Sikhism

Five Years Later, Milford Sikhs Struggle as Symbols of Faith Become a Cause for Fear

September 11, 2006

Source: Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=99034

On September 11, 2006 the Milford Daily News reported, "The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had nothing to do with Veena Chani, and yet, five years later, they made her life so much worse.

The Holliston resident is a Sikh, practicing a centuries-old religion that originated in what is now the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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Actor Draws Creates Film about Sikhs After 9/11, "The Gold Bracelet"

September 11, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4317917

On September 11, 2006 The Argus reported, "When the time came for the world premiere of 'Terrorist Squad,' an action movie about a foiled plot to blow up Kokomo, Ind., actor Kavi Raz was conspicuously absent. 'I never saw the film,' said Raz, who is Indian but played a nefarious Libyan terrorist leader named Yassir in the 1987 film. 'I was probably the only actor who didn't go.'

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"We Are Americans Too": Hate Crimes Report Issued on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1980135,curpg-2.cms

On September 11, 2006 Times of India reported, "Sikhs and Muslims in the United States were most affected by hate crimes and discrimination after 9/11 while Hindus remained largely untouched by the backlash, a report on the fall-out on South Asian communities from the terror attack on America has said.

The main findings of the study by a Harvard...

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9/11 Remembered with Peace Walk, Concert; South Asians Play Vital Role

September 11, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5334638.stm

On September 11, 2006 BBC News reported, "South Asian celebrities, peace activists and religious leaders have been taking part in events to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World trade Centre in the United States.

At the 'Hope not Hate' youth summit in Washington this weekend the Pakistani rock star, Salman Ahmad, performed John Lennon's 'Imagine' as well as his own hits....

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School Forms Include Questions About Immigration Status, Raise Concerns

September 10, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/09/AR2006090900832.html?referrer=email

On September 10, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A few weeks back, Linda Singh picked up the registration packet from her local school district. There, at the bottom of the first page, was the question regarding birthplace, followed by: 'If not USA, date entered USA.' It set off alarm bells...

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Sikhs in Stockton Seek Civic Engagement Post-9/11

September 10, 2006

Source: RecordNet.com

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/SPECIALSECTIONS98/609100324/1001/NEWS01

On September 10, 2006 RecordNet.com reported, "To some, their long beards and colorful turbans illicit thoughts of Taliban and al-Qaida jihadists bent on destroying the United States. But members of San Joaquin County's thriving Sikh community say they are Indian, with a religion far different from...

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Documentary on Sikh Widows of 1984 Massacre Created as a Catalyst for Change

September 6, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/090606/entevis145634_31944.shtml

On September 6, 2006 The Gazette reported, "Anger inspired Harpreet Kaur to make a movie. And if this Gaithersburg High School alumna has her way, 'The Widow Colony' will help shake up the Sikh community and the Indian government — and lead them to help change the lives of about 1,200 women and their children now living in a New Delhi slum. The award-winning documentary will...

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Thanks, and a Holy Shroud, Given to the Sikh Community for Earthquake Relief in Pakistan

September 5, 2006

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ealing Times

http://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/asianspotlight/spotlight/display.var.907057.0.pakistanis_thank_sikh_community.php

On September 5, 2006 the Ealing Times reported, "A Pakistan businessman has thanked the Sikh community for their help after the earthquake by handing over a holy shroud.

Sajjad Shah, 45, from Carrington Road, High...

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Jews, Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims Hail Decision Prohibiting Exams on Religious Holidays

September 5, 2006

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/449389p-378270c.html

On September 5, 2006 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens state senator and an array of clergy yesterday hailed a new law that prohibits the state Education Department from scheduling statewide exams during religious holidays. 'The law is now on your side,' declared state Sen. John Sabini (D-Queens). The law was spurred after statewide English exams for...

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Venerable Dhammananda Remembered for Promoting Interfaith Harmony

September 4, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3115,0,0,1,0

On September 4, 2006 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Thousands converged at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur to bid farewell to Rev Dhammananda... The late Venerable Dr Rev K. Sri Dhammananda - Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore - was a man who dedicated his life to promoting peace, understanding and harmony. 'Rev Dhammananda served not only the Buddhist...

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UK Religious Leaders to Hold Conference on Honor Killings

September 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5311244.stm

On September 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Of 500 Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims questioned, a 10th said they would condone the murder of someone who disrespected their family's honour. Figures show 13 people die every year in honour killings, but police and support groups believe it is many more. Religious leaders said they would hold a national conference on the issue. Honour killing is a brutal...

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