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CAIR Supports ‘We Are Sikhs’ Initiative

CAIR National logoSEE: We Are Sikhs

At a time when many minorities face misunderstanding and bias, the “We are Sikhs” initiative was launched to “educate our fellow citizens about the peaceful, progressive, and tolerant community of over half a million Sikhs who live in the United States.”

The campaign includes educational videos such as “Who We Are” and “Neighbors.”

Commenting on the initiative to the Associated Press recently, CAIR’s Corey Saylor “praised the new effort, noting that Sikh leaders have ”˜not allowed bias to divide religious minorities.’” AP further quoted Saylor as saying, “Years ago, they could have said, ‘Hey, we’re not Muslims.’ But they’ve always taken what to me was a very honorable stand that nobody should be targeted, period.”

SEE: Sikh Americans Launch Ad Campaign That Looks to Push Back on Hate

Corey Saylor

Director, Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Phone: (202) 742-6413

Cell: (202) 384-8857

Email: csaylor@cair.com

Twitter: @Saylorcorey

Website: http://www.islamophobia.org

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