Volume 95, Issue 10

Tuesday, September 18, 2001
 
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OPINIONS

A history to be proud of?

Undeserved harassment

Battling the U.S. warmongers

Tolerance time

Tolerance time

To the Editor:

The recent events in New York City were definitely wrong, but I don't condone any of the actions many Canadians and Americans are reported to have taken as a response.

There have been reports of many horrific incidents of innocent civilians being attacked by ignorant people venting their anger. Being a turbaned Sikh, I have received numerous e-mails from friends about incidents of violence, harassment and warnings of danger to turbaned Sikhs due to a large number of ignorant North Americans.

Because I wear a turban does not mean I'm a terrorist or have any affiliation with Afghanistan or Osama bin Laden. Incidents like these are assumed to be American, yet it scares me to know it also happens here in Canada, where multiculturalism is preached.

It seems to me if George W. Bush were to start World War III today, the treatment of non-Europeans would be similar to that of the Japanese in WWII.

I'm not justifying the attacks, but when Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the Oklahoma City bombings there wasn't an uprising against white people, so why is it OK for white people to attack minorities?

Jaspal Singh

Economics III




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