Chicago, Illinois, USA, 28 January 2017. American newspaper USA Today published a report on ‘Islamic Terrorism’ showing picture of a Sikh man. While the news report is about President Donald Trump signing executive orders to keep ‘Islamic Terrorists’ out, USA Today has wrongfully used picture of an American Sikh to accompany the report.
Sikhs are easily distinguished due to their flowing beards and turbans, and have been targeted due to their identity after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, along with Muslims.
USA Today reported, “President Trump made good on one of his most controversial campaign promises Friday when he suspended the US refugee program, temporarily banned all immigrants from seven Muslim countries and ordered his administration to develop “extreme vetting” measures for immigrants from those countries.”
While the news story on its website shows picture of President Trump signing the executive order, the story was posted on Twitter accompanied by picture of an American Sikh.