Monday, August 6, 2012
A Gunman Opened Fire at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin Yesterday, Killing Six.
There are about 700,000 Sikhs in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide. Sikhism originated in south Asia and has more than 19 million members in India. Sikhs share some traditions of other Indian religions like Hinduism and Buddhism, including the idea of karma. But Sikhs are NOT Muslim, and NOT from the Middle East.
UPDATE AS OF 5:37am 8/6/12
One witness to the shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin says the gunman never said a word, he just began firing. Six people died as worshippers prayed and meditated during Sunday services. The gunman was killed during a shootout with police and authorities are calling the incident domestic terrorism.