He wanted to emulate the Poway synagogue shooter “except with a Nazi uniform on.”
The manifesto credits Candace Owens as an inspiration, but also “Spyro the Dragon 3” and “Fortnite,” which are video games.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s count of hate crimes against Jews jumped significantly in 2017.
“The whole world is a very narrow bridge, and the main thing is to have no fear at all.”
The handwritten, from Lily, Age 6, and Mikey, Age 9: “Thank you for keeping the Jews in the neighborhood safe. Thank you for risking your lives.”
“I do not welcome this president to my city. He is the purveyor of hate speech. The hypocritical words that come from him tell me nothing.”
“The gentleman didn’t appear to be a member of the Mensa society. He listens to the noise, he hears the noise,” Dr. Jeff Cohen said of Robert Bowers.
“My God, my story doesn’t end,” said the Holocaust survivor, when he learned there was an active shooter situation in his synagogue.
The Tree of Life building sits near a church, the public library and the JCC, and that’s where the town of about 15,000 held its vigil.
“Blessed art thou, O lord our God, king of the universe, the creator of shining light,” the mourners sang.