[guest post by JVW]
Horrible news this morning from Pittsburgh: eight people are reported as dead when a gunman entered a local synagogue during 10:00 am morning prayer services and started firing. The gunman was taken into custody by police and has been identified as Robert Bowers, 46, “a white man with a beard.” Bowers is reported to have been carrying an AR-15 along with handguns, and to have been shouting “all Jews must die” as he opened fire. The venue is the Tree of Life Synagogue, located in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, a historically Jewish part of the city.
Say what you will about this source, but The Mirror has pretty robust coverage of this awful situation.
A truly devastating way to begin the weekend.
[UPDATE] – The website heavy.com purports to have samples from the shooter’s social media accounts. They characterize him as “a white supremacist” who was not registered with a political party and did not vote for President Trump because he saw Trump as just another globalist. Make of that what you will.