POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Mar 24, 2009 AT 06:07 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 24, 2009 06:10 IST

Siddharth Varadarajan in the Hindu:

The anti-Muslim construct and the threat of violence is a congenital part of the RSS’ philosophical DNA, a genetic flaw so potent that it contaminates anyone who comes into contact with it. Muslims are the enemy around which the edifice of the BJP’s wider politics is built, even if the requirements of legality mean the party has to be guarded in the manner in which it expresses itself. Sometimes, of course, the mask slips, either by carelessness or design. Varun Gandhi is a novice but even a consummate politician like Atal Bihari Vajpayee could occasionally trip up. In a venomous speech at a BJP meeting in Goa in April 2002, shortly after the anti-Muslim violence which shook Gujarat that year started, Mr. Vajpayee, who was Prime Minister at the time, declared: “Wherever Muslims live, they don’t like to live in co-existence with others, they don’t like to mingle with others; and instead of propagating their ideas in a peaceful manner, they want to spread their faith by resorting to terror and threats.”

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Mar 24, 2009 AT 06:07 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 24, 2009 06:10 IST
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Apr 08, 2009
06:14 PM
this rogue siddharth varadharajan is a true son of lard macaulay.We know of Macaulay's role in wanting to create a community of clerks for interfacing between native Indians and British, that are Indian only in appearance but christian and english in everything ...what else can you expect of him...he never miss an opportunity to proclaim his anti hindu and anti india views...hindu bashing is their agenda at all times..enjoy man do all u can to make a bufoon of urself...
Neo
oslo, Norway
13/D-145
Mar 27, 2009
09:36 PM
Here's a person who is denying having made the speech (Condemnable if it is proved to be true!) and our friend wants him hanged within ten days. It is almost 25 years since the anti-sikh riots and I cant remember any sort of media activism or pressure on Congress to deny tickets/positions to Tytler, Sajjan Kumar or HKL Bhagat. Now what is so new about journalists from the Left fringe crying/wailing (they stopped shouting long back) over the rooftops! Hindu's coverage of Tibet reflects where it stand on the political divide. So when a journalist from The Hindu rants and rave take it with a bucket of salt.
Srinivas
Lucknow, iNDIA
12/D-140
Mar 27, 2009
07:25 PM
What Varun Gandhi said seems over the top but discerning and moderate muslims ought to reflect on the advise Vajpayee had for them. There is truth in that muslims often get violent to other religious communities, specifically when they are in a majority a.k.a Kashmir Valley and where there is some supposed insult to Mohammed or the Koran etc. They can get away with divided Hindus but not with the Jews (Israel) and Christians (USA and yes, even Europe)
Vic Sangha
Toronto, Canada
11/D-139
Mar 27, 2009
07:14 PM
What Varun Gandhi said seems over the top but discerning and moderate muslims ought to reflect on the advise Vajpayee had for them. There is truth in that muslims often get violent to other religious communities, specifically when they are in a majority a.k.a Kashmir Valley and where there is some supposed insult to Mohammed or the Koran etc. They can get away with divided Hindus but not with the Jews (Israel) and Christians (USA and yes, even Europe)
Vic Sangha
Toronto, Canada
10/D-138
Mar 25, 2009
11:26 PM
I dont agree with all the things he said. But some of the things he said are true. i Grew up in pre-dominataly muslim neighbourhood in hyderabad many muslims there used to support pakistan during circket matches and many of them still dont think india is their country. And please dont tell me thats beacuz of their social status and if thats the case then the congress is grossly responsible for that its been ruling the country for more than 50 yrs and its polices are directly responsible for the condition of muslims.

I will vote for communal BJP any time rather than a weak,confused,pseudo-secular congress
balaji
hyderabad, India
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