Sikhs, Muslims Lobby Against Racial Profiling

June 16, 2010

Author: Fernando Alfonso III

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

Sikh and Muslim groups are pushing Congress to pass a bill prohibiting racial profiling that's been languishing for more than nine years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Two groups, Muslim Advocates and the Sikh Coalition, are seeking passage of the End Racial Profiling Act, which was first introduced in 2001 and is currently sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.

The bill would prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement agencies and allow any person who is the victim of profiling to sue for "declaratory or injunctive relief."