March 16, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Endorsing Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s controversial remarks blaming Muslim immigrants for yesterday’s deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand, DSGMC’s new president Manjinder Singh Sirsa invited strong condemnations from Sikhs over Twitter.
Sharing Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s statement over twitter Majinder Singh Sirsa said: “This should shame all those Jihadi mindset people who have got their religion termed “Fascist” because of their rigid & violent thoughts! Senator @FraserAnning of Queensland takes a bold stand I hope the global media won’t label him a villain in their bid to protect Jihadis“.
Criticising Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Gurpreet Singh Sahota, editor of Charhdi Kala and Akal Guardian Weekly Punjabi Newspapers said: What a shame! We all were crying when a white supremacist killed six Sikhs in Oak Creek USA same way. He’s the new president of DSGMC. OMG.
What a shame!
We all were crying when a white supremacist killed six Sikhs in Oak Creek USA same way. He’s the new president of DSGMC. OMG https://t.co/kKVpN0F86w
— Gurpreet S. Sahota (@GurpreetSSahota) March 15, 2019
Your idea is not able to lead the Sikhs, it is understood that no one Sikh has liked this tweet.
— 🇨🇦 Gurvir Singh Bhullar 🇨🇦 (@GurvirBhullar) March 15, 2019
Fascism is the deliberate creation of an enemy that does not exist. Fascists hope they are not labelled a villain. They always will be.
— Graeme Ford (@HugoInterpreter) March 15, 2019
You should be shame of yourself by giving this such statement ..Mr Sirsa you can do anything to keep your Hakams ( BJP) happy .
— Kulbir Singh (@KulbirS14512564) March 15, 2019
What was that Indra Ghandi did to Golden Temple ?
Shame is a lesser word for a greedy politicians like you….Sikhs aren’t so easily sellable commodity as you’re dying for votes and blaming Jihad where Muslims are victims.
— Mullick (@alkeimist) March 15, 2019
You have bought shame to Us by your comments Sirsa ji, shame shame shame !!! You can never be Guru Gobind Singh Saheb’s true Sikh , who celebrates murder of innocents.
— Navroop singh (@theregulaarguy) March 15, 2019
In wake of widespread outrage and condemnation Manjinder Singh Sirsa even tried to offer explanation and said: “Pls read carefully. I have spoken against Jihad; not a religion in particular”.
Pls read carefully. I have spoken against Jihad; not a religion in particular
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) March 15, 2019
Notably, Manjinder Singh Sirsa was echoing controversial statement of Queensland Senator while the same statemnet was condemned even by Australian Prime Minister himself.
“The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament” said Australian PM Scott Morrison.
The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) March 15, 2019