Sikhism

Racist Attacks Cause Sikh Youth to Question What They Believe

November 23, 2006

Source: SikhSangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1543.shtml

Western intolerance of religious symbols and a series of street attacks are prompting young men to shed their hair and turbans. Many Sikhs cut their hair when they become teenagers in an effort to fit in with their local surroundings. Sikh students say that increasing numbers of racially motivated attacks have had a significant impact on their attitudes.

Dalwinder Singh, an executive board...

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Afghanistan's Sikhs Yearn for India

November 22, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Rest_of_World/Afghanistans_Sikhs_yearn_for_India/articleshow/530953.cms

Forced to wear yellow patches in the days of the Taliban, the homesick Sikhs of Afghanistan still hide in back alleys and yearn for India.

In the Taliban's birthplace, the southern city of Kandahar, their children cannot go to school and locals stone or spit...

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Kirpan Posters Come to Sikhs' Help in US

November 22, 2006

Source: The Times of India/Washington Post

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/The_United_States/Kirpan_posters_in_US_to_avoid_Sikhs_being_targeted/articleshow/516267.cms

With a view to assuage the feelings of Sikh Americans who have been involved in rows with security personnel over possession of kirpans, the US department of homeland security and a Sikh outfit have reached an...

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Kern County Celebrates First Sikh Day, Parade Follows

November 20, 2006

Source: KGET TV 17/NBC

http://www.kget.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=188438F0-21BE-4980-9272-909D7137EE30

The Sikh community celebrated one of the religion’s most important days of the year.

About 5,000 people packed the Rabobank Convention Center over the weekend to pray and celebrate prior to an elaborate parade through downtown Bakersfield.

The Kern County Sikh community celebrated Guru Nanak’s...

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Bridgewater Sangat Explores Sikh Art

November 20, 2006

Author: Neha Singh Gohil

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/1666B41A3FEF9D508725722C00654A23

Amidst a flurry of paint around a table covered with brushes, palettes and watercolor, Jagdeep Singh, 4, sat quietly, intensely staring at the piece of paper in front of him. As others yelled over him, asking for more paint or different colors, he critiqued what he had wrought. In a...

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A New Temple, a Testament of Faith

November 20, 2006

Author: Doug Guthrie

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061120/LIFESTYLE04/611200349/1041

Its temporary occupants are filmmakers who are expected today to wrap up a first for Metro Detroit -- a movie about a Sikh doctor's struggles with acceptance and health costs.

But the turban-wearing actors, writer and director hint at what's to come for a grandiose building...

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Sikhs in Britain to Protest Racist Attack

November 19, 2006

Source: Indo Asian News Service

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/83530.php

A large number of Sikhs from across Britain have planned a peaceful vigil in the Scottish capital Edinburgh to protest Tuesday's racist attack on a Sikh youth that has shocked the entire community. The event Sunday is being organised by the London-based Sikh human rights group and the British Organisation of Sikh Students (Boss), with active support from other Sikh bodies.

Community members will hold a...

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French Turban Campaign Continues as More Sikh Students Face Expulsion

November 19, 2006

Author: Meerat Kaur

Source: SikhSangat News/Sikh Global News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1529.shtml

Jasmeet Singh, one of four French-Sikh schoolboys excluded from school in September for refusing to remove their Turbans, will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday 21st November. He will be represented by Kudrat Singh, Director of UNITED SIKHS-France and a representative of the French Turban Action Committee will also attend the hearing...

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Preserving One Culture, Adopting Another

November 18, 2006

Author: ZAK MAZUR

Source: West Bend Daily News/Greater Milwaukee Today

http://www.gmtoday.com/news/local_stories/2006/Nov_06/11172006_13.asp

An India native living in this city, Harpreet Kaur is a minority even in her homeland.

Kaur is a member of the 19 million strong Sikh faith, which represents just a sliver of India’s more than one billion residents.

Kaur came to America in 1994 when she moved to...

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Sikh had his Hair Cut Off in Racist Attack

November 17, 2006

Source: Asian Image

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/display.var.1026882.0.sikh_had_his_hair_cut_off_in_racist_attack.php

A Sikh teenager was recovering after having his hair hacked off during a vicious racial attack.

The traumatised 15-year-old was set upon by four youths in Edinburgh in what police said was a sustained and unprovoked assault.

The boy was subjected to a tirade of racial abuse by the gang in the...

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Sikh Boy's Hair Cut in 'Vicious' Racist Attack

November 16, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/9D1F907B6C2560818725722700820380!OpenDocument

Sikh boy's hair cut in 'vicious' racist attackA 15-year-old Sikh boy had his hair cut during an unprovoked and racist assault in an Edinburgh park, police said.

The incident happened at about 1930 GMT in Pilrig Park on Tuesday.

Lothian and Borders Police said the victim was subjected to verbal...

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Houses of Worship Scramble to Make Room for the Masses

November 13, 2006

Author: Rebecca Rosen Lum

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/16000247.htm

They prayed for the flocks, they got them, and now they're grappling with the reality: Houses of worship in Central and East Contra Costa are flexing with a demographic explosion that's forcing some to construct buildings, expand existing ones or add services.

Rapidly...

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Sikh American Delegation Meets with FBI Leadership in Nation's Capital

November 12, 2006

Source: SikhSangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1518.shtml

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights organization, along with representatives from five Washington DC-metro area Gurdwaras (Sikh congregational place of worship) met with the Joseph Persichini, Director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (FBI-WFO), and members of his staff to discuss issues of relevance to the local...

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