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Resistance toward Islamic usurpation

Reader comment on item: Islam Driving the Social and Legal Agenda in the West

Submitted by Prashant, Dec 25, 2018 at 19:11

Dear Dr Pipes, in reference to your blog entitled 'Islam Driving the social and legal agenda in the West" I will like to bring to your attention a new development. It has been widely discussed that Muslims draw maximum advantage from the freedoms available in free and democratic societies. It is well known that they occupy the streets in many a cities around the world on Fridays for their prayers without being cognizant of the inconvenience they cause to everyone else. It is more and more difficult for the democratic governments to stop this behavior due to the presence of apologists and vested interests among us. But ,occasionally, some governments indeed muster up enough courage to stand up against Islamist's selfish behavior. Please take a look at the reference cited by me below. The government in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) in India is ultra conservative. In fact, just like the Hungarian nationalists about whom you wrote sometime back, many stands of the UP government are seriously flawed. But nevertheless this government recently took a courageous step. It asked Muslims to pray in mosques and not in the parks of a major Indian industrial city.

Though I do not agree with all stands of this government, I applaud it for standing up to Islamic politics. I believe that prayers are matters of spirituality and humility and should be done in the privacy of people's homes and prayer-houses. When I see thousands of people congregating in noisy places for prayers, I smell politics and not spirituality in their intentions.

Finally, the fight against fundamentalist Islam is not that of one person or one country. It is a fight of all people in all countries against undemocratic and fundamentalist forces. Where ever we see this fight going on, we need to support it.

Reference: (Muslims asked to pray in mosques and not in the city parks):

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/no-namaz-in-parks-up-police-notice-to-noida-companies-muslim-employees-1416902-2018-12-25


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Resistance toward Islamic usurpation [316 words]PrashantDec 25, 2018 19:11246749
A question still unanswered, [25 words]Jules PosnJun 13, 2015 09:28223801
The full spectrum about prayers need to be discussed [168 words]PrashantJun 2, 2015 00:13223623
The problem isn't them. The problem is us. [303 words]Charles MartelDec 18, 2014 01:04219836
True Believers won't rest until total victory [269 words]BG DavisJun 13, 2015 11:08219836
Using prayer to pay down debt, help Universities. [43 words]Abu NudnikMar 17, 2013 14:03204418
They are eating into your society [120 words]AristocratNov 5, 2010 20:38179958
Robert Paladino is absolutely right [159 words]TedJul 26, 2010 23:30176081
1What is a reasonable person to do? [182 words]LarryJul 23, 2010 12:13175936
LIttle by little the muslims chip away at our basic rights and culture. ..it is like the frog in the slowly heated water...one day we will just die away [287 words]Phil GreendMay 17, 2010 12:11172814
Have Hijabist right to impose their will in sex driven businesses in the West? [206 words]SvetSep 24, 2009 13:22162025
Islam did not come up with something new or odd. [37 words]esraaJun 27, 2009 19:51158085
2don,t compare with Mother Mary or catholic nuns [151 words]G.VishvasJun 28, 2009 07:52158085
my society [132 words]esraaJun 29, 2009 07:24158085
It is about islam as a whole and its intentions [171 words]G.VishvasJul 3, 2009 10:54158085
Esraa is correct [145 words]TedJul 26, 2010 23:17158085
content [16 words]fazleAug 3, 2011 04:00158085
2Where Islam goes trouble soon follows [195 words]ZahirJun 2, 2015 00:05158085
Makes me furious! [67 words]Islam setting the legal & social agenda in the west!Feb 26, 2009 10:18151225
birth defects [489 words]KiwiJul 4, 2008 02:13134351
It is law already [49 words]Gabrielle CroftsJun 15, 2008 02:38132163
Cousins [17 words]alanJun 9, 2008 09:04131522
Ban it EVERYWHERE! [26 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiJun 8, 2008 03:51131416
1Keeping it in the family islam style [355 words]GabrielleJun 15, 2008 06:32131416
Muslim marriage patterns [213 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiJun 16, 2008 16:25131416
quran misunderstood [274 words]JIBRAN SABIR QURESHIJun 18, 2008 02:02131416
Science and the Qu'ran [70 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiJun 19, 2008 17:03131416
1islamic is what comes from the kuran [161 words]G.VishvasJun 23, 2008 10:31131416
reply Jibran [163 words]Gabrielle (Australia)Jul 11, 2008 03:41131416
Over confidence [84 words]JIBRAN SABIR QURESHIJul 12, 2008 02:41131416
re Jibrans comment [57 words]Gabrielle CroftsJul 13, 2008 23:03131416
Enlightning Mr Straight_Talk_Luigi [116 words]Amit SharmaNov 30, 2009 16:06131416
What is wrong with this? [96 words]fifiJun 16, 2013 16:24131416
Not sure what this has to do with my comment [99 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiJun 19, 2013 00:14131416
I will take a shot at it [555 words]PrashantJun 19, 2013 00:46131416
1In our own back yard-Jihadist blogger in North carolina [274 words]gary fouseJun 8, 2008 00:39131406
She's got a ticket to ride! [1009 words]DeadMessengerDec 17, 2006 14:2269781
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1Islam vs Christianity [52 words]dfgsaikpdafgpkpk[ozxcvbk[xpmc BSep 28, 2006 23:1958132
DUE TO THE NEW, GUTLESS, 'EFFEMINISED ENGLAND'. [147 words]Gordon WeareNov 3, 2009 15:1458132
Muslims still seeking prayer space at McGill [311 words]IanDec 6, 2005 00:1229494

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