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Were Sikhs Mistaken for Muslims?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Everyone here is thinking this is a hate crime for sure,” said Manjit Singh, who goes to a different temple in the region. “People think we are Muslims.”

That quotation from a New York Times article on the shootings earlier today at a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin (map), was echoed in other news reports.

Did the gunman, said to be a 40-year-old Caucasian male, target the Sikhs because he thought they were Muslims?

An Auction of a Suicide Bomber?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

What do you think of this video?

Mitt Romney and the Palestinians

posted by Suzy Shuraym

The familiar Republican tactic of demonizing victims? “Romney’s statement that Israelis’ cultural superiority explains their economic success — and, by extension, that the “backward” Palestinians are to blame for their failures — isn’t particularly surprising.”

True? What do you think?

Read the article here: Mitt Romney’s “culture” war.

Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani

posted by Suzy Shuraym

What’s your take on her participation in the Olympics?

One report is here.

A snippet: “In remarks carried on the Olympics website, Shahrkhani said her journey was only just beginning.”

Is she a trailblazer for Saudi women?

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