Sikh’s in America Complain About Racism

CANADA’S PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU SHOWING HIS SOLIDARITY WITH THE SIKHS.

I support the right of the Sikh people to have their own country, which would be located in what is now part of India, where the religion developed.

With their own country the Sikhs would finally have a safe space, free from Hindus and Muslims. They would also have a terrific opportunity to leave the United States, where they claim that hate crimes against them are on the rise.

As an alternative, the Sikhs know they have a friend in Canada.

Excerpt from Business Insider

Yelling, “Get out of my country!” a gunman had shot two Indian software engineers in an Applebee’s restaurant in Kansas. Closer to home, in Kent, a suburb of Seattle, a man had shot a Sikh in an apparent hate crime.

A few weeks after the shooting, on a gray March day, I met Hira Singh Bhullar at a café in Kent. “The shooting happened four or five blocks from here,” he said, gesturing in the direction of the crime scene with his finger.

Bhullar, who works in the IT department at the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, was shaken. He’d lived for a time in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He never felt entirely safe there, always worried that somebody would accost or attack him.

But Bhullar had never felt threatened in Washington. Sure, some racists had posted mean comments on his Facebook page when he ran for the Kent City Council. Still, he didn’t take that kind of internet obnoxiousness too seriously. Now, though, things seemed different. He worried about what seemed to him to be a metastasizing meanness towards immigrants and members of minority religions.

The Sikhs are known as “Turban Tops” for obvious reasons.

Persecution is something Sikhs know well. Their faith began with the teachings of Guru Nanak, born to a peasant family in 1469 in the Punjab region of South Asia, an area that stretches from eastern Pakistan to the northwest edge of India. Nanak’s message was decidedly oppositional, challenging the authority of the region’s two dominant religions, Hinduism and Islam; some scholars compare Nanak’s spiritual revolution to Christianity’s protestant reformation, which was unfolding in Europe at the same time.

Equality — between man and woman, preacher and congregant, ruler and serf, high-born and the untouchable — was central to Nanak’s theology. What has developed over the past 500 years is a monotheistic faith with a heavy emphasis on social justice. Sikh temples, or gurdwaras, make a point of feeding anyone who needs a meal.

Of course, not everyone appreciated his teachings. Early Sikh gurus, or prophets, were tortured to death by the region’s rulers.

There are an estimated 500,000 Sikhs living in the U.S., many in New York and California. In recent years, Yuba City, California, a small city in the middle of the Sacramento Valley, has become a major hub for Sikhs — Yuba City’s annual Nagar Kirtan parade, a key holy event, draws as many as 150,000 people from around the world.

In the U.S., Sikhs are a frequent target for xenophobes and haters. They are often immigrants or the children of immigrants. They tend to have brown skin. And their garb and personal grooming practices set them apart. Following the directives of the gurus, observant male Sikhs do not cut their hair — ever — and many keep their locks covered by a turban whenever they leave the house. They also typically refrain from shaving, often growing robust beards.

Initially, the look was intended to distinguish Sikhs from the adherents of other religions. But in America, the bulk of the populace knows little to nothing about Sikhism, so they see a person with a turban and assume he’s a Hindu or a Muslim.

For a multitude of reasons, there are no credible statistics regarding the number of hate crimes directed at Sikhs each year. But it is not hard to appreciate the very real fact of those crimes. Talk to a member of the faith. They’ll likely know of an incident. They for sure will know of their history of victimization. They might have a personal connection that explains the threat they feel at this moment.

Until a Sikh homeland can be carved out of India/Pakistan, American Sikhs really should migrate to Canada. Justin Trudeau loves you.

To anyone targeting Sikhs, I would suggest prioritizing. The Sikhs are not blowing people up and chopping off heads. Priorities, fam. Think in terms of priorities.

7 thoughts on “Sikh’s in America Complain About Racism

  1. The Sikhs in the UK never cause any trouble. I can only remember them ever being in the news once and that was in the 1970’s when the Motorcycle helmet law was introduced, they sought special dispensation for their turbans and protested that they could not remove their turbans for religious reasons and anyway they turban gave as much protection as a helmet. They got it, our government was just as cucked back then, we just didn’t know about it because the power cuts in the 70’s cut the TV off, ah the good old days.

    • Let’s promote the idea of a homeland for them, so they can do just that. The history of them is that they were imported by the lumber industry in Washington state to provide cheap labor. So, our ancestors brought them here. I’d rather have them than Muslims if given a choice. Better yet, is that white Christians have their own homeland.

  2. Lets get this RIGHT……Sihk wasn’t a reaction to Hinduism which had been there for 2000 years or more at the time Sihk was started….IT WAS A DIRECT REACTION TO ISLAM WHICH WAS SLAUGHTERING ALL THE NATIVE POPULATION WHICH DIDN’T CONVERT TO BE MUSLIMS!!!!! Islam is the ONLY “RELIGION”(IT ACTUALLY FALLS UNDER CULT GUIDELINES) They lived in Hindu ruled country for THOUSANDS OF YEARS! But when the muslims invaded THEY KILLED ALL NATIVES THAT REFUSED TO CONVERT!!!! THE SIHKS WERE A NATURAL OFFSHOOT OF HINDUISM WHICH IS PEACEFUL, BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR PEACEFULNESS THE HINDUS WERE BEING SLAUGHTERED SO THEY NEEDED TO DEVELOPE A RELIGION THAT WOULD ALLOW FIGHTING THE SCUMMY MUSLIMS WHO WERE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PEACEFUL HINDUS WHILE STILL MAINTAINING A RELIGIOUS FAITH. SO THE SIHK FAITH WAS STARTED!!! AS A DEFENSE AGAINST THE MURDEROUS RAPINE DECEPTIVE FAITH OF ISLAM!!!!! (DO I SOUND A LITTLE ONE SIDED? THERE’S A REASON FOR THAT AND ITS TRUE!)…PLEASE REALIZE AND UNDERSTAND ISLAM FOR WHAT IT IS…THE TRUTH OF ISLAM….AND CREATE A WORLDWIDE BAN OF ISLAM!!!!!! EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD ISLAM GOES…PROBLEMS ARISE!!! BECAUSE ISLAM CREATES PROBLEMS, MURDER, RAPINE, SUBJUGATION, TERRORISM, AND SLAVERY EVERYWHERE IT GOES OR ITS ALLOWED!!!!! ISLAM ISN’T ALLOWED IN JAPAN OR MANY OTHER COUNTRIES. ITS LIMITED IN CHINA TOO BY STRICT RULES!!!!! AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES!!!! IT SHOULD BE BANNED WORLDWIDE AND LET THE WORLD EVOLVE TO SOLVING REAL WORLD PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF THE PROBLEMS ISLAM , BY ITS NATURE AND FAITH, CREATES!!!! PLEASE ALL AMERICANS AND HUMAN BEINGS LISTEN TO THIS!?!?!?!!?!?///

    ISLAM IS THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTER TO PREDJUGICE, PERSECUTION, MURDER, TERROR, DEATH, RAPE, SLAVERY, DESOLATION, AND INJUSTICE IN THE WORLD TODAY!!!!!! IT IS NOT RELIGION ITS A CULT!!!! JUST REMEMBER MILLIONS BELIEVED THE WORLD WAS FLAT BUT THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT TRUE!!!!!!! MOHAMMED WAS A SCUMBAG….PLEASE READ ABOUT HIS LIFE?????? BUT MOHAMMEDANS BELIEVE HE WAS PERFECT AND TRY TO EMULATE HIS LIFE!!!!!!! WTF IS WRONG W/ THEM?????
    PLEASE LISTEN TO ME…SAVE THE WORLD FROM THIS CULT!!!!!!!!

    • I can’t say anything one way or the other about the history of the Sikh religion, but you’re wise to be wary of Islam. I assume you’ve seen some of the truth that Ann Barnhardt has written about Muslims on her site.

  3. They need to go back.

    “Air India Flight 182 Bombing

    The bombing of an Air India flight from Toronto to Bombay on 23 June 1985 — killing all 329 people on board — remains Canada’s deadliest terrorist attack. A separate bomb blast the same day at Tokyo’s Narita Airport killed two baggage handlers. After a 15-year investigation into the largest mass murder in the country’s history, two British Columbia Sikh separatists were charged with murder and conspiracy in both attacks.”

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