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  1. Profile photo of orange_panty
    orange_panty Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Link: Sikhs Guard Their Temple During London Riots - I think these sikhs are gonna be OK.
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    flyducks Male 13-17
    231 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Good get the hoodies
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:24 am
    There are more important buildings to defend than a temple.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Dont blame them one bit. Theyre being victimised purely because they had dark skin. It`s pathetic.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:26 am
    That one guy could choke people with his iPod earbud cable. Wonder if he`s listening to "Tunak Tunak Tun"...
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:26 am
    To arms!
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:29 am
    I always thought they`d make good treasure hunters. You know the old saying `Sikh and you shall find`.

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    I-See-U Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:33 am
    OH! Sh*t! Turbans and swords, a westerners worst nightmare..... RUN!!
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:34 am
    where did they park all there taxis?
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    Mizzez2Fresh Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:39 am
    My god.... its dont mess with the zohan all over again.
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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
    What is there to raid in a Sikh temple anyway?
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:43 am
    I know they are supposed to look fierce with their swords and all... but for some reason I think they look huggably adorable. Look how cute the bearded old guy is in the yellow turban!
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Over the threat of possibly losing a material possession in this case a building, they resort to possible physical violence and maybe even murder.

    These Sikhs deserve to die.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:46 am
    dood... all these taxi drivers... not one gun... useless
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My saber kicks their saber`s ass.


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    SpaceRanger Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
    is that an axe?
  17. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:49 am
    What? Looks to me like they are defending England from looters and vandals, the real terrorists.
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    QH_girl Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:58 am
    I love the ones off on the left that look bored and/or unsure about what they should be doing. Like the guy on his ipod. We think he`s shouting with the rest, but really, he`s just singing to his music.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:01 am
    "These Sikhs deserve to die."


    you really think that? wow... what a moron.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Over the threat of possibly losing a material possession in this case a building, they resort to possible physical violence and maybe even murder.

    These Sikhs deserve to die.
    It is deplorable to see people willing to kill others for any reason. Add to that the fact that these people are defending a temple and are likely not right in the head... and I agree with the first part. It`s disgusting.

    But no one deserves to die. Not even if they are zealots who are suggesting violence. Not until they actually attack anyone. THEN bring the noise.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Klamz-"Over the threat of possibly losing a material possession"

    I realize that the concept of `personal possession` is becoming more and more foreign in this country (along with concept of `personal responsibility`) but it IS their possession, and they can choose to defend it or not.

    What if we said, “Over the threat of Klamz being drawn, quartered and killled, they resort to possible physical violence and maybe even murder.”

    I’m sure you’d be appalled if someone were to think so little of your life that they would not defend you.

    And I can guarantee that those Sikhs think more of their temple than they do of your life.

    It`s theirs, they have every right to defend it.

    The looters have no right to destroy it, and they have no right to complain when they get the sheite beat out of them when they try. (I can see it now, `We were just being civilly dissobediant, and they beat us up. ARREST THEM!!!...
  22. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:13 am
    If only they all had axes.
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:14 am
    @Klamz: Over the threat of the destruction of a place they consider sacred, they resort to congregating peacefully on the steps, with perhaps eight in fifty holding something that could be used as a weapon. Seeing as how they`re standing still on the steps instead of going after the crowds, I`m going to guess that the weapons are likely more symbolic that they will fight if needed. The sticks that most of the eight are holding are no more dangerous than a cop`s nightstick, so if you don`t consider your local uniformed officer constantly willing to resort to murder, you shouldn`t make that mental leap here, either.

    Also, the guy in the front with the two light shirts and the dark pants? Something looks wrong about his sword. I`ve never seen a blade curve so much if it`s that thin. I`m not sure it`s real.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Over the threat of possibly losing a material possession in this case a building, they resort to possible physical violence and maybe even murder.

    These Sikhs deserve to die.

    --------

    Oh look. SOmeone trying to act tough on the internet. Take care racist guy.
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    Blatto Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:24 am
    @ShadowVamp

    Those swords are curved so much because it makes them more effective for slicing attacks and more effective at cutting through certain types of armor. The curve also makes them better for mounted combat than a straight edged weapon.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Jees guys, what is wrong with you all?? People are going round looting, beating people up and setting as much as they can on fire. These Sikhs are defending a building that is important to them, yesterday 3 people were killed defending their petrol station.

    Also, a sword is a symbolic item in the Sikh faith meaning a to defend the faith.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:32 am
    that`s the way to do it. now only if they all had weapons and were enthused...


    because one guy has an ipod with earphones pretending to give a crap
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:55 am
    lol invisible swords for some...no most of them
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Guy all the way to the left is a nazi
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:57 am
    It`s sickening- The Riot police are having to protect the CHILDREN`S Hospital. These hooligans have no moral compass. If they wouldn`t hesitate to attack a building full of ill babies, why would they stop at something with significant religious meaning? Good for them, for protecting their own. I have no sympathy for any rioters that are injured trying to attack their building.
  31. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:03 am
    The swords are real. Part of the Sikh religion is that men must always carry steel, because they are the Warrior class. Usually, in modern times, that just means they always wear a little bracelet (if you see a guy in a turban, look for the bracelet and you know he is Sikh) but for fancy ceremonies like weddings they will bring out the swords. Every Sikh man has a sword, although they are ceremonial nowadays. The sword is called a Kirpan.
  32. Profile photo of NitrAce
    NitrAce Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:04 am
    To the people suggesting bs like they deserve to die and what not, get your head out of your ass. I`m a Sikh and while I may not agree with everything my religion asks me to do, I do agree with the notion in our holy scriptures that we must only draw weapons to PROTECT never to harm. These guys are not going to kill anyone, nor harm without cause. They are most likely using it as a symbol to show that they`re willing to fight to protect. Even if they have to use them I can say with a certain degree of surety none of them will kill anyone. So shut up with your racist comments because you`re nothing without other races. If you don`t believe me check where your laptop was made, consider where your car was made and look at where your clothes are made. If you really are against other races then I suggest you start living on your own and making your own resources. Never mind the fact that "race" is a stupid concept, we`re all humans to begin with.
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    ChrisKelly55 Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:08 am
    i like the one guy armed with an ipod
  34. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Sikhs have had to defend themselves from muslims for hundreds of years, they are quite good at it too I hear.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:21 am
    All they have to do is stand there and their presence will be enough to put the rioters off, incase you haven`t noticed, the vast majority of them are cowards afraid of any real confrontation. They have no intentions in using violence unless its absolutely necessary. This is the kind of action the people who are criticisng them would be praising them for if they were defending their homes rather than their place of worship.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:22 am
    @NitrAce



    Very well said Sir.
  37. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Oh, so it`s not `hug a hoodie` week?
  38. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:40 am
    @NitrAce, You tell `em!
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    People willing to pick up arms and defend their property, stand for something and put themselves in harms way if necessary. And other people that want to tear up their own country...
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Paddy215 nailed it!
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    @NitrAce:
  42. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    @NitrAce

    Amen reverend!
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    rpmeaney Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Good. Shop owners should have done the exact same thing. Almost like the Koreans did during the LA riots.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Luckily, the looters are targeting electronics, jewellery and high-end fashion shops, and not temples.
  45. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Hey wasn`t that guy in front in Temple of Doom?
  46. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Run at them with a bacon sandwich. They`ll soon disperse.
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    dreddloxx Male 70 & Over
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    August 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    IRockYeah...You don`t really `Rock` at all...They are SIKH`S,not Muslims...They would probably snatch the bacon sandwich out of your hand,devour it,then THANK you for it...It`s the `Halal` thing that they have a problem with...Google it...
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    The swords are real. Part of the Sikh religion is that men must always carry steel, because they are the Warrior class. Usually, in modern times, that just means they always wear a little bracelet (if you see a guy in a turban, look for the bracelet and you know he is Sikh) but for fancy ceremonies like weddings they will bring out the swords. Every Sikh man has a sword, although they are ceremonial nowadays. The sword is called a Kirpan.

    The size of the blade on a kirpan isn`t specified - a dagger is more usual because it`s more practical to carry around.

    At least in the UK, it`s an actual bladed weapon and not a symbolic bracelet. The bracelet is another of the five things Sikhs carry/do, not a symbolic kirpan. The kirpan is an actual weapon.

    The only thing that annoys me about it is that no-one else is allowed to carry a bladed weapon in the UK. I dislike religion being considered above the law.
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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Granted I don`t think anyone will go after their temple, I still say good for them. You don`t know what kind of crazy person or people might try to enter a house of worship just to break things and be stupid.
  50. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    Oh look. SOmeone trying to act tough on the internet. Take care racist guy.

    Do you realise that baseless accusations of racism just make you look bad? You`re admitting that (i) you have no counter-argument and (ii) you`re low enough to play the race card because you know it`s an effective weapon and you`ve no moral objection to it.
  51. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    August 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    good for them, protecting their property. i would hope that if the same situation happened in my town that my friends and customers would help me protect my business.
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    Jade_Phoenix Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    Sooo...I`m assuming the guy on the left with the iPod is going to play Justin Bieber songs at full blast into rioters ears until their heads all `asplode? H`okay. Carry on.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Good for them. Though I`d use a 9mm. Oh wait, no guns for the populace in England, if I remember correctly.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    if someone get too close they all explode
  55. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    "if someone get too close they all explode"

    sikh are not muslim, you drattard, just because someone isnt white does not mean they are against the western culture. It is people like you that is the reason we will lose this war, you intolerant drat
  56. Profile photo of Midarc
    Midarc Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    For all the bad the riots have brought, there are people who`ve shown their best throughout it too.
    These folk are a good example.

    They may have gathered at their place of worship, but I`ve no doubt they`ll carry that attitude home with them and to their places of work, communites etc.

    Sure, so far it`s just a symbolic gesture.
    In honesty, I hope that`s all it ever has to be.
    It still has worth though.
    Actions like this not only galvanise the community in question, they can strengthen the wills of others by showing a stand can be taken and weaken the resolve of rioters when they realise people will be ready to defend themselves and others.

    Of course, knowing the typical response of UK law, there`ll already have been an officer warning against vigilante action, but that`s an outrage for another day.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    I doubt their temple is in much danger from protestors, unless they start stocking flat screen TVs, leather clothing, jewelry, computers, etc.
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    Pillmatic_ Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    wait, so everyone in this pic is sikh?







    ...i hope they feel better.

    =0)
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    MorfeuS Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Sooo..in front of that temple are stationed 50 cabs,right?!
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    So who`s manning the 7/11`s and Dunkin Donuts?

    I am glad to see some people have a backbone.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2011 at 1:06 am
    The guy in the checked shirt looks a bit embarrassed to be in their company.
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    Frankii Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 3:21 am
    @carmium The rioters smashed into an old woman`s house while she was asleep and told her to get out of her own house, I`m pretty sure they`d have raided a temple given the chance :/
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 3:48 am
    DAMN! That dude is wielding a motherf*ckin AXE! The Sikh are not to be f*cked with...
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    n0n Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 4:48 am
    concurrently, this image also illustrates the immigration calamity in Britain.
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    xlnc14 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 6:12 am
    @NitrAce
    +1
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    Jackoat135 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 6:13 am
    Do you get to pick your own color head wrap? Or are there rules?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2011 at 6:55 am

    their wardrobes are ghetto-sikh.

    oops, I mean `chic`
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    hvf26 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 6:58 am
    makes me proud to be indian even though im not punjabi
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    pip_pip666 Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 7:03 am
    Good for them.
  70. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Episode III: Revenge of the Sikth
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am
    Thats just the entrance to the Haveli Indian Buffet
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    EinfachKrank Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    Haha, I like the guy with the iPod. And the other one with the sword.
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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    If they would not be offended, I would stand there with them just to show solidarity.
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    number1man Male 13-17
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    August 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    is that gandalf in the yellow headwrap?
  75. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Oorah Sikhs!

    Gotta love people willing to fight for theirs.

    Keep it up.
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    VAJENGA Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    When I was in Disney world recently a family of Sikhs was on the Aladdin`s magic carpet ride, and I just got a real fit of the LULZ from it.
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    trelina Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2011 at 8:14 am
    vvvvv that had me laughing hard!!!
  78. Profile photo of icklevamp
    icklevamp Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Stop calling them London riots dammit!! I live a 3 hour drive from London and had riots, they covered the country, they were `English riots` if anything.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    k then
  80. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2011 at 6:47 am
    Makes you wonder what hidden treasures lie behind those walls...
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2011 at 8:16 am
    LOL at that dude with the iPod, bet he`s listening to drat Tha Police
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2011 at 7:17 am
    that`s the entrance to the spirit temple, but i thought gerudos only had one male at any given time

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