Inexplicable Hatred

Inexplicable Hatred

“Believers” desecrating their temple to assault Muslims

 

Question Mark

 

Pure Serendipity

 

It was another routine, boring grocery shopping at continual pokes from mom. Waiting impatiently for the shopkeeper to pack rice for me, I was casually looking around when I found old sheets of news paper dangling by the shelves almost ready to fall down. One of them caught my eyes; it read: “Four Hindu youths held for desecration of temple

Intrigued by the title, I thought why would Hindus profane their own temple? Thus, I pulled it out from the bunch of otherwise junk papers and started to read the article until the shop keeper prodded with the rice packet and a bill slip. I requested the gentleman if I can carry the piece of “junk” I just found. He had no thoughts of preserving it. He gave it to me with a smile assuming that I would patronize his shop.

 

Bizarre Hatred

 

At home while reading the article, I discovered what was a bizarre, inexplicable hatred and vitriol against Muslims.

According to this report articulated in a famous Indian daily, The Hindu, dated: Sunday, April 29, 2012, p.9 four Hindu men concerted to sacrilege their own Temple by placing bovine legs in the temple along with sprays of green color on the temple walls.

Note that cows are considered to be sacred in certain Hindu sects as such killing a cow for any reason is considered to be blasphemous enough to wage riots (presumably against Muslims). In certain areas there is tacit ban on selling of cow meat as well!

Green color generally in South Asian countries is related to Islam by certain Muslims. As such Green now represents Islam and its presence.  Of course, to the best of my knowledge, it is unsupported by Islamic Scriptures. In fact Prophet (peace be upon him) had proclivities towards White.

Honest and praiseworthy Police authorities declared that when a Hindu festival, namely, “Sri Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti” passed by peacefully, the zealots were pestered  as they could not get any chance to beleaguer Muslims to “unite” Hindus. As such they thought of engineering an antagonizing incident between the two communities.   

The plan was chalked by miscreants and it merely needed execution. A certain Nagraj, one of the cohorts in the conspiracy, gathered severed animal legs from “Chanchalguda, where the burnt legs of animals are dumped.

Past midnight on April 7, these devoteeswent up to the temple, planted the legs on the wall, inserting them through the iron grill, and sprinkled the [Green] paint.

The next morning, regular temple goers unaware of the diabolical proceedings of the past night were obviously outraged at the blasphemous scenes. And the suspicion fell, as per plan, on the Muslims. Now, the self-offended “mob…started throwing stones, damaging Muslim property.”! No wonder Muslims retaliated.

Police did a fair job by controlling the situation. Their unbiased investigation brought the truth that, “It was not ‘jihadis,’ but four Hindu youths, instigated by two local leaders, who planted the legs of a cow and sprinkled green paint in a temple…”    

What is still unfortunate is that these trouble-makers were not nominal Hindus. They were convener organizers of multiple Hindu festivals in the area. As the article states:

The arrested persons did not have any criminal record, but were organizing religious programmes in the area.

            They used to lead youngsters of the area in celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and Navaratri.

 

Sorry state of affairs

 

On one hand where the Police authorities of Hyderabad need to be applauded for their neutral position in the dispute, however, on the other hand, it becomes incredible how active Hindus, out of pure hatred for Islam, can go out of their way to sacrilege their own religious centers!

This should alarm lay and innocent Hindus if they were made to fall prey to yet another gory riot in the history of India. Hyderabad could have well witnessed another Ahmadabad massacre of 2002 had the vandals succeeded in their plans. Although the incident is months old now yet it once again displays the level to which the hate-mongers can condescend!

As for Muslims, as now as always, they have to make distinction between a certain few hate-mongers and general Hindus. Besides, they have their Protector (SWT) with them.

Below, we produce the entire article as published in the News Paper with mine emphasize:

 

 

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  • Oliver Elphick  On August 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Do you know the history of the partition of India? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India ) or indeed the history of India before partition? There was sufficient mutual fear and hatred for 14 million Hindus and Muslims to displace themselves, abandon their property, and flee from the new countries where the opposing religion was in a majority.

    Do you suppose that such tensions would magically disappear? or that the hatred for the other religion would disappear? How does Islam tell you to treat non-believers, such as Hindus, who are not “People of the Book”? Does the Koran not tell you to kill them or at least to subjugate them thoroughly? Why should you expect them to love you?

    The following is from a Wikipedia article – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Hindus – that seems slanted from a Hindu point of view, but it serves to demonstrate how Hindus feel about Muslims:

    ‘Writer Fernand Braudel wrote in A History of Civilizations (Penguin 1988/1963, p. 232-236), Islamic rule in India as a “colonial experiment” was “extremely violent”, and “the Muslims could not rule the country except by systematic terror. Cruelty was the norm – burnings, summary executions, crucifixions or impalements, inventive tortures. Hindu temples were destroyed to make way for mosques. On occasion there were forced conversions. If ever there were an uprising, it was instantly and savagely repressed: houses were burned, the countryside was laid waste, men were slaughtered and women were taken as slaves.”‘

    Of course there is an article from the opposite point of view as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Muslims

    History casts a long shadow.

    • qmarkmark  On August 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you brother Oliver for you comments.

      However, I could hardly relate you long rant to subject of my posting. Pre-partition animosity does not give anybody to plant otherwise sacrilegious items in their own holy place to later blame Muslims and beleaguer them. Especially when Muslims were equally, if not more hurt. Can you see how biased you are over the fact that Muslims do not consider a creature to be God?

      I was surprised to read the following, “Do you suppose that such tensions would magically disappear? or that the hatred for the other religion would disappear?”

      O yes, now I am able to “justify” why God of Christianity ordered wholesale murder or infants, elderlies, women etc etc. The God of Bible must have had a long unrequitted grudge over Amelkites and the likes.


      “How does Islam tell you to treat non-believers, such as Hindus, who are not “People of the Book”?”

      Islam tells us to not initiate fight with them. But if they are given to violence we are supposed to retaliate in just terms. But if they choose to cease fighting, we are not supposed to be aggressors thereafter. Do you want me to quote Qur’an for any of the above notions?

      Does the Koran not tell you to kill them or at least to subjugate them thoroughly?

      No Sir, Qur’an does not tell us to kill or subjugate them “thoroughly”; that is what you learn when you make websites like ‘answering-islam’ a source for your Islamic knowledge. Why don’t you support your presuppositions!

      Why should you expect them to love you?”

      We are not expecting them to “love” us. All we expect from everybody to live in peace and NOT INITIATE TROUBLES as was the case in the article which you conveniently ignored.

      Sincerely,
      Q.M.

  • Oliver Elphick  On August 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you for your information about the Koran. I am not familiar with it, of course, and it seems I was misinformed.

    As to the point of my reply, it is that you seem surprised at this hatred; but history shows that such hatreds do not die out, and there are always people who seek to reignite them.

    • qmarkmark  On August 28, 2012 at 1:36 am

      Thanks for your note.

      You seem to have missed the point of my article; Since I was not as surprised at MERE hatred as on the way it was evinced. How can you be not surprised if one profanes his own sacred identity to “reignite” age long hatred.

      I believe you would explain/neglect (if not connive) away if a Christian tries to plant tractates from Jewish writings swearing on Mary (may Allah be pleased with her) and Jesus (peace be upon him) under the explanation that it was just age old hatred which the Christian evinced by repressing his Christian sentiments to “reignite” it.

      Think about it brother.

      Sincerely,
      Q.M.

  • Oliver Elphick  On August 28, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Your title is “Inexplicable hatred”. It isn’t inexplicable. I don’t find it at all surprising that people who are consumed by hatred should do such things.

    I should be surprised and distressed if a Christian (who truly is one) should try to stir up hatred. We’ve seen far too much of it from the nominal Christians, but I have no wish to defend them.

  • qmarkmark  On August 28, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Brother Oliver,

    In your biased hatred against Islam you are not even reading my article carefully. It is “inexplicable” since when active and “true” Hindus, not “nominal”, try to defame their own temple it does gets “inexplicable”. Note that these guys were ORGANIZERS of multiple key Hindu festivals. So, by any stretch of the word they were not just any lay Hindu, they were active and true “believers” and thus it was not expected that they would defame their religious point.

    • Oliver Elphick  On August 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

      I did understand what you are saying; but I am not surprised by their behaviour. Naturally the people who do such things are a very small minority.

  • qmarkmark  On August 28, 2012 at 2:01 am

    [since they were active and “true” Hindus,”]*

    • Question Mark  On August 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Brother Oliver, as you said, “I did understand what you are saying; but I am not surprised by their behaviour.”

      You might not be surprised, but I would definetly be surprised when I would hear that a presbyter has molested any child or women inside church premise; of course, such presbyters are “small minority”.

      You also said, “Naturally the people who do such things are a very small minority.”. Brother you continue to neglect my article per say. Why do you think that LEADERS and ORGANIZERS would be a “great majority” in opposition to “small minority”. How many Hitlers annihilated Jews? It is the small band of “organizers” who move big masses and these guys were just those – they were organizing MULTIPLE KEY FESTIVALS. Hindus used to look up to them; and you are saying they are “small minority”! Ironical is your bias.

      Furthermore, the act of these “small minority” was HUGE. They could have well courted litres of human blood of both sides. So your “small minority” thesis isn’t quite reconciling on the face of facts.

      I can assume that if it would have been other way round, Muslims doing it, you would have been shouting from your roof top.

      Take care,
      Q.M.

  • Oliver Elphick  On September 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Well now, I wonder what you think about the following news item: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19454739 “A Pakistani imam has been remanded in custody, accused of planting pages of the Koran among burnt pages in the bag of a Christian girl held for blasphemy.” The Christian girl is only 14 and mentally handicapped.

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