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The man started a fire in the synagogue in Pittsburgh, confessed the motives of his crime. As reported by CBS News, citing law enforcement authorities, his hatred of Jews was the cause of the attack on 27 October, which killed eleven people and injured six more.
46-year-old Robert Bowers explained their actions by the belief in a secret genocide that “the Jews are carrying out against its people.” It is reported that during the attack he was shouting “Death to all Jews!”. Bowers was armed with a gun and at least three pistols.
Slate magazine published screenshots of the posts killer in social networks. According to him, he had held anti-Semitic views, and hated US President Donald trump.
Trump reacted to the event in Twitter. “All of America grieves for the victims of the mass murder of Americans-Jews in the synagogue “Tree of life” in Pittsburgh. We pray for those who died and for their families, and for courageous police officers seriously injured,” wrote the President.
“This terrible anti-Semitic attack — an attack on all of humanity. We all need to work together to eradicate anti-Semitism from our world. We must join together to defeat hatred,” he added.
The attack in the synagogue’s “Tree of life” killed three women and eight men. Among them, the 97-year-old visitor to the synagogue, and the couple aged more than 80 years. Among the six injured — four police officers. Their lives are not in danger.
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