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Sikhs Are Also Muslims! Then Who Am I?

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Aman Singh, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Aman Singh

    Aman Singh
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    Sikhs are also Muslims!

    Sikhs are also Muslims according to many people across the World because they are too stupid to tell the difference between the two religions and the followers of the religions.

    I came across this video which was very interesting to watch as it shows how uninformed and somewhat uneducated certain sections of the American population are. But I am sure that this is the case not just in America but across much of the Western educated World.

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    A recent poll carried out in the US concluded that around 40% of those who took the poll distrusted Muslims. This is fairly obvious result from the poll since the mainstream media coverage of events around the globe will never be covered truthfully but rather to the agenda of those who control the news organisations.

    The same however is starting to creep into mainland Europe and fear is being evoked into people’s minds about religion, the economy, swine flu, war etc.. The list goes on.

    We need stop listening to the mainstream media and stop reading the mainstream papers since most of what you will read is only ever half true and has a deeper agenda to it. The mainstream media is now the biggest propaganda tool for governments across the world and just like how religion uses fear as a tool to follow it they too will scare you and turn you against someone else who doesn’t share the same belief as you or is different from you.
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  3. spnadmin

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    Re: Sikhs are also Muslims!

    Aman ji

    There will always be stupid people and stupidity. You can bet on it and win every time. But we have a golden opportunity at this very point in time to educate the ones who can be educated. Until maybe 10 years ago in the US, Sikhs lived in enclaves and no one really knew Sikhs -- except of course in places like Fresno California. Now we are all over the place, coming out of the supermarket in a suburban town and waiting at Kinko's for our big duplicating order to be completed and paid for. It is our duty to educate. The burden falls more on men than on women -- wear turbans and karas and be ready to talk about it. This "talking" about Sikhism goes against the grain -- no one is supposed to preach or brag. It is for the most part Sikhs who are reading about Sikh Research Institute and Sikh Coalition. The rest don't even know about them. Too much humility ad self-effacement and "fitting-in" is getting in the way of educating the world. Time to stop this. Once the average person hears a short explanation, they are hooked for life.
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  4. Tejwant Singh

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    Narayanjot ji,

    Guru Fateh.

    Your response above reminded me something that Bhajneet, my nephew wrote and was posted in this forum by Arvind ji:

    A Few Things...
    <hr style="color: rgb(231, 231, 231);" size="1"> Taken elsewhere from Internet... And I find this worth pondering

    A Few Things That I've Noticed

    By Bhajneet Singh (Mailik) Tue Sep 25

    1. People are more willing to give up their blood than their money. Sikhism teaches us not to be attached to such things, yet we have more attachment to our money than to our own blood. Something to learn from...

    2. We as a Sikh Community tell the media that Sikhs keep their hair long and tie it up in turbans. It is interesting that every meeting that I've been to, 40% of the Sikhs at the meeting have not had hair. What kind of message is the media getting??? Some Sikhs keep long hair, some Sikhs do not? That's not a very good message.

    3. The Sikh Community keeps on wondering how we can help America. They have told us to volunteer in organizations, donate blood, and donate money. We as the Sikh community expect 5 TV stations to be there when we donate blood.

    4. Not a single one of us ever had an American Flag before, or knew the words to the National Anthem. We were the most a-patriotic people in the nation, but now that some of us are scared, we become the most patriotic people.

    5. In our history, at one point there was a reward offered for a Sikh's head. Some Sikh's were scared, yet a majority of them held their heads high, willing to sacrifice their life, fighting for their freedom. Now a days, even with all the security we have, the police department on our side, severe hate crime penalties, we become scared when we have a feeling that someone is looking at us. Because of this fear, I know some people who have stopped going to their jobs or cut their hair. Is this how little faith we have???

    6. Through this incident we have realized how much of a problem gossip is in our community.

    7. In the past we have fought for Muslims. We have fought for Hindu's. Yet, in today's society, all we can say is "we are not Muslim." We should be saying hate crime, no matter which community is affected, is intolerable.

    Let's unite as a Khalsa Panth. Lets not confuse people on who Sikhs are. Lets all resemble Sikhs. Lets not be scared, and even if we are scared, let's not show it by sacrificing our religion. Be Strong. Stay Strong.

    Read More:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=1043 (A Few Things...)
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  5. Mai Harinder Kaur

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    While all of the above points are important, to me, this one stands out the most. I remember reading about a group of Christian women, after9/11 in an American city - I think it was Kansas City - donning the hijab and making sure everyone knew they were doing it. The point was that when someone saw a hijab, they wouldn't know if the wearer were a Muslim or a Christian and would, it is to be hoped, simply leave the wearer alone. I never heard how this worked out.

    Whatever happened, I think we Sikhs need to have that attitude. Whenever anyone is needlessly discriminated against, that is my mother, father, sister, brother, etc., being mistreated. That is me. Until we all - or most - learn to adopt this attitude, these things will keep happening.

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  6. Sikh royalist

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    a case of mistaken identity in such cases i feel the philosophy and ideology of Gandhi is useful i don't know why i feel it but it is useful "darkness cannot remove darkness, only light can hate cannot remove hate, only love can --Martin Jr.
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