Sikhism

Dietary Supplement Company Issues Offensive Anti-Terrorist Flier

January 18, 2006

Source: The State/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/13652644.htm

On January 18, 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "What in the world do dietary supplements have to do with turbans and terrorism? That political head-scratcher confronted at least some vitamin buyers around the nation who found a flier with their mail-order nutrients carrying the bold headline, 'Get a Turban for Durbin!' An image shows Sen. Dick...

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More than 100 Groups Oppose Anti-Sikh Flier

January 18, 2006

Source: CivilRights.org

http://www.civilrights.org/issues/enforcement/details.cfm?id=39576

On January 18, 2006 CivilRights.org reported, "A new flyer campaign equating the wearing of a turban with terrorism has outraged Arab-American and civil rights groups, who have decried the move as 'baseless and reprehensible.' The flyer, by the Nutritional Health Alliance (NHA), depicts Sen. Richard Durbin, D. Ill., wearing a turban with the words, 'Get a Turban...

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Sikh American Woman Named Majority Whip in South Carolina House

January 17, 2006

Source: Sikh News Sentinel/Tribune News

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_752.shtml

On January 17, 2006 the Tribune News reported, "Nikki Randhawa Haley, a.k.a. Nimrata Randhawa-Haley, a Sikh American woman, has been named a majority whip for the House Republican Caucus in the South Carolina General Assembly. The Republican whips are the party leaders on the floor of the legislature, responsible for lining up votes in support of caucus priorities and setting the...

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Sikh Elected to Vernon Board of Education

January 17, 2006

Source: News India Times

http://www.newsindia-times.com/2006/01/20/usa6-121722.html

On January 17, 2006 The News India-Times reported, "Amarjit Buttar was re-elected to a four-year term as a member of the Vernon Board of Education in Vernon, Connecticut on Nov. 8 2005. This is his fourth term on the board. He was one of four candidates - two Republicans and two Democrats - who contested the elections. With 2950 votes, Buttar said he was the [recipient of the...

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Independent Organization Monitors Gurdwara Elections in Fremont

January 16, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3406966

On January 16, 2006 The Argus reported, "The election of new leaders for the Gurdwara Sahib of the San Francisco Bay area was confirmed Sunday by an independent monitoring organization. The gurdwara's members also decided to limit the power of its leaders after more than 75 percent of people cast ballots in favor of instituting term limits, said Ram Singh, a member of the Panthic slate who...

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Sikh Woman Runs Country's Only Gurdwara

January 16, 2006

Source: Sikhnet/The Tribune

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/AD25A11F3103F620872570F80069CAD5!OpenDocument

On January 16, 2006 The Tribune reported, "Sohbag Kaur Khalsa, an American Sikh settled in Brazil, is running the only gurdwara in the country. Carrying the legacy of her late husband forward Sohbag, a yoga teacher, says there are no Sikhs but the gurdwara in San Paulo still runs packed with...

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Sikh Organizations Take Action Against Palatine, Illinois Gurdwara

January 16, 2006

Source: The Indian Express

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=165818

On January 16, 2006 The Indian Express reported, "A deputation of various Sikh organisations led by Punjabi Vikas Manch Convenor Charanjit Singh Grover has submitted a memorandum to Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti seeking action against those officials of the Palentine Gurdwara at Chicago who had been violating the Sikh tenets and were hurting the religious sentiments...

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Police Force Accepts Hijabs and Turbans as Part of its Uniform

January 13, 2006

Source: Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,17813812%255E2761,00.html

On January 13, 2006 the Sunday Times reported, "West Australian police have added turbans and hijabs to their list of accepted uniform items, in an effort to encourage more Sikh and Muslim people to join the force.

At today's launch of the additions to the traditional blue uniform, Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan...

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Opinion: "Interfaith, Not Infidel"

January 12, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_3395002

On January 12, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. "In my 15 years as an interfaith peace activist, I have been asked one question over and over again: Who are the 'kafirs' — 'infidels' — condemned in the Qur'an? Are they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists,...

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Hindus, Sikhs Demand Funeral Pyres in Britain

January 11, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: IANS

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060111/43/61y6q.html

On January 11, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "An organisation here plans to petition the European Court of Human Rights to ensure that dead bodies of Hindus and Sikhs are cremated on traditional funeral pyres instead of in electric crematoriums. Britain has a large minority of Hindus and Sikhs, but arrangements for the deceased within the...

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114 Grenades Found at Golden Temple

January 10, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060110-054432-3429r.htm

On January 10, 2006 The Washington Times reported, "A Sikh pilgrim found at least 114 grenades at northern India's Golden Temple, the most revered Sikh shrine. However, authorities do not view the grenades as a danger because they are rusting and old, the BBC reported Tuesday. 'This is not being viewed seriously, because all the recovered grenades are old and unusable,'...

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