ENEWSPF – Commentary
If you’re Christian, I wonder, does your church have “protection?” Do you have armed guards at the door? Do you have people standing by with firearms just in case the unimaginable happens? Does your church have “protection?”
If not, why? Because the President thinks Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh should have had “protection.” Eleven people, so far, are dead after a shooter opened fire in the synagogue during Saturday Shabbat services. President Trump’s response?
“If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better,” Trump said. “This is a dispute that will always exist, I suspect, but if they had some kind of a protection inside the temple, maybe it could have been a very much different situation. They didn’t.”
What, exactly, is the “dispute that will always exist?” That Jews should not exist? The alleged shooter, Robert Bowers, 46, was not a Trump supporter, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he was a rabid anti-Semite:
In recent days, Robert Bowers vigorously posted anti-Jewish posts and wrote several of his own. He did not favor Donald Trump, endorsing posts suggesting that the president was controlled by Jews and writing that he “is a globalist, not a nationalist. There is no #MAGA as long as there is a kike infestation.” He also wrote that he was “glad the overwhelming jew [sic] problem has been solved so we can now fight with each other.”
He wrote a week ago that he “noticed a change in people saying ‘illegals that now say ‘invaders’ I like this.” He also called one poster a “deceptive little oven dodger” in response to a post debunking a rumor that trucks marked with the Star of David were bringing Central American migrants to the U.S.
So, what, exactly, is this “dispute that will always exist,” Mr. President? Anti-Semitism? Why blame the Jews for a shooter in the synagogue?
What sort of “protection” should these people have had? Is the President expecting us to have armed guards at all our places of worship?
The fact is, none of us know the facts yet, including the President. We don’t know how Mr. Bowers came across his firearms. We know nothing yet.
So, how is the President able to offer such a quick assessment, such a rapid diagnosis, of this situation?
Eleven people are dead, not
Eleven people are dead.
Let’s follow the evidence.
Let’s first mourn the dead.
Then, let’s start that tired, old discussion again on how we can find “protection” from this madness.