Recently I recieved a book written by Dr.Peter Hammond titled " Slavery Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat" from a friend who has retired from the Central Industrial Security Force. I have read the book and  found that it gives a mine of information. The book covers a vast arena, but for this article I shall b ring out the exclusive nature of Islam, which is the root cause of Muslims not integrating with the country where they have settled. Muslims in India or France or for that matter anywhere do not integrate with the culture of the country they have adopted as their home. In India also there is an exclusiveness in Islam and many people ( except some politicians) have observed that Islam is something distinct and more like oil and water   and just cannot mix up with the host nations culture. No wonder Muslims in India refuse to sing the national song " Vande Matram" and that includes our Vice President who is a Muslim.

As per Dr. Hammond Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult . The question then arises as to what Islam is ? As per the writer Islam is a system of life that dominates all facet of its followers. The author justifies this defination of Islam and points out that Islam is the only religion that has religious, legal, political, economic, social and military aspects, that are followed even in the 21st century. One cannot relate these aspects to any other religion in the modern age.

Dr Hammond asks a question whether a Muslim can be a good and loyal soldier or a good American( I will add Indian)  or citizen of the country he has chosen to settle in. The answer is a big " NO" and he justifies his repy as will be brought out in the succeeding paragraphs. All these points are mutually exclusive and no component can be ignored. The points raised are as follows

>   Can a Muslim integrate theologically? the answer is no, becuause his allegience is to Allah, the Moon god of Saudi arabia

>   Religiously ? the answer is again no as, because no other religion is accepted by Allah except Islam. One can refer to chapter 2:256 of the Koran. No wonder in Saudi arabia non Muslims are denied all rights and teh Grand Musfti has called for all churches to be razed to the ground. In India Muslims insist on eating beef , though the constitution calls for ban on cow slaughter in its directive principles.

>   Scripturally? The answer is a big no, as the allegience of a Muslim  is to the five pillars of Islam and the Koran.

>   Next we come to the Geographical concept. Here again  the basic allegience of a Muslim is to Mecca( wherever he may reside in the world) to which he turns to pray 5 times a day.

>   Domestically a Muslim cannot integrate witha nation because he is instructed to have multiple wives and he has the authority to beat his wives when they disobey him. In addition Muslim Imam's and kazi regulalry call for Christian and Hindu women to be impregnated by Muslim men as a part of the growth of Islam.

>  Politically? The answer is again in the negative as a Muslim will submit to the Mullahs who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of USA  often referred to as the Great Satan. In India the Muslim Law board controls all facets of Muslim life and frequent Fatwas are issued to vote against the BJP.

>  Intellectually also Dr Hammond opines that a Muslim  cannot accept the American constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and the Bible is looked at with disdain by Muslims. Islam can accept no other  religion and thus it is no wonder that in Muslim countries the laws of Blasphemy  bring death by beheadings. In India also Muslism do not accept the constitution and prefer to be governed by Muslim Law Board and we have dated laws like triple Talaq and polygamy.

These are some of the points raised by Dr Hammond. He has written his book with  the American  scenario in mind and he also says that can a Muslim be a good soldier ? His answer is an emphatic No, as was seen by the man called major Nidal who shot 13 fellow soldiers dead  at Fort Hood. What about India? I will let readers draw their own conclusions. Bear in mind that the Muslim concept of god is not all inclusive but exclusive. That is the problem

 

 


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Comments (8)

  1. vijay

Does it mean 1965 war hero Abdul Hamid, President Dr Zakir Hussain, freedom fighter Maulana Azad, President Dr Kalam, cricketer Zahir Khan, Irfan Pathan, actors Aamir, Salman, Shahrukh etc are all sham and are not Indians. What about large...

Does it mean 1965 war hero Abdul Hamid, President Dr Zakir Hussain, freedom fighter Maulana Azad, President Dr Kalam, cricketer Zahir Khan, Irfan Pathan, actors Aamir, Salman, Shahrukh etc are all sham and are not Indians. What about large number of Indians(almost all Hindus) who migrate and become citizens of America every year.? You yourself are based in Dubai a Muslim country. Have you been segregated?

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  1. MG Singh

Thank you Vijay. Good comments from you. But what I have written is based on research of a famous writer. i will say that quoting a few names does not cover the 15 crore Moslems. Remember one swallow does not make a summer.
I have written a lot...

Thank you Vijay. Good comments from you. But what I have written is based on research of a famous writer. i will say that quoting a few names does not cover the 15 crore Moslems. Remember one swallow does not make a summer.
I have written a lot on the UAe which is an example to all other Muslims. The leadership is pragmatic and progressive and needs to be emulated. Unfortunately many Muslims do not follow the example of UAE.

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  1. vijay

Exactly one swallow does not make a summer. So equally taking isolated cases from other countries does not condemn a whole community. UAE rulers are basically financiers who know only amity will see them through. They do not represent the...

Exactly one swallow does not make a summer. So equally taking isolated cases from other countries does not condemn a whole community. UAE rulers are basically financiers who know only amity will see them through. They do not represent the Islamic countries. A city state smaller than Mumbai cannot represent the whole of West Asia when vast majority are expatriates without citizenship rights. I am curious to know what do you want Indian muslims to do for you to change your opinion from positive to negative. Thanks for being a sport and replying to me. Good luck.

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  1. vijay

Pl read last sentence as --- from negative to positive.

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  1. MG Singh

Vijay, I have traveled all over the world and apart from Muslim counties I do not see the Burkha. Even Turkey ( Muslim country) one does not see the burkha. Secondly in all nations the Muslims accept the civil code of tht country. Incidentally...

Vijay, I have traveled all over the world and apart from Muslim counties I do not see the Burkha. Even Turkey ( Muslim country) one does not see the burkha. Secondly in all nations the Muslims accept the civil code of tht country. Incidentally Turkey has a secular constitution. In India Muslims must asimilate with the ideals of the Indian state and accept a common civil code. No Sharia and no burkha. This will be a major change in mindset. Incidentally in GOA there is a common civil code( brought in by Portuguese) and Muslism accept it. There are so many other things like regulating Madrasa, but I shall pen them down shortly.

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  1. vijay

Does wearing a burkha make a muslim anti national ? What Sharia laws are applied in the country? What regulation is needed in Madrasas/ You seem to be living in a very narrow world of your perceptions although you get opportunities to travel the...

Does wearing a burkha make a muslim anti national ? What Sharia laws are applied in the country? What regulation is needed in Madrasas/ You seem to be living in a very narrow world of your perceptions although you get opportunities to travel the world. Pl broaden your outlook. The world has progressed beyond your beliefs. Muslims will reform their society sooner than you think. Thks for reply.

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  1. MG Singh    vijay

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. You seem not be aware that in Mulsim personal law the Sharia is applicable in India. Burkha is a mark of subjugation of the woman and is banned all over Europe and also in China. No point in a fruitless...

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. You seem not be aware that in Mulsim personal law the Sharia is applicable in India. Burkha is a mark of subjugation of the woman and is banned all over Europe and also in China. No point in a fruitless discussion. I have an article coming up on Turkey, do read it if you have time. Discussion closed on this topic. Thank you for your observations.

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  1. vijay

Your observations are one sided and lack supporting evidences. Jumping from conclusions to conclusions is not discussion. Too much disjointed information is more dangerous. I concur with you no point in fruitless discussion on biased opinions....

Your observations are one sided and lack supporting evidences. Jumping from conclusions to conclusions is not discussion. Too much disjointed information is more dangerous. I concur with you no point in fruitless discussion on biased opinions. Thanks for your observation that burkha is a mark of subjugation of the woman by bikini clad Eurpeans and totalarian Chinese.

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