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Submitted by Proud Indian (India), May 24, 2008 at 01:43

Dear Farman,

I agree with you that, for political gains, our wretched politicians dont want us to live in harmony, but at the same time what i dont agree to your indication that the terrorist activities in INDIA are purely motivated for political gains. You mentioned that who soever committed these hienous crimes want us ( hindus & muslims ) to be in a constant state of conflict.

I am proud to say that they ain't winning here.. Can you tell me any rioting which took place after the mumbai train blasts?? jaipur blasts?? parliament attacks? the answer is no. Thats because the majority can see the motive of the terrorists and therefore there is no aftermath. This is an example of tolerance the majority has. Why, even calculated attacks on our religious places like akshardham, & the cold blooded murder of amarnath yatris didn't make the common hindu grab a sickle, spear or load his gun and hunt muslims, did it?? I am sure you know the answer.

Now let me play devil's advocate here,

You say that godhra was an inside job which was used as an excuse to ignite the carnage of muslims.. Now , if according to you , the conflict started with an arguement with a railway vendor at godhra, given the huge nos of sevaks present there, it should have ended with fistcuffs or at the worst the vendor bieng batterred badly right?? what i dont understand is why only did the boogies which carried the sevaks burnt?? various eyewitness confirmed that the boogies were attacked by a mob of hooligans which were carrying petrol cans.. what followed was a backlash which was uncontrollable, ( yyou may be right in calling modi a nero, but mind it , he is a politician and they are used to taking advantage).

Take the next example of Ayodhya, the babri masjid was bought down , virtually without any resistance , and no bloodshed! we all knew that it was vote bank politics at work but what triggerred the riots is that muslim perceived it as an attack on islam, the second second phase was again a retaliatory attack.

See the differrence here? let me condense it for you, The majority of of Hindus do not believe that local muslims have any hand in the bomblasts ( here i would like to highlight that the helping hands are local muslims ) therefore there is no riots. Muslims do not understand the politicians and believe that they are bieng victimised and link the same as hindus trying to dominate the muslims.. Also there is a general feeling amongst the majority that muslims dont try to fit in the country and value their religion above the law of the land. let me cite you some examples.

1) Failure to adhere to population control, resistance to Common Civil Code, Resistance of changing the curricullum of madrassas to suit the modern education system and many such things

2) Any social changes to be implemented, muslims first check if thy are Koran Compliant and then decide.

3) The intellectual muslims like yourselves , by bieng silent , are doing more damage than good. Why cant intellectual muslims like you take on the radical mullas who issue fatwas against sania mirza , slap the mullahs who made the daughter in law marry her rapist father in law? or those who kicked massacarred and kicked kasmiri pandits out of their home land in kashmir?

4) It is also sad to see that the muslim community choose to cry as victims when the suspected terrorists are caught..( A question for self retrospection.. why are most of the suspects muslim?) During the Mumbai blast trails, There were hindu custom officers and border patrol guards who also were sentenced to Life Imprisonment, no body mentions that but all of the psuedo secular politicians and minority leaders shout how the muslims are bieng victimised.

I am proud to say that it is hindus who are in the forefront for fighting cases against the perpeteurs of riots ( Teesta Setalvad for gujarat and Justice Srikrishna (a devout hindu )who gave an unbiased report on the riots). I dont see any muslim organisation fighting against the misdemeneaors of the muslims..

So Mr Farman Naqvi, lets be an Indian first then be a muslim or a hindu, we are majority here but still end up bieng treated by minority appeasing politicians as minority. Mr F. N stop thinking Foriegn National

Yours Truly

Proud Indian

PS , You asked which muslim will attack a mosque? c'mon farman, we how shias and sunnis blow each other's place of worship ( do you watch the cnn or bbc )..

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