Further to the joint statement by numerous major British Sikh & Hindu temples and organisations condemning the EDL and any Sikhs who join them, followed by the recent ultimatum issued to the EDL’s “Sikh” spokesman Guramit Singh, some more facts about Guramit himself are coming to light.
“I f****** hate the Pakis”
As can be heard in the Youtube clip below, a BBC Three documentary about the EDL included audio footage of Guramit Singh secretly referring to other South Asians as “Pakis” and describing his hatred of them. Perhaps it’s time Guramit actually looked in the mirror.
“Who the f*** is Allah ?!”
Some disturbing video footage of Guramit Singh has recently emerged, involving him gleefully screaming extremely foul-mouthed abuse about God directly into the camera. This is despite the fact that “Allah” is used as a name for God numerous times in the sacred hymns of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scriptures.
Guramit’s “question” is answered directly by the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, in the Akal Ustat:
“Someone calls himself a Hindu, another a Turk, someone a Shia, another a Sunni. Recognise the whole of humanity as one race……
He the One is the only God of us all: it is His Form, His Light that is diffused in all…..
The temple or the mosque are the same, the Hindu worship or the Muslim prayer are the same; all humans are the same, it is through error they appear different…..it is the one God who created all.
The Hindu God and the Muslim God are the same; let no man even by mistake suppose there is a difference.”
Guru Gobind Singh was responsible for fully militarising the Sikh population at the end of the 17th century, along with compiling the final version of the Guru Granth Sahib, which includes hundreds of sacred verses originally written by Muslims. And as confirmed by the extract from the Akal Ustat above, every single one of Guramit’s claims about Muslims, Islam and Allah are directly contradicted by Guru Gobind Singh himself.
“God Bless and no surrender”
Guramit’s tendency to sign off his public statements as an EDL spokesman with the phrase “God Bless and no surrender” raises the question of exactly which “God” he is invoking, given the fact that Sikhism explicitly makes it clear that there is only one God for the whole of mankind, and that “Allah” and the God of Sikhism are one and the same.
EDL escalates hijacking of Sikh imagery
Further to the recent ultimatum issued to Guramit Singh, stating that he must renounce the EDL or potentially face excommunication by the global Sikh authorities at the Akal Takht (part of the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar), the EDL have deliberately escalated their usage of Sikh imagery on their main website. The example below, from one of the EDL’s most recent articles, depicts a “Nihang Sikh” turban. Nihang Sikhs historically comprised the most dedicated professional soldiers of Guru Gobind Singh’s army, which also included senior Muslim officers.
Unfortunately for the EDL, modern-day Nihang Sikhs have very recently been particularly heavily involved in assisting a major joint Sikh & Muslim project in India, involving the renovation of a mosque which the 6th Sikh Guru Hargobind had built for the Muslim population of the town he’d founded in Punjab. The Guru concerned also built the Akal Takht – and the foundation stone of the Golden Temple itself (“Harmandir Sahib”, to use its real name) was of course laid by a Muslim saint upon the invitation of the Sikh Guru at the time, on land granted to the Sikhs by a Muslim emperor.
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