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Wisconsin gurdwara to get '2012 Solidarity Award'

PTI , Hindustan Times  Washington, September 25, 2012
First Published: 12:50 IST(25/9/2012) | Last Updated: 17:12 IST(25/9/2012)

The Wisconsin gurdwara, which experienced a shooting spree by a white supremacist last month that left six worshippers dead, will receive the "2012 Solidarity Award" by an eminent American Muslim organisation.

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

"The Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin 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.

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