Sikhism

Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 18, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/213140p-183538c.html

On July 18, 2004 New York Daily News reported, "Last Sunday's senseless attack on a Sikh man - a 54-year-old father and community leader - in Richmond Hill, Queens, was the latest reminder that prejudice and hate are alive and well on the streets of New York... That is why on Thursday, almost 100 people in a diverse, multiethnic coalition of more than two dozen civil...

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Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 16, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/212537p-183064c.html

On July 16, 2004 New York Daily News reported. "Outraged over a bias attack that left a Sikh man bruised and battered, Queens officials and community leaders condemned the incident yesterday at a Borough Hall demonstration... Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, 10 bias incidents have been reported to the 102nd Precinct but no one has been prosecuted in any of...

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Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 15, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/adlqueens

On July 15, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the July 11 attack on a Sikh man by a group of men in Queens as a deplorable hate crime... 'This week, our community was shaken by a deplorable crime, the attack on Rajinder Singh Khalsa in Richmond Hills, Queens,' said Joel J. Levy, Director ADL New York Office. 'This reprehensible hate crime is evidence of the tragic reality that hate...

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Coalition Responds to NY Hate Crime Against Sikh

July 15, 2004

Source: NY Indymedia.com

http://nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/97055/index.php

On July 15, 2004 NY Indymedia.com reported, "On Thuesday, July 15, a multiethnic coalition is holding a press conference to continue focusing on the need to address bias crimes in NYC... New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), a non-profit immigrant advocacy organization has formed a multiethnic coalition of over two-dozen organizations to end bias crimes in New York City....

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Sikh Refugees Hold Reunion in Town Where They Fled 17 Years Ago

July 14, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040714/SIKHS14/TPNational/Canada

On July 14, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "Avtar Sandhu this week walked the rocky stretch of beach at Charlesville, N.S., that marked the beginning of a life in Canada, marvelling at a glorious cerulean seascape beneath a matching, cloudless sky. This was not the view the Toronto tradesman saw when he...

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Sikhs Serve Traditional Communal Meal at Parliament of World's Religions

July 13, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0407130293jul13,1,736949.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On July 13, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Sarup Singh Mahon greets his lunch guests every day, shouting: "Please wait. Only three more minutes. There are no seats now." If that doesn't work, he stretches his short arms out like a police officer at a school crossing or...

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Witness Help Aid in the Arrest of Man Charged With Attacking Sikhs in NY

July 13, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-sikh0713,0,5462527.story?c

On July 13, 2004 Newsday reported, "A Long Island man was arrested yesterday in the Richmond Hill attack of an honorary Sikh priest that stemmed from an argument over the turban the victim was wearing.

Witnesses to the attack led police to arrest Salvatore Maceli, 26, of Valley Stream. Police said Maceli was with a group of men who allegedly attacked...

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Sikhs Protest and Demand Justice in Reaction to Hate Crime in NY

July 13, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/manhattan/nyc-sikh0714,0,4964770.sto

On July 13, 2004 Newsday reported, "About 60 members of Sikh community protested Tuesday outside the 102nd Precinct station in Richmond Hill. They criticized the Police Department's response to the Sunday beating of Rajinder Singh, 50, in Richmond Hill. They accused the police of not being aggressive enough, arresting only one person - a Long Island man - when...

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Hundreds Celebrate Sikh American Day Parade in NJ

July 11, 2004

Source: The Burlington County Times

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/112-07112004-329512.html

On July 11, 2004 The Burlington County Times reported, "In a rainbow of saris, silks and turbans, 500 Sikhs marched through town yesterday preaching brotherhood. Some carried American flags, some twirled silver scimitars, but all walked under the banner, 'Recognize Ye All The Human Race As One.' 'It's something different than we're used to, but we're the...

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New Gurdwara Opens in Peterborough

July 9, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_876199,001600060001.htm

On July 9, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A new gurdwara, or Sikh shrine, built at a cost of 500,000 pounds in multi-cultural Peterborough is being opened Saturday. Peterborough's Sikh community is busy working day and night to get the gurdwara ready for its grand opening. Six months ago the now gleaming ornate building on Royce Road...

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FBI Calls on Muslims and Sikhs for Help Fighting Terror

July 9, 2004

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/07/09/fbi.terrorthreat.ap/index.html

On July 9, 2004 CNN reported, "The FBI is intensifying efforts nationwide to enlist Muslims, Arab-Americans and Sikhs to help thwart a possible terrorist attack this summer or fall. FBI Director Robert Mueller told top agents in all 56 FBI field offices to increase contacts with these groups in their areas amid a consistent flow of intelligence that indicates al Qaeda wants to launch...

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First Khanda Appears on Headstone at Arlington Cemetery

July 7, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=143&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

On July 7, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Uday Singh was the first Sikh to die in battle as a U.S. soldier; and now his headstone displays the first Khanda to appear as an official emblem of belief for government headstones and markers. More than 260,000 people are buried at Arlington National Cemetery....

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High School Allows Sikh to Wear Turban to Graduation in CA

July 6, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SikhCoalitionHelpsGrad

On July 6, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "A high school has allowed a Sikh student to participate in graduation ceremonies wearing his turban after initially telling him he would only be allowed to wear a cap. The high school reversed course after the intervention of the Sikh Coalition and local Sikh activists. Officials at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, told eighteen year old Harbakshish...

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