"It's a common thing," says Balvinder Kaur Saund, a Labour councillor for the London Borough of Redbridge and chair of the Sikh Women's Alliance, "to walk through an estate in [some parts of east London] and young boys throw stones and shout 'Taliban' at you. I have seen that myself." She was once with a man – a Sikh who wore a turban – when some youths shouted "Osama" at him. "I wanted to retaliate but he said 'Just ignore it and carry on walking'." She thinks many more incidents go unreported.
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