HINDU AND SIKH GROUPS SUPPORT “RALLY FOR ISRAEL” IN NEW YORK
Hindu Existence Special Correspondent in New York
More than 2500 people, braving inclement weather and driving rain assembled in front of the Israeli Consulate in the heart of the city of New York on Sunday, April 25th and whole-heartedly supported Israel’s right to exist and to determine its own fate.
More than 50 organizations representing Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Sikh faiths took part in the Rally. A formidable contingent of Hindus and Sikhs led by Narain Kataria and Arish Sahani, President and Vice President of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Satya Dosapati and Nand Lal Ramsinghani of the Hindu Human Rights Watch and Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman, Namdhari Sikh Foundation, USA, participated in the Rally. The chief organizer of the event was Beth Gilinsky, Political Strategist, Action Alliance.
The supporters carried playcards saying that since 9/11/2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the followers of ISLAM the so called “religion of peace” have carried out 15,101 deadly terrorist attacks and killed more than 75,000 people.
[In his brief speech, which he delivered with electric effect, Mr. Kataria touched the deepest cord in the psyche of the audience. Mr. Kataria was widely cheered five times by the strong crowd. First when Kataria greeted the energetic audience with “Brothers and Sisters Shalom”; second when he said we Hindus understand and appreciate your persecution and pain because we Hindus have suffered unprecedented brutalities and savageries at the hands of Radical Islam for the last 1400 years hence we both are natural allies; third when he said that Israel is the frontier of the free world – if we lose Israel we lose the free world; fourth when he poignantly described the ethnic cleansing of Hindus from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kashmir; and fifth when he said that Islamists are not just claiming Jerusalem but they are also claiming Kashmir, Chechnya, Philippines, Sudan, Nigeria, Londonistan, Parts of France, Spain, Belgium, Holland and several other countries] – writeup by Nagendra Rao.
Narain Kataria’s Speech:
Brothers and Sisters: Shalom:
I feel privileged and honored for your giving me an opportunity to speak before you. I am really thankful to the organizers of this Rally. I am living in this country for the last 40 years. America has given me freedom of religion and liberty of expression. Unlike Islamic nations, the American government does not force its citizen to accept Islam or say they would be killed or driven out of that country if they do not.
Dear friends like many Jewish people I am also the victim of Islamic Jihad. I am the survivor of the Partition of India that took place in 1947. I was 17 years old when Islamists forced Hindus to divide British India into two parts in 1947 – Hindu India and Islamic Pakistan.
I was living in that part of India which is now called Pakistan . Since I was a Hindu, my life was made miserable by Islamic police and Islamic militia. I was hounded out by Radical Islamists. Many of my friends and colleagues were singled out, chased and brutally killed. Thousands of Hindu and Sikh girls were gang raped by fanatic Islamists. More than 10 million Hindus and Sikhs were driven out of the region that is now called Pakistan .
In 1947, there were 23% Hindus living there in Pakistan. Today the Hindu population in Pakistan has been reduced to 1% in just 60 years. All the others have been ethnically cleansed.
The same thing happened in Bangladesh . The Hindu population has been reduced from 35% in 1947 to 9% in 2010. More than 400,000 Hindus were driven out in 1989 from Indian ruled Kashmir . These Hindus are living as refugees in their own country.
Today we Hindus are here to express our sympathy and support to Israelis who are surrounded by militant and fanatic Islamic nations armed with deadly weapons. Islamic nations want to wipe out Israel from the world map. Let me tell you, Israel is the frontier of the free World. Once we lose Israel , we lose the free world. I repeat, once we lose Israel, we lose the free world.
The cowardly and politically correct media and its apologists have no idea as to what they are dealing with. It is not just Jerusalem the Islamists are claiming; they are claiming Kashmir, Chechnya, Philippines, Sudan, Nigeria, Londonistan, Parts of France, Spain, Belgium, Holland and several other countries – and eventually the whole world. They want all of us to surrender. They want to subjugate all of us. They want to plant the Islamic flag in London, They want to plant the Islamic flag at in Washington. They have openly stated that they want to establish the supremacy of Allah all over the USA, in India, in Israel and everywhere else. Dear Brothers and Sisters, we have to resolutely and unitedly face this menace of terrorism.
We both – Hindus and Israelis – are the oldest surviving civilizations. We both have been the victims of Islamic terrorism for more than a thousand year. Hence, we both are the natural allies.
At the moment Israeli is under attack by radical Islamists. Israel is the only democratic country in the Middle East . It has every right to exist. We fully support Israel’s right to exist as a free nation within its rightful borders.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Bhupinder Singh Bhuri’s speech:
I am very thankful to the organizers of this Rally for giving me an opportunity to speak before all of you.
I express my thanks to America because America has given us full freedom to follow our religion and liberty of thought. America has gives us the freedom to pursue any profession we want.
At the moment, Israeli is under attack from all directions. We have come here to express our sympathy with our Israeli brothers and sisters. Like the Jewish people, we Sikhs were the victims of Islamic terrorism for the last 500 years. Hence, we understand and appreciate your pain, insecurity and anguish. We have assembled here to awaken and educate American citizens about the menace of terrorism.
Radical Islam wants to dominate entire world. They want everyone to surrender. Islam – radical or otherwise. They want to put the Islamic flag on White House. They want to put the Islamic flag on 10 Downing Street in U.K. They want to destroy Israel. In this struggle for survival, we are with our Israeli brothers and Sisters.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, a couple of months ago thousands of our Sikh brothers were asked to pay special tax by the Taliban in Pakistan. When they refused to pay the special tax, their houses were burnt and their businesses destroyed. According to a report in the Times of India, as a result of torture by the Taliban, more than 5000 Hindus and Sikhs have fled Pakistan.
We Sikhs are a very peaceful and law abiding people because of our religious teachings. However, I would like to inform you that we Sikhs cannot and do not take injustice or cruelty lying down. For the last five hundred years, we Sikhs have fought to protect India from the rapacious invaders who attacked India from Afghanistan. These attackers looted, raped, and murdered thousands of innocent mean, women and children. But we Sikhs never submitted to the injustice and cruelty!
What America is doing now in Afghanistan, we Sikhs had done 200 years ago and we had taught a befitting lesson to the terrorists from Afghanistan during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Lion of Punjab. We Sikhs organized our armies then under his leadership and pushed all the Islamic invaders back to Afghanistan. Under our Commander, the great General Hari Singh Nalva we attacked Afghanistan and defeated them and destroyed their morale. We built a very powerful human wall on the western front of India and insulated India from foreign attacks for ever.
One other incident I would like to tell you from the recent History of India. In 1971, the Indian Army under the leadership of the valiant Sikh Lt. General Jagjit Singh Arora fought against the Pakistani army, defeated them, arrested over 90,000 soldiers and several generals, and freed Bangladesh. To date this has been the largest surrender of a singly army corps anywhere in the world.
My fellow Americans ye can learn many things from Sikh history.
Hindu Existence appeals : From the prevailing persecution of Islam and others, the Jews have established their own state of Israel out of a struggle for existence. Islam want to destroy Israel at any cost. From 712 A.D. to 1757, the Islamic invaders and their descendants tried their war best to finish Hinduism from Bharatvarsha (India). Their present legacy in Indian polity is still active to run down Hindu system in India even after a separation of Hindu Mother land at the cost of Pakistan. The Mullahs in India still want a complete Pak-land in India by the way of Jihad. The problems of Hindus and Jews are same in facing the onslaught of aggressive and devastating Islam to these two ethnic groups, the Hindus in India and the Jews in Israel.
By the grace of Almighty Jews have earned their home land in Israel. Hindus in every corner of this world support it. But a home land for more than 828 million to 965 million Hindus of world is still un-achieved. It is Bharatvarsha. It is India. Hindus should declare India as a Hindu state. Hindus should fight for a Hindu Nation in India right now. The Islamic and the secular conspirators should be thrown out from the Himalaya. The Islamic aggression in India and Israel must be stopped at any cost. Hindus and the Israel must come together for their survival.
Hindus stand for Israel. Israel stands for Hindus. Hindu-Jews unity is a must to check the danger of Islam.
International Hindu and Jew Communities are requested to contact to propagate, help and support this cause in the addresses below :