911 and after
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Submitted by Yoven (United States), Mar 24, 2006 at 15:31Hello Dr Pipes and readers,
I am a 23 years old male PROUD Hindu living in the Great White North and I love my country of origin and have deep love for my country of adoption. From a very young age, I always had this feeling of mistrust and skeptism about the religion of peace. There is something about it that is just not right and sane, the people that believe in that perticuliar religion of peace seems to be at odds with the rest of society. I might not agree totally with all of Dr Pipes writings and there is a sense of universal truth that Dr Pipes touches base on all of his articles and I thank Dr Pipes immensely for his contribution to mankind.
I have read numeral geographical history of countries spanning from Spain to Indonesia, the story resembles each other when it comes to Islamic conquest. I have learnt that Palestine was a pure Christian state like Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa...and all those countries were converted to Islam by force and not by choice. Countries like Iran (Zorastrian before Islam), Afghanistan (Hindu-Buddhist pre Islamic era), Uzbekistan, Muslim parts of Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan...were all beautiful places before Islam and were all converted forcefully to Islam.
As a Hindu, it is hard to learn about my history knowing that approx 100millions hindu were killed by Islamists. it is hard to learn about the number of mosques in India (greater India) that resides now on top of a temple. It is hard to learn about the amount of Palaces that was destroyed by the muslims, the amount of rapes, the amound of pain that Islam has inflicted to Induism. In fact Induism as a word is new because Hinduim is not really a religion but rather a way of life but because of social classification, we had to find a category to fit ourselves. As my dad says, forgive but never forget, I am ready to forgive Muslims for the atrocoties that their ancestors has inflicted to mankind in the past but I will never forget.
And then came 911, the turning point in my life, the enemy struck my adopted homeland, for 2 years after 911, each day religiously at 9:11am , I paid my respect for the dead, my personal minute of silence. I still keep a minute of silence at 9:11am but not as religiously as before because the memory of the dark day is fading away a little but I DO NOT forget. Then came Madrid, Delhi, Bali, London, Kashmir, Chittagong...just to name a FEW and of course the daily killings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Indonesia...just to name a few.
I am 23 years old and I am fed up of it, doesn't matter what any ONE says about Islam, for me Islam is a barbaric cult and has be stoped at any cost. However, I don't hate muslims, thanks of the wisdom of Dr Pipes, I somewhat make a difference now between Muslims vs Islamists. Muslims are people tainted by the venom of Islam, muslims can be changed, they can leave Islam but Islamist are the terrorists. Islamists are the extremists ones that present an emminent threat to world peace. Muslims and muslim states with time will dilute and free themselves from the so called religion of peace, the process of exodus of Islam is something that Muslims themselves have to undertake on their own with no outside interference. If we start forcefully converting muslims to their pre-islamic faiths, we are no better than them and therefore could call ourselves Mohamodans. That is said, I have 3 kids and while I am alive till my last breath, i will make sure that they are protected from the venom of Islamism and support the war on terrorism so that my future generations don't have to endure what my ancestors went through. I don't know if my ancestors 200 years ago fled India due to Islamic invasion or left India for a better life but I can assure you that we won't be running anymore. The exodus of Islam has begun already, non-muslims around the world are getting educated and the third world is emerging from darkness, can muslims fight 800millions educated Hindus in India, 950 millions educated Chinese, 300millions educated Americans and the rest of the educated non-muslims?
Peace be upon you Dr Pipes.
God bless all free people & states.
Stay Strong Israel, never give in.
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