Terror. Grief. Destruction. All feelings or happenings of which remind humanity of disastrous

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Terror. Grief. Destruction. All feelings or happenings of which remind humanity of disastrous events that occurred for reasons no one can thoroughly apprehend. Terrorism is the use of violence for political, and or religious reasons. It is an affair that goes above and beyond to destruct peace and security. But what do we really know about the history of terrorist attacks, and the people who commit such crimes. The aftermath of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 left our country shaken, and heartbroken, mourning the loss of loved ones. After 9/11, the people of the United States began to look at other countries’ and even our own citizens as our enemies. Prejudice ideas influenced people to believe that everyone and…show more content…
Sukhpal Singh was shot while driving his cab. On May 20, 2003 in Phoenix, Arizona, Fifty-two-year-old Sikh immigrant and truck driver Avtar Singh is shot in his 18-wheeler while waiting for his son to pick him up. As he is being shot, he hears someone say: “Go back to where you belong.” On August 5, 2003 in Queens, New York, a Sikh man was walking home to his wife and kids while three drunk men pulled up next to him yelling things like, “Go back to where your country, Bin Laden.” The three men then proceeded to spit on and beat the man. A neighbor who happened to be outside with his family at the time, rushed over to help. They began to beat him and his family, as well. On March 13, 2004 in Fresno, California, Vandals spray-painted racist graffiti on the Gurdwara Sahib temple. On the monument, spray paint revealed unpleasant comments like, ‘Rags Go Home’ and ‘It’s Not Your Country’. This was also not the first time that the temple had been defaced. Last year, vandals spray painted and damaged the temple, 5 nights in a row. On July 12, 2004 in New York, two drunk white men attacked Rajinder Singh Khalsa and Gurcharan Singh on their way to dinner. Rajinder tried to explain to the two men that Sikhs are peaceful but he was ignored by the men and they continued to beat him until he lost consciousness. Rajinder a few injuries, including suffered a fractured eye socket. On July 12, 2004 in Queens, New York, a 15 year old Sikh was bullied by an older teenager. The 17

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