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Muslim appeasement in the US too!

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Submitted by B.N.Gururaj (India), Feb 12, 2009 at 23:12

I thought India was the only country in which the Muslim minotiry was appeased - for their mlitancy, and for their key number of votes in the system of parliamentary democracy. In a country where not more than 40% to 50% of the voters exercise their franchise, Muslim votes which represent about 10% of the total votes becomes a key factor. The ruling parties bend backward to woo the Muslims.

The secular government of India has gone out of the way to provide special privileges to Muslims in India. The Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh is on the record for having proclaimed that the Muslims have the first right to the country's resources. Thus, the cow-eating muslims have become the Holy Cow of new India.

Reserve Bank of India has identified over four hundred districts in India which contain significant "minority" population (a euphemism for muslim population) and directed the banks to give priority loans to minorities. Inclusion of other minorities such as christians, buddhists etc is only an attempt at eye-wash. The banks have to file returns to the RBI regarding sanction of these loans, and the RBI has to in turn report the progress in giving loans to Muslims to the Minorities Commission, which is a statutory body, and has been give the right to poke its long nose in all the departments of the Government of India for ensuring that the interests of the minorities are protected.

Political parties in India go out of the way to defend the reclacitrance of Muslims, be it riots, fanatical statements, gangsterism.Ethnic cleansing of Kashmir Valley was not even reported in the "liberal" Indian press and media. But, even the smallest injury to Muslims in the riots is described as "pogrom". Anything done by the muslims is beyond criticism in the Indian public discourse. Anyone who dares criticise muslims is accused as a lackey of Sangh Parivar and a Hindu Fundamentalist. In India, "secularism" does not have the same meaning as in the West. It is not disinterestedness in religion, or treating all the religions on the same footing. Secularism in India is same as minority communalism. More interestingly, in India, leftist parties such as Communist Party of India, Communist Party Marxist, all the so-called secular parties like Congress, Janata Dal, Samajwadi party join hands in defending Muslims and their misdeeds against the Hindus. Perhaps India is the only country where the "Godless" communists have joined hands with a religion.

India is the only "secular" country, where different personal laws applies to followers of different religion. Educational institutions of minorities are protected from the State intervention, while the majority HIndus do not enjoy such protection against the State takeovers. Muslims refuse to come under common civil law of India, on the ground that Law given to them by the prophet is immutable. Surprisingly, so called communal party BJP supports uniform civil code for all the Indian citizens irrespective of their religion. Though this is a secular move, since it deprives the Muslims of their perosnal law, other "secular" parties accuse BJP of communalism.

Though the constitution of India forbids reservation based on castes, the State of Andhra Pradesh has been making steady efforts provide reservation to the muslims in the government jobs and educational institutions. Though the move has been struck down by the superior courts, the effort in this direction, including the amendment to the Indian constitution is afoot.

This is how secularism and minority communalism flourishes in India.

In the West, though the appeasement might not have progressed to this extent, the manner in which Islam is described as a religion of peace, ignoring its bloody and violent history, one can be sure that the Europe and the US will also follow suit. This was how it all started in India, with Mahatma Gandhi describing Islam as a religion of peace, and Muslims as his brethren.

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