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Sikh killings spur concerns among area's religious minorities

Sikh killings spur concerns among area's religious minorities

Leaders of minority religious communities were requesting additional police protection as they prepared for weekend services after the fatal shooting of worshipers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin last Sunday.

Rehan Khan, president of the Masjid Al-Falaah mosque in Abingdon, said he has requested additional protection from the Harford County sheriff's office for the rest of Ramadan, which runs through mid-August, after members of the mosque expressed fears that they could be targeted.

"Most of the attacks on the Sikhs have been mistaken for Muslims, and that is why the Muslim community is afraid that this might happen to them," Khan said. "We do need to take safety...

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