San Mateo Sikh Continues Patriotism and Education

September 19, 2002

Source: San Mateo County Times

On September 19, 2002 the San Mateo County Times reported that "just two days after last year's attacks, Kulwant Singh was out buying an American flag to put outside his North Central [CA] home when someone threw a Molotov cocktail inside the house through a closed window, hitting his 3-year-old son, Mantej, on the head. Although the boy walked away with minor injuries, Singh said his family has not forgotten the egregious crime. Singh declined to follow up on his own case with the FBI, saying he didn't feel punishing someone would make a difference in the end. Instead, he has made it a priority to mingle more often with the community, who he believes may not understand the difference between a Sikh and a member of al-Qaida. Since the Molotov cocktail incident, Singh has spoken at local schools and neighborhood groups about the Sikh religion and his background."