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Submitted by Merrill (India), Feb 11, 2006 at 08:27

Hi,

I am a Syrian Catholic Christian from South India. called Kerala, where people say its God's Own Country. I never thought of Muslims or Hindus or Christians as separate till 9/11. I always thought everyone are Indians only.

But after sep11, i began researching, analysing world Islam and monitoring Muslim people I know. I even started to read the Quran and see what it all says.

I spend almost 1 year on this research and it came to me that Muslims even in Kerala are a people apart. Every Muslim that I've met dont identify themsleves as Indian. They want to be treated sepcial. Though they might openly talk about secularism ( by the so called moderate Islams, ), the hate and philosophy of ostraciaing whatever non-Islam is taught to all through their lives. Their Holy book itslef propogates this. I find the Islam worl overall very hypocritical. I have travelled all across the world, US, Canada, Switserland, Belgium, Germany etc and also midle east countries like UAE, Qatar and Saudi.

Every time I went to the West, I felt comforable by the openness and friendliness of the people I met , especially in US and Canada. But whenever I travel to Middle east a sense of unease creeps into me . Of course there might be problems in western culture and all, the whole explosion of wanton sex and maybe immorality. but its a matter of invidiual choice. I WOULD RESPECT THAT CULTURE THAT ALLOWS ME TO BEHAVE HOWEVER I LIKE. as in every place there are good and bad , virtuous and evil elements. but i never found the hypocrisy I found in Middle east. Its common knowledge that scores of people from Saudi ( men ) drive over to UAE to have sex , gambling, etc. The point I make is these people talk about virtuous living etc, but these people are the most lustful, wanton people I have seen and this is what I talk about hypocrisy.

Another problem that I see around our community is the womb bomb problem. India is a very populous country. majority of the problems in India will decrease if the population rate is less. After 9/11 i made some discoveries. Almst all Hindu and Christian families limit children to 2, but in Muslim homes children are no less than 7 or 8. They dont care about population problem in India, instead they just want to produce and increase themselves.

these were just some of my thoughts.
regards
Merrill
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