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University revises synagogue shooting statement after neglecting to mention anti-Semitism

Daniel Payne

The College Fix

Thu Nov 01 2018

...Columbia subsequently sent a private message to Neugut and “revised their statement,” the alumnus tweeted. That new statement affirmed that the university is “deeply saddened by the horrific antisemitic attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning. Violence in our nation’s houses of worship is an affront to the freedoms our community holds dear. We stand strongly against yesterday’s violent attack on the Jewish community and against other efforts to create fear and terror.”

Neugut was still critical of the revised statement, writing that the university “shouldn’t make this mistake in the first place and their new statement is barely better.”

“Conflating anti-semitism with other hatreds is idiotic,” he added.

University revises synagogue shooting statement after neglecting to mention anti-Semitism