Posted by Sikhing-Peace-In-A-Violent-World, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 7, 2012 at 7:14 am
> Kapany said that Sikhs have increasingly been the victims of
> acts of violence since the Sept. 11 attacks, often
> because they're confused with Muslims.
The number of attacks against Sikhs that have been resolved as definitely �anti-Sikh� is very, very, small, compared to the number of violent attacks that have occurred in the general population, since 9/11. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]
> but they do have a terrorist wing
If one reads the lengthy review of Sikhism on the Wiki-page provided in the link above, it's clear that Sikh violence/terrorism is far more prevalent than the term "wing" might suggest. It�s clear that Sikhs in India are responsible for much violence, and many deaths, trying to create a �state� that is for Sikhs. (Not clear if this would be a Sikh theocracy, but there seems to be little room for democracy in religion-based states.)
> is to get the people to learn what we're all about,
Given the violence nature of Sikhs in India (and Canada), how does one readily come to know what Sikhs say they are about, and what they really are about?
> American minority groups receive absolutely zero press
> coverage until a tragedy occurs.
And why should they? If people don�t come to America to create a new future, distinct from the one that they are leaving�their reasons from coming to the US are suspect, and their experiences here are likely to be unhappy. Our offer of �religious tolerance� is not intended to be an invitation to people from all over the world to come here and �change us to look like themselves�. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]