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What makes ‘Gods’ appear ‘devilish’?

Jan 4,21by Ram Swarup

Why do some gods appear to have devilish qualities? And why should a being who has such qualities be called a god? And why should he have so much hold? Read on to find out.

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What India can learn from France’s fight with Islamic terrorism?

In this article Khalid Umar tells us what Islamic terrorism is; how it has been destroying peace and harmony of the world for hundreds of years and particularly recently. He is also telling us what we can learn from France's response to Islamic terrorism.

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The Reality of Sufi Islam

It is often claimed that Islam as a religion is as spiritual in orientation as Hinduism is. The 'evidence' given is almost always - Sufism. It is said that if Hinduism had divine or spiritual philosophy then Islam too did. Khalid Umar in this short article analyzes some common myths about Sufism.

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The Mughals through Travelers’ Eyes

In this article Khalid Umar challenges some common adulatory and hagiographic myths about the Mughals. He says that contrary to what leftist peddlers say, the Mughals did not build cities but destroy those which were already flourishing. This becomes evident from the evidence of the travelers who traveled India during the Mughal rule. The Mughals were also Islamic fanatics who destroyed Hindu temples to create Islamic monuments.

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The Case Against the Mughals

In this short article, Khalid Umar analyzes the claim that the Mughals made India far richer, culturally and financially, as claimed by various leftist historians. He concludes that this was not the case and the Mughals changed India for the worse in so many ways.

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History of Sikh Separatism

It is true that there is no doctrinal animosity between Sikhism and Hinduism. But the Hindus cannot extend unilateral peace to any group without getting respect and peace in return. According to Shri Ram Swarup, when the Hindus tell the Sikhs “You have been our defenders”, it earns contempt in the present psychology because self-despisement and inferiority complex is the surest way of losing a friend or even a brother. It also gives the Sikhs an exaggerated sense of self-assessment.

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How Secularization leads to Ecological Degradation

Secularism is a western notion that historically arose in response to European problems. It is not only alien to Indian society, it is highly unsuitable as it completely ignores Indian ethos that are rooted in the notion of ‘dharma’ (duty/righteousness). Hence, the secularization of Indian life and society that has been carried out in the last many decades has resulted in disastrous consequences. One such area where secularization has distorted the issue and has caused enormous damage is ecology and environment.

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Mother Teresa: Saint or Soul Vulture?

In this searing piece, Satish Verma analyzes the life and work of Mother Teresa, on her birth anniversary. Tracing her life's work through two important publications he shows that more than anything else, Mother Teresa was a soul vulture whose primary goal was to convert Hindus to Christianity and it was in her and church's benefit that India shall always be portrayed as a poor hellhole.

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The Victim-Perpetrator Bond: The Religious Roots of Genocide – Part II

What abuse was inflicted upon Europeans prior to the fifteenth century that produced in them a drive for domination by violence, provided righteous justification for that violence, and led them to commit genocide and ecocide on a global scale? What happened in ancient Europe before Europeans went forth to conquer, convert and colonize the New World?

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મદ્રેસા શિક્ષણમાંથી ઇસ્લામ ક્યારે બહાર આવશે?

આ તર્કસભર લેખમાં ડૉ. શંકર શરણ ઇસ્લામમાં જાહિલિયાના પ્રશ્નની ચર્ચા કરે છે. ‘જાહિલિયા’ અર્થાત અજ્ઞાન. ઇસ્લામિક દુનિયા પરંપરાગત રીતે એમ માને છે કે, ઇસ્લામ સિવાયની તમામ બાબતો જાહિલિયા છે - અજ્ઞાની છે. જોકે, દુનિયાભરની મદ્રેસાઓના ઉદાહરણ સાથે ડૉ. શંકર શરણ એ વાત સ્પષ્ટ કરે છે કે, જાહિલિયા તો ઇસ્લામિક દુનિયામાં જ છે. અને એવું શા માટે છે? વાંચોઃ

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