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Christianity has many denominations that aren’t so widely known. There’s Jehovah’s Witness who believe the world is rotten and has to be destroyed and God’s Kingdom will be established here. The JW’s don’t celebrate any holidays or any festival, not even Christmas. It’s almost like they’re in permanent mourning. An even lesser known denomination is the Amish community. This community lives isolated from the modern world without any modern technology or tools. They still use horse-drawn carriages and not cars. They don’t use electrical gadgets or tools for their work. They have a nice tradition; when a couple gets married they build them a new barn. Watch the video (2.25 mins):
That’s a clip from the Harrison Ford movie “Witness” (1985). That’s the first time I ever heard of the Amish. In the movie, tough-cop Ford hides himself in an Amish community to protect himself and an Amish kid who is a witness to a crime. While he’s there, he mingles with them and becomes one of them. The Amish are a very tiny community who believe only God is their judge. Their way of life is often laughed at and ridiculed. But the Amish were made more known for another incident; a terrible one in 2006. A gunman Charles Roberts took hostages and shot ten girls (aged 6–13), killing five, at an Amish school in Pennsylvania, before committing suicide. Roberts used to deliver milk at the school.
Wiki: “The emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation in the response of the Amish community was widely discussed in the national media… On the day of the shooting, a grandfather of one of the murdered Amish girls was heard warning some young relatives not to hate the killer, saying, "We must not think evil of this man." Another Amish father noted, "He had a mother and a wife and a soul and now he's standing before a just God." Jack Meyer, a member of the Brethren community living near the Amish in Lancaster County, explained: "I don't think there's anybody here that wants to do anything but forgive and not only reach out to those who have suffered a loss in that way but to reach out to the family of the man who committed these acts”. Such extraordinary forgiveness doesn’t come easy and is unknown in the world we live in. The shooting makes great TV but their forgiveness doesn’t. The Amish are a very tiny minority. They are “different”. Nobody told them or made them feel “different”; it’s just their way of life. And a very peaceful one! Back home, our politicians and media keep telling one particular community they are “different” (while screaming they are “equal” citizens) and molly-coddle them and appease them and overlook all their violence.
One of the most widely read posts on this site and one which resonated with a large number of people is “Delhi’s Broken Windows”. The simple essence of that post is that if small hygiene routines in crime-prevention aren’t carried out at regular intervals a major epidemic is likely to break out soon. Ignore sexual harassment of girls and allow illegal buses and other vehicles on the road, incidents like Delhi Gangrape are bound to follow. There is enormous wisdom in “a stitch in time saves nine”. The Muzaffarnagar riots too started on August 27, 2013 out of an eve-teasing incident. The brother and another man assaulted the Muslim guy who harassed a girl. The Muslim guy died. So the Muslims attacked the Hindus in revenge and killed those two. Then it became a bigger riot by Muslims and finally the Jats retaliated severely. That is the story being mostly reported by most news agencies.
The media took it seriously only when one of their own, Rajesh Verma of IBN, was killed on September 7. If the media that endlessly moralises on such issues had reported on many communal incidents in UP maybe things wouldn’t have come to such a pass. But it has been a tradition with our criminal media to remain silent and even cover-up when Muslim mobs go haywire. The Muzaffarnagar riots were hardly the first since the Akhilesh Yadav govt took over. But before we get to all that let’s see how “sickulars” deal with communal violence. This is a statement by MoS Home RPN Singh in LokSabha:
This was on May 7, 2013 even as many “chota-mota” incidents were routine in UP. What was the media doing? Post the killing of that IBN journalist many news sites put up a history of communal incidents in UP. Here’s one from FirstPost (and even this may not be complete but shows major incidents):
2 June, 2012:Mathura Four killed at Kosi Kalan following a dispute over drinking water outside a place of worship. 4 June, 2012 Muzaffarnagar Two women and 18 men were wounded in clashes.23 July, 2012:Bareilly Three killed over loud music near a place of worship in JogiNavada. Curfew re-imposed on 12 August following fresh violence. 16 Sept, 2012 Ghaziabad Six killed in clashes after alleged desecration of a sacred book. 24 Oct, 2012:Faizabad One killed; curfew following a dispute during Durga procession. 6 Dec, 2012: Azamgarh Violent clashes injure 11. 16 Jan, 2013: Lucknow Two killed, seven injured in bloodshed between two sects in Old City. 6 April, 2013: Meerut Several injured during protests against an incendiary Facebook post. 26 July, 2013: Meerut Two killed in clashes over a dispute on use of loudspeakers during festival. 27 Aug, 2013: Muzaffarnagar Three killed after a girl was harassed in Kawal village. 31 Aug, 2013: Amethi Dalit homes set on fire; man killed over construction on Gram Sabha land. 3 Sept, 2013: Shamli One killed, 10 injured in conflict between two communities over dumping of garbage in Tisara. 7 Sept, 2013: Muzaffarnagar Nine killed in violence after Mahapanchayat in protest against Kawal incident.
So FirstPost lists about six riots in UP for 2012. No, I’m not expecting them to list all or be accurate with these numbers. They have more important things to do. But when RPN Singh made that statement in parliament which I referred above he also provided an Annexure of communal violence incidents across India for the period 2010 to March 2013. Take a look (if the table isn’t very clear, please open the link I have provided):
Interesting, eh? So our Mos Home says there were 668 communal riots in 2012 and 171 till March this year. Okay! Let’s put aside figures for 2010, 2011 and stay close to 2012 and 2013.
Now some important questions! Take a look the first red block I’ve marked for Assam. It says “zero” communal riots in 2012 and 2013. Assam had the worst riots of 2012 in July-August when the “tyranny of distance” and “lack of OB vans” prevented Rajdeep Sardesai from reporting on it. Who generates these numbers being given to parliament? The second red block I’ve marked is Gujarat. The table says 57 incidents in 2012 and 20 incidents in 2013 till March. Really? Assam had zero in 2012 and Gujarat had 57? Is it possible? Even if there were group clashes between stray dogs from two streets in Gujarat, that would have made 38000 headlines in the media with another 50000 “Blows to Modi”.
And the red block at the bottom is that for UP which says 118 for 2012 and 24 in 2013. I may sound harsh, but if a journo had been killed in any of those initial 118 riots of 2012 in UP many other riots may have been prevented and lives saved. Nobody knows the numbers. Neither the media nor the Home Ministry! And to tackle all this there was another delegation by Muslims (led by Kamaal “Yasin Batkal was arrested because he’s a Muslim” Farooqui of SP) to demand the Communal Violence Bill.
Let’s face the truth. No law has prevented murders and rapes. They never will. Even the most alert cops may not be able to prevent murders and rapes inside private homes or buildings but they surely can prevent these crimes on the streets in public. Communal riots don’t happen in private homes; they happen on the streets. It’s not as if there have been no sparks in Gujarat either. There have been cases of stone-throwing at Ganesh processions in some places but they were nipped in the bud. That is what is expected of Police and politicians. Of course, our criminal media tends to ignore and cover-up crimes by Muslims for obvious reasons and, like in UP, this may end up in more tragedies like Muzaffarnagar. They leave the window open for riots to escalate. And when rudely woken up, people like Rajdeep, Barkha, Arnab, Kanwal etc. will all start sermonising the world and do stupid sting operations and claim credit over each other. These are the real enemies of peace and harmony. Watch this stupid self-righteous aggression by Rajdeep (2.51 mins):
Subramaniam Swamy rightly points out that Hindus cannot be constantly put back. They cannot endlessly suffer the extremists within the minority community. If Rajdeep wants reconciliation has he gone and talked to any Muslim group? Has he ever condemned any Muslim group directly for violence? The media morons even swallowed the fact of their property and people being damaged and injured at Azad Maidan. The rioters at Azad Maidan molested female cops, burnt vehicles, destroyed a Jawan Memorial and the cops just watched. What moronic reconciliation is this man talking about? If your sister or wife is harassed by anyone I doubt anyone is going to say a prayer. If your religious procession is stoned frequently, it is bound to enrage people. If you burn 59 people in a rail coach for no particular reason it becomes impossible to hold back passions. And what’s their anger? Even reasons like somebody burned their holy book? Fine, if someone burns the Gita or dumps it in the garbage I would consider it silly. It will not offend me, but even if it offends and enrages me I am certainly not going to pull a gun or a sword and start killing people. Muslims need to learn that. Category 4 moron Ashutosh wonders if he would be considered a “nationalist” if he were to criticise Islam. This is his sly tweet to Hindus. No, you won’t be a nationalist, but chances are you’ll be dead.
The extremists who create such fears have made it impossible for anyone to talk reason to them. Their extremism is not restricted to India, it’s universal. They are in conflict wherever they are, in Britain, France, USA and even Marijuana-legal Netherlands. Forget these western nations; they are in conflict even in the purest of pure Pakistan. Terrible fact is that Hindus are increasingly being called “cowards” in various forums for tolerating a lot of offences. Hindus are not Amish. The media can’t stop crying and screaming Muslims aren’t being allowed to get into the “mainstream” Indian life. But do they want to? Swathes of towns and villages in UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra. Bihar and some more States have more or less become “Islamic” towns. The 3rd wave that Asad Owaisi promised in the parliament has already been in operation for many years, he said nothing new (Read Tavleen Singh’s article). And what are Congress, SP, JDU, RJD and similar “Sickular” parties telling the Muslims? They’re telling them ‘Look, you people are different. Look you people are pathetic victims. Look you people can’t make a living on your own. Look, you need us or you will die’.
Special courts, special subsidies, reservations, pilgrimage subsidies, separate marriage laws, instant divorce laws, no alimony for women, Islamic banking and on and on. And what’s the outcome? In places like Kishtwar, the attempted ethnic cleansing was completely blacked out by govt and the media. And who is to blame for all the miseries of Muslims and the communal violence? Of course, Hindus! As if Hindus have nothing else to do in life other than indulge in violence against Muslims. This is what the media morons tell you. The Central govt conveniently blames States for all this but they don’t even have accurate statistics as RPN Singh shows. Pathetic! Among the media folks only Gaurav Sawant had the guts to speak the truth. I had to jokingly tweet back to him to get Z-plus security.
Let’s face it! As long as there are different laws for different communities and “sickular” politicians and media-politicians like Rajdeep, Ashutosh dividing the country there will be communal riots. As long as there is appeasement of Muslims there will be communal riots. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. Lately, there are reports of an Islamic University being set up and constructed at Tirupati, one of the holiest towns for Hindus. This is not prevention, this is further invitation to communal disharmony. This is mindlessly breaking a window that isn’t broken. With the University will come up a lot of residences and supply stores. With the university will come up a lot of mosques. A mini Islamic town in a Holy Hindu town is likely to be created. There are plenty of towns where this university can be created but choosing Tirupati is not without its own motives. The Islamists wanted to create an Islamic centre near the disaster site of WTC of 9/11. It was protested and suspended. The Tirupati Islamic University too needs to be moved. Not because it is bad but because the very nature of India’s appeasement policies leads to disharmony and violence. Stop appeasement and the feeling of victimhood, being different will slowly dissipate or it will last for eternity.
Muzaffarnagar is a clear case of provocation and violence that seems to have backfired on the rioters and some politicians. The Jats retaliated only as they would be expected and are known to do. They are a lot like proud warrior clans and are not going to tolerate offences like some other Hindu communities. Our sickular political parties and liars in media live in denial of some fake “communal harmony” and “unity in diversity” dream. As long as there are different laws, appeasement, intolerance of the majority community these communal lies will only lead to more disasters.