“What happened at the U.S. Holocaust Museum is an extreme sign of something happening in different parts of American society, albeit in less violent manifestations.
Once hatred becomes–even in a refined, intellectual or masked way–legitimate, it evolves and may migrate from magazine stories and newspaper editorials to the barrel of a gun.
Even when one calls it euphemistically ‘anti-Zionism’, somehow this hatred spreads to becoming anti-Jewish, perhaps anti-human, in general.
The mad perpetrator is merely the one who does what others say and think.
Violence is like any other symptom – one has to determine the roots instead of only deploring the end results.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz