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Sikh Professor Attacked By Teens in New York City: They Called Me 'a Terrorist' (TEXT and VIDEO)

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Prabhjot Singh, an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia who recently wrote about hate crimes in the New York Times, was attacked by a group of teens shouting anti-Muslim sentiments over the weekend.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Monday September 23, 2013, 2:03 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 2:45 pm
It's so sad that the Sikhs are misunderstood and labeled just because they dress differently and are so visible.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:07 pm
Dont the people know the difference between a Sikh and a muslim Thats pretty ignorant

Carrie B (306)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:38 pm
The point is the there should not have been an attack like this for any reason!

Rose Becke (141)
Monday September 23, 2013, 8:26 pm
Well said Carrie

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 7:50 am
An other crime committed because of hatred speech and discrimination against against Muslims, Terror has no religion. What are these teens do when they grow up with this hatred ?

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:31 pm
I agree with Abdessalam : terror has no religion.... }:-((

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:49 pm
The teens are ignorant and pathetic. Religion has been used by militants and terrorists as an excuse to justify their appalling actions. They should have the courage to stop hiding behind religion. Cowards.

M B (62)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:03 pm
Well said :Terror has no religion. Why are people so paranoid, esp. in America.

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:44 pm
I think it's sad that people have to be distiguished by their religion befor being a person....... Just my opinion as we are all HUMAN..... :)

Teenagers are always doing teenage things and these things always are taken out of context............. When I was young, being young was an afront..........

fly bird (26)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:31 pm
What happened to Mr. Singh was horrible and traumatic.

Mobbing and bullying behavior is rotten and dangerous.

I wish Mr. Singh a speedy recovery, physically and emotionally, from this shameful attack on his person.

May he be surrounded with acceptance, love and blessings.


Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:32 pm
To those who condemned all Muslims (one person in particular I am thinking of) It is not just they who are violent. There are plenty of people in this country of ours-the good old USA..

Why are people so paranoid in this country you ask, Monka/ Well the government make people that way and really I think that Americans think everyone si out to get us because we are so special. We have been told we are the best and people believe it and have become arrogant about it. We are not special and although there are many good things here we surely are not perfect.

I am sorry this man suffered for the ignorance that occurs here and truly everywhere. I am no fan of the human species.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:13 pm
Terrible. It just shows how ignorant and uneducated some people are.

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:42 pm
I saw this on the news, last night, found/find it repulsive.
Abdessalam has a good point/question there.
There is something about the religious insistence, in this country, that only "We," whoever "We" are, have the right answer, which gives people the excuse to hate.
When people do these kinds of things, they become just like the "Terrorists" they think they have the right to hate, and this fellow was just a guy minding his own business.

reft h (66)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:29 pm
These punks will pick on anyone because they are bullies and like the sense of power. Tomorrow they might attack a senior, or a handicapped person, or just anyone else. I doubt they pick on just one group of people.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 8:59 am
It reminds me of the situation in Greece... :)
Education is the answer. But it's not convinient... :)
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