Mourning Losses at Chabad of Poway Synagogue

Again we face terrible violence motivated by hatred and amplified by gun culture and online radicalization.  We mourn the loss of life at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue outside of San Diego, California. We condemn the violent actions of the killer (which purportedly include arson at a mosque) and the toxic culture that continues to empower white supremacist violence.

We must stop the radicalization of young white men that is enabled by  politicians who pander to extremists for votes. We must work alongside those who are leading efforts to end white supremacy and gun violence. Young people are forced to live in a culture of hate which continues churning poisonous rhetoric and making our world unsafe – but they are working for a time when everyone can live free from violence and fear.