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US Assistant Attorney General visits Oak Creek, WI

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Visiting the gurdwara, the overwhelming message I took back from the congregation is one of unity – a resolve to work together, with members of every faith to foster understanding, and to ensure that such tragic acts of violence are never repeated.

— Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez of the Civil Rights Division of US Department of Justice, after his visit to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin last week. The Department of Justice has joined calls to have the FBI add categories for anti-Sikh, anti-Hindu and anti-Arab crimes to their Hate Crimes Statistics database.

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