Islamic Terrorism is Unique in our Time
Islamic terrorism is defined as a form of religious terrorism committed by extremists of Islam for the purpose of achieving varying political and/or religious ends. Now many posts have targeted the term saying it to be discriminatory. Well, it is true. It is discriminatory. But you know why? Because they should be discriminated against. It is a security mechanism. I am not going to say that morally it is something right to do. But personally it is unavoidable if you live in a country with a sizable Muslim population.
What sets Islamic Terrorism apart from other forms of Terrorism?
I read an amazing post here. This point has been repeated in many places. They are indeed true and thought provoking, but the comparison is not justifiable. Islamic terrorism terrorizes with a specific purpose - to establish terror in the hearts of kafirs and by subversive means 'guide' them to the 'true path' of Islam. The ultimate objective is the establishment of Islamic supremacy all over the world.
Let us talk about LTTE - this terrorist organization demanded a separate nation for Tamils in Sri Lanka. They had been killing, maiming, assassinating people for about two decades. After that they ran out of steam and got overrun by the Sri Lankan Army.
Q. Were they terrorists?
A. Hell, yes, they were.
Q. Were they Hindu?
A. Sure, they were.
Q. So they were Hindu Terrorists, right?
A. Wrong. They were evil but they never tried to establish Hindu supremacy over Sri Lanka, let alone the world. They demanded for a separate Tamil motherland. They did not commit genocide on Buddhists anywhere. There were no mass forced conversions. They fought for land. Not religion.
Let us talk about Hindutva parties in India
Q. Are they radical?
A. Certainly, Bajrang Dal certainly is. The rest have mellowed down over the years, some becoming political parties - contesting(and losing) elections.
Q. Are they violent?
A. Quite often. They do attack missionaries, and other people all over the country.
Q. Are they terrorist?
A. Officially no. But a few of them are. In the true sense of the word.
Q. Are they Hindu terrorists?
A. To a very minor extent. The organizations themselves have not claimed any responsibility. A handful have been arrested and they have been promptly removed from party positions. They don't wish to establish a Hindu world either. They do not kill Muslims and Christians in trains, don't ram aeroplanes into buildings, behead people and record it. They are not considered a threat to peace. Especially because they exist only in India. They are not interested in saving Hindus in say Uganda. Unlike al Qaida, the RSS does not shed tears for the lack of Hindus in say, England. It is like Jewish organizations working in Israel. Of course, if some Jewish Organization works in Palestine, it can be dangerous, but in Israel it is understood if not justified. Even then, in Hindu majority India also, RSS is seen in bad light and very few respectable people have owned up to supporting it in public.
Now let's talk about the Basques or Irish TerroristsThis topic has come up very frequently in many speeches given my Islamic apologetics. The claim is that they were Christian terrorists. The pattern is ridiculous. They were Christians. They were terrorists too, but they had no similarity with say the Jaish e Muhammad has with Lashkar e Taiba. The ultimate objective was not the establishment of Christianity. Indeed the countries they were fighting were Christians anyway. It was based only on the independence of their land.
Q. OK, so what's about Kashmir?
A. Well, I could have considered Kashmir as a 'freedom struggle' but cannot.
A. Because Kashmir used to be (and still is) a composite culture. The land was Hindu about 6 centuries ago as well. The name is still Kashmir - founded by Kashyap Muni as said in folklore. The Kashmiri Hindu community is completely wiped out. Under such circumstances, if some Kashmiri Muslims(who have an established history of Pakistani sponsors) demand "azaad'" and at the same time order Kashmiri Hindus to leave Kashmir and go to "India", I can not in good conscience call that as a call for freedom. It is a form of demographic genocide to make Kashmir Hindufrei - free of Hindus.
I have really thought a lot about this topic. If you have any thoughts please comment below, but attacking anyone on the basis of religion will not be tolerated - be a Hindu, Muslim or otherwise.