We used to say this as a metaphor and insult towards the manhaj of some people. Never did we imagine in our wildest dreams someone would go ahead and make this a reality!
See the picture, he looks satisfied wearing their head gear!Pakistan deputy attorney-general to clean shoes at Amritsar Golden Temple
Pakistan's deputy attorney-general is to clean the shoes of thousands of devotees at India's Golden Temple in Amritsar in 'penance' for the beheading of a Sikh in Peshawar two years ago.
After spending several hours polishing the shoes of worshippers at Gurdwara Sisganj in New Delhi on Monday, where he was part of a Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association delegation, Muhammad Khurshid Khan left for Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple and the centre of the Sikh religion, to clean thousands more.
He began his service pilgrimage after Jaspal Singh, one of three Sikh men kidnapped by Taliban militants in Peshawar in 2010, was murdered. The other two men were rescued by the Pakistani Army. Since then he has visited Sikh temples or Gurdwaras in Pakistan and India to declare his opposition to terrorism through 'sevadari' – service – to other religions
Mr Khan said he was so upset by the killing and his fear that it associated his own Muslim faith with terrorism that he went to sit on the steps of Peshawar's Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh. He felt a sense of peace, he told The Times of India, and resolved to visit other places of worship, including Hindu temples and Christian churches to offer his help.
"I am a Muslim, not a terrorist; I am a Khan, not a terrorist; I am from Pakistan, but not a terrorist," he explained.
The Taliban had damaged Pakistan's 'pluralistic' heritage – there are still Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities throughout the country – but it was unfair "to tarnish a whole community for the sins of a few," he said.
He visited his local Gurdwara every day for two months, where he read the works of the Sikh gurus, including Guru Nanak, and polished shoes. In both India and Pakistan, shoes are regarded as dirty, and touching the feet of another is an act of self-abasement and respect.
He was on Monday night travelling from New Delhi to Amritsar after India's Sikh prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, indicated he had no objection to him continuing his pilgrimage at the Golden Temple.
Paramjeet Singh Sarna, president of Delhi's Sikh Gurdawara Management Committee, said Mr Khan's actions had moved Indian Sikhs.
"There is always this underlying impression that every Pakistani is a radical but people like Khurshid have changed this image. His act has a message for the entire humanity. Although he as an individual didn't hurt or kill anybody he has shown remorse for the innocent victims of the Taliban in Pakistan, including a Sikh, by performing community service. We are thankful to him for everything he has done for the minorities in Pakistan," he said.
I wonder if the Indian army will consider polishing shoes of Kashmiri Muslims outside mosques. What about George Bush and Barack Obama polishing shoes of Muslims in the mosques of Baghdad, Kabul, and Mogadishu?
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06-Apr-2012 03:41 AM
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06-Apr-2012 10:38 AM
How will the Sikhs apologise for tahe thousands of Muslims they killed during the partition of India?
This is a British Government cable from 1947:
India, 15 September 1947
From the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom
To Commonwealth Relations Officer
15th September 1.30 p.m.
Priority Immediate Secret
My telegram No. 749 dated 13th September.
1. PUNJAB Following is main information received during last two days regarding situation.
A) There was continued tension in rural areas of East Punjab but movement of refugees has continued satisfactorily.
B) In Ambala District situation was reported to have deteriorated greatly and in Rohtak district heavy killing was reported at one place (please treat this para. as confidential)
C) Mob of 25,000 people attacked village about 30 miles North of Delhi but was beaten off by military force.
D) Disturbed conditions continue in Jullundur, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala.
E) Sikhs attacked Muslim refugee column near Amritsar and inflicted about 60 casualties on raiders (please treat name of communities concerned and number of casualties as confidential).
F) Sikhs attacked a refugee train between Jullundur and Kapurthala and inflicted about 70 casualties. Raiders also suffered heavy casualties...
...Official verified figures of casualties in disturbances in West and East Punjab were 15,000 killed but he felt these figures were very low and might be doubled or trebled.
Lt-General (r) Aftab Ahmad Khan who served in the Punjab Boundary Force and then in the Pakistani force that along with Indian units escorted refugee conveys across the border, claimed in a letter to me that at least 500,000 Muslims lost their lives.
06-Apr-2012 10:42 AM
La Hawla wa La Quwata illa Billah! Out of all the people its the pakistanis and the muslims in india that know the most about the revolting sikhs and their actions and hatred to the muslims.
A few years ago, I think it might have been in 2006, 200 muslim school girls (they were around 12yrs old) were raped and BURNED ALIVE at their school in gujurat, by the sikhs. Gujurat is the scene (amongst other places in india) that has seen horrendous actions under the hands of the sikhs.
What does this guy think he's doing? Hes actions are an insult, and he is an embarresment.
06-Apr-2012 10:56 AM
There was also the Muslim women abducted and raped by Sikhs. In 1947 the Pakistan Government estimated that 50,000 Muslim were abducted. By 1954, the number of these women who were returned to their families as less than half of the number abducted - more than half had disappeared.Singapore: oppresses Muslims, bans athaan, bans hijab in schools, prevents building of madrassahs or muslim schools, puts limit on the percentage of Muslims allowed in each apartment building, and bans Muslims from joining Singapore's elite military forces. Singapore; Israel's best buddy!
06-Apr-2012 01:51 PMHes actions are an insult, and he is an embarresment.
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06-Apr-2012 01:55 PMSingapore: oppresses Muslims, bans athaan, bans hijab in schools, prevents building of madrassahs or muslim schools, puts limit on the percentage of Muslims allowed in each apartment building, and bans Muslims from joining Singapore's elite military forces. Singapore; Israel's best buddy!