‘This is my country’: how the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi resolved to carry on his American dream

The murder of a Sikh immigrant, shot in an act of deluded racist revenge after 9/11, brought Sikhs and Muslims in Arizona together – but the fear remains

At a gas station in Mesa, Arizona, more than 2,300 miles from where the twin towers fell on 9/11, stands a permanent reminder of long reaching trauma.

, ‘This is my country’: how the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi resolved to carry on his American dream, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

A memorial constructed with speckled white marble and black tile marks the spot where Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot and killed, becoming the first American victim of a fatal hate crime in the aftermath of 9/11.

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