Jersey City Kosher Market Shooter Was Anti-Semitic Black Nationalist

When a mass shooting fits a political narrative, the information on it is released quickly. When it doesn't, the authorities stall and the media spins. There's extensive coverage of what witnesses saw, but no tangible facts or meaningful information.

In the Jersey City shooting at the JC Kosher supermarket, the media and authorities initially claimed that the location was random, then admitted that it had been targeted, but slow-walked the release of information about the shooters. That told us it was either Islamic terrorists or black nationalists. A white nationalist mass shooter isn't that likely in Jersey City and the information would have been quickly put out there.

Then reports mentioned that the male shooter had posted anti-Semitic and anti-police rants. That narrowed it down to black nationalists.

And now we know that's what it was.

The two people who stormed a kosher grocery store in Jersey City with rifles, killing three people inside and also murdering a veteran detective, have been identified as David Anderson and Francine Graham, four law enforcement sources familiar with the case tell News 4.

The footage shows the shooters deliberately bypass other people on the busy street, aiming directly for people inside the kosher deli. Information continues to develop, and while authorities said Tuesday that it appeared the standoff began with the deadly shooting of a police officer at a separate site, Fulop and Shea said Wednesday that the bloodshed began at the market.

"We now know this did not begin with gunfire between police officers and perpetrators and then move to the store," Shea, the brother of NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, said. "It began with an attack on the civilians inside the store."

According to three sources, Anderson was a one-time follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, whose members believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites and may adhere to both Christian and Judaic beliefs, and his social media pages include anti-police and anti-Jewish writings. Investigators are looking to see if it was Anderson himself who posted that material.

It's nice to belatedly hear the truth.

There are a number of black hebrew groups. Some claim to be Jews. Some claim that Jews aren't really Jews. The Black Hebrew Israelites are notorious not only for claiming that Jews aren't real Jews, but for being extremely racist and engaging in confrontational street preaching.

And by "confrontational", we're talking shouting slurs and obscenities at people passing by.

This was the hate group at the center of the Covington Catholic incident. And was defended by the media at the time. 

After the white nationalist shootings in Pennsylvania and California, there was a conversation about the rising violence of Neo-Nazis and its roots in the hatred of Jews. Are we going to have that conversation about black nationalism and anti-Semitism? Don't count on it.