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Pointing out a HIAS/refugee link to this particular synagogue (if true, I hadn't heard) is like saying a woman was raped because she wore nice clothes. It's a perverted thought, IMO.

Anti semites hate jews because they're parochial. and because they're globalist. and because they're communists. and because they're capitalist. the underlying reason can shift. In this case, from the murderers own words on the "gab" site, it was the refugee link that made him target Tree of Life specifically (they had hosted a refugee shabbat). Other anti semites would've targetted a different place perhaps depending on their own views of intersectionality of their biases.

It's not a "perverted thought", it was the given reason in this specific case.

To your wake up comment. thanks for the link. I think I am pretty aware of anti semitism, and its a problem on both the right and the left (IMHO). I live in the NYC area and the vast majority of anti semitic crimes here are from individuals (Again generally not an instituitional link) that I'd place politically on the left.

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