Wisconsin Gov.: Sikh Community Shows How to Respond to Hate With Love

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the Sikh community has shown everyone that the best way to respond to hate is with love.

Walker addressed hundreds of mourners gathered at a memorial service for the Sikh temple shooting victims at Oak Creek High School is suburban Milwaukee today. The governor told Sikhs: "we mourn with you, we pray with you, we support you."

Attorney General Eric Holder echoed Walker, telling mourners the shooting rampage was not only an attack on the Sikh community, but an attack on the values of America itself. He says the Sikh community has inspired the country with its compassionate response to evil around them.

Somber mourners, wearing scarves on their heads in the Sikh tradition, earlier greeted the families of the six victims with hugs. Six open caskets stand inside the gym with individual flowers on the bodies and a bouquet on the floor. A large video screen has been flashing photos of those killed and injured.

Beside the six killed Sunday at the Oak Creek Sikh temple, four others were injured, including one man who remains in critical condition.

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