Date: 9/11/2002


....................CONDOLENCE 9/11

My dear Americans,

As a SIKH, a national of Partitioned India (August 14-15, 1947), I send my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved for the loss of life, injuries and sufferings, and for the destruction of beautiful Twin Towers, the symbol of progress of the Great Nation and its advanced civilisation.

To-day September 11, (2002) the Sikhs will be praying for you and will, in their own way sympathise and support you.

They will be providing free meals called "Langer" to the general public involved in the ceremony at Ground Zero and elsewhere.

We exactly know how you feel. You don't know, so did we in 1947, what hit you from behind.

It was so sudden and brutal that your year has changed from September 11 to September 10 instead of January to December.

They were your Muslim friends who stabbed you in the back when you were least expecting, exactly as they did to us in 1947.

From a friendly country like Saudi Arabia, out of 19 Islamic Terrorist 15 were from there. Yet you had saved them earlier from attack by Saddam Hussein. If you have Muslim friends like them you don't need enemies.

Prime Minister of Egypt, closing the schools that teach only Koran day and night said, 'after reading Koran they go mad.'

Exactly the same way, our millions of towers in India on August 14, 1947 were blown apart.

The Indian nation has never recovered from the fright, terror, shock, loss of life & limb, loss of property, insult to females kidnapped, raped and murdered.

Muslims were our Uncles, Brothers, Aunts, but no more, all of a sudden.

We became refugees in our own Motherland and Pakistan was carved out of the body of our common motherland INDIA.

My grandfather lost four houses with marble tiles and land in Rawalpindi- snatched away by the Muslims, free of cost. They travelled on the refugee trains to India. The sudden and unexpected shock, like the Twin Towers destruction, killed my old grandfather who was a doctor, and my grand mother. Their curse will always be on the enemies and the Book they read.

I am still grateful to America for sending us food, dry milk, dry eggs and parachutes in 1947. I enjoyed the former and had a shirt made of latter, to wear.

Indian tragedy began when the Muslims said that they can not live with other religions so they must ethnically cleanse them.

On March 4, 1947, while India was still a British Colony, the Muslims, hoisted their green flag on some public buildings in Lahore, the then capital of Indian Punjab.

Following Mahatma Gandhi's declaration, "India will be cut on my dead body only," on March 5, 1947, Sardar Nanak Singh, a prominent leader of Minorities Federation in Multan was assassinated for standing up for Akhand Bharat (United India).

After that there was a hell let loose everywhere. We have fragmented lands today, viz, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

I pray that USA is not fragmented, between the Americans and the "Nation of Islam", and that you pull through this ordeal.

Yours is a great country on earth, I had the honour of serving your nation as a school teacher.

God Bless the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, One Nation under God, still the UNITED States of America.

...............We stand together In grief.

....................................................-Pritam Singh