Inderjit Singh Mukker, 53, was on his way to the grocery store in Darien, Ill. when he was assaulted on Tuesday, Sept. 8 by another driver.
Whether purposeful or unwitting — which is quite possible by the way — our disposition to the narrative of the East/West divide, the invading hordes, the clash of civilizations is a timid yet omnipresent undercurrent in mainstream consciousness.
“Whether Sikhs, Muslims, Jews or anyone, such attacks must be seen as against us all, rather than just the targeted group. Hate hurts us all and we can only weed it out as one front,” said Ahmed Rehab.
“It happened during morning prayers when there were people inside,” Ahmed Rehab, executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, told Al Jazeera. “It disrupted the prayer and debris fell down from the dome onto people.”
“Incidents such as this have a chilling effect on worshippers. No one should have to go to their place of worship worried if they’ll make it back home alive,” Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in the statement.
One year since the tragedy at an Oak Creek, WI Gurdwara, American Muslims continue to stand with their Sikh brothers and sisters in the ongoing fight to end discrimination.
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A grave site in the Muslim section of Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park has been defaced for the second time in two weeks.
CAIR-Chicago held a protest downtown condemning hate and Islamophobia and it’s media department gave numerous interviews addressing the recent desecration of a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, IL.
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