Monday, August 23, 2010

Indian secularism is triumphant: Hindus asked to pay Jizya in India

How worse it can get than this. No, I am not referring Hindus paying Jizya imposed by Govt. of Kashmir, reminiscent of taxes imposed on Hindus during 'tolerant' Islamic rule -just for being Hindus -, but about silence of all other political parties (except BJP) and media and of course, pseudo secular intellectuals. 

All political parties of India are notoriously corrupt and are inept too. These parties are engaged in competition for Muslim vote bank or engaged in appeasement of Muslims as they were terrified of violent protests (remember protests in Kolkata over presence of Taslima Nasreen, writer of Bangladeshi origin) by Muslims. Interesting thing in all this is success of propaganda, by media and secularists, of Muslims being hapless victims of Hindu nationalism and violence thus, justifying all unconstitutional laws or measures.

Right now, condemning or criticizing any thing that has to do with Islam or Muslims is unwelcome and invites all kinds of accusations from politicians living in delusion that Islam can be appeased  and Islam is just like any other religion.

BJP slams entry fee on Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir  

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday criticised the Jammu and Kashmir government for its decision to charge entry fee of Rs.2,000 per vehicle to the Amarnath and Vaishnodevi temples.
'The Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to impose fees on lakhs of pilgrims going for 'darshan' (visit) of Amarnath and Mata Vaishnodevi by their private vehicles is reminiscent of 'jaziya' (tax) imposed during Mughal period that was forcefully imposed on Hindu pilgrims to torture them,' BJP national general secretary Vijay Goel told reporters here.
The state government had issued a notification under Jammu-Kashmir Motor Vehicle Taxation Act 1957 to charge Rs.2,000 as entry fee valid for seven days. The same amount will be charged per day if the stay extends more than seven days.
'The Jammu and Kashmir government is playing with the sentiments of Hindu pilgrims. Instead of providing better amenities to the pilgrims the state government is making attempts to disturb the 'teerth yatra' (pilgrimage).'
He demanded that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ask the Jammu and Kashmir government to desist from practising 'such shameful politics'.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sharia Law concerning Non Muslims; Can this be called Tolerant?

Note: This is edited one. I just added another law that I found in their Sharia book to the original post. Apart from this addition, there are no changes to the original post. This addition is about the law that says Non Muslims can not testify in an Islamic court of law.

What do provisions and components of Sharia law say with regard to Non Muslims? Muslims, especially those living in infidel countries say Islam teaches tolerance, brotherhood and equality and justice. Nothing is further from truth than a statement like Islam teaches tolerance. It is good to see from their own law book, Fiqh which is an extension of Sharia.

One of the four schools of Islam is Shafi'i school. 'Umdat as-Salik wa 'Uddat an-Nasik is the manual of their law book which was translated in to English by an American Muslim  Nuh Ha Mim Keller under the title ‘Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper’. In short it is called ‘Reliance of the Traveler’. This translation was approved by Al-Azhar University, the most authoritative in the Sunni branch of Islam.

Raging Controversy on 9/11 Mosque; A Brief on Cordoba House and Imam Rauf.

Last time when world trade center was in the international news, it was about planes hijacked by terrorists crashing in to twin towers and their collapse and killing about 2500 people. After 9 years it was again in the international news for the reason that some one wants to construct a 13 or 15 storied Islamic center with a mosque in it near the Ground zero. Actually proposed site of this Islamic center is about 600 feet (two blocks) away from the ground zero. The cost of this whole project is $100 million. Initially proposed name of this center (mosque) is Cordoba House but this was changed to park 51 to placate the ever increasing opposition from American nationals who have seen the truth and symbolism behind this project.