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Gurudwara shooter was motivated by hate: Mitt Romney
Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Press Trust of India

Posted on 08/08/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT by Jyotishi

The lone gunman who killed six Sikh worshippers at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin was motivated by hate and this makes the incident even more tragic, Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate said today.

"The tragedy in Wisconsin, where the Sikh temple was invaded by a gunman who was motivated by hate, racial hate, religious hate that makes it even more tragic, and tragic too to have a people that are known for their peaceability and their loving nature to be so brutally attacked," Romney said at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.

"We're thinking of them. Our hearts go out to them and to their community across the nation," said the Republican presidential candidate.

Meanwhile, heart-broken at the incident, top American Senators extended their sympathies to those who were wounded and to the families and friends of those who were killed.

"The Sikh religion is known around the world for its foundational beliefs in peace and tolerance, so it is especially disturbing to me that this violence occurred at a Gurdwara," Senator Mark Warner, Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus told PTI.

"The violent attack in Wisconsin was heartbreaking, and I extend my sympathies to those who were wounded and to the families and friends of those who were killed," said Warner, the Democratic Senator from Virginia.

Deeply saddened to hear of the tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Senator John Cornyn, another Co-Chair to the Senate India Caucus, said: "The victims were, by all accounts, individuals whose contributions to their community and nation positively affected the lives of many people."

"As we reflect on this senseless act, we are at the same time reminded that our nation is built upon a foundation that guarantees the right of all individuals to the free exercise of religion according to their conscience."

"As we look to the days ahead, please know that my thoughts and prayers will remain with the families of the six victims killed, with those wounded, and with the entire Sikh American community, during this difficult time," Cornyn said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hatecrime; mvps; romney; shooting; sikh; sikhtempleshooting; thoughtcrime; wisconsin

1 posted on 08/08/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

Thank you, Captain Obvious.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Jyotishi

That and suicide.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Jyotishi

***”The Sikh religion is known around the world for its foundational beliefs in peace and tolerance, ***

The family of Indira Ghandi might beg to differ as she was murdered by her Sikh bodyguards after she ordered an attack on the Golden Temple in Amritzar.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 12:07:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Jyotishi
”The Sikh religion is known around the world for its foundational beliefs in peace and tolerance


5 posted on 08/08/2012 12:11:00 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

***”The Sikh religion is known around the world for its foundational beliefs in peace and tolerance, ***

Even I beg to differ, I still remember daily shooting in Punjab, India in 80s and 90s, killing of Newspaper editors, killing of innocent women and children, bomb blast in Air India, Killing 300+ over Atlantic ocean, transistor bombs in local bus in New Delhi. Long list of violence I can list. Everyday, I remember how I missed/survived one of those random attack by secs.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Jyotishi

Did he just come back from a seance?


7 posted on 08/08/2012 12:15:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dfwgator
I see Mittens has no problem commenting on this tragedy.

But on the Chick-fil-A issue???

crickets...

8 posted on 08/08/2012 12:15:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jyotishi
I'm not sure how the gunman's thoughts make this "more tragic". Whether he killed these folks because thought they were muslims, tripped-out and imagined they were giant lizards, or because he hated their head gear - those folks are still the same amount dead and the same amount detached from their loved ones.

Any death, other than from old-age, is "tragic", whether from suicide, drug overdose, IED, a drunk driver, or nuts flying planes into buildings. The only way a person's "thoughts" should enter into a crime is whether it was intentional or not.

But the tragedy ended only when someone with a gun showed up - that was the only way to stop this killer. What's tragic is that someone with a firearm didn't show up sooner.

9 posted on 08/08/2012 12:17:42 PM PDT by In Maryland (Don't Send Law Enforcement to a gunfight carrying BEANBAGS!!!)
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To: Jyotishi
was motivated by hate and this makes the incident even more tragic,...

Hey Mitt, how about winning the election and promoting more and stiffer hate crime laws?

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss..." comes to mind.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 12:18:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Jyotishi

The Left has its Willy Horton, and no doubtEric Holder has let it be known he wants the FBI and other law agencies to rattle the trees out there in skinhead land so a few nuts fall to the ground. This Page guy is a dupe.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 12:19:10 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I wouldn’t paint the entire following of Sikhism by the actions of a couple or even a handful of Sikhs.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 12:19:11 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: dfwgator

> ... Captain Obvious.

No motive established yet in Gurdwara killing: Official

Published: Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 21:13 IST
Place: Wisconsin, United States | Agency: PTI

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_no-motive-established-yet-in-gurdwara-killing-official_1725615


13 posted on 08/08/2012 12:29:45 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

What about those vandalizing Chick-fil-A restaurants, Mitt wit? They are full of hate, too, you worthless RINO.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: jennychase

Is that when Sikhs were agitating for their own homeland, “Khalistan”?


15 posted on 08/08/2012 12:36:36 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Motivated by hatred (of what? Live people?) as opposed to other murderes who are motivated by love? By apathy?

Everything that Romeny says makes me loathe him even more.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Jyotishi

Quite right. Sikhism has its extremists, though they never went after the West. They’ve lost a lot of influence in recent years.

The most idiotic part here is the claim Sikhism is a “religion of peace.”

The truth is that Sikhism is quite explicitly a warrior religion, at least as much as Islam is, though dedicated to the protection of the innocent (at least in theory) rather than the imposition of their Law on others.

Islam says, “We will fight you till you submit.”

Sikhism says, “We will cheerfully coexist with you in peace unless you attack us or other innocents. If you do we will rip your face off.”

Sikhism is explicitly dedicated to tolerance of other religions.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 1:03:30 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Jyotishi; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Romney statement on Sikh temple (Gurudwara) massacre

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 1:13:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Sherman Logan

> Sikhism says, “We will cheerfully coexist with you in peace
> unless you attack us or other innocents. If you do we will
> rip your face off.”

Thanks for the quotes. So Sikhism is as much a religion of peace as is the gun named “Peacemaker” (Colt Single Action Army) or as the “War on Terror” (now ended by Obama) aims to achieve peace.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 1:14:34 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

I hope you realize those aren’t actual quotes, though the Muslim version is pretty close.

The Sikh version is very much my paraphrase. But the meaning is pretty accurate.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 1:17:01 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Jyotishi

Please stop.
The outward manifestation is hate but the underlying reason is simple. He was insane.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Kazan
"What about those vandalizing Chick-fil-A restaurants, Mitt wit? They are full of hate, too, you worthless RINO."

Yes, but THEY lisp and swish and prance like Liberace, so they're A-okay with the Mittster.

22 posted on 08/08/2012 1:30:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Jyotishi

I always carry one of these when I go to church.

Who assassinated Indira Gandhi?
23 posted on 08/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by Fred (http://www.obamanomicsoutsourced.com/)
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To: Jyotishi

I’ll go out on a limb and say that all murders are motivated by hate.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 7:02:11 AM PDT by rabidralph
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