World Sikh Organization condemns “racist poster” | University of Alberta

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A dozen racist, anti-immigration posters, targeting men in turbans which appeared on the campus of University of Alberta, Canada, have been taken down by the campus security, following a clash with the World Sikh Organization.

The posters feature a link to the website ImmigrationWatchCanada.org.  Similar posters from the group Immigration Watch Canada previously appeared at York University in Toronto and in Brampton, Ontario in 2014.

WSO Vice-President for Alberta Tejinder Singh Sidhu said, “We are in communication with the University of Alberta and we have been told that there is an ongoing investigation into the posters and they are being removed wherever they are found.  These racist posters don’t reflect the inclusiveness Canada is renown for and we know that the University of Alberta and the larger Edmonton community stand in solidarity with Sikh Canadians in saying that this type of messaging is not welcome.”

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WSO President Mukhbir Singh said, “Similar posters appeared two years ago in Ontario and are a pathetic attempt at drawing the spotlight to deplorable views that have been rejected in Canada. Despite the claims on this poster, Sikhs are an integral part of the Canadian fabric and we are proud that many turbaned Sikhs serve Canada in the federal cabinet, armed forces and many other capacities.”