Faceoff: Indianapolis shooting leaves 4 Sikhs dead, Twitter calls it a racist attack | India News – Times of India
US President Joe Biden, who is faced with yet another mass shooting on his watch, called the Indianapolis massacre that killed at least eight people in total as a “national embarrassment”.
Hole was a former employee of the FedEx facility that employed a large number of Sikh workers and he was already on the FBI radar, although authorities said he had “no racially motivated violent extremism ideology” when they interviewed him in 2020.
However, many Twitter users believed that the mass shooting was yet another racist attack faced by Sikhs living in US.
That FedEx facility in Indianapolis is a workplace with over 90% Sikh employees. Don’t you dare say the mass shooti… https://t.co/5JCIkd4BBQ
— Prabh Dhillon (@prbdlln) 1618611911000
there are no words. the news out of indianapolis—of yet another mass shooting—is horrific. that so many of these ta… https://t.co/dQXJDfTLi9
— rupi kaur (@rupikaur_) 1618606844000
The mass shooting in Indianapolis breaks my heart. People of our community and families were taken from us. This sh… https://t.co/5LAiCrkbUd
— ashleen 🦋 (@ashleennxo) 1618617505000
‘Label it as a hate crime’
4 of the 8 victims killed in Indianapolis FedEx shooting were Punjabi Sikhs. IT WAS A HATE CRIME. Label it as one. https://t.co/MwbtvtUSdl
— ਜ🧬 (@jasp00ky) 1618625246000
‘90% of the Fedex employee at the facility are Sikhs’
In less than 2 minutes, a monster killed 8 and wounded 5 people working at a Fedex in Indianapolis. And we’ve just… https://t.co/lg6IJhvHzK
— Jo Kaur (@SikhFeminist) 1618596466000
This was a targeted hate crime. Majority of the employees at that facility were Sikh. This guy, an ex employee, new… https://t.co/VmnLJiIkOO
— Monica Gill (@Monica_Gill1) 1618604757000
‘There is a history of violence against Sikh community in US’
DID YOU KNOW: 4 of 8 victims of @FedEx massacre in #Indianapolis were Indian #Sikhs who have been targets of… https://t.co/sXwHrQcDcD
— Arsalan Iftikhar (@TheMuslimGuy) 1618624526000
(1/3) NEW: The South Asian Journalists Association and @aaja are issuing style guidance and historical context for… https://t.co/RgxzGZn9AX
— SAJA (@sajahq) 1618615140000
There were others who questioned hypocrisy of ‘liberals’ and accused them of outraging on a hate crime only on the basis of the race of the shooter.
BREAKING: The shooter who killed 8 people at the Indianapolis FedEx facility has been identified as 19-year-old Bra… https://t.co/lPedO6C3Px
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) 1618601250000
Why is the identity of the shooter in Indianapolis being withheld. Does anyone know?
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) 1618592699000
There were calls for gun reform.
All you need to know right there… #Indianapolis#GunReformNow 👇👇👇 https://t.co/T8bigvR4cs
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) 1618589261000
Akali Dal spokesman Manjinder Singh Sirsa also reacted.
We urge @DrSJaishankar Ji to take stock of the entire situation post Indianapolis Hate Crime. We are hopeful the US… https://t.co/KyVQYCljeP
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) 1618626329000