Puppets of Faith

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Terrorism could be the heading of the running chapter in human history though strife had always been its grand title. Assorted terrorist groups to espouse their parochial causes have come to target their ideological opponents with utter cynicism. At least they have an articulated grievance and identified opponents with defined terror zones that are amenable for containment and redressal and or both at some stage or the other.
But what of the jihadi terrorism! It matters little where we live in this wide world, and one being a Musalman is no guarantee either to escape being its victim. Its madness might reduce us to a statistic of the dead or injured in tomorrow’s newspaper headline in today’s fidayeen attack. If left unabated it might one day engulf all of us in the Third World War. And thus the significance of any exercise aimed at improving our understanding of the involved issues cannot be overemphasized.
Well the origins of it all could be traced to the religious character of the Semitic faiths on one hand and on the other to the historical hurt of varied hues in the subcontinental society. Based on the scriptural quotes and the historical notes the wide spectrum of communal strife is captured here for a fascinating view in what is possibly a new genre that is un-put-downable. The theory that is postulated here is bound to impinge upon our ignorance or bias and /or both for an informed approach in analyzing the scourge.

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Preface to Strife

Submitted: March 07, 2015

Terrorism could be the heading of the running chapter in human history though strife had always been its grand title. Assorted terrorist groups to espouse their parochial causes have come to target their ideological opponents with utter cynicism. At least they have an articulated grievance and identified opponents with defined terror zones that are amenable for containment and redressal and or both at some stage or the other.
But what of the jihadi terrorism! It matters little where we live in this wide world, and one being a Musalman is no guarantee either to escape being its victim. Its madness might reduce us to a statistic of the dead or injured in tomorrow’s newspaper headline in today’s fidayeen attack. If left unabated it might one day engulf all of us in the Third World War. And thus the significance of any exercise aimed at improving our understanding of the involved issues cannot be overemphasized.
Well the origins of it all could be traced to the religious character of the Semitic faiths on one hand and on the other to the historical hurt of varied hues in the subcontinental society. Based on the scriptural quotes and the historical notes the wide spectrum of communal strife is captured here for a fascinating view in what is possibly a new genre that is un-put-downable. The theory that is postulated here is bound to impinge upon our ignorance or bias and /or both for an informed approach in analyzing the scourge.
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Advent of Dharma

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Advent of Dharma As opposed to the purported revelation of the God’s ‘chosen path’ to man through some messiah, which forms the... Read Chapter

God’s quid pro Quo

Submitted: March 08, 2015

God’s quid pro Quo In what could have been the first irony of human history, at the very time when the Aryans were subjugating the ... Read Chapter

Pyramids of Wisdom

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Pyramids of Wisdom It would be interesting to speculate what would have been the religious tenor of the Hinduism and its early deriva... Read Chapter

Ascent to Descent

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Ascent to Descent After their remarkable progress in spirituality and rationality, the Brahmans made an acknowledged advance in astro... Read Chapter

The Zero People

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Zero People While the Brahman genius paved the way for the Aryan intellectual superiority, the natives of the land were denied ac... Read Chapter

Coming of the Christ

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Coming of the Christ Elsewhere in the world, in the land of Israel too, the priestly class of Levites, armed with the Mosaic Laws, op... Read Chapter

Legacy of Prophecy

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Legacy of Prophecy “This son of yours will be a wild one - free and untamed as a wild ass! He will be against everyone, and everyon... Read Chapter

War of Words

Submitted: March 08, 2015

War of Words In the wake of Muhammad’s refusal to their overtures, the Meccans decided to remove the Islamic thorn from their Bedou... Read Chapter

Czar of Medina

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Czar of Medina Hijra changed it all – the aptitude of the Prophet, the content of the Quran, the character of the faith, and above ... Read Chapter

Angels of War

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Angels of War It was not long before Muhammad in Medina had his eye on Mecca, and in the Battle of Badr, the Quraysh in disarray thre... Read Chapter

Privates of ‘the God’

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Privates of ‘the God’ “Single robbers, or a few associates, are branded with their genuine name; but the exploits of a numerous... Read Chapter

Playing to the Gallery

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Playing to the Gallery Muhammad, after all, came from an exalted family and all along socialized with the nobility of the Meccan trib... Read Chapter

Perils of History

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Perils of History Napoleon was wrong when he said that kids must be taught history to enable them to learn from the past mistakes of ... Read Chapter

Pitfalls of Faith

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Pitfalls of Faith If the ecstasy of the Quran is the soul of Islam, the legend of Muhammad is the mind of the Musalman. The exalted s... Read Chapter

Blinkers of Belief

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Blinkers of Belief Though Muhammad’s religious constituency was the meek of the world, as Jesus had paraphrased, he seemed to have ... Read Chapter

Shackles of Sharia

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Shackles of Sharia “Say: O disbelievers, I shall not worship that which ye worship, nor will ye worship that which I worship, nor h... Read Chapter

Anatomy of Islam

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Anatomy of Islam ‘A single people refused to join the common intercourse of mankind,’ so wrote Edward Gibbon about the Jews, and ... Read Chapter

Fight for the Souls

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Fight for the Souls During the middle of the 1st  Century A.D, St. Thomas reached India’s west coast of Malabar to establish t... Read Chapter

India in Coma

Submitted: March 08, 2015

India in Coma The zeal of the Arabs to spread Muhammad’s word that catered to their innate urge to plunder, which for Edward Gibbon... Read Chapter

Double Jeopardy

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Double Jeopardy It may be interesting to follow the Islamic fate of those unfortunate untouchables and other marginal caste groups of... Read Chapter

Paradise of Parasites

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Paradise of Parasites With the discovery of a submerged city off the Gulf of Cambay dated back to 7500 B.C.E, it would seem Mohen jo ... Read Chapter

The Number Game

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Number Game “If the Mughal monarchs had assumed their responsibilities as Muslim rulers and organized intensive tabliq or missi... Read Chapter

Winds of Change

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Winds of Change The Mohammedan downturn in the 18th Century that enabled the dawn of the British Raj in India turned out to be a Gods... Read Chapter

Ant Grows Wings

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Ant Grows Wings Never in the history of Islam after Muhammad the destiny of the leader was so providentially coupled with the fate of... Read Chapter

Constitutional Amnesia

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Constitutional Amnesia Mohammed Ali Jinnah got what he wanted for the Musalmans of Hindustan, though in time, their religious fervor ... Read Chapter

The Stymied State

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Stymied State The Indian State with its dominant Muslim minority and its shortsighted Constitution was bound to be politically st... Read Chapter

The Wages of God

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Wages of God The WE-THEY obsession of the Islamic ethos debilitates the Musalmans with troubled minds. While the ayats of Quran s... Read Chapter

Delusions of Grandeur

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Delusions of Grandeur Peace being the ‘supposed message’ of Islam, the religion that the Palestinians and the Pakistanis together... Read Chapter

Ways of the Bigots

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Ways of the Bigots The Musalmans’ fundamentalist self-destruct is a weird phenomenon as Islam has the compelling character of infus... Read Chapter

The Rift Within

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Rift Within Based on the finding of its opinion poll, The India Today (August 26, 2002) had averred that – “In the past six m... Read Chapter

The Way Around

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Way Around While the wise use their abilities as the building blocks of life, the bigots turn their dogmas into its stumbling blo... Read Chapter

The Hindu Rebound

Submitted: March 08, 2015

The Hindu Rebound The Hindu fundamentalism is a misnomer, coined by the cunning and subscribed by the naïve, which had come in handy... Read Chapter

Wait for the Savant

Submitted: March 08, 2015

Wait for the Savant While Krishna in the Bhagvad Gita sought man to shed his ‘fear of death’, Muhammad by the Quran made the Musa... Read Chapter

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