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To Syed Rafey Husain: I am afraid you are lost sir.

Reader comment on item: Salman Rushdie and British Backbone
in response to reader comment: To Ashish: Islamic way to protest

Submitted by Ashish Srivastava (India), Jul 27, 2007 at 09:31

Hi Syed,

Thanks for your responses to my reply which I accept humbly.

I was reading your responses with extreme interest and fascination thinking that here was a Muslim who was reasonable enough to talk to and hold logical discussion until I came upon your last point.

d. If person insist on insulting Prophets, he will be executed.

This is the problem which has gripped the whole muslim community all across the world.Their mind is full of revenge.Even an enlightened muslim like you has not been able to rise above this feeling.

If a person keeps on insulting your prophet , just leave him alone.Think that he is a lunatic , that's all.

Mr.Syed , we are all human beings. If we can't give life to someone,we don't have the right to take it away .

Offcourse there are capital punishments metted out by the courts but they are not for such frivoulous issues.A capital punishment is justified only for murderers,terrorists who are responsible for loss of innocent lives , it is not meted out for verbal abuse.It is too small an issue.This is the way of the civilized world today.

A person who is insulting your prophet is also a human being.At the most you can jail him for hurting other people's feeling but not kill him sir.

In today's world everybody has the right to criticise anyone on any issues.If we don't think with a critical mind how will we learn whether we are right or whether we are wrong.

There are 2 kinds of beliefs: belief and blind belief.Your belief is blind.

I believe in Lord Krishna and Gita.You are welcome to hold discussion with me on Gita .You can even criticize my God based on issues.I will accept that .Even if you abuse Lord Krishna i will ask him forgiveness for you.Every one on this earth is a part of God.Every human being is a divine soul.

Do you think that your Prophet is so touchy that he will get angry at a small person who is criticizing him.

My dear Syed, Please try to learn about other religions too.Learn about Buddhism. Learn about Christanity. Learn about Hinduism. This will open your mind.

Truth doesn't lie in religious books alone. Everybody has the right to his own interpretation of the truth.

If truth had been existing in religious books then the earth would still be flat .Thanks to Copernicus and other great scientists and astronomists like Einstein and Newton that the whole world is seeing the TRUTH today.

May the almighty make you see reason. Thanks again for replying to my message.


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