Where do they belong?
carex at VSNL.COM
Wed Sep 26 04:51:38 CDT 2001
In this context I would like to bring to your notice that the fault lies not
with the moslems but with their theology. The theology of Islam is based on
Iconoclasm, division of men into believers and non believers, idea that all
riches belong to the believers and concept of jehad on non-believers.
For more details you may read the varoius books published by Voice of India.
Thier website is www.voi.org.
Especially a book in Two volumes - Hindu Temples - What happened to them -
is noteworthy and covers topics on Islamic thelogy.
with best regards
----- Original Message -----
From: Chandrashekaran Venkataraman <VCHANDRA at AMBERNETWORKS.COM>
To: <ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 10:35 PM
Subject: Where do they belong?
> Dear members,
> I am sure many of you have already read this following message I am
> quoting from CNN.
> The following is a message from an Islam fundam. on CNN page. If we just
> focus on the message below removing all the calamities surrounding us,
> this sounds like something from the mouth of a warrior committed to fight
> a righteous war just like the setting of Gita. I am baffled as to where
> these people really belong ? Seems like Islam sports its censuring
> towards other religions in an overly fashion.
> "To our Muslim brothers in Pakistan, peace be upon you."
> "We ask God to make us defeat the infidels and the oppressors and to crush
> new Jewish-Christian crusader campaign on the land of Pakistan and
> Afghanistan. "
> "If God allows you to win, there will be no defeat; if he chooses that you
> be defeated nothing will allow you to win. Therefore, depend on God."
> "The Americans are fighting so they can live and enjoy the material things
> this life. But we are fighting so we can die in the cause of God,"
> I am sorry if I drew an indiscreet analogy to our Holy Gita.. I am
> to know your thoughts on this.
> 1. Islam fundam. think they are doing the right thing while they are
> dying in the name of God while the rest of the world is watching in
> horror unable to comprehend this.
> 2. Are sastras and dharma Universal in their scope without afiliations to
> particular religion. In other words, Do sastras and dharma have standalone
> existence without religion? Otherwise how do we speak against a particular
> action perpetrated by a person of some other religion in the name of his
> own religious dharma? (In this context it's noteworthy that even Prophet
> recommended his followers to wage war to convert a country to Islam).
> As often said "there is more damage than good that is there because of
> religion". Understandably, this is because of people and not because of
> the religion. Even in our own country how many bad things have happened
> in the name of religion! So many wars and destructions caused in the name
> of religions and Gods. Where is peace? Where did our civilisation go
> What role did the religions miss to play that all this is happening?
> I am sorry if this post reads offensive to any members.
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