Every human life is precious and sacred and killing one is like triggering a genocide. (Al Quran 5:32/33)
A gun attack on a Jewish supermarket in New Jersey is being investigated as domestic terrorism driven by anti-Semitism and hatred of police, officials say.
The FBI is now overseeing the investigation into the attack in Jersey City, where four people were killed.
Police shot two suspected attackers after a four-hour standoff.
The suspects were identified as David Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50.
“The evidence points towards acts of hate,” state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said.
“We are investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terror, fuelled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs.”
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He said the attackers had only fired on people in the supermarket and police officers.
“You can see clearly from the video that the individuals that engaged, the cowards that took down those innocent victims, engaged only with folks in that store and the law enforcement community,” Mr Grewal said.
“You can see people that walked by, they didn’t target them.”