‘Go Back to Your Country, Bin Laden’: Elderly Sikh Severely Beaten Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary
Racism is alive and well in the United States. An elderly Sikh man from Chicago was brutally beaten a few days before the anniversary for 9/11.
Singh Mukker was driving to the grocery store when a man cut him off. Surprised, Mukker pulled over to let the man pass him. Instead, he got out of his vehicle and began punching him through his car window. He continued to beat him up, calling him a “terrorist” and “Bin Laden.”
Raw Story reports:
“No American should be afraid to practice their faith in our country,” Mukker observed. “I’m thankful for the swift response of authorities to apprehend the individual, but without this being fully investigated as a hate crime, we risk ignoring the horrific pattern of intolerance, abuse and violence that Sikhs and other minority communities in this country continue to face.”
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Photo credit: Sikh Coalition.