A neo-Nazi has stormed a Sikh temple and murdered six people in Wisconsin. Muslim organizations in the U.S. such as Hamas-linked CAIR, abetted by the mainstream media, are cravenly exploiting this horror for their own purposes, blaming “anti-Muslim sentiment,” even though Sikhs aren’t Muslims; are oftenÂ harassedÂ andpersecutedÂ by Muslims (while these same U.S. Muslim organizations remain silent); no one with even rudimentary knowledge of these issues would ever actually mistake a Sikh for a Muslim;Â white supremacist neo-Nazis generally consider Islamic supremacists to be their allies; and those working against jihad and Islamic supremacism never call for or justify any violence.
In these dark days for the Sikh community in the U.S. and around the world, we stand in solidarity with them. Â (Posted byÂ Robert)
The Sikhs can’t say this too directly: we are not Muslims, our faithÂ does not prevent us from being loyal to America and its Constitution, which is quite different from adherents of Islam. No, but they can come at it by indirection, and they do.
What is the “education” which is referred to? It is the Sikhs wishing, of course, to make clear that they should not be confused with Muslims, that Sikhism itself, some believe, was born as a reaction to Muslim aggression, that the Sikhs, on the marches with Islam, have always been regarded as the most stalwart defenders against Muslim encroachments. But this is not what is being reported in the press. And it is not what Sikhs themselves can stress, for the wider public, because everyone is so afraid of offending Muslims.
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29
And the collection of that religion-based tax, the jizya, is not a relic of history, as is claimed by many Islamic apologists in the West.
Lahore (AsiaNews) â€“ The National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) has condemned the imposition of the Jizya, the poll tax for non-Muslims, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on the border with Afghanistan because of its discriminatory nature and because it constitutes a direct threat to basic human rights.
Mgr John Saldanha, archbishop of Lahore, and Peter Jacob, NCJP executive secretary, have urged the federal and provincial governments in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) to do something to alleviate the plight of non-Muslim families forced to “hand over their hard earned bread and butter to the extremists.”
Hindu and Sikh leaders have accused the BBC of pandering to Britain’s Muslim community by making a disproportionate number of programmes on Islam at the expense of covering other Asian religions.
A breakdown of programming from the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department, seen by The Independent, reveals that since 2001, the BBC made 41 faith programmes on Islam, compared with just five on Hinduism and one on Sikhism.