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what do you think are the main differences in the way Sikhs are viewed in your country vs UK?

over here, most of the older generations know something about Sikhs  - not everyone for sure, some think we are Hindus or confuse us with Muslims (!) or Arabs(!)

The USA has little connected empirical history with Sikhs and Sikh populations have been generally more spread out.

Also, you have significant white convert population.

Outside of educated types, do you think most Americans don’t know about Sikhs and if so, do they think when they we a turban it is a Muslim? 
 

serious question, as I know Sikhs have experienced significant hate crimes and murders in the US

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Why do they always stem from USA/Canada ? 

Clout chasers and result of too much wokeness  

There is a massive difference between the Sikh experience in the UK vs the US. The UK is a much better place to be a Sikh. The biggest difference-maker is population density. According to th

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1 hour ago, Premi5 said:

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what do you think are the main differences in the way Sikhs are viewed in your country vs UK?

over here, most of the older generations know something about Sikhs  - not everyone for sure, some think we are Hindus or confuse us with Muslims (!) or Arabs(!)

The USA has little connected empirical history with Sikhs and Sikh populations have been generally more spread out.

Also, you have significant white convert population.

Outside of educated types, do you think most Americans don’t know about Sikhs and if so, do they think when they we a turban it is a Muslim? 
 

serious question, as I know Sikhs have experienced significant hate crimes and murders in the US

The closest Gurudwara to me is still a burned out hulk, from when it was arsoned after 911 for being a "mosque". 

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4 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

Can't you get your fellow Sikhs to do some seva, and rebuild? 

There was a second Gurudwara built up the road after where most Sangat go. 

The original Gurudwara is still run, burned out, just from their adjacent tiny buildings. It's a much smaller situation. 

I saw beautiful plans for what they want to build there. As soon as covid passes a bit, I hope they break ground on the new Gurudwara. 

The burned out one seems..hallowed....I wish they could keep it and put the new one next to it but I don't think land space will allow. 

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4 hours ago, GurjantGnostic said:

There was a second Gurudwara built up the road after where most Sangat go. 

The original Gurudwara is still run, burned out, just from their adjacent tiny buildings. It's a much smaller situation. 

I saw beautiful plans for what they want to build there. As soon as covid passes a bit, I hope they break ground on the new Gurudwara. 

The burned out one seems..hallowed....I wish they could keep it and put the new one next to it but I don't think land space will allow. 

Well at least that's something, they are looking to build something new, hopefully no rukas over who runs it 

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6 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

Well at least that's something, they are looking to build something new, hopefully no rukas over who runs it 

The Nihangs that own the house and little property seem to have it on lockdown. It's a smaller more insular community. 

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A community develops around certain infrastructure. 

A Gurdwara is the centrepoint with Sikh businesses around as well as a certain percentage of the community that have proximity to each other. 

The UK being more compact, it is easier to do.

The US being more spread out, there are other challenges. 

The UK is not a fair comparison with the US because it can be comparing apples and oranges. 

Canada would be more comparable. 

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Forgot to add:

Sikh communities in the UK largely built around employment.

For example, Southall's Sikh community originally was based around a rubber factory. 

If Sikhs in the US had migration around a large employer in a particular town then a community would develop around that.

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5 hours ago, Ranjeet01 said:

Forgot to add:

Sikh communities in the UK largely built around employment.

For example, Southall's Sikh community originally was based around a rubber factory. 

If Sikhs in the US had migration around a large employer in a particular town then a community would develop around that.

Where we do have big beuatiful Gurudwaras they don't seem to operate the same here. 

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7 minutes ago, Kau89r8 said:

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Why do they always stem from USA/Canada ? 

She's raised in the same feminism and equality movements that are ruining everyone's families. Both those movements have legitimate roots but have been twisted and used as a way to totally dismantle people. 

I hope she realizes she can have zero babies and not call people with a mind to not go extinct ethnically as nazis. 

Probably nobody will be able to speak with her since she has no respect for anything but her own selfish blown out of proportion desires. It's sad. Media has everyone proper twisted mentally. 

She will never hear a male voice and didn't pay attention to her Sister really in passing, trying to feed her a moderate moment. 

And she's clearly mistaken about how many children some women can have heathily. You'd think someone had her stuck in a breeding rack the way she talks. 

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