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American Sikhs say 'Muslim origin' Obama skipping Golden Temple visit out of fear
One India ^ | October 28, 2010

Posted on 10/28/2010 1:46:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The American Sikh community has said that President Barack Obama is not visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar because he harbours fears of negative image fallout with him being partially Muslim by birth.

Refusing to buy the White House explanation that India is a huge country and that it would not be possible for the president to take on too many events during his four-day visit from November 6 to 9, American Sikhs said they could not accept such a view.

"I'm not really buying it. I think the administration has been struggling with the false accusation that the president is Muslim. It is not out of the realm of possibility that these fears drove the cancellation. The administration is going to have to figure out how to make this up to the Sikh American community and the Sikh community worldwide," Politico quoted Sapreet Kaur, the executive director of the Sikh Coalition, as saying in a statement.

"If somebody doesn't want to come, then they should not come for the right reasons and not hide behind these sort of excuses," added Jasjit Singh, the associate executive director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

He added: "He's playing the game, and that's what's unfortunate."

"It would have been a huge moment, a seminal moment, for President Obama to come there and kind of show to the world that this is a vibrant religious minority here," said Hansdeep Singh, an attorney for United Sikhs.

"It is disappointing," he added.

An official familiar with the visit said the discussion about Obama's itinerary started six months ago, but that changes can be made for any number of reasons.

Singh said of Obama. "By canceling his visit, what does he do? He's emboldening those who are seeking to divide us."

Hansdeep Singh said the United Sikhs would "continue to push" Obama to visit Sikh shrines in the United States and abroad.

"We want to have a continuing dialogue with the White House," he said.


TOPICS: Current Events; Eastern Religions; Islam; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: india; islam; moslems; muslims; obama; obamaindiatrip; obamasarmada; politics; religion; sikhs
IIRC, according to the koran, if your father is a Moslem, so are you, so how are these "accusations" false, pray tell?
1 posted on 10/28/2010 1:46:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe it’s Sikh /sarc.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 1:55:27 AM PDT by kallisti ("Think what you want. You're the one that has to live with your thoughts.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would have to wear a turban to enter the shrine, thus depicting him as a “raghead”.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 1:56:01 AM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that Obama will resign)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even foreigners can “smell it”, can pick up these lies and obfuscations from the White House from 1,000 meters or more.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 2:13:50 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Let 'em pray to Baal, Gaia, Lucifer, the sun god, whatever; let's humbly ask God's Son for victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

**The administration is going to have to figure out how to make this up to the Sikh American community and the Sikh community worldwide,”**

Look, I’m certainly no fan of this administration, but these people really need to get over themselves. This entitlement/Im so easily offended mindset has gotten old. Grow up!


5 posted on 10/28/2010 3:11:27 AM PDT by Lil Flower (Confucius says: Wise man never play leap frog with unicorn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sikh carry knives and have a reputation of seeking truth. Obozo hates the truth and might be genuinely afraid.
6 posted on 10/28/2010 3:14:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Lil Flower
Well, they have every right to be offended and to express that offense. It doesn't mean we should do anything about it or do anything differently.

After all the security information being leaked back about this trip, the Administration is really between a rock and a hard place. It is one of the dam*ed if you and dam*ed if you don't situations.

There is no such thing as, being partially Muslim by birth. The press can say such things in the American hyphenated culture, but in India they realize this is a false statement. One cannot claim to be partially Muslim by birth.

7 posted on 10/28/2010 3:22:13 AM PDT by EBH (the first step in a long journey...that finally begins on November 2nd, 2010.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...Obama is not visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar because he harbours fears of negative image fallout with him being partially Muslim by birth..." PARTIALLY MUSLIM???? (Confused)
8 posted on 10/28/2010 3:26:59 AM PDT by BocoLoco
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To: Lil Flower

When’s the last time you heard the Sikh’s play the victim
card?


9 posted on 10/28/2010 3:50:13 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

It is unheard of.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 3:56:41 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: happygrl

Not too sure obammy is a mooselimb, but I am sure he kisses up to that hateful group a whole lot.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 4:04:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: kallisti
Don't you mean Sikh sarc? (without the /)
12 posted on 10/28/2010 4:11:47 AM PDT by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling "Allah Snackbar")
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To: mylife

“It is unheard of”

That means they really ARE offended.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 4:13:31 AM PDT by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling "Allah Snackbar")
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To: happygrl

OR.... he can’t enter the shrine because he is a MUSLIM. Just a thought...


14 posted on 10/28/2010 4:23:11 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: happygrl

no, you do not have to wear a turban to enter the Golden Temple or any Sikh gurudwara. You need to cover your head — most who enter the Temple just tie a handkerchief on their head. Obama could even wear a Jewish Yarmullke and the Sikh’s would be ok — but would Obhabha be happy with that?


15 posted on 10/28/2010 4:26:59 AM PDT by Cronos (This Church is Holy,theOne Church,theTrue Church,theCatholic Church - St. Augustine)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
And American Sikhs have paid a disproportionate price since just after 9/11 (and probably long before), since, as I recall, one of the first victims of ill-targeted efforts toward *retribution* was a Sikh convenience-store owner.
16 posted on 10/28/2010 4:27:08 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a muzzie Jim.

LLS


17 posted on 10/28/2010 4:32:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sikhs are confused as being Muslim. They are not. A quick google search can reveal the differences. Apparently, while Sikhism includes Muslim tenets, it also includes Hindu beliefs as well.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 5:20:21 AM PDT by EverOnward
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

.....according to the koran, if your father is a Moslem, so are you, so how are these “accusations” false, pray tell?...

But according to the Holy Bible, and to Holy Tradition, if one believes in our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, and is baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one is a Christian. It would not matter if one were a male direct descendant of Muhammad, and a former imam.

Unfortunately, I highly doubt that obama was baptized at all, or that Wright’s “church” (which teaches “black nationalism”, not the Holy Gospel) can make anyone a Christian. And obama supports the muslims and islamic world conquest in many ways, and at all times.

obama is a muslim, who practices taqiyya to pretend to be a Christian. But his disguise is very thin indeed, so that every muslim knows that he is one of them!!!!


19 posted on 10/28/2010 6:12:59 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Hatteras

THAT´S THE REASON. HE´S MUSLIM. IT WOULD BE SACRILEGE.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 8:19:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: EverOnward

[ Sikhs are confused as being Muslim. They are not. A quick google search can reveal the differences. Apparently, while Sikhism includes Muslim tenets, it also includes Hindu beliefs as well. ]

Sikhs treat their women 10000000% better too.

On turbans:

Turban over the ears, no need for fears.
Ears showing, Danger growing....

That is something I just made up, but it is a good rhyme to remeber when you see someone in a turban.

(Sikhs wear a turban over the ears, ROPers don’t)


21 posted on 10/28/2010 11:03:47 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I’ll remember you clever ditty!


22 posted on 10/28/2010 3:38:35 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: EverOnward

I came up with it on my own.

It is a good rule of thumb to ensure you don’t mis-identify our Sikh friends as ROPers.


23 posted on 10/28/2010 3:41:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lots of stuff in the queeran is false.

Also since islam is a religion (yeah right) how can a person be “part muslim”? That would be kind of like saying I’m only part Catholic.


24 posted on 10/28/2010 6:56:03 PM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: Dr. Ursus

When Indira Ghandhi had troops storm the Golden Temple (for which they killed her)?


25 posted on 10/28/2010 10:22:33 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: aposiopetic

“one of the first victims of ill-targeted efforts toward *retribution* was a Sikh convenience-store owner.”

I remember that; what a disgrace and a commentary on our ignorance. May he rest in peace.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 10:24:21 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Cronos

Well, thank you for the clarification.

My guess is that he’ll find another excsue to avoid making a trip outside the country.

He had planned a trip to Indonesia and Australia, but cancelled that twice because of the Health Care legislation.

I don’t thnk he likes meeting foreign leaders when he does not have the advantage of his own turf....that’s the Chicago way.


27 posted on 10/29/2010 1:52:51 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that Obama will resign)
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