Shootings at Kansas Jewish Community Centers: a case of domestic terrorism

April 14, 2014

 

As the news of the tragic shooting in the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City and Village Shalom, a Jewish retirement community, broke across the nation, here are a few thoughts and prayers that I wanted to share:

1)  Silence, Grief, and prayers.

– See more at: http://omidsafi.religionnews.com/2014/04/14/shootings-kansas-jewish-community-centers-case-domestic-terrorism/#sthash.1nrPtbBA.dpuf As the news of the tragic shooting in the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City and Village Shalom, a Jewish retirement community, broke across the nation, here are a few thoughts and prayers that I wanted to share:

1)  Silence, Grief, and prayers.

2)  This is about all of us.

3)  The shooter is not “mad”, “crazy”, “deranged”.  This is a case of Domestic Terrorism.

Let us resist every attempt to soften the savagery of this attack by calling it the work of a single, isolated, lone madman.    Yes, there are facts that still need to be collected, but there is a trail of evidence that’s hard to ignore.

This is not the work of one solitary crazed man. The SPLC has tracked 939 extremist KKK, white-supremacist, and other hate-groups. We have a lot of work to do.

RNS.com:  http://omidsafi.religionnews.com/2014/04/14/shootings-kansas-jewish-community-centers-case-domestic-terrorism/#sthash.1nrPtbBA.dpuf