During his visit to Buffalo, US President Joe Biden described the racist ideology of “white supremacy” as “poison”.
He condemns all those who spread this ideology for power, political advantage or profit.
"I urge all Americans to stand up against this lie," Biden said Tuesday after meeting survivors and victims' families.
In the racially motivated massacre, an 18-year-old man, a supporter of the ideology of “white supremacy”, shot dead ten people, mostly blacks, in a supermarket on Saturday.
Biden again called this "domestic terrorism" in Buffalo.
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This violence "cannot be the history of our time".
Although this cannot be stopped completely, one can “keep offensive weapons off our streets”.
Despite a psychiatric evaluation last year, the perpetrator was able to buy a gun without hindrance.
There is actually a law for such cases that prohibits persons who could pose a danger to themselves or others from acquiring weapons.
In June 2021, the perpetrator said in his school that he was planning a killing spree and later dismissed it as a joke.
Posts by the perpetrator in the Discord messenger service suggest that he had been preparing for the attack for months.
In addition to racist and anti-Semitic statements, he also wrote there that he was considering committing the crime on March 15 - the anniversary of the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which a right-wing extremist killed 51 people in two mosques in 2019.
This is probably one of the reasons why the perpetrator had already been to Buffalo in early March and spied on the supermarket.
Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney from Wyoming sharply criticized her party with regard to Buffalo.
Cheney, one of the few conservative Trump critics, wrote on Twitter Monday that the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives has promoted "white nationalism, white supremacism and anti-Semitism."Keywords: