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Audience Of 3 Million Users Receiving Anti-Sikh Messages

kds1980

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Audience of 3 Million Users Receiving Anti-Sikh Messages

Image attempting to link Sikhs to Terrorists

SALDEF has identified a disturbing trend on Facebook, the world’s most popular social networking site. Forty-five (45) Anti-Sikh or Anti-Turban pages are currently reaching a combined audience of over 3 million individuals. While some of these pages may have been created as attempts at humor, they have serious implications for the global Sikh community.
The pages contain offensive wall posts, pictures attempting to link Sikhs to terrorism, and even imagery of Sikh Gurus and Sikh historical figures. Besides these pages being hurtful to the sentiments of the Sikh community, SALDEF is concerned about such pages leading to possible bias or violence against Sikhs.

Click here to sign the petition to Facebook.

Among the most disturbing and potentially dangerous comments, some examples include:

• Turban wearing arabs are pleb f%^*!…. f*#$ off back to the desert out of our countries… we dont like you and you stink out taxis and elevators

• Stupid a** diaper heads, and sand ni$#*@s, GO HOME WE WERE HERE FIRST

• IN MY HOUSE ALL TURBANS ARE SHOT ON SIGHT

Click here to view the complete list of inappropriate pages.

SALDEF has been in contact with Facebook and discussed the effect that these pages have on the global Sikh community. Our efforts have resulted in around a dozen pages – those that are most offensive or endorse violence against Sikhs or turban-wearing individuals – being removed. However, there is still work to be done.

To ensure the voice of the community is heard, and that action is taken on the remaining pages, SALDEF encourages community members to sign a petition addressed to Facebook and report the offensive pages to them as well.

“The majority of the challenges we face in this country – whether related to racial profiling, hate crimes, or school bullying – result from misconceptions about the Sikh identity and faith,” said Jasjit Singh, SALDEF Associate Executive Director. “Misinformation reaching such a broad audience undermines our educational efforts. It is crucial that we take measures to get these pages removed and ensure that accurate informational sources about Sikhs and Sikhism are available to the public.”
We are grateful to vigilant community members that brought these disturbing pages to SALDEF’s attention.

Take Action:

1. Sign the Petition to Facebook

2. Report the offensive pages to Facebook – visit each page and click ‘report this page’

3. Remain vigilant – Notify SALDEF of additional Facebook pages and Report any incidents you or your children face

http://www.saldef.org/news/audience-of-3-million-users-receiving-anti-sikh-messages/
 

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BazGrewal

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I have seen these pages, and have now signed the petition. Its kind of sad that there are so many pages like this, but the good thing, is when I open up the pages, most of them that are not deleted have a message saying that they cant post any more.
 
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Just Sick Pathetic losers in my opinion, they obviously have nothing better or more interesting to do rather than making fun of others. Its normaly their own insecurities that make them do such stupid things.
 

Randip Singh

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Audience of 3 Million Users Receiving Anti-Sikh Messages

Image attempting to link Sikhs to Terrorists

SALDEF has identified a disturbing trend on Facebook, the world’s most popular social networking site. Forty-five (45) Anti-Sikh or Anti-Turban pages are currently reaching a combined audience of over 3 million individuals. While some of these pages may have been created as attempts at humor, they have serious implications for the global Sikh community.
The pages contain offensive wall posts, pictures attempting to link Sikhs to terrorism, and even imagery of Sikh Gurus and Sikh historical figures. Besides these pages being hurtful to the sentiments of the Sikh community, SALDEF is concerned about such pages leading to possible bias or violence against Sikhs.

Click here to sign the petition to Facebook.

Among the most disturbing and potentially dangerous comments, some examples include:

• Turban wearing arabs are pleb f%^*!…. f*#$ off back to the desert out of our countries… we dont like you and you stink out taxis and elevators

• Stupid a** diaper heads, and sand ni$#*@s, GO HOME WE WERE HERE FIRST

• IN MY HOUSE ALL TURBANS ARE SHOT ON SIGHT

Click here to view the complete list of inappropriate pages.

SALDEF has been in contact with Facebook and discussed the effect that these pages have on the global Sikh community. Our efforts have resulted in around a dozen pages – those that are most offensive or endorse violence against Sikhs or turban-wearing individuals – being removed. However, there is still work to be done.

To ensure the voice of the community is heard, and that action is taken on the remaining pages, SALDEF encourages community members to sign a petition addressed to Facebook and report the offensive pages to them as well.

“The majority of the challenges we face in this country – whether related to racial profiling, hate crimes, or school bullying – result from misconceptions about the Sikh identity and faith,” said Jasjit Singh, SALDEF Associate Executive Director. “Misinformation reaching such a broad audience undermines our educational efforts. It is crucial that we take measures to get these pages removed and ensure that accurate informational sources about Sikhs and Sikhism are available to the public.”
We are grateful to vigilant community members that brought these disturbing pages to SALDEF’s attention.

Take Action:

1. Sign the Petition to Facebook

2. Report the offensive pages to Facebook – visit each page and click ‘report this page’

3. Remain vigilant – Notify SALDEF of additional Facebook pages and Report any incidents you or your children face

http://www.saldef.org/news/audience-of-3-million-users-receiving-anti-sikh-messages/

Really makes my blood boil these pages made by ignorant jackasses!
 

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