By: Prabhat Varun
March 22, 2006
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On 07-03-06 another Hindu city came under
Islamic attack. This time the target was the nerve center of Hinduism the
holy city of Varanasi, also called as Kashi, the city of Lord Shiva. More
than 25 Hindus died in this Islamic terrorist attack.
The holy Hindu city was rocked with
several blasts. Several bombs exploded at three places in
The fist bomb exploded at 6:15 p.m. in the inner sanctums of the Sankat
Mochan Hanuman temple, killing more than ten people and inuring several
more. The temple was crowded at the time of explosion because it was the
dusk time, usually the time for evening ‘aarti’. At 6:25 p.m. another bomb
exploded at the Cant. Railway Station killing more than 15 people. Then at
around 9:15 p.m. another bomb was reported to be exploded in a running
train. Several undetonated bombs were recovered from many places in the
city, confirming that the Islamic terrorists meant no nonsense.
The nature of the
serial bombings in Varanasi reminds one of a similar terrorist attack in
Delhi last year, just before Diwali in which three bombs detonated
serially, killing more than seventy Hindus. The resemblance becomes
greater when one brings it in the view that the Varanasi was attacked just
before another great Hindu festival Holi.
The Islamic was very
well placed both in time and space. It was timed just before Holi, the
greatest Hindu festival and just in the innermost sanctums of the Hanuman
temple in the holiest of the city of Hindus,
The message of Islamic terrorists was that even the holiest of Hindu
festivals are not safe from the followers of Allah and Hindus are most
vulnerable on these auspicious occasions. The aim is to demoralize Hindus,
to intimidate them, to show that they are helpless against Islam and their
gods are unable to protect them.
This attack by
Islamic terrorists was very well timed and placed. It was timed just
before Diwali and was targeted at the innermost sanctums of the holiest of
Hindu temples, in order to demoralize the entire Hindu society.
its enemies into submission through terror. This terror tactics is not new
but has been in practice since the very beginnings of Islam. Prophet
himself used assassination and terror to intimidate his enemy, being true
to his call “I will instill terror into the
hearts of the unbelievers” (Quran8:12)
There is an interesting episode from his life which illustrates that he
indeed practiced this principle. Here it is,
On the morning after the murder of Kab,
Muhammad, exasperated at the opposition of the Jews, gave a general
permission to his followers to slay the Jews wherever they met
Muheisa slew a Jewish merchant Ibn
Suneina in July, A.D. 624, just because he was a Jew. The event is
reported by the early pious Muslim biographers to explain the sudden
conversion to Islam of the assassin’s brother Huweisa.
Huweisa reprimanded his brother for
killing the fellow citizen Jew, and stealing his wealth; ‘By the Lord!’
replied assassin Muheisa, ‘if he that commanded me to kill him had
commanded to kill you also, I would have done it’.
‘What!’ Huweisa cried; ‘would you have
slain your own brother at Muhammad’s
‘Yes, even so’, answered the fanatic.
‘Strange indeed!’ Huweisa responded; ‘Has the new religion reached to
this? Then, it is a wonderful faith’. And Huweisa was converted to Islam
from that very hour. [See,
The Life of Mahomet / Sir William Muir / page, 249]
episode illustrates why Islam terrorizes its opponents and why has it been
successful to convert such a large number of people in it history. The
terrorized person develops a psyche in which he starts to admire his
9/11 was followed by a large number of
conversions in US who had been previously reserved about Islam. The
ghastly terrorist act of 9/11 frightened them unconsciously and made them
to capitulate. But consciously they became even more convinced of the
genuineness of Islam. The unconscious fear of death and torture turned
into the conscious faith in the goodness of Islam.
Similar events followed the 3/11 attacks
in Madrid. The ruling conservative
party opposed to militant Islam was going to win. Muslims blasted one of
their trains, killing more than 250 of Spaniards. And what happened? Spain
capitulated. A record number of Madridians marched up to the city square
protesting the presence of Spanish troops in Iraq. They demanded that
Spain should not fight for what is not the immediate concern of Spain.
They said that Islam was not an immediate concern of Spain. It may be of
America, of Britain, of France, but not of Spain. So why should they fight
for it? This logic didn’t appeal to them until the 3/11 attack. But then
it suddenly surfaced. Why? Fear, of course. The terror tactics of Islam at
work. Another terrorist attack. Another intimidation. Another
capitulation. Here again the unconscious fear became the conscious
nationalistic logic. And there was one more warrior less from the army
fighting against Islam. The nationalist government lost the elections. The
next government gave Muslims sanctions and reservations. In the words of
Just imagine how a few terrorists in
Spain managed to overthrow a government by blowing a few passenger trains
and killing a few hundred people. It did not cost them much to do that.
Think of how a few terrorists, have succeeded to make the entire country
of Philippines to capitulate and comply with their demand. All they had to
do was to kidnap one of their citizens and threaten to kill him. How much
it cost them to do that?
Just like Spain and Philippines, the
world will capitulate, one country at a time. The good people of the
world will become weary of war and resistance. They will give in to the
demand of the Muslim fighters, one demand at a time. They will have to;
they will have no options; resistance would be futile; surrender will be
Mecca to 9/11, Dr. Ali Sina]
Moscow theatre siege achieved its
purpose. And like always the purpose was terrorizing the victims. Even
when the Russian commando operation was successful and not even a single
terrorist escaped alive, Moscow
became convinced that they will be continuously targeted in future if they
will not capitulate and give
Chechnya independence. Their fears were materialized in the Beslan
genocide of innocent children. (In which more than 450 children were
massacred at the hands of Islamic terrorists)
The 7/7 attacks in London followed by an
upsurge of journalists and politicians who were yet more convinced of the
goodness of Islam and who campaigned yet more ferociously of the
‘peaceful’ nature of Islam.
The Civil War in
France, the carnage in its countryside made President Chirac reprimand
only his own white Catholic countrymen to maintain communal and racial
2005 elections in
Iraq successfully installed a Shariat
abiding Shia government to power. Democracy after democracy gets Islamized
in this process and country after country the discussion of Islam is
censored by the terror tactics of Islam, but the faster and more effective
the process Bush is even more convinced of the belief that democracy will
The beheading of the Danish cartoonist
Van Gogh by the Islamists was followed by an invisible protocol in
Netherlands according to which the
criticism of Islam became prohibited there.
The publication of Prophet’s caricatures
in the Danish daily was followed by an abject apology from
Denmark and all other countries which
published the cartoons.
After every terrorist attack in
India be it the attack on the Parliament,
the Delhi blasts on Diwali, the
Akshardham attack, the Bangalore IIT blast, the
Varanasi blast, our Secularists are even
more convinced that Islam means ‘peace’. (As if terrorist blasts by
Islamists are a sign of the peaceful nature of Islam!) After every Islamic
attack the Secularist din of ‘good Islam’ and ‘peaceful Muslims’
After every Islamic attack on Hindu
shrines all TV news channels and newspapers show how really peaceful are
Muslims and how genuinely are they trying to live in harmony with Hindus.
The greater is the frequency of attacks, the greater is their belief that
Islam and Muslims are peaceful. Why is that so?
It is a general
perception that terrorism does not help the cause of terrorists but
backfires on their cause by mobilizing the general public opinion against
them and their case.
But this is not true
about Islamic terrorism. We form prejudices according to our social
environment and gradually start treating these prejudices as our opinions.
And humans tend to defend their opinions life long. Rational behavior is
special to the intellectual race of humans. Rationality does not have a
great appeal to masses. In masses faith replaces rationality. Gradually
opinions become imperceptible with our ego, and there are no bounds up to
which a human being can go to defend his ego. The environment in which the
post-Independence India and post-World War II world is living is such in
which the criticism of Islam is prohibited to the extent that it has
become a taboo. Criticizing Islam is politically incorrect, and in a
feudalist mock-democracy such as India being politically incorrect is to
pay a heavy social price. So the two post-Independence generations have
only got a goody-goody image of Islam. This prejudiced image has become
their opinion, and this opinion is what they defend when they professedly
say that Islam means peace.
So every terrorist
attack is accompanied by a renovated and reasserted faith in the goodness
of Islam and its peaceful nature. The greater is the frequency of the
terrorist attacks the greater is our faith in Islam’s goodness.
So when Muslims
protest the publication of the caricatures of Prophet in the Danish
violently all over the world we become convinced of the grievances of
Muslims and the insulting treatment accorded to Islam in West. And when UP
Hajj Minister Haji Yaqoob Khan declares a prize of 51 crore to the Muslim
who beheads the Danish cartoonist, we do not become disenchanted of
Muslims and their methods of protest, but become even more convinced of
From the ethnic
cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley, to the attack on Parliament
and the J&K Assembly, from Akshardham to Varanasi, from Delhi blasts to
the Bangalore IIT campus blast, from the attack on Diwali to attack on
Holi, we have become increasingly convinced that Islam means peace, and
that forgiving these terrorists will one day reap peace for us.
are increasingly choosing Hindu temples and festivals and we are
increasingly becoming convinced that it is not a concerted effort to
destroy Hinduism but a random terrorist attack by some misguided youth.
The more situations
compel us to come out in open and confront our enemy the more we recoil
into our cozy homes. Terrorists need an aim and we want to shrug it. They
have got it in Islamic terrorism and we have lost it in individualism.
They want war and we want peace. (They are of course getting war but where
are we getting peace?) After so many differences there is one similarity.
Terrorists want War in pieces; we also want peace in pieces. We will
continue to shrug our responsibility progressively from humanity to
nation, from nation to family, from family to ourselves and Islam will
continue to conquer its enemies nation by nation, state by state, and
individual by individual until at last we will stand alone helplessly
against the ever powerful Islam.
This terrorism has
nothing new in it. It is the same old belief of the 7th century
Arabia. In the words of Ali Sina
Fourteen hundred years later, the world
is again facing the same feisty, vicious and unrelenting Islam. Islam
has come back. Islamic terrorism is the same Islam brought by Muhammad.
It is the same belief, the same fanaticism, the same fierceness and the
same mindless savagery. The policies are the same, the only thing that is
changed are the tactics. Today’s Jihadis are far more deadly than their
ancestors, who were merely a bunch of savages wielding their swords and
shouting Allahu-Akbar from their horseback. Our military might and
sophisticated warfare are powerless in front of a handful of
technologically savvy terrorists.
From Mecca to
Varanasi, Islam has been terrorizing the non-Muslim world using terrorism
as a tool of intimidation and submission. The conquest of Arabia, the
exploits of Hashimid Caliphate, the ravages of Fatimid Caliphate, the
great raids of Chengez Khan, the terror age of Moorish Spain, the
oppression of Balkans under the Ottoman Caliphate, the medieval Dark Age
in India, the annihilation of Buddhism from Central Asia and Indonesia,
the ethnic cleansing of Armenians and Greeks from Turkey and Crete in
1921, the Moplah riots of 1921, the Direct Action of Jinnah, the ethnic
cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus, the terrorist attack at American embassies
in Kenya and Tanzania in 1996, the 1994 terrorist at World trade center,
9/11, 3/11 Madrid, 7/7 London, assassination of Van Gogh, French Civil
War, Australian riots, beheadings of non-Muslims in Iraq, terrorist attack
in Bali, attack on India Parliament and J&K Assembly and on Akshardham,
Mumbai blasts, Delhi blasts, Bangalore blasts, the attack on Varanasi –
these all are not isolated events but episodes of a terrorist chain whose
aim is to Islamize the world. If we do not see the history of terrorism in
its reality then the day is not far when Islam will be victorious in its
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