Involvement of British Sikhs With Far-right White Supremacist Movements

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Sikh's believe their military contributions to the British exempts them from persecution, however Muslims also fought for them in the 1940s (400,000+ in WWII).

Token Asians: The two most recognisable Sikh fascists and racists in the UK are Rajinder Singh,[1] and Guramit Singh, the former who was a long-time member and supporter of the British National Party (BNP), who wasn't even allowed to join them until 2010 because he wasn't White; and the latter who was a founding member of the English Defence League (EDL),[2] who was also the head of it's EDL Sikh Division. Guramit was friends with another racist and ex-BNP member, and also EDL founder, Tommy Robinson (who's real name is Stephan Yaxley-Lennon).[3] The organisation was solely dedicated to hating Muslims, and terrorising Muslims in small anti-Jewish like pogroms,[4] reminiscent of those of early 20th century Russia. At one point the police were spending £800,000 pounds per rally in order to control up to 2,000 of their members from rioting and it spiralling out of control.[5][6][7] The organisation was also full of ex-convicts, terrorists,[8][9] child-groomers, rapists,[10] paedophiles and child molesters,[11][12] football hooligans,[13][14] murderers,[15] wife-beaters,[16] white supremacists[n. 1] and racists.[17] It even had someone who was claiming he was Muslim ("Abdul Rafiq"),[18] although he wasn't well liked and mostly served as the uncle tom of the group (who could actually be classified as a vulnerable person, as he may have a mental illness). Why Sikhs join such organisations isn't entirely clear, aside from hatred of Muslims; the real reason may actually lie in jealousy or envy, according to one member of the Sikh faith, Bhupinder Singh.[19]

Robbery & Violence: Guramit Singh Kalirai was eventually jailed in 2013 in a botched robbery he committed with two additional accomplices (Andrew Wheelhouse and David Mura) in May 2013, in Nottingham, where they also threatened to slash their victims throat.[20][21][22] It took all three of the men to pin down the shopkeeper and force him to hand over the money.[20] Singh escaped, but one of his colleagues was caught by an adjacent shopkeeper.[20] Singh was also previously arrested for hate speech he had committed in December 11th, 2010 where he wished Muslims would "burn in hell".[23] Robinson at the time stated that "[t]he EDL are fully behind him" finding that there was "nothing wrong with his speech".[24] Sunny Hundal, who is Sikh himself, postulated that Singh's hatred of Muslims stems from past historical conflict originating in India which is now being imported to the UK[n. 2][n. 3] (whether correct or falsified), with also rumours of Sikh girls being seduced by Muslim boys and being "forced" to convert to Islam (another conspiracy theory having originated in India)—the evidence which as of yet still hasn't been produced by those making the accusations.[25] This hasn't been helped by the fact that the "Hindu Forum Britain" (an umbrella organisation which represents 300 Hindu organisations,[26] which has been overtaken by Hindu radicals[27]) has also bought into anti-Muslim conspiracy theories but has "produced no evidence".[25] Singh has also been condemned by Sikh organisations such as "Sikhs Against the EDL".[28][29]

Masked members of the EDL terrorising the streets of the UK.
Rajinder Singh was plastered all over the BNP's propaganda media. Singh has been called a token Asian Sikh.

Rajinder Singh: Rajinder Singh (b. 1932) is an octogenarian Sikh, who is a BNP (British National Party) voter and the only visibly known vocal ethnic minority supporter.[1] He is a retired primary school teacher who emigrated from India to the United Kingdom in 1967.[1] He claims his hatred of Muslims stems down to when his father was killed (by unknown assailants) during the partition violence,[1] where both Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus all died in rioting trying to emigrate to or from India and Pakistan. When Singh became aware of the White supremacist BNP party, he said he began to vote for them thereafter in every election, whether local or general.[1] He even wrote a character reference for convicted anti-Semite Nick Griffin when he was accused of racial discrimination (it should be noted that the BNP are, ironically, openly and blatantly racist against all non-Whites including him).[1] In the May 2010 general election the party gained 563,743 votes, but by 2015, they claimed only 1,667 (a drop of 99.7%).[30] This is probably as a result of the voters moving over and voting for the UKIP party. It should be noted that in 2010, a member of the BNP was convicted to 11 years in jail for producing 54 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which he planned to use against non-Whites, in West Yorkshire, England.[31] He was also armed with 12 guns. He was an ardent member of the party, with letters from the BNP and it's magazine found in his home.[31] Another BNP terrorist was jailed for 50 years in 2007 for killing two people, including a pregnant White woman.[32]

Sikh's believe their military contributions to the British exempts them from persecution, however Muslims also fought for them in the 1940s (400,000+ in WWII).

Token Asians: The two most recognisable Sikh fascists and racists in the UK are Rajinder Singh,[1] and Guramit Singh, the former who was a long-time member and supporter of the British National Party (BNP), who wasn't even allowed to join them until 2010 because he wasn't White; and the latter who was a founding member of the English Defence League (EDL),[2] who was also the head of it's EDL Sikh Division. Guramit was friends with another racist and ex-BNP member, and also EDL founder, Tommy Robinson (who's real name is Stephan Yaxley-Lennon).[3] The organisation was solely dedicated to hating Muslims, and terrorising Muslims in small anti-Jewish like pogroms,[4] reminiscent of those of early 20th century Russia. At one point the police were spending £800,000 pounds per rally in order to control up to 2,000 of their members from rioting and it spiralling out of control.[5][6][7] The organisation was also full of ex-convicts, terrorists,[8][9] child-groomers, rapists,[10] paedophiles and child molesters,[11][12] football hooligans,[13][14] murderers,[15] wife-beaters,[16] white supremacists[n. 4] and racists.[17] It even had someone who was claiming he was Muslim ("Abdul Rafiq"),[18] although he wasn't well liked and mostly served as the uncle tom of the group (who could actually be classified as a vulnerable person, as he may have a mental illness). Why Sikhs join such organisations isn't entirely clear, aside from hatred of Muslims; the real reason may actually lie in jealousy or envy, according to one member of the Sikh faith, Bhupinder Singh.[19]

Masked members of the EDL terrorising the streets of the UK.

Robbery & Violence: Guramit Singh Kalirai was eventually jailed in 2013 in a botched robbery he committed with two additional accomplices (Andrew Wheelhouse and David Mura) in May 2013, in Nottingham, where they also threatened to slash their victims throat.[20][21][22] It took all three of the men to pin down the shopkeeper and force him to hand over the money.[20] Singh escaped, but one of his colleagues was caught by an adjacent shopkeeper.[20] Singh was also previously arrested for hate speech he had committed in December 11th, 2010 where he wished Muslims would "burn in hell".[23] Robinson at the time stated that "[t]he EDL are fully behind him" finding that there was "nothing wrong with his speech".[24] Sunny Hundal, who is Sikh himself, postulated that Singh's hatred of Muslims stems from past historical conflict originating in India which is now being imported to the UK[n. 5][n. 6] (whether correct or falsified), with also rumours of Sikh girls being seduced by Muslim boys and being "forced" to convert to Islam (another conspiracy theory having originated in India)—the evidence which as of yet still hasn't been produced by those making the accusations.[25] This hasn't been helped by the fact that the "Hindu Forum Britain" (an umbrella organisation which represents 300 Hindu organisations,[26] which has been overtaken by Hindu radicals[27]) has also bought into anti-Muslim conspiracy theories but has "produced no evidence".[25] Singh has also been condemned by Sikh organisations such as "Sikhs Against the EDL".[28][29]

Rajinder Singh was plastered all over the BNP's propaganda media. Singh has been called a token Asian Sikh.

Rajinder Singh: Rajinder Singh (b. 1932) is an octogenarian Sikh, who is a BNP (British National Party) voter and the only visibly known vocal ethnic minority supporter.[1] He is a retired primary school teacher who emigrated from India to the United Kingdom in 1967.[1] He claims his hatred of Muslims stems down to when his father was killed (by unknown assailants) during the partition violence,[1] where both Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus all died in rioting trying to emigrate to or from India and Pakistan. When Singh became aware of the White supremacist BNP party, he said he began to vote for them thereafter in every election, whether local or general.[1] He even wrote a character reference for convicted anti-Semite Nick Griffin when he was accused of racial discrimination (it should be noted that the BNP are, ironically, openly and blatantly racist against all non-Whites including him).[1] In the May 2010 general election the party gained 563,743 votes, but by 2015, they claimed only 1,667 (a drop of 99.7%).[30] This is probably as a result of the voters moving over and voting for the UKIP party. It should be noted that in 2010, a member of the BNP was convicted to 11 years in jail for producing 54 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which he planned to use against non-Whites, in West Yorkshire, England.[31] He was also armed with 12 guns. He was an ardent member of the party, with letters from the BNP and it's magazine found in his home.[31] Another BNP terrorist was jailed for 50 years in 2007 for killing two people, including a pregnant White woman.[32]

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Footnotes

  1. ^ White supremacists don't even like the fact that Sikhs are in the EDL.
    1. Northumbrian (September 27th, 2013). "English" Defence League's Guramit Singh Kalira. StormFront. WayBack Machine Link. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
  2. ^ These are being used to exploit tensions and causes communalism within the UK's Asian population.
    1. Jessica Elgot (September 24th, 2012). EDL Target Religious Groups Including Jews And Sikhs For Recruitment, Exploit Anti-Islam Tensions, Says Report. The Huffington Post. WayBack Machine Link. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
  3. ^ There have been some rumours of Singh's sister converting over to Islam, but reports are difficult to verify. Guramit Singh of the EDL arrested. 22 December 2010. London Muslim. WayBack Machine Link.Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
  4. ^ White supremacists don't even like the fact that Sikhs are in the EDL.
    1. Northumbrian (September 27th, 2013). "English" Defence League's Guramit Singh Kalira. StormFront. WayBack Machine Link. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
  5. ^ These are being used to exploit tensions and causes communalism within the UK's Asian population.
    1. Jessica Elgot (September 24th, 2012). EDL Target Religious Groups Including Jews And Sikhs For Recruitment, Exploit Anti-Islam Tensions, Says Report. The Huffington Post. WayBack Machine Link. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
  6. ^ There have been some rumours of Singh's sister converting over to Islam, but reports are difficult to verify. Guramit Singh of the EDL arrested. 22 December 2010. London Muslim. WayBack Machine Link.Retrieved March 16th, 2017.

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  6. ^ a b EDL and UAF stage rival protests in Luton. 5 February 2011. BBC News. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
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  16. ^ a b Matthew Collins (27th October 2016). Spurned Nazi sympathiser went to man’s home armed with knife and Molotov cocktails. Hope Not Hate. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
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  28. ^ a b Sikhs join manhunt for violent EDL fugitive, Guramit Singh. 29th September 2013. EDL News. Retrieved March 21st, 2017.
  29. ^ a b Sikh EDL leader should be charged. 11th March 2011. Operation Black Vote. WayBack Machine Link. Retrieved March 16th, 2017.
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  32. ^ a b Fred Attewill (2nd March 2007). London nail bomber must serve at least 50 years. The Guardian. WayBackMachine Link. Retrieved March 28th, 2017.

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