Friday, October 3, 2014

Turbans target of racial abuse !

Harjit Singh from the Australian Sikh Heritage Association, says that the increased fear toward Sikhs is due to images of Islamic State extremists in the Middle East.
"We walk down the street and sometimes we do get abused being called a terrorist or go home Taliban, those things are just unfortunate," Mr Singh said. 
"Sikhs, turban, bearded people have been in Australia for 150 years and were very much loved and integrated into the community."
Mr Singh wants more people to know about Australia's rich Sikh heritage and that the vast majority of turbans are, in fact, worn by Sikhs as only high officials in Islam wear the turban.
In an attempt to combat fears and prejudices, community iniatives are seeking to bridge the divide between cultures. 
In the Sydney suburb of Kellyville, the Super Sikh Cup encourages multiculturalism within the community through sport. 
with thanks : SBS : LINK : for detailed news.

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