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Taming Islam

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Submitted by Thiagan (India), Apr 28, 2008 at 00:20

Most of your remarks are inconsistent, incohate and illogical and do not deserve any sane reply.

I have already said that in India there are laws against female infanticide, dowry demands and domestic violence. In Pakistan wife beating is a favourite pastime and are there any similar laws? The comments about hinduism are unalloyed rubbish. This is what the great histoprian and statesman of 20th century say about Islam. I can not do better.

"These are Winston Churchill's quotes on the ISLAMIC PLAGUE from an 1899 book by him in which he describes Muslims (Moslems) he apparently observed during Kitchener's campaign at Kartuum in the Sudan: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among me."

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