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19 Aug, 2012

‘Sikhs are not Muslims’ sends a sinister message – GulfNews.com

The assertion that Sikhs are not Muslims is certainly true. Jains are not Hindus, and Mormons are not Methodists either.

But in the post-9/11 context of a deadly act committed by an apparent white supremacist against a congregation that is largely ethnically South Asian — a congregation that includes bearded men in turbans — broadcasting the mantra that ‘Sikhs are not Muslims’ takes on a far more insidious subtext: ‘Don’t blame these people, it implies, for the unspeakable crimes of 9/11. It’s Muslims you want’.

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