Mistaken For Muslims? Fans With Turban's Stopped By NFL Guard

  • by: Alan Duke

An NFL security guard and at least a few San Diego Charger fans must not realize that Sikh men from Indian are not Muslim. Several men were blocked from entering the San Diego-Denver NFL game last Sunday and ordered them to take off their Sikh turbans which matched the Denver Bronco's orange, the men told San Diego's ABC-TV affiliate.

Police also checked the men's car with bomb-detecting dogs after Charger fans reported the group was putting a suspicious package in the trunk. While the security sensitivity may be the result of the recent terror attack blamed on a Muslim couple in Santa Bernardino, California, Sikhs are not Islamic.

In an unrelated incident, a southern California man admitted to police that he spray-painted expletives and the word "ISIS" at a Sikh temple in Buena Park, California, because he mistook the religion for Islam.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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