Islam does require attacking non-Muslims whenever the Muslims are militarily strong enough if they refuse to convert or accepts demands from Muslims. Muslims will only play "peace" when any violent action is likely to bring in retaliation of the order that can jeopardize the regeneration of Islamic strength in the future. Equation of Islam with such peaceful intentions results from non-aquaintance with the teachings, practice, texts and ongoing dissemination by Islamic theologians.
acid will remain acid, but it can be diluted somewhat with water. May be I am too optimistic, but I do believe that there are Muslims in Pakistan, who either still have not been baptised by the pure message of Islam or those who have vestiges of logical thinking in them, or those who are looking for excuses not to choose the path of violence.
If we do not put forth our message, than we are actually conceding that the Islamists are better and cleverer propagandists than chalaak SDRE Hindus. This is something I do not want to accept just like that.
Propaganda is battle of wits, resources & message, be it Islamist propaganda, Communist propaganda, EJ propaganda or Ori propaganda. I just don't believe Dharmics have to consider themselves defeatists also.
This propaganda to convince Muslims that Islam does not require them to attack Hindus will simply not work. Whenever we see Muslims not choosing to activate the option of violence, it means they do not feel that violence is not going to be retaliated to. Moreover the perception will have to be that the strength of the muslim community is not as high as to survive with regenerative strength in case of retaliation. I have had first hand experience of this psychology behind the facade of "peace" in Bihar-WB-Jharkhand area.
In the beginning of this Thread, I have proposed the strategy of Land-for-Terrorism. If the Pakistanis hit out to test their strength through Terror attacks or through an increase in secessionist passions in the Valley, India should retaliate by grabbing some land. They should understand that their adventures would have consequences.
Anyway, the whole idea of propaganda is to buy time. We need time for India to reach a higher orbit of possibilities, economically and militarily. We also need time, so that the process of Islamic violent fragmentation continues apace.