News Brief 9/30/2013, Tishrei 26, 5774
Sikhs: Bin-Laden Halloween Masks Dangerous for Us
An organization representing Sikhs in the United States has approached several large American retailers with a plea to remove from their shelves Halloween masks of Al Qaeda terrorist Osama Bin-Laden wearing a turban. Sikhs are being stereotyped as terrorists, resulting in attacks on Sikhs who are not terrorists, and not even Muslim, the group said.
After numerous appeals by the Sikh Coalition, Walmart last week agreed to pull the masks from its shelves.