Inter-faith groups have condemned the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting incident, describing it as a “senseless” act of violence on religious freedom and urging the Obama administration to take steps to ensure prevention of hate crimes against religious minorities in the country.
Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) expressed solidarity with the families of victims, who were killed and injured in a shooting spree by an unidentified gunman in the gurudwara in Oak Creek, Milwaukee yesterday morning.
“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 said in a statement.
At least six people were killed and several others injured in the shooting that took place as members of the Sikh community were preparing for Sunday morning prayers and traditional meal at the gurudwara.
The lone gunman was shot at and killed by a police officer, who also sustained injuries in the shooting. The FBI is investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.” ENTIRE ARTICLE