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US Reassures India About Protecting Sikh Community
VOA news ^ | August 07, 2012

Posted on 08/07/2012 12:28:57 PM PDT by ravager

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 "as disturbed as any one of us is in India."

Authorities say a gunman Sunday killed five men and one woman at the temple near the city of Milwaukee, before he was shot dead by police.

Officials have identified the gunman as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. They say he served in the U.S. Army for about six years in the 1990s before being discharged for misconduct.

U.S. officials say they are investigating possible ties between Page and white supremacist groups and that the shooting is being probed as an act of domestic terrorism.

A U.S. group that monitors extremists - the Southern Poverty Law Center - says Page was a member of a white supremacist band called End Apathy.

Sikhs, who wear turbans and beards, have been mistaken in the United States for Muslims and sometimes targeted for hate crimes, including a Sikh who was killed in the state of Arizona four days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

President Barack Obama said "soul searching" is needed about how to reduce violence in America. He said Americans would "recoil" in shock if it turned out the shooter was motivated by ethnic hatred.

The president ordered flags at federal buildings to be flown at half-staff through Friday.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: india; shootout; sikh; wisconsin

1 posted on 08/07/2012 12:29:03 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

Perhaps someone will ask Mr. Krishna about the safety of Christians in India.........but I expect the typical “cricket symphony” on that topic.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Wonder Warthog

Is any Indian (Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, etc., et al.) safer in India than in the U.S.?


3 posted on 08/07/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ravager

Not only do Barry and Hillary pander and apologize to US ethnic groups, now they’ve taken the show on the road. People get killed every day, in numerous ways, everywhere that people live. India has been the scene of ethnic violence for millenia upon millenia, since the dawn of time. Them accusing anyone else of anything is like S.A. stormtroopers going door-to-door for Jewish relief.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 1:00:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ravager

Did the AnointedIdiot bow and apologize again? /s =.=


5 posted on 08/07/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by cranked
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To: ravager

I don’t know about right now, but there have been deadly clashes between Sikh and Hindus in the very recent past, specifically in the Punjab region.

But it is easier to blame the stranger than to look at oneself. And as others have mentioned, being a Christian in India is not always a pleasant experience either!


6 posted on 08/07/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: ravager

What’s the tally on sikhs and hindus murdering muslims so far? millions? Oh well. We are getting good at groveling.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 1:10:43 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: ravager

What’s the tally on sikhs and hindus murdering muslims so far? millions? Oh well. We are getting good at groveling.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 1:11:09 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: TigersEye
Surprisingly....the answer is yes!

According to UNODC the intentional homicide rate per 100,000 for US is 4.2 higher then that of India at 3.4. You lose!

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/Homicide_statistics2012.xls

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

9 posted on 08/07/2012 2:18:28 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager; Admin Moderator

Hey!, noob, that first link of yours just froze my browser and locked up my computer requiring a reboot. Something that hasn’t happened in years. What’s up with that?


10 posted on 08/07/2012 2:30:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Dont blame me if you have trouble using a computer noob! The link works just fine on my computer.
11 posted on 08/07/2012 2:35:57 PM PDT by ravager
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To: TigersEye

Works fine on my machine. IE, Chrome, FF...


12 posted on 08/07/2012 5:11:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

OK, thanks. Just seemed strange that both my browser and computer froze up for the first time in years when I tried to open it.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 6:40:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ravager; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

US assures Indian safety after Oak Creek Sikh massacre

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 8:32:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: TigersEye

So did you eat your humble pie yet?


15 posted on 08/08/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
Because of a ridiculous statistical comparison between India and the U.S.? LOL

Will that include comparisons of data gathering techniques, efficiency, parameters and protocols? I didn't think so.

16 posted on 08/09/2012 12:09:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
And you are quite the expert on judging statistical validity aren't you? You got anything better? Other then your own garbage mouth? I don't think so.

So have you figured how to use a computer and checked that link? Your humble pie is getting cold.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 1:17:55 PM PDT by ravager
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To: TigersEye
Their data collection and compilation techniques are explained in detail here.

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/United-Nations-Surveys-on-Crime-Trends-and-the-Operations-of-Criminal-Justice-Systems.html

18 posted on 08/09/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
Other then your own garbage mouth? I don't think so.

Given your posting history you're projecting, troll.

19 posted on 08/09/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ravager
UN data collection systems? LMAO

They can only collate data given them by the nations in question. That data is collected in far different ways based on different parameters in every nation. You may think we're as stupid as you are but ...

20 posted on 08/09/2012 1:44:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

If you are such an expert why dont you provide your own source/data? Oh I know, you got nothing!

You only got a mouth in front and an @ss in the rear. That’s all you got!


21 posted on 08/09/2012 2:25:15 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
You're kind of a foul-mouthed little twerp with nothing to say aren't you? LOL

UN = no sources

22 posted on 08/09/2012 3:10:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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