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When they said war is going to wage on religion, I didn't think they meant this! SAD!!!


7 Dead in Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple Near Milwaukee

By COLLEEN CURRY

Aug. 5, 2012

Seven people are dead after a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin this morning, according to police.

Two others, a civilian and a police officer, were injured and were being treated at a local hospital. At least one suspected shooter is among the dead, Greenfield, Wisc., police chief Brad Wentlandt said today.

Police are still trying to determine if there was another shooter involved in the attack, during which at least one gunman walked into the temple around 10:25 a.m. and opened fire. Wentlandt said the calls reporting different shooters may be separate reports of the same gunman.

The first police officer to arrive on scene after a flurry of 911 calls exchanged gunfire with the shooter, receiving multiple gunshot wounds in the process. He was rushed into surgery at Froedtert Hospital, the main trauma center in the Milwaukee region, Wentlandt said.

"An officer arrived and engaged a suspect. That officer was shot multiple times. He is expected to survive," said Wentlandt at a hastily-arranged briefing for news media.

The gunman, he said, "is down on the scene and is presumed deceased."

Four others were found dead inside the temple, while three people, including the shooter, were found dead outside the building.

Police are still performing tactical searches of the building to ensure that they have evacuated all of the injured people and cleared the building of any additional shooters.

Wentlandt said, "We believe we have the situation contained here" at the temple. But he also said, "we do not know if there are other shooters at the scene."

He asked media outlets to stop broadcasting aerial footage from helicopters on television, because of tactical operations that were ongoing at the scene.

Among those shot was the president of the temple, Satwant Singh Kaleka, who recently hosted a state representative and the county district attorney to discuss a recent rise in violence against area Sikhs at their stores and businesses, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

On Sundays Sikh temples, called gurudwaras, serve a community meal at which anyone is welcome, as part of their community service. The meal, known as a langar, follows the morning services.

The Sikh religion originated in the Punjab region of India. Men in the religion are

According to information broadcast over police radio, a witness to the shooting told law enforcement the shooter was a white male, bald, with a heavy build. He was wearing a sleeveless T-shirt, according to Oak Creek Patch. He was last seen with two handguns.

A spokeswoman for Froedtert Hospital, the main trauma center in the Milwaukee area, said that three men were taken there and the hospital was ready to receive more, according to the Associated Press.

Federal agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms bureau were sent to the scene of the shooting, two government officials told ABC News.

There were more than a dozen ambulances parked outside the temple, and police moved media and a handful of bystanders to an area near the temple.

Amardeep Kaleka, a member of the temple, told ABC affiliate WISN his father was inside during the shooting and his mother was hiding inside, believing the gunman was still inside. Kaleka said that a priest called for emergency help after the shooting.

Source: ABC News

Also: Shikh Temple Shooting

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As the system descends to it's final depths, demonic influence is going to have these jokers so out of control, I will not be surprised if we have to start locking the Kingdom Hall during the meetings. If they attack Babylon the Great, what's to stop someone from attacking Kingdom Halls. There have been incidents in recent years. Thank goodness for that final talk at the district convention, "Never Let Your Heart Become Terrified". :nope:8-)

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As the system descends to it's final depths, demonic influence is going to have these jokers so out of control, I will not be surprised if we have to start locking the Kingdom Hall during the meetings. If they attack Babylon the Great, what's to stop someone from attacking Kingdom Halls. There have been incidents in recent years. Thank goodness for that final talk at the district convention, "Never Let Your Heart Become Terrified". :nope:8-)

I am not saying that we can blame everything on the demons but in Jesus day there were many who were possessed

and because of that were very violent. It is interesting the scripture uses the phrase "in sound mind" or some translations say " right mind"

(Luke 8:35, 36) . . .Then people turned out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons came out, clothed and in his sound mind, sitting at the feet of Jesus; and they became fearful. 36. Those who had seen it reported to them how the demon-possessed man had been made well.

Why the demons chose this particular person to possess the account doesn't say except that :

(Luke 8:27) . . .But as he got out onto land a certain man from the city who had demons met him. And for a considerable time he had not worn clothing, and he was staying, not at home, but among the tombs.

Had he given any indication before that he was somehow interested in demons or was it just a random choice on the part of the demons?

We just don't know who is under such demon influence and what they will do next. However we can be sure that the demons must be just as active, if not more so, today as they were in Jesus time. He had to battle with them it seems almost every day.

(Matthew 4:24) . . .and they brought him all those faring badly, distressed with various diseases and torments, demon-possessed and epileptic and paralyzed persons, and he cured them. . .

They had the power then, and they surely do have the power today, to affect people physically and mentally.

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Other news indicated that this man was a retired army veteran who had issues with misconduct. He was also pictured as being part of a hate group, as he was photographed in front of a nazi symbol as well. Sadly, this was racially motivated. Any excuse to hurt someone else seems.

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As the system descends to it's final depths, demonic influence is going to have these jokers so out of control, I will not be surprised if we have to start locking the Kingdom Hall during the meetings. If they attack Babylon the Great, what's to stop someone from attacking Kingdom Halls. There have been incidents in recent years. Thank goodness for that final talk at the district convention, "Never Let Your Heart Become Terrified". :nope:8-)

We had been locking our doors for a few years now for the evening meetings...:readbible:

truly sad though

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Our police chief just sent us all this e-mail:

Good afternoon,

I am sure we have all seen and read about the horrific recent shootings at the movie theater in Colorado and in the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. These types of random horrible crimes often put ordinary citizens into the path of what police call an Active Shooter Incident. I thought it was important to put valuable information into your hands on how best to prepare yourself in case you are ever confronted with such a situation.

It is my hope that we are never confronted with an Active Shooter situation; however, as police we are prepared and have trained for these situations. The below video was created to help people understand the situation and how best to survive if confronted with an Active Shooter Incident. While these types of situations are rare, they can occur anywhere. As we have seen they are occurring in offices, schools, churches, malls and grocery stores.

These incidents are very real and we feel it is important that everyone be as prepared as possible. By understanding what to do in an emergency such as this, you will be able to assist your co-workers and the responding police by maximizing your safety and minimizing the impact on lives. Please view the video below and take the time to discuss with your co-workers.

Thank you and stay safe,

Patrick Moers

Police Chief

ED - Caution GRAPHIC (it does show people getting shot with a shot gun!)

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