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You are misreading religion in India

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 4, 2014 at 13:00

Dr. RB wrote

But that might be changing. More Indian and Bangladeshi Muslims, including local leaders and religious fundamentalists, are willing to meet openly with me.

Well they meet with you for many reasons among them:

1. Religion is a big industry in India and almost every Indian male becomes the spekesman for some deity. Did you ever watch the crowds that attend Zakir Naik's lectures? Indians love it and in a country where there are great poverty what is better than being a spokesman for let us say Allah

2. It seems that every Indian be it Muslim or not is a pandit who knows every thing and comment on any thing

3. Muslims in India love to try to convert anyone they can put their hands on and i suspect that they met with you because they just cannot imagine why would anyone be non Muslim you included

4. There is another reason many want to practice their English and it is as simple as this

It seems to me that the only reason that there are hardly any Muslim terrorists from India when compared to Pakistan is that Hinduism with its great tolerance indeed affect the way Muslims in India think

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