on October 27, 2018, Eleven people were killed and seven were injured in The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the mass shooting occurred at Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
two months later the KKK are in the move at the same neighborhood, recruiting new members, and distributing flyers, and handfuls of birdseed.
the neighborhood is still living the aftershock of the incident.
46-year-old Robert Gregory Bowers shot and killed 11 people in the synagog while shouting anti-Semitic slogans; he was arrested and charged with 29 federal crimes and 36 state crimes.
police are investigating the activities of a group calling itself the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan who has dropped “anti-Semitic pamphlets” in plastic bags along with a handful of birdseeds.
The flyer blames “Jewish media” for the wrong image they have been giving about the clan and for belittling its sacred rituals. the letter claims the KKK is being victimized for its success in fighting back against “the problems the Jews are engineering in our society,” and ends with an appeal for new members to join the fight.
The flyer describes the group as “whites only” and states that “No Blacks, No Jews, No Mexicans or fags, No Asians or Satanic Catholics” are allowed to join the White Knights.
police investigating the flyers said that “such hate-filled material” will not be tolerated, and insisted that the city’s Jewish community will recover from its loss and “remain stronger than hate.” Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reckons that anti-Semitic incidents rose 57 percent in 2017, and the FBI reported a year beforehand that Jews are the victims of 54 percent of all reported anti-religious hate crimes, despite making up under 2 percent of the population.