I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of those lost or injured in the brutal, senseless and barbaric acts of evil committed at Chabad of Poway. I stand in solidarity with my Jewish brothers and sisters and pray for the Jewish community and Chabad of Poway for strength, healing and peace during this tragic time.
Anti-Semitism must be eradicated. There must be a mutual interest in defeating this type of evil. Anti-Semitism is not only an issue for our Jewish communities; it is a driving force of violent extremist ideologies. Like all forms of intolerance and discrimination, anti-Semitism has a profound impact on our great country, undermining our values. In recent years, the changing geopolitical climate and media environment have led to a situation where open anti-Semitism is no longer confined to extremist; it has become increasingly mainstreamed. Anti-Semitism cannot be ignored, cannot be tolerated and it cannot be allowed to continue.
Murrieta city councilman