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Muslim Public Affairs Director on Sikh Shooting & Bachmann: 'There Is Consequence & Responsibility' With 'What We Say'
by Benny Johnson
Haris Tarin, the Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington DC, cautioned about the potential "consequence" of what people say in public when asked whether the Sikh shooting on Sunday had any relation to Michelle Bachmann's inquiry into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within the U.S. government.
Soon after the shooting, unsubstantiated commentsbegan circulating on Twitter attempting to tie the bloody Sunday rampage at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to those raising questions about the Muslim Brotherhood. It should be noted that Islam and Sikhism share little common ground when if comes to political philosophy or religious history.
Tarin was cautious in noting that we cannot make a direct link right now between the shooter and the Bachmann inquiry, which his organization is labeling as a 'witch hunt', but did note that Americans should be more "reflective" on what they say:
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