The American Jewish Committee on Saturday expressed "horror at the
Arizona shooting spree which killed six people and left US Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.
“This is a dark day for our country,” said AJC Executive Director David
Harris. “Our thoughts are with those shooting victims who were murdered
and those injured who remain in the hospital, along with their families
and loved ones.”
“We are confident that all Americans, regardless of their political
affiliations, will unite to condemn this atrocity, and reaffirm our
faith in our country’s fundamental democratic values of mutual respect
and free speech,” Harris said.
“There are worrying indications that the gunman was motivated by
extremist political views, which encourage the use of violence against
those who think differently,” Harris added. “He should be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law, and law enforcement should investigate
whether he acted alone or had any accomplices.”