Following the killing of a 66-year-old black man, who was fatally stabbed to death in yet another racial act in America, Angad Singh, an American Sikh man tied his turban in New York’s Times Square as a protest against racism. Later, sharing the video on social networking site, Facebook Singh stated that his act against racism was a tribute to the slain victim of the racial terror attack. The video, which was viewed by over half a million viewers was shared 8,000 times and clinched a few hundred comments encouraging the voices against racism.
In his facebook post, Angad Singh mentioned, “Timothy Caughman was killed with a sword in an act of terrorism last Monday. I tie my turban in his memory, and in commitment to always fight for every American’s right to be free to be themselves. There is a growing epidemic of hate in this country. It can only be fought with love.”
While tying his turban, Singh stated that he is putting himself at risk of racial attacks but also claimed that for him tying his turban is the most American act he can do.
Days back, who was known for his gentle nature in his neighbourhood, was alone collecting bottles for recycling when he was attacked from behind with a sword. He staggered, bleeding, into a police station and later died at a hospital.The white racist accused who murdered Timothy claimed that he’d intended it as ‘a practice run’ in a mission to deter interracial relationships.
Speaking to a reporter for the Daily News at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex, the accused, Harris Jackson said, “Well, if that guy feels so strongly about it, maybe I shouldn’t do it.”
Raised in a churchgoing, liberal family in a Baltimore suburb, Jackson said his ideal society is “1950s America.” Jackson was in the Army from 2009 to 2012 and worked as an intelligence analyst, the Army said. Deployed in Afghanistan in 2010-11, he earned several medals and attained the rank of specialist. The military training, Jackson said, helped him plan the bloodshed.
“I had been thinking about it for a long time, for the past couple of years,” he said. “I figured I would end up getting shot by police, kill myself, or end up in jail.”
(With inputs from agencies)