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Islam came into being AFTER Hinduism.

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Submitted by Sunil (India), Mar 18, 2007 at 07:06

It is really silly if people start saying that Hindus can trace their roots back to Islam. It is a known fact that Hinduism has existed from time immemorial. It had complex scriptures and practises in place even before Islam was invented. The difference here is that Hinduism as a religion has evolved for thousands of years with input from great scholars and Islam was conjured up by one man (Whose credibility is dubious). Islam as a religion came into being thousands of years "after" Hinduism.

It was Hindus who were forcibly coerced to convert to Islam. All of the South Asian population was forecfully converted. However, you cannot force someone to follow a faith. Iran for example is waking up to the fact that Islam was forced on them and most of them are leaving Islam. Islam has grown only by violent coercion and demographic expansion. However currently it is not possible for Islam to grow in the same way. This is why we see dispersed Islamic elements involved in separate acts of violence.

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