Muslim Extremists Protesting and Maligning Hindus

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After reading this (there is a video at the bottom of Dr. Rafick’s article, make sure you watch it before reading what I have written below)

It aches my heart to find out how irrational and derogatory a few Muslims can be to Hindus. A contemptuous act degrading the whole Muslim community of Malaysia is how I see it. The Hindus have been mocked far too long by such extremists and must come together to uphold what we believe in. There is no right to anyone to insult our religion. Idiots of the highest order, that’s what they are if you ask me; constantly motivated with their hatred for idol worshipers and ignorant of what Islam as a religion stands for.

Butchering the head of cow to protest? Hindus worship her as their mother and they did it knowingly? Moreover, they dragged the pious head and stomped over it. Is this out of personal loathe against the Hindus or out of a need (to put it politely, though I see there is no reason) for an isolated land for a Mosque. This deliberate attempt to hurt a religion is despicable and I strongly resent it. What wrong did that mute animal do to them anyways? Cow is the most peaceful animal, feeds us and our children with the healthiest of all foods. It is a shameful, disgusting act unworthy of forgiveness. I am abhorred at the mere thought of it.. and to witness the event I would have rather severed their empty heads than letting them kill someone so sacred to us. These extremists must be brought to justice.

In the last 5000 years of history of humans there has not been a single record of Hindus invading another nation. On the contrary Hindus have patiently lived through several invasions – the Greeks, the Mughals and the British. We never set foot in another country to preach our religion. We never tried converting people from different faiths to ours. We have always welcomed people with different beliefs but if this benevolence is seen as a weakkness of the Hindus, it is high time to break that notion. Why is it that everyone can make fun of our Gods and what we believe in? Hindus as students of literature, have come to appreciate the legendary Greek myths, praised the Roman Gods and respected as well as welcomed their beliefs/ thoughts. Indians (where a majority of the population is Hindu) have written doctoral thesis on foreign literature and religion but blindfolded their own eyes to the jewels of the religion they were born in. We learnt to respect every religion but forgot that it is only because no religious scripture in our literature contempts believers of other faiths. We ought to stand up and fight for the right to practice our religion too. It is a shame for us that despite inheriting the most pristine and as prestigious religion as Hinduism we do not care enough for it.

I hold the author of the referenced blog post much dearer to my heart than many other silent Hindus. At least, Dr. Rafick has expressed his opinion without bias and has requested (and maybe helping too) the local government to take the sternest action possible against this indignant act.

Many thanks!

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5 thoughts on “Muslim Extremists Protesting and Maligning Hindus

  1. heyy harsh gr88 to read ur blog……for years i ve been thinkin over such issues myself good u took a stand for it…well my views are quite unanimous to urs on that matter…but i guess every community has a few rotten apples…though i have all my sympathy towards the cow n our religion…i feel hinduism in itself is so huge and divine that no words or actions or feelings can ever have the potential to mock at it, as is said in the words of some gr88 man(sorry forgot the name) “GREATNESS CAN NEVER BE ACKNOWLEDGED NOR DISPARAGED..IT SIMPLY IS” WE have no need to prove to anyone who we are and why we do the things…. coz the sun is the sun no matter what u may call it…and another glass of perspective i wud like u to wear is that..i am still quite impressed by the words of some highly respectable muslim leader of our times(sorry forgot the name again u know m bad at it but neways…)when this whole mumbai attack tragedy happened and he heard the terrorists saying that “we are fighting for the rights of our muslim brothers in india”…u know how he responded ..he came on national t.v. to specially tell these terrorists that” all we muslims rather hindustanis are quite at peace and happy in our country INDIA and we dnt need people like u to help us coz we are totally satisfied and happy and prosperous in our land so jus leave our land…”

  2. heyy.. harsh wud luv to hear from you some opinions and facts about the “BALI PRATHA” of hindus …how did it originate how is it justified a request if u cud….

    1. Rig Veda verse 10.86.14,Indra says, “They cook for me 15 plus 20 oxen,” and verse 8.43.11, which describes Agni as one whose food is the ox and the barren cow.

      These verses should not be interpreted literally. True meaning is symbolic: “The tenth mandala of the Rig Veda states that the words of the Veda mantras are concealed words, encapsulating deeper meanings. Therefore the reader should never take the meaning literally.” Hinduism is full of symbolism, perhaps more than any other religion; various animals mentioned in the context of sacrifices are actually representative of our inner faculties, qualities, emotions and external and internal organs.

      “Killing a horse refers to suppressing the human/animal side of our life-energy and transmuting it to the Divine. Similarly in all other contexts.”

      It was never the actual animals that were intended to be sacrificed. It was in this way that the Vedic yajnas were conducted in the earlier periods, before the Brahmanas and Aranyakas were written. Certain Vedic pandits took the literal meaning and wrote treatises prescribing the sacrifice of actual animals. Unfortunately, their writings were widely read.

  3. Isha, you are right that it is only a handful rotten apples. Also, as popularly known, how one rotten apple rots the fresh ones in the same basket we’ve got to eliminate these rotten apples from the society. We really need to take some concrete steps before the whole situation goes out of hand. I will see what I can find about the Bali Pratha… as far as I know, it is not promoted by our religious scriptures but then again I am not sure. I will have to dig in deeper on this. Nice thought though.. it will be worth a good read.

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