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Academic Who Knew Sikh Shooter Wade Michael Page Says Neo-Nazi Soldiers, Musicians Shaped His Hatred

Years ago, Professor Pete Simi met and interviewed a white power musician. On Sunday, it was that same man — Wade Michael Page — who attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin killing six worshippers.

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AMY GOODMAN: Did he say racism, white supremacy, was tolerated, was allowed in the military in places like Fort Bragg?

PETE SIMI: He said it was — definitely existed. From his perspective, it was not tolerated nearly enough. His perspective was that the military was really kind of structured in a way that was completely opposed to whites and certainly opposed to any ideas and regards to white supremacy, neo-Nazi. He never talked about feeling that the military was a place that where was, kind of, thriving, where these types of were thriving. From his perspective, it was not nearly thriving enough. The things he would talk about is that there are not nearly enough white people that share his views.

 

 
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