Sikhism

American Sikhs Reach Out, Educate about their Faith

October 20, 2001

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://www.pilotonline.com/news/nw1020sikh.html

On October 20, 2001 The Virginian-Pilot featured the article "Sikhs: Followers of faith promote peace." The article reported on the outreach efforts of the local Sikh community. "'This is a very delicate and trying time for Sikhs,' said Jagdish A. Singh, who heads the area's foundation. 'Some people may be shaving their beards and removing turbans out of fear of being considered [members of the]...

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Sikh Man Attacked at his Seattle Hotel

October 20, 2001

Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/local/43589_attack20.shtml

On October 20, 2001, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported "Sikh man beaten at his SeaTac motel." The article reported that a man is under arrest for the attack, which left the hotel owner Kail Singh unconscious. The article concluded, "Toward his attacker, Singh said he feels no anger. He blames ignorance and lack of education about Sikhism."

Update: Providence Kirpan Case Against Sher Singh

October 19, 2001

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/story.pl/opinion/06380151.htm

On October 19, 2001, The Providence Journal featured the editorial by Sarbpreet Singh "The Sikh's arrest and Roger Williams." The piece concluded, "As America deals with legitimate, complex issues of security and retribution, there might be a tendency to not pay too much attention to cases like this one, which are emblematic of the backlash that Sikhs and other minority...

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Orange County Faces Hate Crimes

October 19, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/editions/orange/la-000083262oct19.story?coll=la%2Deditions%2Dorange

On October 19, 2001, The Los Angeles Times included the article "Post-Attack Incident to Draw Hate Charge" which reported that "rage over Sept. 11 prompted a Fullerton man to chase and threaten a Sikh couple, prosecutors say." Another local incident, in which an elderly Iranian couple was threatened while walking...

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Japanese-Americans Speak Out Against Backlash

October 18, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/sac/news/localnews/stories/news-localnews-102172820011018-181052.html

On October 18, 2001, The KCRA Channel in Sacramento reported, "Japanese-Americans Join Fight Against Hate Crimes: Groups Band Together To Decry Arab, Sikh And Muslim Hate Crimes." The article reported on backlash, including an incident in which a local mosque was blockaded by tractors. "'Sixty years ago,...

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After the Attacks, Tech Workers Face Challenges

October 17, 2001

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2001/10/17/tech-visa-worker-woes.htm

On October 17, 2001, USA TODAY reported "Tech visa workers feel heat from attacks, layoffs." The article notes that "It's a tense time for...Asian and Middle Eastern workers in the United States on H-1B visas. They came in large numbers in recent years to fill high-tech jobs. Many came from India, and they are predominately Hindus. But tensions �...

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