Community stands strong against hate, honors 11 synagogue victims

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Hundreds of people representing many different faiths came together in Las Vegas Thursday to honor and remember the 11 Jewish victims murdered in Pittsburgh.

In Las Vegas, we saw proof that hate knows no borders when a local man woke up to find swastikas painted all over his house.

Morley Fulgencio found graffiti on his house Thursday morning in the southwest valley. Swastika after swastika after swastika.

“Two big ones on the garage, six on the driveway and four on the walkway to the front door," said Fulgencio.

He isn’t Jewish, but he says he was appalled.

After a few hours, the graffiti was gone.

LVMPD says this was not a hate crime since it was graffiti not directed at anyone specific.

Rabbi Felipe Goodman says the community needs to look at the big picture.

“It’s awful. I don’t think we should worry too much about that. We should be worried about what happened in Pittsburgh. That’s really a sign that somebody thinks that you can just walk into a house of worship and shoot people," said Rabbi Goodman.

During the vigil, Rabbi Goodman and other faith and community leaders wanted to spread a message of unity. They didn’t just denounce anti-semitism, but hate towards all.

“Today it’s us. Tomorrow it could be a mosque. We’ve seen the churches in the south. I mean, it’s everybody," said Rabbi Goodman. “There is no exclusivity for hate and violence, and that’s the saddest thing of all.”

Locked arm in arm, Jews, Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths stood together as one saying hate has no place in the valley or in our country.

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