August 1, 2012

Jews, Sikhs, Hindus root for fellow believers in Olympics

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RNS photo by John Cheng/USA Gymnastics

RNS photo by John Cheng/USA Gymnastics

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(RNS) Members of minority faith communities in the U.S. -- Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs -- are rooting for U.S. Olympians and also saving a few extra cheers for their co-religionists, both Americans and athletes from other teams. By Omar Sacirbey.

  • Carole JEAN

    How can you be sure that this is not rooting for race or nation rather than simply religion? Jews, Hindus or Sikhs are members of a race or a nation, besides having a religion. I would bet that secular jews are rooting for jewish athletes even when they don’t belong to the jewish faith. The same for the Hindus and for the Sikhs.