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Buffalo shooting suspect cites Notre Dame faculty article in manifesto

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 10:55 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - On Thursday, the University of Notre Dame released a statement in connection to ideology put out by the Buffalo shooting suspect.

“We are appalled that a 2013 article by John Gaski, an associate professor at Notre Dame, was cited by the perpetrator of the heinous murders of innocent people of Buffalo. Whatever Gaski’s intentions, we deeply regret that his words were used to support a doctrine of racial hatred. We urge all, at Notre Dame or elsewhere, to speak and act in ways that never give harbor to hatred and violence.”

This all comes after a letter was sent to the Observer, Notre Dame’s student publication, of the professor’s work being cited by a white supremacist mass shooter.

On Friday, Gaski released a statement:

“It is sobering that a portion of an article I wrote in August 2013 was cited in the document composed by the Buffalo shooting suspect. It was, of course, never my intent to in any way incite violence — in fact, just the opposite. I also am appalled and deeply distressed that the information I provided is associated in any way with this young man’s horrific actions.”

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