Obama’s India dilemma – turban or no

I love this picture. . . whoever he is.

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple — a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion — is that men must cover their heads. Their head-covering has to include a knot because tying carries a spiritual significance.
President Obama may reportedly skip the visit to avoid covering his head and being confused as “a Muslim”! A recent poll found that 20 percent of Americans still believe that Obama, a Christian, is actually Muslim.

(My Note: I’m not going to link to this story because I don’t want a bunch of leftist trolls coming over here. You can find and read it at the Huffington Post, by Joe Esposito.  And I guess if you listen to NPR, you already know this story. I heard about it over the weekend from a friend who does listen to NPR.)

(CNSNews.com) – Reports that President Obama has decided not to visit a historic Sikh temple during his visit to India next month are sure to upset adherents of one of the world’s largest religions.

President Obama has been invited to visit the world’s biggest democracy by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh – who happens also to be India’s first Sikh prime minister.

Reports from India attribute the White House decision to call off a planned visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to concerns that the head covering Obama would be expected to wear at the shrine might revive suspicions in the U.S. that the president is a Muslim.

Ironically, the fact that Sikhs are at times mistaken for Muslims was one of the reasons Sikh leaders in the U.S. welcomed the news that Obama would visit the site.

Read more here. And do read this story, please.

When I was in London a couple years ago, I met a really nice Sikh man who owned a tourist shop. He was more than happy to explain his turban and its religious significance. These folks are nothing like muslims but are often mistaken for them, by Americans.

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5 responses to “Obama’s India dilemma – turban or no

  • Natalie

    OBAMA AVOIDS BIBLE VERSES !

    Here are some Bible verses that Pres. Obama avoids:
    Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): “It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!”
    Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under “a servant who becomes king.”
    And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: “let thy words be few…a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”
    Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he’s destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
    Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!

  • roxannadanna

    His trip is planned 2 or 3 days after the election and they are taking over the entire – ENTIRE – Taj Mahal Hotel or at least 570 rooms.
    Is this unbelievable or what???
    The Spain trip wasn’t bad enough for their image, so they are doing it again?
    I tell ya! this regime is totally tone deaf. . .

    • AFVET

      Roxy, my time line was a bit off, however, the desperation of the left is still existing.

      Taking over the hotel is consistent with what they expect the American People to put up with while our neighbors are being foreclosed upon due to circumstances that were out of their control.

      As far as the Obama’s attitude toward the American People,……….Let them eat cake !!

      • roxannadanna

        Yep you’re right. The timeline makes no difference because they really don’t get it, anyway. And what they do get is what you said – desperation because it’s about to be lost.

        It’s amazing how we are here trying to make paychecks (if we still have them) go as far as possible and they are renting entire friggin’ hotels! And people still keep supporting him and his party.
        It all makes me sick.

  • AFVET

    Timing is everything.
    Obama feels he needs to reinforce his base.
    This is not the time to go to India and respect their traditions.
    This next week is crucial for him.
    He is the self proclaimed messiah of the liberal party.
    If Obama went to India now, it would be like us leaving our house with the front and the back door wide open.
    He is not confident in his ‘achievements’.
    It should be obvious by now.

    Dance Barry, dance.

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