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Sikh attack spreads fear among US Sikh population

By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Sikhs across the country are saying that the fatal shooting of 6 members of a suburban Milwaukee Sikh temple has increased fears of violence that have existed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

While police have not identified the gunman, who was killed by police, or described a possible motive for the Wisconsin shootings, several leaders of Sikh organizations nationwide say the killings have brought to the surface fears that have lingered since 9/11 when some ignorant about their beliefs began mistaking them for potential terrorists.

Filmmaker Valarie Kaur (KOR) says every Sikh American today is "hurting, grieving and afraid." The New York Police Department has boosted security around Sikh temples, although it says there are no known threats.

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