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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jun 28, 2022 at 13:25

Dear Readers, Islamic brutality is a worldwide phenomenon and has been going on for centuries. We all recall the murders of James Foley, Daniel Pearl, the 70-year old church goer in Paris at the hands of Muslims within the last two decades or so. We can now add the name of Kanhaiya Lal a tailor in the city of Udaipur, India to the list of people who were beheaded and murdered by Muslims.

The events related to this murder on June 28, 2022 are still unfolding. What is known is that the independently acting Muslim killers entered Mr. Lal's tailoring shop on the said Tuesday afternoon, killed him using a knife, video taped the killing, and and posted their full confession on social media for the world to see.
Until the murder took place the killers were not bad Muslims. They were just invisible, ordinary, good Muslims.

The details of this murder are not very different from the murders of Foley, Pearl, and the female church goer in Paris. Four unrelated human beings in four different parts of the world were brought together by Islam.

It will be instructive for the readers to know the crime of Mr. Lal. A prominent Hindu politician in India recently criticized Muhammad's marriage to Ayesha when he was 53 years old and she was only 6. The criticism was done on live TV and definitely was not in the best of tastes. The politician was severely criticized by the media and politicians but Mr. Lal praised her on social media. I do not exactly know what he said. But Mr. Lal's praise of someone who criticized Islam was enough to make him eligible for capital punishment!

I have often said that by allowing people to act on their own to defend Islam, Islamic doctrine, essentially, franchises violence. A good Muslim anywhere in the world can become the judge, jury and the executioner all by himself and kill someone they want to kill.

Individual murders by lone Muslim actors will be easily forgotten without any corrective action taken unless we try to establish or refute a causative link between them and the Islamic doctrines. Psychologists, religious scholars, historians, sociologists and politicians must research this link instead of pushing it under the rug. The number of people who can respectfully challenge Islam must increase so there are more candidates to be beheaded than there are killers to kill.

That will be a good day when every time an Ayatollah issues a fatwa to kill, hundreds of Muslims come forward to appeal not to kill.

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