A group of Muslims and Sikhs from predominantly South Asian nations jumped aboard the Donald Trump political bandwagon and held a rally to press their fellow believers to understand the front-runner in the Republican Party primary is not against them.
The rally was held under the banners of “Sikh Americans for Trump” and “Muslim Americans for Trump,” International Business Times reported.
And even organizers said Trump’s views on Muslims have been “twisted” and “taken out of context” by many in the mainstream media.
“[Trump] is not at all against the Sikhs or the Muslim community,” said Jasdip Singh, who helped organize the group, “Sikh Americans for Trump,” in Maryland, the news outlet reported. “What he says is given spin. The mainstream media gives a spin. Because they are scared of him. He is not the status quo. He is not taking anybody’s money.”
Singh also serves as chairman of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on South Asian Affairs, the Gateway Pundit said.
“When he talks about Muslims, he does not talk about all Muslims or American Muslims,” Singh said, International Business Times reported. “He spoke in the context of the refugee crisis that was happening in Syria. We [Sikhs] agree with him. Muslim [Americans] agree with him that we should not bring people into this country before we can vet them. And this was a temporary measure proposed by him.”
He was referring to Trump’s previous campaign vow to keep all Muslims from entering America until border security and intelligence officials had time to analyze the threat from refugees from Syria and other spots overseas.
The Trump campaign was quick to note the event with a tweet: “Trump appeal has no boundaries. Sikhs & Muslims #Washington DC organize press conference in support of #Trump.”