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Mohammad bin Kasim of today

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Submitted by G.Bisvas (Germany), Aug 6, 2006 at 07:08

In the year 710 AD some pirates kidnapped muslim women on the coast of Makran (today's Pakistan). Dahir Shah, the hindu king of Sindh, was intimated by the Kaliph in Baghdad to return these women by taking action against these pirates. Dahir expressed his inability to do so since he had no navy. The angry kaliph sent Mohammad bin Kasim to attack and kill Dahir and take over Sindh. This Mohammad bin Kasim is regarded as a big hero by muslims, especially in Pakistan.

Today Pakistan (like Dahir Shah in 710 AD) is expressing its inability to control taliban, al qaeda and other muslim extremist outfits. Similarly Lebanon about hizbullah.

US, Israel, India, China, Europe etc. will have to play the "Mohammad bin Kasim role" today - of course without the atrocities committed by bin Kasim in the years 711 and 712 AD.

E.g. the muslim hero M. bin Kasim killed 4000 hindu soldiers in cold blood in the fort of Rahver after they had put down their weapons and captured hindu women were distributed among the muslim soldiers for rape.

Islam and muslims have a dark past ( future also), but they always pretend to be innocent lambs (and heralds of a wonderful world-to-be).

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