I just had a look at the website of the Pittsburgh “Tree of Life” synagogue that Robert Bowers shot up.
In other words, the outlook of their rabbis is identical to that of Julia Ioffe, who condemns Trumpists as anti-Semitic nationalists for their anti-immigration stances after having spent her student years apologizing for the Israeli wall as VP of Princeton’s Israel Public Affairs Committee.
This is obviously not an exculpation of the terrorist.
However, it does illustrate where people like him are coming from. For instance, in one of his last Gab messages, he specifically cited the role of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in “[bringing] invaders that kill our people.” Originally set up to help Jews emigrate to the US, it has since branched out into generalized #RefugeesWelcome, with headlines such as “1,500+ Rabbis Urge U.S. to Keep Doors Open for Refugees” appearing on their website.
To solve problems, one needs to understand where they’re coming from. Since there are always going to be loons, this is primarily an immigration and a guns problem.
The Democrats need to stop their sabotage and let Trump build that wall, so that people like Bowers feel that they are living in their own country and don’t blindly strike out at perceived foreign agents.
The guns problem is a tricker one. While Trump has suggested the synagogue should have had armed guards, providing them for every place of worship sounds overly expensive.
Fortunately, one Blue Checkmark noticed a very interesting pattern:
Seems to be all AR-15’s. Very, very interesting.
The US needs to ban all its guns now – and start importing Russian ones. Perhaps Maria Butina could get to on lobbying for that once she’s been released from her politically motivated imprisonment.