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I am sorry you were a victim

August 5, 2012

The ink on the stories is barely dry. The shooter’s name is still fresh on our minds. The victim’s faces are still etched in our thoughts.


A Khanda is a symbol of Sikhism.

We’ve barely fully grieved for the lives lost in Aurora, Co., and now another shooting. But, this time in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

So far, the news is reporting that six people were killed by the shooter, before he was gunned down by a law enforcement officer.

Many people are speculating why this happened at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. That comes later.

But, for now, this is me remembering the victims. And thinking about what they were feeling during their last moments of life. I’m sorry you didn’t get to die naturally. I’m sorry your life was cut short by a hateful act.

I am mostly so sorry that I live in a country where people think it’s OK to  walk into schools, theaters and temples to kill. I am so sorry.

“The biggest question is, if this is a hate crime, what did we do wrong,” someone on the scene told WTMJ.

To me the question is what did all of these victims do wrong?

In an interview with CNN, Surinder Singh, a spokesman for the Guru Nanak Mission Society of Atlanta, had this to say: “This is a crime against humanity.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 5, 2012 12:25 pm

    This is what happens when you live in a country, where a huge percentage of people think the 2nd amendment is more important than any other. How does the NRA explain to people belief in more lax gun control system to a person who lost their loved ones a gun man’s crazed hatred filled attack?

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