CNN: Sikhs “Unfairly” Mistaken For Muslims

Cable news networks covering the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin emphasized to their viewers that Sikhs are not Muslims, a confusion CNN described as unfair. Sometimes-violent anti-Muslim sentiment is pretty much taken for granted at this point.

1. CNN:Sikh’s “unfairly” mistaken for Muslims and targeted.

@BuzzFeedAndrew not what I was saying at all. Relating what experts have said why Sikhs have been targeted in the past.— Eric Marrapodi

3. Fox News:Sikh’s are often “mistaken” for Muslims.

4. UPDATE: Another Fox hosts asks whether there have been “anti-Semitic” attacks on the temple in the past.

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