Reform Movement Mourns Sikh Tragedy
Yesterday afternoon a 40-year-old man, Wade Michael Page, opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, fatally wounding six members of the community and injuring three others. Page served in the U.S. Army and has been identified as a neo-Nazi by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In response to yesterday's tragic shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, Rabbi David Saperstein reminds us: "America is the most religiously diverse nation in the history of humankind and hate crimes targeted at religious, racial or ethnic groups tear at the fabric of our nation. Such assaults are more than mere acts of violence. They are nothing less than attacks on those values that are the pillars of our republic and the guarantors of our freedom. They are a betrayal of the promise of America."
Read his full statement here.
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