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Summary of Question:Turban Looks And Problems
Date Posted:Friday, 3/11/2005 11:02 PM MST


I would like to reply to the below question since i have not find any replies.
I am also from the western world(Germany).

I agree with the below problems faced by the turbaned sikh youths.I am sikh by birth and respect my religion, but at the same time i want to excel in this competetive world, where looks play an important role.

Why in the first place we follow 300 years old tradition, at that time the rules set may have significance but in this world, i personnally feel that they are not.
we should be identified by our individual virtue not by our religion.

I am clean shaven sikh and move along with Germans without any problem.
I am sikh from my heart, if somebody identifies me as sikh or not, i don't care.

As long as i pray to god and get his mercy, i am happy.

Sat Sri Akal

Summary of Question: Hard Being Sikh With Form.
Category: Turban
Date Posted: Monday, 2/21/2005 4:03 PM MST

Hi, this question is for turbanned young men (age group 22-30). I am wondering how turbanned men go about living their daily lives in America, particularly in areas where there isn't much diversity of people. For instance, how do you overcome people always staring and making fun of you because of the turban. If your married, how do you keep your head high when people say negative things, make Osama bin laden jokes, treat you bad and make fun at restaurants, stare excessively when you walk by, etc. I am curious how everyone handles this, since day to situation its hard being different and wearing a turban these days and having to deal with college kids snickering all the time, people staring etc. It's like people won't even let you enjoy a meal at any restaurant, you can't live really sometimes it seems, its hard. I hate how everyone embarrasses the turbanned man infront of their wives and kids. How to deal with this? Please respond. Thanks.


Would anyone like to tell their experiences?

Gur Fateh,


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