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.