—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (August 5, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press statement condemning the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this morning.
A gunman opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, killing six and wounding many others. A police officer was also among the wounded.
“We are deeply saddened by the attack in Milwaukee this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we are praying for the speedy recovery of those wounded in the attack.
We thank law enforcement officials for acting quickly to protect the congregants and commend the brave officer who took down the assailant. We urge law enforcement to fully investigate the incident.
ICNA calls on people of all faiths to condemn this heinous act and come together in support of the Sikh community.”
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.
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