Sikhism

Third International Sikh Youth Camp Concludes Successfully

August 4, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1231.shtml

On August 4, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "After one month of a novel learning experience in 'The Valley of Divine Peace', finally came the time of the closing ceremony of the 3rd Akal International Youth Camp 2006. On 29 July 2006, the children of the camp performed the closing ceremony of the camp. The children were dressed beautifully. The girls were dressed in White and the boys in...

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Anti-Sikh Letter Prompts Bluffton Mayor to Join National "Inclusive Community" Campaign

August 4, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-03-inclusive-inside_x.htm

On August 4, 2006 USA Today reported, "Local folklore has it that the small town of Bluffton, Ind., once had an ordinance to keep blacks out, Mayor Ted Ellis says. He never found proof but says he wondered why Bluffton remained 96% white while many other cities became more diverse. 'I always thought that Bluffton was no more hostile than other communities around,'...

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Sikhs Fear Hate Crime Trend in the Wake of Santa Clara Stabbing

August 3, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15187472.htm

On August 3, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "The weekend stabbing of a Sikh man in Santa Clara whose assailant allegedly thought he was a member of the Taliban raises fears that turmoil in the Middle East could fuel similar hate-based crimes, a Contra Costa Sikh leader said Wednesday.

"I think the more flare-ups you get there, the more incidents you're...

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Sikh Stabbing Suspect May Face Life Term

August 2, 2006

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/3825DED0163630B0872571BE0064B874

On August 2, 2006 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "A Santa Clara man accused of stabbing his Sikh neighbor in the neck because he thought the man was a member of the Taliban is scheduled to be arraigned today in a San Jose courtroom on attempted murder and hate crime charges, authorities said.

Everett...

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Sikh Man Stabbed in Santa Clara, Assailant Thought He Was Taliban

August 1, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/15170221.htm

On August 1, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "The day after the stabbing of a Santa Clara grandfather left South Bay Sikhs reeling, prosecutors are weighing hate crime and attempted murder charges against his neighbor, who apparently believed the man belonged to the Taliban.

Iqbal Singh, 40, was...

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Harvard Returns Student's Kirpan After Sikh Coalition Intervention

July 31, 2006

Source: Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/kirpan_hvd_july06.htm

On July 31, 2006 Sikh Coalition reported, "Harvard University has returned a Sikh student’s kirpan as a result of the Sikh Coalition’s intervention. The student, Navdeep Singh, had voluntarily given his kirpan to a University administrator who requested that the administration be able to keep it while the university determined whether he would able to wear it on...

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Social Service Agencies in Calgary Reach Out to Sikh Community

July 31, 2006

Source: Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=fcdb0d9a-3f6a-4051-8541-730d398c050a

On July 31, 2006 the Calgary Herald reported, "When some Calgary Sikhs came to their cultural centre unsure where to turn to for help with job, addiction or counseling issues, those in charge weren't sure where to direct them either. On the other side of the equation, social service agencies in...

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Sikh Youth Camp in Fremont Provides Youngsters Connection to Culture

July 29, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/ci_4111201

On July 29, 2006 The Argus reported, "Karandeep Singh Sasan stood outside the Gurdwara Sahib of Fremont in traditional garb: a blue robe and turban, an iron bracelet and a sword. 'What's up,' the energetic young Sikh said to a visitor. Then, he explained: 'I always say, "What's up" when somebody new comes to the gurdwara. I want to make friends with everyone who comes here.' Multiethnic societies stress...

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Sikh Play Protestor Loses Court Appeal

July 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/5223638.stm

On July 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "The use of anti-social behaviour laws to break up a protest by Sikhs against a controversial play worked well, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Pritpal Singh, of Coventry, brought a legal challenge after he was arrested for failing to leave a protest against Behzti at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His lawyers said a 'lawful protest' should not be...

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Sikh Martial Art Becoming Popular in the West

July 27, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1210.shtml

On July 27, 2006 Sikh Sangat reported, "The traditional Sikh martial art of `Gakta' is finding many takers in U.S.A., U.K., France and Germany where it is being taught as a science of combat for self-defence. So much is its popularity that last year, 60 Sikh men, women and children performed `Gatka' at the American Independence Day parade in Washington D.C. Teams from across Britain took part in...

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Sikh Honored as an Outstanding Asian American Businessman

July 24, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1200.shtml

On July 24, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) recently honored Navneet Singh Narula, a Senior Management Consultant with Accenture LLP, as the 'Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business.' The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business is the nation's most prestigious Asian American Business award program that highlights the contributions and...

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British Columbia Sikhs Fear Renewed Violence in Temple Elections

July 24, 2006

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=edd56891-0e34-41e2-a4d8-30fa0a81e179

On July 24, 2006 The Vancouver Sun reported, "Sikh moderate leaders say they are concerned about a possible return to the violence of the late 1990s after one of their supporters was attacked at a New Westminster temple Friday night. Khushpal Singh Gill was taken to Royal Columbian...

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Update: Sikhs at South Salem Gurdwara Claim Hate Crime was an Act of Terrorism

July 24, 2006

Source: Salem-News

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july242006/temple_update_72406.php

On July 24, 2006 Salem-News reported, "People who worship at the Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Temple on Oakhill Ave SE in South Salem say the violent and destructive acts committed against their building over the weekend amounts to more than a hate crime, they say it was an act of terrorism.

The desecration of the former Lutheran church is definetely not the...

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Fremont Gurdwara Invites Public to Summer School Graduation Ceremony

July 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4087811

On July 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "The public is invited to Fremont's Sikh Temple on Friday to recognize students who completed the temple's summer school program and to learn more about the program. More than 270 students, from kindergartners through 12th-graders, enrolled in summer school this year, only the second time the program has been offered. Subjects that were offered ranged...

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