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Why in India?

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Submitted by Arun (United States), Sep 30, 2006 at 22:55

In general, the Muslim politician is more interested in "defending Islam" than in improving the lot of Muslims. (This should not be overextrapolated.) Better education, sanitation, health care, jobs - problems faced in common with non-Muslim neighbors - are put on the back burner. These are after all hard problems that require intelligence, hard work, perseverance to solve. Posing as a defender of Islam is so much easier. The non-Muslim politician also plays these games to win votes, often pandering to the most reactionary elements in the Muslim community.

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