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Oak Creek Shooting Victim: Obama Did Not Speak To Us (VIDEO)

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Although a year has passed since the tragic shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., members of the Sikh community have not forgotten the six worshippers who were gunned down. Amardeep Kaleka, whose father was murdered in the shooting, joined HuffPost Live's Dena Takruri to reflect on the anniversary and the challenging road ahead.

Commenting on President Obama's response to the hate crime, Kaleka noted both his impersonal body language and "generic answer" during the press conference immediately following the Oak Creek shooting. "He doesn't understand the gravitas of him being elected as a black president and what that means for Neo-Nazi groups and the Klan, which are recruiting heavily from the United States Army. The United States Army is exactly where the person who did this on August 5th came from -- and I do not say his name."

"The President sent the First Lady ... and she's not an elected official. I feel bad saying that, but that is the truth," he continued. "This is a national tragedy .... We needed him here. We still need him here."

For more on this discussion, watch the full segment below:

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