Los Angeles police say two Jewish men in their 30s were shot in the legs as they were about to enter a synagogue in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles Thursday morning. A man described as an African-American with a handgun entered the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue at about 6:20 a.m. Thursday and opened fire. The victims were taken to a hospital in stable condition.Why would anyone assume that the attacker is anti-Semitic? Could it be that the attack happened at a Synagogue? Or that the attacker was black. Only the Israeli press mentioned that fact, the US media is too scared that if they accuse a black man Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson and Al "Kill All The Jews" Sharpton would descend upon them screaming: RACIST!!!
Police are investigating the shooting as a hate crime. The Los Angeles Times says police arrested a man near the synagogue, but the sources say they don't believe he was the gunman.
The newspaper adds that police officials have alerted other synagogues around Los Angeles about the shooting, and police have stepped up patrols at Jewish religious institutions. Detectives are trying to determine if the gunman acted alone or as part of a larger group.
According to the Associated Press, the wounded people had just pulled into the synagogue parking structure for morning services. Investigators said no words were exchanged between the shooter and his victims.
Minister of Information and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein called the event “grave and shocking.”
The attack “reminds us that anti-Semitism is alive and kicking and has no hesitation in terrorizing the Jewish people's holy of holies. We and the nations of the world must continue to fight anti-Semitism as it has already been proven that what starts with the Jews ends with other nations as well.”
When the shooter is discovered you can be sure that both Jackson and Sharpton will be there to scream that the shooter is being discriminated against. Maxine Waters will hold Congressional hearings. And the shooter's lawyer will claim the reason for the shooting is Gaza, Goldstone, Jerusalem or all of those reasons. And like Seattle, this shooter will be found Not Guilty.
After all, it is acceptable now to kill the Jews.