Statements from RWG Members and Allies in Solidarity with Sikh Community


In the wake of the shooting at the Sikh Gurduwara that killed six people and critically wounded three, Rights Working Group is asking visitors to our web site to reflect on the tragic loss of life. In addition, we ask that you think about what you might do to promote acceptance and the end the religious and racial bias that seems to have led to Sunday’s depraved act of violence. We will be using this space to post statements from our members and allies and will update this page on an ongoing basis as new statements are distributed. Our deepest sympathies are with the families who lost loved ones during this horrible tragedy.

This Turban Stays On - Rajdeep Singh

Post 9/11 Discrimination Must End - Deepa Iyer

Rights Working Group Stands in Solidarity with Sikh Americans– Rights Working Group

Shooter’s White Supremacist Activity Leads Sikhs to Believe Act was a Hate Crime– The Sikh Coalition

Sikh Community Invites Americans Nationwide to Join In Interfaith Vigil - The Sikh Coalition

Wisconsin Community Unites; National Call to Action for Sikh Americans- the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Statement About Oak Creek Tragedy from South Asian Americans Leading Together– SAALT

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Laments Fatal Shooting at Sikh Gurdwara in Wisconsin– Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Sikhs Killed in USA terror Attack on Sikh Gurdwara– United Sikhs

Muslim Advocates Stands United with Sikh Community in the Aftermath of Gurdwara Attack– Muslim Advocates

American Muslims Stand with Sikhs After Wis. Shootings– Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

AAI Mourns Loss of Life in Wisconsin Shooting– Arab American Institute

Unity and Accountability in the Wake of the Wisconsin Gurdwara – Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)

Guest commentary: In media reports on Sikh shooting, Islam is Maligned by Omission– Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services and CAIR-Michigan

AAANY Expresses Condolences for Sikh Community– The Arab American Association of New York and Arab American community of Bay Ridge

We Are All SIkhs: A Statement of Oak Creek Tragedy -- A joint statement of 210 organizations

Senator Feinstein Leads Effort to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs - The Sikh Coaltion