Upon the murder of six, and the wounding of 19, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz., B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is shocked and horrified at the senseless violence that left six people dead, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, during an event Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was hosting for constituents.
Giffords was shot in the head. Officials say about 18 others were wounded in the shooting spree.
Police have the man they believe is responsible for the attack in custody. They are seeking another man in connection with the attack.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of those killed. And we wish a speedy and full recovery to those wounded in the attack.
B’nai B’rith has released the following statement:
B’nai B’rith condemns the New Year’s Day car bombing of the congregation of the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing 21 and wounding 79 attendees of midnight services.
The outrageous attack against the Egyptian Coptic Christians represents an appalling disregard for human life by the extremists who perpetrated this vicious attack.
Attacks against any religious denomination are unacceptable and continue to worsen religious tensions in the Middle East and surrounding nations.
B’nai B’rith stands in solidarity with the Egyptian Coptic Christians as they search for those responsible and mourn the horrific loss of life and injury to the worshippers of Saints Church.