Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime

Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime

Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime The Sikh Coalition’s Legal Director Harsimran Kaur said the group believes that Mukker was “targeted and assaulted because of his Sikh religious appearance, race or national origin.” An elderly Sikh-American man was brutally injured and called “terrorist” and “Bin Laden” in an apparent hate crime case in Chicago, just days before the US commemorates the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Inderjit Singh Mukker was assaulted on Tuesday when the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, “Terrorist, go…

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How to reverse surge in religious hate crime?

How to reverse surge in religious hate crime?

How to reverse surge in religious hate crime?   reverse : Last week there was a report in the French press that an Israeli salon was marketing a discreet hair-based kippa – the small cap worn as a visible symbol of Jewish faith – to European Jews who don’t want to be that visible any more. It is the kind of story that feels like it’s a sign of the times in the wake of the Paris attacks and heightened concern among British security chiefs for the safety of Jewish…

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Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel “The politics of fear overrules wisdom or compassion” in Buddhist-majority countries where anger against minorities is rising, note panellists on the programme Between The Lines. BANGKOK: The rise of hate speech in Buddhist-majority countries like Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka is of grave concern – and something that states should tackle, says a noted Thai Buddhist intellectual, because of the danger it poses. “It’s very dangerous, much more dangerous than weapons,” said Mr Sulak Sivaraksa, an internationally-regarded Buddhist activist,…

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