Sikhism

Sikh Recalls Post-9/11 Hate Crime Two Years Later

September 11, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/139077_911sikh11.html

On September 11, 2003 Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran a follow-up article on Karnail "Kail" Singh, "a Renton resident, India native, world traveler, poet, writer...SeaTac motel owner," and Sikh who was the victim of a hate crime after Sept. 11, 2001. "Nearly two years later, when someone asks him about the assault or when he hears about others being attacked for their...

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2nd Punjabi Heritage Festival Held in Solano County, CA

September 7, 2003

Source: Daily Republic (CA)

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/articles/2003/09/07/news/news3.txt

On September 7, 2003 the Daily Republic in Fairfield-Suisun City, CA, reported on the second annual Punjabi Heritage Festival in Solano County, CA: "More than 1,000 people attended the event that offered a glimpse of the growing Sikh community within Solano County. The night was dedicated to the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...Since the Sept. 11...

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CA Sikhs Organize Sept. 11 Memorial Event

September 1, 2003

Source: Daily Republic (Fairfield-Suisun City, CA)

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/articles/2003/09/01/news/news4.txt

On September 1, 2003 the Daily Republic reported, "As the two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, the local Sikh community is inviting all residents to join them for a night of peace." The Punjabi-American Cultural Association's Punjabi Heritage Festival will feature free dinners and cultural exhibitions. Attendance is...

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Harrasment on New York Bus Proof to Sikh Man that "History Repeats Itself"

August 29, 2003

Source: Punjab Express

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1049

On August 29, 2003 Punjab Express reported that Gurdayal Singh, 36, a resident of Woodside, Queens and chairman of the local Sikh temple, was asked for his papers by an immigration officer before being verbally and physically harassed on a Greyhound Bus in Syracuse. Singh, a devout Sikh, wears a turban and has a long beard. After boarding the bus, Singh was taunted and called "Bin Lauden"...

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Cleveland Catholic High School Prohibits Wearing Hijab

August 28, 2003

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/106207423574610.xml

On August 28, 2003 The Plain Dealer reported on a controversy over a Muslim student wearing the hijab, or headscarf, that violated a Cleveland, OH Catholic school's dress code. Sister Maureen Burke, president of Regina High School, said of the policy: "'It's a broad-based policy. It's certainly not just about do-rags or...

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Sikh Candidate Runs for Senate in IL

August 25, 2003

Source: BBC News Online (Washington)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3175017.stm

On August 25, 2003, the BBC News Online in Washington ran a story on Chirinjeev Kathuria's campaign for Republican senator of Illinois. The article reported that Kathuria "believes his differences are a bonus for his political campaign to win the Republican primary next March and then stand for election as an Illinois senator...because people only need one look to spot the difference between him...

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Non-Hindus Question Independence Celebration

August 16, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/alameda_county/6547379.htm

On August 16, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "The mission of the 11th annual Festival of India and Parade, being hosted this weekend in Fremont, is meant to celebrate India's independence from British rule in 1947... The event, which features folk dancing, samosas and appearances from famous...

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Sikh Family is Attacked in Hate Crime in Queens, NY

August 15, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On August 15, 2003 India Abroad reported that "Surinder Singh... along with his wife and two kids and brother Lakhvir Singh Gill," were attacked in what as been classified by the New York police as a hate crime. The incident occurred near their house in the Woodside neighborhood in Queens, New York. Three unidentified men yelled at Singh, "'bin Ladin, hey bin Laden, go back to your country'... Singh told them he had nothing to do with the Taliban... 'They punched my head, my back, and held me in a choke hold'... Gill has a swollen lip...

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Gurdwara Nanaksar

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 October 2013.

Phone: 559-442-9323
Email: support@gurdwarananaksar.org
Website: http://gurdwarananaksar.ca/

Description

A small community religious institution, the Nanaksar Gurdwara features a main building, which houses the Guru Granth Sahib/Adi Granth, or canonical text of the Sikhs, within the central congregational meeting area. Adjacent to the congregational area, in the same building, is a small kitchen and area for the eating of the... Read more about Gurdwara Nanaksar

Update: Indian Immigrant Family Attacked in New York

August 5, 2003

Source: CAIR

On August 5, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a Sikh family in New York that was apparently motivated by religious or ethnic bias. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said preventing bias-motivated attacks must be a 'top priority' for American political and religious leaders... According to media reports, three men attacked the family - a married couple and a relative - when they were returning to their Queens, N.Y., home...

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