Interview with Jewish doctor who treated suspected synagogue shooter goes viral

Louis Staples
Wednesday 31 October 2018 12:30
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Following the most deadly antisemitic attack in US history in Pittsburgh, in which 11 people lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in a synagogue, an interview with a doctor will restore your faith in humanity.

Jewish doctor Jeff Cohen, was interviewed by Channel 4 News about his experience of treating the man who allegedly carried out the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.

When asked what it was like treating someone who allegedly committed such an atrocity against his religion, he responded:

Quite honestly, he's just a guy. He's some mother's son.

And how did he get from that to where he is today. That's going to be a large debate that we have to wrestle with as a society.

My job isn't to judge him [...] My job is to take care of him

Dr Cohen heaped praise on other Jewish workers at the Allegheny General Hospital.

Many of the people who attended to him were Jewish. And they're heroes

Given the circumstances of the doctor's visit and compassionate remarks, the video has unsurprisingly gone viral.

President Trump visited Pittsburgh yesterday to pay his respects, but was met with protesters. A Jewish social justice organisation wrote an open letter encouraging him so stay away unless he is willing to denounce white nationalism. It has been signed by more than 66,000 people.

H/T: Mashable

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