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Teens attack Sikh man, call him ‘Osama Bin Laden’ in Roosevelt Island hate crime

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All people of conscience must be made aware of the significant and under reported hatred that Sikhs face by a largely ignorant populace. It’s heartening that Muslim communities and organizations have involved themselves in outreach to Sikhs, since Sikhs, primarily men, often face the horrific consequences of Islamophobia. However, much more needs to be done in regard to solidarity between both communities.:

Teens attack Sikh man, call him ‘Osama Bin Laden’ in Roosevelt Island hate crime

(NYDailyNews)

A Sikh man was called “Osama Bin Laden” and assaulted during a hate crime on Roosevelt Island — the second attack against a member of the religion in recent weeks, authorities said Friday.

The victim, 34, said he and his mother were nearing his car on Main St. at 8:15 p.m. Thursday when a group of teens ran up and started yelling at them, calling the woman “a b—- with facial hair.” They then punched the man in the face and in the back of the neck, leaving him with minor injuries.

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  • Aytkhaloy

    That’s why the word “bigotry” exists 😉

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Well, you see, Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs are actually one and teh same race. Yet the enemies of Bosiaks call them “Half-Turks”, as if being half Turkish was somehow “dirty.” Besides that, one would have to go into family trees and so on to see whether and what proportion of people intermarried. But what does it matter? It’s always wrong to judge someone by the color of their skin, or their ancestry.

  • Jekyll

    Oh would you relax ?

  • Lynchpin

    I can see your point and I suspect it’s in jest – using their kirpan in force would cause many more problems than it would solve.

  • mindy1

    Whatta bunch of maroons as well as haters >:(

  • Anonymous

    I think I heard it both ways; its funny how they use a derogatory word for a black person (in this case Coon) and use it to insult Muslims as if all muslims come from the middle east; but challenge them on what they said and they’ll repeat the long worn-out talking point on how they’re not racists since Islam is not a race as if that gives them the green light to insult people.

  • That is, after all, what it’s there for.
    For Great Justice!

  • Anonymous

    They try to justify their bigotry by claiming that they’re no racist, yet in the same breath, they’ll call muslims “Sandn***ers”, “Desert Coon”, “Camel Jockey” and other “Non-racist” terms.

    They’re the same people who would gladly lynch black people back in the 20’s, these idiots are fossils left over from the cold war and “Red Scare” era, who support McCarthyism back in the day.

    But as they claim, “They’re not Racists” (LOL)

  • Anonymous

    They’re too stupid to know the difference between an “AY-RAB” and a “Sikh”

    All they know is that Turban=Terrorist,

  • Heinz Catsup

    This is both funny yet sad at the same time due to the ignorance of such people who can’t tell the difference between Muslims & Sikhs. I hope he’s doing fine though. You’re right when you said that more needs to be done in regard to solidarity between the 2 communities.

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