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Be careful what you wish for Victor

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Submitted by Frahad Navkhoda (United Kingdom), Jun 22, 2007 at 09:51

Dear Victor,

you should be careful what you wish for. Today you call for Muslims to be expelled from the USA but tommorrow your Indian brethen may follow swiftly through the one-way ticket lounge.

Not to forget the Indian cousins that live (taken over) Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius, Madagascar just to name a few and the large minorities of Indians that reside in North America, Trinidad and the UK.

Here's an idea, how about all the Indians in Muslim Malaysia, Muslim Indonesia (Bali) , Muslim Bangladesh, Muslim Pakistan and Muslim Gulf and the Levant are sent packing home ?

My point is that social engineering has been attempted on many occasion, one memoriable example (in history) was during the third Reich and another more recent example was the expulsion of Ugandan Indians in the 70's.

If the Central Asian Turks had not conquered India, surely the Mongols would have and there would be no such thing as an Indian today! If the intention of Muslim conquerors was to convert India to Islam, they would have been able to do so overnight. Most Indians converted to either escape the caste system or to obtain political favour. The same reason that hundreds of thousands of Dalits are becoming Buddhists and Christians today. Even the much revered shivaji was a Mughal pawn at best and a rebellious treacherous terrorist at worst. Was he not responsible for laying siege and burning down the important trading port of Surat and thus paving the way for the Dutch East India Company and the British East India company to gain their first foothold in India and set up factories and storehouses? Either way, he was a mere footnote in chivalry before the BJP plucked him out of obscurity as a Hindu hero.

I was surprised to discover the Victoria Terminus which was built by the British as a grand railway station has been absurdly renamed after this obscure figure. He was not even alive when the station was built let alone know what a steam-engine was !

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