Tag Archives: American Sikhs

Half of Americans believe Sikhism is an Islamic sect

Washington, USA: Reflecting the low level of awareness about Sikhs in the US, a new research on Monday said an overwhelming majority of Americans associate turban wearers with slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. The study, ‘Turban Myths’, conducted jointly by the SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund) and Stanford University, revealed that 49% of Americans believe Sikhism ...

Read More »

American Sikh Caucus calls on FBI to track hate crimes

Washington, USA: In the face of continued violence against Sikhs, the bipartisan American Congressional Sikh Caucus asked the Department of Justice to include an Sikh hate crime category on the Hate Crime Incident Report. “American Sikhs experience bigotry at all ages, from school-yard bullying to horrific violence. Despite this, Sikh category has not been added to Form 1-699. Including an Sikh ...

Read More »