Shooting at American Sikh Temple
By now many of you are already aware of this. A gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee this morning, killing 7 and wounding others. After a gunfight in which one police officer was badly wounded, the gunman was shot and killed.
The recent shooting by James Eagan Holmes was more deadly, but this one has obvious religious overtones, since it happened at a place of worship. They have not yet released any information about the shooter, other than he was not known to be connected to any hate groups. However, the article above mentions that this is being treated as a terrorist incident by a single individual. This is what is known as “lone wolf” terrorism, and can be the most difficult to stop or trace before it happens (larger organizations have a bigger footprint and communications within the group can be traced, tapped, or intercepted; larger organizations are also easier to infiltrate).
Because of my interest in religious extremism and terrorism, I am going to report as much as I can about this. Most terrorist incidents seem totally out of the blue, but this one especially so. A lone wolf terrorist attack against Sikhs in America? What did the Sikhs ever do to harm white Americans?