ADL Condemns Attack On Sikh Cab Driver

San Francisco, CA, November 30, 2010 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the attack on a Sikh cab driver in Sacramento, CA.

Harbhajan Singh was attacked on November 29 after picking up a fare. The assailants reportedly made references to Osama Bin Laden while beating and robbing the victim who was wearing a dastar - a Sikh turban.

Daniel S. Sandman, ADL Regional Director for the Central Pacific Region, issued the following statement:

This brutal incident is deplorable. People of all faiths should be able to feel secure when expressing their religious beliefs. This hard working man was merely doing his job when he was apparently singled out because of his appearance. We are confident that law enforcement will do all it can to track down the culprits and, if appropriate, bring hate crime charges at the conclusion of the investigation.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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