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Man pleads not guilty in temple ramming

A Redding man accused of stealing a 25-ton front-end loader and ramming it into a Sikh temple in Anderson pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in Shasta County Superior Court.

Michael Benjamin Rafferty, 39, will be evaluated by two court-appointed psychologists and is due to return to court Sept. 12 for a review of those reports and for the possible resetting of his trial date. He was due to start standing trial Aug. 21.

Rafferty faces about 11 years in prison if convicted of all the charges against him. He is accused of stealing the front-end loader March 13 and ramming it into the 9,000-square-foot temple, causing about $54,000 in damage.

During his April preliminary hearing, an Anderson police officer testified that Rafferty told him he vandalized the temple because he thought it was owned by Arabs who don’t believe in Jesus.



Here I thought it was only Muslims crashing modes of transport into buildings to hurt others. Notice how he wasn't refered to as a radical by the author.
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Although I do agree that he should spend time in prison. But I would refrain from calling him radical until the pscychologists are done with their evaluations. If he's insane, give him some time in an asylum and hope he gets better. If he's not, then he's a radical.

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Are there any Arab Sikhs? I thought that was just an Indian subcontinent thang, heh, heh.
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Although I do agree that he should spend time in prison. But I would refrain from calling him radical until the pscychologists are done with their evaluations. If he's insane, give him some time in an asylum and hope he gets better. If he's not, then he's a radical.

Though in theory I agree with what you say, I must mention that I brought up the point to show the double standard with regards to how the word "radical" is thrown around today.

Had the event been the opposite way (IE a Sikh drives a truck into a Church) I can almost guarantee you that the words radical or extremist would appear in the news articles and various forums like this (along with various other posts referring to Sikhs as towel heads, camel jockeys, sand niggers, and other crap).
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Though in theory I agree with what you say, I must mention that I brought up the point to show the double standard with regards to how the word "radical" is thrown around today.

Had the event been the opposite way (IE a Sikh drives a truck into a Church) I can almost guarantee you that the words radical or extremist would appear in the news articles and various forums like this (along with various other posts referring to Sikhs as towel heads, camel jockeys, sand niggers, and other crap).
The word "radical" is used to differentiate the nutjob Islamicists from the vast majority of Muslims who are law-abiding citizens. It's used pretty regularly to describe David Koresh and that nutjob in Kansas that protests military funerals.

The fact that it is used to describe Muslim terrorists is not an insult to Islam, it's an attempt to remind us that not all Muslims are radicals.
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Although I do agree that he should spend time in prison. But I would refrain from calling him radical until the pscychologists are done with their evaluations. If he's insane, give him some time in an asylum and hope he gets better. If he's not, then he's a radical.
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Here I thought it was only Muslims crashing modes of transport into buildings to hurt others. Notice how he wasn't refered to as a radical by the author.
That's because stories like this are aberrations. They hardly ever happen. It's like the wacko in Houston that microwaved his baby because he thought the Devil had posessed it and was trying to get him. Those folks are imbalanced.

Muslims, on the other hand, don't let 24 hours pass without blowing something or someone up in the name of Allah.

I don't consider that an apples-to-apples comparison. Then again, I'm not trolling.
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Are there any Arab Sikhs? I thought that was just an Indian subcontinent thang, heh, heh.

heh, heh.....many amrikan sikh also.....many-many heh, heh..........
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