It's another example of the disgusting hatred that continues to thrive in America.
A man walks into the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, armed with a rifle. He opens fire in the busy tourist attraction, killing a security guard.
The gunman is James von Brunn. He is 88 years old and a known white supremacist and anti-semite. Von Brunn was shot by police during the incident. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Why did he do it?
New details paint a disturbing picture of von Brunn's past. He wrote the book Kill the Best Gentiles, alleging a Jewish conspiracy to destroy the white gene pool and claiming the Holocaust was a hoax.
It is hard to believe in 2009 there are still people denying the Holocaust. It is hard to believe the pervasiveness of ignorance. Simple ignorance has the power to breed hate that is so utterly vile it is for me to comprehend.
As a result of the shooting, the new Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie is under heightened security.
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