1. Christ, what an asshole.

    Page took orders from service writers describing repairs needed for customers’ motorcycles and delivered the parts to the mechanics. Trouble started because one of the service writers was female, Tew said.

    "He cussed my service writer out," Tew said. "Basically because he felt that she was beneath him giving him orders, and in fact she was over him. … He didn’t like taking orders from any female."

    Despite warnings, the clashes continued and Tew fired Page.

    Tew said Page did not come in contact with customers, and he recalled no racial incidents involving him until the day Page was fired. After Page was gone, Tew found an application for joining the Ku Klux Klan on Page’s desk.

    "I threw that in the trash can," Tew said. "He came back looking for it. And I told him I discarded that. He got all chapped again."

     
  2. The United States has been “enriched by our Sikh community, who are an integral part of our broader American family,” US President Barack Obama said on Monday as the gun-rich, trigger-happy country cringed in embarrassment at a what appeared to be a white supremacist hate crime against Sikhs gathered for a Sunday langar at Midwest gurdwara.
    — The Times of India does not mince words, does it.
     
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    cordjefferson:

The suspected Sikh temple shooter was in a white-power band whose album cover is a dead skinhead with cops in the distance (as opposed to the black guy getting his eyeball smashed out). The album was called Self Destruct.

Yup. And yet the authorities are supposedly hedging on the “domestic terrorism” characterization.

    cordjefferson:

    The suspected Sikh temple shooter was in a white-power band whose album cover is a dead skinhead with cops in the distance (as opposed to the black guy getting his eyeball smashed out). The album was called Self Destruct.

    Yup. And yet the authorities are supposedly hedging on the “domestic terrorism” characterization.

     
  4. The man authorities say killed six in a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple before police shot him was a heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, sources told Fox News, but what triggered his rampage remains unclear.

    Sources identified the dead suspect as Wade Michael Page, who was at one time attached to the Fort Bragg Army installation in North Carolina. Local authorities have scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference, where more details may emerge about Page and what the FBI is treating as an act of domestic terrorism in the temple, in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Six people were killed and four wounded, including a police officer, before the man being identified as Page was shot dead by a police officer.

     
  5. Most people are so ignorant they don’t know the difference between religions,” said Ravi Chawla, 65, a businesswoman who moved to the region from Pakistan in the 1970s. “Just because they see the turban they think you’re Taliban.
     
  6. Officials: Sikh temple shooting an act of “domestic terrorism”

    Well, there you have it:

    Tattoos on the body of the slain Sikh temple gunman and certain biographical details led the FBI to treat the attack at a Milwaukee-area temple as an act of domestic terrorism, officials said Sunday. The shootings in Oak Creek, Wis., left seven dead, including the gunman, and three critically wounded. One of the injured was a police officer who was expected to survive. A federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media refused to say whether the gunman was thought to belong to a hate group or some other violent group because the investigation was still unfolding.

     
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    angryblacklady:

    It’s unclear exactly what is going on, but early reports say at least 4 people are dead and up to 30 have been injured in a shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin just south of Milwaukee.

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    This is terrifying. Other sources:

    Milawaukee Journal-Sentinel Online

    #templeshooting on Twitter

    @MegRobertson

    Reddit

    HuffPost Crime