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Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Nov 10, 2005 at 19:06


On the contrary - many westerners are well aware of the troubles faced by the Hindus in India. It is instead the left wing liberally biased media which chooses to label reactionary members of your ethnic based religion as Hindu fundamentalists. For a relatively peaceful religion to become a flashpoint and flag around which people rally in India for the purposes of conflict the provocation must have been extreme indeed. But I myself and many of the Hindis that live and work and make good citizens in the western world beg to differ from the account given by our left wing media. Can you see the parallels between the situation faced by the Hindis and that faced by the west? The alliance between the left wing extremists and the Islamites - Horotwitzes "Unholy Alliance".

As an aside I have visited some of the sites of so called "Hindu fundamentalists" with translated english pages and whilst being primarily focused on Islam they certainly don't mince any words in launching into attacks on Christianity. Note that churches have been the subject of attacks as well as mosques so it has been easy for the media to play the game they have and label the reactionary element as extremeists. Fundamentally however I do not agree with placing these Hindis on the same moral plane as their Muslim counterparts and I appreciate the difficulty of the Indian situation.

We even have a similar situation to your unfair quota systems. I can remember a real piece of work Palestinean who flatted with one of my friends for a time, his stated purpose in Australia was to study so he could better "kill Jews" back home. He seemed to have an endless supply of money which came not from the corrupt black hole that is the PA but from two government grants he obtained legitmately in the USA. There was some suggestion he was defrauding the welfare system in Australia as well collecting benefits under two false names. Eventually he left to go to Russia, apparently having difficulty deciding whether to murder for the Palestinean or the Chechian cause.

This is but one small and obscene example - take a look at Yuval Brandstetter MD and his "reply to Victor Purinton" above for a more exacting theoretical analysis of the effects of simply throwing money at and appeasing Islam. Indeed it simply seems to revert back to its basic backwards medievilist "Operating Software" regardless of such efforts. And I agree with your point about quotas in Universities I have been an opponent of such systems for a long time. Our society owes more to its best and its hardest working citizens than it profers them by handing the positions over to underperforming ethnic minorities out of guilt or appeasement of a religious mafiosa as some form of jizya.

I admit a measure of hypocrisy in so far as I too have look upon the riots in France with a sense of amused detachment and vindication of my opinion of their high minded moralising and poor treatment of the Americans to whom they owe much aye indeed everything - as well as their culturally deletorious MultiKultiology with its legions of bohemian ignorami. However I feel that it is wrong nonetheless to get caught up in this "I told you so" - "We've been getting it in the neck for hundreds of years" sort of stuff. Now is a time when we should be building bridges and comparing experiences - constructing alliances. Gathering intellectual munition for the upcoming conflagration and hoping it does not come to that. But do not feel that you have been abandoned or are isolated and alone. America in particular is planning on using India as a bulwark against Chinese economic power by investing in it. I for one cannot understand the obessession with China in the light of the fact that the worlds largest democracy and biggest english speaking population is still tragically underfunded and underdeveloped. So expect western interest in India and its domestic politics to increase in a positive way over the next decade. On top of that there are westerners who are acutely aware on India's problems with Islam and choose to monitor it very closely. So take heart.

Reuben Horne.

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