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  1. HariLakhera

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    On Being A Muslim

    Muslims have been living for hundreds of years in many countries as a minority community. It is immaterial if they have Muslim lineage or are converted because the conversation is in other religions too. They live on every continent. How come that they are not treated like any other citizens in the country of their residence?

    The worst sufferers are young boys and girls who do not know why they are called terrorists. They are given nicknames line Talibani.

    What went wrong? It is not that only Muslim invaders committed wholesome violence, loot, torture, or rapes. It is also not that they only have suffered victimization. If we see the list of 57 members nations of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation, not all of them are Muslim-dominated. Some of them are rich in natural resources and have been exploited by western powers. It is a fact that the most exploited and victimized people belong to areas rich with mineral resources-oil, coal, iron, jink, diamonds to name a few. We can see it in our own country where tribals are victimized in coal and iron-rich fields. Just as tribals fought for their land, so did the Muslim nations. This sort of exploitation started with the advent of Industrialization.

    In the process, they have to raise arms to defend themselves. We can say this has been going on since the beginning of industrialization. Thus we see arm struggle going in areas rich with natural resources.

    With the advent of civilization, better sense should have prevailed with the motto of giving and take but this did not happen. Neither the areas developed nor the inhabitants progressed. All they saw is exploitation.

    Thankfully, most of the people saw no future in it and left for better options. Only a handful was left to fight the exploiters supported by the Governments. This also proves that only a handful of Muslims are terrorists. Educated and employed Muslims have no role in this. They are more concerned about the future of their children.

    Those who continued with the fight could set no examples for their kids to be proud of. The only choice left was to follow the footprints. They have no choice but react violently when called names. Their fathers have not set an example for humanity. They have not been tuned to modern times of living with proper education. Their rejection at large by other communities has added fuel to the fire.

    What is the fault of those kids whose parents did not have any hand in terrorist activities? And, let us not forget, the majority of people in any community want to live in peace and harmony. Their t only fault is that they belong to a Muslim community. Is it really their fault?

    It is also a warning sign for other religious groups and communities. Hatred for one particular religion or caste or color will not make good humans. Today it is the Muslim community tomorrow it may be another. Those who are using young people for their political ends will be leaving behind a society with no love and respect for each other.

    Kids are glued to visual media, social platforms. TV Anchors using instigating language unmindful of what their children will turn out to be.

    Are we not digging our own graves?
     
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  2. Viswamitra

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    Dear Hari Sir,

    That is what Adolf Hitler did against Jewish community and the whole world stood against such state sponsored persecution. No matter where it happens, it needs to be condemned. Religious belief itself should not be the reason for someone to be hated. I watched such happenings in Mumbai after the series of bomb blasts in Mumbai. Unfortunate part is only innocent Muslims were hacked to death for the terrorism sponsored by elite Muslim family who had left the country already.

    The target for cleansing has to be those who train innocent children to become suicide squad members giving them the impression that they would reach heaven for standing against those who are considered as infedels. There are schools which are run for teaching Quoran that would be converted to teach them hate at an young age and those schools get a lot of donation under the pretext of promoting the religion. Immediately after 9/11, everyone who looked like a Muslim were targeted in the United States and President Bush not only condemned persecution of Muslims in the US but also visited a Mosque to show the solidarity with the innocent Muslims.

    Every religion has fundamentalists and when they promote hate against other religions is when they cross the line. Any hate that is driven by the color, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, etc. should be rejected by every society.
     
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    It's a matter of interpretation of the religious texts. Some people are so dumb that they don't understand that the texts are around 1500 years old, and they need reforms. However, there are smart people, too, who have not forsaken their religious identities, but pay more attention to improve their lives with scientific mindset.
     
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    Dear Shri Viswa,
    Unfortunately, religion has been the cause of conflict rather than conformity. It is easy to say all religions preach love and peace but in practice, it is spreading hatred. I totally agree with you. The need is to hit at the roots. No child is born with hatred. He is influenced by what he sees around him and the seniors corrupt him further. Muslims are themselves responsible for this but other religions try to add fuel to the fire by calling every poor helpless Muslim kid a Talibani.
    America has to a great extent, overcome the situation.
    In my opinion, the majority community has greater responsibility.
     
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    Scientific temperament is helping in reforming the outdated views. Some religions have come out of them. It is hundred percent possible to be a good person without being religious. It is also equally possible to be a bad person with religion.
    My basic concern is what example we are setting for the coming generations?
     
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    It takes a civilized society to understand minority in any country have equal rights to live in that country.
    The plight of minorities in Islamic countries is far worse.
    Many hindu/Christian teenage girls in Pakistan were kidnapped and converted and raped and were married to old men.
    Police stays mute .
     
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    Girls schools are being abolished and converted to schools that would teach & preach the Quran or Koran, the central religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God (Allah). Working women & girls in ministry for women welfare dismissed and the ministry renamed as “ of Islam...”
    these acts would pave eventually pave way for the destruction of Afghans and the nation thrown into perpetual chaos.

    But Hinduism not believe in conversion and not organise one.
    This is more true of Afghanistan. It is reported largest mines of lithium deposits are in Afghanistan. If future of electric cars to be believed, naturally the world has to look at these deposits. Oil and lithium would rule and so the Muslim nation and there terrorists would thrive. Their children watching these in real and virtual world would believe more in terrorism and their religion.

    Oil sold in huge bargain by western nations for the industrialisation. Oil rules the world. Weapons produced in the west reach arsenal depots in Muslim countries as contraband in clandestine deals and the world watching the Muslim Shia~Sunnis nations fight among themselves to death.

    That is true. The Pakistan star nuclear scientist Nobel laureate Abdul Salim died mysteriously!

    Religion is the root cause for large nUmber of problems.

    At present many things are against tam Brahmin in TN and I see snowballing effect that a day would arrive there would be fights on the streets and temples of Tamil Nadu. With increasing population of minority communities, Brahmins have become real backward and minorities.

    I only fear there should not be operation blue stars, destruction of mosques et al in future.
     
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    Why should one relate kidnapping and rape to religion all the time? Every day hundreds of kidnapping and rape cases happen in India and for that matter in every country and all of them are not done by a particular community. All such cases are acts or perversion and should be treated as such.
     
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    Because they are forcefully converted.
     
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