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The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Editorial

Posted on 08/08/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT by Jyotishi

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 of that heinous crime, has taken roots in the hearts and minds of many people there. In the years since then, America has seen a shocking increase in the number of attacks against brown-skinned people, particularly Sikhs who with their long beards and turbans are often mistaken for not just Arabs but radical Muslims. Racial bigotry claimed its first victim in post-9/11 America when, only four days after the attack, Balbir Singh Sodhi was gunned down in Arizona by Frank Roque in the belief that the Sikh petrol pump owner was indeed an Arab. A decade later, there has been little respite for the Sikh community that is still routinely subjected to misdirected racial taunts and occasionally even life-threatening attacks. Activist groups in that country have noted as many as 700 to 1,000 cases of hate crimes against Sikhs since 9/11, and have even requested the authorities to register such cases under a separate category, instead of tagging them as a general anti-Muslim hate crime, as is currently the practice. Such a distinction is the key to gauging the extent of the collateral damage that the Sikh community has suffered since 9/11.

Having said that, it must be mentioned that it is imperative for American society to look beyond the Sikh-Muslim differential argument, and assert that there is no reason whatsoever to target members of either community. That this has actually been the case where members of a particular faith have been gunned down within their place of worship is really a shame upon America. What makes matters worse is that the US Government has done little to prevent the contagion of racial hatred from spreading across the country. Yes, it has made some noises in that direction but words without action mean little. Also, it has taken almost no steps to protect the vulnerable groups. The Sikhs in Milwaukee, for instance, had reportedly asked for protection in the face of growing number of racial attacks but the authorities paid no heed. Consequently, the community was left defenceless against a gun-wielding crazy like Wade Michael Page, a ‘white supremacist' and ‘frustrated neo-Nazi'.

Yet, this is not the first time that a potent mix of racism and ignorance, fuelled by a dangerously easy access to firearms, has led to such an explosive situation. From the recent massacre at the Aurora movie theatre in Denver, Colorado back to the 1999 carnage at Columbine High School, there is a long list of madmen with guns going on a shooting spree that should have sparked a debate on America's dangerous gun laws. However, as the muted response of both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in this regard shows, there is a conspicuous lack of political will to take on the subject — no matter, the growing number of dead.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; shooting; sikh
Another editorial blames "access to firearms" for the massacre in Wisconsin.
1 posted on 08/08/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

I guarantee yesterday more minorities shot, maimed, and killed other minorities than all the white racists combined.
The assertion that the Sikh temple shooting was a sympton of something greater is just dumb leftist propaganda.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 1:12:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: Jyotishi

*YAWWWWWN*


3 posted on 08/08/2012 1:17:33 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Jyotishi

The killer is a crazy anti-Semite. He has more in common with liberal elites who undermine Israel than he has with Tea Party members....

Oh, and more people are killed in Chicago in any given two week period... than were killed by this evil nut... some perspective would be good.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 1:27:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: Jyotishi

I have zero issues with Sikhs, Hindus, Zorastrians, Buddhists, Shintoists, Animists, Rastafarians or Voodoo adherents. None of them have ever wished me any harm. On 9/11, muslims made it plain that they wish me harm. I didn’t start it but it won’t be over until I’m done and surrender is not an option. That’s not racism or prejudice. It’s a reasoned response to a plain threat.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 1:36:38 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: muir_redwoods; MHGinTN

You assume a homogenity that does not exist.

I fear Americans, American moonbats and their progressive minions, far greater than the average Muslim.

Barack Obama is a greater enemy to America than the King of Saudi Arabia or the Emir of UAE. The President of Indonesia doesn’t even register on the gage of enemy when compared to Barack Obama


6 posted on 08/08/2012 1:46:46 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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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.

Of course we can deny it! Given the fact we can't ask him what brought his rampage about, given time and examining his personal records, we can hazard a guess as to what caused him to do what he did.

I get so tired of people jumping to conclusions over and over again.

Mark

7 posted on 08/08/2012 1:48:32 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: bert

The King of Saudi Arabia has spent tons of money promoting radical Islam; other members of the royal family directly supported the 9/11 plotters.

They are NOT our friends.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 2:28:26 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Jyotishi

Personally, I wish the Sikhs in the US would feel the need to conduct a goodly amount of revenge on this guy’s peers; because when Sikhs get their wind up they can be pretty ferocious.

As a people Sikhs tend to be middle class, entrepreneurial and professional, and are very pro-military in whatever country they live. Good citizens.

The British in India organized the Sikh Regiment, which still exists, and is perhaps the most decorated combat regiment in the world. They fought in WWI and WWII, and the British still have a Sikh Battalion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sikh_Regiment

Until recent years, most of the officer corps of the Indian army were Sikhs.

Their service in the US military has been exemplary.

In any event, I would not hold it against the Sikhs if they sent a half-dozen serious warriors to pay a visit on these white supremacist scum and to teach them a lesson that they would never forget.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 2:33:46 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: GOPJ

A big percentage of so-called members of US neo NAZI groups are undercover FBI or federal paid informants, is this Sikh temple killer mutt? Don’t count on Eric Holder’s crew telling us the truth at the end of the investigation.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 2:46:32 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

> In any event, I would not hold it against the Sikhs if they
> sent a half-dozen serious warriors to pay a visit on these
> white supremacist scum and to teach them a lesson that they
> would never forget.

If something like that does happen then I’m sure that law enforcement will stop it as soon as they can, that is, unless Holder has supplied them with weapons.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 2:51:48 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: MarkL

> I get so tired of people jumping to conclusions over and
> over again.

It’s only when a Muslim commits a massacre shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Ft. Hood) that we are not supposed to jump to conclusions.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 2:57:02 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

The more he writes about race and violence the more I believe I need a gun to protect myself. The police can’t protect me if someone is really bent on killing. Anybody could be attacked for their race or for any reason really.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 3:16:32 PM PDT by virgil
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To: virgil

I agree. The duty to protect oneself and loved ones is of the individual.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 3:21:09 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Given the combat proficiency of a lot of Sikh warriors, I can imagine that by the time the police arrive, they will be faced with an enigmatic clean up detail, with not a Sikh in sight.

Traditional Sikh weaponry are called “Shasters”, which are a variety of swords, knives, spears, and a variety of other devices, but they have no inhibitions against guns, either.

I have no idea how, or to what extent, they would carry out their revenge, but it could be most impressive.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

> Given the combat proficiency of a lot of Sikh warriors, I can imagine that by the time the police arrive, they will be faced with an enigmatic clean up detail, with not a Sikh in sight.

Many Sikhs, especially the ones born in the West, do not wear turbans and don’t keep long hair or a beard. Tey would be difficult to detect anyway.

> I have no idea how, or to what extent, they would carry out their revenge, but it could be most impressive.

Yes they took out a prime minister. Sikh guards killed Indira Gandhi when she ordered the military to attack their Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

What I read is “more HB-1 visas please”. The article is so stupid it’s insulting to the writer.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 4:01:10 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

You may or may not want to write a comment in it but their comment area is below the article here:

http://dailypioneer.com/columnists/item/52167-propaganda-of-hate.html


18 posted on 08/08/2012 4:07:38 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Thank you, I did. I don’t know if it will be accepted however.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 4:34:29 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Your comment is there on top of other comments. Great!


20 posted on 08/08/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi
So far this year 6 Sikhs have been shot by Neo Nazi whack jobs.

So far this year over 3,000 blacks have been shot by other blacks.

Which is the epidemic? Which is the outlier?

21 posted on 08/08/2012 4:46:57 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Gabrial

> So far this year over 3,000 blacks have been shot by other blacks.

That’s a black holocaust at the hands of their own!


22 posted on 08/08/2012 5:05:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

They’re great singers and dancers. BORDER is one of my favorite movies.


23 posted on 08/08/2012 5:16:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jyotishi
"But there is no denying that his actions were a direct result of the hate campaign against non-Whites"

So, did the shooter call this writer up and confess that this was his motivation this or is this just "editorilizing"?

The Kenyan must go.

24 posted on 08/08/2012 5:27:08 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: bert

None of the non-muslim groups I mentioned were harbored by the house of Saud while they plotted to fly airplanes into American buildings.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 1:23:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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