|Wiesenthal Center Statement on the Shootings at Kansas City Jewish Facilities|
April 13, 2014
“On the eve of the
Passover holiday, where Jews around the world celebrate
the festival when the
ancient Israelites broke the shackles of tyranny, the Jewish community of
Kansas City was struck by a tyrant,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean
of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“While it may be
telling that the suspected shooter yelled “Heil Hitler” as he was being
arrested, we will await the final conclusions of the ongoing investigation,” Hier continued.
“The Simon Wiesenthal
Center expresses profound sympathy to families of the three victims,” he
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