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April 13, 2014 - 2:36 pm

This is absolutely ghastly — and on the eve of Passover.

A gunmen is in police custody after shootings at two Jewish Community Centers resulted in at least 3 dead and one teenage boy critically injured.

Kansas City Star:

Three people were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County.

Police arrested the suspected shooter outside Valley Park Elementary nearby by 2:45 p.m. He smiled and reportedly made anti-semitic statements as he was led away.

The victims were killed in gunfire at the center at 5801 W. 115th Street and the Village Shalom senior living facility 5500 W. 123rd St. about 1 p.m.

The gunfire at the west side of the Jewish Community Center came as hundreds of high school singers from across the metro area were expected to audition for the KC SuperStar contest and actors were rehearsing for a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

“There were tons of kids because this was about to start at 1 o’clock,” said Ruth Bigus, the publicist for KC SuperStar.

Parents were gathered at a nearby fast food restaurant waiting for word while the campus was locked down.

Matt Davis was shopping for bar mitzvah suits with his son when he heard about the shooting at the Jewish Community Center, where his daughter was dancing. He headed to the center and saw the suspect, a heavyset man in handcuffs, being arrested at the school nearby. The man was smiling.

“I was wondering why is the guy smiling when he’s being arrested,” Davis said.

The unidentified suspect shouted “Heil Hitler” to reporters as he was led away by police.

What’s impressive is that there appeared to be well planned, perhaps even rehearsed emergency procedures for just such an eventuality:

With urgency — “Let’s go, let’s go!” — staff hustled about 60 people into a room where they were preparing to hold the SuperStars auditions, Nessel said.

“They did a great job,” he said. “It was not a panic, it was ‘We have a procedure here, let’s follow it,’ ” he said.

The community center staff kept the group informed as best they could. After about 15 minutes in the room, a worker came in and told them, “There’s been a shooting in the parking lot between here and Sprint. We’ll keep you on lockdown. You’re safe here. The police are on top of the situation,” Nessel recounted.

“That’s what you want to hear, that we’re safe,” he said.

Later, someone explained to them that the situation had been cleared up but said they had to stay a while longer while invesigators combed the area for evidence. In all, they were locked down for about an hour and a half.

It will be a melancholy Passover across the land this week.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Heil Hitler or Allah Akbar, what's the difference? Really, what's the difference when you come right down to it?
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The Lame stream media will try to pin it on the Tea Party.

After WW2 many NAZIs worked with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). They set up the 1st mosque in Munich in the 1950s.

Fast Forward to the present and it would not surprise me if some neo NAZIs are in bed or will be in bed with Jihadis. At that point Code Pink and other Lefty groups will have to decide if they want to still be in bed with the MB, because if they are, they will also be in bed with neo-NAZIs.

My opinion is that Code Pink and other groups have gone down the rabbit hole and they will be in bed with the neoNAZIs in the future.
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The unidentified suspect shouted “Heil Hitler” to reporters as he was led away by police.

I think "Heil Hitler" is Austrian, or maybe Kenyan, or maybe Iranian, for "Allah Akbar".
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There is a musical version of TKM? Didn't know that.
20 weeks ago
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Where's Ron Radosh's thread?

NPR this morning called the killer "Frazier Cross".
20 weeks ago
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He is a well known white supremacist neo nazi KKK leader activist.

There is no mystery here.
20 weeks ago
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“That’s what you want to hear, that we’re safe,” he said. . . What I would want to hear, instead of that fairy-tale is: "I am the good guy with a gun, you are safe now, from the bad guy with a gun.
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Oh great.

I need to pack a gun along with the prayer book and Talit to go pray this year. That blue velvet bag you got at your bar mitzva with your prayer shawl and kippah holds a small handgun pretty well.

Not only that, but the extra security and local police hired are very helpful on holidays. The nice church across the street allows parking there and are happy to cooperate. The congregation was constructed post 9/11 and if you drove by it today you would not even know it was religious at all. Low profile.

I remember when I was a kid around 11 years old. My family was walking to shul on Shabbat (Saturday morning sabbath prayers) and some local youths had gotten into harassing the Jews while driving by.

My dad was a big guy, former US army officer and Vietnam vet, literally stopped the car and just about lifted the kid from the drivers seat through the window.

That pretty much ended the problem.

I am not going to carry a weapon to religious service, or to take kids to an activity at the Jewish Community Center. That is insanity. I would be safer in Israel.

The most popular comment on this thread blames the Muslims for this attack in a classic non sequitur. That tells me something.







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Not only safer in Israel, but more at home too. Your story reminds me of one told to a group of Jewish students at Berkeley when I was there years ago by a guy who now lives in Israel. They grew up in Walnut Creek, east of Oakland on Highway 680. Jon described how he would walk to shul and sometimes meet local kids who would hurl rocks at them. Anyhow, have a nice holiday.
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I won't speculate on who or why, well we know why,.. the opiate of the crazy and stupid .. the evil has always been the hatred of the Jews.

But the part which isn't speculation since we have so much




experience with it, is the MSM will immediately begin trying to tie the shooter to the enemies of the state,

Obama opponents
white "rage" ...
small government supporters
tea party members
veterans
Christians
AM radio listeners

just about the entire list of democrat strawmen, and media smeared super villains. Which strangely always draw from the same pool of non democrat voters.

The blood was still on the streets in Boston when the media blamed tea party rhetoric for it... had to be a "tax" protest,.. a smear they still have never retracted or apologized for...




So while we wait for details to come in so we can form an opinion, the media and Obama's lapdogs... but I repeat myself, will begin teaching the low/info crowd the only thing they will hear,

Obama's opponents did this,... so feel free to scapegoat, and hate them at will.
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Folks, there's no need to involve Muslims in this. Perhaps more details will come to light, connecting him to Islam; until and unless that happens, what we know is that the man is a Nazi, or at any rate thinks it's cute to act like one. That's enough.
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No one is involving Muslims. We're just talking about the history of Islam and fascism.

We don't know if he's a Nazi. For all we know right now, he might be a patient with Alzheimers.
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As far as I'm concerned, if he murders Jews and then shouts "Heil Hitler", he's a Nazi, and should be treated like one.
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Well, someone who does that can be a Nazi AND a Mulsim.

But, other than his age and his statement, we don't know anything about him yet.
20 weeks ago
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Quite often these kinds of whackjobs just shout whatever they expect will shock people, and make them hated, they want the public hate, want to instill fear... but their motivations often are entirely personal not political... insanity..

Remember that California serial killer who shouted "hail Satan" at his arraignment?

Like Charles Manson, they love to be feared...
20 weeks ago
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They showed some schmuck on tv, white, bearded, pudgy, looked younger than 70, they say he's not from around there, probably just some wack job who understands the nazi slogans he shouts about as well as Obama understands the US constitution.
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I sometimes wonder how these kinds of folks would react once confronted with the actual reality of just how fast Adolf Hitler would have squashed them.
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Ah, didn't *that* just hit the nail square on the head. Yes, I've thought that as well, when watching video of Neo-Nazi's protesting. The bulk of them, no matter what they may think, would've been "racially unacceptable" to Hitler.
20 weeks ago
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Most likely those Nazis are Putin's admirers. I discovered recently that a lot of folks in this country started expressing great sympathy toward the guy in Kremlin. What a shame!
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You are getting it wrong, Walt. Ukraine is the home of Femen (desecrators of Christian churches in the west countries of Europe,) where a mob took over financed by our horse face secretary of state (of calamity).

What do you want Putin to do? Give away Sevastopol like Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal? Play repentant with the US and end up like Gaddafi?

Putin seeks to favor the interests of his own country. Just like we used to do in the old times before the "death to America" crowd took over our leadership. Ukraine is getting what she deserves, they want to jump in the EU bandwagon to get loans and join Greece, Spain, Portugal and other parasitic countries of the west. It just did not play like they thought.

Go register in the State Dept. When the Ukrainians come seeking American loans you can give them your income.
20 weeks ago
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The Nazis in Ukraine are against Putin. In America, democrats, the closest thing we have to a fascist party, and they are very close, are Obama supporters.
20 weeks ago
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Some members of the Nazi Party may feel offended by your comparison :o)
20 weeks ago
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I have some treatments in mind for this a-hole.

And, no, I am not nice.
20 weeks ago
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He smiled and reportedly made anti-semitic statements as he was led away.

Or to put it another way, he amputated the legs from this story.
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The killer is a 70-year-old white guy.
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