Attacks on Sikhs Have Become "Fashionable" Since 9/11, Says Sikh Community Leader

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Racial assaults on Britain's Sikh community have become 'fashionable' since the 11th September attacks, a Sikh community leader has told MPs. Jagdeesh Singh of the Sikh Community Action Network said 9/11 had opened up a new form of vocal and physical racism against Sikhs and other ethnic groups. The British government had done 'next to nothing' to protect Sikhs, he told the Home Affairs Select Committee. The committee is looking into the impact of anti-terrorism measures."