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Muslim Rule Just Rule

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Submitted by Thigan (India), Mar 6, 2008 at 05:36

06/03/08

Shafi says:

"You are quite right Dr., Muslims did control a considerable part of the world but their rule was just and that is why they were successful where ever they went and for such long periods of time."

He does not know history or prefers a convenient amnesia. Hindus had the worst period during the Mogul rule for over 700 years and it is estimated that more 60 million Hindus and Buddhists were killed. Buddhism which was thriving in Afganistan was completely destroyed, when the muslim invaders killed thousands of Buddhist monks and burnt down many libraries, housing precious books. The outstanding philosopher and historian of the 20th century has this to say:

"The Mohammadan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within." - Will Durant

Even now muslims are treating the Hindu and Christian minorities in Pakistan and Malaysia shabbily; they are stealing the dead bodies of Hindus for burial as per muslim customs and my question is why the Hindu India, Christian West and Buddhist China treat the followers of Islam differently? Is secularism one way traffic?

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