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Sikh Community Responds to Wisconsin Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

On Sunday a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. Councilman-at-large and Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla and Sikh Coalition co-founder Prabhjot Singh discuss the shooting, and how the local community is responding.

Guests:

Ravinder Bhalla and Prabhjot Singh

Comments [13]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

roseellen,

As I said, I hope the NYPD monitors you and the people you hang with.

Aug. 06 2012 04:59 PM

Ed-i'm free "white" [or maybe not] and 21. And i speak my mind.Your unamerican police state values are of no concern to me.just exposes your hypocrisy after you got some unforseen blowback; 5 minutes after your professed values collapsed with the buildings.

Aug. 06 2012 04:14 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson

rose-ellen from jackson heights,

I hope the NYPD is following you and your friends around.

Aug. 06 2012 03:26 PM
rose-ellen from jackson heights.

The nypd is posting officers in front of sikh temples. So does that mean that for today anyway they're not following muslims around?

Aug. 06 2012 02:33 PM
Chris from 2nd Amendment

Why was nobody, except the shooter, armed, in the Sikh temple near Milwaukee? Until I know more, I can only speculate:
On Nov. 1, 2011 Wisconsin's concealed-carry law went into effect. The licensing process is just beginning. It may have been too soon for many people to have obtained Wisconsin licenses, authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons, under this newly restored right to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin.
In Florida, it took years, after right-to-carry laws were passed, to achieve gun licensing of 7% of its people. Violent crime there fell as more victims became armed.
Or:
People of Milwaukee may feel it’s too much trouble to carry in a gun-unfriendly environment.
The head of Milwaukee’s police force — notorious anti-gunner Chief Ed Flynn said: “My message to my troops is, if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, well put them on the ground, take the gun away, and then decide whether you have a right to carry it.”

Aug. 06 2012 11:36 AM
Jack Jackson from Central New Jersey

Sorry, gary...

Looks like the triggerman was a white supremacist former GI of which our country has too many. Don't know if the Sikhs were the intended victims or if he thought he was attacking a mosque. In this guy's mind, 'not white' is a good enough reason to point and shoot. Sick.

Aug. 06 2012 11:35 AM
chris

re: gary from queens

are you serious?

"...like most hate crimes, you will find fanatical Muslims as the perpetrators."

it sounds like you're grossly misrepresenting the facts of this incident to politicize this tragedy to fit your ideological bent.

Aug. 06 2012 11:27 AM
chris

re: gary from queens

are you serious?

"...like most hate crimes, you will find fanatical Muslims as the perpetrators."

it sounds like you're grossly misrepresenting the facts of this incident to politicize this tragedy to fit your ideological bent.

Aug. 06 2012 11:26 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Taher from Croton on Hudson said:

"This tragic incident is the result of hate mongering that has been going on since the election of President Obama. Expressions of Anti-Semitism, anti-immigration, and hate for the “other”
seems to be the order of the day."

Sounds like Egypt or any other Middle Eastern nation under the thumb of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Aug. 06 2012 11:14 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

Several issues come to mind:

1. That Americans are not well educated in various world religions, so they don't know the difference between Sikhs, Muslims, Druze, and a host of other members of unfamiliar groups. I know that we learned in 7th grade Social Studies about various religions, but I wonder if that is taught in schools now.

2. That we still have this gun control issue. The day before the Aurora shooting, there was a shooting in Tuscaloosa, AL, and subsequent to the Aurora shooting, there were several others, including at least two fathers who shot and killed their own children. This shooting at the gurudwara, sad as it is, is just one in a long line in a mere two-and-a-half week period. When will the NRA and the gun lobby realize that their right to bear arms is infringing on other peoples' right to live?

3. My heart goes out to the families of all the deceased victims and all the injured victims of all the shootings.

4. The families of the deceased victims should be in the forefront of the gun control lobby. Keep in mind that now that you know the heartbreak of our right to bear arms, maybe you will see the light and lead us on a path to peace.

Aug. 06 2012 10:47 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

This tragic incident is the result of hate mongering that has been going on since the election of President Obama. Expressions of Anti-Semitism, anti-immigration, and hate for the “other”
seems to be the order of the day.

Aug. 06 2012 10:43 AM
uscdadnyc from queens ny

I condemn the recent attacks on the Sikhs. I attended (and enjoyed their
cuisine) the NYC Sikh Day Festival held on 21_APR_12. The Sikhs are Respectful, Giving People. We all should stride to be the same

Aug. 06 2012 10:40 AM
gary from queens

They havent identified the killer yet. But like most hate crimes, you will find fanatical Muslims as the perpetrators. Look at the killings of Christians in Egypt, Sudan, and elsewhere.

Sikhs are not Muslims, yet Sunni Muslims kill Shia and vice versa.

Hate crimes against muslims in the US amounts to 7 percent of such crimes. Jews comprise over 80 percent of such crimes. Let's talk about THAT sometime.

Aug. 06 2012 10:17 AM

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