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Faisal is factually wrong Mr Ronaldo

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Submitted by Amitabh tripathi (India), Aug 23, 2006 at 05:26

I am really surprised to see how Mr Faisal is unable to distinguish propaganda with historical facts. Faisal has said on 6 December the 1000 year old Babri Masjid was demolished. Every historical and archeological evidence has proved it was built on the debris of demolished Hindu temple of Shri Ram on the order of Mughal emperor Baber in 1526 .

When Babri structure was demolished one golden memorial was recovered which had clear description that this structure was built by Mir Baki the commander of Baber, following the instruction of his king. How Faisal has written that so called Masjid was 1000 years old, when even its own name describes it was built during the regime of Baber who attacked India in 1526 .

How Baberi structure could be built in the name of Baber before his existence? The latest excavation of this site has revealed there was temple at that place prior to Babri structure and this structure was built with debris of demolished temple.

Faisal should not mislead any scholar who is going to write a history about any country. Here Faisal has acted like a Muslim first rather than a narrator of History.

Second reference where Faisal has passed a comment on an incident as a Muslim propogandist rather than rational in his description of Gujrat. According to Faisal "according to the reports Hindu piligrims misbehave with a muslim girl and try to molest her ". I challenge Faisal to prove authenticity of this propaganda .

Another example of ignorance of Faisal is visible when he talks of caste system . According to him "Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra, and Harijans" are five levels of this system. According to Hindu tradition there four categories those are called "Varnas" and Varna is different with caste . Caste is decided according to the jobs which a people inherits from his forefathers as whose forefathers were carpenters his caste will be designated as carpenter. other castes are also defined by the nature of his work but this classic defintion is diminishing day by day as job has been driven by economic compulsion not social customs.

As per Varna is concerned it has been confined to only four Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya , Shudra but first time I have come to know about fifth Varna of Harijans courtesy of Mr Faisal. Actually Harijan is modern term for Shudras which was floated by Mahatma Gandhi in late twenties .

Mr Faisal has not reponded to query of Mr Ronaldo "I also heard there were some serious problems in some part of India for Temple and Mosque " and "Who is Sonia Gandhi? I heard she is an Italian. Is it true?".

It was good to see to Faisal so quick and prompt in response but he should have examined his facts before going in public and should not be selective in his approach. He should tell to Mr Ronaldo that problem of temple and mosque is legacy of Muslim rule and invasion on Hindus for more than 500 years.

In between this period more than 30,000 temples were demolished and mosques were built on those places as memorial of slavery of Hindus. Now Hindus want to get back three prominet places of them situated in Ayodhya, Matura and Kashi closely related to three paramount deities Shri Ram ,shri Krishna, and Shiv who are also inspiration of cultural nationalism .

These places for Hindus has same importance as third temple mount and Jerusalem has for Jews. If Jerusalem or third temple mount will be erased from the hisory of Jews what else will bind them . These places have same value for Hindus as vatican city has for Christians , will Christians ever allow Muslims to construct mosque demolishing holy see.

Problem of temple and mosque in India has nothing to do with Hindu Muslim it is question of national integration. Muslims in India should respect the symbol of nationalism . Mughal invaders are not their fore fathers, all Indian Muslims were converted in Islam in Muslim rule and prior to that period they all were Hindus with same history and legacy of Hindus. Now they want to connect them with foreign invaders.

Suppose If today Osama Bin Laden attacks America and demolish statue of liberty and build one mosque on his name, will American people accept this. No, every generation of Americans will fight to reclaim statue of liberty and when they will get appropriate time they will demolish the mosque. In this scenario if Muslims of America express sense of loss on this incident and start propgating Americans brought down 100 years old mosque how American people will feel about their fellow citizens.

This is the same case with India. India has its cultural bondage for unity of nation and Ram ,Krishna and Shiva are the symbol of India which live in every heart of Hindu .

As Mr Faisal has mentioned above about Gujrat riots. They happened after Hindu pilgrims were burnt alive returning from Ayodhya. Can any one imagine what could happen if a train with Haj pilgrims will be torched. Who will be able to stop the backlash, Gujrat riots were also reaction of Hindu society. Only dead body or society never react and fortunately Hindu society is still alive today.

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