Pat Robertson blames atheists for the shooting at Sikh temple, but authorities identify him as a Skinhead
On August 6, 2012 At 9:55 pm
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Pat Robertson blamed atheists for Sunday’s shooting at the Sikh temple on The 700 Club today, calling them satanic people who hate God and saying, “They’re angry with the world, angry with themselves, angry with society and they take it out on innocent people who are worshiping God.”
He then continues to suggest that Christians talk about God’s love; in the hopes, it will have an impact to stop violence, when news sources never stated what the shooter's religious beliefs were, except to say they believe he was affiliated with a white supremacist group called the Skinheads.
Police identified the shooter as Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran, who allegedly belonged to a white supremacist group. Southern Poverty Law Center stated that Page belonged to a Skinhead band, called End Apathy.
Wade Michael Page was a member of two racist skinhead bands –– End Apathy and Definite Hate, a band whose album “Violent Victory” featured a gruesome drawing of a disembodied white arm punching a black man in the face. In the drawing, the fist is tattooed with the letters “HFFH,” the acronym for the phrase “Hammerskins Forever, Forever Hammerskins.”
According to Southern Poverty Law Center one of the Skinheads terms is Rahowa, which is "Short for "racial holy war," a slogan that originated with the neo-Nazi Church of the Creator; also the name of a defunct racist band."
Part of the evidence of officials believing the shooters actions were a hate crime were the suspect’s tattoos.
Page wrote frequently on white supremacist websites, describing himself as a member of the "Hammerskins Nation," a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has offshoots in Australia and Canada, according to the SITE Monitoring Service, a Maryland-based private intelligence firm that searches the Internet for terrorist and other extremist activity.