Supporting our Sikh neighbors

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Originally Published in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Oshkosh Northwestern

I read with much sadness the account of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting in Oak Creek. It is particularly distressing when a sacred place of worship becomes the site of merciless killings.

As an Ahmadi Muslim, the Sikh Temple shooting brings back haunting memories of the May 2010 barbaric attacks on Ahmadiyya mosques in Pakistan. Eighty-six innocent lives were lost that day.

We may never understand the hateful motives behind such senseless acts, but this is the time for us all to reach out as a community and offer our support to our Sikh neighbors.

My heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to the victims of this horrendous crime.

 

Umair Ahmed 
Oshkosh

 

 

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Umair Ahmed

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Umair presently works as a Senior PeopleSoft Analyst at Oracular. He also serves on the national board of MKAUSA.

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