The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) is extremely saddened by the barbaric act of violence on the Charlie Hebdo office in downtown Paris, France on January 7, 2015.Currently, at least 12 persons have been reported dead including 2 police officers in and around the satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ office. The police are still trying to apprehend the main suspects who maybe on the run and outside the northeastern part of Paris’s suburbs and possibly in hiding.The WSC-AR sends its heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have been taken away by this terrible tragedy. We pray for a speedy and full recovery of the injured. Our prayers are with all the victims, their families, and local community. May Almighty God lighten your burden, and grace you with hope and healing under these very difficult circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of profound tragedy and grief.
Such heinous acts must be condemned in the strictest manner and WSC-AR stands in solidarity with the civilized world.
The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) is the umbrella organization representative of Sikhs in the United States. It is an elected body of Sikh Gurdwaras and institutions. Currently 61 Gurdwaras and other Sikh institutions across the nation are members of WSC-AR. The major governing purpose of the organization is to represent the collective view of Sikhs in the United States. WSC-AR works to promote Sikh interests at the national and international level focusing on issues of advocacy, education, and well-being of humankind.