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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sikhs, Targeted After San Bernardino, Express Solidarity With Muslims

Gurdwara Singh Sabha, a Sikh temple in Buena Park, California, was vandalized after the San Bernardino attacks last month. (gssbuenapark.org)

Gurdwara Singh Sabha, a Sikh temple in Buena Park, California, was vandalized after the San Bernardino attacks last month. (gssbuenapark.org)

President Obama will hold a town hall on gun control this evening, broadcast on CNN. The president will talk more about his proposed executive actions, unveiled earlier this week, to limit access to guns.

When the president announced those measures on Tuesday, the president listed several mass shootings that have occurred during his presidency, including Oak Creek. In 2012, a gunman attacked a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six people and wounding four others.

After the terror attacks in San Bernardino, a Sikh temple nearby was vandalized. Some Sikhs say they are uncomfortable with saying the violence is “misdirected” because that invites questions about violence being correctly targeted at Muslims. Harsimran Kaur, legal director at the Sikh Coalition, discusses this with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

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