- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 11, 2009

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The 88-year-old anti-Semitic gunman charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. National Holocaust Museum also said President Obama is controlled by Jews, according to an FBI affidavit released Thursday.

“Obama was created by Jews,” the suspected shooter James W. von Brunn wrote in a notebook recovered by police, according to the affidavit. “Obama does what his Jew owners tell him to do.”

Mr. von Brunn, of Annapolis, is being charged with murder and killing with a firearm in a federal facility, said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.


“You want my weapons — this is how you’ll get them,” Mr. von Brunn also wrote, according to the affidavit. “The Holocaust is a lie.”

Click here to see the redacted affidavit.

Joseph Persichini Jr., assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, said officials also are considering additional charges related to hate crimes and civil rights violations.

“We need to send a message that this country does not authorize or approve any act that is attached to hatred in America,” he said.

Mr. von Brunn entered the museum shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and fatally shot security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39, of Temple Hills.

Mr. von Brunn remains in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. Police say five shots were exchange inside the museum lobby.

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Mr. von Brunn remains in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. Police say five shots were exchange inside the museum lobby.

Mr. Johns opened the lobby door for Mr. von Brunn, who then shot him in the chest with a .22 caliber shotgun. Other officers working for the Wackenhut Services Inc. security company returned shots and dropped Mr. von Brunn.

“Stephen opened the door as he saw an elderly man coming in,” said Bill Parsons, the museum’s chief of staff. “He was caring about him, and he opened the door, and he was shot.”

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