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Prabhjot Singh, Sikh Columbia Professor, Attacked In Possible Hate Crime

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Prabhjot Singh, Sikh Columbia Professor, Attacked In Possible Hate Crime

A Columbia University professor was assaulted on Saturday night in what police say is being investigated as a hate crime.

According to a New York Police Department source, Dr. Prabhjot Singh, who is Sikh and wears a turban and a beard, was attacked at 8:15 p.m. while walking along 110th Street near Lennox Avenue in upper Manhattan. An unknown suspect or suspects shouted anti-Muslim statements, knocked the professor down and punched him numerous times in the face.

Simran Jeet Singh, a student and friend of Dr. Singh, visited the victim at Mt. Sinai Hospital where he is recovering from several severe but non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Simran Jeet Singh, Dr. Singh said that during the attack the assailants shouted “get Osama” and “terrorist.”

Dr. Singh is a is a practicing doctor in East Harlem as well as an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He and Simran Jeet Singh wrote about the importance of gathering more information on hate crimes against Sikhs in an op-ed in the New York Times last year:

The government must begin tracking and counting anti-Sikh hate crimes, just as it must continue to vigorously combat bias and discrimination against all Americans, including Muslims.

You can watch a TED talk by Dr. Singh below:

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11 Comments »

  1. enough with the hate already

  2. First of all, Osama is gone. 2nd, Muslims didn’t attack us! When will those people get the wool out of their eyes, man??

  3. :(

  4. a little ass kicking is in order for those kids who did this to this great man

  5. “It is very important not to blame all muslims for what a handful of them did not do” – ed rynearson

  6. with so much hatred on all sides, there is no stopping.

  7. I don’t who told them that Arabs or Mid eastern wear turban all the time ? they always end up harrasing poor Indians(descent).

  8. so,
    7 in all.

    had it been a spray on a wall
    it would be 70 or700

    that tells a lot.

  9. Islamaphobia doesn’t exist. It’s a ridiculous made up saying to benefit the filthy muzzrat invasion of the world. Phobias are irrational fears. So having a fear of islam in most people’s mind is not irrational more like rational. So stop with such a stupid saying. You are playing into the paedophilia satanic cults game. Muslim’s are the scourge of planet earth

  10. The Sikh’s are great. The poor Sikh’s have been persecuted by the muzzrats for 100’s of years. They have fought hard to keep themselves sikh even in the face of domination. Respect to the Sikh’s. They hate the muzzrats more than most. Please follow and like edl Sikh division. The most Informative posts about muslims and their pedophile prophet and dirty satan allah

  11. Marin Manny Rodriguez. You are a deluded fool. Jog on.

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