Monday, April 14, 2014
Overland Park Murders
An unimaginable horror befell innocents in Overland Park, Kansas. A white separatist attacked people outside the Jewish Community Center and then drove a short distance to continue the attack outside the Village Shalom retirement community. A grandfather and his grandson died in the initial attack and an elderly woman was killed in the second assault. The assailant was reputed to be shouting "heil Hitler" as he was taken into custody. The shooter has now been identified as a former leader of the virulently Jew-hating Ku Klux Klan. Let us pray for the victims and for swift and certain justice for the cold-blooded murderer. It is sad that the authorities and Jews themselves have to be ever vigilant wherever they (we, as I am Jewish) gather.