Indic Varta

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This is a tract written on the Nature of Islam in context of the rising Islamic terrorism the world over in 2002. The world had just been shocked by 9/11 and the resultant interest in Islam and its nature led Krishnaswami to write this tract which is far from obsolete in the current situation and still crucial to understand the problem that plagues India and the world today. This is first in a series of articles, on the nature of Islam. Note: Krishnaswami is a penname of an author, who for more spiritual rather than political reasons, wants to remain anonymous.

On the Nature of Islam

In view of the widespread Islamic terror it has become necessary to find out the root cause of this violent behaviour of Muslims. Many Hindu apologists of Islam try to explain away every act of Islamic barbarianism on the basis of some fraudulent provocation stories. They try to shift onus of responsibility not on the Muslims but on the victims.

The questions to be pondered upon are: Are the incidences such as attack on the New York WTC and on innocent civilians in Israel, Kashmir, Godhra, Bali and Timor isolated events of Islamic terror? Or is there an existence of a globally well-established behavior pattern throughout the Islamic history?

Those who try to justify Islamic violence on the basis of concocted provocation theories are moral criminals. Indirectly supporting Islamic terror in its endeavor are the newspaper editors, powerful politicians and pseudo-secular ‘Dhimmis’ who at the same time deceitfully hide away the real, ultimate and so-called divine source of such violent acts. Let us have a look at The Koran in which the Allah commands:

  1. We shall say, `Lay hold of him and bind him. Burn him in the fire of Hell, then fasten him with a chain of 70 cubits long. For he did not believe in Allah. (69:30-33)
  2. Lo! Those who disbelieve our revelations, we shall expose them to fire. As often their skins are consumed we shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. (4:56)
  3. Garments of fire have been prepared for unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that, which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with red-hot iron. (22:19-21)
  4. Lo! Ye and that which ye worship besides Allah are fuel of Hell. (21:98)
  5. …award of Allah’s enemies, the fire. Therein is their immortal home. (41:28)
  6. Allah has cursed the unbelievers and proposed for them a blazing Hell. (33:60)
  7. Unbelievers are enemies of Allah and they will roast in Hell . (41:14)
  8. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads… (8:12)
  9. …slay the idol worshipers wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them… (9:5)
  10. Believers! Make war on the infidels who dwell around you… (9:123)

This, it appears, is the real source of the provocation which again and again leads Muslims to rise up in riots against non-Muslims. The propaganda of “Sarva Dharma Sambhava” has blinded us to reality. Can Islam really be called Dharma?

Gandhi declared, “Islam is a noble faith.” To reconcile Gandhi and Islam the only alternative left is to surrender one’s rational faculty at the altar of political correctness. That is exactly what happened to the Congress Party after Muslims forced the partition upon India through ‘Direct Action’ riots. After independence congress party institutionalised this schizophrenic split as the principle of secularism and therefore created the double standards of political behaviour. For Muslims the policy of appeasement and for Hindus the policy of denial.

As a consequence of these policies, a spectre of deep neurosis is haunting the entire national media and polity. The ‘obsessive-compulsive’ pseudo-secular behaviour of national media can only be explained in psychopathological terms. It is indeed neurosis, which blinds them to see the obvious fact: that the foundation of Indian secularism rests upon the sands of Gandhian falsehood – “The Islam is a noble faith”. The state incorporated this false assumption into its policy without critically examining it. Over the time, false assumptions lead to contradictions and conflict with reality. This is, what is happening all around us and manifesting in  the breakdown of law and order, but it is the collapse of the false assumption of the State – that “Islam is a noble faith”. In fact, this false assumption of nobility of Islam collapsed in 1947 itself evident in the partition of the country, then again in Kashmir and now ironically in Gandhi’s own province.

There is plenty of evidence to show that the Muslim behaviour pattern and the mindset have remained unchanged even in the years after 1947. We have witnessed increasing incidence of street riots staged by the same sort of Muslim hooligans, on the same sort of petty pretexts as in the years preceding Partition. Muslim spokesman, no matter what political platform they use, have levelled the same sort of accusations, namely, that the Muslims are a ‘poor and persecuted minority’ entirely at mercy of a ‘brute Hindu majority’; that ‘Muslim lives, properties and honour’ are not safe in the midst of a rising tide of ‘Hindu communalism’; and that ‘Hindu chauvinism’ is seeking to wipe out all vestiges of Muslim religion and culture. It is the Pirpur report of pre-partition Muslim League against Hindus all over once again in Independent India. This is secularism at the cost of Hindu culture, society and nation.

Moreover, in pseudo-secular view, the burden of maintaining communal harmony rests entirely on Hindus. It is high time to ask Muslims, what have they done to share this burden after partitioning India in the name of Islam? What has been the Muslim contribution in maintenance of communal harmony in Independent India? Does Secularism mean clamouring for special rights and privileges in a secular and democratic State?  Is secularism analogous to a one-way traffic?

“It is also an undeniable fact that while the Muslims, especially the elite, expect the Hindus to protect them, they failed to protect the Hindus during the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir. This cannot go on forever.”  (Rajaram NS.)

After partition of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have become Islamic fix deposits but India is a joint current account that can be operated at will. In independent India, the secularism has degenerated into an instrument in the hands of militant Muslims and Nehruvian establishment to blackmail and harass Hindu majority. The political and cultural oppression in the name of secularism is now unacceptable to Hindus and Shri Ram Janam-Bhoomi movement is the expression of this change.