough suburb of Pittsburgh, less than half an hour's drive south of the Tree of Life synagogue.

"I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered", Bowers allegedly wrote before the shooting. "Screw your optics, I'm going in". Bowers surrendered and was taken to a hospital where he was listed in fair condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

He said he believed Mr Bowers was acting alone, adding: "We have no knowledge that he was known to law enforcement before today".

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