Tag: hate

America after the Sikh Temple Shooting

America after the Sikh Temple Shooting

Published on Common Ground News Service. Oak Creek, Wisconsin – On Friday, I participated in a memorial for the victims of the 4 August shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I am a third-generation Sikh American, and as the ceremony drew to […]

Underneath the Turban: Why Sikhs Do Not Hide

Underneath the Turban: Why Sikhs Do Not Hide

Published on The Huffington Post. By Valarie Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh Why do we wear turbans?” Nearly every Sikh American who grows up in the U.S. asks their families this question and as two Sikh Americans who maintain our faith, we were no different […]

We Are All Sikh Now

Appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. I’m honored to be featured on one of my favorite shows on TV by the smartest, most compassionate host I know, Melissa Harris-Perry.  She discusses my call for efforts to build a world without terror and includes footage my […]

In Conservation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

In Conservation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

Published on The Washington Post. By Vineet Chander, Valarie Kaur and Najeeba Syed-Miller One week after the Sikh shootings in Oak Creek, Americans have learned more about the Sikh community, many for the first time. A brief introduction to Sikhism has caused people to wonder […]

Two Sikh Americans: Let’s Retire ‘Mistaken Identity’

Two Sikh Americans: Let’s Retire ‘Mistaken Identity’

Published on The Washington Post. By Valarie Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh In the wake of the massacre at the Sikh gurdwara [house of worship] in Milwaukee, Americans are learning about Sikhs, many for the first time. As two Sikh Americans who have studied and […]

Today, We Are All American Sikhs

Today, We Are All American Sikhs

Published on CNN. Today, the day after the tragic shootings near Milwaukee, the fog will begin to lift. Just as after Columbine and Aurora, we will hear the names of the suspect and victims. We will learn more about the motive and imagine the nightmare […]

We Are All Sikhs Today

We Are All Sikhs Today

This morning’s shooting is a tragedy not only for Sikh Americans but for all Americans. The Sikh community gathered to pray on a Sunday morning just like millions of Americans in churches across the country. The terrible loss of life so recently after the shootings […]

Ten Sikh Women You Should Know

Ten Sikh Women You Should Know

Published on Huffington Post If you ask Sikhs about their religion, the first thing you will hear is belief in the Oneness of God. The second is that Sikh men wear turbans to cover their long hair, an article of faith which tragically became a […]

An Open Letter to Steve Hafner, CEO of Kayak

An Open Letter to Steve Hafner, CEO of Kayak

Dear Mr. Hafner: … Let me first say that Kayak.com is bookmarked on my computer.  I think it’s the best travel site out there.  I’ve used Kayak for every single flight I have ever booked since 2005.  And I travel a lot — at least […]

All-American Muslim… Sikh, et al.

All-American Muslim… Sikh, et al.

For the last decade, we have heard demands for mainstream Muslims to come out of the shadows, to speak out against terrorism, and reclaim their faith.  What better way to tell one’s stories than though film and television?  And what is more quintessentially American these […]