SALDEF Urges Sikh American Community to be Vigilant Against Hate Crimes During 4th July Holiday

July 5, 2007

Author: Rajbir Singh Datta


Washington D.C. – July 5, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation's oldest Sikh civil rights and advocacy organization, urges the entire Sikh American community to be vigilant against possible bias motivated incidents during the July 4th holiday week.

During the course of the past several days, the world has been in a degree of shock regarding the string of failed terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom. The attempts in front of a night club and Heathrow Airport earlier this week to the controlled bombing by law enforcement of two vehicles and the recent arrests of eight young suspects have pushed the nation into a relative state of fear.