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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 14, 2007 at 10:41

Our dear Mahfooz wrote

But you expressed surprise that India 'allows' Muslim shrines to function and Muslims to pray at mosques!

Really? where did i "express surprise"? India is a secular democracy and that would not surprise me.

Well, you decided to forget that Muslims constitute 15% of the population of India.

And where did i forget that?

They hold many impostant posts including cabinet misnistes of that country. The last President of India was a Muslim, a scientist, who received the highest award of his country for his contribution to development of rocketry and nuclear weapons for his country.

And do you know why? Because India is a secular democarcy and anyone will make it if he/she has the education and the talent. Bangaldesh? That is a different as it is a glorious little Islamic theocracy

In India, as in Bangladesh, all citizens enjoy equal rights under the constitution irrespective of their religious belief. The things you write will not only ever be published anywhere in India but most probably you will attract proceedings under their criminal law for propagating rifts and encouraging religious conflict among the people.

Really? Well in this case the author of the Qur'an should also be taken to court because the Qur'an is hate literature period and as a matter of fact there was a Jain from Bangladesh that wanted (in 1986) the Qur'an be declared as hate literature and be banned.

If you wish, you may just pick up the phone and talk to the relevant attaché in the India Embassy in your country to reconfirm, should you have any doubt.

And why is that? Oh I forgot I must be Hindosee (Arabic for Hindu) but you tell us ya ayuha al-faylasoof al-kabeer: how many Hindus did you meet who can read and speak the Arabic language?Let me help you: Non. I will make it even easier for you: How many Pakistanis or Bengalis did you meet that can REALLY read and speak Arabic? Let me help you; More than likely not.

And why do you want me to call the india attache and check on what?

And you know what? Islam is the religion of the arabs only.

Submitting....

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