Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

December 12, 2011

Conversation with a Sikh

Filed under: religion — louisproyect @ 1:21 am


  1. Thanx, Louis. Fascinating.

    Comment by RED DAVE — December 12, 2011 @ 2:45 am

  2. Interesting! I have recently been reading about Sikhism (and other aspects of Indian history and culture) in preparation for a two week trip to southern India in January. That Sikhs have been assaulted as terrorist “towelheads” is a sad testament to FOX inflamed American jingoism and ignorance. Thanks, Lou!

    Comment by DickO — December 12, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  3. Thanks for the info about Sikhs a widely visible and mostly misunderstood people !!! http://www.sikhcoalition.org/documents/sikhi_brochure3.pdf


    Comment by Harpreet — December 12, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

  4. Comment no. 2 I love.

    Hopefully most people around the world don’t view all Americans as the narrow minded and right winged fools who run and anchor Fox news.

    Fair and balanced my arse.

    I’ve known several Sikh people from a local family run grocery store and they are the sweetest and most charitable people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

    Comment by Deborah Jeffries — December 12, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

  5. Awesome; nicely explained. This is definitely much needed information on the fundamentals of the Sikh religion, and for those individuals or people from different walks of life, who misunderstand the Sikhs. The Sikhs are peace-loving, generous and a god-fearing community. Dapinder Ahluwalia

    Comment by Dapinder Ahluwalia — December 12, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  6. Its very nice & great Efforts!! It is well explained in short period of time. We need such sort of Videos on net so that millions of people could know about Sikhs and Sikhism and i think this is the good and fastest way to give information regarding Sikhism.

    Harpal Singh

    Comment by Harpal Singh — December 13, 2011 @ 4:00 am

  7. Excellent work!! As Americans, we need to make sincere efforts to reach out to all our neighbors, regardless of origin and background. The Sikh way of life – all children of One Creator, respect and love for all mankind – fits naturally into the fabric and principles of equality envisioned by the founding fathers. It’s high time that all Americans recognize the “Mistaken Identity” crisis that the Sikhs have been facing for over 10 years. Turbans in America are worn by Sikhs from Northern India and no one else. Sikhs are still targets of hate crimes today. Here’s an event from last week:

    Sikh Man Stabbed At US Airport, Hate Crime Suspected

    Hate Attack Targets Ill. Man Perceived as ‘Middle Eastern’
    Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/08/4109281/cair-hate-attack-targets-ill-man.html#ixzz1gNy4iyv5

    Comment by Pritpal Singh — December 13, 2011 @ 4:29 am

  8. […] After attending a Sikh film festival in New York in 2011, I stopped by the cubicle of a fellow programmer at Columbia University who wore a turban. As most educated Americans understand, this is an important element of their religion. The uneducated ones mistake them for Osama bin-Laden and his fanatical supporters who also wore turbans, with the most deeply uneducated resorting to violent attacks on a gentle and decent people. I interviewed Harpreet Wahan Singh not long after I made his acquaintance, thus becoming more knowledgeable about Sikh beliefs and the problems they are facing in a period of deepening xenophobia following 9/11.  http://louisproyect.org/2011/12/12/conversation-with-a-sikh/ […]

    Pingback by Sikh Human Rights vigil at the United Nations | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist — December 12, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

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