New: The Pittsburgh gunman appeared to be targeting Dor Hadash, a congregation that rented space in the Tree of Life synagogue, due to its refugee partnership with HIAS.
— Matt Pearce ?? (@mattdpearce) October 28, 2018
Pittsburgh murderer on Nazi twitter just before shooting up a synagogue. HIAS is a Jewish charity based in Maryland and NYC that helps refugees around the world. (His https://t.co/FDzFEvdUi3 account has been wiped but remains viewable on archive sites) pic.twitter.com/FpUr5UGHbw
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) October 27, 2018
“For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people.” – Simon Wiesenthal
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) October 28, 2018
HIAS, one object of *today’s* hate-crime murders, in fact embodies the very finest in Jewish values, American values, modern values, human values.
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) October 27, 2018
BTW, it gets lost amid all the political crap: George Soros has done immeasurable good in places all over the world, including the US. If just 1% of the uber-wealthy would do the kinds of things he’s done this would be a much better world.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) October 27, 2018
Lest it become associated it only with a cruel and horrible act, I'd like to remind everyone that Tree of Life is a reference to the Torah, and it is also one of the most beautiful songs in the Jewish liturgy.https://t.co/q0DfurXAZC
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 27, 2018