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“Politicizing” tragedy: discussing the Wisconsin shooting

Katie Toth

A deeply disturbing attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is shaking America right now. A “frustrated neo-Nazi” killed six people and critically wounded three before being shot by police himself. The temple attendees were preparing for their Sunday services before the shooting. Southern Poverty Law Center has released some new information about the alleged […] More »

Wednesday WTF: Shutting down "India's Michael Jackson" over Kirpans?

Graham F. Scott

12,000 people showed up at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary on Sunday night to see a concert by Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan. According to the Calgary Herald, about 10 of those concertgoers were wearing Kirpans, the ceremonial dagger worn by some observant Sikhs. When security guards at the venue refused those people entry, citing […] More »