Frequently Asked Questions:
- What has been the Indian/Hindu experience with Islam?
- Isn't the conflict between Hindus and Muslims in India/Pakistan of recent origin and just another byproduct of British imperialism?
- Was the partition of India into Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, a solution which alleviated the ethnic and religious tension between Muslims and Non-Muslims?
- Once Pakistan was created to allow Muslims to become a majority in their own country, hasn't a peaceful democratic state, respectful of its minorities, emerged?
- What is the conflict over Kashmir all about?
- Have the Hindus developed similar coping mechanisms as the Jews in response to overwhelming Muslim savagery?
What has been the Indian/Hindu experience with Islam?
- The most heinous crimes which the followers of Mohammad called as jihadis or to use a more euphemistic term, Muslims, perpetrated was on peace loving Hindus in India. The entire civilization of Hindus called as Saraswati Civilization was decapitated and reduced to dust. The depth and the scope of holocaust which befell Hindus is so staggering that common human mind fails to understand this and goes blank. Vedic India, originally called as Bharatvarsha, stretched from Afghanistan all the way to Japan. Murderous Muslims layed siege to glorious Bharatvarsha almost 1400 years ago and by treacherous and totally subhuman techniques succeeded in destruction and plunder of the greatest civilization that humanity has known so far.
Isn't the conflict between Hindus and Muslims in India/Pakistan of recent origin and just another byproduct of British imperialism?
"The Mohammedan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in
history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that
civilization is a precious thing, whose delicate complex of order and
liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians
invading from without or multiplying from within."
- W. Durant, "Story of Civilization"
- In other parts of Asia and Europe, the conquered nations quickly opted for conversion to Islam rather than death.
But in India, because of the staunch resistance of the 4000 year old Hindu faith, the Muslim conquests were for
the Hindus a pure struggle between life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and their populations massacred.
Each successive campaign brought hundreds of thousands of victims and similar numbers were deported as slaves.
Every new invader made often literally his hill of Hindu skulls. Thus the conquest of Afghanistan in the year
1000, was followed by the annihilation of the entire Hindu population there; indeed, the region is still called
Hindu Kush, 'Hindu slaughter'. The Bahmani sultans in central India, made it a rule to kill 100.000 Hindus a
year. In 1399, Teimur killed 100.000 Hindus IN A SINGLE DAY, and many more on other occasions. Koenraad Elst
quotes Professor K.S. Lal's "Growth of Muslim population in India", who writes that according to his
calculations, the Hindu population decreased by 8O MILLION between the year 1000 and 1525.
...We will never be able to assess the immense physical harm done to India by the Muslim invasions. Even more
difficult is to estimate the moral and the spiritual damage done to Hindu India.
The second caliph, Umar sent an expedition against India in 636 CE but it was unsuccessful. For thirteen centuries the Hindus have withstood, with breaks here and there and with varying degrees of success, attempts to Islamize the sub-continent.
The last actual war was in 1971 with Pakistan and, at the moment, Islamic efforts seem confined to swelling the Muslim population of the Republic of India to over 100 million by infiltration and by natural increase-the Muslim population increase is nearly double that of the Hindu. "Marry women... who will be very prolific, for I wish you to be more numerous than any other people" (Muhammad)
Islam sees India as "unfinished business" and it is, without doubt, the next country on the agenda. Oil-rich Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia are spending millions trying to convert and subvert India to Islam.
We cannot possibly detail all the terror and cruelty inflicted upon the Hindus, particularly in the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries. We shall merely illustrate them with several short essays.
Shahbuddin Mohammad Kiran
Shah Jahan (1593-1666) was the fifth Mogul Emperor, the grandson of Akbar the Great. Several writers have romanticized his reign as being a golden era. However he was a pathological warmonger, instituting forty eight military campaigns in less than thirty years. In the meantime famine and fever often ravaged India.
While his father, Jehangir, was alive Shah Jahan rebelled against him two or three times without success. He had his brother, Shahriyar, blinded and thrown into prison. On coming to the throne in 1628 he killed all his male relations except one who escaped to Persia.
Shah Jahan had several wives and five thousand concubines in his harem. He is also said to have had incestuous relations with his daughters Chamani and Jahanara. His favorite wife was Mumtaz Mahal, The "Ornament of the Palace". She was as fanatical a Muslim as her husband. Despite his Rajput (Hindu) mother, Shah Jahan shared none of his father's and grandfather's liberal views on religion.
A Hindu was made to give up his Muslim wife or convert to Islam. (Kashmir is now predominantly Muslim due to Shah Jahan's policies). In 1632 he ordered that all Hindu temples recently erected or in the course of construction should be razed to the ground. In Benares alone seventy six temples were destroyed. Christian churches at Agra and Lahore were demolished. Later in the year he besieged Hugh, a Portuguese enclave, near Calcutta. The siege lasted three months. In a manner befitting the Prophet he had ten thousand inhabitants executed by being "blown up with powder, drowned in water or burnt by fire". Four thousand were taken captive to Agra where they were tortured to try to convert them to Islam. Only a few apostacised, the remainder were trampled to death by elephants, except for the younger women who went to harems.
When Mumtaz died, Shah Jahan decided that he should find her a suitable resting place in Agra. Muslim chroniclers have taught us that he had the Taj Mahal, the "Crown Residence", built for this purpose. (Shah Jahan nowhere stated this himself).
P.N. Oak2 however, says that the Taj Mahal had been built as a Shiva temple in the twelfth century and was currently being used as the palace of Rajah Jaisingh. The Hindu was evicted "legally": Shah Jahan had him sign a land transfer deed. Oak's corroboration includes carbon dating of a wooden doorway and the Hindu octagonal shape of the building. Also, despite Muslim skill at pin-pointing Mecca, the qiblah of the 'mosque' was fifteen degrees out and was, in fact, due west, a Hindu direction. Perhaps even more telling is the fact that the "Crown Residence" contains over two hundred rooms, many to this day bricked up. It is not likely that a mausoleum should be built with so many rooms or with guest rooms, guard rooms, stables, a cow room, a well and a bazaar. Shah Jahan's main expense was building brick scaffolding around the Taj Mahal so that he could vandalize it with Qur'anic graffiti. He also had Hindu idols removed (are there still some bricked up?) although Hindu flowers including the lotus are still to be found in the mosaics.
When his labourers complained of low wages he had some of their hands amputated, as an example. The dome of the Taj Mahal is often quoted as evidence for Islamic architecture but as Oak says, this was borrowed from the early Hindus, just as "Arab" mathematics and astronomy were. A score of buildings attributed to Islam are said to be originally Hindu: for example the tombs of Humayun, Safdarjang and Akbar. Shah Jahan has been incorrectly named as the founder of Old Delhi. The Red Fort and the Jama Masjid were early Hindu buildings (Tamurlane, in his memoirs,was in Old Delhi in 1398 and mentions the latter building).
It was poetic justice when, in 1658, his son Aurangzeb usurped his throne. Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest at Agra, being only able to gaze across to the Taj Mahal where his Mumtaz was buried. He joined her in 1666.
Shah Jahan had four sons by Mumtaz. Dara Shikoh, the eldest was his father's favourite and very popular with Hindus, Jesuits and Muslims alike.
Aurangzeb, the third son was a strict Sunni who knew the Qur'an by heart. He hated his brother and had him executed on the grounds of heresy. Dara's decapitated body was paraded through the streets of Delhi. Aurangzeb murdered several nephews who would have been legal heirs to the throne.
Aurangzeb was cold and crafty, and an unscrupulous intriguer. He invited brother Murad to dinner, took him into custody and had him also "legally executed". The fourth brother Shuja took refuge in the jungles of Arakan and fell victim to the tribes-people there. Aurangzeb had his own son, Muhammad Sultan poisoned.
The survivor became Emperor in June 1659 and he declared himself Caliph of the whole Muslim world. He tightened up on the observance of Qur'anic law. In every city was appointed a censor of public morals, the Muhtasib to enforce the Shariah. Drinking, gambling and illicit sex relations were made punishable crimes.
The Muhtasib saw to it that the Muslims did not omit the five daily prayers and the fasts of Ramadan. State musicians and singers were pensioned off. The death penalty for apostasy from Islam was enforced.
Aurangzeb considered himself "The Scourge Of The Kafirs" (non-believers) and closed Hindu schools and libraries. In his lifetime he destroyed more than 10,000 Hindu, Buddhist and Jam temples and often erected mosques in their stead.3 In 1669 in Agra he had hacked off the limbs of the recalcitrant Hindu King Gokla and in 1672 several thousand revolting Hindus were slaughtered in Mewat.
In 1675, Sikh Guru Tegh Bahader protested against the forced conversion of Hindus to Islam. He had to watch while one of his disciples was burnt to death. Another, Bhai Mati Dass was sawn into right and left halves while held in a large wooden vice. Bhai Dyala was boiled alive in a huge cauldron. When he still refused to apostase to Islam the guru was beheaded.
In 1680 Aurangzeb re-introduced the Jizya, the poll tax on unbelievers. A huge crowd of kafirs held a peaceful protest against the tax and many were trampled to death when the Emperor ordered his elephants to be driven through them.
The Hindu king, Shambhaji who refused to convert to Islam was blinded and his minister Kavi Kalash, who had said some uncomplimentary things about the Prophet had his tongue pulled out. On 11th March 1698, while still alive, their arms and legs were hacked off and thrown to the dogs.
Nor did Aurangzeb show any tolerance for Muslim "heretics"; he had the famous Sufi Sarmad executed. As an orthodox Sunni, he hated the Shia sultans of Bijapur and Golkonda and attacked and conquered them.
On his wars he expended vast sums looted from the Hindu temples; he over-extended the Moghul Empire and having murdered many of his competitors left it virtually leaderless when he died on the 21st February 1707.
Was the partition of India into Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, a solution which alleviated the ethnic and religious tension between Muslims and Non-Muslims?
"I shall not depart from what I have said repeatedly with regard to the minorities. The minorities, to whichever community they may belong, will be safe-guarded. Their religion or their faith or belief will be protected in every way possible. Their life and property will be secure. There will be no interference of any kind with the freedom of worship. They will have their property and their culture. They will be in all respects treated as citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste, religion or creed".
Trusting this forthright pledge, thirteen million non-Muslims-Hindus, Buddhists and Christians remained in their homes in East Pakistan.4 A reign of terror against the minorities was instituted from the start. The minorities were blamed for all of the shortcomings in East Pakistan and its Muslims were rallied against the Hindus in particular. The government raised slogans such as: "Islam is in danger from the heathen Hindus" and distributed firearms and other weapons to the bigoted Muslim masses. Property was forcibly taken over. Hindu women were abducted in large numbers so that Muslim men could indulge in polygamy. Islam became the acronym for Intolerance, Slaughter, Loot, Arson and Molestation of minority women.5
About 4.5 million East Pakistanis crossed into India but eventually the Indian government prevented refugees from crossing into its territory. "The eight million Hindus left behind lived in constant fear for their life, property and honour. "6
Between 1951 and 1970 four million more refugees slipped across the border into India fleeing from Muslim rapine, looting and torture. By the Pakistan "Enemy Property Act" of 1965 those who left had their property seized and were virtually penniless.
West Pakistan controlled the economy of the Eastern half and did not spend a fair share on East Bengal. In 1971 a war of independence was fought and with Indian help the independent state of Bangladesh was set up. In the process, however, three million Hindus were massacred by Pakistani troops using US weapons.
Major-General Sawkat Reza remarked: "We have undertaken this noble work in the name of our religion...." Often the Hindus had to dig their own graves. "There have been a hundred My Lais and Lidices in East Pakistan."7
Two hundred thousand minority women were raped and many of them then killed by bayonets pushed up between their legs.8 Many were shipped to Saudi Arabia and sold into slavery which continued clandestinely. The money from these sales went into the coffers of Pakistan. In the village of Haluagat, Pakistani Army medical officers drained blood from minority "donors" until they died.
After the war, India repatriated the 9.5 million Hindu refugees back to Bangladesh and for a while they were safe under the secular government of Mujibar Rahman. However, Lt. Gen. Tikka Khan had Mujib murdered and Bangladesh became an Islamic military dictatorship.
The strategy of Islam is to ultimately reduce the number of kafirs (unbelievers) to zero. Bangladesh achieved this in northern Mymensingh which in 1947 had nearly 90% Christian population. Because of brutal persecution in 1964 and 1971 all the Garo Christians slipped into India. Similarly, the Hill Chittagong District was 98% Buddhist in 1947. Denied asylum in India most have fled to Arakan in Burma. By 1979 35% Buddhists lived in that part of Bangladesh. Districts which had a majority of Hindus were settled by Muslims to make them the dominant population.
The eleven million zimmis are literally second-class citizens in Bangladesh. All government jobs are denied to them; nor are they allowed access to higher education. The Munir Committee on the Shariat stated: .... . they will not be full citizens; they will have no voice in the making of the law, no rights to administer the law and no rights to hold public office."9
Police protection is not given to the zimmis. Their women can be harassed and violated, their crops removed from the fields, their temples and churches destroyed, job and trade licenses refused, and so on. The word of a zimmi is not taken in a court of law and even if a Muslim would give evidence, Shariat considers it haram (sinful) to bear witness against a Muslim in favour of a kafir.
Without any redress girls can be kidnapped and married to Muslims, becoming converts to Islam against their will. Forcible conversion to Islam proceeds in many areas. Petro-dollars from Saudi Arabia sup-port organizations such as World Tabligh-i-Jamaat in proselytizing among the zimmis.
In schools a distorted view of Indian 'history is presented so that Muslims are brain-washed into thinking that they are superior and Hindu youngsters are made to feel ashamed of their legacy. Often Hindus have to hide their identity by aping Muslim dress and customs or denying Hindu observances such as wearing the vermilion mark on the forehead or the obligatory conch-bangles. Hindu religious rituals are attacked and many centuries-old schools have been closed down. Muslim religious schools, of course, are liberally supported by the Bangladesh government.
In August 1991, Bangladesh "returned formally to parliamentary democracy, ending nearly sixteen years of presidential rule and military dictatorship".10 The elected Prime Minister, Mrs Khaleda Zia is the country's executive head rather than the President.
September 29, 1993 We were correct about undemocratic practices in Bangladesh. The government has banned a book by Taslima Nasreen entitled "Lajja" (Shame) about atrocities committed by Muslims against Hindus in 1990 and 1991. Nor have the authorities acted against the Bangladesh Shahada Sainik Parishad, a fundamentalist group which has put a 50,000 taka prize on Ms Nasreen's head.
Once Pakistan was created to allow Muslims to become a majority in their own country, hasn't a peaceful democratic state, respectful of its minorities, emerged?
- Zia U1-Haq
General Zia was the military dictator of Pakistan from 1977 until 1988. He had links with the Jamaat-e-Islami a Muslim fundamentalist organization, which wanted the country to be ruled by religious rather than secular leaders.
Zia had been chief-of-staff to Zulfikar Mi Bhutto, Pakistan's first democratically elected Prime Minister. Bhutto was the founder and leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which enjoyed massive support. He was opposed by the Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) which campaigned for Nizame-E-Mustafa, The "Regime of the Prophet". A vote against the PNA was a vote against God whereas a vote for the PNA was equal to 100,000 years of prayer.11
It was not as if Bhutto had not courted the Muslim vote. He had given Pakistan its first Islamic constitution in 1973, its Ministry of Religious Affairs, made Islamiyat - religious education compulsory in primary and secondary schools, programmed Arabic language lessons on Pakistan T V so that the Qur'an could be read in the original; even the Red Cross had been changed to the Red Crescent. But the fundamentalists would not be happy until the Shariah was instituted, turning the clock back hundreds of years, especially for human rights and women.
Bhutto's new laws supported women working outside the home and forbadc sexual discrimination.
Demonstrators against the PPP were paid via the PNA in American dollars.
Zia overthrew Bhutto in 1977 and had him hung in 1979 on a trumped-up charge of murder. He suspended the Constitution and imposed Martial Law. Some of his commands were:
Martial Law Order No 5: Anyone organizing or attending a meeting of a trade union, student union or political party without permission from the Martial Law Administrators (Zia) will receive up to ten lashes and five years imprisonment.
Law No 13: Criticizing the army in speech or writing is punishable by ten lashes and five years' imprisonment.'2
ML 0 No 16: "Seducing" a member of the army from his duty to the Chief Martial Law Administrator (Zia) is punishable by death.
ML 0 No 6: No person shall loot: maximum punishment: amputation of hand.
M L 0 No 77: "Treason" to be tried by a military court. Maximum penalty death by hanging.
ML0 No 78: Detention without trial for political prisoners extended beyond 12 months for as long as warranted. "Reasons for detention shall not be communicated to any person
Presidential Order No 4 Trials by military court to be held in secret. It became an offence to name the accused, the charges or the sentence. Military courts did not permit lawyers to defend the accused.
M L 0 54 (23-9-82 retrospective to 5-7-77)Death penalty for being "liable to cause insecurity, fear, despondency among the public" or having knowledge of such an offence. Unless proved to the contrary, the accused is presumed guilty.
"In October, two thousand lawyers met in Karachi to demand the restoration of civil liberties. The organisers of the conference were arrested and sentenced to one year's rigorous imprisonment."'5
ML 049 The editor of any publication deemed dangerous to the "sovereignty, integrity and security of Pakistan or of morality and maintenance of public order" is subject to ten lashes and 25 years of rigorous imprisonment. 16
The mass circulation PPP newspaper, Musawaat was closed down and the presses seized. Censorship was enforced and the military controlled the source of newsprint.
ML 0 No 48 A member of a political party is subject to fourteen years rigorous imprisonment, the loss of his property and 25 lashes.
Doctors were usually present so that whipping stopped short of death. Smelling salts were often administered if the victim lost consciousness before receiving his allotted number of lashes.
Bhutto's dentist, Dr. Niazi, was not a member of any political party but was punished for his friendship with the ex-PM. An American visitor had left half a bottle of wine at his house. This was found when his home was searched. Dr. Niazi was jailed for six months for possessing alcohol.
Zia supported the Wahhabis whom we described in the essay on Saudi Arabia and he made no effort to restrain the religous fundamentalists. They could assault people, throw acid at them or destroy their property at will. During Ramadan gangs roamed the streets checking that no restaurants were open, that water was shut off in drinking fountains and public bathrooms and that no one smoked in public during the day. Fundamentalist students campaigned for sexual apartheid at the schools and attacked girls wearing Western clothing. Women's events at the Olympic Games were not shown on Pakistan T V because they showed their legs. Shariah law was introduced so that a woman 5 evidence was worth only half of a man's. The woman's penalty of being stoned to death was introduced for Zina (adultery). The double standard was shown in one case in Lahore. Two women were made to strip, beaten on the genitals and then raped. After all that, the case against them was dropped due to lack of confessions or eye-witnesses. Surely their experiences in the police station made them guilty?
Members of religious minorities such as Hindus, Christians and Zoroastrians were particularly likely to be victimized and warned to get out of Pakistan. The Ahmadiyya community whose members consider themselves to be Muslims, under amendments made to the penal code in 1984, may be "imprisoned for up to three years for calling themselves Muslims or for engaging in Muslim religious practices such as wearing badges displaying verses from the Qur'an."17 Over 3000 Ahmadis have been charged under this act.
To show how "democratic" he was, Zia decided to go through the motions of a referendum in 1985. A "yes" vote would bring the laws of Pakistan into line with the Shariah. What was laughable, however, was that anyone campaigning for a no vote could be fined $35,000 and imprisoned for three years. The only alternative for the democratic forces was to call for a boycott of the referendum. The voter turnout may have been as low as 10%. Official figures were useless; all supervision and counting were done by the military.
Zia had a special relationship with the United States of America. Despite human rights abuses, many saw Pakistan as a Western bastion in the East. Zia called Pakistan a front-line state helping to fight a jihad (holy war) against godless communism. He received over $500 million a year in economic and military aid from the U.S.A., plus whatever did not reach the mujahedin forces in Afghanistan. The Under-Secretary of State, James Buckley testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that elections "were not in the security interests of Pakistan" 18
Reagan, however, did want Zia to hold elections. The dictator took the precaution of rounding up 3000 political opponents until the elections were over. Still he was rejected: only six out of6l candidates standing for the Jamaat-e-Islami won seats whereas of 52 candidates supporting the PPP fifty won seats-this despite the fact that the PPP had been banned for eight years.
However Zia did not lift martial law until December 1985. He retained the posts of President and Army Chief of Staff and he kept the "civilian government" under tight control.
Little of the billions of dollars received in aid went to help the people. For example the literacy rate was falling not improving. The infant mortality rate to the age of one was 15% and to age five was 34%. Over 85% of Pakistanis lived in huts or shacks with no access to clean water.
In August 1988, Zia was killed in an air-crash. Benazir Bhutto, daughter of the murdered Prime Minister, had spent years in exile, years under home detention and years in jail including long periods in solitary confinement. She obtained a court ruling that elections should be party-based. The PPP won the largest number of seats and Benazir became Prime Minister. She immediately had all death sentences commuted and thousands of political and religious prisoners were released.
March 19,1993 Meeting in New Delhi, the supreme council of Shia Ulema (religious leaders) is to approach the United Nations to have Pakistan declared a terrorist state. The Wahhabist Sunnis do not recognize Shiites as Muslims and recently massacred a number of them in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
What is the conflict over Kashmir all about?
After early Buddhist and Hindu rule, Jammu and Kashmir State became part of the Moghul empire in 1587 and most of its people were forcibly converted to Islam. It came under British domination in 1846. On independence and partition in 1947 its Hindu Maharajah hesitated and refrained from joining India or Pakistan for some time.
Pakistan made an unprovoked attack and seized thousands of square miles. It was then the Majarajah threw in his lot with India, which action was later ratified by the Kashmir Assembly. At Leh about five hundred innocent Buddhists were murdered and many monasteries were looted and desecrated. The secular army of India contained numbers of Muslim officers some of whom passed information on to Pakistan. Under the cover of darkness Muslim Kashmiri troops murdered their Hindu comrades while they slept.
The Pakistan army was accompanied by Muslim tribesmen. At Baramula they raped and robbed the kafir women including the nuns of the local mission hospital. A month later the town of Mirpur fell." Hardly two thousand out of about 25,000 living at that time in the ill-fated town managed to reach Jhangar in safety. The rest were ruthlessly butchered. The number of women abducted from there ran into thousands. Most of them were paraded and then sold in the bazaars of Jehlum, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. The barbarities of the Pakistan troops and civilians on these hapless women... put to shame the worst orgies of rape and violence associated with the hordes of Ghengiz Khan and Nadir Shah."19
On August 15, 1948 after many months of resistance, the town of Askardu fell to Pakistan. The entire Hindu population and most of the surviving troops were massacred. By the time of the cease fire approximately half the state had come int6 the grasp of Pakistan, which consolidated its power by killing or driving out all Hindus including Sikhs.
Pakistan, however, had not been able to take the Kashmir Valley and intensified its efforts to agitate the Muslim masses.
From May 1965 Pakistan sent thousands of armed infiltrators into Kashmir prior to its full-scale invasion on September 1, 1965. In this Second Indo-Pak War India was able, in the main, to withstand the invaders.
On December 3, 1971 Pakistan bombed Indian air bases starting the Third Indo-Pak War. Again Kashmir was high on the list of its objectives. Apart from India once again preventing the severance of Kashmir it helped Bangladesh achieve independence.
Still hoping to enlarge its Islamic state, Pakistan is training and arming young Kashmiri rebels. To date they have mainly engaged in hit and run activities. The Indian Border Security Force have killed 227 guerrillas and captured three hundred including some Afghan fighters.
Sajjad Ahmed, one of the leaders of an Islamic group, the Harakatul-Mujahedin stated that every true Muslim should join the jihad. In October 1991, Ashun Dar of the Hizb-ul-Mujahedin had four captured soldiers hung when the Indian authorities would not exchange ten Kashmiris for them.
Muslim fundamentalist groups have gone about systematically destroying non-Muslim school and college buildings in Kashmir. Six advanced colleges, 79 primary schools, 81 middle schools, 63 high schools and 23 higher secondary schools have been destroyed by the militants. In addition, 240 educational institutions have been damaged including Christian missionary schools at Srinagar and Baramula.
At the same time a number of Islamic schools and seminaries have been opened or extended. Money for these activities have derived from Pakistan or drug-smuggling. Large quantities of heroin and hashish destined for Europe have been seized by Indian security forces on the IndoPak border. Together with the drugs come arms and explosives for the Muslim terrorists.
On August 14 1993, Islamic militants stopped a bus traveling from Kishtwar to Jammu, pulled out 16 Hindus who were aboard and shot them in cold blood.
Have the Hindus developed similar coping mechanisms as the Jews in response to overwhelming Muslim savagery?
- The happiest in this matter must be the Muslims themselves. What fools these Hindus are, they must be telling
themselves: We killed them by the millions, we wrested a whole nation out of them, we engineer riots against
them, and they still defend us!... But don't the Hindus know that many orthodox Indian Muslims still cling to the
Deoband school, which says that India was once "Dar-ul-Islam", the house of Islam, and should return to that
...But ultimately, it is a miracle that Hinduism survived the onslaught of Muslim savagery; it shows how deep was her faith, how profound her karma, how deeply ingrained her soul in the hearts of her faithfuls. We do not want to point a finger at Muslim atrocities, yet they should not be denied and their mistakes should not be repeated today. But the real question is: Can Islam ever accept Hinduism? We shall turn towards the Sage, the yogi, who fought for India's independence, accepting the Gita's message of karma of violence when necessary, yet had a broad vision that softened his words: "You can live with a religion whose principle is toleration. But how is it possible to live peacefully with a religion whose principle is "I will not tolerate you? How are you going to have unity with these people?...The Hindu is ready to tolerate; he is open to new ideas and his culture and has got a wonderful capacity for assimilation, but always provided India's central truth is recognised.. (Sri Aurobindo India's Rebirth 161,173) Or behold this, written on September 1909: "Every action for instance which may be objectionable to a number of Mahomedans, is now liable to be forbidden because it is likely to lead to a breach of peace. And one is dimly beginning to wonder whether worship in Hindu temples may be forbidden on that valid ground (India's Rebirth p. 55). How prophetic! Sri Aurobindo could not have foreseen that so many Muslim countries would ban Rushdie's book and that Hindu processions would often be forbidden in cities, for fear of offending the Muslims. Sri Aurobindo felt that sooner or later Hindus would have to assert again the greatness of Hinduism.
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Negationism and the Muslim Conquests by Francois Gautier
Kashmir: The Problem is Muslim Extremism, by Sita Ram Goel
Satyameva Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs), by Dr. Jai Maharaj
Real Islam, by Anwar Shaikh
JEW-HINDU RELATIONS, by Arvind Ghosh
- BOOKS & PRINTED MATERIAL:
- Legacy of Muslim Rule in India, by Kishori Saran Lal
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- A Wounded Civilization, by V.S. Naipaul
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- Rewriting Indian History, by Francois Gautier, François Gautier
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- The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, by Andrew G Bostom
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- The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims, by Robert Spencer
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- STORY OF CIVILIZATION, VOL I: OUR ORIENTAL HERITAGE: VOLUME I, by Will Durant
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- The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
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- The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West, by Daniel Pipes, Koenraad Elst
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- Legacy of Muslim Rule in India, by Kishori Saran Lal