ADL strongly condemned the ongoing wave of violent and abhorrent attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli civilians going about their daily lives, and called on Palestinian President Abbas to denounce these acts of terror.
Once again, we have witnessed a mass shooting by an individual who certainly had hatred in his heart and may have been motivated by anti-Christian or anti-religion views.
“Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitler’s gun-control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate. The small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state. When they had weapons, Jews could symbolically resist, as they did in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and elsewhere, but they could not stop the Nazi genocide machine. In short, gun control did not cause the Holocaust; Nazism and anti-Semitism did.”
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL National Director, on remarks made by presidential candidate Ben Carson regarding gun control and the victims of the Holocaust.
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