Julia Ioffe was born in Russia to a Russian Jewish family.
She fled the country for America in order to get away from anti-Semitism.
Now, Ioffe is blaming the Trump administration for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem for the massacre that occurred in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning.
11 people were killed by deranged maniac Robert Bowers, an anti-Semite.
On Saturday morning, worshippers had gathered at the synagogue, in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, for a baby naming ceremony during the Sabbath.
Squirrel Hill has one of the largest Jewish populations in Pennsylvania and this would have been the synagogue’s busiest day of the week.
According to reports Mr Bowers, a white male, entered the building armed with an assault rifle and two pistols.
And a word to my fellow American Jews: This president makes this possible. Here. Where you live. I hope the embassy move over there, where you don’t live was worth it.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 27, 2018
* This is some sick, disgusting victim-blaming right here, which plays on classic antisemitic tropes about dual loyalties.
* The vast majority of her fellow American Jews didn’t even vote for Trump, and the shooter tweeted against Jews for holding opinions opposite to Trump https://t.co/pE6f8F2XxA
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) October 27, 2018
The opportunistic Left will always exploit tragedy to push vindictive, ignorant and hateful political rhetoric.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 27, 2018
What is wrong wtih you people? Are you seriously saying the Jews had it coming? This is one of the most disgusting hot takes I've seen on this story. https://t.co/kL08wSLUJH
— Paula Bolyard (@pbolyard) October 27, 2018
Did you just blame a man whose daughter is an Orthodox Jew–the same one you were fired for attacking–for murdering Jews? https://t.co/zfB6S02fYX
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 27, 2018
The worst take of an already horrific day. This take is straight from the anti-Semite masquerading as anti-Zionist playbook—“The Jews of America must pay for Israel.” Horrific. Just stop. https://t.co/GrBPOWIfSY
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) October 27, 2018
This is a twisted sick uninformed hateful comment. To suggest that there is any link between a white supremacist opening fire on Shabbat synagogue goers and the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem is nutso. And promotes hate. https://t.co/NiJjLnuFVO
— Vivian Bercovici (@VivianBercovici) October 27, 2018
Here’s a clip featuring Ioffe:
More on the massacre:
Reports say he barricaded himself in a room at the synagogue when police approached.
Emergency services arrived at the building at about 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT), and gunshots could be heard.
Pittsburgh’s Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich later confirmed Mr Bowers was in police custody and was being treated in hospital.
The crime scene was “horrific”, he told reporters. “One of the worst I’ve seen, and I’ve [worked] on some plane crashes. It’s very bad,” he added.
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