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El Paso massacre suspect wrote an anti-immigrant 'manifesto' before the attack

El Paso massacre suspect wrote an anti-immigrant 'manifesto' before the attack, authorities say

Within hours of the massacre Saturday at an El Paso Walmart, law enforcement officials confirmed they were investigating an anti-immigrant screed that the suspect, a 21-year-old with North Texas ties, appeared to post online before the shooting.

The "manifesto," which is heavy on racist tropes, states "political" and "economic" reasons, among others, for an unspecified planned attack.

Why are Sikhs targeted by anti-Muslim extremists?

"It's a common thing," says Balvinder Kaur Saund, a Labour councillor for the London Borough of Redbridge and chair of the Sikh Women's Alliance, "to walk through an estate in [some parts of east London] and young boys throw stones and shout 'Taliban' at you. I have seen that myself." She was once with a man – a Sikh who wore a turban – when some youths shouted "Osama" at him. "I wanted to retaliate but he said 'Just ignore it and carry on walking'." She thinks many more incidents go unreported.

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Wade Michael Page and the rise of violent far-right extremism

On Saturday 28 July 2012, Wade Michael Page walked into the Shooters Shop in Wisconsin to buy a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, and ammunition. Eight days later, the 40-year-old military veteran arrived at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek and began shooting at members of the congregation who had gathered to prepare a meal. During the shooting, six members of the Sikh community, one police officer and the attacker were killed.

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