President Obama has canceled a visit to a Sikh temple in India to avoid wearing a head covering that could make him look like a Muslim, The New York Times reports.Stop the hatred!
Visitors to the Golden Temple, a spiritual center in Punjab, must cover their heads with material that can be tied, and can’t wear baseball hats. The Times notes that “Sikhs in the United States have often been mistaken for Muslims.”
“It is very unfortunate that even the White House is conveying the message that there is no difference between Muslims and Sikhs,” H. S. Phoolka, a Sikh lawyer, told the paper.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010