FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HMSA Condemns the Killing of Sikhs in Wisconsin

sikh-wisconsin-pr-2August 6th, 2012 (Wilmington, DE) – Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA) (aka Hindu Congress of America) condemns the gruesome killing ofseven sikhs inWisconsin Shooting at Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) on August 5th 2012 10.30am. The investigation agencies are not sure whether the gunman misunderstood Sikhs as Muslims or was it an act of domestic terror.  The way the rampage of killing at Sikh holy temple was carried out is deplorable and condemnable to every extent. Sikhism is a peaceful religion whose values promote universal brotherhood, peace and unity. The Sikh faith is the fifth-largest in the world, with more than 30 million followers. It includes belief in one God and that the goal of life is to lead an exemplary existence. There are an estimated 500,000 or more Sikhs in the United States. Sikhs are not Muslims nor do they have anything to do with Turban wearing people from Afghanistan.

sikh-wisconsin-pr-1Whatever may be the reason – this sort of rampant cold blooded killing of people of other faiths at their hold place is very deplorable and projects the mental sickness of intolerance and ignorance. HMSA offers its deepest condolences to friends and family members of Sikhs who died during this unfortunate hate motivated incident. HMSA also request national federal and state agencies to create awareness among people about Sikhism and other non native faiths to remove ignorance which leads to wrong actions.


Hindu Mahasabha of America Inc.

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