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Aug 18th, 2012
3rd Bhadon (Samvat 543 Nanakshahi)
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Community Alert 

First Lady To Visit Shooting Victims of Sikh Gurdwara. Sikhs Globally Welcome her Visit.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: In the wake of the tragic event at the Sikh Gurdwara in Wisconsin on August 5th, First Lady, Michelle Obama will be arriving next week in Wisconsin to meet with the victims and their families. Wade Michael Page, a white supremacist entered the Sikh place of worship and opened fire on the congregation.  Six Sikhs were killed on the premises and three others were injured including a police officer, Lt Brian Murphy, who was the first responding officer to the attack. The entire community is eternally grateful and obliged by Lt. Murphy’s heroic act as he put his life on the line to save countless lives and in the process was shot 9 times.

This news also comes at a time when the entire community is grieving not only from the loss of the six community members but also the loss of Dalbir Singh, a Sikh from the Oak Creek community who was shot and killed while closing his store on Wednesday night. His wake is today and UNITED SIKHS team is on the ground to support his family and assist the rest of the community with healing.

We call upon everyone to keep the victims who lost their lives and the ones still recovering from this incident in their daily prayers.

We would also like to thank the White House for taking the historic decision of having the First Lady visit the affected families and stand in solidarity with the community.

UNITED SIKHS continues to support the lives of those impacted directly and is also assisting the trauma victims on the ground with counselors and through their naional hotline number:
1-855-US-UMEED.


If you feel you have been a target of a bias based crime/ incident, please report it here .

To speak to a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php to find an office near you.
                                                 

Issued By:
Manvinder Singh, Director
International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy
UNITED SIKHS
Email: contact@unitedsikhs.org
Tel: 1-646-688-3525;1-888-243-1690
http://www.unitedsikhs.org

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