Statement About Oak Creek, Wisconsin Tragedy

United Muslims of America (UMA), a public affairs organization, extends deepest condolences to families of slain victims and condemns the brutal attack on innocent people inside Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 5, 2012. The shooting occurred Sunday morning that has left, according to news reports, 6 people and gunman dead, at least 3 others in critical condition, and many others injured. It is a shame that religious minorities are increasingly becoming targets of hate crimes in America since September 11, 2001. This kind of unwarranted killing stands against everything America stands for.

We pray for the innocent people who died or got injured in the senseless shooting. UMA urges the community to stand together in solidarity with the Sikh community and take action to curb the hatred and bring tolerance, fairness, and justice in the society.


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