Sikhism

Pamphlet from El Sobrante Pastor to Sikhs: Renounce Faith or be "Condemned to Hell"

August 27, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/email/news/15374292.htm

On August 27, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "A Contra Costa Sikh leader is denouncing a pamphlet from an El Sobrante church that tells Sikhs their holy book is wrong and warns them they face eternal hell unless they receive Jesus as their savior.

'Please Consider These Words of Love My SIKH Friend,' by Pastor Kent Brandenburg of Bethel...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend their faith as...

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After Terror Arrests, the Difficulties of "Traveling While Asian"

August 25, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401529.html

On August 25, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "At an airport in Spain, a terrified 12-year-old girl began crying and pointing at two passengers, both Muslim college students, fueling a panic that led to their removal from the plane. A West Virginia airport terminal was evacuated when officials wrongly suspected that luggage...

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New UK Commission on Integration and Cohesion to be Chaired by Sikh

August 24, 2006

Source: dnaindia

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F4820669E075CC86872571D4006AB9C5

On August 24, 2006 dnaindia reported, "In response to 7/7 and the more recent foiled terror plot the British government on Thursday launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion calling for a 'new and honest' national debate on diversity and multiculturalism.

'Tensions between people of different ethnic groups and faiths...

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On Route 222 in Berks County, a Billboard Educates about Sikhism

August 23, 2006

Source: Reading Eagle

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/0EE9E3CEA8F17049872571D3006560CF!OpenDocument

On August 23, 2006 Reading Eagle reported, "They wear beards and turbans, but they're not Muslims. And they have nothing to do with the violence being done around the world by Muslim extremists from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to the bloodshed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and Lebanon....

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Sikh Cricket Player Adored By Fans, Becoming Icon for "Racial Harmony"

August 21, 2006

Source: DailyIndia.com

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/49423.php/Panesar_is_now_hot_property_model_for_racial_harmony

On August 21, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Monty Panesar, the first Sikh to play Test cricket for England, is fast becoming not only a British cricket icon but also hot property for marketing professionals and a model for racial harmony. The...

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Gathering for India's Independence Day Highlights Religious Diversity of Indian-American Community

August 21, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pindia21aug21,0,1839914.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On August 21, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "For Shailesh Shah, the best part of Sunday's celebration of India's independence was seeing the children so involved. 'There are so many youth groups showing Indian culture,' said Shah, of Palm Beach Gardens, as he scanned...

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British Sikhs Face Increased Backlash

August 21, 2006

Source: The Voice

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/content.php?show=9888

On August 21, 2006 The Voice reported, "Britain’s Sikh community has been experiencing an increase in hate crimes as part of the backlash from the war on terror. Leaders are campaigning for protection, and they blame public ignorance and the government’s failure to implement adequate measures to safeguard their community for their troubles.

Because of their physical appearance...

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Salem Sikhs: "The More We Know Each Other, the More Tolerance There Will Be"

August 21, 2006

Source: The Statesman Journal

http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060821/RELIGION/608210319/1001

On August 21, 2006 The Statesman Journal reported, "Last month, a flag at the Sikh temple in South Salem was uprooted and burned in what people in the area saw as a hate crime.

It was the first act of violence toward the group, which moved to Salem in October after establishing a gurudwara, or temple, in an old Lutheran...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their belief systems...

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Rajinder Singh Khalsa, Sikh Community, Still Reeling from Impact of 9/11

August 18, 2006

Source: Indian Press

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=2897

On August 18, 2006 the Indian Press reported, "When Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 57, gets up in the morning, he often sees a ‘white hole’ with his left eye. Sunlight is anathema for him, as he cannot focus on anything for minutes afterwards. Many a night, he gets up screaming from his sleep; he has terrible nightmares of imminent danger, he says. He is obsessively protective of his...

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SALDEF Working for Safety of Sikhs in After Most Recent Terror Arrests

August 15, 2006

Source: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

http://www.saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=1549&z=1&title=SALDEF%20Works%20with%2

On August 15, 2006 the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund reported, "Following the successfully foiled attempted terrorist activity at London’s Heathrow Airport late last week, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has been in direct contact with federal agencies including...

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