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in response to reader comment: Sorry buddy but Islam is the religion of the Arabs and you ain't!

Submitted by Jaisingh Thakur (India), Jul 16, 2007 at 01:53

Dear dhimmi,

I doff my hat to you for your excellent reply to Shakeel. The likes of Shakeel, and indeed, the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, seem to have lost sight of the basic fact rightly pointed out by you, namely, that Islam, the so-called reiligion of peace, was and is meant only for the desert Arabs and is totally out of place and unwanted in other flourishing and culturally prosperous lands, which were important landmarks in world history in the pre-Islamic times.

When Islam came into contact with these cultures, it could not comprehend their sophistication and subtleties and reacted in the only manner in which a bull is known to react in a China shop- destroy everything that came in the way of their religiously-sanctified loot and plunder, for every loot was " mal-i-ghanimat" and religiously justified. Dear friend, your sound exegesis also throws light on the fanatical behaviour of the Muslims of the Indian sub continent. To cite only one instance, when the so-called Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was razed to the ground on Dec.6, 1992, this fanatcial community reacted by rioting and, in Mumbai, in a suburban place called Jogeshwari, an entire family of nine members was burned to death after locking the doors of their house from outside.

And yet, mosques by their tens, if not hundreds ,have been pulled down in countries like Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan itself , and these same elements have not uttered a murmur of protest. The chief reason for this is that the Indian state ,has till date, been treating such elements with kid-gloves for electoral reasons. But somewhere, deep within their psche, these elements must be longing to be the desert Arabs and the grim reality that they are Indian Muslims, or Pakistanis, must be paining them so greatly as to make them indulge in these despicably fanatical acts. After all, a convert is always more enthusiastic to prove himself, and, to that extent, is rendered more menacing to his co-nationals. To make up for the loss of not being a desert Arab, he then takes to the streets, and displays his loyalty to the new faith in the only manner he is capable of, viz, taking resort to violence.

Submitting....

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