Leaflets distributed in #JNU. Have a look. You should reason like this: “if anything derogatory is published about Allah, such as a cartoon showing him with a rocket launcher in his head dress, not only Muslims go down in the streets and riot, but the cartoonists are brutally assassinated. Intellectuals then say: “yes it is wrong to murder in the name of religion, but dont you think that if you insult a billion Muslims , some retribution is bound to come”…
All right, let us reason this way about #Hindus: “if you insult a billion Hindus worldwide by demeaning the Mother ‘Durga, which by the way is the Power aspect of the Divine Shakti) and one or two guys are just slightly beaten-up, + one or two thrown in jail for a few days, does it no show that Hindus are the most tolerant people ont is planet and that there is plenty of freedom of speech in India”?
Spread the message to newspapers, intellectuals, to your Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP’s and Mla’s, who have no clue on how to defend themselves. francois


  1. Shubasree Vaidyanathan

    3 points to be considered in this issue.
    1.Hindus do not have any specific rules or regulations to deal with negative remarks /actions relating to religion whereas Islam has a definite code of law against blasphemy which Muslims follow to the letter.
    2.Where and how do you draw the line between tolerance & complacency?
    3.Forget our Hindu politicians ,think of our spiritual leaders besides Swami Dayananda Saraswathi,how many of them ask our people to take pride in our religious heritage or be assestive in the face of opposition Social media has made it fashionable to make fun of religion esp. Hindu customs.

  2. Europe has blasphemy laws and hate speech laws. If JNU thinks all Western countries have the level of freedom of speech as they currently have in India, they are wrong.

    Even with a broad freedom of speech, there does not mean there are no repercussions. You may get sued if you say something libelous, or fired from your job. Freedom of speech is only that Government won’t interfere. Private sector does not have to tolerate with no consequences for offensive speech, which is why removal of endorsements for actors who offended Hindus happened.

  3. It is not only Indian universities that are distorted but also Western ones http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261959/islamic-states-ancient-jihadi-tactics-shock-west-raymond-ibrahim

    “…The West would not be oblivious to this “new” Muslim tactic—erroneously concluding that it means ISIS has “stretched their resources”—if it had Islamic studies departments that disseminated facts instead of pro-Islamic myths and propaganda. As with all unsavory aspects of Islamic history, this institution has been whitewashed. Although young, terrified boys were seized from the clutches of their devastated parents, the mainstream (but otherwise debunked) narrative is that poor Christian families were eager to see their boys taken to the caliphate where they would have a “bright future.”…”

  4. Another way Western universities have distorted truth – example on Jizya
    “But whoever refuses [to pay jizya] will see nothing from us but the edge of a spear. The men will be killed and the children will be enslaved, and their wealth will be taken as booty. This is the judgment of Allah and His Messenger….
    …When you face your pagan enemy, call them—either to Islam, jizya, or seek Allah’s help and fight them. Even if they do not fight [or initiate hostilities], fight them!… Fight them! When? When they fight you? No, when they refuse to convert to Islam or refuse to pay jizya…. Whether they like it or not, we will subjugate them to Allah’s authority…
    …The second “righteous caliph,” Omar al-Khattab, reportedly said that any conquered “infidel” who refuses to convert to Islam “must pay the jizya out of humiliation and lowliness. If they refuse this, it is the sword without leniency.
    This theme of non-Muslim degradation appears regularly in the commentaries of Islam’s authorities. According to the Medieval Islamic Civilization Encyclopedia, Muslim “jurists came to view certain repressive and humiliating aspects of dhimma as de rigueur. Dhimmis [subjugated non-Muslim Christians and Jews] were required to pay the jizya publicly, in broad daylight, with hands turned palm upward, and to receive a smart smack on the forehead or the nape of the neck from the collection officer.”

    Some of Islam’s jurists mandated a number of other humiliating rituals at the time of jizya payment, including that the presiding Muslim official slap, choke, and in some cases pull the beard of the paying dhimmi, who might even be required to approach the official on all fours, in bestial fashion.

    The root meaning of the Arabic word “jizya” is simply to “repay” or “recompense,” basically to “compensate” for something. According to the Hans Wehr Dictionary, the standard Arabic-English dictionary, jizya is something that “takes the place” of something else, or “serves instead.”

    Simply put, conquered non-Muslims were to purchase their lives, which were otherwise forfeit to their Muslim conquerors, with money. Instead of taking their lives, they took their money. As one medieval jurist succinctly put it, “their lives and their possessions are only protected by reason of payment of jizya….”

  5. U r rtf get h is weak

    Sent from my iPad


  6. Dear sir,
    Should anybody use yardstick of unjust people. Though must take firm steps we shouldn’t resort to low level.

  7. Everyone is indulging in an ideological war around the world. They cling on to their religion thinking it is the means to attain salvation. Islam / Muslims take it a step further. At the end if the day we all know that it’s not a peaceful religion. Their doctrine is full of hatred and rants against everyone. It’s a pity that they don’t live in peace nor let others live in peace.
    As far as Hindus are concerned it’s sad to see we don’t have courage to speak up against all the evil that is taking place in India currently. Everyone is busy taking pot-shots at each other. Not sure if Democracy is working in our favour any more. There’s just so much cultural indifference among various caste system in Hinduism that there’s no sense of oneness. Too many languages, dialects, ideologies are the undoing of Hindu culture. We suffer from identity crisis. We need someone like Swami Vivekananda to unite us all and forge ahead without fear.

  8. If you insult religion in the Netherlands you would be put to trial. http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/03/09/geert-wilders-hate-speech-criminal-charges-revealed/

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