Urgent: Attacks on Places of Worship Increase
Alarming rate of attack is reason for concern
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | August 15, 2012 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), reports a dramatic surge of violent activity and harassment directed at places of worship, less than two weeks after the tragedy that occurred at the Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. In total there have been nearly a dozen cases of attacks and harassment since the Oak Creek shooting. Although none of the subsequent attacks resulted in death or bodily harm, worshippers were still at risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries.
The attacks and harassment, which are outlined below, were directed at Mosques, Islamic Institutions and Churches. ADC continues to condemn these attacks in the strongest of terms, and calls for the immediate apprehension and prosecution of those responsible. ADC also calls on politicians and public figures who spread xenophobic