Sikhism

U.S. Sikhs Ask for Unity, Work for Increased Understanding

September 24, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13980-2001Sep23.html

On September 24, 2001, The Washington Post reported, "Sikhs Campaign Against Hate." The article begins, "Their uniforms are Gap khakis and Old Navy T-shirts. Their weapons are e-mail, lawbooks, computer spreadsheets and yellow highlighters. In a cramped and borrowed war room at George Washington University, a few dozen young Sikhs from across the area are...

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American Sikhs Reach Out, Educate about their Faith

September 23, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On September 23, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported on the outreach of Sikhs in the local community. "To combat the intolerance, church members held an informational rally Saturday in front of their temple in Shawnee. They handed out American flags and cans of Coca-Cola and talked about their religion, which dates to more than 500 years ago in northern India." The article quoted one member of the Sikh community as saying, "'I could shave off my beard and wear a baseball cap instead of my turban, but am I afraid of my fellow...

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 22, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.arizonarepublic.com/special44/articles/0922memorial22-ON.html

On September 22, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported, "Nearly 3,000 people gathered in Phoenix today to remember Balbir Singh Sodhi, an Indian immigrant who died in a racially motivated shooting following the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. They were Sikh, Jew, Christian, Muslim and more, some with veils or turbans, others in suits and ties....

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 22, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-000075987sep22.story

On September 22, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported: "Balbir Singh Sodhi was a businessman, not a terrorist. He was Indian, not Arab. He was a Sikh, not a Muslim." The local community responded to his murder with a memorial, with candles, flowers and cards. "'Don't feel alone. We are all Sikh,' said one. 'I have lived here all my life. I hope I can be as...

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