(ANAHEIM, August 5, 2012) – The Islamic Shura Council grieves with the Sikh community for the senseless killing of innocent worshippers at their Milwaukee temple. â€œWe stand in solidarity with the Sikh community and pray for them at this time of pain and sadness. May peace and goodness prevail here and all over the world.â€ said Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman of the Islamic Shura Council.
Earlier, the Executive Director of the Islamic Shura Council also called on the local and the national Sikh leadership to record Muslimsâ€™ solidarity and support for the Sikh community. In response, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Ahuja, a Los Angeles based Sikh community leader replied, â€œthank you for your kind wishes. We appreciate your prayers. As you might imagine, it is a challenging time for the Sikh community in the US.â€ Also, Amardeep Singh of the New York based Sikh Coalition thanked Shura Council for its moral support.
As people of faith and conscience we urge all people in America to work together and put an end to hate and bigotry. Shura Council asks the community to stand together in solidarity with the Sikh community and take action today.
1. Call or send flowers as a tribute to the fallen at any of the local Gurdwaras. Click here for a list of SoCal Gurdwaras.
2. We strongly urge you to take a minute and send your support and solidarity email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will compile all emails and forward them to the Sikh leadership.
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
The Islamic Shura Council is an umbrella organization of Mosques & Muslim organizations serving the Muslims of Southern California. Since 1995, the Council continues to foster the spirit and culture of â€œworking togetherâ€ at all levels in one of the most diverse and largest Muslim populations in the country.