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Face of an extremist is like a multi-headed God

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in response to reader comment: To Frahad Jain

Submitted by Frahad Navkhoda (United Kingdom), May 2, 2007 at 05:29

Dear Vishvas (does your name mean faith/belief ?)

I do not fear to write under my very own name, I have nothing to hide nor fear. I do not use the anonymity that the internet offers to peddle lies and spin mischief!

You have complimented me on my free thoughts and yet you accuse me of being a quisling! Contradiction if ever there was one.

I am genuinely concerned about your mental welfare. Your timeless dedication in putting the world to right is a mere distraction from the inadequecies and sense of low self esteem that you hold within. In many ways, you have not found your place in the world and share many of the extremists ideas in all other forms and shades. I wonder if you are a second generation immigrant to the West, caught between two worlds (monolithic and polynethic) or if you are an Indian National who has been left behind in the great economic miracle. Either way, you are transferring all your inadequecies onto others and your own internatal shortcomming are manifested and projected in 'a cause' instead of facing up to your own personal struggles (The greater struggle otherwise known as 'Itjhihad').

I recognise you in the actions and words of Muslim extremists, Christian fundementalists and Jewish Zealots. You are a mere shadow of nationalists (not to be confused with patriots) everywhere. A 'shadow' because people like you shout from the margins and from the back, bang the drum the loudest and blow the bugle, but when if comes to volunteering, you melt into the background.

You defend dispicable practices like the caste system which has been the greatest impediment to progress in the Indian subcontinent and the reason why India has the greatest population that live in extreme poverty anywhere in the world (even Africa). If you are looking for a worthy cause, you can find one on your very doorstep! You can do something constructive and positive for all your Indian countryfolk.

I will challenge extremism in all its forms (Yes even Muslim extremists) ! ...


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