Governor, community support Sikhs
August 12, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback speaks during the vigil. Freedom of religion is the first right protected by the Constitution, he said, “and that freedom is diminished if you can’t openly practice your faith without fear.” The Aug. 5 attack in Wisconsin was the latest of several violent, post 9/11 incidents involving U.S. Sikhs, who are often confused with Muslims.