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“Lose the traditions or stay in India.”

This was the response of one man on CKNW to the Wisconsin Sikh killings.

This is really irrelevant. Integration and assimilation happens gradually from one generation to the next. The majority of Sikhs do not even wear turbans or have beards but it is their right in this great country to do so if they wish. The state cannot start telling people how to dress and look.

Most Canadian Sikhs integrate well and are good Canadian citizens. Just like there are orthodox/baptized Jewish, Muslim, or Christian people, there are some Sikhs that wear turbans and have beards.

What good would it be if all Canadians looked and dressed the same and walked around looking like a bunch of clones of each other?

Diversity is an essential part of nature and a part of culture.

We have seen what the Nazis tried to do with their ideals. They killed the Jews, gypsies, the disabled, gays, and everyone else who did not fit in. The silent majority has to be constantly vigilant to ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of history.

Alex Sangha, Delta

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