Local Sikhs have used billboards to draw the distinction between their religion and Islam.
That message apparently hasn’t gotten through to some people.
A billboard in Bethel Township along Interstate 78 rented by a group promoting awareness of Sikhism was spray-painted with profanity and phrases such as “Arab Go to Hell” and “Jesus Saves.”
“We are not Arabs,” said Shivinder Singh Athwal, founder of the World Sikh Syndicate, which rented the billboard. “We wanted people to know where we come from and what we believe in.”