March 27, 2020

Manisha Sunil, West End Strategy Team; Phone: 202-776-7700

Interfaith Alliance Condemns Targeted Attack Against Afghan Sikh Community, Calls for Solidarity with Religious Minorities

WASHINGTON — Following the tragic attack on the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Afghanistan, which killed 25 people, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement condemning the targeted attack against the Sikh community:

As we mourn those lost in the attack of Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul, my heart grieves for those whose lives were lost, for families whose lives are now irrevocably changed, and for worshippers who may no longer feel secure in the very spaces that are meant to offer them comfort and purpose.

 In the U.S. and abroad, members of the Sikh community routinely face harassment and, in cases such as this one, heinous attacks simply because of their faith. Violence, fueled by hatred, has once again inflicted an unthinkable tragedy against a faith community. 

It is incumbent upon each of us to call out bigotry where we see it and condemn religious intolerance, to which the world has lost far too many. We stand in solidarity with our Sikh brothers and sisters and resolve to advocate for stronger protections for minority communities at home and abroad.”