Sikh religion viewed unfavorably in B.C.

May 20, 2009 Full story: Vancouver Sun 11,010

A new poll shows British Columbians are not nearly as favorably disposed to some religions, particularly Sikhism , as many would expect.

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Asif Khan

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#1 May 21, 2009
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#2 May 21, 2009
Asif Khan wrote:
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lol???? "Islam scored the lowest favourability rating"
use your brain before you post...read ALL article AND comments carefully.

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Hyderabad, India

#3 May 21, 2009
Asif Khan wrote:
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I."good news for Sikhs in this province is that more people than the Canadian average would look favorably on a family member marrying a Sikh.
Thirty-five per cent of British Columbians would approve of a Sikh intermarriage, compared to a Canadian average of just 25 per cent."

II.there is significant interaction among Sikhs and others in B.C. Compared to other Canadians, more British Columbians (36 per cent) say they have Sikh friends

III.The national poll of more than 1,000 Canadians only surveyed 140 British Columbians, so itís necessary to show some caution about interpreting the results

III.to put the B.C. Sikh numbers in national context, here is an overview of key Canadian results. Islam scored the lowest favourability rating, just 28 per cent. Sikhism came in at 30 per cent

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Why do these polling numbers come down so hard on Sikhs in B.C.?
The connection with violence may or may not be unfair. But it no doubt has a lot to do with the 1985 bombing of an Air India jetliner, which was linked to B.C. Sikhs -- as well as to recent front-page news reports of vicious gang killings by members of the Indo-Canadian/Sikh community.

The generally low view of Sikhism as a religion can also be partly explained by residents' ignorance of the faith, which is revealed in the poll.{ B.C. resident Kalwant Singh Sahota, who pressed for permission to not wear a hardhat at his saw mill job in Delta

FIRST COMMENT 1985 BOMBING IS BEHIND US it will fade from memory
SECOND COMMENT MR SAHOTA STUCK TO DICTATES OF HIS RELIGION a feather in his turban AND MY GURFATEH

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Ooga Booga

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#4 May 21, 2009
I don't understand the Sikh religion. But I find Sihks to be good hard working citizens

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Canuck

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#5 May 21, 2009
Only 28% in BC viewed Sikhs favorably but Alberta was 47% positive view on Sikhs. Interesting statistics.
The Air India Sikh terrorist bombing was the first big bit of bad P.R. for Sikhs but there have been many unfavorable incidents.
One of the most recent being Sikhs blocking Vancouver Airport to help another illegal Sikh.
Plus all of the violence in the Sikh community, wives killed, children killed, forced arranged marriages, Sikh youth gangs, the list goes on.
Most Sikhs are good people but there are serious cultural problems in their community, mostly baggage from India.

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Hyderabad, India

#6 May 21, 2009
Peacelover wrote:
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lol???? "Islam scored the lowest favourability rating"
use your brain before you post...read ALL article AND comments carefully.
Peace be upon you
Asif Khan

Cardiff, UK

#7 May 22, 2009
come on wrote:
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I."good news for Sikhs in this province is that more people than the Canadian average would look favorably on a family member marrying a Sikh.
Thirty-five per cent of British Columbians would approve of a Sikh intermarriage, compared to a Canadian average of just 25 per cent."
Hahah LOL, looks like even dikhs dont want to marry their own dikhs

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Hyderabad, India

#8 May 22, 2009
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Hahah LOL, looks like even dikhs dont want to marry their own dikhs
logic of hate spewer
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#9 May 22, 2009
What does brandishing the sword mean? Polishing it> Making it more shine...? The word of God?
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#10 May 22, 2009
The logos, logic?
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#11 May 22, 2009
The word of God is sharper than a two edged sword........
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#12 May 22, 2009
It dicerns the thought and the intents of the Heart....the matter...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#13 May 22, 2009
Interesting that the Sword of Gideon means Victory...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#14 May 22, 2009
What is the Hebrew word for God's wisdom in Hebrew?
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#15 May 22, 2009
At one time there were no borders between Canada and the US...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#16 May 22, 2009
My dad helped along with my brother to help preserve the Kootani history...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#17 May 22, 2009
They lived in Bonners Ferry...20 miles from the Canadian border...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#18 May 22, 2009
Or to Shake de Spear? I think that was a Morgan...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#19 May 22, 2009
Colonel William Morgan translated the scriptures in Welsh in 1588...He studied hebrew greek latin and of cource he must have known old English...
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#20 May 22, 2009
Who ever wrote old English must have had a religion against cutting nose hairs....

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