Love Park vigil tonight to honor victims of Sikh temple shooting

    A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Love Park for victims of the Sikh temple shooting at Oak Creek, Wis.

    Vigils are being held across the country Tuesday in support of the victims. Here’s a list. 

    One of the most touching pieces I’ve read so far about the hateful killings comes from Amardeep Singh, an associate professor of English at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. 

    In the article that appears in the New York Times of India, he writes: “At times, living in the United States has seemed like an amazing privilege for my family. This year, we were out waving our little American flags with the rest of the neighborhood during the July 4th parade in our suburban Philadelphia town. And yet a senseless event such as this one reminds one how awfully precarious the American dream can be.”

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    And from a former colleague, a sobering reminder that the temple shooting is the latest example of senseless violence, but sadly, not the only one. 

    In Salon, Susan Campbell writes: “Early Monday morning, someone set fire to the Islamic Society of Joplin during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. The mosque couldn’t be saved, so now there are 50 Muslim families in Joplin, Mo. — the same town devastated by a tornado last May — without a place to worship.”

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