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Sikh cab driver was attacked by a sick minority | Letters

My husband and I were extremely upset this morning when we read Friday's edition of The Mirror.

The front page article about a local man attacking the Sikh cab driver was a devastating thing to learn about over our morning coffee. We aren't oblivious to this kind of hatred, but for some reason it seems that it happens far away from us.

We have been known to have a cab pick us up for a night out and to take one home. We like being safe on the road, and honestly, our discussions with our cab drivers are always a highlight of the night. We make it a point to ask our drivers questions about how their night is, and when it seems appropriate, to ask what brought them here. I remember one man in particular, from India, who was working seven days a week to bring his family here for a better life.

This morning, my husband and I talked about that man, hoped it wasn't him in your article, and we were disgusted by the idea that someone could do that to a human being.

It makes me sad that the attacker carries so much hatred in his heart that he can abuse another person in such a brutal manner. It is never acceptable to hurt someone in any way, for any injury, real or imagined. It makes it even worse when that desire to hurt is so misplaced as to completely miss the targeted religion, country, and involvement of the person, as this attacker did.

I hope that the gentleman who was the victim of this crime can see that he was attacked by a sick minority of this community. I'm not the praying type, but I offer my good wishes, and hope to him and his family as he recovers.

If you have the means to pass this along to him, I'd appreciate it.

Kristina Schafer, Federal Way


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