Muslims accused of playing victim card over Sikh shooting

by Matt Lacy –


An expert on Islamic Jihad says the recent attempts by Muslim groups to portray the tragic murders at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin as an anti-Muslim attack is hypocritical considering the long history of Muslim persecution against the group.


Following the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding case in American history issued a statement in an e-mail about the shooting.


The statement simply said they “stand with their Sikh brothers and sisters.”


The e-mail then went on to suggest that the attack may have been intended to be an attack on Muslims.


Sikh men who wear beards and turbans as part of their faith are often targeted by bigots who mistake them for Muslims.” It then went on to call on mosques to review security procedures.


A similar sentiment was issued by Harris Zafar, a spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who tweeted “crimes against Sikhs since 9/11 driven by hatred for Muslims.”


Sikhs are neither Muslim or Hindu and they have been the target of Muslim persecution throughout the world. At a protest against the Ground Zero Mosque, Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman and CEO of Namdhari Sikh Foundation and a Sikh priest appeared at the Freedom Rally at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2011 last year along with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, founders of Stop Islamization of America.



Spencer said it was part of the template for Muslims to claim the victim card even when the victims were those other than Muslims.


“CAIR was quick to suggest that this attack on the Sikhs was an anti-Muslim attack. In actuality Muslims have actually persecuted Sikhs around the world,” Spencer said.


He also took issue with Zafar’s tweet that the horrific attack was an attack on Muslims.


“He repeats the now-familiar claim that the Sikhs who were murdered a few days ago were actually mistaken for Muslims — a claim that has been substantiated by no evidence whatsoever, and is a spectacularly distasteful display of exploitation of the dead.”


Spencer notes the irony of Zafar’s linking to an article in the Huffington Post that includes an attack by a Muslim against a Sikh student in a list of hate crimes against the group.


May 24, 2007 — Queens, N.Y.: A 15-year-old student has his hair forcibly cut by an older student at his high school. The scissor-wielding 17-year-old showed the Sikh a ring inscribed with Arabic, saying, “This ring is Allah. If you don’t let me cut your hair, I will punch you with this ring.” Afterward, he cuts the younger boy’s hair. A main pillar of the Sikh faith compels followers to keep their hair uncut.


Spencer notes that the list of attacks on Sikhs left out a stabbing attack in Connecticut by a Muslim.


Abdulrahim Sulaiman reportedly attacked a Jew and a Sikh at a gas station in Mansfield.


Sulaiman attacked Jacob Brodetsky, a delivery driver while he was filling the station’s gas tanks, stabbing him in the neck, shoulder and back. He also attacked Amarbir Singh, the station’s attendant when he tried to assist Brodetsky.

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7 Responses to Muslims accused of playing victim card over Sikh shooting

  1. sikh guy says:

    As a sikh from WI, I blame people like Pam Geller, Robert Spencer and sock puppets like you for this tragedy. How dare you use the Massacre in Oak Ridge for your own perverted personal gain. The reason we were attacked is because the attacker mistook us for muslims. Also, dont bring up violence during partition, my father and grandfather were there – both sides were to blame! And both sides had saints the protected each other. Do some research next time!

  2. Sandeep says:

    Spencer is a quack.

  3. Michael says:

    It’s nice of SIOA to have a fringe speaker at their event. They have no credibility and Bhupinder Singh Bhurji has little following here in North America by Sikhs. Their recent rally in Stockholm gathered as few as 100 people. There is a difference between spreading truth and falsehood and both Spencer and Geller are pros at this-with little qualification in the academic realm. It’s funny how everything is always twisted around for their convenience and they always try to spread wickedness. Until ignoramus’ and far right wing hate groups like SIOA stop their nonsense we can never have a peaceful nation. The issue here in Wisconsin is a white skinhead who hated anyone NOT white. Sikh, Hindu, Muslim etc-this was an attack on religious freedom here in America. Sikhs and Muslims get along in India and other parts of the world where they have migrated to and we don’t need Spencer, Geller and SIOA to incite hate and division between us the same way the British did. It’s just as bad as saying Christians don’t get along with Jews because they killed Jesus-totally baseless.

  4. MrSpock says:

    Yes you are right, let’s make sure we respect Islam by never ever criticzing it in any way shape of form.

    We were wrong to go after bin Laden because how dare we condemn him for practicing his faith. When Maj. Hassan shouted Allahu Akbar while killing soldiers, he was practicing his religion so why are we criticizing him and persecuting him by charging him with a crime.

    the judge in Oklahoma was apparently right when he ruled it was acceptable for a Muslim to attack an atheist for dressing as a zombie Muhammad, after all he was practicing his faith and we are never to criticize how he does so.

    The same is true for honor killings, anyone that would dare to say that such things are wrong is an Islamophobe.

    We are free to condemn a dirty coward who beats his wife providing he is not a Muslim. To use such language on a Muslim is Islamophobic.

    Muslims killing Chrisians in Nigeria, there should never be any news stories on this that imply the bombings are wrong because how dare the media criticize Islam.

  5. Muslim Guy says:

    It is amazing when it comes to Islam, all the Muslims are put into one lump sum as if they all represent Islam as a whole. Muslims just like Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhist and others have split into factions and sects. This is a natural course of events in human history that when a prophet comes with an original message then the recipients of his message take it for their own interpretation and change it.

    Now it is easy to take instances out where bad people (all inclusive) commit bad acts (all inclusive) that cause damage to society as a whole and make them the paradigm of their religious doctrine.

    The religious doctrine have nothing to do with their evil designs because they made these decisions themselves. There is no manifesto out there for any of the major world religions that “explicitly” tells its followers to strategically kill “innocent” people. Religion is designed to honor duties to mankind and God. Nowhere does it say to honor the duties of the selfish desires of Mullahs,priests, monks, etc. There are rotten apples in every bunch.

    Charles Manson is a perfect example of a person who took his foundation beliefs (Christianity) and twisted them so badly for his own personal agenda that he committed heinous acts of murder.

    Atheists are not free from this ordeal either. Stalin was an atheist but he let 60 million of his country men and women die with out any compassion for them.

    The person who committed the massacre at the Sikh temple was a white extremist who did not represent Christianity in any way. He may have not said “Allah Hu Akbar” but he claimed to be fighting a “holy war” – aka jihad. Mind you, just like Maj. Nidal, he was also in the field of Psychology but not as a science but as a matter of warfare. The US Army’s luckiness here was that they recognized his unusual behavior before it turned into another Maj. Nidal event and kicked him out.

    Timothy McVeigh, another military veteran, served in the Gulf war, blew up a federal building, killing hundreds of innocent civilians. His ideology was borne out of twisted religious and anarchist doctrine.

    David Quarish, claimed to be Jesus incarnate caused the death of his followers through a standoff with federal authorities. A complete neglect for the safety of this followers (Regardless whether the government through the fire bomb or not), other civilians and the US government.

    If we want to jump across the pond, we can meet Mr. Brevik, a former member of the Knights Templar, a current day crusaders movement, who killed close to 100 kids in an unbelievable brutal massacre in Norway. He is against muti-culturalism and his method to deal with this kind of problem was to eradicate innocent school going kids.

    There are more but all of these are just single instances and they do not represent Christianity or any other religious views. They only represent the views of the individuals who committed them.

    Yes, there are bad Muslims out there Osama Bin Laden, Maj. Nidal and other radicals. The list can go on as well but the point is made.

    Freedom religion was made so that no one person can encroach upon another person’s faith by force or otherwise. This is what everyone should entail to and not their personal desires.

  6. Disgusted says:

    Muslims moved into Texas town, bought land to build school, temple etc. and want pig farmer next to them who has been there forever to get rid of pigs. Farmer now has pig races every Friday night.
    Have these people been in hiding or something? Seems like we’ve got so many living in all states now, where did they come from? How did they get here? Why would they want to be here in a country they despise? It doesn’t make sense unless they have other motive. IMO.

  7. shaan says:

    This is just a propaganda so both sikhs and muslims fight each other, another bullying technique used by US press. We live in peace and harmony since the war and I have some of my best friends who are sikhs. They are very nice people and very jolly and may Allah protect both sides and make them come together for each other. Ameen

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