Sikhism

Hundreds Celebrate Sikh American Day Parade in NJ

July 11, 2004

Source: The Burlington County Times

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/112-07112004-329512.html

On July 11, 2004 The Burlington County Times reported, "In a rainbow of saris, silks and turbans, 500 Sikhs marched through town yesterday preaching brotherhood. Some carried American flags, some twirled silver scimitars, but all walked under the banner, 'Recognize Ye All The Human Race As One.' 'It's something different than we're used to, but we're the...

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FBI Calls on Muslims and Sikhs for Help Fighting Terror

July 9, 2004

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/07/09/fbi.terrorthreat.ap/index.html

On July 9, 2004 CNN reported, "The FBI is intensifying efforts nationwide to enlist Muslims, Arab-Americans and Sikhs to help thwart a possible terrorist attack this summer or fall. FBI Director Robert Mueller told top agents in all 56 FBI field offices to increase contacts with these groups in their areas amid a consistent flow of intelligence that indicates al Qaeda wants to launch...

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New Gurdwara Opens in Peterborough

July 9, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_876199,001600060001.htm

On July 9, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A new gurdwara, or Sikh shrine, built at a cost of 500,000 pounds in multi-cultural Peterborough is being opened Saturday. Peterborough's Sikh community is busy working day and night to get the gurdwara ready for its grand opening. Six months ago the now gleaming ornate building on Royce Road...

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First Khanda Appears on Headstone at Arlington Cemetery

July 7, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnn.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=143&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

On July 7, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "Uday Singh was the first Sikh to die in battle as a U.S. soldier; and now his headstone displays the first Khanda to appear as an official emblem of belief for government headstones and markers. More than 260,000 people are buried at Arlington National Cemetery....

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High School Allows Sikh to Wear Turban to Graduation in CA

July 6, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SikhCoalitionHelpsGrad

On July 6, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "A high school has allowed a Sikh student to participate in graduation ceremonies wearing his turban after initially telling him he would only be allowed to wear a cap. The high school reversed course after the intervention of the Sikh Coalition and local Sikh activists. Officials at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, told eighteen year old Harbakshish...

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Volunteer Terroist Watch Corps Builds Among Highway Drivers in Little Rock, AR

June 27, 2004

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040705-658321,00.ht

On June 27, 2004 TIME Magazine reported, "On a blazing hot morning last week, 75 men and women of the highway � bus drivers, truckers and van operators � convened at a nondescript office building in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters. The Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking...

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Sikh Shares Thoughts on the Honor of Being Elected to Senate in S.C.

June 27, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/state/news/opinion/9022986.htm

On June 27, 2004 The State reported that new incumbent of the Senate seat in the 87th District of South Carolina, Nikki Haley nee Randhawa, shares her thoughts on the honor of being elected for reasons beyond her faith background. Haley, a Sikh and second generation American-Indian, won the race for Senate over 30 year incumbent Rep. Larry Koon.

Editorial on Religious Freedom Controversies in NYC

June 25, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpsik083840105jun08,0,3444621.story

On June 25, 2004 Newsday provided an editorial concerning recent religious freedom controversies in NYC. It was reported, "The New York Police Department is not alone in its disregard for religious freedom. Now comes NYC Transit, which reassigned a Sikh subway motorman, Kevin Harrington, after he refused to replace his turban with a department-issued cap....

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Growth of Interfaith Marriage

June 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/145/story_14584_1.html

On June 24, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "As Hindus marry those of other faiths, the ceremonies are often vibrant examples of mix and match. If someone had told Steven Fleming, an Irish Catholic, that one day he'd be wearing a bright pink turban and silken kurta pajamas while dancing a Punjabi folk dance at his wedding, he would have said, 'You must be joking!' And if someone had told Gurpreet Bajaj...

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Update: Sikh Wins State Assembly Race in SC

June 23, 2004

Source: Indio Link

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062204113018

On June 23, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A 32-year-old Sikh Indo-American businesswoman, Nikki Randhawa Haley has won the runoff election for South Carolina State Assembly from the 87th District defeating Larry Koon, who represented the district for the last 30 years. Haley got 54.69 per cent votes (2,928 votes), while Koon got...

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"Outsourcing" Religion to India: Catholic, Hindu, Sikh Rituals

June 22, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3829161.stm

On June 22, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Is nothing sacred? The hard-nosed commercialism that has spawned a boom in international business outsourcing is catching on in the religious world. In the West, there is a growing shortage of holy men of all religions, and the costs of spiritual services are on the rise. An opportunity, then, for India, where high-quality, low-cost 'religious outsourcing' is becoming...

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Report Shows Increase in "Anti-Different" Feelings; Muslims, Jews, Sikhs Are Targets

June 17, 2004

Source: ABC News Online

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1134201.htm

On June 17, 2004 ABC News Online reported, "Developed through 69 consultations around Australia over 14 months, the [the Human Rights And Equal Opportunity Commission's 'Isma', or 'Listen', report] looks at the extent of prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians. Commissioned after anecdotal evidence of an increase in racism in Australia since the September 11 attacks in the United...

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