In this article the meaning of assimulation is seemingly misunderstood. Assimilation in America has always included Religious accommodation. America's government is based on separation of Church and State. The country was founded on the idea of providing a safe haven for all religions, where all men/women were equal.
assimilation=the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family.
Mr. Harinder Singh, of the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) in San Antonio seems to have added additional meaning to the word assimilation when he says,
"Religious accommodation, not assimilation, is what the founders of this great nation envisioned…"
Religious accommodation and assimilation are what the founders of this great nation envisioned. Allenwalla 10:55, 22 August 2008 (UTC)