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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishnu? Magazine apologizes for deity depiction

January 15, 2016
(RNS) Hinduism certainly has numerous memorable manifestations of God, from Brahma the Creator to Shiva the Destroyer.But despite the remarkable success of retail giant Amazon, its founder Jeff Bezos is not one of them.That’s why the editor of Fortune magazine is now apologizing for a colorful cover that depicts Bezos as the Hindu deity Vishnu — known as the Preserver — in a story on Amazon’s plans to “conquer” the enormous marketplace in India.“Neither the artist nor the editors of Fortune had any intention of parodying a particular deity or of offending members of the Hindu...
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Sikh Bus Driver Assault Case Continues

January 15, 2016
Washington : Jan 14, 2016 -A Sikh bus driver in Los Angeles was brutally assaulted and called a terrorist and a suicide bomber, the victim’s representatives said on Wednesday over two months after the incident was reported to the police.The Sikh Coalition group, is representing the victim Balwinder Jit Singh, who worked as a bus driver for 17 years. While he was being beaten by a passenger on November 6, Singh kept his foot on the brake of his bus to ensure the safety of the pedestrians and passengers.The assault left Singh in the hospital with a black eye, swollen and bruised...
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Letter to my Sikh Son: Be Proud of Your Identity

January 13, 2016
The Sikh way of life is simple: work hard to earn an honest living, share what you have, and remember God. Our Gurus taught us to be fair, to respect others and their religions.

Faced With Firing, Wheaton Professor Stands By Her Gesture Of 'Solidarity'

January 13, 2016
Earlier this month, it emerged that Wheaton College had begun the process of firing Larycia Hawkins, a tenured associate professor of political science at the evangelical Christian school. Hawkins was suspended last month after she decided to wear a headscarf during the Advent season to show solidarity with Muslims during a difficult period.
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Dems to colleagues: Bring Muslims to State of the Union 

January 13, 2016
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