In the U.S.: Muslims, Sikhs, Arabs, South Asians Face Threats, Violence (September 17 - October)

September 19, 2001

Source: The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)

On September 19, 2001, The Morning Call reported that "Members of several groups representing area Indian-Americans met with U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey Tuesday to discuss reported incidents of verbal abuse and harassment against their people since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States." The diverse group noted, "Indian-Americans of every religion...are proud U.S. citizens who share the same horror, frustration and even anger as other Americans over the Sept. 11 attacks. They simply don't want any anger and its resulting action directed at them. 'We are as patriotic as the rest of the population in the Lehigh Valley,' said Sinha, representing the Hindu Temple Society of the Lehigh Valley."