Sikh house of worship in Sterling Heights vandalized - Local News - Detroit, MI - msnbc.com A Sikh house of worship in Sterling Heights has been vandalized. The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for local and federal authorities to investigate the incident as a hate crime. The spray-painted vandalism contains a drawing of a gun, a cross, an obscenity and "Mohmed," [sic] a reference to the last prophet of Islam, Muhammad, and the most common Muslim male name. In a release, CAIR-MI said the vandalism happened sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. "I think whoever did it was very insensitive and also very ignorant when it comes to hate crime and racial discrimination," said worshiper Gur-Rajan Singh. The building is under construction but expected to be finished this summer. Sikhism developed in northern India. Sikhs in the U.S. have occasionally been the target of anti-Muslim sentiment because they wear turbans and have beards.