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The massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the worst hate crime against Jews in United States history, has also produced moments of hope in the past two days, as USA media reported that Muslim organizations have launched a mass-funding campaign to raise money for the victims and their families.

Bowers shot his victims with an AR-15, used in numerous nation's mass shootings, and three handguns, all of which he owned legally and had a license to carry, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation, and who spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity.

KDKA television in Pittsburgh cited police sources as saying Bowers walked into the building and yelled "All Jews must die". All of them were middle-aged or over, including two brothers and a 97-year-old woman.

Authorities said the suspect, Robert Bowers, 46, of Baldwin, Pa., was charged late Saturday with 29 federal counts.

Daniel, 18, from Los Angeles and a gap year student at the Hartman Institute Hevruta program told the Post he wanted to do something to show his solidarity with the people of Pittsburgh.

Bowers brought three Glock handguns and an AR-15 assault rifle into the synagogue, all of which he used in the massacre, Williams said. Six other people, including four police officers, were injured during the October 27 incident.

"We've seen a marked uptick in anti-Semitic harassment of political figures and other individuals simply based on their faith", Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive and director of the ADL, said on NBC's Meet the Press. The Tree of Life congregation was founded 150 years ago and merged with Or L'Simcha about five years ago, according to its website.

"That is tough, on the neighborhood, on the members of that synagogue, on all of us who believe in freedom of religion, it is one of our most fundamental rights that our country was founded on", Mattis said. "We feel obligated to follow this Prophetic tradition on standing up for the Jewish community".

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Brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal usually attended services.

Federal prosecutors intend to pursue the death penalty, Brady said. He did not have a criminal record and was not known to police, law enforcement officials said on Saturday.

The suspect, a Pittsburgh resident, was shot and in fair condition at a hospital, authorities said.

Mr Bowers had made many anti-Semitic posts online, including one early on Saturday.

"And even if you weren't friends with them, you know them", she continued.

At an interfaith vigil Sunday night, the head of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh pledged to support the Jewish community, and said Muslims were prepared to stand guard outside synagogues if needed. Most of the time they were clean jokes.

"This is an very bad, terrible period for our Jewish community and especially for the families that have been affected", said Jeffrey Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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