Recently at a Sikh parade in Brampton, Ontario, a police officer working paid-duty was handed a yellow flag by a father and his young son asking if they could affix it to the cruiser. Why not, right?
Diversity is our strength and all that, and of course Sikhs have a long allegiance with the British Commonwealth and are integral and valued members of our society, but there’s an extremist element in Sikhism too.
It involves forming a separate and autonomous Sikh state in India that would be known as Khalistan and the acts of violence that have been committed include the Air India bombing and the assassination of Indian Prime Minister India Ghandi in 1984.
The flag that officer unwittingly affixed to his car represents that extremist Khalistani element.
Watch as I explain why this little flag fiasco is relevant to the bigger picture with regard to our unofficial mantra of “If it’s diverse, it’s good, and if it’s good, it’s diverse.”