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In the aftermath of shooting rampages in Colorado, Virginia and elsewhere, victims' families have clashed over how to distribute money donated by well-wishers. But after a gunman killed six worshippers at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple last year, survivors and their families vowed not to let money divide them.
The Sikh temple where a white supremacist killed six people earlier this month has been largely repaired. A crisp new American flag flies out front, prayer services have returned to a normal schedule, and walls once scarred by gunfire are now covered with banners of support from around the world.
I am deeply saddened by Sunday's tragic events at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin ("Police: 7 dead, including suspect, at Sikh temple," Web, Sunday). The temple is a place of worship with the purpose to develop people into better human beings.
His community under attack, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin president Satwant Singh Kaleka fought back with all his strength and a simple butter knife, trying to stab a murderous gunman before taking two fatal gunshots to the leg.
The attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin sent diplomatic shockwaves from Washington to New Delhi, with U.S. officials expressing anguish and condolences and Indian officials demanding protection for Indian-Americans, especially Sikh men who wear turbans and full beards and are sometimes mistaken for Muslims.