The spiritual roads to God or the “Power” that runs the universe are many. This is what Hindus believe and are taught. Hindus are also taught that all religions are the same. Many Hindus still chant this nonsense despite an abundance of evidence of it not being true. If all religions are the same, then followers of all religions must believe that. They don’t! The spirit of tolerance should be extended only when there is mutual respect between all religions. The time for mouthing such invalid, false philosophies like “all religions are the same” must be ended by Hindus.
There is a Mohammad Ali Road in Mumbai. It’s famous for its eateries and a delight for gluttony fans. There is one for him in Delhi too. During Eid this road in Mumbai also becomes an open Masjid where Muslims offer mass Namaz on the streets. It’s a phenomenon over the last two decades. Along with MK Gandhi he led the Khilafat movement in India. There are lots of things written about him but here is something he said about Gandhiji that you can ponder over: "However pure Gandhi's character may be, he must appear to me from the point of view of religion inferior to any Mussalman, even though he be without character. He repeated it later, saying, 'Yes, according to my religion and creed, I hold an adulterous and a fallen Muslim to be better than a Mr. Gandhi." Just imagine if a Hindu leader had said this about a Muslim leader. I can imagine your imagination running riot. And this was said about Gandhi who was far more sympathetic to Muslims than to Hindus.
The Sickulars are still reeling under the aftermath of the CharlieHebdo killings. They are at pains to find excuses to justify the actions of terrorists. From NDTV to The Hindu to a whole lot of Commie media the latest one to join the ranks is Outlook. Here’s an excerpt:
“While I am all for free speech and all for satire, it must be said that Charlie Hebdo had it coming. That sounds crude and cruel, but Muslims would treat the cartoons as crude and deliberately provocative. And it won’t cut much ice with them if you tell them that the cartoons on the Pope were equally bad. You can lampoon Islam and its followers, as you can lampoon any other religion. You can even make fun of the Caliphs (arguably) but don’t touch the Prophet. Muhammad is no go area. His name is prefaced with ‘Prophet’ or with the appellation “peace be upon him” by his billion followers. You can’t paint him, sculpt him, or build a musical around him a la ‘Jesus Christ—Superstar.’ All that these caricaturists and satirists have to do is to leave one man alone. Not too much of a price to pay for peace, is it?”
Fantastic, isn’t it? It is one thing to argue that the Prophet is a “no go area” but a totally different thing to reiterate “Charlie Hebdo had it coming”. There are many ways to protest strongly but killing isn’t one of them. Had it coming, he says! There are other “no go areas” too and we will get into it shortly. All these scumbags who argue that CharlieHebdo had it coming are at a loss to answer a simple question. 59 people were roasted alive in a coach on a train in Gujarat in 2002. Did these people draw any cartoons? Did they even shout any anti-Muslim or anti-Islam slogans? But when the Hindus retaliated violently these very people claimed genocide, pogrom, state-sponsored violence etc. Seriously, did they expect that Hindus should simply continue to tolerate such unprovoked and unwarranted attacks? Since 2002 Gujarat has seen relative peace where communal relations are concerned. There have been stray incidents here and there but no major communal riots.
The man who wrote the Outlook article (Keki Daruwalla – is not a regular journo, but another Arundhati Roy types that infest Outlook) argues that not drawing the cartoons is a small price to pay for peace. 2002 happened before all these cartoons. And is the writer suggesting that prior to these cartoons the Islamists were peaceful and there was no terrorism? Did 9/11 happen because of cartoons? Did 26/11 happen because of cartoons? Did Madrid or London underground happen due to cartoons? Saif Rahman is an ex-Muslim of Pakistani origin in the UK. Here’s what he tweeted January 26:
It is an unfortunate but inevitable truth – Tolerance of intolerance doesn’t buy peace. It never has. Increasingly, we have only seen that retaliation (and often disproportionate retaliation) stands a better chance of buying peace. Ask the Japanese. Rahman has also written a book “The Islamist Delusion”. Do read the summary on the page I have linked. Rahman has drawn no cartoons of the Prophet but merely written a book criticising the practices of Muslims. He claims to have received 139 death-threats so far. What he summarises in his tweet as the 10 Islamist commandments is for our Sickulars to think about. Playing victim will not help anymore. What should now be clear is that after the Paris incident there are many who are making this absolutely clear to the extremists.
Bobby Jindal, the governor in an American state, was a darling for our media for quite a while as they claimed he was an Indian-American. He disappointed them recently by stating that he is only “American” and that his forefathers came to America to be Americans and not Indian-Americans. More stunningly, Jindal became the first politician to boldly state what many politicians were unwilling to say. Excerpts:
"Let's be honest here. Islam has a problem… Muslim leaders need to condemn anyone who commits these acts of violence and clearly state that these people are evil and are enemies of Islam. It's not enough to simply condemn violence, they must stand up and loudly proclaim that these people are not martyrs who will receive a reward in the afterlife, and rather they are murderers who are going to hell. If they refuse to do that, then they're part of the problem. There is no middle ground here”.
Jindal went on to add in his speech in the UK that some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighbourhoods in cities where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic law. Yes indeed, UK is facing this problem and so are many other non-Islamic countries in the world. There are over 700 no go zones created by Muslims in France and though it is not authorised in any form, the police and other services dread to go to these zones. Norway has expelled over 5000 foreigners, mostly Muslims, as action for reducing crime in the country. In a rare departure, British PM David Cameron has finally issued a warning to mosques in Britain to rein in extremists:
Belgians in the Congo. France invaded Algeria for no genuine reason except greed and now Algerians are in large number in France. The Dutch were in South Africa and some other places to subdue the original inhabitants. The Portuguese were in Bombay, Goa and Diu. And there is hardly a country left that Britain had not invaded and colonised. It is very tempting to say “they had it coming”. But it’s not revenge that the Islamists are seeking. If that was the case they could have declared formal wars. But it is intolerance of the culture and systems of the host country while enjoying all its privileges that is causing the problems. This is true in India too. “No go area” said that dumb Outlook writer and that avoiding cartoons will buy peace. I have written before that there are many towns in India that are completely Islamised and are somewhat of a no go zone for non-Muslims. This has happened even in places considered particularly holy pilgrimage locations by Hindus. It is hard to believe this has happened in Rameshwaram:
It is understandable if one makes the mistake of thinking these no go zones are stray cases across the world, although increasingly common. It would help to pause for a minute and think that an entire community was thrown out Kashmir which is now a no go zone for India’s non-Muslims. Can any no go zone be worse than that? Had the authorities acted then or even a few months later the KPs could have returned to Kashmir. They are never going to return – no go zones are forever. No politician is going to be courageous enough to alter the situation. The challenge is to avert creating some more and for that unlimited tolerance has to disappear.
To be concluded…