Update: Providence Kirpan Case Against Sher Singh

October 11, 2001

Source: The Providence Journal

On October 11, 2001 The Providence Journal reported, "Hearing for Sikh with dagger postponed." The article noted that Sher Singh's lawyer requested a postponement "to explore the 'lack of probable cause for the search,' and whether the Rhode Island statute prohibiting concealed weapons is overly broad. 'The statute is not tailored to allow [Singh's] freedom of religion.'"

Rally Calls for End to Violence Against Sikhs

October 11, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "several hundred Sikhs, religious leaders from various faiths and politicians came together Wednesday in Santa Ana to call for an end to violence against Sikhs in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks."

Increasing Intolerance in US

October 9, 2001

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On October 9, 2001, The Chicago Tribune reported "Hate Crime reports reach record level." It noted, "There already have been hundreds of reports of hate crimes against Muslims and other religious and ethnic groups following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the...

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Sikh Woman Stabbed in Suspected Hate Crime: Update

October 5, 2001

Source: The Sacramento Bee

October 5, 2001, The Sacramento Bee reported "Woman says she was attacked, a victim of a hate crime." The article noted, "A 51-year-old Sikh said she was attacked last weekend by two men who stabbed her twice in the head and threatened to kill her. The attack on Swaran Kaur Bhullar is believed to be the first hate crime in San Diego County since the Sept. 11...

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Muslim Leaders, Scholars, and Community Members Clarify that Terrorism is Contrary to Islam

October 5, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On October 5, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Muslim students at Grossmont College [San Diego] countered misconceptions about their religion in the wake of recent terrorist attacks by educating their classmates about Islam." Also in the area at the University of California San Diego, "Muslim, Christian, Sikh and other student organizations rallied support for the Islamic community and tried to educate each other about the similarities and differences in their faiths."

In the U.S.: Muslims, Sikhs, Arabs, South Asians Face Threats, Violence (September 17 - October)

October 5, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 5, 2001, The New York Times reported that "African-American Muslims are under intensified public scrutiny...and find themselves in the bind of being Americans singled out because of their Islamic faith...African-American Muslims, who are estimated to make up 25 to 40 percent of American Muslims, have condemned the terroist attacks." Blaming Islam is "'like blaming Christianity for what the Klu Klux Klan did throughout the South,' Mr. Hasan said,...a member of the Muslim American Society," a group that claims 2.5 million...

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International Dimensions of "Backlash"

October 4, 2001

Source: Amnesty International

On October 4, 2001, Amnesty International issued the press release, "Caught in the backlash: Human rights under threat worldwide in aftermath of September 11 attacks." The release cites a report by Amnesty International, which voices concerns about civil rights around the world and states, "Mosques, Hindu temples and community centres have been attacked and...

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