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Aethists would save the world

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Submitted by Sam (Malaysia), Oct 31, 2009 at 17:36

I see some interesting observations, but they are factually incorrect. Hindu Brahmins are obliged to be vegetarians, but vast majority of Hindus can eat meet, except Beef. Sri Lanka is an ethnic war between Tamils & Singhalese, Its not religious. Tamils kings have fought & conquered Sri Lanka under Rajendra Chola-I, it is older than you think. Many have questioned how India remained Hindu under Islamic Jihad? Initial Islamic invasion was under Ummaid Caliphs, mainly on North India & Pakistan (Gandhar)- It was buddhist/hindu, Nothing survived, except Bamyan Buddhas & some relict in Peshawar, Taxila. Subsiquent to fall of Persia & Pakistan- Islam spread upto Bengal under Allauddin Khilji and Qutubuddin Iibak (Turki Mamluk Slave) the first muslim Emperor of India. All major Buddhist monastries were annhilated - Nalanda, Vaishali, ruins of Paharpur Stupa (Unesco Site) exists in Islamic Bangladesh even today. Lodhi Dynasty- Pashtuns were more tolerant, Then came Babur and again a wave of Destruction - Ayodha Ram Temple, Mathura etc. Humayun Babar's son was given shelter by Rajput Kings, when Pastuns again tookover Delhi, Thus Akbar married Jodhbai a Hindu Rajput princess-converted to Islam ( Maryam uz Zamani), thus Jehangir their son was also secular, British Ambassador to Moghul court Mr Roe calls him aethist. Jehagir married Hindu princess Harka Bai, Shah Jahan was their son was also secular. Dara Sikho his sucessor was secular, assasinated by Aurangzeb who was radical sunni. India was always a Federal state- and hindu kingdoms existed as vassal states of Mughals, Like, Vijaynagar, Maratha under Shivaji and Sikh Kingdom- they resisted Jihad, Aurangzeb waged 30 years wars, in Deccan, destroyed many temples ( Somanth Temple in Gujarat our Mecca- destroyed 13 times ) bankcrupted the empire, and led to Its demise. His sons Bahadur Shah, born by Hindu Princess, again became Sufi and ended the wars. Thereafter Nawabs of Hydrebad, Bengal & Lucknow were sufis thus Hinduism survived, until British Empire created a secular state. Spain became Islamic Al -Andalus Kingdom under Arabs, France started "Reconquista Wars" and saved both Spain & Christianity.

A war its still fighting under Sarkosi - since France has become the largest Muslim country in Europe. Islam is not a religion is a way of life, and Koran gives more than a religion- its has human rights, property laws, taxation, war manual. The principle problem in Islam is there is no separation of state vs religion, as Prophet didnt practice it neither did Caliphs and currently Iran. Islam is excellent for Muslims but very brutal towards Non-Muslims- only peace accorded in Koran is by way to temporary treaty - asks non-muslims to be Dhimmis and pay Jiziya (penal tax).

After the lapse of this treaty - Muslims must wage Jihad to "convert Kafir's land untill there is none". So peace is not mutual or lasting. Ideological war between India and Pakistan is much deeper than Kashmir. Islam did not spread beyond India, so the war must go on. If conversion into Islam is not allowed you face Jihad, but the converse is punisable by Death- why? Only Al-kitabi is Jews and Christians- rest must die, why? Any reform like sufis, ahmediya, even shia is called Fitna, why? Whys does Allah the creator of all beigns, asks Prophet to kill his fellow creations? If all creations are his why did he choose to send different prophets at different times in different countries, why god in koran only names judeo-christian prophets. Why Allah is so angry and talks about hell and heaven;wrongs and rights and not about world peace, compassion, love, sustanable development.

Why allah creates more sufferings by asking people to fight in the name of god, more killing, more bloodshed, why not universal love? why he loves only muslims/human beleivers- what happens to other creatures? Why allah failed to create a equitable world with no hunger, a life of basic dignity and right to life? Why Koran promotes slavery? Because there is none, Religion is the opium of the masses. Aethists would save the world.

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