Sikhs are sikhs-- not Hindus -- the religion was founded as a reaction to
the militant prosyletizing occurring in India after the Mogul invasions.
Kabir, the founder wanted a new religion that he hoped would supplant both
Islam and Hinduism.
As for the current nonsense you cite, it is rooted in nationalist fervor,
not religion. Like I said, it's been tried before. It just never lasts.
on 2/26/04 1:42 AM, Tom Gray at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> --- Francis Gavin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Ever heard of a fundamentalist Buddhist? Hindu?
>> Tried, now and again and
>> found wanting.
> What does your analysis make of the religious disputes
> in India between Sikhs and Hindus, and Muslims and
> Hindus in which each side tries to create a state
> based only on its own religion?
> Returning to my own country of Canada, we had our own
> 9/11 in 1985. Sikh terrorists placed bombs on two
> separate Air India 747s in Canada. One exploded on the
> ground in Tokyo killing two baggage handlers. The
> other exploded in the air over the Atlantic near
> Ireland killing over 300 people. Most of these people
> were Canadian citizens of ethnic Indian background.
> This was timed for the anniversary of the incursion by
> the Indian Army into the Golden Temple, which is the
> most significant Sikh holy place.
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