On Saturday, Robert Bowers stormed into the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, shouting hate for Jews and killing worshipers in a 20-minute attack. Quick to politicize the incident and intent not to let a good crisis go to waste, the media immediately blamed the shooting on President Donald Trump’s rhetoric. One Holocaust survivor, however, has officially had enough of it.
As a boy, Judah Samet lived through the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. Last week, the 80-year-old Holocaust survivor narrowly missed being gunned down at his Pittsburgh synagogue, where he has been worshipping for the past 54 years.
Samet was just a seven-year-old boy when he was held in the Bergen-Belson concentration camp in Germany. An estimated 50,000 people died at that camp alone, but Samet was not one of them. Still, he bears the emotional scars of being mercilessly persecuted for his faith. To this day, he only has one photograph of his family members.
A devout Jew, Samet attends synagogue every day. But on Saturday morning, he was running four minutes late because his housekeeper held him up. Ultimately, that setback saved his life.
A primary care physician loved by his community. Two devoted and welcoming brothers. A “vibrant” 97-year-old with “a lot of years left.”
All were among the 11 people whose lives abruptly ended on Saturday when a gunman stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s historic Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
On Sunday, Karl Williams, Allegheny County’s chief medical examiner, released the victims’ identities in a news conference.
“To the victims’ families, to the victims’ friends, we’re here as a community of one for you,” said Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. “We will be here to help you through this horrific episode. We’ll get through this darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history by working together.” [Source: CNN]
Quick to politicize the incident and intent not to let a good crisis go to waste, the liberal media immediately blamed the shooting on President Donald Trump. But Judah Samet was having none of it. During his interview, it was 7 words that stand out the most.
“I don’t fall in love with people, except my family, but I love [Trump] for what he’s doing… Our economy is fantastic. Obama was a jerk and hated Israel,” said Samet. “Is he a nationalist? To me, America comes first. Israel is important, but since I’ve been living here all this time, I’m very patriotic.”
Indeed, for the first time in history, we have a president who is being vilified for his patriotism. In another day and age, that would have been unthinkable. But, unfortunately, progressive ideals like globalism have permeated our society to such a degree that you are now deemed a “racist” for wanting to put America first. It’s absolutely ludicrous.
The Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre has proven, above all else, just how shameless the media is in twisting any tragedy to make President Donald Trump look bad. They criticize Alex Jones and InfoWars while spewing their own baseless conspiracy theories.
The shooter’s social media profile had no shortage of anti-Trump posts — he opposed the president’s unabashed support for Israel and hated that Trump isn’t anti-Semitic.
Moreover, Tree of Life Synagogue welcomed Trump’s visit in the wake of the tragedy. But what narrative did we hear? Trump is bad! Trump is anti-Semitic! Trump is responsible for this senseless act of violence!
I think not. There is one man responsible for the blood that was shed on Saturday; the shooter, Robert Bowers. To blame anyone else is to politicize the deaths of eleven innocent people who had gathered together to worship in peace. Anyone willing to use those deaths to promote a political agenda ought to be ashamed of themselves.