"An international student was swarmed and beaten by a group of people who ripped off his turban and dragged him across the sidewalk by his hair in Kelowna, B.C., Friday evening, according to a local politician."
WE MUST STAND UP AGAINST HATE.
I DID AGAINST MY PARENTS AS A TEEN AND THEY THREW ME OUT.
I RALLIED TO THE TRUTH!
When we see such atrocities, we must act!
"They got off after him, waited for the bus to leave and then they swarmed him, they beat him in his face, in his ribs, arms, and legs and then proceeded to grab his turban, pull his hair and drag him," Mohini Singh said, adding that the group took the turban with them when they left Gagandeep Singh in a pile of "dirty snow" on the side of the road."
IF WE DON'T STAND AGAINST HATE, WHO WILL?
Racism in the grocery store.
How do we encourage everyone, myself included, to take a stand and say, do something when we see this behavior. These assailants didn't being their racist terrorism with this sad incident but have a long history which people have observed.
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"LETTER FROM THE EDITOR"
The assault and attack on a Sikh international student while riding a Kelowna city bus last week has been widely condemned across the region — and rightly so.
Sadly, all the expressions of anger and sadness from politicians and community leaders won’t do much to restore Kelowna’s reputation, but hopefully it makes a difference to one person — Gagandeep Singh. He’s the young man who was teased, had his turban pulled off, and was kicked and punched.
He was made to feel completely unwelcome in this country, this province and in Kelowna so it makes all these words necessary. Someday, perhaps, he'll know those thugs are a small, regrettable crumb under the boots of the city and the rest of us stand with him.
Hopefully police find these cowards and the courts see this for what it was — a hate crime.
Marshall Jones, managing editor