Over 200 people out delivering copies of a special Searchlight ‘Hope not Hate’ edition. As Tom Watson said at the close… More than 200 people, 40,000 newspapers, three political parties, and one, very special Billy Bragg.
Good on them. Apologies for being blunt but there’s no other way of saying this: all you brown people complaining about the BNP – get off your lazy arses and get involved in this campaign! There’s only two days left!
In Nov 2005 I posted a short anecdote by someone also lamenting the fact more Asians don’t get involved in anti-racist campaigns.
I began thinking. These people are doing Guru jiâ€™s mission. Guruji taught us to stand up for the small communities, those oppressed, or bullied, from those who spread hate and bully. Yet, we never see Sikhs, or even Asians there. These people hound hatred groups like the BNP, to counter all their activities. They took time off work, and made the difference with their presence. Would we do that?
I remember at universities, we used to get approached by these groups for us to join, but Asians generally are so full of apathy. A couple of times before I mentioned it to Singhs as well that we need to counter the BNP. But Singhs just always tell me to ‘Naam japp’ (pray), and not worry about it.
They had so much literature about the growth of Islamopobia in UK, but no Muslims were present except the Muslim bibian (women) who were bystanders like me. One of organisers said to me that we stand up for Muslims, but they do not bother turning up.
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