Himanshu Suri of Das Racist reacts to the Wisconsin Sikh temple tragedy on Twitter:
“My parents go to a gurdwara like the one in Wisconsin every day. Can’t imagine someone bringing such hatred to such a calm place.”
Read more of his thoughts here: http://bit.ly/RahjKj
Sikhs would be completely justified in wanting to distance themselves from Muslims and yet I have heard such few sentiments of that nature which speaks to the character of Sikh communities I’m friendly with. It is necessary for Muslims to be especially compassionate during this time and respect that Sikhs deserve to have their identities and religion understood. Wanting Sikhism to be acknowledged as a religion in its own right is not to say being confused for a Muslim is embarrassing so please stop taking it personally. It is their right to establish identities of their own.