” This is heartbreaking. White supremacy eliminates,” Tlaib stated in the since-deleted message that linked to a tweet by progressive Jewish group IfNotNow that memorialized the victims of Tuesday’s shooting at a kosher grocery store.
According to the New York Times, among the suspects had a connection to the Black Hebrew Israelites, a number of whom sign up for a severe set of anti-Semitic beliefs. Those fans view themselves as the real “chosen people” and think that blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans are the true descendants of the 12 People of Israel, said Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that assailants David Anderson and Francine Graham had revealed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, however added that private investigators “have actually not definitively developed any official links to that organization or to any other group.”
Lots of Twitter users poked fun at Tlaib’s error.
It’s uncertain what triggered Tlaib’s mistake. Her office didn’t immediately respond to an ask for comment but eventually pointed Fox News to a previous tweet in which she regreted the shooting.
Tuesday’s mass shooting was the most recent attack on the Jewish neighborhood in the United States. Democrats like Tlaib have regularly blamed mass shootings like those on white nationalist ideology and white supremacist groups.