Sikhism

Tory Politicians Campaign for Sikh Votes

January 8, 2006

Source: The Mississauga News

http://www.mississauganews.com/mi/news/story/3251665p-3765460c.html

On January 8, 2006 The Mississauga News reported, "Local Tory candidates visited a Sikh temple in Mississauga today in an attempt to win votes from a community that has traditionally voted Liberal. Conservative candidates Bob Dechert (Mississauga-Erindale) and Raminder Gill (Mississauga-Streetsville) were joined by Tory immigration critic Diane Ablonczy this...

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Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Update: Family Reunited to Mourn Death of Sikh Cab Driver

January 8, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/manhattan/nyc-fune0108,0,2802078.story?coll=nyc-topheadlines-left

On January 8, 2006 Newsday reported, "Jaswinder Singh, 15, and his brother Kabal, 17, stared down at the face of their father Saturday as he lay in his coffin, a red turban on his head, rose petals on his chest. Tears streaked the boys' cheeks. It was the first time they had seen their father in 10 years...

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Sikhs Celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s Birth Anniversary

January 6, 2006

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/BC036DC5FF9655D4872570EE0068FEE8!OpenDocument

On January 6, 2006 SikhNet reported, "Sikhs across India spent Thursday thronging shrines to pay their respects to their 10th spiritual leader, Guru Gobind Singh, on his 339th birth anniversary. In Amritsar, Sikhs from all walks of life thronged the Golden Temple Complex to offer their homage on the...

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Sikhs Find a Home in Eugene

January 5, 2006

Source: Eugene Weekly

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/01/05/feature.html

On January 5, 2006 the Eugene Weekly reported, "Eugene has become a center of sorts for the Sikh religion, with members coming from near and far to work, attend school, raise families and build a community based on a tradition of tolerance and devotion. The Sikh religion came to Eugene in 1970 when Dr. Sat Kirpal Singh Khalsa and his wife moved to the community to teach yoga. Thirty-five years...

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Bakersfield Sikhs Urge Police to Take Action Over Hate Crime at Gurdwara

December 30, 2005

Source: KGET-TV

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10654242/

On December 30, 2005 KGET-TV reported, "Local Sikhs insist that two pig heads found outside their temple last week was a hate crime and they want police to take action. But Bakersfield Police say intent must be proven, which has so far not been established... Police officials said two adults admitted accidentally dropping the pig heads from a bag instead of properly disposing of them, while off-roading.

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Sikh Taxi Driver Shot Dead in Richmond

December 27, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13492638.htm

On December 27, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Gurpartap Singh was well-aware of the dangers of the taxi driver's profession, especially in some sections of West Contra Costa that he served. 'There are too many people who carry guns and knives,' Singh told the Times in January 1999 after the shooting death of another cab driver, Munther Salman, in North Richmond...

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