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Trump Campaign Misidentifies Indiana Sikh On Campaign Flyer

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

Photo: Courtesy: SikhsPAC

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

A Indiana man was surprised to see a photo of himself on a Donald Trump campaign flyer in Ohio.

“A friend of mine, she sent me the link,” says Fishers native Gurinder Singh-Khalsa. “She said your picture is showing a campaign ad, a campaign flyer for Trump.”

The flyer includes Singh Khalsa with the description “Muslim,” but he is Sikh, not Muslim, and he doesn’t support Donald Trump.

“I was completely shocked,” he says. “Nobody ever asked me to use my photo.”

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Singh Khalsa has lived in Indiana for eight years, after coming to the U.S. in 1996. In August he founded the Sikh Political Action Committee, a non-partisan group encouraging state lawmakers to include Indiana’s Sikh population in the conversation.

He says the group wants to make people aware: “Who we are, why we wear the turban and the beard.”

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

“Those that want to lead this country as the president, they don’t know who Sikhs are,” he says. “They cannot differentiate, that’s why they are putting picture of a Sikh and writing it as Muslim.”

Singh Khalsa says Sikhs in the U.S. have been accused of being part of the Islamic State militant group and have been the targets of hate crimes.

“I am an American and I am American by choice,” he says. “Faith is my personal preference and I don’t want to be judged by my faith or that appearance of what I wear.”

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  • DrLearnALot

    Welcome Mr. Khalasa!

  • Aman Singh

    Khalsa ji Trump is better than Hillary. She represents the wall street whose greed means that for last 8 years middle class and hard working people are being squeezed out of their last penny. wish Trump wins, rest result will tell.

  • JK2020

    Aman Singh you are mis-guided. Trump is the face of capitalism. He doesn’t give a toss about the hard working people. He’s a trophy hunter – wife, mistresses, presidency, etc. Hey he even wanted to marry Princess Diana after she divorced Prince Charles. Aman don’t let this fool portray us Sikhs as Muslims.

  • JK2020

    Dump the Trump. Americans are stupid. They can’t already tell the difference between Sikhs and Muslims and this is going to make it worse. Sikhs have been targeted and killed in the US due to this mistaken identification.

  • Dale Smith

    Hillary should be in jail. She represents everyone who hates America, American power and prosperity. She wants to bring more illegals, more terrorists into America, She is most corrupt women in American history and yet liberals are pushing her for president. She is supported by freebie seekers and immigrate who come from corrupt countries. Trump has lot of issue but he deserve a chance.

  • Dale Smith

    Hillary should be in jail. She represents everyone who hates America, American power and prosperity. She wants to bring more illegals, more terrorists into America, She is most corrupt women in American history and yet liberals are pushing her for president. Expect “oval” office turned into “oral” office by billy boy, a compulsive womanizer. She is supported by freebie seekers and immigrate who come from corrupt countries. Trump has lot of issue but he deserve a chance.

  • JK2020

    Sorry Dale you don’t convince me. Your forefathers were immigrants too!!

  • Glickman

    Dale you are 100% wrong. You have swallowed the righty lies hook line and sinker.

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