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Debanjan is not a true representative of Indian people

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 5, 2012 at 21:59

Dear Dr Pipes:

No reader of your forum should assume that Debanjan Banerjee is a representative of Indian population in any sense of the world. As Peter Hall pointed out and many of us have noted, Debanjan sees only one side of the story where cause of all problems of the world can be traced to the colonialism of the western world. As an Indian myself I am not exactly a fan of western colonialism of the past but I also do not believe that it is the cause of all ills.

In particular, I believe that before Islamic nations and societies can be respected in our modern world, they will have to show their fairmindedness and integrity even if all their current ills are due to past wrongs done by western or any other men. So even if, by using some weird logic, you grant that non-symmetric laws of Islamic nations vis-a-vis foreign religions are due to western colonialism, to be respected, Islamic nations must undo those laws.


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