Sikhism

Sikhs in Espanola, New Mexico Respond

November 18, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,6439~229440,00.html

On November 18, 2001, The Denver Post reported, "Sikhs face misplaced anger: Group at temple in New Mexico still fears backlash." This article focuses on the Espanola Sikh community, Sikh Dharma, which includes a large number of U.S.-born converts to Sikhism. The article noted that amidst fears of backlash and profiling is the goal of education. "The Sikhs have taken their...

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Editorial: "We don't need a new wave of hysteria"

November 14, 2001

Source: The Tallahassee Democrat

http://web.tallahasseedemocrat.com/content/tallahassee/2001/11/14/opinion/1114.oped.ivins.htm

On November 14, 2001, The Tallahassee Democrat featured the editorial by Molly Ivins, "We don't need a new wave of hysteria." She wrote, "Our most valuable resource against terrorism in the long run will almost certainly be Arab Americans. Among them are the bravest of the brave. Look at why many of...

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Florida Sikhs Show Support, Invite Shalala

November 12, 2001

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/herald/content/news/local/broward/digdocs/014758.htm

On November 12, 2001 The Miami Herald reported, "Local Sikhs show support for America: UM president Shalala is guest at special service. "The congregation of the Sikh Society Temple of South Florida... presented a check for $8,500 for the United Way Sept. 11 fund to University of Miami President Donna Shalala....'We were all shocked by the Sept. 11...

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Airport Discrimination Against Sikhs, Muslims

November 10, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 10, 2001, The New York Times reported that Dr. Ahluwalia, an American Sikh who is chairman of the department of preventive medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, "had already passed through a metal detector and been scanned by a hand-held wand, setting off no warning beeps. So, he said, he was stunned when the guardsman told him to remove his turban...Sikh travelers say that since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks they have been singled out for questioning by the police and security workers at American...

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

November 7, 2001

Source: The Tucson Citizen

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/local/11_7_01killing.html

On November 7, 2001, The Tucson Citizen reported, "Prosecutors to seek death penalty for suspect in revenge shooting." The article stated, "The Maricopa County Attorney will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing an Indian immigrant in the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." It continued, "Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley has formally alleged the slaying...

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Yuba City's Sikh Parade Draws Over 40,000

November 5, 2001

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/110501/110501wfs5parade.shtml

On November 5, 2001, The Appeal-Democrat reported, "Yuba City's 22nd annual Sikh Parade brought a moving mass of humanity to Tierra Buena and Yuba City on Sunday. Organizers estimate 40,000 to 50,000 people attended...The event is considered by Sikhs to be the largest Sikh parade in the United States." The article continued, "A group carried signs saying 'There is one God...

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Lt. Govenor Visits Gurudwara

November 5, 2001

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/110501/1152001dlw5sikhspeech.shtml

On November 5, 2001, The Appeal-Democrat reported that "California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante brought a message of peace, unity and understanding to Yuba City...during a special visit to the Sikh temple...Bustemante's visit and the Sikh parade both marked the second day of celebrations to honor the gift of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib...Bustamante said...

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Yuba City's Sikh Parade Draws Over 40,000

November 4, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/sac/news/localnews/stories/news-localnews-104100220011104-191105.html

On November 4, 2001, The KCRA Channel reported on the annual Sikh parade, "which featured Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante walking among the procession's leaders. The festivities had a decidedly patriotic theme. 'I love America, it is my country,' Stockton's Paramjit Grewal said. 'I love it. I am an American.'" The...

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American Sikhs Reach Out, Educate about their Faith

October 31, 2001

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/1031/p2s2-ussc.html

On October 31, 2001 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Under attack, Sikhs defend their religious liberties." The article noted, "The past 1-1/2 months have galvanized the US Sikh community. With 300,000 adherents, its leaders are working to educate the US public - and to enlist authorities to ensure that Sikhs' religious rights are not trampled by investigators, airline...

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"Identity Politics" Lesson for a Young Sikh American

October 30, 2001

Source: ABC News.com

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/sikh011030_hair.html

On October 30, 2001 ABC News.com featured the story "Bias Fallout: How One Sikh-American Learned a Hard Lesson in Identity Politics." The article described the decision of a young Sikh man to cut his hair after being attacked in the backlash that followed September 11. The article continued, "It's difficult to tell if the cause for the 20-year-old's obvious distress is the...

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An Illinois Sikh Faces Intolerance, Ignorance

October 28, 2001

Source: The Beacon News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/top/a28sikh.htm

On October 28, 2001 The Beacon News published the article "'I wear a turban. I am not in the Taliban': Auroran Sikh faces abuse, misplaced fears." The article tells the story of Ravi Singh, a young Sikh man active in local politics for years. The article notes, "The man with the wide, sad eyes and a white turban atop his head has fought the urge to run up to the finger-...

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California Sikhs Honor Terror Attack Victims, Make Large Donation

October 28, 2001

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/102801/102801Yuba-Sutter.shtml

On October 28, 2001 The Appeal-Democrat reported, "Yuba-Sutter Sikhs honor terrorist victims: Make donation to families of police and firefighters killed in Sept. 11 attacks." The article noted that "Members of the Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Yuba City donated about $16,000 Saturday to help families of police officers and firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist...

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