Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shooting at the Holocaust Museum in DC?

Seriously? Wow. Just, wow. The suspect is described as an 88-year-old white supremacist male. Apparently, he and a security guard were both injured, but the media is not saying how badly.

Talk about people just not getting the point. I mean, it seems terribly ironic that a place dedicated to shining the light on mass violence would be a target of violence - and perhaps the only reason it did not become a scene of mass violence was due to the quick thinking of the guard. (Then again, in the minds of racists, this probably is not ironic, but fitting.) Yet another reminder why it's important to pray for our enemies, and for ourselves that we do not become tempted to act in ways that our enemies do.

Please keep everyone affected in your prayers*.

UPDATE: Apparently the security guard has died. Let prayers* abound.

* prayers = prayers, good thoughts, intentions, etc.


Jocelyn said...

Racism is crap. Like, really a terrible idea. But for some reason antisemitism really bothers me on a deeper level. Probably because the Jews are essentially an ethnic group without a homeland (until recently, anyway), who have had to endure rampant racism for pretty much their entire existence.

And honestly, I don't get it. How anyone can justify believing in "the Jewish conspiracy" is beyond me. If the Jews really had a conspiracy, I feel like they wouldn't have let the holocaust happen.

...Oh right. They didn't. I'm going to stop typing before I start swearing.

That poor security guard.

Liddy said...

This news hit really close to home, since I'm bringing our youth group to the Holocaust Museum during our mission trip to DC in August.

I can't imagine reaching the end of your life and still being so full of hate.