On citing the Sikh temple shooter’s possible ties to racial extremism
solutionsbecomeproblems says: “No confirmation has been made of the tie” —What kind of confirmation are you looking for? A non-Sikh white man attacks Sikh people in a Sikh Temple. Hmm, that’s not confirmation enough? You need a quote from the killer’s own mouth?
» SFB says: No, but a tie to an extremist group would probably do it. You can’t say that someone is tied to an extremist group without concrete evidence. Now if he held those views on his own (a lone wolf situation), that is another matter entirely, but as of right now, there is no confirmation that he is tied to another group. If he has these ties, this stuff will come out (and it’s probably safe to call this a “domestic terror” incident), but let’s not take for granted what we think we know until it’s in front of us. — Ernie @ SFB
EDIT: And now, via the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have some evidence of ties to extremism.