North Texas Sikhs decry hate crimes

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Posted on September 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 15 at 7:31 PM

RICHARDSON — Violence overseas and here at home has the Sikh community reaching out to North Texans.

Members of Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Richardson held their first open house on Saturday. They said they want people to understand their faith, and how much they value human life.

They said when America suffers, they feel the pain, too — and they want to help in the healing process.

"The Sikh community is always going to be standing in solidarity with Americans and working with communities to ensure that we can have a substantive and positive change that brings that about within our communities," said Gurdwara member Gurvinder Singh.

Sikhs also joined an "I Pledge Against Hate Crimes" campaign.

A Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin was the target of a rampage by a white supremacist who killed a six people and wounded four others before he took his own life.

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