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Sikh Shooting

Year After Shooting, Sikh Community Turns Hate Into Hope

Religion News Service | Kim Lawton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

ROCKVILLE, Md. (RNS) One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful abo...

Race, Religion, Women, Economic Privilege Are the Issues, So Let's Talk About Them

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

I am a Sikh. I am a Muslim. I am poor. I am rich. I am a woman. I am my brother. I am my neighbor's child. I am the person who will lose my voting rights.

Traumatic Events, Community and Culture: Media Mental Health Coverage of Sikh Temple Terror and Joplin Mosque Has Fallen Short

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Sheela Raja, PhD

Purely psychological answers are not enough to promote long-term recovery in communities after hate crimes. The media needs to talk about the role of education, advocacy and activism as ways that communities can heal after traumatic events that involve hate.

Earth Rover 'Stupidity'

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Curiosity has inspired many, me included, to consider the potential of humankind. But our limitations bring me down. If Mars sent a rover to Earth, it would be called Stupidity.

John Celock

Gun Control 'Little Support' Following Aurora | John Celock | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Several Democrats from more conservative states say they don't see a rise in demand for new gun control laws following the deadly shootings...

How Neo-Nazi Music and Racism in U.S. Military Influenced Wade Michael Page

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime
Democracy Now!

In a special one-hour Democracy Now! broadcast, we examine two key influences on Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page: The neo-Nazi music scene and pervasive white supremacism in U.S. military ranks.

Romney Makes Unfortunate Slip Of The Tongue, Says Sheik, Not Sikh

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an unfortunate slip of the tongue during a fundraiser Tuesday, when he mistakenly said "sheik" instead of "Sikh" while commenting on ...

Sikh Temple Shooter's Time In White-Supremacist Underworld

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Democracy Now!

More details have come to light about the man who shot dead six worshippers and critically wounded three others at the Oak Creek Sikh temple in Wisconsin before he was killed by police.

'Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness; Only Light Can'

Intent | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living

No religion or community, whether they are Muslims, Sikhs or Christians, should bear the burden of a single person's crime.

Sikh Temple Shooting: Why Do the Media Care Less About This Attack?

Riddhi Shah | Posted 10.06.2012 | Media
Riddhi Shah

If we don't ask why a small religious community in the Midwest was targeted by a 40-year-old white man, if we don't make this discussion as loud and robust as the one that followed the attack on those young people in Aurora, we're in danger of undermining what America stands for.

How To Help Victims, Families Of Wisconsin Temple Shooting

Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact

After a mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple Sunday left seven people dead, numerous individuals and organizations have stepped in to support vict...

In a Society Overrun With Guns, How Free Is the First Amendment?

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Seamus McKiernan

We didn't invent hatred or fear of the Other. The difference is that in America, guns -- even military-grade assault weapons -- are legal and easy to acquire. Hate, plus unregulated guns, is a deadly equation. And one that has the potential to curtail free expression.

White Supremacists Hoped Sikh Temple Shooter Was Not One Of Them

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

Posters on a white nationalist message board hoped that the shooter in the Wisconsin Sikh temple massacre was not among their ranks. The posts, fir...

The Difference Between Muslims And Sikhs.. Misses The Point

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Yes, Sikhs are not Muslims and Sikhs are not Hindus, but jumping to clarify difference leaves the unfortunate, if unintentional, perception that there is something wrong with those "others."

With Prayers For One And All

Satpal Singh | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Satpal Singh

The Sikh world offers its condolences to the victims of the tragedy, their loved ones and their community. May God grant families of the deceased the strength to bear the loss of their loved ones, and grant healing and solace to the wounded hearts.

As A Sikh-American I Refuse To Live In Fear And Negativity

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 10.05.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Considering the various challenges our communities have overcome, as well as my own experiences of growing up in Texas, I have no reason to believe that Sikh and American identities are mutually exclusive.

Haley Reacts To Sikh Temple Shooting

St. Andrews Patch | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

Gov. Nikki Haley has released a statement in response to the shooting earlier on Sunday at a Sikh Temple in suburban Milwaukee that killed seven peopl...

Obama Reacts To Wisconsin Shooting

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama expressed sadness in a statement responding to the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday. "Michelle and ...

Scott Walker Reacts To Wisconsin Shooting

Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

After a mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker (R) said in a statement, "Our hearts go out to the victims and thei...