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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:11 AM

Germany: mass shooting attempt that killed two was antisemitic attack, minister says

Source: The Guardian

Two people died and two more were severely injured in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday after a gunman in a military-style outfit tried to force his way into a synagogue in an attempted mass shooting.

Authorities in the city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, home to 230,000 people, said they were dealing with a “rampage situation” after several shots were fired in the Paulus quarter north of the city centre at about midday.

In a chilling echo of the Christchurch mosque shooting, the gunman recorded the attacks on a head-mounted camera and uploaded it online with an antisemitic and rightwing extremist rant. German media identified the killer as Stephan Balliet, a 27-year-old German citizen from the town of Eisleben in Saxony-Anhalt .

One woman was shot dead outside the synagogue near a Jewish cemetery and one man killed in a nearby kebab shop.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/09/two-people-killed-in-shooting-in-german-city-of-halle



(The Independent reports that hand grenades were thrown)

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Reply Germany: mass shooting attempt that killed two was antisemitic attack, minister says (Original post)
brooklynite Wednesday OP
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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:35 PM

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I will not write what I want.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:35 PM

2. Why not?

A horrible event like this? I have appreciated your posts calling attention to antisemitism.

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:18 PM

3. Ever since Trump's "ambassador" arrived here

This clown started right in saying he was here to promote right wing politics.

Now he can go home saying "mission accomplished."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:43 PM

4. When you play with white supremacy you're playing with fire.

It's not a joke. Dangerous ideals like this get people killed. Fuck white supremacists.

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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:00 PM

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