What an act so illustrative of our country and the utter ignorance of some of the people who live within our borders.
As I type this news is breaking of a single white man, 40-ish, who reportedly sports “9-11” ink work on his body, having murdered 6 men observing religious rites in a Sikh temple, and wounding 3 others, including the police officer who killed him.
Tragically, though, if the shooter wanted some pay back for 9-11, as it appears right now he does, he couldn’t have chosen a more unworthy target, if we are to rate religious Muslim targets that is.
Because in the scheme of things, while Sikhs are a peaceful sect, this much is true, their own brand of religion is one of non-violence, peace, and tenderness. Sikhs are the last people that could be targeted as terrorists. Yes they wear turbans, and Osama bin Laden wore a turban, and yes they wear beards, and Osama bin Laden wore a beard, but that is just about the end of it.
But the tragedy is, to Americans, one size fits all, and to this poor example of a human, the shooter, this error may just have been the one that led him to his terrible crimes. Instead of striking a blow for mom,
and apple pie, this individual brings out the utter worst of us, the ignorant vigilante with a gun. America