At least two people were fatally shot on Wednesday in the east German city of Halle, the police said, with local news outlets reporting that at least one gunman had opened fire at a synagogue... A witness to the shooting, which took place in broad daylight, told local broadcaster MDR that he had seen a gunman dressed in military gear and armed with several weapons firing at the synagogue. Other news outlets reported that a hand grenade was thrown into a Jewish cemetery nearby. Prayers for Yom Kippur, began at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and had been scheduled to continue until 8:30 p.m. It is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, and services brought many people to the temple.
The NYTimes coverage, though, is really icky. See this:
Anti-Semitic crime and hate crimes targeting foreigners have both increased almost 20 percent in Germany over the past year.
Are Jews foreigners? Is that the suggestion here? Or is the idea that these “hate crimes targeting foreigners” and anti-semitic crimes are committed by the same people? What about the hate crimes perpetrated by foreigners? Or is “a foreigner” a synonym for “victim”?
It’s very annoying that the paper can’t let any tragedy happen without trying to use it in some way to indoctrinate.