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Reader comment on item: Which Privileges for Islam?
in response to reader comment: Mr. Pipes is correct: Learn from the Indian Tragedy

Submitted by shariar (United Kingdom), Mar 30, 2005 at 00:04

Arvind's comments does not seem to know his history well!

India was a country where people exchanged ideas for millennia and India therefore, had many religions that gave bith to new and improved indian cultures over centuries. Therefore, It is hard to pinpoint if india was the origin any of their own cultures or religions as they claim or I wonder were they brought from outside! Even hinduism may not have the origin in india itself ! The term Hindu for today's religion of Hinduism is misleading because Hindu in the past referred to the darker skinned people of the subcontinent to distinguish them from the European and other light skinned outsiders of India.

Hindu was never a religious identity of the people of this subcontinent in the past. The point is all the religions including and most notably, Islam enhanced the cultures of subcontinent- such as literature, architecture, food, poetry, philosophy, human rights etc, etc flourished under Muslim rule, and india should be indebted to the muslims and Islam for all this and I think the USA was right to deny the visa to Mr Moody who has no respect for minorities and who are after all his own people who he ordered to massacre mercilessly. How could one not condem such barberity and if anyone defends, Mr Moody it then shows the defenders are not ashamed of Mr Moody's barbaric actions i.e they condone such barbarity!

The Land of India does not belong to any perticular religous group and it had never been the case and it should not be the one, India was the Hub of all the worlds' religions past and present and it should stay like that. the follower of all those religions were/are the indigenous indians and not outsiders! therefore, they must never be considered as foreiners as you suggest!

I would also like to say how could Hindu religion oppresses so many of its people and does not even consider them as human beings; the caste system of Hinduism is so horrendous and inhumane that it is the only and the only religion in the world that violates the Most basic of Human rights - that is it does not give recognition to lower caste people of India as humans! They are treated worse than animals! ... And yet these people who practice these rituals are the elites of Iindia such as the members of the notorius RSS, VHP, Sang parivar, Hindutva, Brahmans and the likes.

I as a Muslim am disgusted by such practices because it should never have been practised at all and not anymore in the 21century. I believe the UN should play a vital role in this to give back to these people their lost dignity and respect as humans from the oppressive Brahmans and Hindu elites and the above notorius racists and bigoted criminal groups.

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