State Civil Rights Commission Chair Expresses Grief and Outrage Over Attack on Synagogue

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Events, News
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HAWAIʻI CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION

LINDA HAMILTON KRIEGER
CHAIR

WILLIAM D. HOSHIJO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2018

STATE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION CHAIR EXPRESSES GRIEF
AND OUTRAGE OVER ATTACK ON SYNAGOGUE

HONOLULU – Linda Hamilton Krieger, chair of the Hawai’i Civil Rights Commission, today issued the following statement:

The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission grieves with the Jewish community and the nation over the heinous attack and mass shooting of worshipers at the Eitz Chayim (Tree of Life) Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is heartbreaking to hear the news of this attack in a place of worship, reminiscent of recent mass shootings in the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in South Carolina and the Islamic Center of Quebec. The Pittsburgh synagogue attack is but one manifestation of a growing number of racist, xenophobic, anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S. and around the world.

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