Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

November 24, 2001

Source: The Valley News

On November 24, 2001, The Valley News reported, "Sikh worship house fire evidence sent to federal lab in Maryland." The article noted, "Evidence from the fire that destroyed a Sikh house of worship in the Town of Palermo may take up to two weeks to analyze, according to local and federal law-enforcement officials." Co-founder Ralph Singh was quoted as saying, "'When we got over the shock, we immediately gathered in prayer to offer forgiveness to those who might have done this so that the love of God -- which this place stands for -- can take away the ignorance and hatred.'"