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Retailers pull Osama bin Laden costume

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Huffington Post: An Osama bin Laden costume was pulled from Walmart stores and other retailers after complaints from the Sikh community.

Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy at The Sikh Coalition, told The Huffington Post, "If you lost a loved one during the 9/11 attacks or during our nation's war against Al Qaeda, or if someone attacked your father in a hate crime because he wears a turban, I doubt this costume would make you comfortable."

Sikh Americans face an extremely high degree of ignorance surrounding their religious practices and beliefs, and a recent survey by Stanford University found that about 70 percent of Americans misidentify turban-wearing Sikhs as Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or members of the Shinto faith.

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+1 #1 RE: Retailers pull Osama bin Laden costumeGuest 2013-10-02 21:46:58
Good grief. Is there anybody who isn't upset about something these days and feels the need to push businesses to accommodate their complaints, to the detriment of consumer choice?
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