HINDUISM FACES ECLIPSE – Future of A Besieged Civilization

published on May 16, 2013

 ‘HINDUISM  FACES ECLIPSE’  prepared by Indian American Intellectuals Forum  explains in details as to how the anti-Hindu forces within and without India are working  in tandem on an  insidious mission to destroy our civilization and culture, and obliterate Hinduism from the  Indian soil.

In nutshell the articles says that what the Hindus of India are facing today is not terrorism. It is something much worse and sinister. It is a jihad proper, raw and gory in its medieval and macabre form, launched by Pakistan and other radical groups.  The Hindu leadership must realize that today Jihad is the only fully globalized enterprise across the world with millions of shareholders and franchises in more than 60 countries, including India, who are working overtime to destroy all non-Muslim nations

Warning Hindus the article further says that in this holy war, terrorism will be used as a strategic tool.  However, it has been kept under wraps by political leaders and mainstream English media to lull naive and gullible Hindus into believing that everything is just fine.

The article runs into 12 pages.  It requires a serious reading.  

Best regards,
Narain Kataria
Indian American Intellectuals Forum


Future of A Besieged Civilization

“There was a siege going on; it had been going on for a long time, but the besieged were the last to take notice of it.”
– Paula Fox

The conquest of India by Islamic invaders is a long and dreadful narrative of multiple ferocious wars between the invaders and the valiant Hindu Rajas who ruled over different parts of India during medieval times. The barbaric invaders, including Muhammad Ghauri and Babur, took morbid delight in building towers of the skulls of slaughtered ‘kaffirs’ (read Hindus), a stark fact, proudly recorded by a number of Muslim historians in great detail. Most braveheart Hindu rulers zealously defended their motherland, their subjects and above all their honor at a terrible cost; unlike the Arab conquest of the Persian empire within a short span of two decades and similar fate of Byzantine empire and smaller kingdoms of central Asia. In sharp contrast, the Islamic invaders had to fight multiple tortuous, gut-wrenching battles for centuries to subjugate the Hindus. The resistance offered by the masses to invaders and freebooters was formidable indeed. Occasionally there were some traitors, too, like Raja Jaichand of Kannauj, whose name has become synonymous with treachery.

The hostility between two kingdoms, namely the Chauhans of Rajasthan and Gahadwala Rajputs of Kannauj was a major cause of the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan in 1192. Had the armies of two gutsy Hindu rulers stood united in the battle of Tarain, the invading armies could have been defeated.

The atrocities committed by Muslim rulers on Sikhs of Punjab and Marathas in south were horrendous. Jahangir had murdered the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev in a most diabolical manner. The epitome of courage Arjan Dev was made to sit on a hot plate and hot sand was poured on him to torture him to death. Later on Aurangzeb, the cruelest of all Muslim kings not only beheaded Guru Tegh Bahadur, but also murdered four gallant sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Two elder sons, Sahibzade Ajit Singh and Junjhar Singh attained martyrdom in 1704 during the battle of Chamkaur Sahib, while the younger sons Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh were bricked alive in 1705 at Sirhind by Faujdar Wazir Khan, under orders of Aurangzeb.

Starting with the invasion of Sind by Muhammad bin Qasim in 712 A.D. the next 900 years witnessed a relentless onslaught by hordes of Muslim invaders pouring in through Khyber and Bolan passes. Among the barbaric murderers and freebooters were Mahmud Ghazanvi, Muhammad Ghauri, Babur, Ahmad Shah Abdali and Nadir Shah. In fact, Guru Nanak has given in the Babur Vani a vivid description of the atrocities committed by invaders on the hapless Hindus of Punjab and north-western India. According to the eminent historian, Will Durant, “the Mohammedan conquest of India is perhaps the bloodiest story of history”. He calls it a discouraging tale, for its only lesson was that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace could be overthrown at any time by barbarians invading from without and multiplying within.” [Source: Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, Part I, p. 459].

A detailed narrative of the tyranny and atrocities committed by Muslim invaders was given by a well known Muslim author and thinker, Rizwan Salim, who wrote in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, on December 28, 1997, an article titled, “What the invaders really did?” justifying the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. Rizwan Salim highlighted that the wrecking of Hindu temples went on from the early years of the eighth century to well past 1700 A.D. a period of almost 1000 years. [Source : The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, December 28, 1997]. Every Muslim ruler of Delhi (or Governor of the Province) spent most of his time fighting the Hindu kings in the north and the south, the east and west. Rizwan continues emphasizing that “savages at a very low level of civilization and no culture worth the name began entering India from the early eighth century onwards. Islamic invaders demolished Hindu temples, destroyed unaccountable sculptures and idols, plundered innumerable palaces and forts of the Hindu kings, killed vast number of Hindu men and carried off Hindu women. This story, the educated – and lot of even the illiterate Indians – know very well. The history books recount it in a remarkable detail. [Source: Ibid].

Barely 66 years after independence, India’s Hindu identity and centuries old ethos are again in grave peril. Sharply growing attacks on innocent Hindu citizens, their temples and targeting of unarmed pilgrims going to Amarnath and Vaishnodevi and repetitive attacks on Hindu festivals are clear pointers to the rising crescendo of a virulent jihad being waged against Hindus of India. Soon after Al Qaeda’s attack on twin towers on September 11, 2001, a proclamation was made on Al Jazeera Television channel in October 2001 that in addition to the Christians and Jews, henceforth the so-called ‘Hindu India’ will also be the target of Islamic jihad. Within two months of that announcement a determined and indoctrinated group of Pakistan-trained Jihadis (including Afzal Guru and several others) attacked the Indian Parliament on December 13, 2001. Thereafter thousands of terrorist attacks have been made across the country from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari. The avowed goal of jihadi warriors has been to destroy the faith of Hindu masses by terrorizing them in a bid to destroy their resolve to fight back – a strategy ordained in their scriptures and elaborately explained by a retired Pakistani Brigadier S.K. Malik in his book, The Quranic Concept of War. Unfortunately, the two most important facts that a regular jihad has been declared against Hindus of India, and that terrorism will be used as strategic tool in this holy war have been kept under wraps by political leadership and mainstream English media.

In India’s decadent culture of political correctness and pock-marked ‘taqaiyahâ’ of ‘paid news’, when no national leader dare muster the courage to speak truth, it fell to the lot of that irrepressible police officer, K.P.S. Gill , to speak out boldly in September, 2006, at a gathering of college students in Mumbai that the jihadis were trying to destroy the Hindu civilization. Gill’s bluntspeak was indeed a timely warning. It is time, we Indians, smelt gunpowder rather than smelling coffee. We must realize that the dice of terror is heavily loaded against us on many counts, both internally and externally. Sandwiched as we are between the two terror factories of Pakistan and Bangladesh, the millennia-old Hindu civilization is under siege. Yet the ruling political dispensation continues to blame the peace-loving Hindus of unleashing ‘saffron terror’ against the Muslim minority. Although the sacred saffron color has been the traditional symbol of the valor and sacrifices of Hindus and Sikhs in defense of our motherland, today it is used in a pejorative sense by vote-bank besotted politicians and our paid media. They don’t understand that freedom-fighters had placed color saffron on top of Indian tricolor to boost and promote the spirit of sacrifice among Indians. These anti-national dimwits need to be reminded that it was not for nothing that Sardar Bhagat Singh sang, ‘Mera rang de basanti chola’ to his mother while he stood in Death Row. A clumsy attempt is being made to pass a law titled ‘Prevention of Communal & Targeted Violence Bill’  The bill is being pushed in the Parliament to harass the majority community by blaming them for the rising crescendo of communal riots across India.

In her seminally researched tome, ‘The Politics of Communalism’, published in 1989, Zenab Banu, a Muslim scholar, had analyzed 74 cases of Hindu-Muslim riots which occurred between 1953 and 1977. She found that in 75 percent cases the rioting had been started by the Muslim community. To comprehend what causes communal violence, the National Advisory Council (NAC) and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson are advised to read Zenab Banu’s scholarly book.

Equally relevant for understanding the cause of fast-rising communal tension in India and abroad is the judicial verdict pronounced by Z.S. Lohat, Metropolitan Magistrate of Delhi on July 31, 1986, in a case under sections 153-A and 295-A IPC filed by Delhi police against two Hindus, Indra Sain Sharma and Rajkumar Arya, for publishing and circulating a poster in Hindi citing 24 ayats of the Quran under the caption, ‘Why Riots Take Place in the Country’. The ayats cited in the poster were taken verbatim from an authentic edition of the Quran translated in Hindi and published by a Muslim scholar, Mohammed Farooq Khan of Maktaba al-Hasnat of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. In his book the author had provided the original Arabic text of the Quran, along with Hindi and English translations reproduced in parallel columns. On the basis of a complaint lodged with the police the two Hindu activists were arrested and charged under Sections 153-A and 295-A of the Indian Penal Code for circulating 24 ayats of the Quran which commanded the Muslims to fight against the followers of other religions. The ayats of Quran cited by the two accused persons were 9.5, 9.28, 4.101, 9.123, 4.56, 9.23, 9.37, 5.5, 33.61, 21.98, 32.22, 48.20, 8.69, 66.9, 41.27, 41.28, 9.111, 9.58, 8.65, 5.51, 9.29, 5.14, 4.89 and 9.14.

The poster further added that there are numerous other ayats of the same sort. Here we have cited only twenty-four ayats. Obviously these ayats carry commandments which promote enmity, ill-will, hatred, deception, fraud, strife, robbery and murder. That is why riots take place between Muslims and non-Muslims in this country as well as (the rest of) the world. The poster claimed, In the above mentioned twenty-four ayats of the Quran Majid, Mussalmans are commanded to fight against the followers of other faiths. So long as these ayats are not removed (from the Quran), riots in the country cannot be prevented.

On behalf of the government the Assistant Public Prosecutor argued that the ayats at serial No. 2,5,9, 11 to 19 and at serial No.22 in the poster were either not in the Quran, or that they were distorted version of the ayats in the Quran. The accused, however, rebutted the arguments of the government prosecutor and asserted that the ayats cited by them were part of the Quran and had been taken verbatim from the book of Mohammed Farooq Khan and these do exhort the Muslims to fight against the followers of other faiths. They submitted that so long as these ayats continued to be part of the Quran Majeed, communal riots in India cannot be prevented.

After hearing both sides and discussing their arguments, the learned Metropolitan Magistrate discharged the two Hindus, Inder Sain Sharma and Rajkumar, on the ground that prima facie there was no case made out against them. No charge could be framed against the two accused persons because the ayats reproduced in the poster were found to be true and correctly reproduced. The learned Magistrate stated in his order, “I have personally compared the disputed ayats with Quran Majeed (translated in Hindi) with notes by one Mohd Farookh Khan and found that the most of the ayats have been reproduced in the poster in the original form as is available in the Quran Majeed”. The learned Magistrate concluded, “In view of the above discussion, I am therefore of the view that there is no prima facie case against the accused as the offences alleged against the accused do not fall prima facie within the four corners of Sections 153-A /295-A.” The aforesaid judicial verdict clearly endorsed the view that certain ayats in the Quran have the potential to create communal violence! It is a matter of record that no appeal was filed against the historic judgment by the leaders of the Muslim community on whose complaint the two Hindus were arrested and prosecuted by the police. Apparently they knew very well that their holy book did preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims and for that reason they dare not challenge the judicial verdict by appealing to the High Court. Equally important is the fact that the Delhi government, too, did not think it prudent to file an appeal against the judgment and allowed the judicial truth to remain on record unchallenged. It is high time that the partisan members of the NAC read the aforesaid historical judgment and the relevant ayats of the Quran to understand the growing cult of communal violence, even after partition of the country !
The proposed law, invented by NAC, gives the right to veto exclusively to the minority community in matters concerning communal violence by defining them as ‘the group’ and by vesting extra-constitutional powers in a seven members super-outfit called the National Authority for Communal Harmony. This super-outfit comprising four members of the minority communities (including the Chairman and the Vice Chairman, both belonging to the minority community) has been assigned the responsibility for directing and overseeing the administration of the proposed vicious legislation. The deliberate inclusion of a provision sidelining the majority community in constituting the so-called National Authority shows the immense distrust in the majority community and aims at promoting hatred against them. Interestingly the term ‘group’ used in the bill applies only to the minority groups (both religious and linguistic). The draft bill does not make even a cosmetic pretense of protecting the so-called majority against violent attacks by members of the ‘group’.

The Bill aims at making the police, including the process of investigation, subservient to the whims of the minority-community-dominated National Authority. It is common knowledge that most communal riots cannot be controlled easily by the meager manpower presently available at a police station in India, or for that matter, even in a district. Worldwide there is a norm of at least 225 policemen for one lakh (one hundred thousand) of population. But in India the ratio of police to the population ranges between 125 to 150 per one lakh (one hundred thousand) of the total population. Despite repetitive jihadi attacks across the country and fast-paced spread of communal politics by vote-bank-besotted politicians, India remains the least and most ineffectively policed country. As against a measly manpower of 15-16 lakh policemen spread across 35 States and Union Territories, today the number of privately organized security guards in India stands at nearly 54 lakhs !

Apparently the members of the NAC of Sonia Gandhi do not know that every riot, especially a communal conflagration, erupts suddenly like a tornado and rips through its trajectory at a furious pace. Thereafter the storm of violence tends to slow down mostly on fourth or fifth day, after reinforcements are mustered and positioned. The NAC ought to know that it takes considerable time to collect additional manpower and procure reinforcements. The proposed Bill unfairly aims at penalizing the police officers and district magistrates on the bogus and trumped-up charge of partiality. Frankly, no member of the NAC appears to have the faintest idea of the anatomy and dynamics of riots. Nor are they aware of the ferocious momentum of riots and their un-anticipatable trajectory. They have no idea, absolutely none, of the methodology of riot control, much less any clue about the real cause of the mischief. None of the members of the NAC appears to have any ‘hands-on’ experience of controlling a communal riot! Before embarking upon the anti-constitutional path chosen by them to blame Hindus for every riot, they will do well to learn a thing or two from the London riots of August 2011 which rapidly spread to nearly two dozen cities and could be controlled only after substantial reinforcements were spread across the riot’s trajectory and its furious pace had slowed down on the fifth day!

It is time that
every Hindu and Sikh realizes that his ancient civilizational identity is under siege both internally and externally. The Hindu identity of India is under serious demographic threat, perhaps far more perilously than the Christian identity of Europe which continent is likely to become Muslim dominated in another 50 to 60 years. As pointed out by late Mari Bhat and Francis Zavier, two well known demographers, in a research study “the fertility of Muslims, which was about 10 per cent higher than that of Hindus before independence, is now 25 to 30 per cent higher than the Hindu rate”. Furthermore, they disclosed that during the next 95 years (i.e., by 2101) the Muslim population will grow by 130 per cent, while that of Hindus will grow by only 50 per cent, even though Hindus will continue to remain the majority community. The following two major demographic trends are clearly visible:

i)                           First, any time between 2051 and 2071 the combined Muslim population of the sub-continent (i.e., India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, all counted together) will exceed the total Hindu population of the sub-continent; and

ii)                        Second, by 2101 India will have a large number of Muslim majority districts in the country, spread out across nearly ten States, including Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

The definitive clue to the alarming demographic crisis likely to engulf India in near future is written across Statement 7 on page xlii of the Census 2001 Religion Data Report which provides the details of religious composition of 0-6 years old cohorts. An analysis of the 0-6 years old children (cohorts) reveals the following facts:

a) Although in 2001, Muslims constituted only 13.4 percent of India’s population, their percentage in 0-6 years group was higher than Hindus by 21 percent thus giving them a headstart advantage of 7.6 percent in the matter of reproduction when these cohorts enter reproductive age, say any time after 2011 and beyond.

b) It is well known, even officially admitted, that the acceptance of family planning among Muslims was 25 percent lower than among Hindus. The result: from 2015 onwards for the next three decades the growth rate of Muslims will be much faster than what has been witnessed during the last three decades.

c) Out of 35 States and Union Territories (listed in Census 2001 Report), the percentage of 0-6 years Muslim cohorts is higher than that of Hindu cohorts in as many as 31 States and Union Territories (excepting Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim and 2 Union Territories of Andamans & Nicobar Islands and Daman & Diu where Hindu cohorts have a marginal advantage).

d) Due to fast declining proportion of Hindu cohorts, in the coming decades the percentage of youthful component among Hindus and Sikhs will go down substantially, while the youthful component of Muslims will remain much higher. That could spell trouble, as highlighted by Huntington, because aggressive youthful jihadis could overwhelm the sedate, introvert and ageing non-Muslims.

And moving forward let us look at another siege within – an equally challenging one. Due to sheer collapse of governance across the country, Pakistan’s ISI has been able to establish a mammoth network of several thousand fifth-columnists to whom may be added several lakh sympathizers, including some Jaichandi politicians. They facilitate frequent jihadi attacks. And propelled and sustained by the double-barreled oxygen cylinder of foreign money and mega publicity, a powerful pro-terrorist lobby has been thriving which poses a sinister threat from within. This pro-terror cabal was seen in full cry against the nation’s security apparatus when Isharat Jahan, a Lashkar-e-Tayeba mole, was killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The same lobby was into overdrive in an unseemly bid to seek clemency for Afzal Guru, the kingpin of Pakistan’s jihadi onslaught on India’s Parliament. Its malefic influence was manifestly visible during the visit of U.S. President, George Bush, to India in the first week of March 2006. No sane person could have imagined that the second publication of prophet Muhammad’s cartoons in some European journals in February, 2006 , and the subsequent visit of the U.S. President in March, 2006, there will be widespread eruption of violent demonstrations in the Muslim streets of India. Mindless violence was unleashed by mobsters against members of the Hindu community which had nothing to do with the provocative cartoons which first appeared in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, in September 2005. This onslaught, however, was entirely in keeping with the long standing tradition of pro-terrorist groups venting their ire on the majority community instead of protesting against the real culprits. The scale of violence witnessed during visit of George Bush in several cities and towns like Hyderabad, Lucknow, Meerut and Muzaffarnagar conclusively demonstrated massive radicalization of the Muslim community. In many cities prior preparations had been made to unleash violence on unsuspecting citizens. While hurling foul invectives at the visiting U S President, the demonstrators carrying aloft photographs of bin Laden unashamedly lionized him and eulogized the cult of suicide bombings. But the major targets of mobsters were Hindu shop-owners and passers-by.

As if responding to the praises showered on bin Laden and his tribe of suicide bombers, within the next four days the jihadis struck with a vengeance on Tuesday March 7, 2005, at the famous Sankatmochan temple in Varanasi. The three bomb blasts in the most sacred temple town of Hindus, easily comparable to what Mecca is to Muslims, resulted in death of 20 worshippers and injuries to nearly another 100 innocents.

The most shameful and ignominious jihadi attack on India was the Mumbai Massacre of 26th November, 2008, during which the corporate capital of India was kept hostage for 3 days which was relayed across the world by 24/7 T.V. channel. But the worst aspect of the tragic narrative was that the Indian Mujahideen had circulated an e-mail on July 8, 2008, in which they unequivocally threatened the Hindus thus :

(O Disbelievers) . We are guiltless of you and whatever worship beside Allah, we have rejected you and there has arisen between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever – unless you believe in Allah and Him alone (Quran 60.4) [Source: The Rise of Jihad, e-mail of Indian Mujahideen cited on the Wikipedia].

After quoting chapter and verse from Quranic verses in Arabic, the e-mail commanded the Hindus to convert to Islam in English in the following words:

O Hindus! O disbelieving faithless Indians! Haven’t you still realized that the falsehood of your 33 crore dirty mud idols and the blasphemy of your deaf, dumb, mute and naked idols of Ram, Krishna and Hanuman are not at all going to save your neck, Insha-Allah, from being slaughtered by our hands. [Source: Ibid].

What the Hindus of India are facing today is not terrorism. It is something much worse and sinister. It is jihad proper, raw and gory in its medieval and macabre form, launched by Pakistan. Time has come to speak out openly that a regular jihad is being waged to annihilate the centuries old civilizational ethos of India. On July 2005 a group of Lashkar goons tried to storm Ramjanambhoomi temple. Luckily they were killed by the alert CRPF contingent protecting the most sacred Hindu shrine. The unending series of attacks on Hindus and their temples, religious festivals and centers of excellence have all the trappings of a regular jihad ordained in their scriptures, as claimed by terrorists in their innumerable e-mails. Even though the soft Indian state and benumbed media invariably try to conceal the truth, the reality can no longer be denied. The repetitive targeting of the places of worship of Hindus and their festivals are part of a bigger design, perhaps a global design of jihadis to overrun India.

Over the years the terror groups, now deeply entrenched within India, have sent innumerable messages through regular bomb blasts and senseless killings that they will not allow the Hindus to live peacefully in their ancient homeland. Their avowed objective is to convert India into Dar-ul-Islam. Irrespective of the changing colors of the ruling political dispensation, the response of Indian government to the growing menace of jihad has been absolutely timid and weak-kneed – at times even cravenly submissive. Even after two long decades from their forced exile from Kashmir the five lakh Hindu refugees have not been able to return to their ancient homeland.

The real tragedy, however, is that despite centuries old barbaric encounters with jihadi Islam, neither Indian government, nor the Hindu society has learnt any lessons. In sharp contrast to the timid response of the Indian state, the USA, the UK and many European governments have displayed better understanding of the threat by taking on the jihadi groups in a no-nonsense manner. The effete response of Indian government and their failure to decode and analyze the jihadi matrix is both intriguing and deplorable. In openly trying to kill the so-called infidels and obliterate the civilizational ethos of Hindus the jihadis draw sustenance from the Preamble of Al Qaeda which proclaims that “Islamic governments have never been and will never be established by peaceful solutions and cooperative councils. They are established, as they have always been, by pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth”. That is the real, raw and destructive face of militant Islam, now aggressively trying to overwhelm, subvert and subdue India.

Despite shenanigans of naysayer secularists, a feeling has grown in the Hindu community that India is moving in the direction of a religion-based faultline conflict, or civil war. Till recently the low-key discourse about the likelihood of a civil war erupting across the country was confined to hush-hush conversations in the drawing rooms of Luteyn’s New Delhi and sun-kissed lawns of South Delhi. For a change, the simmering discontent among Hindus caused by relentless targeting of their temples and religious identity spiraling into a civil war was brought out boldly 6 years ago by the editor of The Economic Times, by initiating a debate on this politically shunned subject. Despite divergent views expressed by the three experts selected by the editor, including Ved Marwah, a former Commissioner of Police, Delhi, who also held gubernatorial posts, Prof. Neerja Gopal Jayal of JNU and Dr. Ajai Sahni of the Institute of Conflict Management, no one ruled out the possibility of a civil war engulfing the country.

Grdinarily a serious subject like the growing threat of civil war should have first received attention of prominent strategic analysts and mainstream politics-oriented newspapers and journals because lately it has been regularly alluded to at informal gatherings not only in the national metropolis, but even in many other cities and village towns. But the prevalent culture of political correctness afflicting our comatose middle class and leading lights of English media dare not bring out of closet this burning issue.

The much feared civil strife, spiraling out of the growing communal divide, is likely to be powered by the twin factors of fast growing jihadi attacks and galloping increase in the proportion of Muslim population. Anyone having his ears close to the ground can hear the rumblings of the coming civil strife in many parts of the country. The outbreak of communal clashes between Bodos of Assam and Bangladeshi infiltrators, the subsequent riots in Ranchi, Lucknow and Mumbai which led to sudden flight of thousands of innocents from Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai to the north-east, caused by the hostility of Muslim mobsters are like straw in the wind pointing to the fearsome civil war like conditions erupting in several sensitive cities and States.

In the sensitive and populous State of Uttar Pradesh there have been repetitive eruptions of communal riots, numbering 27 within a span of few months. (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/27-communal-riots-in-up-since-sp-formed-govt-cm-admits-in-house/1083234/) Mutual hostility and fear are visible across many rural areas of Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Ghaziabad districts of the State. Similar conditions prevail not only in most border areas of West Bengal, but in Kolkata city itself which has witnessed frequent sales of Al Qaeda sponsored Jihadi cassettes and CDs. Unless central government comes down heavily on jihadi groups and effectively prevents growing assaults on Hindu temples and centers of excellence, the situation is bound to get out of hand, perhaps sooner than one can imagine.

Yet the Goebblesian falsehood is propagated day in and day out by secularists that Al Qaeda has no followers in India and that jihadis have no support among Indian Muslims? Pray, then who were those fifty thousand mobsters mobilized by the Raza Academy on August 10, 2012, who attacked the police, the media and tried to savage women police officers during an arson-packed riot organized to protest against the so-called atrocities on Rohingyas in Burma and Bangladeshi infiltrators in Assam.

Again who were those thirty thousand momins (Muslims) who clappingly applauded the fiery hate speech of the notorious MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on December 24, 2012, at Nirmal in Adilabad (Andhra Pradesh) threatening to kill 100 crore Hindus within 15 minutes, if the police were temporarily divested of their duties for that short duration? According to intelligence sources in numerous terrorist attacks staged in various parts of the country during the last 20 years quite a few thousand fifth-columnists operating in India were involved. Many of them had been trained in Pakistan and Bangladesh. For instance, one of the key ISI mole planted by Jaish-e-Mohammed, Maqbool Hussain, was involved in the July 2005 attack on Ramjanambhoomi temple. He was a resident of Dhubri in Assam and had reportedly spent five years (1992-97) studying in Deoband and had travelled to Bangladesh and Pakistan on forged travel documents to receive training and instructions from his jihadi masters.

Unfortunately despite centuries old violent encounters with jihadi Islam neither the Indian government, nor the comatose Hindu leadership, have learnt any strategic lesson. Time has come for Hindu leaders and masses to remember Arnold Toynbee’s famous quote: “Civilizations die from suicide, not murder”. Time has come to face the jihad courageously and stop sleep walking towards sui

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