Muslims believe that Islam must be supreme among religions. Members of all religions other than Islam are classified as 'Kuffars' - infidels who must be humiliated and in some cases exterminated. Jews and Christians who accept the supremacy of Islam are dhimmis who are allowed to live in subjugation, although the Koran requires that all Jews must be exterminated eventually.
Sikhs (together with Hindus, Buddhists and Pagans) are classified as Harbis - people who are at war with Islam. (The Harbis don't need to do anything to annoy Muslims. The Harbis' mere existence is itself an act of war. A Harbi has no rights, not even the right to live.)
Consequently, Muslims have persecuted Sikhs from the origins of the religion in 16th century India, and continue to attack them to the present day:
Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675)
Guru Tegh Bahadur refused to embrace Islam, saying “For me, there is only one religion - of God - and whosoever belongs to it, be he a Hindu or a Muslim, him I own and he owns me. I neither convert others by force, nor submit to force, to change my faith.” Aurangzeb was enraged and ordered Guru Tegh Bahadur to be forced to convert to Islam through torture or be killed.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was subjected to many cruelties, he was kept in an iron cage and starved for many days. The Guru was made to watch as Bhai Mati Das the devoted Sikh was tied between two pillars and his body split in two by being sawn alive. Bhai Dyala was boiled alive in a cauldron of boiling water and Bhat Sati Das was wrapped in cotton wool and set on fire. The Guru bore these cruelties without flinching or showing any anger or distress. Finally on November 11, 1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was publicly beheaded with the sword of the executioner as he prayed. http://www.sikhs.org/guru9.htm
Barbarity of Mir Mannu
Mir Mannu confiscated the estate of the Sikhs and deployed army patrols to eliminate them. He announced a reward of rupees ten for a person who brought a Singh's head. He also began to reward the informers for giving whereabouts of Singhs and their families. People in greed were getting Singhs and their families arrested.
They were brought to Lahore where Singhs were beheaded and their families were put in jails. Every woman was given forty pounds of grain to grind for each day in jail. A very heavy stone was placed on the chest of one who could not grind. Their children were transfixed on javelins before their very eyes. Their children were cut into pieces and garlands of those pieces were put around their mother's necks. They were given a quarter of bread to eat and a bowl of water in the whole day. Bowing to the will of God, those tolerated it all. On the 4th November, 1753 A.D., Mir Mannu died. After his death, Singhs set the prisoners free and took them away. http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/mannu.html
Singhs tortured to Death
Shahbaj Singh, son of Bhai Subeg Singh, was 18 years old and studying Persian under the guidance of a Kazi, i.e., a Muslim theologian, a judge. The Kazi was very much impressed by the intellectual level, unique physical beauty and very good behavior of the Sikh youth. He wanted a person like him to be a Muslim rather than a kafir (non-believer) as the non-Muslims were called then. The Kazi started preaching Islam to Subeg Singh and assured him many privileges if he became a Muslim. However, the Sikh youth remained firmly stuck to his beliefs. He had studied that Sikhism teaches love and respect for every human being. He argued that there was no reason for him to become a Muslim and to restrict his thought to one community alone.
Having failed to motivate the boy to adopt Islam, the Kazi threatened him with severe tortures if he continued to express his firm dedication to Sikhism. The Kazi soon lost his patience and decided to forcibly convert both the father and the son to his faith.
A false case was registered with the Lahore police in 1733 that both, the son as well as the father, had used disrespectful words for Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. Without making any inquiry and forgetting their good character and the service rendered to the government in bringing about reconciliation with the Sikhs, Zakaria ordered their arrest and torture. All possible methods were adopted to frighten and torture them to break their will. However, both the Sikhs stood fast and stuck to their faith. The Nawab ordered their murder by a very cruel way, i.e., crushing them in between two rotating sharp toothed wheels (charkharhi). http://www.gurmat.info/sms/smsarticles/sikhmartyrs/subegsinghandshahbajsingh/
Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab 1947
British Sikh Girl Talks About Predatory Muslim Males
Protest march over 'conversions'
Police say they are listening to concerns from Birmingham Sikhs who are demanding action against alleged forced conversions to Islam. About 100 Sikhs protested on Saturday, marching from Handsworth to the police headquarters in the city centre.
The march followed confirmation earlier in the week that police are protecting a teenaged Sikh woman who is said to have decided to convert to Islam. The protesters carried banners calling for an end to "extremist behaviour". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/6738455.stm
"I have been made victorious with terror"
Race hate fear over attacks on Sikhs
POLICE and community leaders say they are struggling to contain racial tensions in Derby after a young Sikh was badly hurt when ambushed by a gang of Muslims carrying hammers and crowbars.
Harjit Singh Sandhu, 22, was in hospital with a broken leg, ankle and nose and cuts to his face and head after being attacked for 20 minutes in the Normanton area on Monday.
About 50 Sikh youths went on to the streets to protest at the rising number of assaults by Muslim youths, but were dispersed by police. A fortnight ago Rhadika Shukla, 15, suffered a fractured skull when a Muslim gang rampaged through her school, attacking pupils and staff with hammers and axes and smashing windows.
A group called the Youth Muslims Organisation has been seen stirring trouble and gangs have been spotted roaming the streets chanting Osama bin Laden's name since September 11. The authorities fear an explosion of violence as Sikhs and Hindus retaliate.
Harninder Singh, a close friend of Mr Sandhu, said: "It was a totally unprovoked attack and the worst thing was he ran into a few Muslim shops for help and received none. When they had finished he was absolutely covered in blood. I was with him last Wednesday when Muslim lads mounted the pavement and tried to run him over." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1361046/Race-hate-fear-over-attacks-on-Sikhs.html
Children injured in school rampage
A TEENAGE girl needed treatment in an intensive care unit after a gang attacked pupils and staff at a school with hammers and axes. Around 10 teenage boys smashed more than 40 windows as children on their lunch break cowered in fear. Five pupils were injured. Staff who rushed to protect them suffered cuts and bruises. The violence is understood to be part of the escalating tension between Sikh and Muslim communities in Derby. Police are investigating a link between the attack and a scuffle last week involving three girls over the terrorist attacks on America, which ended with one of them, a Muslim, having her headdress torn. On Monday, the gang, understood to be Muslims from a rival school, climbed through a hedge into the grounds of Derby Moor Community School and, after smashing several windows, got into the reception area. Brandishing axes and hammers, they attacked five pupils, one of whom was a 15-year-old girl said to have been involved in the fracas the previous Friday. Children spoke of the group "running wild, attacking anybody who got in their way".
As members of staff, including David Roles, the headmaster, ran to protect their pupils, they were also attacked. All five children were taken to hospital. Four were released after treatment. The injured girl suffered head and spine injuries and, after a period in intensive care at Derby Royal Infirmary, had been transferred to a general ward last night. Her injuries were described as serious, but not life threatening.
Police arrested two suspects, aged 15 and 17, the younger one having been wrestled to the ground and detained by staff. Shortly after the incident, gangs roamed the streets near the school, some chanting Osama bin Laden's name. Police stepped up their presence at two multi-racial schools nearby for fear of copycat or revenge attacks. One resident living near Derby Moor Community School said: "It was frightening. There were young men hyped up looking for trouble from anyone who wanted to give it to them. This place has always had a record of inter-racial harmony but since September 11 things have gone downhill rapidly." Stephanie Collins, a parent, said she was telephoned by her daughter Amy, 14, shortly after the incident. "She was very distraught and had run out of school. She said people were running round smashing windows, carrying knives and hammers. There was panic and she was absolutely petrified."
She kept Amy off school yesterday because it was "unsafe". "I spoke to some teachers and they also feel security has to be looked at." Tensions between the Sikh and Muslim communities have increased since the riots in Oldham and Bradford this year and even more so since September 11. A Muslim group calling itself Real Khilafa has been trying to whip up trouble by distributing a letter encouraging young Muslims to take out Sikh girls to get them drunk and convert them to Islam. The letter has incensed the considerable Sikh community and the police have been present at meetings called by community leaders.
Mr Roles said: "We are very upset that people should believe they can do this. If staff hadn't rallied round it could have been much worse." Hardyal Dhindsa, of Derby City Council's lifelong learning department, said he was satisfied at the level of security at the school. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1359683/Children-injured-in-school-rampage.html
PAKISTAN: The tragedy of the Sikh minority
The Taliban militias in Pakistan appear to have turned their sights on the country's small and vulnerable Sikh minority. If reports appearing in some Pakistani newspapers are correct, Taliban leaders have transformed Islamic sacred jurisprudence into an instrument of oppression.
Sikhs in Pakistan are of both Punjabi and Pathan ethnicity. Pathan Sikhs, like Pathan Muslims, speak Pushtu. The Taliban themselves are largely of Pathan heritage. The Sikhs currently being attacked by the Taliban are themselves Pathan. Many are living as refugees in the large Gurudwara Punja Sahib complex in Hassanabdal, among the holiest shrines of Sikhism.
Pakistan's respected Dawn newspaper reported on 30 April 2009 that houses were being bulldozed by Taliban vigilantes. http://planetirf.blogspot.com/2009/05/pakistan-tragedy-of-sikh-minority.html
Muslims dupe Sikh girls into conversion, destroy Sikh businesses, and exclude Sikhs from universities.
Muslim leaders are ordering Muslim boys to use whatever means necessary (taqiyya) to convert Sikh and Hindu girls to Islam, in order to provide more wombs for the demographic jihad. They are also demanding that the British government outlaw conversion of Muslims to other faiths and the marriage of Muslim women to kuffar men.
Sikh and Hindu girls have been taken to Pakistan by their Muslim boyfriends and forcibly converted. Those resisting are passed on to other Muslim men who keep the girl under lock and key, in some remote village without telephones. All the girl's money and her passport are taken away. Other cases have occurred when Sikh and Hindu girls are photographed naked by their Muslim boyfriends, and are told to convert or else the photos will be published in magazines and sent to the girls family and friends.
Sikh and Hindu owned businesses are targetted for attack during Muslim riots. Jewish, Sikh and Hindu students are 'dogs and must be removed from higher education', and are being systematically harassed and bullied in schools and colleges. http://www.hvk.org/articles/0603/114.html
Pakistan: Sikh families leave area after Taliban demand jizya
A few years back a prominent moderate Muslim denounced the "fear-mongering of those obsessed with jihad, shariah, and the dhimma." He said that the dhimma was a thing of the past and should stay that way, and that "the dhimma is now held out by a demagogic element in the West as a terrifying symbol of Islamic domination, and Western advocates of any rational approach to Islam short of a crusader war are regularly insulted as dhimmis, or people who have surrendered to Muslim rule."
But it is not demagoguery. The jizya, mandated by Qur'an 9:29, is a central part of the dhimma, and it is still very much alive.
"Sikh families leave Orakzai after Taliban demand jizia," by Abdul Saboor Khan for the Daily Times, April 15 (thanks to Kisan):
HANGU: Sikh families living in Orakzai Agency have left the agency after the Taliban demanded Rs 50 million as jizia (tax) from them, official sources and locals said on Tuesday... http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/04/pakistan-sikh-families-leave-area-after-taliban-demand-jizya.html
(Australia) Muslim jailed over violent attack on Sikh student that left him in coma
Oct 27th, 2009
Zakarie Hussein is the name of the attacker.
Other savage attacks on Hindu/Sikh students (as well as whites) in Australia have been carried out by either Somali or Lebanese Muslim thugs.
Muslim Hate Attack Against Sikh Student in NYC!
Posted in Homeland Security, Islamic Expansionism by Rob Taylor on May 26th, 2007
Two Muslim boys of Pakistani origin attacked a 15 year old Sikh student in a school bathroom and cut his hair. Sikh religious beliefs make it taboo for men to cut their hair. From the NY Post:
The attack happened Thursday around 12 p.m. in a boy’s bathroom near the Elmhurst school’s cafeteria.
Ahmed allegedly went at Harpal with the scissors after a heated exchange.
“I have to cut your hair,” Ahmed said before the snipping, according to prosecutors.
“For what, it is against my religion,” Harpal said.
“This ring is Allah. If you don’t let me cut your hair, I will punch you with this ring,” Ahmed said. The victim’s hair, which had reached past his waistline, is now shoulder length.
Cops initially picked up another student suspected of acting as a lookout, but he was never charged.
“The defendant is not accused of some schoolhouse prank but an attack on the fundamental beliefs of his victim’s religion and his freedom to worship freely,” said Queens DA Richard Brown. http://www.red-alerts.com/homeland-security/muslims-hate-attack-against-sikh-student-in-nyc/
Pakistan: Taliban behead 3 Sikhs for refusing to convert to Islam
"A sizeable number of Sikhs lived in the tribal belt, particularly Aurakzai Agency, till the Taliban imposed jiziya or religious tax on them in 2009," in accordance with Qur'an 9:29. "Three Sikhs beheaded by Taliban in Pak," from the Economic Times, February 22:
NEW DELHI: In what threatens to cast a shadow on the upcoming Indo-Pakistan talks scheduled for February 25, three Sikh youths were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) region after they allegedly refused to convert to Islam. Their severed heads were dumped at a gurudwara in Peshawar.
The Sikh youths -- identified as Jaspal Singh, Sarabjit Singh and Baronat Singh -- had gone to realise the money owed to them by some people in the FATA region adjoining Afghanistan, when they were abducted by the Taliban militia. They were allegedly told by the Taliban to embrace Islam or face death. When the Sikh youth refused, their heads were chopped and sent to the Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara in Peshawar.
A sizeable number of Sikhs lived in the tribal belt, particularly Aurakzai Agency, till the Taliban imposed jiziya or religious tax on them in 2009. Most members of the community, faced with increasing pressure from the Taliban to convert to Islam, have since fled to cities across Pakistan.