Sikh Temple Shooter ID’s as 40 Year Old Wade Michael Page That Left 7 Dead Including the Gunman … Called Domestic Terrorism
The gunman responsible for yesterday’s Sikh Temple mass murder shooting has been identified as 40 year old Wade Michael Page. According to police, The attack is treated as “a domestic terrorist-type incident”. However, while the FBI is investigating whether this matter might be an act of domestic terrorism, no motive has been determined at this time.”
In an attack that the police said they were treating as “a domestic terrorist-type incident,” the gunman stalked through the temple around 10:30 a.m. Congregants ran for shelter and barricaded themselves in bathrooms and prayer halls, where they made desperate phone calls and sent anguished texts pleading for help as confusion and fear took hold. Witnesses described a scene of chaos and carnage.
Would this be considered terrorism or a hate crime? As reported at ABC News, the shootings are the work of a “white supremacist” or “skinhead.” So if the shooter, who was killed by police officers, was a skinhead or white supremacist, isn’t that the definition of a hate crime and not terrorism?
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Special Agent Thomas Ahern said the suspect had tattoos and that authorities were investigating whether he was a “skin head or “white supremacist” as two ABC Sources said.
“It is being investigated. And what his tattoos signified is being investigated. They are all pieces of a possible puzzle to learn what was his motive in carrying out such a horrific act,” Ahern said.