Throughout human history there is there was an element of untouchability that we applied to our fellow human beings, the belief that certain people were beneath others the fact their mere touch would be polluting. Such a system existed in India through caste, in japan as Burakumin, and often was culturally socially and religiously enforced. While this system was wrong, that is not to say untouchables do not exist. The true untouchable is not born as such, nor made to be. The true untouchable pollutes not with his body but with his mind his surroundings, he who chooses to divide our beautiful humanity, defiles the ideologies of unity to ones of division. The true untouchable is a product of choice, for he who is the one who chooses to hate.
I am honestly frustrated with the internet, truly I am. Sure people aren’t as ignorant as before because nowadays they can tell the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim, the saying oh leave them alone they are Sikhs not Muslims. Sure it is nice to get recognition, but what I can’t stand the subtext of the message, in that it is ok to harass Muslims. I also don’t like the Sikhs that campaign that seek to differentiate between the two. We as a faith have been told to stand against tyranny and suffered it many times throughout history, to differentiate between the two is to be complicit with tyranny by seeking favour with those perpetrate it. To be party with those that seek to subject others what we have ourselves suffered, we would not be worthy of calling ourselves Sikhs, for we have not learned anything. Such a policy only seeks to create a humanity divided and ruled, rather than united and lead. We should work together not let them recognize what is a Sikh and what is Muslim, rather teach them to recognize the basic human being that resides within both, differing only in the manner in with which they address what they regard as almighty. That to assault one human is to assault humanity itself.