Sikh Temple Shooter Identity Revealed: Yesterday was a dark day for Sikhism and Wisconsin as a shooter barged into a peaceful Sikh temple and opened fire at innocent people. Around seven casualties have already been confirmed; over thirty are established as injured. A security officer tried to handle the situation but got shot and was injured badly. The temple’s Sikh chief was also injured in the attack.
The shooter is identified by the authorities as 40 year old Wade Michael Page, who is a veteran army officer and ex-chief of a white supremacist heavy metal band. He was reported to casually walk into the temple armed with a 9mm handgun; he immediately opened fire and emptied multiple ammunition magazines without uttering a single word.
According to the authorities Wade Michael Page entered the armed forces in 1992 and later is 1998 he was discharged. This information was given to the Associated Press on terms of complete confidentiality as no personnel is yet allowed to reveal any details.
A Southern Poverty Law Center spokesperson described Page as a desperate and frustrated neo-Nazi who was the leader of a racist and offensive white supremacist band. Mark Potok told the media that Page had been part of the music scene since more than ten years now and he has performed for bands like End Apathy and Definite Hate. Potok added that one should understand the horrendous message of hate in the bands’ names and Page did exactly what the bands did with their music – he spread hate.
Potok further added that there is a whole universe of white supremacist bands that operate ‘underground’ and they are all strictly against Jews and other minorities. He said that there was no information regarding supremacists hating Sikhs; however there is a slight chance that the Sikhs were mistaken for Muslims who are a target of these bands.