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Muslims have to be different in every respect

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Submitted by B N GURURAJ (India), Feb 12, 2009 at 09:45

Ask Indians about their experience with Muslim peculiarities and obsessions. The Hindus have over thousand years' experience. The issue is not merely the seeing eye dog. Be it their dress, beard, habits, they have to be different from the rest. While dogs are generally a favourite pet for others, for Muslims, it is impure.

While the Hindus perform most of rituals along with wife, for muslims, woman is impure. After doing Wuzu before payer, if "the faithful" happens to touch a woman, he becomes impure. He has to do wuzu once again. If water is scarce, he can do wuzu with dust or sand. Thus, impurity imparted by a woman is worse than sand or dust!

While men in general sport beard and mustache, for Muslims, it has to be only the beard and not mustache.

Hindus wear dhoti upto ankle level. But, Muslims wear Lunghis (similar to Dhoti, but coloured fabric) several inches above ankle. If Hindus consider East as sacred direction for religious rituals, Muslims turn West! During the Delhi sultanate rule, the Hindus were Dhimmified, and were not allowed to wear fine garments. Silks were forbidden for the Dhimmi Hindus. If they wore finery, by mistake, a Muslim might salute a Hindu first. That was a strict no! Cows are slaughtered in India, not because either the Koran or the Sunnah prescribes it, but because the Hindus rever cows. That is the way to put down the Hindus.

Identitarianism is a weapon in the hands of Islamists. This is how the fight with the majority community commences. As long as islamists are minority, they fight for maintaining their distinct identity. Once, they become majority, they will impose their religioin, practices and ethos on others. It is billigerence all the way. That is the effect of Islam on all its followers, irrespective of their nationality, or ethnicity.

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