Skip to comments.Why do we keep assuming the Sikh shooter thought he was killing Muslims?(vanity chat)
Posted on 08/07/2012 6:12:50 AM PDT by Mamzelle
This appears to be the assumption of Sikhs in America, the news media and even the internet media.
The shooter was military trained in psychological warfare, I believe is a fact? Why do we think that he would confuse Sikhs with Muslims?
I certainly do not. I can tell the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim from a hundred yards in an Atlanta shopping mall. Sikhs have an elegant and kindly air about them, their beards are trimmed with a romantic style and their turbans draped artistically and distinctively. Their woman do not cringe and crouch and do not behave as if they are beaten daily.
Whatever this nut was thinking, there's no evidence yet that this is a matter of mistaken identity.
I want to know why the psychological field isn’t taking more heat in these shootings. They sure seem to be somewhere involved in nearly all of them.
Perhaps he hated the smell of curry.
I believe the shooter made an assassination business agreement with a foreign power, news the MSM won’t tell anyone about.
One of the victims did have a bounty on his head.
The word Muslim makes headlines, creates controversy and sells advertising so the MSM bends over backwards to get it in, even if they have to make it up!
There was a Sikh in my community who owned a gas station. After 9/11, he put up a sign that he as a Sikh and not a Muslim. Quite frankly, I don’t think anyone cared but I think he was sensitive to the fact that he thought people would mistake him for a Muslim and associate him with the 9/11 bombings. He is still there operating the gas station. I don’t believe he had a drop off in business after 9/11 (I still went there). So perhaps some of this is the Sikh community itself being sensitive to people’s views of Muslims and making clear that they are not Muslims.
Some may be over-playing his psy-ops role. Enlisted in psy-ops means he couldn’t shoot so someone stuck him repairing radios.
I think a lot of the assumption comes from the amount of attacks on sikhs since 9/11 mistaking them for Muslims.
You are right though, it is too early to know motivation. For all we know, he was just fired from a job and his boss went to that temple.
Because lots of people want it to be that way.
That's exactly the thought that came to me. The Muslims have been killing Sikhs for centuries.
"I'm not Muslim. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Obviously, by the quick response of the government, there is more to this story.....and of course we will never know. The area surrounding this neighborhood is filled with pockets of homosexuals, Amish gang bangers, Mexicans and Asians. So why pick the Sikhs?
I would LOVE to see the NRA offer to train the Sikhs in the safe and legal use of firearms to protect themselves.
This incident should prove to the Sikhs, and everyone else, that the police can not protect you from violence.
Citizens, trained and armed, are the only protection for their family and loved ones.
That’s the way it’s done here in America; welcome.
I have a Sikh temple in my town, so I know the difference. If you live in a large metro area like Atlanta, it's likely that you would also have been exposed to this rather small Indian sect.
Take that 75 miles out of the big city and that isn't the case, and when somebody's never seen a Sikh before, he's just another foreigner with a rag on his head. Believe me, there are a lot of people who don't know the difference.
Pity, since Sikhs are very pro-USA.
When you are a happy, polite and friendly guy, the psychiatrists try to keep you hooked into their system because they like sitting with you. They are eager to “help you” and extend that “help”.
But if you are really sick in the head and dangerous, they will seek to pass you off down the line so they don’t have to deal with that.
That is a good idea. Sikhs have a long romantic warrior history—regular knights. I doubt they’ll want to be disarmed, not because they might be mistaken for Muslims, but because Muslims do not like Sikhs.
Because, anyone stupid enough to be that racist is also stupid enough to think “turbin = muslim”
I just assumed that the neo-nazi types hated anyone that isn’t white, so the Sikhs qualified.
I agree that the psy-ops role is being over-emphasized.
Psy-ops means blaring rock music at Noreiga in Panama...not some journey into somebody’s mind. And, he enlisted as a private, an indication he had no academic training in pschology or psychiatry.
As far as I’m concerned, his ‘psy-ops’ role is completely meaningless.
Well, of course they might be mistaken. Hindu Indians are mistaken for Muslims. It’s just that there is as much evidence, at this point in time, that the shooter knew what he was doing as there is that he was acting in total ignorance about Sikhs. Temples do not look like Mosques (although I don’t know what the one in Wisconsin looks like)—and Muslims don’t “worship” on Sunday.
I take a lot of heat for saying so, but I see pyschology as modernist religion/cult. The learning and practice of it seems to disproportionately attract those with mental problems.
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