UPS Driver Used "Terrorist" As Name Signed For Package
10:43 AM, Dec 29, 2008
A UPS driver wrote terrorist as the signed name for a delivered package, according to the UPS Web site.Blbar Singh, a Sikh, signed for the package that was delivered to his sons house.The family was looking on the UPS Web site for their second package that had not yet come, when they stumbled across the signed by section of the package screen.They found that it was labeled terrorist.
The Singh family has lived in Bakersfield for many years and is outraged by this racial comment.Singh said, Terrorist is a bad word. People should be educated. Sikhs are not terrorists, not every Muslim is a terrorist.Anant Singh, Blbars son said, All of my community who wears a turban and belongs to the Sikh faith are not terrorists. We are a peace-loving people and are part of the community.Teg Sidhu, Singhs friend, said, Most people may not understand the difference between Sikhs and Muslims, but at least they dont label every turban-wearing person a terrorist.UPS recently changed the signed by name on their Web site from terrorist to Singh.A UPS spokesperson said that they hire several people to assist during the holiday season and is currently in the process of investigating this matter.