…the words “domestic terrorism” were thrown around by the FBI.
US investigators on Monday probed a vicious attack on worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in which a gunman killed at least six people before he was shot dead by police.
…The Federal Bureau of Investigation said the probe into the shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, was in its early stages and that no definitive conclusions could yet be drawn.
“While the FBI is investigating whether this matter might be an act of domestic terrorism, no motive has been determined at this time,” Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson said in a statement.
Meanwhile, at the Ford Hood shooting, where 13 soldiers were killed by a Muslim jihadi for religious reasons was “workplace violence.”
Since very little public information has been released about the shooter, it’s entirely possible that domestic terrorism may be a motive, although it’s hard to see what the point of “domestic terrorism” aimed at Sikhs would be. Even amongst white supremacist dirtbags, you’d have to figure that Sikhs would be behind Jews, blacks, Hispanics, and Muslims on the “most hated” list.
Whatever the case may be, this was a horrific crime and my prayers are with the the victims, their families, and their friends.
Update: The killer is Wade Michael Page. He’s a 40 year old ex-soldier. A quick look-through did not turn up an obvious Twitter or Facebook account.