Confused Islamophobes Target American Sikhs: The Daily Show

Confused Islamophobes Target American Sikhs: The Daily Show

I have… I have
some big news for you, America. Muslims are everywhere. But the one place
you won’t find Muslims is in the image behind me. Hasan Minhaj has more. MINHAJ:
In case you haven’t noticed,it’s still a big problem
in America.
Islam… hates us. We better wake up
and smell the falafel.Now, as a Muslim living
in the United States,
I’ve learned
how to deal with it.
I just act super white,
like a brown Ryan Seacrest.
But what about those people
who look Muslim but aren’t?
Like Sikh American
Waris Ahluwalia.
He says he was prevented
boarding his flight
because of his turban.He refused to remove this
cherished symbol of his faith–
a turban, which, as a Sikh,
he wears everywhere.
But for some reason,
it makes people uncomfortable.
Almost every time
I fly back to the U.S., I get a secondary screening. And it’s not just a problem
at an airport. It’s not just a problem,
for-for me, on the streets. And I’m always wondering:
why-why do I get… profiled? I think it’s the whole… Yeah, people assume
that Sikhs are Muslims, and that’s primarily an issue
because Sikhs are an in… independent religion. -I know that. And I’m sure…
-Yeah. You know what? Americans
probably know that, too. Don’t-don’t sell them short. They know a lot more
than you think. -What is a what?
-A Sikh? A Sikh? -What is a what?
-A Sikh. I have no idea, sir. I’m gonna make this easy.
Here we go. Which one of these is a Sikh? A Sikh? Yes, a Sikh. -That one right there.
-Jesus Christ. I am showing you a photograph
of a bird, binoculars, a child playing hide-and-go-seek and a man
in a turban and a beard. Maybe it’s the kids
playing hide-and-seek. I’m gonna go with bird, sir.Waris was right–
they don’t know (bleep).
Okay, America. Sikhs
are a stand-alone religion
that started here. There are
30 million of them worldwide.
Almost a quarter million
in America,
and men wear turbans as a sign
of commitment to their faith.
But is Waris alone in his
struggles against bigotry?
I’ve been called ISIS
a lot recently. Americans who see Sikhs
automatically think you’re a terrorist. The turban is what, you know,
makes us the target. MINHAJ:Exactly. So just
take it off, problem solved.
The turban is part of my
religion, it’s part of my faith. It represents who I am,
what I believe in. The values
that I hold dear and true. And those values are Sikh.
Those values are American. That’s all great, but I’m just
gonna be honest with you– here’s all Americans
care about other religions: number one, do you drink beer?
Number two, do you eat pork? Number three, will you
blow (bleep) up? That’s it. I eat pork. I love bacon. MINHAJ:
Oh, (bleep), that’s great.
See, now we’re making progress.But can we make him even less
threatening to white people?
Americans love
the silver screen. Maybe go to Hollywood,
get in some movies. I am in movies. No, I mean movies
that white people watch. I’m in Wes Anderson movies. Holy (bleep).
Okay, those are white movies.Really white movies.
He’s standing next to friggin’
Jason Schwartzman, and yethe’s still an outsider
in his own country.
I’m an artist.
I’m-I’m making movies, I’m-I’m designing.
I’m trying to live my life. I do things
just like you, right? And just like everybody else. I got it.
“Sikhs– they’re just like us.”We pay five bucks for magazines
that show us celebrities
doing chores,
so what if we showed
how Sikhs are also
just like us.
They get Starbucks!They pump their own gas.They rock scarves
while crossing the street.
Some even eat pork.-Really? You eat pork?
-Yeah. -No (bleep)?
-No (bleep). MINHAJ:
Or there’s an even easier way.
Why don’t you just go,
“Hey, I’m not Muslim”? It’s just not an option for us
to throw another community under the bus, even if it means
things are harder for us. We believe
it’s the right thing to do. Like, we need to be
better than that as Americans and that’s what our Sikh values
teach as well. MINHAJ:
Come on. I’m Muslim,
but believe me, I work
really hard at blending in.
A third of my salary goes
to New Balance and Patagonia.
Come on, I mean,
even Barack Obama was like,
“Hey, I’m not a Muslim.” Look, I can’t hide it. If I were you I would throw me
under the bus so fast. That’s not the way I was raised. That’s why I wear this turban–
as a reminder to myself to treat humanity
with care and kindness. So that’s… So, I’m-I’m
not here to point fingers. Exactly. See? It’s not
about finger-pointing. It’s more of a
“Hey, psst, look over there.” It’s not a finger thing,
it’s more of a head thing. Hasan, you need
to lead with love. I like that.
Now, how do we scare people into believing that?I had to show him how easy
life on the road could be
with a little role play.-You’re the TSA agent, I’m you.
-Right. Hello, sir.
May I see your boarding pass? Certainly, I am so glad
you’re here to protect us from Muslims because I am not
Muslim. See how easy that was? I am on the plane before you can
say, “Hey, stop that brown guy”. I got my carry-on up top.
We are taking off. When you do this,
you’re part of the problem. But I’m also on the plane. You’re also then
only thinking about yourself. And that’s the American way.So, remember, Sikhs,
you’re living in America.
And if you really
want to fit in,

100 thoughts on “Confused Islamophobes Target American Sikhs: The Daily Show”

    The Prophet (saw) said, "Whoever notices something which he dislikes done by his ruler, then he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the company of the Muslims even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-Islamic period of
    Ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (Fath-ul-Bad page 1 1 2,
    Vo1. 16)

    : Sahih al-Bukhari 7054
    In-book reference
    : Book 92. Hadith 7
    USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vo1. 9, Book 88, Hadith 1 77
    (deprecated numbering scheme)

  2. See I love how he just mentions Wes Anderson. And the interviewer said HOLY SHIT. I’m so done and I love how he’s going along with it

  3. Islamic majority countries hate the usa because yall cant stop fucking bombing them and killin them for no fucking reason

  4. We threw Irish, Dutch, then Japanese, black Chinese now Islam, Mexican then Sikh… what’s next? Equal opportunity of hate? Lol

  5. Just get rid of religions, believe in whatever power you want, just don't create some shitty ass belief and state that this was written by god.

  6. These people needs respect because they most trusted religion of the world who can give his life for humanity. I have seen them

  7. "The turban reminds me to care for and respect all people"
    Sikh Soldier with camouflage turban

    I mean……Cammaaaaaannnnn! You got to have a LITTLE hate in your heart!

  8. Americans (especially a lot of the typical white ones) think they are the only thing that matters on the planet and nothing else outside of whatever joke of a culture they have exists. I get it, stupidity runs everywhere. But the world is bigger than the US or as i like to call them, Europan Immigrants to the western lands. Yeah!!!

  9. Sikhs have been used as a tool by indian government & killed by them. In West, they are killed for having a muslim like beard. it makes no difference between Western whites and Eastern browns… bad people exist everywhere

  10. 9/11 was a inside job and they never went to the moon. Islam DONT hate USA. Islam is against EVIL…….. love and peace from Germany

  11. please know that terrorists are just psychos who think applying the whole Quran on innocent people is their saviour. I'm a Muslim and apologise for all terror victims it doesn't represent my religion it represents their desire to murder and hide behind the holy book
    just like your white mass shooters who murder innocents and explain their sick mindset with nationalism.

  12. They're still screening and chastizing Jesus every day even after they had murdered him two thousand years ago, Do they ever Stop???

  13. Whites are the only people on this Earth that have to watch what they say and how they act and it's getting stupid. There is no group of people that has existed on this earth that doesn't have blood on their hands. I'm a man of color an African, wake up before your all dead.

  14. Ask Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh-American gas station owner in Mesa, AZ who was murdered on September 15, 2001. He was killed in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks by Frank Roque at his gas station.

  15. Why you guys are propagating against America ? Ask bunch of people and declare judgement on 27 million huh usa is still better than many countries dont spread fake agenda islamic law will not work here

  16. Christianity and Jesus Christ was INVENTED in the Roman Empire! Christianity started as a political propaganda..then became a religion to commit crimes against colored women!

  17. FFS…The Sikhs were in the U.S as far back as the 19th century to the best of my knowledge. Nothing can be more American than this…

  18. At least turban. Or redesign turban to look different. Or wear a wrist band ," I am not muslim". Change with time and geography. I respect sikhs. And if given option I would choose it. It's the best of all dharmic traditions.

  19. My religion requires me to carry a gun all the time. Why can't airport security understand that?? /S

    Religion is a choice people

  20. It's funny how people of USA dont respect jesus & are inclined towards islamic love knowing that it's the relegion completely based on intolerance & hate.

    A relegion of terror which do force conversions + sucide bombing + producing terrorist so they can go to heaven & fuck 73 virgins !

    Like wtf is this relegion ?

  21. Search 'top ten quran verses for understanding isis acts17apologetics'. Also search 'wear the hijab so you're not molested apostate prophet'.

  22. Muslim is probably the worse religion ever. Sorry😑 They talk about values and morals, yet they are the most violent religion ever.

  23. It's not important if he is a sikh or a muslim. Americans are judging people just by their looks and that's wrong. That's what should be focused more.

  24. It's funny how ppl hv forgotten that Christianity also started from Middle East , as Jesus ws born in Bethlehem, n we read in bible more about Jerusalem ,Israel and middle eastern countries than the western countries.

  25. Sikhism has not started only from indian punjab even pakistani punjabis were sikhs but after 1947 they were killed or forcefully converted to muslims by pakistanis.

  26. Living in India..where most of the sikh population is concentrated…Not stereotyping but they are the most charitable,calm, peaceful and forgiving communities in our country where communal intolerance is on the rise

  27. White people think they are well educated but actually they are not because they see and follow media more then their religion …😱 o m g ….🤢

  28. I think it will be cool to make an app that can show how a sikh will look without turban and beard. 🙂
    I am sure many sikh men will secretly download it to indulge in it from time to time….hehe!

  29. I do not believe that that should happen to that guy. You should get profiled like that. Just like I don't believe people wearing Maga hat should be considered racist. It's dead believe had a couple bad apples have ruin the bunch and it's disgraceful

  30. "Islam hates us" what a stupid, moronic and ignorant statement, statements like that are proof the orange motherfucker is not fit be president, I'm agnostic trumpturds, so fuck off sister fucking inbreds.

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