Topic / Sikhism

Birmingham hosts a ‘faith summit’. What was the point?

Yesterday, around 400 True Believers™ converged on the University of Birmingham for a multi-faith event organised by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, above. St Theresa of May was ecstatic – and yesterday tweeted: Some heartening responses to the the daffy Tory leader: • Religion has no place in politics … • What is […]

Turbans protect Sikhs from danger – but not in this case

A 61-year-old Sikh man, who was granted permission not use use a helmet on religious grounds, was killed this week in an accident in Hong Kong. According to this report, the victim, identified only by his surname Singh, died after his scooter collided with a delivery bicycle. Singh and his passenger were thrown off the […]

Sikh temple ceremony goes horribly wrong; 55 are arrested

A Sikh temple in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, was the scene of an eight-hour armed protest today which ended in the arrest of 55 people. The incident occurred at the Gurdwara Sahibat where a marriage between a Sikh and a non-Sikh was due to take place, according to the BBC. Police said a group of men […]

Sikh ‘thugs’ disrupt interracial wedding

A group of men stormed a Sikh temple in London to stop an inter-faith marriage, forcing the couple to cancel their wedding day. According to this report, members of the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, in Southall, said the final preparations were underway on Friday when the men arrived. Sohan Singh Sumra, vice-president of the […]

Angry Sikhs force movie cancellation

The Odeon and Cineworld cinema chains in the UK have cancelled screenings of an Indian movie, Nanak Shah Fakir, following a major sit-in protest at a branch of Cineworld in Wolverhampton. Around 50 Sikh protestors surged into the cinema on April 19, chanting protests until the cinema owners cancelled the screening. Dozens of cinema-goers had […]

Indiana now faces wrath of faith groups

Indiana’s idiotic Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – universally regarded as an overt attack on the gay community – is now being perceived as a real danger to folk belonging to faiths other than Christianity. According to this report, the Islamic Society of North America, for example, issued a statement expressing concern that the law […]

India horrified by Mother Teresa ‘slur’

Mohan Bhagwat, above, head of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Volunteer Corps) has reportedly incurred the wrath of a large cross-section of India’s population by suggesting that the Blessed Mother Teresa’s goal was to convert Hindus to Catholicism. According to this report, from the stunned local Catholic Church to political parties of all […]

Pakistan’s Sikhs face increased violence

Members of Pakistan’s Sikh community say they are increasingly being singled out and attacked because Islamist militants see them as infidels. According to this report, there is a growing atmosphere of intolerance in a country long plagued by sectarian violence. Like Shi’ite Muslims, Christians and other minorities, Sikhs live in a paranoid and hostile world […]

Sikh jailed for attack on daughter-in-law

MAJIT Singh Mirgind, a Sikh living in east London, attempted to gouge out his daughter-in-law’s eyes because he believed she was having an affair with a Muslim. Mirgind, 51, has been jailed for nearly 11 years after he slashed the wrists of Jageer Mirgind at her home in Ilford before stabbing at her eyes while […]