Sunday, April 12, 2009

Can the Hindus and Muslims peacefully co-exist in India?

Basic Islam for Hindu Dhimmis
By Subramanian Swamy, former Union Law Minister

Excerpts from an article written on 03 Dec, 2006 on www.organiser.org
Full article here

Temples have been demolished in the Valley on a daily basis. The world could not care less. An American had once told me: “Why should we care? Indian democracy is led by the majority who are Hindus and you want us to talk about the human rights of the community of rulers?”

Are Hindus in majority in India?
We do not have much time, in fact in about 45 years, as the X-graph of statistical regressions estimated by J.S. Bajaj and colleagues shows. ‘X’ represents the two trends—Hindu percentage declining and Muslim percentage rising, and intersecting in the year 2061. We Hindus must understand the true nature of Islam before we can formulate a strategy to defeat those who threaten us.

What happens in Muslim majority areas?
The municipalities of Thondi and Rasathipuram Municipalities of Ramanathapuram and Vellore districts respectively, are in Muslim-majority areas, and the local bodies election had empowered the Muslims with their capture of the municipalities. The Muslim-ruled municipalities have thereafter converted these areas into mini Dar-ul-Islams, in a Hindustan of 83 per cent Hindus!

The minority Hindu areas of the municipality were thus denied civic amenities, funds for schools, garbage clearing etc., and sent notices in Urdu. Hindus were bluntly told convert to Islam if they wanted civic facilities.

I know that in Kashmir Valley, Muslims who are in majority have actively or passively connived in driving out half a million Hindus out of their homes and made them refugees in their own country. But I could not believe that in South India this was possible where Hindus are actually above national average at 90 per cent of the population.

What is Dar-ul-Islam?
Dar-ul-Islam is a Muslim religious concept of a land where Muslims rule, and the non-believers in Islam are termed as Dhimmis. The term Dhimmi was coined after the Jews were crushed in Medina [Khaybar to be exact], and the defeated Jews accepted that if they did not convert to Islam, then they would accept second-class status politically, culturally, and religiously. This included zero civil rights including the right to modesty of women, and the special tax jaziya.

There is thus no scope for Muslims and non-Muslims uniting as equals in the political, cultural, or social system in a Dar-ul-Islam where Muslims rule. Secular order in India thus is possible only when Muslims are not in power.

Minority(Muslim) Appeasement v/s Minority(Hindu) Oppression
The choice to non-believers in Islam is: convert or accept dhimmitude. Hence, the explanation for Thondi, Rasathipuram, Mau etc., and the duality in ethics practised by Muslims everywhere.

Thondi, Rasathipuram and other places prove that the Muslim mind suffers from a dangerous duality—of seeking secularism when out of power and imposing a brutal demeaning theocracy for non-Muslims when in power.

As a Hindu, what is my responsibility?
It is this duality that patriotic Hindus must re-shape by modern education and other means, as also retain its demographic overwhelming majority in India.

(The writer is a former Union Law Minister.)

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