Sikhism

Supreme Court Declines to Consider Religious Discrimination and Racial Profiling Cases

October 2, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 2, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that "a Muslim woman will not be allowed to pursue claims that her boss violated her rights by pressuring her to stop wearing a head scarf to work." Zenib Ali said she "was told in 1996 to stop wearing the scarf at work or she would be transferred to a position with less customer interaction...She said her religion requires her head to be covered in the presence of men who are not family members...The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider reinstating Zeinab Ali's lawsuit...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (October)

October 1, 2001

Source: Newsday

On October 1, 2001, Newsday reported that "Hundreds of Queens residents gathered...for a solemn and, at times, spirited multifaith service honoring World Trade Center victims. Reflecting the borough's diversity, representatives of virtually every major global religion delivered remarks, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist."

After Backlash, New Public Service Advertisements

September 28, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On September 28, 2001, The New York Times reported that "American Muslim and Arab groups have enlisted government officials, Islamic scholars and even a teenage pop star to combat what many fear could be a rising tide of harassment and hate crimes....The announcements were recorded by Attorney General John Ashcroft; Senator John McCain; Mary Frances Berry, chairwoman of the Commission on Civil Rights; and Mandy Moore, a 17-year-old singer popular with preteenagers."

U.S. Sikhs Ask for Unity, Work for Increased Understanding

September 28, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On September 28, 2001, The Milwakee Journal Sentinel reported that, "worried about reprisals against Sikhs, who have been harassed because they wear turbans...Darshan Dhaliwal led a group of 16 Sikh leaders to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with President Bush...The Sikh delegation included leaders from California, New York, New Jersey and Arizona."

Increasing Intolerance in US

September 25, 2001

Source: Time.com

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101011001-175969,00.html

On September 25, 2001, Time.com featured a story about the rising intolerance in America. The comprehensive article noted, "Imagine this: you wake up every morning nervous, stalked by faceless enemies. It is nothing personal; they just hate what they think you represent. The attack could come at any time, and there is virtually no defense. If that seems to...

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