He accepted the gift card but said he would have participated for free. Events such as these are "baby steps," said Rajinder Singh, a software engineer from Allen who teaches Sikh history at the Richardson gurdwara. The religion lacks a public figure or an established network to explain that Sikhism does not align itself with Islamic law and rejects the Hindu caste system, he said.
Even in India, Sikhs have long been persecuted. Everyone can wear this kingly crown because all are on equal standing, he said.
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The religion mandates both genders cover their head, but it's become more culturally acceptable for women not to do so. Almost everyone who wears a turban in the United States is Sikh. About a half-million Sikhs live in the United States, with the largest population in California. Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world and has at least 24 million followers worldwide. The turbaned man may become a more common sight in North Texas as Sikhs relocate from California in search of better job and housing prospects.
At the Richardson gurdwara alone, about families have arrived from California in the past several years, said Inderpal Singh, who represents the gurdwara for the World Sikh Council-American Region. Sikhism, whose origins date only to the 15th century, draws on aspects of Hinduism and Islam but is a separate religion. Guru Nanak, the first of ten Gurus, or holy teachers, pushed the faith's principles of egalitarianism, community service and moral purity.
Along with the turban, the religion has five other tangible symbols of faith: The most distinguishable article of faith — the turban — ends up conjuring notions of Islamic fundamentalism for many Americans, who have difficulty distinguishing the range of cultures from Egypt to India, said Robert Hunt, the director of Global Theological Education at SMU. Too many bad memories," he said glancing at seated students having their heads wrapped. It wasn't the Iraqis who wore the turbans but third-party nationals who worked on the base, he said. Still, the turbans rekindle thoughts he is trying to forget.
Ali Crocker had the opposite response. The year-old political science major from Mansfield sported a vivid, mauve turban as she admitted she'd only heard of Sikhism in passing and viewed it as a sect of Islam. Then she too walked away, passing them out as she went. Become a SikhNet Sponsor.
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