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3 Jews Busted in Vandalism at Holocaust Memorial

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have confessed, Israeli cops say

(Newser) - Three ultra-Orthodox Jewish people have been arrested for spraying hate graffiti on Israel's national Holocaust memorial and two army memorials, reports the AP . Police said the suspects have confessed. Police had suspected ultra-Orthodox Jews were behind the vandalism, which occurred earlier this month , when slogans such as "Hitler,... More »

Harvard Crimson Runs Holocaust-Denier Ad

Ad run in error due to 'miscommunication," says newspaper prez

(Newser) - First, Yale censors Muhammad cartoons in a new book, then the Harvard Crimson runs an ad from a Holocaust denier, notes Gawker. "Can you provide, with proof, the name of one person killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz?" asks the ad from the "Committee for Open Debate... More »

Holocaust Museum Shooter Indicted

Von Brunn faces death penalty on first-degree murder charges in DC

(Newser) - The 89-year-old man who shot and killed a guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum last month was charged today with first-degree murder, killing in a federal building, and bias-motivated crime, among other accusations, the Washington Post reports. If convicted, James von Brunn faces life in prison, though four of the... More »

FBI Finds Child Porn on Museum Shooter's Computer

(Newser) - Police discovered child pornography on a computer during a search of the home of suspected Holocaust Museum gunman James von Brunn, the Washington Post reports. FBI agents would not detail the amount or type of material discovered in the 88-year-old's Annapolis apartment. They also found a rifle, a handwritten will,... More »

Von Brunn in 'No Condition' for Court: Judge

Hospitalized museum gunman, shot in face, still in critical condition

(Newser) - A white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to appear in court, a federal judge ruled today. James von Brunn, 88, was shot in the face by guards who returned his fire last week and is still hospitalized.... More »

Defying Hate, Visitors Return to Holocaust Museum

Museum staff 'more dedicated than ever' after guard's murder

(Newser) - The National Holocaust Museum opened its doors again yesterday after a day of mourning for slain security guard Stephen Johns and hundreds of visitors lined up for admission, the Washington Post reports. Visitors, including families and school groups from around the country, spoke of their determination to defy the hatred... More »

Extremist UK Party Linked to Museum Shooter

Von Brunn attended fundraisers in US for whites-only BNP

(Newser) - Alleged Holocaust Museum shooter James von Brunn has links to the British National Party, the whites-only extremist bloc that won two seats in the European Parliament in last week's vote, reports the Guardian. Von Brunn attended fundraising meetings of an American affiliate of the group, although he is not believed... More »

Von Brunn's Digital Trail Disappears

Web page, message board rants removed after suspect named

(Newser) - James von Brunn's online presence began to vanish within hours after he was named as the suspect in the Holocaust Museum shooting Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. Users trying to access his personal website received an error message, his user bio on Wikipedia was pulled, and the Free Republic message... More »

All Jewish Spaces Need Armed Guards

'Queasiness' aside, only guns can stop would-be killers

(Newser) - Yesterday’s Holocaust Museum shooting should stifle the queasiness American Jews feel around weapons, Jeffrey Goldberg writes for the Atlantic. “One of the lessons of the Holocaust to me is that it is more difficult to kill an armed Jew than an unarmed Jew,” he says. Had the... More »

Beck: Al-Qaeda Working With Neo-Nazis

Museum shooting proves conservatives, not just Jews, in danger

(Newser) - Glenn Beck offered his own bizarre take on the Holocaust Museum shooting last night, telling his flock that it was a warning of things to come. “The pot is boiling,” Glenn gravely intoned, and nut-jobs are going to come out of the woodwork. “Groups like al-Qaeda are... More »

'Gentle Giant' Mourned After Museum Shooting

'Outstanding' guard hailed as a hero

(Newser) - Colleagues at the National Holocaust Museum remember slain security guard Stephen Johns as unfailingly courteous and friendly, the Washington Post reports. The 39-year-old guard was killed in the line of duty yesterday when a gunman walked into the museum and opened fire. "There are no words to express our... More »

Holocaust Museum Shooter Is White Supremacist; Guard Killed

His rambling site has racist, anti-Semitic rants

(Newser) - White supremacist James Von Brunn is the injured suspect in today’s shooting of a National Holocaust Museum security guard, police tell the Washington Post. The guard has since died of his injuries at a local hospital, sources tell WJLA-TV. On his anti-Semitic website, von Brunn, 88, claims he served... More »

2 Shot at DC Holocaust Museum

Suspect also shot, taken to hospital

(Newser) - A man armed with a rifle shot a security guard today at Washington’s National Holocaust Museum, WTOP-AM reports. Police say two other guards fired back at the alleged shooter, striking him. A third person was injured by flying glass at the tourist attraction, which typically has high security. Guard... More »

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