I understand from my friend Sukhmandir Khalsa, the About.com Guide to Sikhism, that Sikhs prefer to call their houses of worship a “gurdwara” rather than a “temple.” My deepest condolences to the Sikh community.
I’ve been checking in with CNN sporadically today, and from what I’ve seen their coverage of the Wisconsin shooting has been cautious and professional. I haven’t seen speculation about motives or the perpetrator, who hasn’t been named. They’ve also had some Sikhs talking about their religion, which is nice. Nobody’s reading on air some dumb thing the summer intern found on Facebook, in other words.