Re: Shooting at Sikh gurdwara in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
The International Sikh Association asks the Canadian and United States of America governments to not only condemn this vile attack on Sikhs in Wisconsin, USA but immediately educate the people of our great nations on what Sikhs are.
This attack on Sikhs shows how much of a need there is for our governments to work alongside Sikhs in educating the citizens of our countries about the different religions in our multicultural nations. It is more ignorance than hate that is usually involved in attacks against minority groups, as the majority of citizens do not know what a Sikh is and why Sikhs wear turbans and the men keep unshorn beards.
Regardless of what the reasons for this attack are, many racist groups will be applauding this attack on Sikhs and it will fuel their confidence in their violent mission against people of different religions and appearances. It is imperative that a course of action involving education immediately follow any statements made by the Canadian and United States of America governments.
In brotherly and sisterly solidarity,
Ranjit Singh Dhaliwal
International Sikh Association