NY Human Rights Anti-Sharia Rally Update: Pamela Geller has now posted the texts of two of the talks from the Rally. Here is a sample of Arish Sahani's address on the plight of Hindus in the face of the jihad and Islamic supremacism.
God Bless America
Dear Brothers and Sisters
I stand before you and feel proud of living in USA.
This country is like a heaven on earth.
I was born In Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan.
We were forced to leave our ancestral land because we were Hindus.
We fled to India in 1947, and in 1971 I Immigrated to USA.
There are millions like me in USA who have come from different countries. What is the status of my Hindu brothers and sisters left behind in Pakistan and Bangla Desh? To quote a Hindu American Foundation report endorsed by several US congressmen and Senators, in 1947 during partition, Hindus in Pakistan were about 25% of population in Pakistan. Today, in about 60 years, that population is reduced to less than 1.6%.
What happened to the millions of Hindus? Mostly they were forced to convert, and many fled the country. The report quotes about the alarming trend of Hindu girls being kidnapped, raped and held in Madrassas and forcibly converted. Pakistan's Government sanctions discrimination through blasphemy laws. Just yesterday, areas captured by Taliban forced followers of the Sikh religion to vacate their homes and businesses for not paying the oppressive Jizya tax.
There is much more. Read it all.