Update: Indian Immigrant Family Attacked in New York

August 5, 2003

Source: CAIR

On August 5, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a Sikh family in New York that was apparently motivated by religious or ethnic bias. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said preventing bias-motivated attacks must be a 'top priority' for American political and religious leaders... According to media reports, three men attacked the family - a married couple and a relative - when they were returning to their Queens, N.Y., home on Sunday evening... One of the victims wore a Sikh turban, a religious head covering that has in the past prompted attacks by perpetrators who believe it is part of Islamic attire."