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SPLC statement on antisemitic shooting at Congregation Chabad in California

The following statement is from Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, following the deadly shooting at a California synagogue earlier today: 

“Today we saw another horrific act of antisemitic hate at Congregation Chabad in Poway, California, six months to the day after the deadly shooting that killed 11 at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Once again, a young white male has apparently been influenced by dangerous online white supremacist propaganda. And once again, we see how this propaganda can lead to terrorist acts. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and everyone who is affected by this terrible tragedy."