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Romney Slips, Refers to Shooting Site as ‘Sheik’ Temple
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Aug 08, 2012 03:00pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, August 8, 2012 02:55:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Mitt Romney misspoke tonight when referring to the shooting in Wisconsin that took place at a Sikh temple, mistakenly using an Arab honorific in reference to the religious group. |
Instead of saying that the shooting occurred at a Sikh temple, Romney referred to it as a sheik temple. Sheik is a Muslim term for the leader of a village or tribe. Sikhs are not Muslims.
“We obviously have challenges around the country. I was in Chicago earlier today. We had a moment of silence in honor of the people who lost their lives at that sheik temple,” said Romney, speaking to a group of donors gathered at a fundraiser at a West Des Moines country club.