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LatinoJustice Sends Condolences to Families of People Killed in Attack on Synagogue in Pittsburgh

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LatinoJustice sends its condolences to the families of the people killed in the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend and hopes that the Jewish community may recover from this trauma as quickly as possible.  Our houses of worship should be sanctuaries for peace and reflection and this racist attack has no place in a civilized country.
 
The accused in the synagogue murders was allegedly incensed by the rhetoric of “invaders” from Central America who are making their way to seek asylum in the United States. He decided to kill Jews because of their humanitarian efforts in America to assist migrants in need. In the same week that Pittsburgh mourns we are saddened to learn of the deaths of Maurice Stallard and Vicki Lee Jones in Louisville at the hands of another racist with a gun.
 
Yes, we must pause, heal, and restore. But then we must resist the hate speech of a President who divides us, applauds white supremacists, and cheers violence.
 
We must resist in the memory of so many victims of hate and violence.