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Thanks Moshe and recommendation on some books for everyone here

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in response to reader comment: Kudos to you Singh!

Submitted by Anubhav Singh (India), Jun 13, 2006 at 01:15

'insects' are a superior creation of God if we compare!! dunno why people here try to rationally argue with these people on islam. its pointless. suggest everyone to try these 2 books by the Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul: "Among the Believers" and "Beyond Belief". I love the first para of the 2nd book:

'Islam is in its origins an Arab religion. Everyone not an Arab who is a Muslim is a convert. Islam is not simply a matter of conscience or private belief. It makes imperial demands. A convert's worldview alters. His holy places are in Arab lands; his sacred language is Arabic. His idea of history alters. He rejects his own; he becomes, whether he likes it or not, a part of the Arab story. The convert has to turn away from everything that is his. The disturbance for societies is immense, and even after a thousand years can remain unresolved; the turning away has to be done again and again. People develop fantasies about who and what they are; and in the Islam of the converted countries there is an element of neurosis and nihilism. These countries can be easily set on the boil.'

He has thrashed a lot of India too in "India: a wounded civilization", but for people here I recommend the first 2 books.


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