Council on America-Islamic Relations says Muslims stand with Sikhs

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Sikhs gathered at shooting scene

Sikhs gathered at shooting scene

OAK CREEK — The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Sunday American Muslims “stand with their Sikh brothers and sisters” following a shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek that left six people and the gunman dead.

In a statement, the Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization said:

“While details of the attack and the motivation of the attacker are still emerging, American Muslims stand with their Sikh brothers and sisters in this time of crisis and loss. We condemn this senseless act of violence, pray for those who were killed or injured and offer sincere condolences to their loved ones.”

CAIR officials are in contact with the Milwaukee Muslim community as it offers support to its Sikh neighbors.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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