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  1. Sikhism isn't about putting forward arguments about who's god is best like some prothletising religions, it's a way of life and a belief system that enables you to live that life in a better way, if you've been with her for that long you must have some understanding of what Sikhism is and whether you'd want to live that life, f i was going out with someone from a different background to me i'd want to learn everything i could about their religion/culture. I would suggest checking out Basics of Sikhi on YouTube as a starting point (if you haven't already).
  2. I really don't, for the life of me, as a Sikh, understand how someone can say "No one is going to die in Burma because Khalsa Aid doesn't go to the camps to help out." really man, it's a terrible shame that people think like this, it's like seeing someone injured on the road and saying "Nah man, leave it, someone else can help them". Khalsa Aid put themselves forward as a "Humanitarian Aid Agency" not a Sikh one, there are bigger problems in the world than those going on in our backyards, they do help out in Punjab, alot, like i said in a previous post, do your research, they help out on an individual basis, the problem in Punjab is it's riddled with corruption and backhanded politics which make it very difficult for any charity to operate without giving out "donations" to local mp's and police, in other word's taking the money people donate and using it to bribe people to get to those who need help, kind of defeats the object of it all, that's why they go in and help individuals instead of communities.
  3. Do your research, they do a lot for Sikhs (including Afghan and Pakistani Sikhs), i could make a list of the what they've down on a grass roots level but you opinion seems to fall in the camp of "We have to do for our own first" and your mind's already made up, maybe go and meet Ravi, i've met him a few times, your opinion will change pretty fast once you understand the people they're trying to help, when you help someone if you see their religion or skin colour first then you've lost before you've even began. Charity does begin at home and no one is forcing you to give money to them, yet we have no problem propping up TV channels in the UK who operate under the guise of a charity and don't help anyone, just saying.
  4. Every time someone converts from one religion to another it's used for maximum PR, Christians and Muslim organisations are notorious for it but you can't force someone to believe in something of they don't want to, simple as, by doing that your causing more harm than good, in the case of the original story, I've met people with views a lot worse than that, it used to offend me at first but know i just don't give it the time of day, there's more important things in the world.
  5. 85 year old bibi robbed by two mental muslims.

    Deport them where exactly considering they were probably born in the UK. Less religion more opportunity, they seem like 2 criminals who took advantage of an elderly lady, they could have just pushed her to one side but instead decided to assault her.
  6. To be fair, this is the same actress who thought it was a good idea to take selfies at the Holocaust Museum in Berlin before realising that it might of been a bad idea and deleting the images from her twitter account so expecting someone with this level of intelligence to do any research into anyone is a bit of a stretch.
  7. I'm going to leave this here for a bit of balance, as Sikhs i'm glad we don't just look after our own.
  8. I didn't say anything about his parent's boycotting him, I said " they're probably better off without him if that's all the moral compass he has ", there's a difference. What religion he converted to is irrelevant, what it show's is that he didn't really have a belief in Sikhism in the first place, I can pretty much guarantee that once he's served his time he'll get out and being a muslim will be the last thing on his mind. Completely agree with your fist comment, the sangat we keep will usually determine our actions, not always, but most of the time. What's wrong with our community has very little to do with our religion, every community churns our "trash" it's just that we only notice the bad seed from our community, there are plenty of good one's doing good thing's but we never seen to give them any publicity.
  9. Brand-new Sikh Political Party called The Panth Party

    I like Jagmeet Singh, he's totally focused on what he believes in and is passionate about Sikhi but, and it's a big but, I think this move to start a Sikh political party and him standing in the elections is one of the most ill conceived things I've seen in a long time, as already mentioned, he should have stood for one of the main parties, if he wanted a party with values closest to Sikhi he should have stood with the Green Party. This Election's is going to be a tactical one and people forming parties that are based on religion (or anything else for that matter) without viewing the bigger picture are going to pull vital votes away from major parties. Completely agree with this, look at Canada and Jagmeet Singh, he's in the NDP and is going for the leadership race for the party, he brings Sikh issues to the forefront and speaks about them but it's not a "Sikh" political part, his younger brother is on the same path. Even with all of that in mind, I wish him all the best.
  10. Without wanting to sound facetious, who really gives a "you know what", he was probably hardly a Sikh in the first place, I do feel sorry for his family but they're probably better off without him if that's all the moral compass he has.
  11. Your joking right, it is truly ‪the ‎bananarepublicofindia‬.
  12. Correct Direction - Parkamaya

    Didn't know this, thanks for the information, always learning.
  13. Her father was a prominent member of the Sikh community in Birmingham and did a lot of good in his time as president of Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick, she seems to be following in his footsteps which isn't a bad thing if you ask me. I would reply to some of the things "Guest Jagsaw_Singh" has said but to be honest, i can't be bothered, it's an age old problem we have in out community to pull people down.
  14. I think it is due to exercise but also the change in diet, in the last 20/30 years food production has changed a lot, my point being that it's not just portion size but also how the ingredients are grown, i'm glad some Gurdwara's are going organic (Amritsar included) but we have a long way to go yet. I've tried the "kinka parshad" route but it's down to the sevadar on duty, i don't like not having parshad every time i go but it's down to health issues now and how certain ingredients react with my body but that's a personal choice i've been forced to make.
  15. It may be shocking to you but to those who suffer from type 2 Diabetes it is vitally important and can sometimes be the difference between normality and going into diabetic shock. The system of langar is a beautiful one but from a health perspective it need's a huge change, i go to the Gurdwara every day before work but i only have parshad once or twice a week because i have cholesterol problems, i tend to refrain from anything fried when i have langar, does that make me a bad person? It does need reform, yes, but not to the point where we are closing our doors to everyone, the whole principle of langar is the food is served to all without distinction of faith, religion or background, for free, the issue of people coming in to a Gurdwara to scout it out is a security one and needs to be dealt with desperately, if we turn away anyone who looks remotely "shifty" then we are going against the principles of out religion all together.