kuldip singh

anonymous asked:

You're not even Muslim. Stop making this about your people.

Do you have any idea how many Sikhs have been abuse, beaten, and KILLED because of Islamophobic hatred?

  • Balbir Singh Sodhi was killed the day after 9-11 by a shooter in Arizona.
  • A Gurdwara Sahib was burnt to the ground in New York in Nov. 2001 by people who thought it housed Osama’s terrorists.
  • Surinder Singh Sidhu was brutally beat up up in Dec. 2001 in his own store in LA.
  • Sukhpal Singh, Balbir Singh Sodhi’s brother, was shot while driving a cab in August 2002.
  • A 52 year old Sikh immigrant man waiting for his son to pick him up was shot in May 2003, being told “Go back to where you belong.”
  • A Sikh family was brutally beat up in front of their own home in Queens in August 2003, being told “Go back to your country, Bin Laden.”
  • In September 2003, Sukhvir Singh was stabbed to death in his Arizona convenience store.
  • In March 2004, a Gurdwara Sahib in Fresno, Cali, was graffiti’d with slurs.
  • In July 2004, Rajinder Singh Khalsa and Gurcharan Singh, two young men, were beaten in the streets of New York while being subject to slurs.
  • A teenager approached a Sikh boy in May 2007 in Queens with a ring inscribed with Arabic, saying, “This ring is Allah. If you don’t let me cut your hair, I will punch you with this ring.” He then proceeded to sheer the boy’s hair off, the biggest insult to a Sikh.
  • War veteran Kuldip Singh Nag was attacked with pepperspray and was thrown xenophobic slurs by a police officer.
  • In Jan. 2009, a 63 year old Sikh senior in new Hyde Park, NY, was brutally beaten outside of the Gurdwara.
  • In Feb. 2008, a Sikh man was physically assaulted in the parking lot of a Walmart in Texas.
  • In June 2008, a Sikh family’s vehicle is defaced with the slurs against Allah.
  • Aug. 2008, another Arizona convenience store owner was killed.
  • Oct. 2008, a man is beaten up in the streets of Carteret, NJ.
  • Jan. 2009, a Singh in Queens is beaten up and mamed with broken glass, causing him to lose vision in his left eye.
  • Nov. 2010, a Sacramento taxi driver was attacked by his passenger who called him Osama.
  • March 2011, two elderly men walking out in kurte pajame were shot and killed in Elk Grove, Cali.
  • Another man was assaulted on the New york metro in May 2011.
  • Feb. 2012, a Michigan Gurdwara is defaced with slurs.
  • Aug. 2012, an ex-US army officer walks into the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Wisconsin and shoots and kills several congregants.
  • September 2013, Prof. Prabhjot Singh was brutally beat while walking home in NYC.

These are only some of the accounts that made it to the media. Many others suffer in silence, facing emotional, mental, and physical abuse. I myself have been subject to abuse due to my faith and the way I look. Macleans magazines cited that the two faiths that had the lowest rate of “public approval” were Islam and Sikhi. Please listen to me when I say this: WE ARE GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH.

The society that puts us through this crap doesn’t give a shit about us anyway, but when we are alienated by the Muslim population, who are facing the same thing, it’s kind of shitty. So no, I’m not making this about myself, because to that shooter, I’m just as big of a towel head camel jocky sand n*gger than any other Muslim.

tl;dr- cut the crap