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Submitted by Thiagan (India), Apr 6, 2008 at 05:27


Regarding Staines: (a) Conversion is another form of violence, said Gandhji. It will be resisted; (b) murder may not be answer and in this case the accused has only followed the teachings of the religion of peace and (c) the accused has been convicted and it will not happen if a Chritian missionary is killed in Pakistan.

Sati and female infanticide are social problems; sati has been abolished and the other is being taken care with laws and social awareness.

I have been saying this repeatedly and please do not make say it again. The problems in Hinduism are minor and social; they can be remedied with laws and awareness programmes. The problems in Islam are monumental and universally dreadful; they are theological and unless the verses are abandoned, Islam can not be reformed. In one it is in the past and in Islam it is in the present and poses a civilisational threat.


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