Sunday, October 28, 2018

Quote of the Day

For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence. . . . Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted. You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country. President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you stop targeting and endangering all minorities.

– Members of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Excerpted from an Open Letter to President Trump in the wake of
the October 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue

Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Progressive Jewish Leaders Tell Trump He's Not Welcome in Pittsburgh Until He Denounces White Nationalism – Morgan Gstalyer (The Hill, October 28, 2018).
From Charleston to Tree of Life: White Nationalism Is a Threat to Us All – Rev. Jennifer Bailey and Dove Kent (Common Dreams, October 30, 2018).
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari: Trump and GOP Have Blood on Their Hands for Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting and Hateful ViolenceDemocracy Now! (October 29, 2018).
Trump's Role in the Tree of Life Massacre – Bill Boyarskyn (TruthDig, October 29, 2018).
Uncle of Trump Adviser Stephen Miller: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Is What Happens When Hate Is LegitimizedDemocracy Now! (October 29, 2018).
This is Trump’s America: Slaughter in Pittsburgh, Racist Killings at Kroger, and the MAGAbomber – Chauncey Devega (Salon, October 29, 2018).
Trump Is Blaming the Media for One of the Worst Weeks in Modern American History – But His Own Support for Violent Bigotry Is to Blame – Shaun King (The Intercept, October 29, 2018).
Why Aren't We Calling the Pittsburgh Shooting "Terrorism"? – Khaled Beydoun (Common Dreams, October 29, 2018).
How White Supremacist Ideology and Conspiracies Have Fueled U.S. Domestic Terror and Hateful ViolenceDemocracy Now! (October 30, 2018).
Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism in the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting After Facing Backlash – Madhuri Sathish (Bustle, October 27, 2018).
Muslim Groups Raise Thousands for Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims – Andy McDonald (The Huffington Post, October 28, 2018).
President Trump to Visit Pittsburgh Tuesday to Show Support for Community After Mass Killing at Synagogue – David Jackson, John Fritze, and William Cummings (USA Today, October 29, 2018).
Protests Planned as Trump Defies Requests He Stay Away From a Pittsburgh in Mourning – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, October 30, 2018).
Thousands Gather in Squirrel Hill for Protest, Turn Backs on President Trump’s MotorcadeCBS Pittsburgh (October 30, 2018).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Something to Thing About – October 28, 2018
Quote of the Day – October 25, 2018
Trump's America: Normalized White Supremacy and a Rising Tide of Racist Violence
Trump's Playbook

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