Ask the FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs

Ask the FBI to Track Hate Crimes against Sikh Americans

Piara Singh and the Sikh victims in Oak Creek deserve the dignity of being counted.

Piara Singh

The beating of 82-year-old Piara Singh and the massacre of six worshippers in a Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) in Oak Creek call us to combat hate in all forms against all people. But the FBI does not keep track of hate crimes specifically against Sikh Americans, as it does for many other religious and racial groups.

Now the FBI is finally meeting June 5th to decide whether or not to track hate crimes against Sikh Americans. To make sure they do the right thing, they need to hear from us. Please add your name to the petiton below.

We are proud to work with the Sikh Coalition and the Sikh American Legal Defense Fund on this important effort.

To Attorney General Eric Holder:

As people of diverse faith and moral traditions, we urge the FBI to adjust its policies in order to track hate crimes specifically against Sikh Americans, just as it does for other religious minorities. This is not only good public policy; it’s also a moral imperative. 82-year-old Piara Singh and the six worshippers massacred at a Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin deserve at least the dignity of being counted.

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Why should the FBI track anti-Sikh hate crimes?

Check out Diane Feinstein's letter with 19 Senators to Attorney General Eric Holder.

Learn about why Congressman Crowley and 90 Members of Congress joined the cause.

Read how Groundswell Director Valarie Kaur makes the case in the Washington Post.

Think about how hate crimes get counted through this New York Times article.

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ, calls upon all people to stand up and ask the government to track hate crimes against the Sikh community.

 
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