First lady to visit families of Sikh temple shooting victims
August 19th, 2012
12:59 PM ET

First lady to visit families of Sikh temple shooting victims

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin Thursday to meet with family members of those killed and injured in a Sikh temple shooting earlier this month, White House officials confirmed Sunday.

The shooting – which left six people dead and four others injured – occurred August 5 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The shooter, identified by police as 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page, was shot to death by police responding to the Sunday morning attack.

At a memorial service for the shooting victims, Attorney General Eric Holder labeled the attack on the temple "an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime" – the strongest denunciation of the rampage by a federal law enforcement official.

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  1. MaryM

    Thank you Mrs Obama. Americans know you have compassion for all Americans, unlike Ann with her "you People" remark

    August 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • drake mallard

      When times get rough you'll find out who your real friends are.

      True friends are the people who are there for you unconditionally.

      August 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • SafeJourney3

        Drake, that is so true

        August 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
      • Dont Ignore Sikh Supremacism

        We must strive for peace and love. But Mass migration of Sikhs destroys working class America, crushes them in unemployment, poverty, depression.

        Sikhs cultivate a pious image to attract, impress, deceive and back stab.

        History shows that Sikhs are the most violent people on earth. Sikh gangs are ravaging Canada with rape, slaughter and drug trafficking.

        Sikhs use beards, long threatening knives, combs, turbans, to segregate themselves. Why do they reject interracial marriage with Blacks and poor Hispanics?

        The Upper Caste Sikhs loot, maim, slaughter and persecute Lower caste Dalit Sikhs.

        Sikhs commit genocide of millions of female fetuses to produce male kids.

        Sikh Terrorists murdered 100,000 innocent Indian civilians during 80s, 90s. Sikh terrorists bombed Air India flight 182 in Canada and murdered 350 passengers in 1985.

        All 10 Sikh Gurus were upper caste Khatris. No lower caste Bhangis, Shudras, Chamars, Dalit Gurus.

        August 23, 2012 at 12:57 am |
    • rrd

      Almost as good as when Michelle said "for the first time I am proud to be an American"

      August 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
    • usa

      thats a coincidence, obamas got lashed out on for not commenting or showing up there to show support... since it was brought to everyones attention now mrs.obama shows up! thats not showing support, thats getting out of the red zone in politics... obamas havent done us any favors, so please continue to do nothing...

      August 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Howard

      Newsweek magazine is targeting its latest controversial cover at the Obama administration. It’s part of a devastating story written by esteemed British historian Niall Ferguson telling President Obama that it’s time to go and that the only team that can possibly turn the country around is the Romney-Ryan ticket.

      “In his inaugural address, Obama promised ‘not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.’” Ferguson writes in the cover story, “Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President.”

      “He promised to ‘build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.’ He promised to ‘restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.’” wrote Ferguson, who made some of the same arguments in a March 2012 Newsmax cover story, "Decision Time." “And he promised to ‘transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.’ Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.”

      “Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit,” Ferguson writes. “We are becoming the 50–50 nation—half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits.”

      August 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Dr. D

      Ann Romney has done more for others then Michelle Obama will do x 100 for the rest of her life..Amazing that you can be such a hateful person to a woman who has overcome MS, raised a lovely family, dedicated her life to helping others and been a wonderful role model. I noticve that Mrs. Obama a true horror of a woman (in the Marie Antoinette mode-as she went on foreign vacation after foreign vacation while Americans suffer) didn't go see the families of the murdered soldiers when that Islamic Jerk Psychiatrist murdered them did she??? It's because she is a pig.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:14 am |
  2. NAM VET

    OK ERIC.SO WHAT THE HELL WILL YOU DO? I KNOW YOU WILL PUT IT UNDER THE RUG AS YOU ARE TOLD TO DO. GET
    A LIFE AND BE SOMEONE LIKE THESE PEOPLE ARE. THEY ARE AMERICANS FOR AMERICA AND YOU SUCK THE OB
    LINE--SPIN AND FORGET. YOUR DAYS ARE LIMITED IN THE OFFICE YOU HOLD.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  3. NAM VET

    STAND BY YOUR MAN WHO DOES NOT EVEN THINK AS AN AMERICAN BUT A SUBVERSIVE, SHAME ON YOU BOTH.
    I LOVE AMERICA,WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT AGREE–GET A LIFE SOMEWHERE ELSE. AMERICA DOES NOT NEED SUBVERSE FOLKS IN THE PEOPLES HOUSE. "GOD BLESS AMERICA". FOR THOSE WHO ARE GODLESS-MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • SafeJourney3

      Nam Vet, all that hate will eat your up inside.

      August 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      AGENT ORANGE. This administration recognizes the health problems vets have had from the use of this toxic chemical. If you feel you are having health problems connected with the use of this weapon during your service in Cambodia or Vietnam, you can seek help by the Veteran's Adminstration under Obama's order to treat you.

      August 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  4. Phil Thomas

    @NAM VET you sound a little unhinged, stop buying into talking points that are not in any way true. How is your life adversly impacted by this president ? taxes are lower, we went from losing 400k jobs to creating 4 million, look do some research adn stop buying into the hate mongering the right is feeding you. There are a lot of people who don't like Obama because of this skin color but understand this the guy comes from roots that come closer to the average american than Mitt Romney ever has

    August 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Dr. D

      we created 4 million jobs? really? You mean in China and Brazil? You are aware that we have the smallest work force in the last 34 years? No? Maybe you should do some research and not take the words of the Communist in Chief (his Daddy was a Commie, his Mentor was a Commie his Grandfather was a Commie) as Gospel..Remember he only lies when his lips are moving.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:17 am |
  5. DarqueSide

    I'm glad Mrs. Obama will be meeting with the families of the victims. She is a woman of great compassion.

    August 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Yea, she's compassionate with taxpayer money plus politically it's good PR.

      August 20, 2012 at 7:58 am |
    • Latina/diana

      BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      August 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Howard/ Latina diana conjoined after-birth.
        Hey Howie, how about sharing your fav salsa recipe. We could use a good laugh.

        August 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • Dr. D

      she's so compassionate that while Americans suffer while her husband shut down oil drilling in the gulf she went to Europe and spent $10's of millions of our money...What a witch.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:18 am |
  6. Latina/diana

    Why didn't Aunt Esther (Ms.Osama) pay a visit to the border agent(fast & furious) that was killed by mexican cartels. You now why because it was not important. Aunt Esther and Osama could care less they need to get out of our WH as soon as possible. Yea Mitt/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    August 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
    • watching from Canada

      you sound all messed up, just like all Repugs do.

      August 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
      • Steveo

        Don't you have something a little closer to home to worry about? Like this?

        Quebec sovereignty movement From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Quebec separatism)

        August 20, 2012 at 11:06 am |
      • Latina/diana

        NO, JUST TELLING THE TRUTH WHAT DEMOBRACTS DON'T LIKE. STAY IN CANADA DON'T NEED IDIOTS LIKE YOU HERE .

        August 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
      • Dr. D

        oh yea, you sound like a scholar. Let's see the poster is messed up for pointing out that his Prsident and his Attorney General gave thousands of guns to Narco murderers who murdered 500 MExicans and killed 2 US border agent. Put the bong down and get some fresh air. Then figure out who is messed up.

        August 21, 2012 at 5:20 am |
    • Howard

      Latina/diana ... you're exactly right.
      Save America ... Dump Obama ...
      Elect Romney & Ryan in 2012 !!!

      August 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
      • Best for America

        I have figured it out. You just hate President Obama and all his family. It has nothing to do with policy or politics. It's actually a little creepy. I hope the secrete service reads these posts. You sound like someone they need to monitor very closely.

        August 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
      • Latina/diana

        hOWARD THAT CYNTHIA L. GIRL SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS DESPERATE LIKE "NANCY PELOSI" MAYBE SHE NEEDS BIDEN IN HER LIFE TO GIVE HER A REAL ROUGH UP. GO MITT/RYAN2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        MAYBE CYNTHIA L. IS FROM THE CORRUPTED CITY OF CHICAGO WHERE THEY ALL HAVE CORRUPTED BRAINS.

        August 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Howard And His Made Up Latina girl
        This is such a crack-up. YOU have guacamole smeared all over yer face! Somebody throw Howard some chips!!

        August 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Best for America

      Are you so hate filled that you cannot address the First Lady by name. This silly name calling makes you look hateful and uneducated. Is Aunt Esther your aunt or are you trying to make a racial slur. You failed, you did succeed in making yourself and anyone who agrees with your statement look bad. I am certain you do not speak for the family of the border agent but of course you care nothing about this agent. If you did you would not try to make your point by using a racial slur.

      August 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
      • november2012

        you have things turned around here...the obamas are the hate mongers, the racists from chicago...look at their hate filled mud slinging campaigns....their shady past as well.

        August 20, 2012 at 12:15 am |
      • Howard

        You obviously can't figure ANYTHING out. You're just a blindly devoted obama follower, who continues to defend and rubber stamp everything he says and does ... no matter how destructive it is to America. Unfortunately, like the other Obama stooges, you love obama MORE than you love America. Also, in response to your comment about me and the SS ... once again ... this is the typical heavy handed thuggery you obama people stoop to in order to win at ANY cost. You don't have any idea what America and free speech is all about. You creeps, along with obama keep disrespecting and trampling all over our constitution ... this is just one of the reasons obama and you creeps must be defeated in November !!!

        August 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
      • Howard

        OH LOOK WHO'S BACK ... PEST OF AMERICA !!!

        August 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • Latina/diana

        NO IT'S NO HATE CAUSE IT IS THE TRUTH. AS "MS. OSAMA GETS OLDER SHE'S LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE AUNT ESTHER. LOOK THEY HAVE TO DRESS MS. OSAMA UP TO LOOK HALF DECENT. CAUSE SHE IS ONE UGLY WOMAN. JUST LOOK AN AUNT ESTHER AND MS. OSAMA SAME IDENTICAL MOUTH UGH. .

        August 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      HI HOWARD!!! When you dress up like Latina/diana do you shave your legs first?

      August 20, 2012 at 11:10 am |
      • Steveo

        I appreciate a good zing! Looks like you drew first blood!

        August 20, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • Latina/diana

        Cynthia L./Don't worry about me. Bet I am prettier than you and Aunt Esther. You sound like those old saggy ladies get a life...

        August 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • twyce4

      where were you when the war was going on ?? were u spitting that cat @#$% when GW and your GETTING OVER PARTY was SPENDING OUR MONEY LIKE HIGH SCHOOLERS .A VOTE FOR THE GOP IS THE END OF THE COUNTRY
      YOU FOOLS AND SELL OUT DEMS VOTED 4 GW 2 times AND 8 YEARS OF NEG JOB LOSS cant Be FIXED IN 3 yrs
      THATS FUZZY MATH LOL AND YOU TALKING A LIL FUZZY 2 ,SOUND LIKE AN OLD FISHEYED FOOL!!!!

      August 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
      • Steveo

        How many Bush policies did Obama keep?

        August 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • Dr. D

        Obama has spent more than all the Presidents that came befoe him Princess (almost)....Do you understand that he spent $5 trillion and achieved less than nothing?

        August 21, 2012 at 5:21 am |
  7. iluvusa4266

    Message to Sikhs. USA is a great country & we Sikhs love this country. Sikhs need to play their role in removing Ignorance prevailing amongst racist or militant groups by reaching out to militant groups, connecting with them & informing them – that i) We are NOT Muslims. We were born out of Hinduism as a part of anti-fanatic-Muslim movement in India 5 centuries ago. This is a fact & by revealing a fact you are NOT giving a message that it is OK to kill Muslims ii) Killing any human is wrong – whether Muslim or Sikh or any other.

    Daily prayer of Sikhs calls for “good, well-being, benefit, welfare, benevolence for EVERYONE i.e. all humans, animals, birds, nature etc. We believe in community service. Many Sikhs wear turban & have beard. Sikh turban is NOT Taliban or Muslim turban. Sikhs served in World Wars I & II. Just like American people, Sikhs have suffered at the hands of fanatic Muslims; from 15th century till now. Hindus suffered at the hands of fanatic Muslims since the last 11 centuries. It is real tragic that we Sikhs are misunderstood & mistaken as Muslims. Sikhs have no enmity with mainstream peaceful Muslims or any other religion.

    August 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  8. dd

    30 shootings this weekend in Chicago. That's the city of Michelle and Barack Obama. Why don't they visit Chicago every day? 10 shootings per day makes the Sikh innocent miniscule. Democrat Chicago, with tough gun control, is more violent than any of the last year's slaughters. Violence and murder is what makes Chicago click. Drug gangs fight for the Cartel Supply that is plentiful over the open borders. Chicago parents know that Obama is not doing anything to stop the killing of their children. But even the media doesn't help these parents. They don't care how many Black kids are murdered in Chicago each week. The rare white kills black story is what the media covers! Blacks killing Blacks means nothing to Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the mainstream news media. They hate Blacks!!!?

    August 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      So, dd, let me guess, you still believe in the NRA efforts to soften the sale of guns to minors, felons, background checks, 30 day wait periods after purchasing a firearm, number of bullets allowed in one clip??

      August 20, 2012 at 11:16 am |
      • usa

        i wonder if u look as ignorant as u sound... NRA doesnt sell guns to minors, and adding more gun laws isnt going to fix anything

        August 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  9. Cynthia L.

    Howard/ diana, Shall we congratulate you for coming out of the closet, Howard, or just push you back in and lock the door??

    August 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
    • Howard

      CINDY ... AS ELOQUENT ... ARTICULATE ... AND WITTY THE BLOGGERS ARE ON THIS WEBSITE ... NOBODY COULD POSSIBLY MAKE YOU LOOK AS STUPID AS YOU DO ... ALL BY YOURSELF.
      YOU CONTINUALLY MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF. AREN'T YOU EMBARRASSED, OR ARE YOU TOO DENSE TO EVEN NOTICE IT ??? CINDY ... PLEASE CONTINUE ... AS YOU HAVE ... IT'S VERY ENTERTAINING !!!

      August 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Howard Whose Skirt Just Blew Over His Head –
        Doesn't look like you bought yer skivies at Victoria's Secret. BWAH-HA-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        August 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  10. november2012

    is she going to tell them what they should eat?

    August 20, 2012 at 12:12 am |
  11. bb

    More wasted taxpayers money, Why arent u visiting Chicago ther were probably 20 killings there this weekend any thing to waste tax payers money and try to suck up for a vote. Get out of the whitehouse

    August 20, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      I suppose you waste your money donating to the NRA.

      August 20, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • bb

        Face it your boy aint gettin it done, he has not performed at all. He ran around like Madoona appoligizing for U.S. and thats just the first week his failures are too many too list love the elec car in finland and caly solar half bil bad dollars. Read somrthing besides msnbc its inlighting heres news week take a staggering 3.6 million Americans have been added to Social Security’s disability insurance program. This is one of many ways unemployment is being concealed.

        August 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
      • Latina/diana

        Cynthia L. Don't worry about how people waste their money they earned they can spent it however they want. Aunt Esther bougth a jacket for $7,000.000 now worry about that because it was taxpayers money you idiot. You sure are dumb "DEMOBRAT".

        August 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Howard Cross Dressing and calling himself Latina/diana –
        RYAN VOTED AGAINST a law requiring credit card companies to notify cardholders that they were raising their interest rates.
        RYAN VOTED NO on a bill to allow the Treasury Dept. to offer $300 Billion in loans to community banks to assist small businesses.
        RYAN VOTED YES to strip the Consumer Financial Agency of some of it's toughest rules.
        RYAN VOTED YES on a bill that delayed (for a year) new regulations on the kind of derivates that created the financial mess we are in at present.
        Bankers keep Americans "SHACKLED" in debt through sky high credit card fees and interest rates allowing the financial industry to make BILLIONS while they fight hard to keep hitting account holders with HIDDEN FEES to top their tanks. They are far from doing enough to stabilize the housing market by drawing down principles and placing moratoriums on FORECLOSURES.
        Romney's ideas on these matters are a disaster for consumers and a boon to WALL STREET who wants to run amok in an effort to get their hands on American wallets.
        Romney has said that in his first 100 days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules.
        When you go to http://www.mittromney.com concerning the housing crises there is no mention of it at all.

        August 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Latina/diana

      BB, THE OSAMAS ARE THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITES EVER. MS. OSAMA COULD VISIT THE SIKH PEOPLE BUT HAVEN'T HAD THE DECENCY TO CALL THE FAMILY OF THE BORDER AGENTS FAMILY (TERRY) WHO WAS KILLED BY MEXICAN CARTELS. NOW THIS IS THE BIGGEST 'BS' EVER BY THE OSAMAS. SO ALL OF YOU BLOGGERS THAT PRAISE THE OSAMAS YOU'LL ARE JUST HYPCRITES LIKE THEM. SO QUIT YOUR SOFT SORRY BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      August 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  12. Steveo

    What? They didn't send Biden?

    August 20, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  13. Cooper

    CNN ran an excellent op-ed by Valarie Kaur on Aug 17, 2012 entiled "President Obama, please come to Oak Creek".This visit is the PC answer to that.

    August 20, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  14. george

    AMERICAN HATER, AND RACIST

    August 20, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  15. demwit

    Thank you Mrs President.
    For the first time in my life, I'm proud to be an American.

    August 20, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  16. RetainingH20

    I applaud Mrs. Obama for visiting with the families of the victims. I know that this is all political posturing... but still it's important for people of the American Sikh community to know that our nation stands with them in this time of mourning. If a Republican becomes president, I hope the new First Lady follows her example.

    Unfortunately, I do NOT applaud A.G. Eric Holder. This is "an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime"? Duh. What about the Ft. Hood, Texas incident? Huh Eric? . That's what I thought. That was called an "act of workplace violence" by you and the justice dept.. Eric... you are perhaps the most crooked man to ever hold the post of Attorney General in the U.S. history. You do our nation a complete dis-service every day you show up for work.

    August 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
    • Dr. D

      oh yea the SIkhs need to know we stand with them..LOL Why? Who the hell cares? What about the black families and children murdered daily in Chicago or other cities around the nation? What about the military families who suffered as 30 people were murdered by an Islamic piece of garbage who actually had "SOA" Soldier of Allah on his military business card? Mrs. Obama is a hateful , narcicistic fraud and a very hateful woman.

      August 21, 2012 at 5:25 am |
  17. Latina/diana

    This Latina is a Republican. Hey Cynthia L. does this make your blood boil not all hispanics are "DEMOBRATS" Yes an I also proud to be an AMERICAN and have always been an American not like Aunt Esther biggest Hypocrit ever. Also you must be one of those welfare beggars that is why you love OSAMA.

    August 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • Steveo

      I happen to be African-American and no I am NOT a liberal! So Judy can call me any type of sandwich cookie she likes. I make up my own mind, Just like you do! !

      August 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • Howard

      @ Latina/diana ... Cynthia L. is obviously a blindly devoted obama stooge, who defends and rubber stamps everything he says and does ... no matter how destructive it is to America. Unfortunately, like the other Obama stooges, Cinthia L. loves obama MORE than she loves America. Cindthia L. loves to indulge in the typical heavy handed thuggery obama stooges stoop to, in order to win at ANY cost. They have no idea what America and free speech is all about. They're just creeps, who along with obama, keep disrespecting and trampling all over our constitution ... this is just one of the reasons obama and his army of corrupt, insulting, stooges, must be defeated in November !!!

      August 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Talk about being a flip-flopper, HowardLatina/diana ya'll have Mitt beat on this one.

        August 21, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      ALL THIS MEANS IS THAT LATINOS CAN MAKE MISTAKES TOO.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  18. jerrylax

    oh my that big bad NRA... and you think some getto freak gangster from chicago is going to belong to the NRA... who do you think the NRA represents? It is not the criminals... or the ignorant left wing voters, and I do mean ignorant.

    August 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  19. jerrylax

    for the second time in my life (64 years) I'm ashamed to have a first lady and president of this caliper...the first was the clintons..yuck! Lets get some adults back in the White House....

    August 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  20. etand

    After this month USA Sikh temple shooting, wanted to share one happy, surprising (and probably the first...) evening I had with some: http://jpgmag.com/photos/3403841

    August 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  21. iluvusa4266

    Message to Sikh Leadership: I am a US-based Sikh. Our Sikh leadership has failed us at all levels. It is a matter of utmost shame that it has been 100 years since we first came to the US & still we have not been able to get the most basic FACT across the Americans that – We are NOT Muslims. We were born out of Hinduism as a part of anti-fanatic-Muslim movement in India 5 centuries ago. This is a FACT & by revealing a FACT you are NOT giving a message that it is OK to kill Muslims. Killing any human is wrong – whether Muslim or Sikh or any other.

    Sikh leadership should have propagated the message that Sikhs & Muslims are poles apart. Our Sikh Gurus as well as the Sikh masses have suffered tremendously at the hands of fanatic Muslims. The underlying reason of the formation of Sikhs was to oppose the fanatic Muslims & to Stop the Conversion of Hindus into Muslims. Sikh leadership should have divulged by now (100 years for God sake) that if there were no Sikhs, Rajputs or Marathas in India, then the entire sub-continent of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka and Nepal – these nearly 1.6 BILLION people would have been Muslims today. It is sad that our Sikh leadership believes in cementing gold to Sikh temples & has never risen to the occasion.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  22. iluvusa4266

    Message to Sikhs. USA is a great country & we Sikhs love this country. Sikhs need to play their role in removing Ignorance prevailing amongst racist or militant groups by reaching out to militant groups, connecting with them & informing them – that i) We are NOT Muslims. We were born out of Hinduism as a part of anti-fanatic-Muslim movement in India 5 centuries ago. This is a FACT & by revealing a FACT you are NOT giving a message that it is OK to kill Muslims ii) Killing any human is wrong – whether Muslim or Sikh or any other.

    Daily prayer of Sikhs calls for “good, well-being, benefit, welfare, benevolence for EVERYONE i.e. all humans, animals, birds, nature etc. We believe in community service. Many Sikhs wear turban & have beard. Sikh turban is NOT Taliban or Muslim turban. Sikhs served in World Wars I & II. Just like American people, Sikhs have suffered at the hands of fanatic Muslims; from 15th century till now. Hindus suffered at the hands of fanatic Muslims since the last 11 centuries. It is real tragic that we Sikhs are misunderstood & mistaken as Muslims. Sikhs have no enmity with mainstream peaceful Muslims or any other religion.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:46 am |