The head of a Birmingham Sikh temple and his family had to flee their home after it was targeted by arsonists in what is believed to have been been a reprisal attack for allowing a mixed marriage.
Three cars were set ablaze outside the Handsworth Wood home of Jarnail Singh Bhogal, president of the Ramgharia Sikh Gurdwara in Graham Street, Hockley. The attack in the early hours of yesterday comes in the wake of protests against the marriage, the details of which were posted on an online Sikh forum naming the temple leaders. [Birmingham Post]
This follows that recent march in B’ham of Sikhs ‘against extremism’. Looks to me as if there are some people in the Midlands intent on creating trouble. Someone has also pointed me to this shadowy group being behind some of the trouble. Anyone know more about them?
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