OCICE Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time we have written about hate crimes and it will undoubtedly not be the last.  In today's society, it is unthinkable, at least to some of us, that a person could be attacked because of the color of their skin, the fact that they wear a turban, or the language they speak, but it does!

Just this week, a Sikh professor at Columbia was attacked by several men, yelling "get Osama!" 

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Prabhjot Singh, left, who has written about anti-Sikh attacks, spoke Monday after being assaulted in
Harlem over the weekend. He appeared with Amardeep Singh, center, and Jasjit Singh.

Margaret Henke, Co-Founder and President of OCICE couldn't have said it better.

"The Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment would like to add our voice to the expressions of  sorrow and sympathy to Dr. Singh  and the Sikh community on the beating he endured recently.    We continue to hope that this kind of ignorant prejudice and hatred can be overcome in time, as we continue to work together on the issues that affect us all.  May God give us  wisdom and guidance as we continue to work together in our Interfaith communities to spread understanding and respect for all the religions and cultures that we share the earth with."


Coverage of this attack can be found via the following links:

CNN

LA Times

NY Times

 

 


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