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A sword disguised as a pen

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Submitted by Response to Vishvas (United Kingdom), Apr 20, 2007 at 05:18

Dear Vishvas,

By my own admission, very eloquently said but yet shrewed. I wonder with what intention a seemingly well educated individual contributes to a forum such as this. Clearly you are peddling your own 'In-Built' lies.

Your comparison of Brahmins to persecuted Jews in Nazi Germany is laughable. Brahmins are no 'alien' minority. Did Brahmins recently not take to the streets of the Indian capaital to protest on the governments plans to introduce quota for Dalits.

You refer to perceived historical injustice to justify the present treatment of Muslims in India, yet you remind me that we are living in 2007?

Intolerance based on Caste or colour in any form is an athema and inherently against the principles of Islam, even if it surfaces in Muslim societies. However, class and colour distinction (the Caste sytem) is a fundemental belief of both Hinduism and Hindu society, both past and present.

Was this the same Dr Ambedkar you mention,who was so fustrated with the Brahmins and Hinduism that he converted to Buddhism taking several thousands of Dalits along with him.

I am not sure you are aware of the historical relationship between Muslims and Jews, the shared prophets, the Semitic language, the same Abrahamic roots or the mutual tolerance in Andalucia and the sanctuary of the Ottoman state. Until the 1940's, Jews and Muslims lived in relative harmony and tolerance, relative to Christian Europe.

Islam may be an ideology but does Hinduism constitute an idelogy or even a religions under one term. Is in based on a Historical account or mythical epic based on culture or belief. Even the very term 'hindu' is a Persian word which refers to the people who 'live beyond the Hind (Hindu Kush mountain range). It would be interesting to comment on a Forum about Hinduism and Hindu fundementalists in 'Modern' India.

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