Sikh Temple Shooting, WI Courtesy: WISN.com
The attack on a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin has a lot of people wondering about the religion and what followers believe.
The Sikhs pray two times a day for themselves and everyone else. Their core concept is 'may everyone prosper and be in peace.'
The Sikh Association of the Triad allowed News 2 into their evening prayer where they are praying for the victims, and even the suspect.
"It's a tragedy, nobody know why they did it, he's dead you know. We don't know yet, this is very sad and everybody goes to church, they don't think about anything like that," said Resham Johal, President, Sikhs Association of the Triad.
"I've grown up like knowing all the values of the American culture but then, to have something like this happen where, somebody misunderstands the culture that you come from. And then they do something like this; it's really sad," said Jasmeet Singh, Sikhs Associations of the Triad.
"People think that our religion, because we wear turban, we wear the beard that we are Muslims and other people that look like same you know," explained Johal. "So they, some of the bad people that think we are Muslim too you know but we're not."
"Sikhs are not Muslim but even Muslims should not be attacked for the actions of a few. Whole communities should not be punished."
"Tonight we're just pretty much praying for closure for all the victims and family, and just praying that something like this will never happen again," explained Singh.
"We are going to pray to our God for everyone who passed, that God blesses everybody. And for the ones who were injured, we pray for their well being," said Johal. "And the policeman, we pray for him, he did a very good job."
"Then we also pray for the ability to forgive whoever has done this," said Singh.
"I hope that we learn that just because somebody else is different, and you may associate a negative act with that person, you still shouldn't go out and commit atrocities such as this. In the end, we're all Americans, we're all humans, so you know we should just, we just learn to live along with each other."