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Submitted by p.r (United Arab Emirates), May 1, 2007 at 18:44

Dear Mr G.Vishvas,

I am sure that you are typing all this staying in India where it is safe. My father had no choice but to come to Dubai in the middle east to earn good salary and support the family. I am a Hindu and I am only 16 yrs old, but the topic on religion excites me and I have a lot to say which I wont, because I live in a muslim country, and if I utter a word over here, I will be deported or who knows..? maybe taken to saudi to get my head chopped off or maybe i'll be pelted by stones.

I have so much to say.I myself have a muslim boyfriend and we are always constantly arguing and fighting about religion.He asks me as to why Hindus have so many gods.. and guess what? I have no reply for that. And i ask him why is it allowed for men in Islam to marry 4 wives..? Isnt it unfair ? I mean how is a woman going to feel if her husband has sex with different women everyday? He reacts to this by saying that hindu men cheat on their wives too..and I say at least it is not a compulsion or it is not written in our books to marry 4.

We have constant fights, but i do love him because he is a human..not because of religion. I wish I was in america. I am sure I could have written more without having the fear of being deported or jailed.

I wish to discuss so many topics about islam to him. I'm sure i wouldnt like it if some one spoke something bad about Hinduism, but the truth is that we dont PREACH about our religion or try our best to make people CONVERT into our religion. For all the readers out there, let me be frank. I am not trying to support hinduism or I am not preaching! But I am thankful that we dont force people to convert and that we are a peaceful religion.

One more thing..we do not keep names like "Kaafir " for those who do not follow hinduism because we see all people as human beings. so why are we being given such a name? it even sounds dirty if you say the word suddenly. Why do we allow all people to enter our temples when muslims restrict non-muslims from entering their mosques and holy places?

the answer to this is that " we hindus see everybody as equal " we dont term non believers as "kaafir" or say that they have low status by calling them "dhimmi". I'm sure that if i tell my boyfriend about what I wrote today in this article, we are going to have a small version of world war lll . But the truth is the truth and folks ! there aint no point in hiding it out there.

I'm even scared to mention my name in this article because of the middle east government.

Thank you.

P.R

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