AMY GOODMAN: President Obama expressed condolences, Mitt Romney talked about the senseless act of violence that took place yesterday in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
JAISAL NOOR: I think by calling it a senseless act you are doing a disservice to the victims because this event happened on the morning on the Sikh day of worship on Sunday. This was clearly planned. The attacker knew the time when the Sikh community would be gathering. This was a planned and targeted attack, we should be very clear about that. Also, by calling it a senseless act, we are not acknowledging the deep problem we have in this country of whites supremacism, of racial violence against all people of color, and we’re letting ourselves off the hook by not acknowledging that. That is a dialogue, that’s a discussion that we need to have in this country; that this goes on all the time and no matter if you’re Sikh, you’re Muslim, you’re African-American or Latino, this is a constant problem, not only in suburban or rural areas but in cities as well.