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Many of us ask the question; "Are all Muslims extremists?"
To them we tell: "All Muslims believe that the Quran is be the word of god as told to them by the prophet. And do you know that the Quran calls for murder, torture, rape, plunder of the Kafirs i.e. the non-believers or non-Muslims?"
So how can any Muslim not be an extremist?
Islam is extremism
Islam is extremism, the Quran is a Manual of terrorism which is revered by every Muslim, and so every believing Muslim is an extremist. Mind you, we are saying, BELIEVING MUSLIM not one who was born as one and later moved out of this violent creed.
Only one who has given up Islam and embraced any pacifist religion, or has discarded religious belief altogether and has become a rationalist/atheist (without changing his/her name) can be looked upon as a Muslim who is not an Islamic extremist.
But then the fact is he/she is not a Muslim anymore. The point is that Islam is extremism.
What about those Muslims who are honest, loving and decent, polished, and fine gentlemen?
Many individual Muslims may come across as honest, loving and decent, polished, and fine gentlemen; and if they have given up belief in the Quran, they might reaaly be what they appear to be as honest, loving and decent, polished, fine gentlemen.
But as long as a person howsoever honest, loving, decent, polished, and a fine gentleman to boot; if he continues to believe in the Quran; then he is an extremist at heart and this extremism is evident whenever the topic of religion is mentioned.
Is it wise to Bomb the Ka'aba in response to the attack on the Pentagon and Manhattan?
On the strategy to tackle Islam we suggest that nuking the Ka'aba, as many visitors to our site are suggesting, certainly will unnecessarily make all Muslims wilder than what they anyway are.
A good strategy is to start with the point of least resistance by destroying Afghanistan first, followed by Iraq, Lybia, Sudan, and last of all Saudi Arabia and the rest of this evil empire.
After which other forms of fanaticism like Christian and Hindu (Bajrang Dal, etc) should also be destroyed to clear the path to a sensible, scientific and humane world.
How easy is it for a person born as a Muslim to declare openly that he has left the Islamic faith?
While on this we need to add that there are many citizens of the globe who were born into the Islamic faith, but have given up Islam privately and have risen out of it, up to a human level.
In our opinion, all humans should follow their example, whatever the religion, they are born into.
Also non-Muslims may not realize how difficult it is for a person born into the Muslim faith to openly state that he/she has given up the faith. Such a person is declared a Murtad. And a Murtad is punishable by death. Every believing Muslim is called upon to murder a Murtad.
There are some ex-Muslims who create content for this http://newsonterror.com site. And some of us know from first hand experience, how difficult it is for them to openly say that they have left Islam.
Rarely, if at all, will any Hindu or Christian kill a person who leaves his religion
With Hinduism, Christianity it is different. Rarely, if at all, will any Hindu or Christian kill a person who leaves his religion. Not so with Islam. This is the hard reality for those who want to assert themselves, and are born as Muslims, but are no longer Muslim.
The point is how will you distinguish such folks from the rest of the Muslims, in the coming difficult times?
They would lose out in both worlds - Muslim and non-Muslim.
To put our outlook in focus we need to state with emphasis that "Today, we will talk of the physical destruction of violent monotheistic theology ONLY."
"After we're done with it, only then we should neutralize with education and inculcation of scientific temper the non-violent monotheistic missionary theologies (like Christianity)."
"And then and only then, we'll think of circumscribing non-violent non-missionary theology (god-believing Hinduism) into the confines of the human heart (or maximum up to private homes).All this will have to be done with education and inculcation of scientific temper. No violence is called for in these cases as they are basically peace-loving outlooks. Islam is the only exception."
In the ultimate analysis, we know that well-meaning god-believing folks too are the adversaries of scientific temper, so innate to the reflective human species.
Many Hindus say that they are not religious, but follow dharma which they define as "righteous behaviour". We say that if by "dharma", you mean "Righteous conduct", alone then we are fine with it. But if you include theology in dharma then ours is an outlook different from yours. "
"So if by dharma Hindus mean non-theology based ethics and morals then their view is not inimical to the rational-humanist viewpoint. We know very well that ethics, morals are different from theology.
Are Ethics the same as Religion - Can an Atheist be Ethical and a highly god-fearing person be unethical?
Many of us may confuse morals to be the same as religion, spirituality and theology. Not for us. We are ethical and non-theological, we are logical ;-))"
It is theology that we want to neutralize - not just Islam.
While ethics and morals will and should continue as a part of human consciousness.
In out view Ethics is not the same as Religion. Ethics is a code of conduct and religion is a misunderstanding of the unknown universe as god. But since the fear of the unknown has had a strong psychological hold on human minds, this fear has been used in the past to inculcate ethics in human society. Otherwise ethics is different from religion. So our answer to the question "Can an Atheist be Ethical and a highly god-fearing person be unethical?' Is yes both cases are possible.
Our use of Hindu sounding terminology
While making our point, we generally don't prefer to use terminology that would limit us to any geographic part of our globe - India. But since in the paragraphs below we are talking in the context of Indian (specifically Hindu) culture, we cannot avoid this.
We have based ourselves on a natural human consciousness of which Sanatana Parampara (Hindu Outlook) is the major surviving element today. It is neither superior nor inferior to other such minor elements, like Maori culture, Red Indian Culture, African tribal culture, etc. Only that the Sanatanis (Hindus) developed the human intellect freely to great heights. It is this standpoint that distinguishes us from our twins in the Sangh Parivar. We are not in politics, but derive our outlook, largely (not entirely) from the Hindu Mahasabha of Veer Savarkar. He was the first to coin and use the term "Hindutva" in a treatise of the same title.
And it is this essence of ours, which has attracted many non-Hindus to be a part of the content development of our site http://www.newsonterror.com
Here is an extract that puts our view in perspective:
What is Hindutva?
To answer this question we would have to begin with the history of the Hindus. The history of the Hindus is the history of a civilization which has developed in its natural state, without interruption, since antiquity. Its age is dated to be between five and nine thousand years. Hence Hindu History is a prototype of how human civilization would have looked, if civilization all across the globe had been allowed to develop in its natural state. This is the relevance for us to study Hindu Civilization, Hindu History and Hindu Culture.
The evolution of Hindu Civilization can be considered to be natural and continuing as there is no last messiah in the Hindu world view. In fact this is what distinguishes Hindu Civilization from the rest. And this is why Hinduism is called a Living Idea, guided by the sum total of human wisdom that is not considered to be embodied in one person, or one book, or one period of human history. Hence the term "Living". Hindutva is the articulation of this idea of continuity of freedom of thought from which emerge the multifarious Hindu Principles.
Two instances of Hindu Principles that symbolize the outcome of freedom of thought are the pronouncements made not today, but four thousand years back by unnamed rishis (Hindu ascetics) that, "This world is one family" (Vasudaiva Kutumbakam) and that "The Universal Reality is the same, but different people can call it by different names" (Ekam Sat Viprah Bahuda Vadanti). In these two proclamations made in ancient Hindu India, we see the seeds of globalism and freedom of thought, four thousand years before the world was to become the global village of today.
Hindutva is a timeless tradition of stridently assertive rational-humanist reasoning
Thus, in its true essence, Hindutva is a timeless tradition of stridently assertive rational-humanist outlook of reasoning. And it is this essence of Hindutva that we have kept in mind, while developing this website.
Thus, far from being a narrow nationalistic doctrine, Hindutva is in its true essence, 'a timeless and universal compilation of human wisdom'. Hence it is also called "Sanatana" which means, something that is "forever continuing."
At the level of practice, the Hindutva outlook boils down to upholding righteousness (Sat-guna) and fighting ignoble attitudes (Dur-guna). Taking poetic license, we can describe the practitioners of this outlook as "Heenam Naashaayati iti Hinduhu" (Those who uphold righteousness and fight ignobleness are Hindus).
Hence today we exhort all right thinking people to join the Global War Against Terrorism.
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