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Merchant of Mischief

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Submitted by Frahad Navkhoda (United Kingdom), Apr 26, 2007 at 06:37

Dear Vishvas,

Not sure if you are just playing the devil's advocate in the cover of the anonymous web. All the comments I read from you are dark and pessimistic and about past conflicts , war and 'perceived' injustice. You must be right good company on a night out!

You accuse me of being a 'quisling' and condescendingly define this term, and yet on the other had you go on to criticise Muslim liberals! I live in Britain and I enjoy all the freedoms that this great country has to offer, and not in India as you assumed.

You fail to recognise Islam has a spiritual side (although you are sure to contest even this). You should seek out testimonies from converts to find out about this.

As for your particular comment on the practice of the Moguls of despatching with any of their closest rivals to the throne , I am sure you are aware that Moghul nobilty continued their many Turkic-Mongol traditions long after their conversion to Islam.

If armies can cross into India, can't armies cross out of India? You talk as if India was one unified country, as you know this is not true. The many Indian kingdoms were too busy fighting each other, and i don't think their vegetarian diets allowed them the strength to overcome the mountain range! Isn't there a warrior caste to the Hindu caste system, namely Kaishtriyas? wasn't there a Hindu king that became Buddhist after years of killing?

I am concerned by you unhealthy obsession in all this. You should think about taking on a more worth-while hobby to keep youself occupied.

There is nothing to fear but fear itself!

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