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Islamic Group to Honor Sikh Temple

The Council on American-Islamic Relations will award the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin the 2012 Solidarity Award, given to the temple for its "friendship and solidarity with the American Muslim community."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations will honor the Oak Creek Sikh temple at a banquet Saturday.

A representative from the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin will be on hand to accept the 2012 Solidarity Award, given to the temple for its "friendship and solidarity with the American Muslim community."

CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad visited the temple following the Aug. 5 shootings that left six dead and four wounded. The shootings came a day before a mosque in Missouri burned to the ground.

"With so many communities being targeted by hatred and violence, there is a critical need for a national dialogue to discuss the growing intolerance in our society," Awad said in an Aug. 13 news release.

Also on Saturday, the Oak Creek Community Center will host a fundraiser benefiting shooting victims and police Lt. Brian Murphy, who was injured in the attack.

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