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Indianapolis Honors Shooting Victims

Mayor assures members of Sikh community they're welcome in his city

(Newser) - Indiana's governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium Saturday to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish is far from over. The three-hour event at Lucas Oil Stadium...

In a First, West Point Class Includes a Sikh Woman

Anmol Narang is receiving a degree in nuclear engineering

(Newser) - The US Military Academy at West Point will make history Saturday when it graduates the first Sikh woman to successfully complete the path to a four-year degree. Second Lt. Anmol Narang is a second-generation immigrant born and raised in Roswell, Georgia, the AP reports. She did a year of undergraduate...

Suspect in Sikh Assault Is Police Chief's Own Son

Union City chief Darryl McAllister in California writes that he is hurt and dejected

(Newser) - After an assault on a 71-year-old Sikh man at a park in Manteca, California, the police chief of a nearby community helped track down a main suspect. The unusual part? The suspect is his own son. "Words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected, and hurt my wife, daughters, and...

Hosts Off Air After Calling Sikh Attorney General 'Turban Man'

'My name, for the record, is Gurbir Grewal,' AG tweets

(Newser) - The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show were off the air Thursday after calling the nation's first Sikh attorney general "turban man"—the latest slur against a career prosecutor who says he faces countless "small indignities and humiliations" no matter how far he rises...

Sikh Man Shot After Being Told 'Go Back to Your Own Country'

Victim approached by masked man while working on car in driveway

(Newser) - A Sikh man says he was told, "Go back to your own country" before being shot in the arm in his driveway outside Seattle, the Seattle Times reports. The 39-year-old victim was working on his car in his driveway Friday night when he was approached by a man he...

NYPD Cops Get OK to Sport Turbans, Beards for Religion

Both Sikh and Muslim officers have pushed for policy change

(Newser) - The NYPD announced Wednesday it has revised policy so that police officers can now sport beards and turbans if called for by their religion, the New York Times reports. Per NBC New York , officers must get the green light before showing up for work with either, but once they get...

Army Makes Sole Exception to Beard Rule

Sikh combat soldier could set a precedent

(Newser) - A decorated US Army captain has become the first active-duty combat soldier in decades allowed to wear a beard for religious reasons. Simratpal Singh—who had to cut off the long hair and beard his religion requires when he signed up almost a decade ago—was granted a temporary exemption...

Sikh Portrayed as Paris Terrorist, Media Fooled

Social media and news outlets were quick to make the doctored image go viral

(Newser) - “Let us start with the basics,” Veerender Jubbal tweeted. “Never been to Paris. Am a Sikh dude with a turban. Lives in Canada.” The message was in response to a doctored image of Jubbal that went viral after Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, the Mary...

Sikh Man Breaks Protocol, Removes Turban to Help Boy

Harman Singh got a surprise of his own after his act of kindness

(Newser) - Harman Singh is a devout Sikh, meaning his turban stays on his head at all times when he's not in the privacy of his own home. But Singh broke religious protocol earlier this month when 5-year-old Daejon Pahia was hit by a car in Auckland, New Zealand. The 22-year-old...

NYC Mob Attacks Sikh Prof, Thinking He's Muslim

Attackers shouted 'get Osama' before fracturing man's jaw

(Newser) - In what police are investigating as a hate crime, a Columbia University professor was badly beaten on a New York City street Saturday by a mob that apparently believed he was a Muslim. Police say Prabjot Singh, a 31-year-old Sikh, was attacked just blocks from his home by a group...

Sikhs May Call for Ban on Rowling's New Book

'The Casual Vacancy' upsets faithful in India

(Newser) - JK Rowling's new book is not going over well in India, where Sikhs are angry over the depiction of a Sikh character in The Casual Vacancy. Sukhvinder, a female, is teased and called a "hairy man-woman" (Sikhs are prohibited from shaving or trimming their hair) and "the...

Thousands to Honor Sikh Temple Victims Today

Eric Holder, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan will attend memorial

(Newser) - Thousands of mourners are expected to gather this morning to pay their final respects to the six worshipers gunned down by a white supremacist at their Sikh temple over the weekend in Wisconsin. US Attorney General Eric Holder will join mourners from around the world for the service, which will...

How to Fight Bigotry? Take Lesson From Sikhs
How to Fight Bigotry?
Take Lesson From Sikhs
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How to Fight Bigotry? Take Lesson From Sikhs

Their inclusiveness should remind US of its ideals: Arjun Sethi

(Newser) - Memo to bigots: Sikhs are not Muslims, even if the turbans confuse you. Whole separate religion going on there. But even as Washington lawyer Arjun Sethi, who grew up as a Sikh in America, points out the distinction, he doesn't want to dwell on it. That's because Muslims,...

Temple Shooter's Girlfriend Praises 'Heroes' at Scene

Misty Cook says put focus on them, not her

(Newser) - The ex-girlfriend of the man who opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is drawing scrutiny of her own from police, but her first public statement is all about offering solace to the victims. "The reaction of the Sikh community around the world has been admirable," Misty...

Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Self: FBI
 Sikh Temple Shooter 
 Killed Self: FBI 
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Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Self: FBI

Wade Michael Page shot self in head after being shot by police

(Newser) - Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head after he was shot and wounded by police, the FBI announced at a news conference today. An FBI special agent added that investigators have interviewed more than 100 people, combed through Page's email, and...

Mitt Laments 'Sheik' Temple Tragedy

It was the end of a long day: spokesman

(Newser) - You say "Sikh," Mitt Romney says ... "sheik." The campaigning candidate yesterday lamented the mass shooting inside a Wisconsin Sikh temple, but he mistakenly used the Arab Muslim honorific instead. “We obviously have challenges around the country. I was in Chicago earlier today. We had a...

Investigators Had Eye on Sikh Temple Shooter

But without evidence, they couldn't move on him: source

(Newser) - Federal investigators had their eye on Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page a number of times because they were concerned about his white supremacist ties and background—but never took any action against him, a senior law enforcement source tells the Los Angeles Times . Investigators suspected he may have donated...

Sikh Temple Shooter Heavily Involved in Skinhead Scene

Wade Michael Page a member of 2 white power music groups

(Newser) - More details are emerging on Wade Michael Page , the Army vet suspected of killing six at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, and his involvement in white supremacist groups . Over the past 10 years, Page played guitar and sang in at least two skinhead punk bands, Fox News reports: Definite Hate...

Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect IDed
 Sikh Temple Shooting 
 Suspect IDed 
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Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect IDed

...as Wade Michael Page

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot dead by a cop has been identified as Wade Michael Page, sources tell Fox News . And more details on Page are trickling in, by way of NBC and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel :
  • The 40-year-old
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'White Supremacist' Shooter Served in US Army

Tattoos convinced authorities it was domestic terrorism: sources

(Newser) - Federal investigators believe that the gunman in the deadly Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting was a "white supremacist" who acted alone—and they classified it as domestic terrorism based in part on the messages tattooed on his body (which reportedly include a 9/11 tattoo on one arm), sources say. The...

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