69 million page views

To Octavio Johanson

Reader comment on item: Civil War in Iraq?
in response to reader comment: Democracy and Iraq

Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Mar 9, 2006 at 07:56

>Submitted by Octavio Johanson, Mar 7, 2006 at 03:50
>, and rightly so. I wonder what happens to Hindus in Muslim Pakistan. What happens to >Christians (Catholics and Protestants), Jews, Hinus and Buddhists in Islamic nations? >Answer that question.

To answer the question what happened to Hindus in pakistan, in 1947 when Islamic Pakistan came into existence, the Hindu population was about 25-30%. Within a few years, it came down to 2%. We are talking of tens of millions of people. If that is not Islamically inspired ethnic cleansing, what is? In Bangladesh also, the Hindu population in 1947 was about 30%. Not it is about 10% or less. The tragedies in Palestine, Bosnia or Chechniya pale into insignificance when compared to this. In Kashmir, where Pakistan backed Islamic terrorists are operating 100000 Hindus were driven out of Kashmir and they are still living in refugee camps. This happened in early 1990s.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)