Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 15, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

On July 15, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the July 11 attack on a Sikh man by a group of men in Queens as a deplorable hate crime... 'This week, our community was shaken by a deplorable crime, the attack on Rajinder Singh Khalsa in Richmond Hills, Queens,' said Joel J. Levy, Director ADL New York Office. 'This reprehensible hate crime is evidence of the tragic reality that hate remains a force in our communities and it must be fought. In our diverse society, it does not matter whether the victim is Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish or Christian. People of all backgrounds need to work together to build a future that we can be proud to pass on to our children and grandchildren.' "