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An atheist blaming religion instead of his own Islamophobia

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in response to reader comment: What kind of Jihad were the Barbaric Muslim Raiders carrying out when they ravaged Hindustan for centuries?

Submitted by Nishi (India), Sep 7, 2008 at 12:41

Dear Pi

I will start my reply from the place where your post ended, i.e.

‘RAMZAAN MUBARAK'

By greeting in this way you appear to be an apologist who at one place uses most filthy & abusive language against Islam & in the same breath use the Islamic month of Ramazan to alleviate feelings, strange but true.

You asked,

‘please answer my honest question.. who has badly misunderstood the scriptures? who dreams of Dar-ul-Islam? what is the inspiration behind Islamic terrorism? why do thousands of muslims die with koran in thier hand and allah-u-akbar on their tongues?'

My reply is,

The word ‘Islamic' means, ‘Mohammedan's', the word is adjective of Islam. ‘Islam' means "Resignation to the will of God" as per the "Dictionary of Islam" By Thomas Patrick Hughes published by Rupa & Co (Second Impression 1992), page 220. In the Holy "Quran" the word is used for doing homage to God. Now after explaining meaning of Islam, It is to inform you that you, the misguided, people have misunderstood the scripture. Every true Muslim dreams of Dar-ul-Islam, which means a place where peace prevails, every person had an equal right; there shall be rule of law & justice & God or Allah or Bhagwan, whom you believe, shall rule.

Regarding your query about ‘Islamic Terrorism' it is to inform you that the term was manufactured by powerful western media and its leaders who are using this term from their roof tops by over and over again saying "Islamic Terrorism", and inviting each and every Muslim to take sides, which viciously be propagated that every Muslim is with the crime, hence Islam itself is guilty. Can you site any example from the Islamic literature where this word has been used to define any of the action of a Muslim? Lastly, I will inform you that whenever a Muslim dies it is his last wish to have Quran in his hand and to recite Allah-o-Akbar.

Do you know the meaning of word Allah-o-Akbar? It means Allah is great, if you believe in Bhagwan; do you not think and believe Bhagwan is great, or you think some thing otherwise? Although in one of your post you claimed yourself as an atheist (subject to correction). It must be now clear to you that all your queries were juvenile & again I will inform you that the same are based upon the propaganda material disseminated by Islamophobia lobbies.The Islamic Terrorism is nothing but farce propaganda unleashed by some imprudent & hard-nosed people. Islam is a religion of love & peace. This professes & emphasises in Quran in the following words:

"YOUR RELIGION FOR YOU & MINE FOR ME" (Surah 109: 6)

Further Quran says:

"THERE SHALL BE NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION" (Surah 2: 256)

Regarding stereotype meaning of Jihad it is sufficient to quote one verse of Surah Al-Baqar of Holy Quran,

"Fight in the cause of God those who fight you,

But do not transgress, for God do not love transgressors. (190)

Islam emphasizes freedom of religion in Holy Quran:

Let there be no compulsion in religion.

For this is the truth, which stands out from error,

That whoever rejects evil and believes in God

Shall grasp the most dependable handle. (Surah 2:256)

It is Islam, which liberated women from slavery and given them right to live in peace with the men in equality. In all civilized societies like in India also it is the culture to cover the head in presence of males either elders, outsiders or while appearing before any other. Mother Mary in all her pictures as well as Christian nuns and sisters wear the headgear at all times, same is being done just for the purpose that they are revered ladies and are liable to be seen in a pious way. Islam sees all women in a pious way. As I have already asked that can it be suggested in any way that Christian nuns and sisters are being forced to wear the headgear because of some conservative religious view prevalent in Christianity?

You wrote

‘DONT BLAME US BLAME YOUR BOOK FOR BEING SO AMBIGUOUS THAT ANY MULLAH OR RADICAL CAN USE IT TO BRAINWASH WANNABE TERRORISTS INTO BELEIVING THAT THEY ARE FIGHTING A RELIGIOUS WAR…'

My reply is,

Again you tried to create a monkey wrench around yourself; I have already informed you that ‘YOU' people have misunderstood the scripture & are propagating this false hood. A war in defence can always be fought, to defend the religion, its people, and believers. Will as a Hindu you will not fight the war if your faith is going to be damaged (I doubt because you are an atheist).

You wrote,

‘CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY ALL THE RAIDERS CHERISHED THEMSELVES BIENG CALLED AS GHAZIS? AND WHAT SORT OF GUARANTEE DOES ISLAM NEEDS TO PROPOGATE ITSELF? DOES IT MEAN THAT IN ORDER FOR ISLAM TO SPREAD, ALLAH ALLOWS WARFARE? WHAT SORT OF GOD IS THIS THAT IN ORDER FOR ITS FAITH TO PROPOGATE HE ADVOCATES JIHAD (IN YOUR OWN WORDS...? USE OF SWORD)?'

My reply is,

Islam never called them as Ghazis; it is their choice to adopt any name, like you have adopted the name of "PROUD INDIAN". Can you spell out whether the Indian Constitution or any other law allowed you to do so, to hide your real identity? By your own choice you have adopted the word ‘Indian' from the Indian Constitution.

I may inform you the faith is to be protected from evil forces by any means, whether those evil forces are against God, Allah or Bhagwan. You have not read my post carefully, where I referred Sri Krishna's exhortation to Arjun to fight against evil forces, and started barking upon me with the collected material of Islamophobia factory. Again I forgot that you are an atheist, who always remains ready to bark upon Muslims, despite being a doubter of God.

Rest of your post is nothing but reverberation of propaganda material collected by you from Islamophobia Factory, which is why I am leaving that terming it as ‘tendentious'.

Any way you are not here to gain knowledge but to distribute evil.

In one of your post you have already advised One Attri ji to avoid & ignore me but you are not following your advice, why?

With warm regards.

Submitting....

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