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Monday, August 6, 2012

Sikh Temple Shooter Was Neo-Nazi and in Band

UPDATE #2  Slate has found song by Blue Eyed Devils a group that Page played with at times.  It's titled "White Victory."


UPDATE #1  Here's My Space page for Page's End Apathy group along with selection of five songs, including "Self-Destruct."  Photo of Page performing at left from My Space.

More details on background of the alleged shooter, plus a photo,  from the long-running Hatewatch project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.  "The man who allegedly murdered six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee yesterday, identified in media reports as Wade Michael Page, was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.

"In 2010, Page, then the leader of the band End Apathy, gave an interview to the white supremacist website Label 56. He said that when he started the band in 2005, its name reflected his wish to 'figure out how to end people’s apathetic ways' and start 'moving forward...I was willing to point out some of my faults on how I was holding myself back,' Page said. Later, he added, 'The inspiration was based on frustration that we have the potential to accomplish so much more as individuals and a society in whole.'  He did not discuss violence in the interview."  Here's the Label 56 Facebook page.

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