Sikh Temple a Target

November 1, 2006

Author: Rob Young

Source: Appeal-Democrat/Sikh American Legal Defense and Educaiton Fund Press Release

The FBI is helping investigate a threat to destroy the Sikh temple on Tierra Buena Road, Sutter County Sheriff Jim Denney said Tuesday.

Copies of the written threat were received in the mail by the sheriff, the Yuba City Police Department and the Appeal-Democrat.

The threat came as the Sikh Temple prepares for its 27th annual festival and parade through Yuba City on Sunday, an event attended by thousands of Sikhs from around the state and country.

Karen Ernst, FBI spokeswoman in Sacramento, said law enforcement agencies don't consider the threat credible but are not totally dismissing it.

“We're going to be investigating if there are leads to be followed up on,” said Ernst. “The main thing is that people should feel like they can go about their business and participate without being too terribly worried.”