Saying she is "getting better" but needs more time to focus on her recovery from a brain injury caused by an attempted assassination, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she'll resign from Congress this week.
Both, says expert Mark Potok, who suspects anti-government rhetoric, not anti-Semitism, affected alleged Arizona shooter.
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An internal Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Fox News says that accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner is “possibly connected” to American Renaissance, a group that describes itself on its website as committed to “the study of all aspects of race, whether historical, cultural, or biological. This approach is known as race realism.”
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- An analysis of Internet musings by Jared Lee Loughner dismisses speculation that he may have targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because she is Jewish.
"In the end, the writings so far revealed seem to indicate no particular leanings about race, and it is difficult to come away from the postings with such a conclusion," according to the analysis published Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League.
The ADL analysis also said that the writings do not "point to a particular ideology or belief system."