Interfaith

U.S. Jains Offer Prayers, Funds for Terror Attack Victims

September 24, 2001

Source: No source given.

On September 24, 2001, the Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington's web site highlighted fundraising efforts for victims of the September 11 attacks. "We encourage you all to donate generously. Our country needs the support of every individual. Many of us have given donations for the Gujarat Earthquake Relief but now this tragedy has happened in our country, and its time for us to help our fellow citizens... We have placed a Bandhar in the Temple for receiving donations to help the victim's families of WTC and Pentagon attack...JAINA has...

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American Sikhs Reach Out, Educate about their Faith

September 23, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On September 23, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported on the outreach of Sikhs in the local community. "To combat the intolerance, church members held an informational rally Saturday in front of their temple in Shawnee. They handed out American flags and cans of Coca-Cola and talked about their religion, which dates to more than 500 years ago in northern India." The article quoted one member of the Sikh community as saying, "'I could shave off my beard and wear a baseball cap instead of my turban, but am I afraid of my fellow...

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 22, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.arizonarepublic.com/special44/articles/0922memorial22-ON.html

On September 22, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported, "Nearly 3,000 people gathered in Phoenix today to remember Balbir Singh Sodhi, an Indian immigrant who died in a racially motivated shooting following the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. They were Sikh, Jew, Christian, Muslim and more, some with veils or turbans, others in suits and ties....

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After Backlash, New Public Service Advertisements

September 21, 2001

Source: Newsday

On September 21, 2001, Newsday reported "In the wake of terrorist attacks on the United States, the Ad Council is launching the campaign with hopes to curb the backlash that certain immigrant groups have faced. In the commercials, a diverse sea of faces look into the camera and say, 'I am an American.' Since the Sept. 11 attacks, hundreds of Muslims, Sikhs and other groups have reported being harassed or assaulted. In at least one murder case, the shooting death of a turbaned gas station attendant in Phoenix, police are investigating the...

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Congressman John Cooksey on Racial Profiling

September 21, 2001

Source: The Advocate

http://www.theadvocate.com/terror/cooksey/cooksey0921.htm

On September 21, 2001, The Advocate reported "Cooksey backtracks on comment, Congressman apologizes for 'poor choice of words.'" The article noted that "Cooksey said that 'radio talk shows' have created a mistaken impression 'that I said if police or the FBI see someone in a car wearing a turban, they should pull him over... I was talking about airport security...I certainly recognize...

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