Were U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords and her aide, Gabe Zimmerman, targeted by suspected gunman Jared Loughner because they’re Jewish?

Or was that incidental to a shooting spree that killed the young aide and five others and left the U.S. representative gravely wounded?

While Loughner’s illogical comments on God, government, calendars and cash circulate on the Internet, Jewish media quickly spotted that Hitler’s Mein Kampf is among the alleged gunman’s favorite books — an eclectic list that also included Aesop’s Fables.

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has said, “Yes, I believe she was the target.”Add that to Gifford’s proud status as Arizona’s first Jewish U.S. representative and rumors of anti-Semitic motives boil to the surface.

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