Ignorance rears its head once again

Once again, the stain of ignorance casts itself upon the great city of New York.  In doing so, a few dumbasses gives the world yet another excuse to denigrate Americans.  Let me be the first to tell you, we’re not all ignorant, nor do we all practice hatred towards others.

A professor at Columbia University who is Sikh was attacked Saturday night in upper Manhattan by a mob who called him “Osama” and “terrorist,” police said Sunday.

Prabhjot Singh, 31, who has written articles about violence toward Sikhs in America, was the target of the vicious assault just blocks from his Harlem home.

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

“There was a group of 25 to 30 young men. One of them said, ‘Get him, Osama,’” Singh, who suffered a fractured jaw, told the Daily News on Sunday night. “I got punched directly in the face about three times.”

I hope these idiots are caught quickly and locked up.  This is the perfect example of what’s coming down the pipeline for us because of the destruction of our educational system.  Sikhs are not Muslims and Muslims are not Sikhs.

Sikhism has been around since the 15th Century and originated from the Indian subcontinent.  It is the 5th largest religion in the world.  Some of their beliefs are similar to other religions while some are different.  Here’s a list of their philosophy and beliefs from Sikhs.org:

There is only One God. He is the same God for all people of all religions.

The soul goes through cycles of births and deaths before it reaches the human form. The goal of our life is to lead an exemplary existence so that one may merge with God. Sikhs should remember God at all times and practice living a virtuous and truthful life while maintaining a balance between their spiritual obligations and temporal obligations.

The true path to achieving salvation and merging with God does not require renunciation of the world or celibacy, but living the life of a householder, earning a honest living and avoiding worldly temptations and sins.

Sikhism condemns blind rituals such as fasting, visiting places of pilgrimage, superstitions, worship of the dead, idol worship etc.

Sikhism preaches that people of different races, religions, or sex are all equal in the eyes of God. It teaches the full equality of men and women. Women can participate in any religious function or perform any Sikh ceremony or lead the congregation in prayer.

http://www.sikhs.org/summary.htm

It’s time out for this senseless violence.  This country has laws that protect the freedom of religious expression.  If you don’t agree with someone’s religion, that doesn’t give you a right to incite mob violence against them.  If you don’t understand someone’s religion, then why not ask them?  If you don’t want to talk to them, then use Google.  The information is out there.  There have been numerous attacks on Sikhs in this country because of the ignorant assumption they are Muslim.  Thanks to those people who came to his rescue the other night.  It’s sad that our society has stuff like this taking place here.

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4 thoughts on “Ignorance rears its head once again

  1. It’s only because I was raised Christian that I won’t point out that the people doing the attacks were probably “Christian” as well. I leave such assholedness to anti-Muslim trolls.

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