By now we have all heard about our Sikh brothers being beheaded by the taliban in Pakistan. The more it changes, the more it stays the same.
Perhaps they will next start bricking up young children?
First published in Sikh Philosophy Network.
From this latest article it seems that they really could have saved their lives by converting. And they refused. Let's let the world know:
So we climb into our Time Machine and go into the future:
Children , let me tell you about the ancient days, 500 years ago. It had been a difficult time for us Sikhs. Only about 25 years earlier, the army of India had attacked Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar - No, no, Inderjeet, this was before Khalistan had been freed and Amritsar was in the old country of India - Anyway, untold numbers were killed then and later that year, Mrs. Gandhi had been executed by us Sikhs.
This was followed by the genocide of the Sikh Quam all over India (except in Bengal, but that's another story). So it was a difficult time. There followed years of persecution in Punjab and I'm afraid many Sikhs were much disheartened, their chardi kala hibernating. Then one day in 541, a couple months before Vaisakhi, some Singhs were kidnapped by a group of Mughals called Taliban. They were offered the choice: Convert or die!
One day later, their heads were delivered to the gurudwara in Peshawar. My children, that was the beginning of the Great Rebirth of the Sikh Nation, when we all woke up, reclaimed our chardi kala and returned to being Sikhs of the Guru once more...
So now we sit here in our capital each year and remember and celebrate and enjoy our great land.