B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International extends its condolences to the victims, families and entire community in the Kansas City area terrorized by a deadly shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Village Shalom assisted living center. Three people were killed in the attacks.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and law enforcement officials, the 73-year-old suspect, Frazier Glenn Miller, is a long-time Ku Klux Klan leader. The group says Miller founded the Carolina Knights and the White Patriot Party. Media reports say Miller was shouting “Heil Hitler” and neo-Nazi slogans as police arrested him. A local rabbi said before Miller opened fire, he asked people if they were Jewish. Miller is also known as Frazier Glenn Cross.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time there has been a shooting at a Jewish Community Center.
Given the locations of the shootings, the attacker may have been targeting Jews. We hope the investigation is both thorough and expeditious.