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Good Sports: Responding with Love and Service

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
November 2013
Good Sports: Responding with Love and Service

Dr. Prabhjot Singh is Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute, assistant professor at Columbia University, and a practicing doctor in East Harlem. But for a group of thugs in Harlem, New York, he was merely an easy target. While taking an evening stroll near his home recently, Singh was brutally attacked by 20 youths on bicycles who shouted “Get Osama!” and “terrorist.” He was rushed to the hospital with multiple bruises and a fractured jaw.

The 31-year-old professor, who wears a turban and beard, has responded to the hate crime with magnanimity, saying that he would like to invite his attackers to the Gurudwara and teach them about his Sikh faith.

“I am grateful that I may live out my faith by responding to this attack with love and service,” he said. “I will build relationships with churches, schools, and community leaders to end hatebased violence against all people.”

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