I was at the Basics of Sikhi stall located at 128th and 80th, I wish someone had come to us and informed us of this, the ahmadiyya believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a Muslim, and it would have been a perfect opportunity for us to have a discussion with them, and clear up their misconceptions about Sikhi.
Let this be a warning to all Sikhs, if we do not do parchaar of Sikhi, someone else will. It's time we start getting serious about Sikhi, before it's too late.
Mindblowing. Thanks for highlighting this.
Although I would mention that these people are the "fundamentalist Muslims" you see in the media. According to Muslims, Ahmadyas are not even actually Muslims. But, yeah, I get your point.
The question regarding stalls is this: Do they have the legal right to be there? Where were they, exactly? On the sidewalk along the route? If so, that's illegal, right? You can't block the sidewalk. So call the police, or inform the organizers, and let them call the police.
I think a lot of people set up their langar stalls on the front yards of people along the router, either their own house, or a Sikh they know, or even a Sikh that they asked permission from. Which is all OK. So if these Ahmadias are on a Sikh's lawn, we can obviously get them booted. Perhaps even if they are on a white Canadian's lawn.
But ... what if there's an Ahmadia along the route? Then we can't do anything.
Although, we could try asking the mosque, like you say, but why would they have to consent to what we want?
Seriously though, these non-Sikhs are lined up like vultures trying to feast off of us.
The non-Sikhs sense that we Punjabis have energy, and they want to utilize it.
One Christian out of billions converting over isn't a big deal. We're merely in the millions, and even then some of our own are helping the population of Muslims grow.
The who cares attitude leads to such events happening again and again. If the community won't learn from this, won't have a conversation on this, then it's truly our fault.