Our main article on Hinduism resulted in us receiving MANY threats and abusive emails, using foul language and words of violence; this is the reason you will find very few comments below the article. Almost all the abusive emails claimed Hinduism is non-violent. These few notes prove otherwise.
In 1992 an ancient mosque in India was destroyed by Hindu mobs, and similar attacks were made throughout the world. The hatred between Muslims and Hindus is not my concern, repulsive though it is, and though Muslims have slaughtered many Hindus. This article is merely a comment – that Hinduism is NOT peaceful. We should expect this, because it is a religion based on demon worship and beliefs.
Since the Partition in 1947 many Muslims have been killed by Hindus. The reasons given for these murders are irrelevant – what matters is that Hinduism is not the peaceful prayer group the West thinks it is. “Violence against Muslims is frequently in the form of mob attacks on Muslims by Hindus.” (Brass 2003, p. 65, and Riaz 2008, p. 165: "Violence perpetrated against Muslims is now naturalized: riots are 'well-known and accepted transgression of routine political behavior in India.' ... 'Hindu-Muslim riots and anti-Muslim pogroms have been endemic in India since independence.').
Referred to as ‘communal riots’, they are simply sectarian violence against minority Muslims. Really, whether incidents are fuelled by hatred for Islam because of past Muslim violence against them, or is the result of politics, it does not matter – there have been mass violent attacks by Hindus.
“Among the largest incidents were Great Calcutta killings in 1946, Bihar and Garmukhteshwar in 1946 after Noakhali riot in East Bengal, the massacre of Muslims in Jammu in 1947, large-scale killing of Muslims following the Operation Polo in Hyderabad, anti-Muslim riots in Kolkata in the aftermath of 1950 Barisal Riots and 1964 East-Pakistan riots, 1969 Gujarat riots, 1984 Bhiwandi riot, 1985 Gujarat riots, 1989 Bhagalpur riots, Bombay riots, Nellie in 1983 and Gujarat riot in 2002 and 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. These patterns of violence have been well-established since partition, with dozens of studies documenting instances of mass violence against minority groups.” (Ganguly 2007, p. 135, et al).
Over 10,000 have been killed since 1950, Dhattiwala 2012, pp. 483–516.
“Since September 11, 2001, the world’s attention has properly been focused on the violence of Islamic extremism, but there are also major violent trends in Hindu extremism that have largely been ignored in the United States. In India, this violence is supported by Hindu extremists and their allies in the Indian government, which is currently led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.” (Marshall. Hudson. Org).
“In the past decade, extremist Hindus have increased their attacks on Christians, until there are now several hundred per year. But this did not make news in the U.S. until a foreigner was attacked. In 1999, Graham Staines, an Australian missionary who had worked with leprosy patients for three decades, was burned alive in Orissa along with his two young sons. The brutal violence visited on Muslims in Gujarat in February 2002 also brought the dangers of Hindu extremism to world attention. Between one and two thousand Muslims were massacred after Muslims reportedly set fire to a train carrying Hindu nationalists, killing several dozen people.” (Marshall).
“These attacks were not inchoate mob violence, triggered by real or rumored insult; rather, they involved careful planning by organized Hindu extremists with an explicit program and a developed religious-nationalist ideology. Like the ideology of al-Qaeda and other radical Islamists, this ideology began to take shape in the 1920s as a response to European colonialism. It rejected the usually secular outlook of other independence movements; in place of secularism, it synthesized a reactionary form of religion with elements of European millenarian political thought, especially fascism.”
The current Hindu claim to being the oldest religion in the world is not accurate. The word ‘Hindu’ was first used by English colonialists to describe people of ANY religion who lived east of the Indus River. The Indian Supreme Court held that ‘no precise meaning can be ascribed to the terms ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hinduism.’ Only after 1871 did people come to regard themselves as ‘Hindu’ in the religious and national sense.
“Twentieth-century agitation against the British led to the rise not only of the secular and socialist Congress movement but also of the rival Hindu nationalist movement collectively known as the Sangh Parivar (“family of organizations”). The Parivar proclaims an ideology of “Hindutva,” aimed at ensuring the predominance of Hinduism in Indian society, politics, and culture, which it promotes through tactics that include violence and terror. Its agenda includes subjugating or driving out Muslims and Christians, who total some 17 percent of the population.” (Marshall)
“Since it is the world’s largest democracy, good relations with India are important to the U.S. It is also a growing trading partner, a possible geopolitical counterweight to China, and a strong U.S. ally in the war on terrorism. But the growth of often-violent Hindu nationalism threatens India’s tolerant traditions and pluralistic democracy. If religious extremism continues to grow, it will, as we have learned elsewhere, drag India’s democracy, economy, and foreign policy down with it. In the face of such a threat, we cannot afford to be silent.”
What, then, is the real difference between Islamic violence and Hindu violence? None, for violence is violence and it arises from ‘Hindu’ writings. “The teachings that condemn violence are contained in the doctrine of ahimsa, while those that permit it centre around the Kshatriyas - the warrior caste.” (BBC). The same as Islamic writings that contain both ‘peace’ and violence towards others.
There is much more to this, of course, but it still stands that like so many other occult and cult paganisms, Hinduism has its violence, perpetrated outside the normal actions that could be called ‘self-defence’. So, for Hindus to claim Hinduism is not violent is deceptive, just as Islamists claim Islam is non-violent!
Another statement made by our abusive Hindus is that we should love everybody. This is NOT what God does. He hates pagan religions and condemns them. That is why we do the same.
© December 2016
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