Transcript for Obama Condemns 'Intolerance' Following Jewish Center Shooting
This morning our prayers are with the people of over -- part. And we're still learning the details but this much we know a gunman opened fire at two Jewish facilities. A community center in a retirement home. -- some people were killed. The -- ways were devastated. This violence is -- struck of the heart of the Jewish community in Kansas City. Two of the victims. A grandfather and his teenage son attended the united Methodist church of the resurrection which is led by our friend reverend Adam Hamilton. Some who may know that during my inauguration. Government Hamilton delivered the sermon of the group -- Services national of people and then I was grateful for his presence in his words. He joined as it our breakfast. Last year. And at the Easter service for Palm Sunday last night he had to break this terrible news to his congregation. That this curtain now. As. Jews were preparing to celebrate passover as Christians were observing. Home Sunday. Makes this tragedy all more painful and today as passover begins. We're seeing a number of synagogues and Jewish community centers take -- security precautions. Nobody. You have to worry about their security. When gathering. Where their fellow believers. Nor should ever have to fear for their safety. When day. -- report. And as a government we're gonna provide whatever assistance is needed to -- the investigation. As Americans we not only need to open our hearts to the families of victims we've got to stand united. Against this kind of terrible violence which has no place in our society. And we have to keep coming together. Across faiths. To combat the ignorance and intolerance including anti semitism that can lead to hatred and to violence. Because were all children of god were -- -- and his image. All worthy of his love and dignity and we see what happens. Around the world when. This kind of religious based were tinged. Violence can rear its ugly head. It's got no place. In our society.
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