shyam wrote:Tamang wrote:Jamaat-e-Islami protests Tricolour at madrassas
Bhopal: The Jamaat-e-Islami in Madhya Pradesh may object to hoisting the national flag at madrassas, but many other Muslim bodies and intellectuals see no problem in such a move.
Isn't it possible to seek derecognition (or ban) of jamaat-e-islami for insulting national flag?
Be dharmic Shyam dharmic!!
"Derecognition" of JeI for objecting is like derecognizing Shaurya for objecting to the Indian constitution.
People are allowed opinions, but need to be shown the right path,. "De recognizing them" does not make them go away, or make their thoughts disappear"
The irony is that Islam, and Christianity in some places were the best at making thoughts disappear. Eliminate the people who have thoughts that you don't like and the thoughts themselves wil disappear.
Our problem is that our dharma does not aloow us to eliminate those people whose thoughts we dislike - and that is a weakness. Even in our lifetimes we have seen how the Muslims of India - after ganging up to create the state of Pakistan, virtually eliminated all non Muslims from the areas that constitute Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Persecution and discrimination of non Muslims in Muslim dominated areas is practised as legal and normal according to Islam in every part of the world. For exactly the same reason, Islamists expect that kind of treatment when they do not dominate. that is also why the idea of Pakistan came up - a set of Muslims of India thought that they would be persecuted. The Quran and Islamic traditions have plenty of stories to say how Muslims are persecuted by non Muslims and how Muslims should fight back and eliminate those who are non Muslims to stop that persecution. This is the viewpoint that is taught to normal "moderate" Muslims as well because that is what islam says.
Islam has NO mechanism for dealing with moderate and tolerant non Muslims because Islam does not recognize non Muslims as being anything but intolerant monsters. This is definitely the mindset of a lot of Muslims including those in India.
Muslims who live in India, among Hindus who accept other religions must learn to understand that being non Muslim does not mean being a monster. It is the responsibility of the Indian ulema to teach Indian Muslims that. If Indian ulema cannot change and continue to preach that non Muslim means enemy we have to come up with a mechanism to punish them. Such teaching is incompatible with a tolerant pluralist India.
For us in India there is no alternative.