"Skinhead" is the operative word on yesterday's Sikh-killer-"...members described the attacker as a bald, white man, dressed in a white T-shirt and black pants and with a 9/11 tattoo on one arm -- which "implies to me that there's some level of hate crime there."
It may well have been that the Sikhs were fer'ners and that was enough; he may also have had the Sikhs falsely IDed as Muslims of some sort. Even if it was a false ID, the six folks at the temple are still dead, just like the Chinese guy who got killed in metro Detroit years ago (30 years already? Time flies) when folks took out their frustrations on Japanese car companies doing a number of the Big Three on the nearest available Asian.
By the way, Southern Poverty Law Center folks, this is a one-man hate group, if the early evidence pans out. Six more people dead than all the Chick-fil-A fans rung up in their venom-dripping chicken-sandwich runs last week. Please get back to keeping track of Nazis, skinheads and other violent bigots like yesterday's shooter (where you rock on toast) and leave the gardern-variety theocons to People for the American Way or Bene's blog.