Daily Student Explores Sikh Identity in Indiana


Indiana Daily Student Explores Sikh Identity in Indiana

Gurinder Singh Khalsa was not surprised.

His dark skin, long beard and turbaned head have often been mistaken as symbols of Arabic culture, which is what Ohio members of the Donald Trump campaign assumed when they put a picture of him on a flyer advertising Muslims who support Trump in 

But he is not from the Middle East, nor is he Muslim. He is Indian and practices Sikhism, a monotheistic Indian religion.

So when the husband of Khalsa’s friend April Alexander stumbled on Khalsa’s image while reading the Huffington Post, he was alarmed. He showed Alexander, who immediately called Khalsa.

“Do you support Trump?” Alexander asked when she reached him.

“What happened?” Khalsa asked.

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