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Sikh temple members ready for Michelle Obama visit


OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Two weeks after a deadly attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, a shooting survivor returns to the temple in Oak Creek for the first time.

Santokh Singh was released from the hospital earlier this week. He was welcome by the Sikh community on Sunday.

On Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama will be in Milwaukee to meet with relatives of the victims.

The son of slain temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka talked about what he hopes Mrs. Obama will tell the president about the Sikh community.

"Don't call them the broader community in America or the broader family. They are the American family. And maybe she can carry that message home to him and he comes back and says: ok, I understand now," says Amardeep Kaleka, the president's son.

Others inside the temple during the shooting want the first lady to hear their concerns about violence. Some say for the first time, they've had to take anti-anxiety medicine to get by. Many hope for more security for a community that preaches peace.

"I hope this brings us together for more peace and she sees and she can deliver this message to everybody: that we are a harmless and non-violent community," says Srattandeep Sidhu.

The Sikh temple members say they're very thankful Michelle Obama is planning to visit.

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