Jewish community expresses Outrage over Sikh killings; AJC Mourns Sikhs Murdered in Wisconsin

New York, August 6, 2012: AJC extends heartfelt condolences to the families of the six Sikhs murdered in a heinous attack on their temple near Milwaukee. Several worshipers and a police officer were wounded.

"We fully share with our friends in the Sikh community outrage over this inhuman assault, and cannot begin to fathom why any gunman would target their Wisconsin temple," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Let's be clear: Violence against a house of worship is an assault on the core values at the foundation of American society."

The gunman, who apparently acted alone, was killed by a police officer. Law enforcement authorities are investigating the shooting as a case of domestic terrorism.


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