Sikh Temple Shooting: Wisconsin Community Reacts to Shocking Attack

At least seven people were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, authorities said. The suspected shooter was later killed in exchange of gunfire with police and is counted among the dead. Earlier unconfirmed reports suggested there were multiple shooters. Police were called to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek on Sunday morning, when witnesses said several dozen people had gathered for prayers.

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At least seven people were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, authorities said. The suspected shooter was later killed in exchange of gunfire with police and is counted among the dead. Earlier unconfirmed reports suggested there were multiple shooters. Police were called to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek on Sunday morning, when witnesses said several dozen people had gathered for prayers.

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Brook Adler
Brook Adler

TIME MAGAZINE did you have to put an ad for a book "SECRET SOCIETIES" next to the picture of the Sikh vigil!!!???

Hussain Saqib
Hussain Saqib

The gory incident of Wisconsin

massacre has raised the issue of safety of religious minorities in the land of

opportunities, equality and civil liberties. When the news broke, everyone was

in shock waiting for the Right-wing media to start blaming the Muslims.

Mercifully, the attacker was killed in the shoot-out and his identity was

revealed. He was a white extremist like the Oslo Butcher apparently misguided by

“Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam.” He had the hatred against

Muslims driving his fury. The Sikhs became his victims mistakenly because they

look and dress like Osama bin Laden. Read more at: https://passivevoices.wordpres...

SAM I AM
SAM I AM

What's the point of gun control laws when the freaking gov't is arming the criminals ? Didn't Obama send guns to Mexican Drug Cartels with operation "Fast and Furious". G. Bush, Clinton, Regan,  had a similiar plans of arming criminals. I don't care what anyone says, the U.N. wants the 'state' to be the only entity to use weapons. U.N. wants to stop Americans from owning guns and Remember, Obama's Panetta stated that the Authority of UN trumps the U.S. Congress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

brooklin352
brooklin352

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derek22
derek22

Everyone that has posted comments about right wing, republicans, fox news gun lovers etc. is an idiot.  This happened because of a phsyco who wanted kill innocent people.  The gun did not kill the people, The man did, If someone would have been carrying, the situation could have been avoided.  Common Sense.

kumaran
kumaran

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Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 The only people who should be allowed to

carry concealed handguns are 8-18 year old catholic schoolboys who must

spend time alone with priests.

breindrein
breindrein

Arming everyone won't deter these mass murdering nutjobs. They expect to get shot and killed anyway, but want to take as many ppl with them as possible. Arming everyone might lessen the amount of people an attacker can kill at that moment, but if an attacker knows everyone is armed they will likely utilise more efficient attack methods such as homemade bombs and gas etc. It is a difficult thing to stop people from going mental with a weapon. You can only react once the attack already started. The average guy that owns a gun today might be the mass murderer on tv tomorrow.  Currently there is no actual effective ways to stop these type of mass attacks. The reason behind the attacks could be anything from religion, racism, politics, revenge, crime of passion, greed, fame, paranoia to just plain being out of touch with reality. Banning religion or guns won't make much difference since religion is not the only reason for mass killing and guns are not the only method. Perhaps more cops are needed at street level for better crime prevention, visible policing and reaction to crimes in progress.

ReDQLulz
ReDQLulz

The media is too cowardly to report the truth:

A right wing, racist, skin-head, ex-military white guy murdered six innocent people and now every white right wing gun-loving nutjob in our country is trying to act as though their bigotry, ignorance and hatred haven't fueled this crime.

The right wing media will try to 'complicate' this issue with all sorts of lies and disinformation, but the truth still exists. Conservative bigotry and hatred are destroying America bit by bit.

derek22
derek22

Seeing how the media does not tell the real truth about what happens.  The media is ran by liberals not conservatives you idiot turn on CNN and watch. 

Alphonzo Turner
Alphonzo Turner

The problem why stuff like this keeps happening is we focus on the shooters. The shooters don't deserve attention. Celebrity status. And focus less on the victims. It's about the victims at this point. The shooters don't need to be studied. They're doing it for some sick glory. They need to be ignored and focus on the actual victims and their stories. Who would shoot up a place full of innocent people. If they knew they wouldn't get anything but jail.

Michael
Michael

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Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 This just in: cops say the shooter was wearing a "Romney in 2013" button on his shirt.

Mystery solved.

Kristy McLean Knighton
Kristy McLean Knighton

Is there more to this story? Because some of these comments I see written here are stating things that aren't in the story above..i.e....the shooter said he was a christian. Got a LOT of assumptions going on here on this board. 

jawedzebra
jawedzebra

I looked at that site and simple shook my head at the obsessiveness of some people.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 Eventually there will be gun control.  Eventually, there will be one NRA-gunnut-supported mass murder too many.  People will have had enough.  And when that happens, the NRA will not be able to buy off congress.

gotohealth
gotohealth

Most right wing extremist don't know the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim. All they know is they should die because they don't  believe in their god. 

Kristy McLean Knighton
Kristy McLean Knighton

Do you know that difference between a Sikh and a Muslim?

TimBlough
TimBlough

Do you know the difference between a Sikh, Muslim, Sufi, Christian, Hindu, Jew, Buddhist,...,agnostic or atheist?

God doesn't. 

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 Exactly.  This god-crap has gone far enough.

Mike P
Mike P

you can bet this guy was a right-wing nut who loved god and guns

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

Yes, you are right.  christers are religious fanatics who think nothing of using guns to further their own evil ends.

It is time to outlaw the bible and all religiion, and to enact very strict gun control legislation, before the gun nuts in the NRA kill us all.

Allen Dinard
Allen Dinard

Lets face it. The gun situation in this country is to far gone and way to many have been mass produced. Criminals will have guns wether legal or not. (Thats why they are criminals duh!!) At this point i recomend everyone pack at least a small pistol. If this was the case in Wisconsin, or Colorodo Mr. Red head would of been swiss cheese after about 1 shot.  

Kristy McLean Knighton
Kristy McLean Knighton

The last country that banned religion and guns last less than 75 years. That country was called the Soviet Union.

Christopher Fisher
Christopher Fisher

While the Soviets severely persecuted all religious denominations, I believe the only country that has actually outlawed religious expression was Enver Hoxha's  Albania, where atheism was enforced with an iron fist. 

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 You are a fool or a liar...probably both.

Religion was NEVER banned in the Soviet Union.  It was openly discouraged and sometimes persecuted, but it was NEVER banned. 

According to Russia's gun laws, Russian citizens can buy smoothbore shotguns, such as, for example  Saiga12,

gas pistols, or revolvers shooting rubber bullets. Safe use of one of

the above weapons for five years allows purchase of a rifle or carbine

In Moscow alone, some 400,000 people legally keep 470,000 weapons.

Why don't you run along to bed now, and leave the thinking to intelligent people.

Scott Remish
Scott Remish

Those nutjobs seldom crack a bible.  No matter what he might have called himself, he was no Christian.

happydayfortennis
happydayfortennis

I agree. Just like the extremists who attacked on 9/11 don't deserve to be called Muslims.

jobego007
jobego007

  I'm replying to the idiot "Don't Ignore Sikh Supremacism":  GET A GRIP

!!!   Really.  How about something that befell 6 million plus people

between 1939-1945, i.e. what the Germans did to the JEWS !!!  So

according to you, within all Germans today lurks the evil of Hitler. 

Wow, YOU ARE A MORON.

Sikhs are Brown Supremacists
Sikhs are Brown Supremacists

Perhaps you dont know how Upper Caste Sikhs loot, maim, slaughter and persecute Lower caste Dalit Sikhs.

If you knew the plight of outcastes, you would know how cruel Sikhs truly are.  How they slaughtered lower caste Sikhs in Austria in 2009.

Sikhs hide behind sweet language and holy faces, but inside there lurks genocide of lower caste Black Dalit Sikhs.

Sikhs also commit genocide of baby girls in the womb, to get boys.

Mike P
Mike P

Christianity is kind of weird as I see it.

  http://o.bamapost.com/  this is where we are headed with Christianity

Micky
Micky

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting, Seven killed including Gunman-   Shooting

 suspect photos and details (Video) Revealed

http://su.pr/A3juGl

bhayzone
bhayzone

Mindless violence. God give strength to the affected families. RIP the victims.

I wonder how many more will have to die before some strict gun control measures will be passed. I know that "The right to bear arms" is one of the fundamental rights of US citizens, but I'm sure the forefathers did not envision assault weapons and hand grenades when they thought of weapons as a basic right.

derek22
derek22

More gun control equals more crime.  Gun control is not about guns its about control.  Criminals will always be able to get guns.  Gun control will just make it hard for law abiding citizens to get firearms.  Guns are used to defend our homes and our country from a tyrannical government.  Thats why we have the second ammendment.  You will never be able to take away the second ammendment. 

Greg Hoiem
Greg Hoiem

 Sad how people and the media don't seem to notice that almost all these tragic shootings take place in so-called 'weapons-free zones', where law-abiding citizens are not allowed to even posses firearms. Apparently the bad guys figured this out rather quickly. Banning the inert instrument won't stop these whackos, just force them to use even more extreme methods.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 In the Founders times, "arms" were limited to muskets, swords and canons.  These days, "arms" include nuclear devices, bazookas, dynamite, assault weapons, grenades, drones...you name it.  Should people have a constitutiional "right" to bear those arms?

Buzz Bayless
Buzz Bayless

 In this context, arms, (then as now),  means small arms.

Kristy McLean Knighton
Kristy McLean Knighton

Really?? I didn't know that citizens could own nuclear devices, bazookas, dynamite, grenades or drones? Wow, that sure is interesting

Greg Hoiem
Greg Hoiem

 In founders times, people were required to have the latest military arms, if they could afford them.

PoppaCharlie
PoppaCharlie

and fall in to formation at militia musters . . .


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