Monthly Archives: April 2013

The depiction of India’s jails & the brutal police were similiar to my experiences described in “Confessions of an American Sikh”

Just saw the movie Sadda Haq & I pray all Sikhs will fight against these injustices done by India!
The movie “Sadda Haq” shows accounts of Punjab police brutality on Sikhs. I was jailed in Amritsar’s Ram Bagh police station in January of 2008 on false charges & I can attest to the brutal torture of prisoners by India’s corrupt Punjab police. Read about my full account of the corruption and abuse of human rights by India’s police and courts towards Sikhs in my new book “Confessions of an American Sikh”

I also spent time in 1982 with Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) where he was martyred in 1984 after Indira Gandhi viciously attacked the Darbar Sahib with the Indian Army killing thousands of Sikhs. I describe my personal experiences with Sant Jarnail Singh in the book too. “Confessions of an American Sikh”

Yogi Bhajan kundalini yoga cult film is good for some laughs!

Read Yogi Bhajan’s true story in “Confessions of an American Sikh”.

I had a good laugh when I saw how Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga followers are selling blessings if you donate to their cult propaganda film project. Buy my book “Confessions of an American Sikh” for only 0.99 cents which tells the true story about Yogi Bhajan. Save your $40,000 Bhajan’s followers would milk you for with promises of “Above & Beyond blessings”.

Best Book About Yogi Bhajan on the Market, January 3, 2013
By Scott Free – This review is from: Confessions of an American Sikh: Locked up in India, corrupt cops & my escape from a “New Age” tantric yoga cult! (Paperback) & (Kindle)

Gursant Singh’s recounting of his passage to India and out of a corrupt yoga empire is as enjoyable as it is compelling. This is a story of exploitation — Gursant’s victimization by his fraudulent master, Yogi Bhajan, and his own demoralizing work running scams to prop up the yogi’s luxurious lifestyle. It’s a quick-paced adventure that describes the ersatz Sikh lifestyle dumped on a clutch of white Americans and the peculiar dangers of the Indian bride trade.
The book revolves around Gursant’s quest for a Punjabi marriage partner. His desire to acquire a subservient wife echoes Yogi Bhajan’s tantric babble about men and women. If you’ve endured a Yogi Bhajan “teaching” on sexuality, you’ll be dismayed, but not surprised, by his longtime student’s view of women. Gursant’s role as Bhajan’s aide and bodyguard revealed the man his followers refuse to see — a womanizer and a brute. Yogi Bhajan’s round-the-clock use of a dozen female assistants is well-known. Those who question why the self-proclaimed leader of the Sikhs of the Western world required not just a personal harem but an armed security detail will find answers here. Gursant lays out his time among the sleazy operators and criminal hustlers swirling through Yogi Bhajan’s Healthy Happy Holy Organization/3HO in some depth — not enough intricacy for some of us, but doubtless far too much for the old charlatan’s remaining devotees.
Fortunately, the book doesn’t devolve into a personal Mea Culpa nor does it read like the diary of a starry-eyed seeker. The bizarre mishmash of Eastern aphorisms and yoga postures that Yogi Bhajan concocted made his Sikh Dharma group appealing to a small, lost tribe of the counterculture. Mercifully, Gursant was no hippie and he doesn’t write like one. Yet his “Confessions of An American Sikh” makes the case for Sikh Dharma’s inclusion as a footnote to ’60s experimental spirituality. More importantly, this book is a fascinating look at the seamy side of the Indian marriage business and a frank exploration of life in a destructive, authoritarian group.
Gursant’s tone is appealing whether he is describing the filthy interior of a lock-up in Amritsar or his posh daily luncheons with Yogi Bhajan on Rodeo Drive. His growing disillusionment with Bhajan’s bogus spin on the Sikh religion comes to a climax while Gursant is trapped in India. He finds himself trying to emerge from two forms of imprisonment — one physical and the other spiritual. Through it all, Gursant maintains his sense of humor and his innate faith.
This is an absorbing story for any reader. And it’s a must-read for those caught up in Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO/Sikh Dharma –ex-followers, Second Generation casualties, family members, law enforcement, cult researchers — and for every Kundalini yoga student or Yogi Tea drinker, past or present.

Gursant Singh Khalsa a member of the Sikh faith is interviewed tonight by Kate Delaney on America Tonight radio show

Gursant Singh Khalsa a member of the Sikh faith is interviewed by Kate Delaney on America Tonight radio

In this interview Kate talks with Gursant Singh about his new book “Confessions of an American Sikh” and why he converted from Christianity to the Sikh faith. They also cover some of the issues facing Sikhs in America today like discrimination from the US Army and how to stop crazy gunman who are misidentifying Sikhs as Taliban or terrorists like Wade Michael Page did when he shot and killed six Sikhs in Wisconsin. Gursant Singh gave his opinion on how all Americans should have training with firearms and encourage youngsters to join NRA shooting clubs in order to learn safety and respect for rifles and handguns. This interview will air sometime between 9pm – 1am Pacific & Midnight to 4am Eastern

In Gursant Singh’s new book you’ll learn about his history with self defense, rifles, handguns, the NRA & why he converted to the Sikh faith which has a warrior tradition. Read “Confessions of an American Sikh” by Gursant Singh now available (Kindle Edition only 0.99 cents) & Paperback for more details:

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Sikhs in the US need self defense training with handguns & assault rifles to stop attacks by criminals & hate groups!

Report proves that Sikhs in the US need to train for self defense with handguns & assault rifles. If the FBI & law enforcement are not taking these white supremacy hate groups which show high rates of violence seriously, then Sikhs need to train in self defense with effective firearms to stop these hate attacks on Sikh persons and Gurdwaras.

“Membership in radical right-wing groups is at an all-time high, according to political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald, who wrote about the issue this month.

He said there is a fear that membership and activity in these groups could lead to more violence, and that the federal government is “poorly equipped to deal with the threat.” From the Salon piece:

“DHS is scoffing at the mission of doing domestic counterterrorism, as is Congress,” Daryl Johnson, the man who led that task force, told Wired last year. “There’ve been no hearings about the rising white supremacist threat, but there’s been a long list of attacks over the last few years. But they still hold hearings about Muslim extremism. It’s out of balance.”

American Turban reports that there is a belief by some that “domestic terrorist groups, including white supremacy groups, are not being taken seriously enough by the FBI and/or federal agencies. Even our lawmakers appear to be more interested in targeting groups such as those who suffer from mental illness though these individuals have not shown high rates of violence compared to right-wing extremists and hate groups in the United States.”"

Gursant Singh Khalsa tells his history with assault rifles in “Confessions of an American Sikh”

Gursant Singh Khalsa tells his history with rifle & handgun self-defense in “Confessions of an American Sikh”

In this video you’ll learn about Gursant Singh’s history with rifles, handguns, gun control, the NRA & why he converted to the Sikh faith which has a warrior tradition. Read “Confessions of an American Sikh” by Gursant Singh now available (Kindle Edition only 0.99 cents) & Paperback for more details:

Sikh man cites religion in lawsuit against gun controls  By David Sherfinski The Washington Times   A Sikh man is suing the state of California over its gun laws, arguing they violate his First Amendment rights to practice his religion by barring him from carrying the kind of weapons he says he needs for self-defense.

Gursant Singh Khalsa, a practicing Sikh for 35 years, charges in the lawsuit filed this month that California’s laws banning military-style, semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines violate mainstream Sikh doctinre requiring Sikhs “be at all time fully prepared to defend themselves and others against injustice.”

“We’re required to wear what’s called a kirpan” or dagger, he said Thursday. “I feel, as far as my religion goes, it dictates that we should have all weapons of all kinds to defend ourselves. By not being able to carry an assault rifle or weapon that has a high-capacity magazine, I don’t feel that I can defend myself or my family.”

Mr. Khalsa, who lives in Yuba City about 40 miles north of Sacramento, said he believes such a right should be available to all Americans with the proper training but that it’s also specific to the Sikh religion, which has roots deeply tied to self-defense.

“Some splinter groups attempt this by wearing symbolic miniature daggers in their turbans, to comply with this requirement,” he argues in the lawsuit, filed in federal court in California. “But mainstream Sikhs believe this requirement is a literal and true moral duty. As Guru Gobind Singh instructed his Sikhs; ‘Without uncut hair and weapons do not come before me’.”

Gurpatwant Pannun, a lawyer with the New York-based advocacy group Sikhs for Justice, said that carrying a sword is indeed a part of the religion, but wasn’t sure that the letter of the religion extends to carrying so-called assault weapons.

“It is an integral part to carry a sword, but whether that [provision] of carrying a sword goes to carrying an assault weapon, I’m not sure,” he said. “But carrying a sword is definitely an integral part of the religion.”

Mr. Khalsa, in his lawsuit, argues that the “sword” goes beyond the literal object.

“Decrees from the Tenth Sikh Guru state in the most vigorous and clear words that a Sikh’s conception of God is the sword of dharma,” he argues. “Not only the sword but every weapon became an attributive symbol of God for the Sikhs.”

The lawsuit also contains a reference to the attacks of Aug. 6, 2012, when a gunman killed six and injured several others at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., a suburban of Milwaukee.

“I feel that if a Sikh had been armed, they could have taken that guy out,” Mr. Khalsa said Thursday. “We believe in self-defense, standing up for your rights, and, if necessary, to defend yourself and, if necessary, use lethal force to stop someone.”

The lawsuit also says that California’s laws infringe on the Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights of Mr. Khalsa and others.

Mr. Khalsa, the suit reads, “fears arrest, criminal prosecution, incarceration, and fine if he were to possess loaded weapons with 11 or more round magazines within his home, within his vehicle on the streets, or within his temple. But his religious beliefs require no less.”

Mr. Khalsa has also issued a summons to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Mr. Brown’s office did not respond to requests for comment on the lawsuit Thursday.