A young man from Buena Park now faces charges of vandalizing a Sikh temple, which he claims was not meant to be received as hate speech. The man faces felony vandalism of religious property and two misdemeanors on suspicion of vandalism. His defacement caused nearly $400 in damages.
On Dec. 6th, members of the temple were arriving for night services when they found the parking lot walls and a commercial truck sprayed with graffiti as well as a vulgar phrase about the Islamic State group.
To be clear: Sikhism is not affiliated with Islam or the Islamic State.