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Sikhs Testify at Senate Hearing on Hate Crimes

Posted: Sep 21, 2012

On Tuesday this week a subcommitte of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Comittee held a hearing on hate crimes and domestic extremism: Congressional hearing addresses hate crimes after Sikh attack.

The hearings included emotional testimony from family members of victims who were killed last month in the hate crime shooting spree at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin: Sikh Temple Shooting Victim's Son Asks FBI To Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs.

The FBI currently doesn't track hate crimes against Sikhs. That means, according to the federal government, the massacre at Oak Creek technically wasn't counted as a hate crime. Six victims, not even a statistic.

At the hearing, community members not only called on the Obama administration to start collecting data on anti-Sikh violence, but also to step up the pursuit of domestic terrorists to prevent future violence from figures like Wade Michael Page:

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