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To John M. How about General Charles Napier who conquered Sindh?

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Jan 26, 2006 at 18:02

Dear John M.,

The history of Sindh didn't stop with Arabs. Worst came.

General Charles Napier conquered Sindh at British Era in Pakistan. It is said that he sent back to the Governor General a one-word message, "Peccavi" – Latin for "I have sinned".

A quote for which Napier is famous involves a delegation of Hindu locals approaching him and complaining about prohibition of Sati, often referred to at the time as suttee, by British authorities. This was the custom of burning widows alive on the funeral pyres of their husbands. The exact wording of his response varies somewhat in different reports, but the following version captures its essence:

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours." (Wikipedia)

Do you know what's colonialism? Have you seen world map of colonialism? How is Africa shared? Colonial fairs or Human zoos in Europe? Slavery in Africa, Latin America? Do you believe that female president of Liberia could prevent killing Liberian each other Shall I write more? There are very good encyclopedia on the web. You may not read how many beautiful women raped at those times but you can get an idea of whole picture of mankind history. We have also wars at 21st century why do you give an example from 7th century?

Muslims are 20% of world population. What percentage do you think can migrate to non-Muslim countries?

Sorry I missed your question about me. I temporarily live in a non-Islamic country. It is because of my job. I am an educated person I can work at any country that I want. I'll move to a Muslim country soon, again because of my new Job. It doesn't make any difference. Deadlines, meetings, reports, travels are all same.

I don't divide people kafir and non-kafir. I have many friends having different nationality and religion. That's why I can understand non-Muslims and answer their questions about Islam. This is what I do for world peace. Perhaps It is very little, not much but it is important.

Nuray
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