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Wisconsin Gurdwara to receive 2012 Solidarity Award

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:31

Washington: The Gurdwara in Wisconsin, which experienced a shooting spree by a white supremacist last month, leaving six worshipers dead, will receive the "2012 Solidarity Award" by an eminent American Muslim organization.

The award by Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) would be presented to a Gurdwara representative at the organization`s banquet and Leadership Skills Training Conference on September in Virginia.

"The Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, was the site of an August shooting spree by a white supremacist that left six worshipers dead. It will receive the award for friendship and solidarity with the American Muslim community," CAIR said in a media release.

The Islamic Society of Joplin, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire in the same month, after an unsuccessful arson attempt in July that was caught on a surveillance camera would receive "2012 Courage Award."

"Its award is for courage in the face of adversity," CAIR said.


First Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:26

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