So the question arises as to what category offenses committed against Sikhs would be counted. That brings me to the below link.
The link refers to a letter sent to the FBI by Congress inquiring as to how offenses against Sikhs are counted. Unfortunately, the link does not seem to actually have the letter. Here it is.
'"Yet our understanding is that the FBI may be relying on older forms which count hate crimes against Sikhs as anti-Islamic (Muslim) hate crimes."
Given what happened in Wisconsin last week, it does behoove law enforcement now to determine the exact motivation for any offenses against Sikhs. In the wake of 9-11, one Sikh was killed because he was, in fact, mistaken for a Muslim. If this is still a problem, or if there are negative attitudes against Sikhs out there, we need to know for the sake of both our Muslim population and our Sikh population. It may also indicate that those statistics on Muslims may be inaccurate.