Sikhs are not Muslims. As far as coverage, this is comparable with any other shooting of this type. About the same coverage as the shooting at the Jewish daycare center in Cali a few years ago.
Also, you have to consider that the media fed into the sensationalism of the whole 'Joker' angle with the Colorado shooting and because the motivations were a lot more murky, on top of the booby trap mess going on. This guy was identified as a racist off the rip so I'm sure that's part of it, very little mystery to it.
Lastly, this had half the total body count and far, far fewer people injured.
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Re: White Supremacist Gunman massacres Sikh Temple
so, in most cases like this, the initial assumption should be (if you feel like making assumptions at all that is) that the shooter was a member of the community being victimized.
Prior to the ID of the shooter coming out, I was laughing with my GF suggesting that it was some idiot nazi who just confused Sikhs with Muslims (as is actually common in America; turban=muslim for some reason).
That this is an actual possibility makes me think, and not for the first time, that reality is just trolling us, waiting for us to call its bluff.
in the wake of a senseless tragedy, where innocent people were killed for apparently no reason, you don't understand why people might be attracted to something that gives the universe a coherent sense of order and justice?
1) the dark knight rises was a larger media event in general, thus there was the association factor.
2) a white supremacist being violent is a very manageable media narrative. People feel little need to engage with it beyond that fact, as it inherently "makes sense" in a way that a crazy person shooting up a theater doesn't.
3) gun violence in the DKR incident finally prompted some at least semi-serious talk about gun control, in this instance it was an ex-soldier using a legally owned pistol or 2, something even the strictest gun control (short of an outright ban) would do little to solve.
I have a suuuuuuper irritating co-worker who constantly whines about the evils of Religion. It's funny to me because, as a former JW, he reminds me a lot of some Jehovah's Witnesses I used to know. Very preachy.
So rich and white it's like I'm runnin gainst a cheeeeesecaaaaake
For every nutty believer that I've seen harassing people with promises of salvation I've come across just as many atheists willing to belittle others who to adhere to belief in nothing as they do. There are fools on both sides of the argument. Let's not pretend like the prominent atheists who go on television and insult believers look any better than believers haranguing from the pulpit.
So the Atheist finally got to you, ****ing quitter.
Don't get me wrong though, a diehard atheist can be just as annoying as a diehard theist. In my experiences though, they're far fewer and give up a lot easier. eg Never had an atheist tell me that if I didn't follow his/her religion and/or views, "insert negative* would happen to me upon death.
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Last edited by Robtard on Aug 7th, 2012 at 10:00 PM