SIKHS. Sikhism in Brief. Sikhism is the fifth largest World religion Sikhism is an independent religion with no connection with Hinduism or Islam 23 million Sikhs worldwide 500,000 Sikhs reside in the United States and 500,000 Sikhs live in Canada
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Mandatory articles of faith for all initiated Sikhs
Bhagat Singh Thind, USArmy 1912
Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman
President Bush meets with Sikhs in the White House
“An American Sikh has been killed, unjustly so. These citizens bring their hearts with them, and I can assure them that our government will do everything we can to not only bring those people to justice, but also to treat every human life as dear, and to respect the values that made our country so different and so unique. We're all Americans, bound together by common ideals and common values.” -- President Bush
September 26, 2001
Fiction: Sikhs are Muslim because they wear a turban and have a beard
Fact: The turban is worn in many countries as a cultural dress however the turban is required to be worn by a Sikh in order to cover their uncut hair and is a religious article of faith. 99% of people wearing turbans in the United States and Canada are Sikhs.
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