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  • Sikhs denied exemption from Ontario’s motorcycle helmet law

    10/25/2014 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 25 replies
    The Star ^ | Tue Aug 19 2014 | Richard J. Brennan
    Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario will not be exempted from the province’s helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided. Manohar Singh Bal, secretary of the Canadian Sikh Association, said the group has been co-ordinating efforts on behalf of the community for almost four years to have Sikh riders exempted on religious ground. “This decision by Premier Wynne puts into question the value given to the collective views of our long-time Sikh MPPs in the Liberal Caucus,” NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) said he was “deeply disappointed by Premier Wynne’s decision not to grant an exemption to motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned...
  • Student allowed to bring religious knife to class

    10/24/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | october 23, 2014 | eric wilkinson
    Like all religions, the Sikh faith is steeped in tradition. One of the most revered is the carrying of a Kirpan, a sword or dagger, at all times. "People will even wear it in the shower. It's kind of hard for others to understand," said Jaswinder Singh, spokesman for the Gurudwara Sikh Center of Seattle. The concept of the Kirpan is taught to children at an early age. The dagger is considered an instrument of social justice. "For the people who are formally initiated to the Kirpan, it's very near and dear," said Singh. But is it appropriate to bring...
  • The 21 Sikhs of Saragarhi

    09/13/2014 11:09:31 AM PDT · by cold start · 5 replies
    Business Standard ^ | 13 September 2014 | Jaisal Singh
    A small body of Sikhs defended a vital North-West Frontier post against 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai attackers. Yesterday was the 117th anniversary of their heroic effort Britain’s Parliament interrupted proceedings and rose to give a standing ovation on September 12, 1897 to 21 valorous soldiers — all of them Indians, all of them Sikhs — for what was undoubtedly a tremendous act of collective bravery, and one of the greatest ‘last-stands’ in military history, the Battle of Saragarhi. The North-West Frontier of undivided India, now a part of Pakistan known as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, is a harsh place. Embroiled even today in...
  • India Sikh groups clash at Golden Temple [Sword Fighting!]

    06/06/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    BBCIndia ^ | 6 June 2014 Last updated at 05:01 ET | Staff
    Several people have been injured after Sikh groups brandishing swords clashed at India's Golden Temple as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984. Reports said the fight at Sikhism's holiest shrine was over who would speak first at the ceremony and that a scuffle broke out over a microphone. Footage showed men running down temple steps lashing out with their swords. Reports said at least three people had been taken to hospital with injuries. The Indian government says 400 people and 87 soldiers were killed during the 1984 military raid to flush out Sikh...
  • Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

    05/31/2014 5:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | May 29, 2014 | Richard Gonzales
    In late January, a mentally ill man was shot and killed by two police officers in Lodi, Calif., south of Sacramento. Tragedy often follows a confrontation between the police and a mentally ill person, but the facts of this case are in dispute. The victim was a Sikh Army veteran, and his death has roiled the Sikh community and the city. On a recent Saturday evening, more than 100 people gathered at the Sikh temple in the largely agricultural community of Lodi, to remember Parminder Shergill. Shergill was a 43-year-old Gulf War veteran who had served in Germany and Iraq....
  • Turban High (The Army needs Turbines, not turbans)

    02/04/2014 9:38:26 PM PST · by Red6 · 16 replies
    Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan, a 31-year-old dentist, has become the first turbaned officer in a generation to graduate from the U.S. Army’s officer basic training program. Rattan graduated from Fort Sam Houston after securing an exception from the Army’s uniform policy, which since 1981 has barred conspicuous religious articles of faith, such as headgears and beards. An official link:
  • Former Mountie who pleaded guilty in cocaine case resented RCMP colleagues: Court documents

    01/08/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    CANADIAN PRESS ^ | January 8th, 2014
    Rapinder Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to his role in smuggling cocaine across the Canada-U.S. border and is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison later this week. U.S. District Attorney Jenny Durkan says Sidhu also contributed to the corruption of a fellow law enforcement officer who sabotaged his own career by becoming involving in the drug-smuggling scheme ... a Canadian border inspector recruited by Sidhu allowed the vehicle to enter B.C. without inspection. Durkan says that in the case of the California load, both drivers received 12 years behind bars and that there’s no justice in the...
  • 'Proud' Derby Sikh soldier Bur Singh Johal dies, aged 98

    12/20/2013 2:25:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | december 19, 2013 | ella rhodes
    A "proud" former Sikh soldier who fought for the British Army in Burma, Malaya and Singapore – and took tea with Lord Mountbatten – has died, aged 98. Bur Singh Johal's family said he was "charismatic and charming" – becoming heavily involved in Derby's Sikh community and supporting the county's Poppy Appeal efforts each year. Originally from the Punjab, Mr Johal, of Goodale Street, Normanton, joined the British Army in 1933 and fought from 1939 to the end of the Second World War, first in Burma and then in Singapore and Malaya. He went back to India in 1947 to...
  • Thug charged with hate crime after he brutally attacked Orthodox Jewish man at random

    11/24/2013 7:27:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 November 2013 | DAVID MCCORMACK and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
    Thug charged with hate crime after he brutally attacked Orthodox Jewish man at random in 'Knockout Game' New York City police have arrested a man on charges of assault as a hate crime after a 24-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was punched in the face. Police are investigating whether it was part of a so-called ‘Knockout Game’ assault, in which the object is to knock out an unsuspecting person with one punch. Amrit Marajh, 28, of Brooklyn, had just left a bar at around 2:45a.m. on Friday with three friends and was talking about boxing when the topic of the knockout...
  • Québec seeks curb on religious symbols

    10/09/2013 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2013 12:28 PM EDT | Benjamin Shingler
    There’s a heated debate in Canada over Québec’s proposal to ban symbols of religious faith such as Jewish skullcaps, Sikh turbans, Muslim head scarves and large crucifixes from public work places. The proposed ban is part of what the Québec government calls its “charter of values.” It has divided the province of 8.1 million and mobilized the opposition. …
  • Sikh professor attacked by NYC mob in possible hate crime

    09/23/2013 1:58:39 PM PDT · by shego · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/23/13 | Liz Goodwin
    A group of more than 20 young men viciously attacked a Columbia University professor over the weekend, apparently because they believed he was a Muslim. Prabhjot Singh, 31, a medical doctor and an international relations professor at Columbia, had facial surgery to correct his jaw after the beating, which occurred near his home in Harlem, according to his friend. Singh told the New York Daily News that one of the more than 20 men who attacked him while he walked in his Harlem neighborhood yelled, "Get him, Osama."...
  • Leicester child prostitution trial: 'Other Sikh girls' involved with men (UK)

    08/01/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 July 2013
    A child prostitution trial has heard that "other Sikh girls" were involved with men who paid a 16-year-old girl for sex. ... Aabidali Mubarak Ali, 39, Rakib Iacub, 20, and Wajid Usman, 22, deny all of the 22 charges. Three other men have already pleaded guilty to related charges. 'Not the only girl' In a police interview played to jurors, the girl said other Sikh people in Leicester had approached her family with concerns their daughters might be "in the same situation".
  • Sikh-American Congressional caucus formed in US

    04/25/2013 11:37:33 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    A bipartisan group of 28 influential lawmakers have establish the first Sikh-American Congressional Caucus in the House of Representatives, with the objective of fighting hate crimes against the community and to work towards enlisting them in the army. Formally launched at the Capitol Hill yesterday, the first ever Sikh-American Congressional caucus is co-chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu from the Democratic Party and David G Valadao from the Republican. Attended by eminent Sikh American leaders and organisations from across the country, the lawmakers also hosted a reception at the Capitol Hill in the evening. "Sikhs are suffering because many people do...
  • Boston bombings: Sikh community in US concerned over backlash

    04/19/2013 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 121 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, April 20, 2013 | PTI
    Washington - Sikh Americans expressed concern over the possible backlash against the community in the aftermath of the twin bomb blasts in Boston marathon early this week. Having a bitter experience after 9/11 and a target of hate crime, Sikh leaders urged the community to be careful and vigilant against any violence directed against them. "In the past, any terrorist action which resulted in American lives, have led to negative impact and violence on the Sikhs who are often targeted due to their conspicuous appearance," said Dr Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education. "Many Sikh...
  • Hindu Americans Welcome New Pope - Hope For Better Dialogue

    03/13/2013 2:53:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Hindu American Foundation ^ | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Hindu American Foundation
    Boston, MA (March 13, 2013) -- The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the appointment of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy, following the sudden and unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Foundation leaders expressed hope that the Catholic Church, under Pope Francis I, as he will be called, will respect and privilege pluralism and interfaith relations, based on earlier efforts with Nostra Aetete, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions. “As our Catholic friends, neighbors and colleagues celebrate the naming of their pontiff, we, as Hindu Americans, congratulate the Catholic Church and welcome Pope Francis...
  • US lawmakers want Obama admin to stop racial profiling of Sikhs, Muslims

    12/17/2012 8:56:24 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Washington - Around 16 Congressmen signed off to a letter asking the Transportation Security Administration – the federal agency responsible for security of airports in the country – to stop racial profiling of people from South Asia and Middle East including Black, Sikhs and Muslims travelers. "Despite efforts to prevent profiling by its screeners, news reports indicate that (TSA) Transportation Security Administration screeners continue to subject Sikh, South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Black travellers to profiling. In the past few months incidents have occurred at airports in Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Jersey," Congressman Judy Chu said in his dear colleague...
  • Following Jesus Yet Still Hindu or Sikh? Mission Leaders Weigh In on New Communities

    11/01/2012 3:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2012 | Michelle Vu
    It doesn't sound right: someone claiming to be both a follower of Jesus Christ while still identifying himself as a Hindu or Sikh. But some respected missiologists are defending the new communities in India called Yeshu Satsang as biblical. Formed as a direct response to broken relationships that Hindus or Sikhs in India who convert to Christianity often must endure, members of Yeshu Satsangs seek to follow the Bible while still retaining their cultural identity as Hindu or Sikh, and thus retaining harmonious relationships with their family members and community. The communities are also a pushback against Western ways of...
  • I had lunch with my fellow Americans today

    10/08/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 4 replies
    An NC Gun Blog ^ | August 12, 2012 | Sean D Sorrentino
    I sat down to a meal with some of my fellow Americans today. - I went to the Sikh temple in Durham, NC. I showed up at about 11:30 and went inside. - The Sikh speakers, especially the President of the temple, exceeded me in patriotism by a long shot. - Thomas Jefferson might have had a problem understanding the accents, but not the sentiments. - The guys I was sitting next to were both Sikh and gun owners. We talked about guns, and we’ll be getting together sometime soon to go shooting. - In short, it was a discussion...
  • Resolution against hate crimes targeting Sikh-Americans moved

    09/15/2012 5:47:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 15, 2012 | PTI
    Cutting across party lines, a group of over 80 lawmakers has introduced a key resolution in the US House of Representatives, lauding contributions of the Sikh-American community and seeking for the first time documentation of hate crimes against them. The resolution introduced by top Congressmen, including Joe Crowley and Howard Berman, yesterday condemned a slew of attacks against Sikhs and their religious institutions over the past year, including the August 5 gurdwara shooting at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, which killed six worshippers. It came hours after the House passed a resolution introduced by Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan condemning the...
  • Sikh-led prayer and GOP convictions

    08/29/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 67 replies
    CNNOpinion ^ | 8-29-12 | Valarie Kaur
    (CNN) -- The Republican National Convention will make history Wednesday night. Ishwar Singh, wearing a turban and beard, will take the stage and lead thousands of conservatives in prayer. For the first time in U.S. history, a Sikh American will give the invocation at a Republican National Convention. The inclusion of a Sikh prayer on the stage comes just a few weeks after a gunman opened fire on Sikhs praying in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six and hospitalizing three more in what could be the largest racially motivated mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Many praise the invocation as a...
  • Temple massacre has some Sikhs mulling gun ownership

    08/21/2012 10:06:27 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    The Sikh temple massacre prompted calls for stricter gun control, but some members of the India-based faith -- who carry ceremonial knives -- are considering taking up firearms in light of the tragedy. “I think that being able to legally obtain and carry a gun is the best thing any Sikh can do, especially after 9/11 where there have been over 800 documented cases of harassment and violence against us,” Sim J. Singh, a practicing Sikh and Florida-based law clerk who carries a concealed handgun for protection, told Sikhs are split about the issue, and some say that the...
  • Temple massacre has some Sikhs mulling gun ownership

    08/21/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 8.21.2012 | Maxim Lott
    The Sikh temple massacre prompted calls for stricter gun control, but some members of the India-based faith -- who carry ceremonial knives -- are considering taking up firearms in light of the tragedy. Sikhs are rattled after the horrific Aug. 5 shooting in Oak Creek, Wis., in which Wade Michael Page opened fire for no apparent reason before a police officer gunned him down. Although the religion teaches tolerance and good deeds, some believe arming themselves could be the best protection against hate crimes that have too frequently been perpetrated by assailants who mistake them for Muslims. Page's own motive...
  • 16-year-old arrested, charged with Sikh man's murder

    08/18/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 19 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | August 18, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested on charges of killing an elderly Sikh in Milwaukee, where only days back a shootout at a gurdwara (temple) had left six worshippers dead. Identified as Deangelo Williams, the suspect has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide-party to a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted he could be sentenced up to 70 years in prison. A high school student, Williams made a court appearance late Friday afternoon. The judge set bail at USD 250,000. The suspect is scheduled to be back in the court on Monday,...
  • Sheriff’s Dept. releases 911 calls from Sikh Temple shooting

    08/15/2012 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    Fox6now ^ | August 15, 2012 | Chip Brewster
    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 calls from the Sikh Temple shooting that took place on the morning of Sunday, August 5th. The shooting left six dead and three critically wounded. The man at the center of the shooting is 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the moments after he shot up the temple — following a gunshot wound to the stomach fired by an Oak Creek police officer. The 911 calls give listeners a sense of the terror that took place on that Sunday morning at...
  • Let Sikhs wear turban, beard: New York official

    08/13/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | IANS
    New York - In the wake of the tragic Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, a senior New York City official has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg to allow Sikh police officers to serve without forsaking their turbans and beards. In a letter to the mayor, the city's chief financial officer, Comptroller John C. Liu commended Bloomberg for his words of comfort and support to the city's Sikh community. He said now was the time for the city to make a meaningful change of inclusion of Sikh members in the New York Police Department. "Shouldn't the NYPD, providing security in one of the most...
  • Michelle Malkin: Revisiting the DHS Smear of the Tea Party Movement

    08/13/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 12 August, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Homeland Security Department report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent “right-wing extremism.” I don’t apologize. I call foul. The media low-lifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment-exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. “Progressives” have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens — while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more. Wade Michael Page was a...
  • Liberals duped by The Onion attack Bachmann over 'reaction' to Sikh shooting

    08/08/2012 5:57:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 7 Aug 2012 | Joe Newby
    The Onion is a well known parody site that posts fake headlines intended to amuse the reader. But liberals actually believed the site when it posted a headline proclaiming that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she was relieved that “not a single American died" in the tragic shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, Twitchy reported Monday. "Unbelievable," tweeted Ana Luiza Farias. "What a cruel, evil thing to say!" another tweeted. "This saddens & disgusts me," said another. "Michele Bachman is one ignorant broad (sic)," another tweeted, while suggesting Bachmann be slapped. Others called Bachmann stupid, while at least one compared...
  • Propaganda of hate

    08/08/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 24 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Monster of intolerance looms large over US It may be a while before we know the exact reason that prompted 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, a US Army veteran, to open fire at devotees in the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing six Sikhs and a policeman. But there is no denying that his actions were a direct result of the hate campaign against non-Whites which has gained ground in that country since 9/11. In the aftermath of that 2001 terror attack, American society has apparently changed forever. A deep distrust of anyone who resembles the turbaned, bearded, brown-skinned perpetrator...
  • Gurudwara shooter was motivated by hate: Mitt Romney

    08/08/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    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...
  • Alleged Wisconsin Gunman Wade Michael Page's Ex-Girlfriend Arrested

    08/08/2012 7:23:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | 8-8-12 | Matthew Jaffe
    Police say they have arrested the former girlfriend of Wade Michael Page, the man who allegedly shot and killed six people in a Sikh temple, after authorities say they found a gun in her Milwaukee home. Cook was taken into custody on the grounds that she is prohibited from having a gun as a convicted felon, a federal law enforcement official said. Cook was convicted in 2002 for fleeing and eluding a traffic officer. Milwaukee police released a statement Tuesday after the arrest of Misty Cook, saying, "In a joint investigation with the FBI, the South Milwaukee Police Department has...
  • Sikh temple gunman had 'kind and gentle and loving' childhood, stepmom says

    08/07/2012 3:42:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Fox News
    The 40-year-old Army veteran who killed six people and wounded three others at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin reportedly grew up as a “precious child” in a typical American family, according to his stepmother. Laura Page, who was married to Wade Michael Page’s father for roughly two decades, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that her stepson was “kind and gentle and loving” during his childhood. [...] Page, who was shot to death by police, described himself as a member of the "Hammerskins Nation," a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has branches in Australia and Canada, according to the SITE...
  • Sikh temple shootings: Extremist groups recruit from US military ranks

    08/07/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Anna Mulrine
    Investigation into the background of alleged shooter Wade Michael Page highlights practice of extremist groups to target prospects with a military background. Are white supremacists recruiting from within the ranks of the US military? That question – revived by killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this week – has been the fear of civil rights groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, who have warned that hate groups encourage their members to join up for training and experience that they can later use to perpetrate crimes in the United States. A former white supremacist who now trains the US...
  • US Reassures India About Protecting Sikh Community

    08/07/2012 12:28:57 PM PDT · by ravager · 21 replies
    VOA news ^ | August 07, 2012
    India's foreign minister says he has received U.S. assurances of the Indian community's safety, following the killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. S.M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday that he urged the full protection of all places of worship in the United States during a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton late Monday. The foreign minister said Clinton, who is on a visit to South Africa, assured him that the Indian community's interests are "going to be quite safe under the present administration." Krishna said the secretary of state was...
  • Krishna asks safety of Indians

    08/07/2012 12:14:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | ANI
    [Video] New Delhi: Foreign Minister SM Krishna today voiced his concern on the safety of the Indian community in the United States to the country's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton after the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Krishna added that he had suggested some points to Clinton to ease the comfort level of the Indian community. President Barack Obama said that Americans need to do more soul searching to find ways to reduce violence in the wake of the deadly weekend shooting spree at the Gurudwara in Wisconsin that killed five men and one woman. [Video at source]
  • Wisconsin Temple Shooting Hero Cop Brian Murphy Shot 8 Times, Waved Off Aid

    08/07/2012 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 8.7.2012 | ABC
    A police officer shot at least eight times in the neck and extremities outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis, waved off fellow officers attempting to rescue him and indicated they should assist others still inside. Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, was shot Sunday and is now recovering in the hospital after a second surgery, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. The 21-year veteran of the police force is expected to survive. "[Murphy] received eight or nine gunshot wounds, to extremities and also to the cheek area and the neck," Edwards said. "He was in very close proximity to...
  • The Sikh Temple Massacre and Gun Control

    08/07/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2012 | Stu Tarlowe
    While the shootings at the Sikh temple will no doubt inspire more calls for "gun control," I very much doubt that the Sikhs themselves will be among those calling for the citizenry to be disarmed. I'm hardly an expert on Sikhism, but I am a dilettante; I know at least a little bit about a great many things, and some of the few things I know about Sikhs are relevant to a discussion of the shootings at the Sikh Gurdwara (temple) in Wisconsin and renewed calls for "gun control" that are sure to follow. I believe Sikhs to be among...
  • Why do we keep assuming the Sikh shooter thought he was killing Muslims?(vanity chat)

    08/07/2012 6:12:50 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 72 replies
    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...
  • Handgun type used on Sikhs is mass shooting weapon of choice (Springfield Armory 9mm)

    08/07/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT · by DTogo · 54 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 8/7/2012 | Greg McCune
    Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page used a Springfield 9mm semiautomatic handgun to carry out the attack at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, officials said. As in several other recent mass shootings, the gun had been purchased legally, at a Milwaukee-area gun store called the Shooter Shop."There is no valid reason for civilians to have assault rifles, semiautomatic handguns and high-capacity magazines," he said. "We have to start ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands in the United States."
  • State Department tries to smooth ties with India after Wisconsin massacre

    08/06/2012 4:08:23 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 176 replies
    Drudge Title: India Blames White House For Shooting Top State Department officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been working behind the scenes to assuage Indian anger following the attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin over the weekend by an Army veteran and alleged former white supremacist. Indian government officials and Sikh leaders across India were outraged by the attack that left 6 dead, including 4 Indian nationals, at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee and called on the U.S. to do more to protect Sikhs living in the United Sates. Clinton called Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna from...
  • Picture of and info on Sikh Temple Killer.

    08/06/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 44 replies
    Media Outrage Blog ^ | 08/06/2012 | Media Outrage
    Sources told ABC News the suspect was a “white supremacist” or “skinhead.” And officials told NBC News he had “some kind of radical or white supremacist views,” but was apparently not a member of any kind of radical organization. His past run-ins with law enforcement were described as minor. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Page “was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.” The band, called End Apathy, formed in 2005. According to the group’s MySpace page, its music “is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent...
  • Sikh temple shooter's soundtrack of hate

    08/06/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/12 |
    Wade Michael Page, the tattooed white supremacist and former Army soldier police say gunned down six Sikhs in a Milwaukee-area temple before a police officer killed him, spread his message of hate through several rock bands for more than a decade before mounting his bloody rampage Sunday.
  • Shooting at Wisconsin gurudwara, a horrific incident: White House

    08/06/2012 12:12:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 24 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, August 6, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Describing the killing of innocent people at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin by a gunman a "horrific incident", the White House today said that Sikhs in the US have been a victim of hate crime in the country since 9/11. The White House also reiterated the great contribution made by the Sikhs community in the American life. "It is certainly the case that Sikhs have been targeted in America in the past, since 9/11, because they have been believed to be Muslims, and that has been a tragic event -- I mean, a violent -- whether it's against Sikhs or Muslims,...
  • Sikh Soldiers allowed to serve, retain their articles of faith

    08/06/2012 9:50:10 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    US Army Homepage ^ | 3/25/10 | Steve Elliott
    To put their faith into perspective, there are 25 million Sikhs worldwide, making it the fifth largest religion after Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, and has been in existence for more than 500 years. "History portrays Sikhs as warrior-saints and I believe that is what Sikhs are. That's what our life is all about," said Rattan, who proclaimed, "I am a Sikh warrior!" after he exited the gas chamber during nuclear, biological and chemical phase of his training. "It is what the Holy Book (the Sri Guru Granth Sahib) teaches us." "There is a line in the Sri Guru Granth...
  • India reacts with grief, outrage over Wisconsin killing of Sikhs

    08/06/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by ravager · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 6, 2012
    NEW DELHI -- India reacted with grief and outrage at the news that at least six Sikhs were killed when a gunman attacked them Sunday in their Wisconsin temple as they prayed and prepared food. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, himself a Sikh, said in a statement Monday that he was shocked and saddened by the news and extended his condolences to the families of the victims.
  • What does everyone know about Sikhs?

    08/06/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 68 replies
    06 Aug 2012 | US Navy Vet
    From what I see they look like GOOD people:
  • Emergency radio traffic describes (Sikh Temple) shootings

  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    08/06/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 8.6.2012 | CBS
    Police set up a command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire on Aug. 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wis. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Filed under News, Syndicated Local Related tags shooting, Sikh Temple, Wade Michael Page, Wisconsin OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBSDC/AP) — Authorities tell CBS News that the shooter behind the deadly massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. Page previously served in the U.S. military, but was no longer on active duty, sources tell CBS News. CBS News reports...
  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    ...CBS News reports that Page enlisted in the Army in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He was last stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., serving in the psychological operations unit...
  • Sikh temple shooting suspect identified as Wade Michael Page; Motivation unclear

    08/06/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 198 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2012
    The suspect in a shooting that left six people dead at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday has been identified as Wade Michael Page, who served in the U.S. Army for about six years. According to sources in the U.S. Army, Page enlisted in April 1992 and given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He served at Fort Bliss, Texas, in the psychological operations unit in 1994, and was last stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, attached to the psychological operations unit. The details of his discharge were not immediately clear. Wade was killed outside the temple in...
  • Authorities search for motive in deadly shooting at Wisconsin Sikh temple (shooter identified)

    08/06/2012 4:39:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jana Winter
    The man authorities say killed six in a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple before police shot him was a heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, sources told Fox News, but what triggered his rampage remains unclear. Sources identified the dead suspect as Wade Michael Page, who was at one time attached to the Fort Bragg Army installation in North Carolina. Local authorities have scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference, where more details may emerge about Page and what the FBI is treating as an act of domestic terrorism in the temple, in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Six people were killed and four...