Sikhs say they are being stereotyped

Members of Canada's Sikh community are bristling at what they believe is a hijacking of their faith by extremists to make headlines, which they fear has again painted the entire 300,000-strong diaspora in a negative light.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/12/2010 12:00 am EDT

Members of Canada's Sikh community are bristling at what they believe is a hijacking of their faith by extremists to make headlines, which they fear has again painted the entire 300,000-strong diaspora in a negative light. They are also defending legitimate community fundraising efforts, charging that statements like those made by India's high commissioner to Canada, which linked fundraising with Sikh separatism, are unfair.

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