Kanwar Singh currently serves in the Massachusetts National Guard and is the co-founder of Portraits of Sikhs and a volunteer advocate for the Sikh Coalition.

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Remembering the Oak Creek Tragedy

by Kanwar Singh 08-02-2017

Image via RNS/AP Photo/Morry Gash

A neo-Nazi had walked into a gurdwara — or Sikh temple — in Oak Creek, Wis., and gone on a rampage, fatally shooting six worshippers and wounding several others, including a police officer. To this day, the attack on the Oak Creek gurdwara remains one of the deadliest acts of violence on an American house of worship in our nation’s history.