You just know that that's how the lamestream media are going to try to portray the tragedy in Oak Creek. Thus far, without exception, every time such an incident occurs, they try to tag a conservative or (most recently) a TEA Party affiliate for the crime - and each time, without exception, they've been forced to recant as the facts emerged.
Now, to be sure, the Sikh religion is a young one that began perhaps 500 years ago, and I know little about it, other than a lot of the guys wear turbans. I do know that they don't seem to get along with Hindus, who are, like the Sikhs, largely based in India. A few weeks ago, I passed a small group of Sikhs who were apparently commemorating a massacre of their members by Hindus in India that had occurred a few decades ago.
How - if at all - this might factor into the tragedy today is unknown (at least to me). As usual, it is useless to speculate. The act is sensless; thoughts go out to the officer who was able to stop the shooter, as well as to the families involved.
Seven people are dead in a shooting this morning at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman, and three others are wounded, including a veteran police officer who killed the shooter, authorities say.
Updated 3:00 p.m. PDT: all three wounded remain in critical condition.