Sikh temple gunman urged white supremacists to act

4:18 AM, Aug 7, 2012   |    comments
Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting suspect Wade Michael Page
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OAK CREEK, WI (AP) - The man who opened fire in a Wisconsin Sikh temple posted frequent comments on Internet forums for skinheads, repeatedly exhorting members to act more decisively to support their cause.

A day after Wade Michael Page's attack, authorities were trying to determine why the 40-year-old Army veteran targeted total strangers in a house of worship. Detectives cautioned they might never know for sure.

But the picture of Page that began to develop suggested he was a white supremacist who wanted to see his beliefs advanced with action.

Page, who was shot to death by police, described himself as a member of the "Hammerskins Nation," a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has branches in Australia and Canada.

The Associated Press

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