I woke up on my first morning in Hyderabad to the horrible news from Wisconsin: a lone gunman walked into a Sikh temple during worship services and began firing at the worshipers. The news is still coming in, but the NYT reports that six people plus the gunman are dead and many others are wounded.The story is front page news here in India, and naturally so. The Sikh faith has its origins in India and many US Sikhs are recent immigrants.Very little is known yet about the killer or his motives. Press speculation centers on the idea that many Americans are so ignorant that they think Sikhs are Muslims, and that this was a hate crime against Muslims by a man who was as stupid as he was wicked and deranged. This is not impossible; in the months after 9/11 I spoke to many Sikhs in New York who reported that kind of response. However, until we hear more from law enforcement in Wisconsin, speculation serves no useful purpose.We’ll have to wait until the facts are known, and I will do my best to stay on top of the story. I’ll be meeting with different journalists and media leaders during the day today, and I expect that they will have questions about what has happened. In the meantime, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this assault, their families, and all those in America who suddenly feel insecure.