Some members of the British community are suffering the consequences of the ignorance and mistaken identity finding themselves victims of Islamophobia. RT’s Polly Boyko went to meet Sikhs as racists sprayed the words “die Muslims, die” on the wall of a Sikh Gurdwara in north Yorkshire.
The report of Russia Today looks at how the appearance of Sikhs is resulting in Sikhs in being targeted in the UK despite serving for the country in 2 world wars and contributing economically for decades.
The religion practices compassion and forgiveness but despite that many of the attacks get mis-reported. A recent report showed only 33% of crimes against Sikhs get reported.
Due to the appearance of Sikhs, many in the UK are identifying Sikhs as Muslims due to their turban and beard even though most Muslims don’t even wear turbans or have long beards.