Saturday, July 30, 2011

Swamy on Islamic Terror

Mr. Subramanian Swamy's article has been criticized for the usual reasons which are cited by Secularists and Socialists, namely Islamophobia and so on.

We want to critically analyze the article from a somewhat Hindu perspective.

His lessons that 1. We must develop Hindu Mindset, 2. We must Not Concede anything however small, 3. We must practice Massive Retaliation, and 4. We must reject Non-Islam theories of Islamic Terror. are very important. However, he concedes critical ground by advocating:

The Muslims of India can join us if they genuinely feel for the Hindu. That they do I will not believe unless they acknowledge with pride that though they may be Muslims, their ancestors were Hindus. If any Muslim acknowledges his or her Hindu legacy, then we Hindus can accept him or her as a part of the Brihad Hindu Samaj (greater Hindu society) which is Hindustan.

He fails to recognize that a Muslim is infected with the Koranic virus and simple "acknowledging with pride that his ancestors were Hindus" will not cleanse his system.

Similarly, Swamy makes critical mistake in giving a clean chit to Manmohan:

For example, Manmohan Singh has high personal character, but by being a rubber stamp of a semi-literate Sonia Gandhi and waffling on all national issues, he has proved that he has no rashtriya charitra.

Swamy has exhibited an incredible ignorance by opining this. He fails to recognize that if Manmohan is a man of high personal character then he would have resigned long time ago, as soon as he realized that he had to choose between being honest and being a rubber stamp. Please note that if Manmohan in his dog-like loyalty and honesty has acceeded to be Sonia's pet then he must be criticized for his canine intelligence!

He has given a commendable set of goals, and an important aspect in the recommendation is tackling India's social problems:

that caste is not based on birth but on code or discipline. Welcome non-Hindus to re-convert to the caste of their choice provided they adhere to the code of discipline.

But he fails to recognize that such a step cannot come about by political means, unless he is dreaming of government coerced societal change which is Socialism in disguise. Even though Mr. Swamy has mentioned an important thing, his approach is flawed.

Such a change can come about only if we as Hindu society learn (swadhyaya) and practice spirituality and have seers and sages amongst us again who can rightly educate us on the varnashrama both intellectually and practically.

By suggesting "declaring that caste is not based on birth", Mr. Swamy advocates statism.

And as mentioned earlier, the most crucial and critical aspect that is missing in Swamy's approach is the need to Discredit Koran and Islam.

Unless there is an understanding that there is no peaceful Islam which is being hijacked by fundamentalists and that even though there may be moderate Muslims, there is no moderate Islam; and often the best Muslims are the Least Muslims; we will be perpetually deluding ourselves into believing that we can integrate Muslims into what Mr. Swamy calls the Brihad Hindu Samaj.

However, Mr. Swamy has taken a baby step in the right direction. He needs to complete his journey further.

And we remind Hindus, as we do here:

O Hindus, realize that no politician is representing you! So you need to choose and send politicians from among yourselves. Make new politicians, make new political parties. Encourage people with spine to become your representatives. Otherwise you will be led by a bunch of Mohandas and Jawahar clones. And surely they will lead you to your doom!

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