I was in NYC shortly after 9-11 and witnessed a person of the Sikh faith berated on the MTA for his religion and ethnicity. He was called a "terrorist" by a group of illiterate thugs who know nothing of religion, politics, and 9-11, itself. This opened my eyes to how idiotic and uninformed Americans can behave in the presence of other Americans.
I keep thinking of that moment as I watch the news coverage. These people were clearly targeted. Reports are this temple had been targeted before. It would not surprise me if far-right xenophobia plays a part in this attack. Esp. knowing the far-right culture of Milwaukee. But I'm hoping I'm wrong.
"Esp. knowing the far-right culture of Milwaukee. "
Guess you don't know what you don't know. Milwaukee is the other half of the liberal Madison equation that gets Dems elected in Wisconsin.
As far as Sihks are concerned: they are well respected businessmen throughout the area. Besides being successful in business, they have been very generous contributors to many area charities. They are totally peace loving and self sufficient people, who are never involved in community agitating.
My guess is you can chalk this one up to another lone pea brain. We may know more after the presser in the Oak Creek police hdqr's in the morning.
Dude, that wasn't very witty. Step outside the trailer and have a look around to see why... see that "Ron Paul 2012" sticker on the trailer next to yours? on welfare.
See that Confederate flag on the trailer across from yours? Food stamps, and probably disability for "fibromyalgia"
See the "Palin for President " sticker on the 1975 Nova on cinder blocks in the dirt lot 8 feet from your door? Likely using food stamps to buy lots of cough medicine to make meth.