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What does everyone know about Sikhs?
06 Aug 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

From what I see they look like GOOD people:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh


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What does everyone else know about them?
1 posted on 08/06/2012 9:02:35 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I am friendly with a few Sikh families... great people, really good kids


2 posted on 08/06/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: US Navy Vet
I know they are honorable and courageous warriors.
3 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: US Navy Vet

They’re NOT Muslims and that’s enough for me.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:27 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: US Navy Vet
There is nothing much to fear from them, although a few Christian missionaries in India get in bad with them...

The devil does protect the Muslims, doesn't he? A nut goes after turbans, and misses Muslims...

5 posted on 08/06/2012 9:06:39 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 9:07:31 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Navy Patriot

[ I know they are honorable and courageous warriors. ]

They are essentially an entire Culture of Paladins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paladin_(character_class)


7 posted on 08/06/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SMARTY

Could the shooter have mistaken them for Muslims?


8 posted on 08/06/2012 9:09:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SMARTY

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.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 9:11:08 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Navy Patriot; US Navy Vet
I know they are honorable and courageous warriors.

Very much so, and also staunch adversaries of Muslims (Pakistanis), largely over land disputes in the Punjab Region in Northern India.

10 posted on 08/06/2012 9:11:56 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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!!


11 posted on 08/06/2012 9:12:23 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming! I am Breitbart!! Invictus Maneo)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 9:13:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: patriot08

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.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 9:15:45 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 9:17:37 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I have worked with Sikhs.
They ARE good people.
This dumbass murderer probably didn’t know the difference between a Sikh and a muslim..............


15 posted on 08/06/2012 9:17:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: GraceG
They carry a Kirpan which is a ceremonial dagger for self defense and they are very cool people...

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.

16 posted on 08/06/2012 9:18:26 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: patriot08
Could the shooter have mistaken them for Muslims?

It's happened before.

17 posted on 08/06/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 9:19:56 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: SMARTY
They’re NOT Muslims and that’s enough for me.

However, when the muslim sleeper cells launch their attacks within this country, the Sihks are going to get the force of the retaliation from the people, just like the muzzies will. From mistaken identity.
19 posted on 08/06/2012 9:20:39 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 9:20:44 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: patriot08

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)


21 posted on 08/06/2012 9:20:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: US Navy Vet
What does everyone else know about them?

They need Jesus just like everyone else.

22 posted on 08/06/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: US Navy Vet

honest, good, clean. hardworking folks. Just like you and I. Honorable people...


23 posted on 08/06/2012 9:21:44 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 9:22:20 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Indian_Army


25 posted on 08/06/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: US Navy Vet

I think their goodness depends on who and where in history you are.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 9:23:22 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: US Navy Vet
Khan was, is or will be a Sikh ...


27 posted on 08/06/2012 9:24:11 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT by pallis
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Remember shirley temple. the awesome indian guy that protected her. was he a Sikh?


29 posted on 08/06/2012 9:25:30 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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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.


30 posted on 08/06/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT by Zathras
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Sikhism is a Vedic-based religion. It is genuinely a religion of peace.

What a horrible crime, and a terrible shame!


31 posted on 08/06/2012 9:26:22 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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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.


32 posted on 08/06/2012 9:26:38 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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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.


33 posted on 08/06/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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My allergist is a Sikh. His persona and demeanor could be a dictionary definition of “civilized”. He is a wonderful doctor as is his wife.

Regards,
GtG

34 posted on 08/06/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

They also protected Indira Gandhi...until 2 of them put about 30 rounds into her while she was walking to work.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 9:28:40 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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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.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: crosshairs
I work at a University and we have sometimes, student assistants who are Sikhs.

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.

37 posted on 08/06/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 9:32:21 AM PDT by egarvue (Piss a liberal off...wish them Merry Christmas!)
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To: patriot08

“Could the shooter have mistaken them for Muslims?”

My thoughts.


39 posted on 08/06/2012 9:34:55 AM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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“... 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.


40 posted on 08/06/2012 9:34:58 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: GraceG
Sikhs are greatly feared by the Islamofascists of the New World Order-- they are ancient enemies. Sikh guards are used by many embassies throughout the world- dependable, loyal and honorable to their retainees.

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.

41 posted on 08/06/2012 9:37:17 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: catnipman
The U.S. would be a far different and a far better place if we had large complement of Sikh citizens

Large numbers of them are setting up shop in Canada. The CBC actually offers NHL Hockey play-by-play in the Sikh language.


42 posted on 08/06/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Except for the American Hindus and Muslims.


43 posted on 08/06/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: US Navy Vet
I have a couple of Spyderco Jot Singh Khalsa folders. Cool knives, with a cool ad:

Here's his website: Khalsa Kirpans

44 posted on 08/06/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: momtothree
Keep in mind the "for profit" Southern Poverty Law Center ids the guy as "white supremacist".... which covers a LOT of ground.

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.

45 posted on 08/06/2012 9:51:03 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“One guy I know has learned to tuck it inside a baseball cap.”

Beards?


46 posted on 08/06/2012 9:51:03 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: patriot08

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’.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: US Navy Vet

They are good people and unfortunately they get mixed up with muslims all the time.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There is no such thing as Sikh language, you are either talking about Punjabi or Hindi.


49 posted on 08/06/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT by ravager
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To: US Navy Vet
I've known many Sikhs. They are historically very feared as warriors and can be deadly with a blade of any kind (generally referred to as a kirpan...though technically a kirpan is a specific kind of blade).
One family I know are blade makers. Very high quality hardware. Look up Khalsa Kirpans.

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.

50 posted on 08/06/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (As long a hundred of us remain alive we will never on any condition be brought under Obama's rule.)
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