Thursday, March 30, 2017

Concerns over growing intimidation, threats against members of the Sikh community in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sikhs in Indiana say they’re being intimidated and harassed at an alarming rate in recent months, but they don’t believe they’re the intended target.
Many members of the community believe that the “attacks” that have been directed at them stem from a misunderstanding of who they are and the misinterpretation that being a Sikh is the same as being a Muslim. And those attitudes come from the heightened fear of Muslims across the country.
President Donald Trump’s immigration ban is just one example of a political act that has affected public attitudes about Muslims in recent months, but it’s not the only one. 
Members of the Sikh community in Indianapolis are hoping to set the record straight before someone goes too far - but they don't condone violence against Muslims either. 
with thanks : theindychannel : LINK : for detailed news report.

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