April 27, 2019
Looks like someone else just couldn’t take it anymore.
A 19-year-old man was in custody after a shooting at a synagogue in the California city of Poway left at least one person dead and several others wounded, Mayor Steve Vaus said Saturday.
The shooting, which Vaus described as a possible hate crime, occurred at Congregation Chabad on the last day of Passover.
President Donald Trump, speaking outside the White House Saturday, told reporters, “At this moment it looks like a hate crime, but, my deepest sympathies to all of those affected and we’ll get to the bottom of it.”
The Palomar Medical Center Poway received four patients from the shooting, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
One of the patients, an older female, died there, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said. The three others — a girl and two men — were in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
Vaus said he considered it a hate crime “because of statements that were made when the shooter entered.”
I was definitely a “hate crime,” insofar as that term means anything.
The mayor said the congregation was targeted by “someone with hate in their heart … towards our Jewish community and that just will not stand.” The congregation “took security very seriously,” he said.
“I also understand from folks on the scene that this shooter was engaged by people in the congregation and those brave people certainly prevented this from being a much worse tragedy,” Vaus told CNN.
Gore told reporters that the gunman was armed with an “AR-type assault weapon.”
The suspect fled the scene and called 911 to say he was involved and give his location, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said. A San Diego K-9 officer arrived and the shooter surrendered without incident, he said.
Gore said the suspect was being interviewed by detectives and the FBI. He said investigators were looking over his social media posts and an “open letter” he wrote “to determine the legitimacy of it and exactly how it plays into the investigation.”
The sheriff refused comment on a motive.
“I want you to know this is not Poway,” Vaus told reporters.
Congregation member Minoo Anvari, who said her husband witnessed the shooting, said the rabbi called for unity and prayed for peace even after getting shot.
It is looking like peace is not one of the options Yahweh is providing, rabbi.
“Rabbi said, ‘We are united,'” said Anvari, a refugee from Iran.
“This is something bad (that) is happening all over. And we have to believe that this bad thing is real and we don’t have to ignore it. We have to open our eyes. He prayed for peace. I respect him — even in spite of being injured he refused to go to hospital and he spoke. And he finished his speech and he then left the synagogue.”
Anvari said her husband told her the shooter was screaming and cursing when he opened fire.
A witness told CNN affiliate KGTV there were six or seven shots followed by screams and then another volley of shots. The witness said the wounded rabbi tried to calm the gunman and members of the congregation.
Passover, one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year, ends Saturday.
The incident comes months six months to the day after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
I’m against violence and so on, and it is sad to see a kid of 19 throw his life away.
But what are we to expect is going to happen?
These Jews have flooded our countries with the worst filth on earth. They have destroyed our families with divorce. They have turned our women into useless whores. They have promoted child trannies. They have destroyed our religion. They have told us we are evil for even existing.
All of this amounts to an open genocide. It isn’t even secret or ambiguous. They are attempting to wipe the White Christian Man off the face of the earth.
And then, as a final blow, they’ve effectively outlawed complaining about it, after having engaged in a systematic censorship of anyone who even mentions what they are doing.
So don’t anyone tell me they’re “shocked” by this. Because what is shocking is that it isn’t happening every single day.
And there will be a time when it does happen every single day. It isn’t avoidable. What Jews are doing can’t have no reaction from the people they are doing it to, no matter how many times I say “don’t throw your life away.”
We are in the early days of what is going to be a very long war.
And the important thing to understand is that there is nothing else that could have happened. There is no way that the behavior of the Jews could result in anything other than a response.