Attack on Sikh Gas Station in VA

November 28, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times,00050001.htm

On November 28, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "in yet another racial attack on the members of the US Sikh community who are misunderstood for Muslims, a gas station owned by two Sikhs at Chesterfield in Virginia has been set on fire and vandalized. According to the Sikh Coalition which monitors race-related issues in the US, the attackers put the gas station on fire on Wednesday and left after smearing the remaining property with graffiti containing ethnic slurs... The Sikh Coalition has reported the matter to both the Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department and the FBI. The Chesterfield County Police department are investigating the incident."