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Difficulty of Imposing Reciprocal Solutions on Muslims

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Submitted by Singha (India), Apr 9, 2008 at 00:45

I had mentioned the difficulty of imposing reciprocal solutions on muslims earlier, and I reiterate the same.

While I cited the Spanish and Chinese models on taming Islam, I did not recommend anywhere the reciprocal approach of treating muslims the same way islam treats non muslims. Violence indeed should be the last option.

Fascism is intrinsic to islam. The models that have worked in the past and will surely work against islam are equally ruthless ones (communism, catholicist inquisition).

While fighting the evil, can we afford to throw out the babies (our free values) as we throw out the broken tub (islam)?

Reverting to the question of taming Islam, the core problem is the divisions among politicians of the free nations; their unwillingness to see the truth, inadequate understanding and agreement on the lowest common denominator - that islam is a fascist ideology which camouflages under the garb of religion; and if space should be provided to such intolerant ideologies?

The inflammatory potential of islam is much much more than that of a belief system like Indian Jainism. Dont we give special safeguards handling incendiary stuff? It is same here. Islam requires safeguards.

Some of the suggestions I made can and should be institutionalised. Statemanship of highest order and united actions are warranted to defeat the islamist enemy without compromising our free values.

I know of two politicians in the free world - Narenda Modi of India and Geert Wilders of Netherlands who have provided measured responses to islam. Modi ensured that Islamic violence got a muscular response. Wilders' Fitna appeals to amend the koran. Islamists and pseudo liberals that are embedded in the media would continue undermining efforts on exposing Islam. These efforts should be frontally faced and defeated.

Ideally we should defeat islam with minimal collateral damage to "free values". If that does not work and if we opt for harder options, it should be on an escalating pathway.

If softer options dont work a temporary abrogation of some of our fundamental rights for a clearly defined period (say five years) should be the first escalation activity. This period can be used to eliminate the problem from its roots - militarily occupying islamic nations and reforming them - freeing them from islamic fascist weltanschuang.

In any situation, islamic/koranic totalitarian approach of manufactured hate and killing of millions should be eschewed by us. Because we stand for free and humanist values.


PS: Your observations on India are incorrect. Muslim population in India in 1951 was close to 9% ~ 30 million. Today it is more ~ 15%. If we include the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh the number gets close to ~18-20%. The number is in the 180-200 million range. In the crucial 0-15 age group, muslim population is 25-30%. That is going to be the muslim proportion in India, next generation.

I citied the Indian figure to highlight the effectiveness of Chinese approach in taming Islam and to show that in a non totalitarian environment, people that believe in fascist ideologies can continue to grow. It will be illuminating for you to validate the proportion of non muslims in Pakistan and Bangladesh over the last 60 years. Over the last century, Hindu population in Pakistan has come down from 25-30% to 1-2%. Muslims indeed multiply faster and where possible suppress those following contrary beliefs. Islam, being a totalitarian ideology makes this possible.


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