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  •  time to eat your words (2+ / 0-)
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    Kaleka was not at the temple at the time of the shooting, but helped police interview witnesses in the aftermath. He said members described the attacker as a bald, white man, dressed in a white T-shirt and black pants and with a 9/11 tattoo on one arm -- which "implies to me that there's some level of hate crime there."
    the people who attacks sikhs in this country, post-9/11, are invariably white racists trying, in their pathetic ignorance, to kill muslims, because sikhs wear beards and turbans as part of their religious practice.

    i am sorry if it upsets you that white racists commit hate crimes at great regularity in this country, but that's the way it is. any time a non-christian, non-white population is targeted in a massacre, the odds are that it was a white racist who did it. from the target, you can usually guess the perp, in specific cases such as this.

    now america admittedly has lots of murders and massacres, and not all of them are race-based or committed by white men, but when the target is a gurdwara, and the reports are that a white guy with a shaved head was doing the shooting, it's not a mystery who did it and why. and it's not a hindu angry about indira gandhi or a sikh who has shaved his beard and head, and it's fucking absurd to frantically claim it might be, and throw a tantrum when you're called out on said absurdity.

    and for the record, i'm a white guy.

    •  Even a broken clock is right twice a day. (0+ / 0-)

      You must be proud of yourself.

      Doesn't mean it's appropriate to jump to conclusions. That's just common sense you should have learned in kindergarten. Remember the story about the boy who cried wolf? Even he was right once.

      When I made my statements it was not known nor had I seen any statements to suggest it was a white person. I stated that all along and I was right, we wouldn't know until we received reports of it.

      Last I read there was still no clear word on the motivation, although possible links to racists. Maybe that's changed. I've been trying to focus on something else for a while.

      And for the record, I'm half-not-quite-white. I've received both anti-white and anti-ethnic anger.

      -We need Healthcare Reform... but i'm selfish, I Need Healthcare reform-

      by JPax on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 12:53:03 PM PDT

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      •  no word on motivation? possible links to racists? (0+ / 0-)

        the guy was covered in nazi tattoos and was in a white supremacist band, for crying out loud. this isn't rocket science.

        •  I said I hadn't seen anything new. I'm avoiding it (0+ / 0-)

          Which is why I'm not in any of those new diaries. I got mad and needed to cool off.

          And what I said yesterday still stands in context of yesterday. As we learn more, we know more. I said it could be a white guy and a racist but that I wanted to wait to know for sure. Go back and check if you don't believe me. I know I said it somewhere, at least a couple of times.

          -We need Healthcare Reform... but i'm selfish, I Need Healthcare reform-

          by JPax on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:20:49 PM PDT

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