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Aug 01, 2014
03:05 AM

This subcontinental Moslem shows concern and compassion( supposedly, anyway) for the persecution of Arab Christians in Iraq, under ISIS. What about the persecution and huge reduction in numbers of even more ancient communities of Hindus in the subcontinent, in areas comprising Afghanistan, Pakistan, the state of Jammu and Kashmir,  and Bangladesh?

Then, his concern and compassion are nowhere to be found. After all, they probably converted, moved peacefully to India or elsewhere, or simply declined naturally, right?  

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
Aug 01, 2014
02:49 AM

>> but there are as many cranks among India's Muslims as among India's Hindus

Oh no. Cracks among India's Muslims are more, a lot more in absolute numbers, and staggeringly more in percentage terms.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Aug 01, 2014
01:55 AM

Pinaki Ray,

A pseudo-scholar is one who calls a whole community "converts", as if it shows his scholarship! All it shows is his ill-breeding.

Dallas, United States
Aug 01, 2014
01:50 AM



R. Saroja, Bombay
Aug 01, 2014
01:44 AM

Mayaben Kodnani granted bail by Gujarat High Court. Not surprising news. Her ill health, depression, mental condition etc. weighed with High Court which has observed that the charge of conspiracy u/s 120B is not proved beyond reasonable doubt. Her sentence is suspended.
My client Maulana Ibrahim Umarji was arrested in 2003. He was also charged u/s 120B. He was branded as the chief mastermind behind Godhra carnage. He was not granted bail by the Godhra sessions court. POTA was slapped on him. POTA court also refused bail. High Court did not grant bail. Supreme court also refused bail. He languished in jail for 10 years. Only because he was Muslim. Finally declared he was innocent and acquitted. Now he is dead.
Since he was Muslim, all efforts were made to ensure that he was not released on bail, whereas for Mayaben, all efforts are made to ensure that she is granted bail and her sentence is reversed.
Jesus Christ said - all are equal in the eyes of God. Ambedkar's Constitution said - all are equal in the eyes of law. Unfortunately in Gujarat, the criminal law is not equal and uniform for all. The standards are different for Hindus and Muslims. We do not need uniform civil code. All that we need is uniform criminal code.
~Subramaniam Iyer, Jan Sangharsh Manch


R. Saroja, Bombay
Aug 01, 2014
01:42 AM


>> "What else can one expect when Hamas is raining missiles on Israel? During hostilities, the hawks silence the doves."

How can you be so ignorant? Reuven Rivlin was elected President of Israel on June 10th, 2014, before Hamas launched the missile attack. He is a staunch opponent of the two-state solution agreed to in the Oslo Pact.

>> "Once the violence stops and Palestinians accept the right of Israel to exist, my support will be for a Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders and the establishment of a Palestinian state."

If you think that is a just solution, just say it without putting conditions on it. The violence exists because Israel just does not want a Palestinian state to exist.

Dallas, United States
Aug 01, 2014
01:22 AM

> "Why a photo showing Tamil Muslims in support of ISIS is more troubling than any IB report."

The vast majority of Sunnis in India as well as in the world have denounced ISIS, but there are as many cranks among India's Muslims as among India's Hindus.

Dallas, United States
Aug 01, 2014
01:11 AM

Israeli Crimes - Getting Away With It for Over 60 Years

By Chris Doyle

“But what gets under the skin of so many is that whilst the Assad regime is sanctioned and condemned, Israel is lauded, protected and given a multi-billion dollar annual sponsorship deal with the United States. ”

According to Gerard Horton from Military Court Watch: "The danger is Israel will sleep walk into pariah status if it is seen to remain above the law." Horton tells me that Israel is "operating in a parallel universe, a completely different set of principles seem to apply to this conflict."


Anwaar, Dallas
Aug 01, 2014
01:02 AM

How many assaults on Israelis were mounted by the Hamas between June 2003 and June 2004 using these tunnels? Probably very few if any. So these tunnels were being used to bring in food, medicines and other necessities, thus frustrating Israel's illegal bliockade subjecting 1.5 million Gaza citizens to an inhuman imprisonment in a small sliver of land. Destroying these tunnels is a top priority for Netanyahu in order to restore the inhuman imprisonment.

Anwaar, Dallas
Aug 01, 2014
12:51 AM

Chris Gunness's reaction is what a normal human reaction would be, the same that we feel when we see puctures of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Dallas, United States
Aug 01, 2014
12:17 AM

Kashmiri Pandits have NOT been allowed to perform their yatra. Following the tradition of the media, I am not mentioning who stopped the Pandits. The allegedly belonged to a supposedly minority community.

Akash Verma, Chennai
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