Sunday, April 13, 2008
Islam, Another Religion?
"Specifically, the religion model of Islamic terrorism itself requires rethinking. Western sociologists and war strategists have mostly utilized the dynamics of Muslims vis-a-vis westeners and their ally, Israel, to influence what they see as 'root causes' of terror. Prominent among these are the 'grievances' Muslins feel in the hands of the West and Israel. ... Although one could argue that most of these grievances are self-inflicted, Muslims have managed to successfully transplant the idea that being part of the weaker civilization, they are the victims. Wearing the mantle of a victim has its advantages, including the ability to camouflage aggresssion as a form of self-defense. However, the dynamics of Muslim-non-Muslim interaction in the developing world tells an entirely different story. Far more aggressive tactics have been employed by Muslims against much weaker opponents, be it in Darfur against black Africans or against brown unbelievers in South Asia. ... In the past sixty years, from every Muslim majority region of South Asia ... non-Muslims have been driven out in massive numbers to Hindu-majority India. This occurred when Muslim populations in these regions obtained political power. In 1971 about three million Hindus were slaughtered by the Pakistani army in the then East Pakistan and many more were driven to India, never to return. ... This has no parallel with any other religion in the modern era. ... This data ... compels one to scrutinize the roots of Islamic scriptures and study Islamic history of conquest. ... Islamic scripture is predominantly political and that the religion itself was probably devised to extend Islam's founder Mohammed's powerbase upon an edifice of theology. ... The conquest model is a much more inclusive and nuanced one, where terror is just one of the many tools for achieving objectives. It also explains why the Muslim population in Europe is fast growing, angry and disinfranchised (through self-infliction)--to deliberately create conditions conducive to Europe's demographic conquest by the Muslims", my emphasis, Moorthy Muthuswamy (MM) at http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/, 20 March 2008.
I agree with MM. My study of the history of Pakistan and India since 1947 gave me a new understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict. The Pakistani army killed about 2.4 million Hindus in East Pakistan in nine months before being defeated by India. This is a genocide I doubt one American in 100 has heard of. About 8-10 million Hindus were driven into India as refugees. Interestingly in 1947, Pakistan was about 30% Hindu. Now it is about 1%. India is about 14% Moslem and shows no signs of trying to force its Moslem population out. India has affirmative action for Moslems in university admissions, as does Israel! No, the sources of Islamic aggression are not injustices, at least as the West understands the term.