2001 November 10

Sikhs Allege Harassment Following 9/11 Attacks


American Sikhs on this day charged that they had been the victims of discrimination and harassment since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. About two dozen Sikh men have filed formal complaints that they were required to remove their turbans in public places, an act that violates their religious principle of not exposing their hair in public. Moreover, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee has received complaints from 21 Arab or Muslim travelers who were removed from their airplanes because of objections to their presence by airline officials.

Learn more about Sikhs here.

Visit the web site of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committeehttp://www.adc.org/

Learn more about violence and discrimination against Sikhs at the Sikh Coalition here.

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