Skip to comments.Remembrance:The Sikh Story BBC Doc on Sikhs in WWII, interview of legendary Ace Mahinder Singh Pujji
Posted on 12/03/2010 9:39:49 PM PST by FederalistPaperNo1
Documentary of how thousands of Sikh soldiers valiantly laid down their lives for Britain's freedom across two world wars. Includes last-ever interview with legendary WW2 Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji
They mention that Sikhs became militarized because of religious persecution by the Mogul Empire. Curiously they fail to mention the religion of the Moguls was not mentioned. One might wonder what it could be?
Of all the peoples and religions of the East, the Sikhs are the most admirable.
They wear the turban in order to stand out as representatives of their religion. This is done for two reasons: to encourage the Sikhs themselves to live an upright and honorable life, and to signal to non-Sikhs that there is someone nearby who is sworn to protect the weak and downtrodden, even at the cost of his own life if necessary. They carry knives for defensive purposes, and will use them if it is justified!
Any Hindu or Muslim woman in India knows that she can call upon any nearby Sikh man to defend her if her safety is threatened.
We have absolutely nothing to fear from the Sikhs. (Unless you start a fight with one, and then you had better run for your life.) I think the military and police should accept them for who they are, and allow them to keep the beard and wear an appropriate turban as alternate headgear.
There is no need for their distinctive head dress as we already have that ethos. It’s called an American man, although much diminished these days in number do to leftists feminization, victimization, de arming. Luckily things like the stand your ground law, are signs of a return of American masculinity. Now, save the metrosexual swamps of academia, law, and the various welfare plantations/farms, the American male is back. I would even say the rise of the Tea Party is a sign. ( Ever notice all those that I consider enemies to the American ideal, are wimpy males, and hairy women? )
Agreed. Every Sikh I’ve met in all of my travels has proven to be an honorable gentleman. The same cannot be said about the others.