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Safety still a struggle for faithful

By Rebecca Rosen Lum

Contra Costa Times

Aug. 15–An arson fire that gutted an Antioch mosque Sunday has turned a spotlight on the conundrum facing religious institutions on the political fault line: how to repel intruders while welcoming worshippers.

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Sikhs say airport screening policy violates religious faith

By Rebecca Rosen Lum
Contra Costa Times

A new Homeland Security Department policy singles out Sikh men for rigorous airport security searches at the discretion of screeners, a national civil rights organization says.

The United Sikh Coalition has written to Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff to protest the policy, implemented Aug. 4, which it says amounts to racial profiling. Nearly 2,000 have signed petitions.

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