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Comedy Central the Joke's on You - India’s Prime Minister ManMohan Singh is a Monotheistic Sikh

By April 19, 2009

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The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, aired an episode on April 9, 2009 titled "Faith the Nation" which featured a comedy roast of President Obama pandering to the faith of different nations and belief systems. The co-host Aasif Mandvi made a remark that Obama had stayed within the monotheistic family until he ventured into Hinduism. The show then featured a clip portraying India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, shaking the hand of an eight armed President Obama. (4:50-5:12/06:41) The Daily Show is obviously ignorant of the fact that ManMohan Singh is a Sikh, not a Hindu, and that Sikhism is in fact entirely a monotheistic religion which believes in only One God - Ik Onkar. Comedy Central wise up, with your wise cracks, the joke's on you this time.

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April 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm
(1) Sukhmandir Singh says:

Showing the Sikh Prime Minister as a polytheist Hindu is spreading a very common mistake that is damaging to Sikh values. It would be similar to portraying a Jew as a Islamic suicide bomber, because they are both decedents of Abraham.

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