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Another gaffe: Trump flyer misidentifies Sikh man as Muslim supporter

Singh Khalsa says Sikhs and Muslims are two completely different religions and that it is very ignorant to confuse them.

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Gurinder Singh Khalsa is shown in the top left corner of the flyer. Source: SikhsPAC
Gurinder Singh Khalsa is shown in the top left corner of the flyer. Source: SikhsPAC

In another gaffe, an Indian-origin Sikh in the was misidentified as a Muslim supporter of in flyers distributed by the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign, a media report said on Tuesday.
 
Gurinder Singh Khalsa, a resident of Fishers city in Indiana who immigrated to the from India, featured in the handbill advertisement with the word “Muslim” superimposed above his picture, WTHR TV channel reported.
 
The flyers, distributed in Ohio to canvass for Trump, claimed that Khalsa was a Muslim Trump supporter.
 
“I am not Muslim and I am not supporting Trump,” he was quoted as saying by the channel.
 
“He (Trump) is putting my picture, saying support him and I have nothing to do with it. I do not support Trump. Nobody even asked me to put that picture there. It was shocking, disturbing and this will create more confusion among people because they are sending it nationwide,” he said.

Khalsa, who founded the Sikh Political Action Committee -- a non-partisan group encouraging state lawmakers to include in the conversation -- said have been mistaken as radical Islamists and have been targeted by hate crimes.
He said the committee wants to teach the public who they are, why they have beards and wear turbans. It is designed to help Americans understand the differences between his Sikh religion and others from around the world.
 
Khalsa said he knew he had to work to educate the general public, but “now we have to work hard to get national level politicians and the presidential candidate, he does not know the difference between and and that is most disturbing”.
 
There have been many gaffes from Trump, 70, and his campaign in the past. Earlier, Trump’s refusal to back same-sex marriage on the basis that he only supports “traditional” unions was undermined when a TV journalist asked him what was traditional about marrying three times.
 
Trump had created an uproar when he said “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”.

Another gaffe: Trump flyer misidentifies Sikh man as Muslim supporter

Singh Khalsa says Sikhs and Muslims are two completely different religions and that it is very ignorant to confuse them.

Singh Khalsa says Sikhs and Muslims are two different religions and that it is very ignorant to confuse them.
In another gaffe, an Indian-origin Sikh in the was misidentified as a Muslim supporter of in flyers distributed by the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign, a media report said on Tuesday.
 
Gurinder Singh Khalsa, a resident of Fishers city in Indiana who immigrated to the from India, featured in the handbill advertisement with the word “Muslim” superimposed above his picture, WTHR TV channel reported.
 
The flyers, distributed in Ohio to canvass for Trump, claimed that Khalsa was a Muslim Trump supporter.
 
“I am not Muslim and I am not supporting Trump,” he was quoted as saying by the channel.
 
“He (Trump) is putting my picture, saying support him and I have nothing to do with it. I do not support Trump. Nobody even asked me to put that picture there. It was shocking, disturbing and this will create more confusion among people because they are sending it nationwide,” he said.

Khalsa, who founded the Sikh Political Action Committee -- a non-partisan group encouraging state lawmakers to include in the conversation -- said have been mistaken as radical Islamists and have been targeted by hate crimes.
He said the committee wants to teach the public who they are, why they have beards and wear turbans. It is designed to help Americans understand the differences between his Sikh religion and others from around the world.
 
Khalsa said he knew he had to work to educate the general public, but “now we have to work hard to get national level politicians and the presidential candidate, he does not know the difference between and and that is most disturbing”.
 
There have been many gaffes from Trump, 70, and his campaign in the past. Earlier, Trump’s refusal to back same-sex marriage on the basis that he only supports “traditional” unions was undermined when a TV journalist asked him what was traditional about marrying three times.
 
Trump had created an uproar when he said “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”.

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Another gaffe: Trump flyer misidentifies Sikh man as Muslim supporter

Singh Khalsa says Sikhs and Muslims are two completely different religions and that it is very ignorant to confuse them.

In another gaffe, an Indian-origin Sikh in the was misidentified as a Muslim supporter of in flyers distributed by the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign, a media report said on Tuesday.
 
Gurinder Singh Khalsa, a resident of Fishers city in Indiana who immigrated to the from India, featured in the handbill advertisement with the word “Muslim” superimposed above his picture, WTHR TV channel reported.
 
The flyers, distributed in Ohio to canvass for Trump, claimed that Khalsa was a Muslim Trump supporter.
 
“I am not Muslim and I am not supporting Trump,” he was quoted as saying by the channel.
 
“He (Trump) is putting my picture, saying support him and I have nothing to do with it. I do not support Trump. Nobody even asked me to put that picture there. It was shocking, disturbing and this will create more confusion among people because they are sending it nationwide,” he said.

Khalsa, who founded the Sikh Political Action Committee -- a non-partisan group encouraging state lawmakers to include in the conversation -- said have been mistaken as radical Islamists and have been targeted by hate crimes.
He said the committee wants to teach the public who they are, why they have beards and wear turbans. It is designed to help Americans understand the differences between his Sikh religion and others from around the world.
 
Khalsa said he knew he had to work to educate the general public, but “now we have to work hard to get national level politicians and the presidential candidate, he does not know the difference between and and that is most disturbing”.
 
There have been many gaffes from Trump, 70, and his campaign in the past. Earlier, Trump’s refusal to back same-sex marriage on the basis that he only supports “traditional” unions was undermined when a TV journalist asked him what was traditional about marrying three times.
 
Trump had created an uproar when he said “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”.

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