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Appeasement is not the way to deal with Islamists' demands

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Submitted by B N GURURAJ (India), Feb 15, 2009 at 06:34

There is a lesson to be learnt from India. In 1986, under section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Supreme Court of India upheld the maintenance ordered as payable by the lower courts by a Muslim husband to the divorced wife. The husband, a retired high ranking officer of Government of India, had abandoned his wife of over forty years. But, the Islamists of india, backed by the so-called secularists in India (including leftists), conducted country wide agitation in opposition of this judicial decision, resulting in large scale communal violence. Eventually, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's government brought a law "the Muslim Women (Protection of rights on divorce) Act, to overcome this decision.

Under this law, if the husband or relatives fail to maintain the divorced muslim woman, the waqfs (islamic religious trusts) have to maintain such women! Please note that Cr.PC is a general penal procedural law of India. Though India allows Muslims to follow their personal law in personal matters, there is no such privilege in other civil and criminal matters. Nevertheless, the Islamists managed to bulldoze the Government of India and ensured that section 125 of Cr.P.C. which applies to all the other Indians would not apply to Muslims.

Islamic imperialist strategies span over centuries, not over generations. Just as termite eat away and fell very big trees, Islam's imperialistic ideology, though may be of small scale in the West now, will fell even mighty societies. Law and the State craft are integral part of the armoury of Islamic imperialism. Only way out for non-islamic societies is to use the information revolution of current age, bring about awareness of the hollowness of Islam as a religion, and wean Muslims away from Islam. Islam has to be defeated ideologically.


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