The World Sikh Organization is instituting legal action against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for presenting information claiming Sikhs were involved in terrorist activities. The WSO claims there are numerous factual errors in the CBC broadcast.
A constant problem confronting the media is lack of information about groups being discussed, particularly when the focus is upon terrorism. There is a tendency for the media to generalize and talk about “Sikhs” or “Muslims” on the assumption there is such an animal. We have forgotten that I, an individual, may be a member of an organization, but I still remain an individual with my own views.