Skip to comments.What does everyone know about Sikhs?
Posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
From what I see they look like GOOD people:
I am friendly with a few Sikh families... great people, really good kids
They’re NOT Muslims and that’s enough for me.
The devil does protect the Muslims, doesn't he? A nut goes after turbans, and misses Muslims...
I would rather be living a neighborhood exclusively made up of sikhs vs. one with 1% ROPers.
They were formed as a response to the Moguhl invasion (ROPers) of India in the 15th century.
They carry a Kirpan which is a ceremonial dagger for self defense and they are very cool people, their wear their turbans OVER their ears.
[ I know they are honorable and courageous warriors. ]
They are essentially an entire Culture of Paladins.
Could the shooter have mistaken them for Muslims?
No group has suffered more at the hands of Muslims than the Sikhs. They work hard, handle their own problems, do not beg or call on others for help. If they have a sin its that they tend to be a bit clanish and inward looking. People need to know about there faith and its peaceful nature— The turbans they wear have caused some foolish people to think they are Islamic and nothing could be farther from the truth.
Very much so, and also staunch adversaries of Muslims (Pakistanis), largely over land disputes in the Punjab Region in Northern India.
At the original 9-11 Memorial in Houston a large group of Sikhs were there to show their support.
The only group that hates other religions are Muslims. Religion of peace only if they are the only ones left on the planet!!
We have got to start telling the truth!
My heart and prayers are with the Sikhs!!
The ones I know have been very decent, hard-working people.
They live in daily fear of being mistaken for Muslims, due to their turbans and long beards. It’s because their religion forbids the cutting of their hair. One guy I know has learned to tuck it inside a baseball cap.
So are you asking if someone who does this has any connection with rationality? Sikhs keep to themselves and I have never heard of any kind of problem with them. Here in Jacksonville, the Sikh’s and Hindu’s worship at the same temple. Ghandi springs to mind long before Muslim.
As a culture and ethnic group, Sikhs are some of the finest human beings on the face of the planet. Big, truly fierce and loyal, Sikhs have an amazing history. The U.S. would be a far different and a far better place if we had large complement of Sikh citizens.
I have worked with Sikhs.
They ARE good people.
This dumbass murderer probably didn’t know the difference between a Sikh and a muslim..............
As a rule, I'm not a big advocate of "open carry," but I could certainly see it as a legitimate expression of cultural solidarity.
It's happened before.
They’re one of the larger lesser religions of India. They’ve been persecuted by Muslims and Hindus alike. They work hard and mind their own business. Their religion doesn’t call for the domination or elimination of all other religions. There are many morons in the world who fail to be adequately discriminatory and mistake anybody wearing any sort of head cloth with anyone else that wears any sort of head cloth. If they would just discriminate at least as well as they do when selecting their brand of beer, the world would be better off.
I, too, understand they are an honorable people...
A good movie to watch that has a sikh family highlighted is “Bend It Like Beckham”...great music, too.
Only an idiot, ignoramus would target these people in their house of worship...POS shooter.
THAT was my first impression
It tells you how far the US educational system has failed Americans AND how far the current administration has reduced the US to a third world s^%$ hole! (NOT that anything on earth justifies lunatics who want to kill unarmed civilians at all)
They need Jesus just like everyone else.
honest, good, clean. hardworking folks. Just like you and I. Honorable people...
Although Gov. Nikki Haley of SC is a Christian, I believe that her extended family is Sikh and that she sometimes attends Sikh services still.
Sikh’s made up about 60% of the British Indian Army, and took tens of thousands of casualties in WWI and WWII.
They also rec’d an even larger percentage of commendations and Victoria Crosses.
I think their goodness depends on who and where in history you are.
The Sikhs I’ve met have all been polite and friendly people. Living near a Sikh community, I run into them often enough. My wife has worked with a number of Sikhs, and she has nothing but good to say about them. Their religion strikes me as a hodgepodge mix, kinda’ New Age, but they seem more down to earth than New Agers. The temple near here is one of the warrior type temples, or so I hear, but none of the guys I’ve met strike me as being the least bit militant.
Remember shirley temple. the awesome indian guy that protected her. was he a Sikh?
One of my best friends dated one for a short time.
Her big complaint was he didn’t wash his hair enough.
Killed the deal.
Sikhism is a Vedic-based religion. It is genuinely a religion of peace.
What a horrible crime, and a terrible shame!
I know that Islamic Pakistanis use them as the butt of jokes far worse than any Polish or Negro jokes ever told in this country. A Paki ledgend has it that the Sikhs go mad at noon each day because of the heat inside of their turban.
These nuggets came to me from Pak college students back in the mid 60s. I rented apartments to Paks, Hindu and Sikhs from former East Pakistan. The Sikhs paid on time but were not the cleanest renters but neither were the Indian or Pakis.
One Sikh family at our elementary school— wife is German, husband is Sikh. Nice parents, volunteers at the school, although maybe a little reserved. My son and theirs played well together. Definitely not helicopter parents. They let their son play on his own at the park at a young age and expected him to walk home on his own. That is uncommon in our area. The son had a ponytail down to his elbows, which made me mistake him for his sister on more than one occasion.
They also protected Indira Gandhi...until 2 of them put about 30 rounds into her while she was walking to work.
A Sikh taught me how to whet and shave with a straight razor when I was a freshman in college.
He wouldn’t be caught dead with a safety razor — that was for amateurs.
They are the most well bred, articulate and courteous students on campus.
Most are quiet about it, but in India they have been the target of Muslim violence for donkey's years.
The Sikhs I know are also some of the most refined, intelligent and wonderful LOOKING people you'll ever meet.
This was my first thought when I heard of the shooting: What have the Sikhs ever done to anybody?
Sikhism itself appears to be a blend of monotheistic Abrahamic religion and some Eastern spirituality. They believe in one God, are very family oriented, reject the caste system of India, are peaceful, and generally live according to a moral code that Christians and Jews would find very familiar.
Different folks then those of us of western European ancestry, but good people and good Americans nonetheless.
A very sad day.
“Could the shooter have mistaken them for Muslims?”
“... didn’t know the difference between a Sikh and a muslim”.
I thought so but if the media reports are accurate and the shooter was a neo-nazi... Sikhs = Muslims = Jews = fill in the blank.
Paladins are an excellent characterization, inasmuch that the original Paladins were also called the Twelve Peers-- sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, and were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court. They first appear in early literature in "The Song of Roland", where they represent Christian martial valor against the Saracen (MUSLIM) hordes. Later exploits of the Paladins, are largely fictional with some historical basis on the Frankish "retainers" (hired Christian knights) of the 8th century.
Events like the battles of the Frankish Empire with Umayyad Al-Andalus, the Caliph of Cordoba (Spain) in the buffer zone created by Charlemagne between France and the then islamic Spain provide a background for the stories of the much feared Paladins. That and "Have Gun Will Travel" Paladin TV series with Richard Boone! But, they are fierce warriors who love peace, through strength.
The radio, by the way is now characterizing the Page character as a "white supremacist"-- which is possible in that he could be yet another dumbass who does not know a Sikh from a muslim turban.
Except for the American Hindus and Muslims.
Here's his website: Khalsa Kirpans
This provides, along with ex military... the correct newly defined "domestic terrorist" profile. Never, however Louis Farrahkhan, black or ANY other islamofascist or say, an Army psychiatrist/terrorist who kills fellow servicepeople (workplace violence, NOT alawaki informed domestic terrorist).
Rotting from within, and no clean up of our ranks of islamo terrorists and the people they can get to do their dirty work through "cut-outs" of dumbass white supremacists. One wonders if the FBIers have any concept of this occurring domestically with islamo money backing.
And, it provides more fodder for the anti- 2nd Amendment totalitarians in our "govt." Summer heating up, time for an August race riot in osamabamavilles.
“One guy I know has learned to tuck it inside a baseball cap.”
It’s almost too pat. A former military, right winger’s right winger shoots some peaceful, friendly turban wearing Sikhs. Reminds me of some of Bane’s followers in The Dark Knight Rises (”They will be expecting one of you to be in the plane crash.”) Anything for the ‘cause’.
They are good people and unfortunately they get mixed up with muslims all the time.
There is no such thing as Sikh language, you are either talking about Punjabi or Hindi.
They also historically have no love for Muslims. If it comes down to a real jihad, I'd rather have the Sikhs on my side.
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