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Factual Error re Buddhist elimination from India

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Submitted by Shabbir Alam Khan (India), Nov 6, 2008 at 11:07

Kindly note the following factual errors:

1) 'But' is not an Arabic word. If you can search it in any Arabic dictionary, it would be an invention.

2) When the Muslim came to India, there is no history of clash between Buddhist and Muslims. In fact, Buddhists were eliminated from India much before the arrival of Muslim in India and they were flourishing in China and other South-Asian countries. It is also proved that Buddhism arose against the tyranical socio-religious system of Brahamanism. Ashoka the Great first slain the Buddhist, then repented and renounced Hinduism and adopted Buddhism.

3) Dr. B R Ambedkar never accused Muslims for aggression against Buddhism. Rather, he renounced Hinduism and first wanted to become a Muslim but due to various socio-political considerations as well as confusion regarding different sects of Muslims, he chose to become a Buddhist.

We are free to draw any conclusion from the history as per our intellect and understanding but we should not distort the history. Facts are facts whether it goes against Muslims or Hindus or any other community at any point in history due to their misdeeds. Kindly come out of your prejudice and study the Indian and Muslim history again.

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