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I was born in Walsall, England where was (and probably still is) is a Sikh temple and a thriving Sikh community. They are good neighbors, hard working and honorable, and with equality and charity a living part of their religion, not something that they pay lip service to like so many Christians. Feeding the hungry is a fundamental par of their religious observance.

My mother was manager for a medical practice. Her only complaint was that they all had the same last name, which made alphabetizing the medical records harder. The filing system had a whole drawer just for Singh (Lion) for the men, and Kaur (Princess) for the women.

The idea of someone going in to a Sikh temple and killing people for no other reason than they are different and wear turbans and headscarves hit me in a visceral way. Fuck that.

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  •  I like Sikhs (3+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, misterajc, worldlotus

    They are good people and I also admire their religion.

    I admire their religion for several reasons:

    (1). Equality. Sikhs consider all human beings regardless of sex, religion, race or status as equal. That is why all are welcome in Sikh Gurdwaras

    (2). Justice: Sikhs have a duty to fight against injustice and defend justice.

    More can be learned about these Sikh beliefs here:

    The idea that anyone can go in and kill innocent people (and this is not limited to killing Sikhs) is despicable.

    Killing Muslims is despicable. Killing Hindus is despicable. Killing Jews is despicable. Killing Christians is despicable. Killing Blacks, or gays, or women is despicable.

    We are each other's brothers and sisters in humanity and part of one human family. An attack on one member of the family is an attack on the family itself.

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