August 6, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
The shooting rampage occurred on Sunday at a Sikh temple in
Oak Creek, near Milwaukee.
Six innocent people were killed.
The victims were:
Satwant Singh Kaleka
Three others were injured, including police officer Brian
Murphy. He's in critical condition after being shot at close range.
40-year-old army veteran Wade Michael Page.
Page legally bought the 9 mm. gun used in the deadly attack.
Reportedly, he was a neo-Nazi. He was part of a so-called "white power" band. He believed in racial war. The Sikhs were another race.
At AJC, we cherish America's openness and diversity that’s at
the heart of this country.
We stand with our friends in the Sikh community in mourning
the six victims.
And we pray for the full recovery of Lt. Murphy and the other
This is David Harris of AJC.