For Immediate Release

August 8, 2012

Washington, D.C.—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that left six dead and many others injured on August 5, 2012.

APIAHF stands united with the Sikh American community. This attack was motivated by hate, xenophobia, and racism. It violated the civil rights, safety, and security of innocent and ordinary people and was an attack against all Americans.

We are a nation founded on liberty and justice for all. APIAHF calls on communities everywhere to stand in unison with the Sikh American community and oppose all forms of hatred, violence, and intolerance.