American Turban

A community effort against hate crimes

Jasdeep Singh of Jakara Movement in Fresno, California, describes the community’s response to the alleged hate-motivated assault on 82-year-old Piara Singh almost two weeks ago:

Animosity and hatred fester in places where people do not engage, interact and share with one another. Law enforcement can react but not prevent; the same is also true of legislation. One should not need to be “educated” or even require greater “awareness” to know not to attack innocent, elderly men.

Read more at The Fresno Bee.

[Video above: Jasdeep Singh interviewed by local television station KGPE/CBS47.]

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One comment

  1. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I had visited my aging father and his household. My father served in the US Army having enlisted in Occupied Germany in 1954. He served patrolling the Korean DMZ. I have a younger brother who lives there. He had served in the US Army from 2001 to 2005 with the last two years in Iraq. The conversations eventually lead all things military. I steered the subject to Operation Downfall and how the efforts of the people involved in the Manhattan Project saved the lives of one million US servicemen. Everyone knows the usual gang: Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller and Leo Szilard. Again, no one has ever heard of (forgive the name-play) Piara Singh Gill. My brother has been made aware of Sikhs in the US military during his time in service. I wanted to make sure that there are none such as W.M.Page in my father’s household.

    This Memorial Day let us not forget the 83005.

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