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Sikh Coalition Sikh Coalition Launch A New Website Called “Unheard Voices of 9/11″

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    FREMONT – The Sikh Coalition in the United States officially launched a video wall website entitled “Unheard Voices of 9/11″

    (www.unheardvoicesof911.org). This website invites visitors to upload videos and written accounts of backlash discrimination and violence in the post-9/11 environment.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recorded a 1600 percent increase in the number of reported hate crimes based on bias toward Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim after the 9/11 attacks. The Sikhs are being discriminated and continue to be targeted for hate crimes, employment discrimination, and school bullying by ordinary citizens, and profiling by law enforcement agencies.

    “Members of the Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian American communities were twice victims of 9/11,” said Amardeep Singh, Program Director of the Sikh Coalition. “Like all Americans we endured a horrific attack on our country by terrorists. We also continue to endure backlash discrimination and violence by our fellow Americans. The Unheard Voices project is designed to ensure that our history is documented and that our voices are not ignored.”

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