Guru Granth Sahib - Dasam Granth - Frank Messervy - Winston Churchill - Abby Martin -
There is one Supreme Being, the Eternal Reality. He is the Creator, without fear and devoid of enmity. He is immortal, never incarnated, self-existent, known by grave through the Guru. Guru Granth Sahib
The Name of God is sweet ambrosia, source of all inner peace and joy.
The Name of God brings blissful peace to the hearts of the truly devoted. ibid.
All are astray, seduced by false ritual; none knows the secret of God. Dasam Granth
Grant to your Sighs a true knowledge of their faith, the blessing of uncut hair, guidance in conduct, spiritual perception, patient trust, abiding faith, and the supreme gift of the divine Name. ibid. Ardas
In the last two world wars 83,005 turban wearing Sikh soldiers were killed and 109,045 were wounded fighting for the British Empire. During shell fire, they had no other head protection but the turban, the symbol of their faith. General Frank Messervy
British people are highly indebted and obliged to Sikhs for a long time. I know that within this century we needed their help twice and they did help us very well. As a result of their timely help, we are today able to live with honour, dignity, and independence. In the war, they fought and died for us, wearing the turbans. Winston Churchill
The rise of Islamophobia in the United States – harassment and violence not only impacts Muslims but people perceived to be Muslims, in particular people of the Sikh faith. Abby Martin, The Empire Files: The Sikh Experience in America, 2017
More than 300 cases of violence and discrimination against Sikhs in America in the first month after 9/11. ibid.
2012: Michael Page charged into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, murdering six Sikh Americans. ibid.
Currently an estimated 500,000 Sikhs living in the US. ibid.
Sikhism is a relatively young religion - founded around 500 years ago in the Punjab region. ibid.
One of the many persecuted minorities in India. ibid.