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in response to reader comment: What about muslim poverty and islamic system which were never justified!

Submitted by Frahad Navkhoda (United Kingdom), Jul 5, 2007 at 09:48

Dear 'True Indian',

you have clearly failed to grasp the points of my argument. Let me spell it out for you. Sure Muslim society and Islam has issues to settle but so does all society. Rather then picking up on the flavour of the day, maybe you should start with your own flavour to Mix. I'm not sure how you became such an expect of Islamic Jurisprudence overnight, it takes years to become a cleric and even longer to study the various other aspects of the religion.

As for the treatment of Muslim women, you fail to mention that Islam was the first religion to stipulate the property and ownership Rights for women. Regardless of the current state of Women in Islam, Mohammed was ahead of his time in terms of equal rights and need I remind you that Hindus were burning wives on the husbands funeral pyres in that same time. It was thanks to the colonial British that this practice was outlawed. Regardless of your perception, Young single women are the most likely to convert to Islam, you really can't mess with facts.

With regards to war and religion, you clearly have not read or understood the Old Testament. Let be give you a clue, God of 'Fire and Brimstone' who went around 'Smoting' people and 'opening the earth beneath them'.

With my reference to taking on the 'world's biggest democracy' does not infer that I am against the democratic process, I was indicating that India can be loosely referred to such a concept since the caste sytem would make it more a 'feudal state'. The caste system is an integral part of Hinduism and I am not surprised that you seek to distance your faith from this outdated and uncivilised practice.

Your mention of demography is laughable. Areas of India such as Utter Pradesh are some of the most densly populated in the world. India has the largest number of people living in extreme poverty and poverty in general in the world, more then all those living in Africa put together, and unlike Muslim society, it has one of the greatest disparity in the distribution of wealth and income. Post independence, Brahmin Hindus have ensured that Minority groups and lower Caste Hindus are kept in a permanent state of poverty. Regardless of this, they have thrived.

You mentioned Christains in Lebanon, you really don't know the first thing about them. Lebanese Christian communities are established the world over in Australia, North America, Europe and in Africa. Many more Lebanese and especially Christians live outside of the country. For my second point about Indians and demographic breeding programmes, please refer to Fiji, Trindad and Tobago, Madagascar, Mauritius and Guyana to start off with.

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