Sikhs and Muslims Engage Educators Over Religious Awareness in Fremont, CA

September 15, 2004

Source: Argus,1413,83~1971~2402535,00.html

On September 15, 2004 The Argus reported that, "advocates explain common misconceptions of respective religions to Fremont teachers. With an increase in the number of Muslim immigrants whose children wear scarves to school and pray between classes, along with the stereotypes stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, harassment [has become] prevalent... [Maha] ElGenaidi, executive director of the Islamic Networks Group, and Kavneet Singh, a member of the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force, gave overviews of their respective faiths in hopes of coming to individual classrooms and larger gatherings of teachers, parents or other groups. The discussion was sponsored by the Interfaith Freedom Foundation, a Fremont-based group that advocates religious liberty."