Sunday, August 5, 2012
SIKH TEMPLE SHOOTING, NO PLACE IS SAFE IN AMERICA?
The other time it was inside an university classroom in Oakland California that a deranged South Korean man opened fire and sent seven students out of this world, wounding three others in the process. The other day it was in a movie theater in Aurora Colorado that another mentally challenged man dispatched twelve innocent people watching a movie to meet with their maker without asking if they consented. And just today, it was inside a holy temple of the Punjabi India people Sikh religion that another lunatic shot and killed six worshipers and you ask yourself are these gunmen not aware that certain grounds are sanctified and spilling blood thereon a no no? Icheoku asks, where else is safe in America for someone to be and not be so afraid of the closeness of death that can claim his life at any time without more?
Something is terribly wrong with this morbid state of fear living in America has become, that classrooms, churches, temples, grocery stores, streets, hospitals and movie theaters have become a place where harbingers of death operate without remorse. What do we do America but to prepare ourselves that as we take a step outside of our various habitations, we might as well be taking our last step alive on this planet earth. Admitted even our places of abode are to certain degree, not even safe anymore either since many people have been killed by streaming bullets while sleeping on their own beds and in their own bedrooms in their abodes. The solution - we just have to live our lives as honestly as we can every day as if it is our last since no one knows where the next gun-ho killer would emerge to cause further mayhem. Otherwise what else can anyone do in such gun-infested environment where many people who should not have guns end up having an armory? To the Sikh community in Oak Creek Wisconsin, Icheoku sends our condolences and pray that you find solace that you are not alone at this trying times. America is praying for your healing and by faith, your loved ones are now in a better place.