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Son of Slain Sikh Temple Leader Challenging Paul Ryan

Amar Kaleka will run for congress, he tells AP

(Newser) - Challenging Paul Ryan in next year's congressional election: Amar Kaleka, the son of the Sikh temple president who was slain in the Wisconsin temple shooting last year. Kaleka says the shooting, which also killed five others at the Milwaukee temple his father founded, was a turning point for him,... More »

Sikh Temple Shooter Had 'Personality Change'

Wade Michael Page death officially ruled suicide

(Newser) - The white supremacist who killed six Sikh worshipers at a temple in Wisconsin had a major personality change in the year before the shooting, according to a newly released investigative report. Wade Michael Page's sister told investigators that he had become more intense, lost his sense of humor, and... More »

Army Tries Rooting Out White Supremacists

Hate groups have long used US military for weapons training

(Newser) - The Sikh temple shooting has put the spotlight on a longstanding problem in the US military: white supremacist soldiers. White supremacist groups have long encouraged members to join the military to learn the skills they'll need in an imagined future racial holy war, Reuters reports, and though the military... More »

Megadeth Singer: Obama 'Staged' Mass Shootings

Prez masterminded killings to pass gun ban, Mustaine claims

(Newser) - We could have guessed that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wasn't a big fan of Barack Obama—he did kind-of endorse Rick Santorum in February —but his latest diatribe against the president made his feelings crystal clear. At a concert in Singapore, Mustaine accused Obama of "staging" the... More »

Son of Sam Decries Gun Violence

'I have regrets more than words can say,' says David Berkowitz

(Newser) - Exactly 35 years after his 13-month killing spree came to an end, notorious NYC serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the Son of Sam, gave an interview to the New York Daily News in which he lamented gun violence and gave some insight into his reformed lifestyle. About 10 years... More »

Thousands to Honor Sikh Temple Victims Today

Eric Holder, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan will attend memorial

(Newser) - Thousands of mourners are expected to gather this morning to pay their final respects to the six worshipers gunned down by a white supremacist at their Sikh temple over the weekend in Wisconsin. US Attorney General Eric Holder will join mourners from around the world for the service, which will... More »

How to Fight Bigotry? Take Lesson From Sikhs

Their inclusiveness should remind US of its ideals: Arjun Sethi

(Newser) - Memo to bigots: Sikhs are not Muslims, even if the turbans confuse you. Whole separate religion going on there. But even as Washington lawyer Arjun Sethi, who grew up as a Sikh in America, points out the distinction, he doesn't want to dwell on it. That's because Muslims,... More »

Sikh Shooter Felled By Cop's 'Amazing Shot'

Sam Lenda hit Wade Michael Page from 75 yards away

(Newser) - Sikh temple gunman Wade Michael Page killed himself after being wounded by a police officer—and that officer delivered "an amazing shot," according to the FBI's special agent in charge of the Milwaukee division, who watched the video. The officer shot Page in the abdomen, seriously wounding... More »

Temple Shooter's Girlfriend Praises 'Heroes' at Scene

Misty Cook says put focus on them, not her

(Newser) - The ex-girlfriend of the man who opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is drawing scrutiny of her own from police, but her first public statement is all about offering solace to the victims. "The reaction of the Sikh community around the world has been admirable," Misty... More »

Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Self: FBI

Wade Michael Page shot self in head after being shot by police

(Newser) - Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head after he was shot and wounded by police, the FBI announced at a news conference today. An FBI special agent added that investigators have interviewed more than 100 people, combed through Page's email, and... More »

Cops Arrest Sikh Temple Shooter's Ex

Misty Cook busted for gun, also linked to white-power groups

(Newser) - Wade Page's ex-girlfriend and fellow white supremacist has been arrested on a weapons charge after police searched the home she shared with the Sikh temple shooter until a few weeks ago. Misty Cook, a 31-year-old nursing student, was busted on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a... More »

Mitt Laments 'Sheik' Temple Tragedy

It was the end of a long day: spokesman

(Newser) - You say "Sikh," Mitt Romney says ... "sheik." The campaigning candidate yesterday lamented the mass shooting inside a Wisconsin Sikh temple, but he mistakenly used the Arab Muslim honorific instead. “We obviously have challenges around the country. I was in Chicago earlier today. We had a... More »

Army Demoted, Discharged Sikh Temple Shooter

Wade Michael Page bought murder weapon days before the attack

(Newser) - More is emerging on suspected Sikh temple gunman Wade Michael Page: The white supremacist and former Army soldier was demoted in rank and discharged in 1998, the LA Times reports. A military official didn't say why Page received a general discharge rather than an honorable one after 6 1/2... More »

Sikh Temple Shooter Heavily Involved in Skinhead Scene

Wade Michael Page a member of 2 white power music groups

(Newser) - More details are emerging on Wade Michael Page , the Army vet suspected of killing six at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, and his involvement in white supremacist groups . Over the past 10 years, Page played guitar and sang in at least two skinhead punk bands, Fox News reports: Definite Hate... More »

Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect IDed Wade Michael Page

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot dead by a cop has been identified as Wade Michael Page, sources tell Fox News . And more details on Page are trickling in, by way of NBC and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel :
  • The 40-year-old
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7 Dead in Wisconsin Temple Shooting

FBI treating it as domestic terrorism

(Newser) - At least seven people are dead and several injured after a shooting at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Police are still sorting out the chaotic scene, but at least one gunman opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. The... More »

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