Email L. Henry Platt, Jr.
The Sikh religion is the fifth largest in the world, and it demonstrates the peace it preaches. Since its founding in the fifteenth (Christian) century Sikhism has been led by a series of ten gurus (wise men). The only war waged by Sikhs that this writer can recall was to protect its Punjab homeland from militant Muslims, whose religion (Islam) is also proclaimed to be a religion of peace.
Sikhism is pantheistic and centers its moral goals as peace and respect for God and humans. Militant Islam is focused on political goals including but not limited to Sharia law and a worldwide caliphate.
It is indeed sad that a certain man (with a tattoo reference to 9/11) would seek to slay six peaceful Sikh worshippers at their place of worship. It is entirely reasonable to suspect that this man was a copy cat of James Holmes.
© L. Henry Platt, Jr.