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  1. 2 points
    How are Muslims going to help us establish Khalistan? Siding with a group who wants you dead is stupidity. https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/violence.aspx
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    This is commendable work by all those involved. We need to get out of the mindset that we are Asians or Indians. We are Sikhs before we are anything else.
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    It just shows the Aboriginal Killers are still racist
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    What is so difficult to understand that the Christian school refused the boy to wear a turban and the family had to fight a legal battle to drum some sense in the school's authorities.
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    Following are some amazing words by a beautiful lady, none other than Marilyn Monroe. She is viewed as a dumb blonde, but from her words we can percieve that no matter how a person can be mentally and emotionally low at some times, still the best can come from that very person. I read her words, and they touched me, for there is much wisdom in them, and I thought of forwarding them to you, so that you too, or anyone at any time, could somehow benefit from them if the need arised. Being herself a woman, we can see from her words, how, gracefully and positively, she draws the picture of the role of a woman in the society, when many a times a woman is the biggest enemy of another woman. “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. “Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. “Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” by Marilyn Monroe
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    Kent Kirtan Society (UK) Proudly Presents UK Tour 2017 From 17th September Till 15th October Of Bhai Sarabjit Singh Rangila (Durg Wale) https://twitter.com/kentkirtansoc/status/907235632447094785 @InderjitS @Kira @jkvlondon @Singh559 @monatosingh @TejS
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    Sant Attar Singh of mastuana did also read taarnas...it's no big deal Please share with us all exactly what he has said wrong or conduct
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    No i was watching a bbc 2 documentary on it and saw a few youtube ones also recently. What did they say on LBC? Elon musk is also the one spearheading the growth of AI and automation with his tesla driverless cars. He is right though, there are so many dangers with AI not least with these billionaires having all the jobs, money and control and therefore power in their elitist hands whereas rest of humanity will be left to suffer consequences of their decisions. I agree Just imagine that a robotic gyani thats all we need, better if there was robotic gurdwara committee members lol they probably would do a better job for the sangat.
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    When muslims have 50+ countries over 1 .3 billion population and huge rich governments of iran, saudi, turkey, central asian republics, gulf states, etc and muslims and commanded to only give charity to muslim causes via zakat. Why are our very few Sikh charity organisations wasting our very limited financial and manpower resources helping non-sikhs in far off non-sikh lands where the people have no interest in Sikhs or sikhism and would not come to our aid if we ever get in trouble as in 1984 proved. Sikhs 30 million population, no country to our name and struggling religious minority fighting for faith and nation since 1947 due the treacherous dogs of sikh leadership who continually sold the kaum out. christian aid they have 3 billion christian population rich western countries and vatican bank chuch isnt helping rohingya, hindus have 1 billion population they never helped non-hindus charity causes ever. Rohingya will be helped by their muslim breathin eventually there is no doubt about that. Us Sikhs do not need to go off on far off adventures to far off places aimlessly if are not there to help the people embrace sikhi with parchar. Question is why is khalsa aid continuing to pursue non-sikh charity causes when there's plenty of causes within the Sikh community that needs urgent attention and help but no help is given. (ie afghan Sikhs dwindling population due to persecution and discrimination, pakistani sikhs struggling financial hardships, indian sikhs in deep poverty and struggling especially families of Shaheeds killed by govt violence). Whats the agenda? foreign adventures? collecting money? Ravi singh is doing a great job showing he is a humanitarian and at promoting the humanitarian side of Sikhi which is great however, where is his and his orgs priorities? They seem to be lost in my view.
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    So you think that Sikhs and Muslims need to remain bitter enemies for as long as this world exists? And because of 84 do we also need to become eternal enemies of the Hindus forever and ever? Yesterday Hindus were our friends but they ended up knifing us in the back. And Yesterday's enemies can become strategic allies of today. Try to see the bigger picture.
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    Nothing wrong with forging relation with an enemy of an enemy. There is absolutely no wisdom in Sikhs making enemies out of Hindus and Muslims at the same time.
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    Usually I agree but the Rohingya issue is different. Their situation is almost as bad as the Yazidis. Their women are being gang raped by soldiers, children(even babies) are being burned alive. Barely any Muslim country is helping them with the exception of Turkey. They don't even have clean water to drink which we all get for granted. Helping them I have noticed two things. #1 it is annoying the hell out of Hindus. They cannot digest the fact that their so called "sword arm" (Sikhs) are helping their biggest enemy i.e. Muslims. They don't like that Sikhs are overstepping the boundaries they have imposed on us and taking an independent course of action by helping these Rohingya. #2 This move by Sikhs will forge closer relations with the Muslims of South Asia(Indo-Pak-Bangla). We need to see this from the geo political perspective too and what effects it will have in future. I know that's how Sikh organizations like Dal Khalsa are seeing it.
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    Size and population does not mean anything. The Maharaja had signed the instrument of accession to India and land should have been freed up for the Sikh and Hindu refugees of West Punjab. If 5 Million Sikhs and Hindus could be driven out of the lands they held for generations then why not 2 Million extra Muslims being sent to Pakistan. The Kashmir dispute would definitely have been solved before it even began.
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    Britain has in fact awarded majority population areas to minorities before. One of the counties in Northern Ireland had a catholic majority and yet it kept out of the Irish republic and given to Northern Ireland. Economic factors were actually used to award the Chittagong Hill Tracts to East Pakistan by Radcliffe even though the Muslims was only 3% in population there. This would have been akin to awarding Rawalpindi to India even though the Sikhs and Hindus were more than the 3% Muslims in CHTs. Such was the belief that the CHTs would go to India that the local tribes had raised Indian flags on govt buildings and these were only torn down by Pakistani troops from Chtiiagong port a few weeks afterwards. True to form the Bangladesh govt has settled Muslims there and they have been oppressing the Buddhists tribes there for decades and many of these tribes have migrated to India. https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/wirksworth-and-district/hidden-bangladesh-violence-and-brutality-chittagong-hill-tracts It's a guess whether Muslims would have fought back if Radcliffe had awarded all of the Lahore division and canal colonies to East Punjab. Given the fact that the Indian army was undergoing division itself the only fighters in this war would have been the common people. Jinnah and his deputies would have made a big show of being betrayed by the British but both Jinnah and Nehru was lawyers and such had great respect for the law and would have accepted Radcliffe's ruling. Nehru accepted the loss of the CHTs and Jinnah would in the end have accepted the loss of a slice of Punjab to East Punjab.
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    Are you including in the total number the Muslims from the princely states? The Sikhs and Hindus from Bhawalpur state and the Muslims from the East Punjab states should not be included in the totals as partition was only of the British area of Punjab. Once the migrations had begun, the GOI should have made all Muslims move to Pakistan. In that case the Muslims would have been the losers out of partition as Muslims would have lost more land than Sikhs and Hindus and gained less land than they were entitled according to their population. The lands of the Muslims in UP who would have been forced to leave India could have been used to compensate the Sikhs and Hindus from West Punjab. These refugees could also have settled in Jammu and Kashmir as that state should have been treated the same as Kapurthala state in Punjab where the Muslim majority was forced to leave because the Maharaja was a non-Muslim. The refugees from West Punjab would have got the same amount of land as they lost in Pakistan and the commercial classes would have got Muslim commercial establishments. As it was Muslim still managed to keep their land and properties intact in many areas of East Punjab such as Malerkotla and Gurgaon.
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    They had just under £ 2.5 Million in the bank as of the end of financial year 2016. They haven't submitted their accounts for year ending 2017 but considering they had 1.6 Million in the bank at the end of FY 2015 and 2.5 Million at the end of FY 2016 then it makes sense that they would have more than £ 2.5 Million in the bank at the end of FY 2017. That Ravi Singh guy doesn't take too kindly to people pulling him up on why he doesn't do more for Sikhs. He always responds ..Khalsa Aid did this and that ...what have you done? Well I don't have £ 2.5 Million in the bank and I don't get £ 33,000 each year to work full time for the charity as he does. If anyone does want to donate for Sikh causes through Khalsa Aid then I would ask that they make sure that you have an assurance that your donation will go to that particular cause and not be used for their other appeals such as Rohingyas etc.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-41317386
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    The difference is that in Sikh and Hindu dominated areas the whites would never have felt physically threatened as they do in Muslim dominated areas today. There was none of the hostility towards whites in Sikh/Hindu areas as there are in Muslim areas now. Although Sikhs and Hindus would have felt a sense of belonging to their areas there was never a sense that these areas were now exclusively theirs. This is the case with Muslim areas now. There is a lot of talk about 'no go areas' for the police and I doubt any of these areas are Sikh or Hindu. Again these areas will be Muslim areas.
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    Interestingly enough the Sikh representation to the boundary commission laid great stress on fact that the Muslim community included a large number of tribes and castes that were no tied to land whereas the Sikhs were not only tied to the land by land ownership but also were the ones who were the most progressive in land cultivation/development. In the UN partition plan for Israel the same argument of land development was used to award the Jews over 56% of the land area of Palestine while they only owned 6% of the total land area! Even the population factor mattered little to the UN as the Jewish population was only 33% of Palestine at that time. The Negev desert was awarded to the Jews as it was felt that they would be best able to develop it. Now compare this with what happened to the Sikhs. The Sikhs owned 27.7% of the total land in Punjab and had been the ones who had developed some of the canal colonies of Punjab. Yet these very areas were awarded to Pakistan.
  21. 1 point
    Don't be a fool. We all know the problems that come along with a heavily Muslim populated area. You don't see nearly as much negativity towards Sikh areas or Hindu areas.
  22. 1 point
    I just hope the school doesn't envy/discriminate even more against Sikhs due to this case.
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    It should've never been a problem, a kid wearing a turban is the least of their concerns. Imagine a Sikh school requiring everyone to wear dastars. Again this should have never happened and the school should've just let the kid in.
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    Yes he had two wives but it seems that Hagar who the bible mentions is not the same women they are counting . The second quote where he's thinking about giving blessing to his second child it seems that Keturah is someone other than his mother. Besides sarah regrets her decision when Hagar starts to show spite when she falls pregnant and gets her husband to deal with the situation and his idea/ send her into the wilderness with bread water and baby. Wow what a guy
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    the correct status of Hagar was she was Sarah's slave and came in the daaj and thus though she was given to Sarah's husband she still remained a slave to Sarah to control and thus was providing progeny for Sarah as a secondary wife/concubine (people are unsure as same word for both) http://www.answering-christianity.com/sami_zaatri/did_abraham_marry_hagar.htm
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    Good Friends are Hard to find, Harder to Leave, And, impossible to Forget. Always take extra care of three things in life - Promise, Friendship and relationship. Because they don't make noise, but when they break they create silence...!! OUR Behaviour Is Greater Than Our Knowledge Bcoz There Are Many Situations Where Our Knowledge May fail But Our Behaviour Can Handle That Very Well !.......
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    What's the size of God? A boy asked the father: What’s the size of God? Then the father looked up to the sky and seeing an airplane asked the son: What’s the size of that airplane? The boy answered: It’s very small. I can barely see it. So the father took him to the airport and as they approached an airplane he asked: And now, what is the size of this one? The boy answered: Wow daddy, this is huge! Then the father told him: Like this is God, His size depends on how distant you are from Him. The closer you are to Him, the greater He will be in your life!
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    I agree with Gurmat Bibek Singh's. Effectively KA when working on projects that are not benefiting Sikhs or propagating Sikhi are practising Dhaan and not Dasvandh.
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    I wouldnt be suprised I think there will come a point where "enterprising" business minded and less spiritually inclined greedy commitee members will start actually implementing that as a quick cash cow. Also there is actually a roti making machine at darbar sahib now and they have upgraded it for greater capacity. Roti automation is not a bad thing its actually a good idea however if they start doing other stuff like robotic sewa when the AI revolution hits India then it would be truly a slippery slope. As selfless sewa is also one of the key values in Sikhi. All these new innovations will leave many Sikh philosophers, theologions and intellectuals with a lot to think about in order to help guide the community staying true to sikhi while living in an increasing intelligent AI and robotic dominated future for humanity.
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    Sarbjit Singh Laddi one of my favourite keertanis. Live recorded at Darbar Sahib http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/harji-aye http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/raati-jaye-sune-gurbani and these shabads we listened to loads from one of their albums when my son was born, listen or miss out: http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/deva-pahan-taariale http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/bhookhe-bhagat-na-keejei http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/hamare-kul-kaune-ram-kehyo http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/kabir-meri-simrane http://www.sikhroots.com/audio-mp3/s/bhai-sarabjit-singh-hazoori-ragi-amritsar/mixed-albums/chali-thakur-pai-haar *added direct links now, oops!
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    Yes I heard about handsworth too, my cousin was telling me how it used to be dominated by apnay and other punjabi's and now its increasingly has more muslims and roma gypsies and other economically poor eastern european's. Same thing happened to southall only 20 years ago it was well established punjabi sikh and hindu area but there was signs islam is creeping in with pakistani's moving in taking over the restaurants and Somalian refugee's being put up in tax payer funded flats and moved there permanently. And now when you go to southall instead of it being mini punjab or mini india its slowly looking like mini pakistan or mini saudi arabia. Slough has the highest Sikh population in the UK but even there I suspect there are dark times ahead unless Sikhs start to think collectively and more right wing and self preservation. Wherever islam takes over demographically then people realise that your siblings and your offspring will be in danger of being groomed for sexual exploitation by muslims, grooming for conversion to islam or bullying/harrasment/discrimination. Hence why they flee those area's understandably.
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    Student Research on Sikhism by Dr MichaelJTilley » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:00 am Dear all, My name is Dr Michael Tilley, and I have just been appointed as a Lecturer in Asian Religions at York St John University in the UK. As part of my new role, I have been tasked with leading and developing a second-year module on YSJU's BA in Theology & Religious Studies entitled 'Sikh Traditions'. The remit I have been provided states that students enrolled on this module will be assessed in part by producing a 'research file' on Sikhs in the diaspora - that is, those living outside of the Punjab. A significant part of this includes reviewing the academic literature available on the various challenges that diasporic Sikhs encounter in such contexts, to then compare this to personal testimonies of Sikhs that they have actively engaged with. In order to acquire the latter, I have arranged for a few visiting speakers to attend my classes, alongside organizing a trip to a Gurdwara in the Yorkshire area where the university is based. However, I intend to supplement this with allowing the students to effectively 'interview' a Sikh via email correspondence. I am writing this current post to enquire if there is anyone registered on this forum who might be willing to communicate with some of my students via email over this upcoming academic semester (September-December). I am in the process of producing a full briefing which includes terms of participation, but for now I can say that it would involve responding to a few questions from undergraduate students on topics that may, for example, include identity maintenance or experiences of prejudice. The only requirements of prospective participants is that they: (I) identify as a Sikh, (2) are above the age of eighteen years, (3) live in a diasporic context (i.e. Britain or Canada). If you think you might be interested, or would like more information, feel free to email me at m.tilley@yorksj.ac.uk. My working hours are 9-5 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are suspicious of this post, please see the following link: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/schools/humanities-religion--philosophy/staff-profiles/theology-and-religious-studies/dr-michael-tilley/dr-michael-tilley.html. This is my rather nascent profile (I only started my work at YSJU a week ago), although any of the staff members in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies can corroborate my existence and integrity. I will soon have an office phone up-and-running, and will post the number here when I do. Kindest regards, Michael Dr MichaelJTilley New User Posts: 2 Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:34 am
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    Why's it okay for white people to live in predominantly white areas or to migrate from racially diverse areas to predominantly white areas, but it's not okay for Muslims to live in predominantly Muslim areas? There's a lot, lot more to it. When our people first came to this country, they did the same. Take a look at Southall Birmingham Coventry. Safety in numbers. A sense of community which we all know plays a huge role in Islam. A better environment (in their case an Islamic environment) to raise your children in. Mosque prayer congregation. Etc etc I think you've a lot left to examine before coming to any sort of conclusion on white flight and muslim migration. It might be an idea to leave aside your racial biases for a start. Very interesting topic though... "And where once hard working friendly hindu's sikhs whites dominating these high street shops and areas where I lived now I only seen halal food outlets, women in burka's and muslims and black and mixed race council estate hooded face covered chav's bringing a dark threatening environment." Utterly hilarious btw! ^
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    There;s quite a lot of controversy behind Ranjit Singh, the best thing he can do for everyone (including himself) is release a statement addressing them. For example the whole incident where some claim he's against Dasam Granth bani, he can easily put an end to it by releasing a statement. A mega statement of a sort will do wonder.
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    Veerji, Try to stick with gurbani of guru sahib but not a kaachi bani. Our elders were always right in first place that there should be no place for kaachi bani.
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