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Quite unsurprising- Islam (crescent/star) and communism (hammer/sickle)

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Submitted by Sadhasiv (United States), May 14, 2008 at 08:17

It is no coincidence that symbols of Islam (crescent/star) and communism (hammer/sickle) have a rather strong resemblance--in addition to the fact that Islam (especially as practiced by Arabs and many Pakistanis including dominant factions in military and politics) and communism are both based on hatred. The only difference is that Islam follows a transcendental (but false) god, while communism deifies "the system".

Basically, seeds of Naxal-Islamist nexus were laid when Pakistan decided to approach China for "friendship" after India's lacklustre performance against China in 1962 war (due to Nehru and Menon being PM and DefMin respectively) with the assumption that China would support them materielly in an attack against India (an assumption which certainly was a factor in Pakistan's 1965 misadventure).

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