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Jun 29 16 tweets 4 min read
1. It is an ASYMMETRIC WAR. We hope to fight with the State – Military, Police and Courts. But they fight EVERYWHERE and with EVERYTHING. We fight one faceted war. While they are fighting TOTAL WAR. That is what we need to understand.

#UdaipurHorror Image 2. What will the army do when it is your maid and your doodhwala who wants you dead for just supporting a woman? What will the police do when it is your everyday customer who wants to behead you? What will the courts do when ‘sar tan se juda’ has already happened?
Jun 28 7 tweets 2 min read
1. It was not unexpected. It was not random. If we did not see it coming we were living in fool's paradise. The ghastly beheadings and killings of common Hindus by radicalized common Muslims is THE plan. The message is: Submit to the dictates of Islamists or else!

#UdaipurHorror 2. Kanhaiya lal hadn’t posted anything insulting against Islam or the Prophet. He had just supported Nupur Sharma, and he was beheaded for that. This is the extent of Islamist terror that we need to realize. We are under threat because we are not Muslims.
Jun 28 14 tweets 4 min read
1. Pillars of Islam

Hindu View of Christianity and Islam – 5

There are five pillars of Islam which are considered indispensible for following One True Religion. These are: Shahada (Profession of Faith), Salat (Prayer), Zakat (Alms), Sawm (Fasting), and Hajj (Pilgrimmage). Image 2. Shahada - the very profession of Islamic faith makes any co-existence with any other religion impossible. "I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God." No other form of God is allowed, nor any other prophet. Image
Jun 27 11 tweets 3 min read
1. Morality in Islam

Hindu View of Christianity and Islam – Part 4

Does general public morality have a place in Islam? As it turns out, it does. Islam is not devoid of morality, and its scriptures are full of moral injunctions, with one significant difference. 2. Morality in Islam is faith based. It is sectarian. There are no universal moral principles in Islam which are applied on everyone. There is always the distinction between the Momin and the Kaffir – the Muslim and the non-Muslim – the believer and the non-believer.
Jun 26 11 tweets 3 min read
1. Understanding the Muslim Mind

Hindu View of Christianity and Islam – Part 3

It is necessary to understand the Muslim psyche in order to understand the problems of co-existence that all non-Muslim societies encounter with them. The Quran and the Hadith are the sources. 2. Shri Ram Swarup did a deep study for years on these sources and came out with a book called ‘Understanding Islam through Hadis’. Islam is basically a system of law, overarching law which covers all aspects of life. To understand Muslim psyche these laws have to be studied.
Jun 25 23 tweets 7 min read
1. How Christianity created the lethal blend of Prophetic Monotheism

Hindu View of Christianity and Islam – Part 2

Shri Ram Swarup explains how the lethal blend of Prophetic Monotheism was created by Christianity. Judaism wasn't particular on conversion. Christianity added it. 2. Jesus started his career by trying to become a Jewish prophet. The initial times are marked by his words which seek audience only in Jews. It was only when Jews considered him dangerous enough to bring Roman ire on Israel that he turned his attention to Gentiles.
Jun 24 13 tweets 3 min read
1. Hindu View of Christianity and Islam – Part 1

Hindus don’t realize but their own religion, culture, society & civilization is interpreted by others. And not just indifferent others. The story of Hindu dharma is being told by its worst enemies: the monotheists. 2. They are enemies because they very clearly and actively seek the destruction of Hindu dharma, Hindu society and the Hindu way of life. In the Christian and Islamic scheme of things, Hindus are the worst sort of beings because they are ‘idolaters’.
Jun 23 8 tweets 2 min read
1. Jizyah in India – Jizyah Series – Part 5

Jizyah was allowed to Hindus in special circumstances. Yes, even a punitive tax was considered a boon for Hindus by Muslims, because Hindus were ‘filthy idolaters’ for them and considered only death or conversion to Islam. 2. It was impossible to kill all of Hindus, who were in crores. So Jizyah was allowed to them. Muhammad bin Qasim started with it in Sindh in early 8th century. And from him to Aurangzeb almost every Islamic ruler kept imposing Jizyah on Hindus, barring Akbar.
Jun 22 18 tweets 4 min read
1. Dhimmis & Jizyah – Jizyah Series – Part 4

Non-Muslims, ‘protected’ by paying Jizyah, were called Dhimmis/ Jimmis. Muslims, taking tax, were called ‘Jimmedar’. This is the origin of word ‘Jimmedar’; it means a Muslim who is responsible for collecting religious tax from Hindus. 2. Dhimmis/ Zimmis were not citizens. They had no rights. Neither political nor fundamental. They were never appointed to any position of power. They could never exercise voting of any kind. They could never lead an army.
Jun 21 10 tweets 2 min read
1. The Practice of Jizyah – Jizyah Series – Part 3

The first implementation of Jizyah was done by the Prophet himself on the Nazranite Christians of present day Yemen. The Nazranites were a great & prosperous culture of the Arabian peninsula of those times. 2. They were forced to pay Jizyah the treaty (protection promise) could be revoked anytime from the side of the Muslims. Thus, after the Prophet’s death, first Caliph Abu Bakr honored the treaty, but the second Caliph Umar revoked it for ‘Arabia could have no non-Muslims’.
Jun 20 7 tweets 2 min read
1. Did Hindu art derive from Buddhist art?

A common trope among Indologists is to declare that all Hindu art can be traced to the Buddhist art which can then be traced to Greek art. Thus Hindu art is simply a copy of Greek art. Nothing can be more false. 2. The motive is to play on chronology; to equate chronology with originality; and to claim that all the Brahmins (as Hindus are called) did was to copy from others. Hence, there is no original Hinduism, and Hindus are open and fair game for conversion to Prophetic Monotheism.
Jun 20 11 tweets 3 min read
1. The Theory of Jizyah – Jizyah Series - Part 2

Like most laws in Islam, the tax of Jizyah also arises from the Quran. The verse ordering the imposition of this tax came after the Prophet captured Mecca in 630 C.E. The verse says refusal to convert to Islam translates to a tax. 2. Holy Quran Chapter 9: Verse 29: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture…”
Jun 19 22 tweets 5 min read
1. Jizyah – The Tax of being Non-Muslim – Part 1 – The Islamic psyche

Did you know that under Islamic rule all non-Muslims, including Hindus had to pay a huge tax just to remain Hindu? A tax just to retain their dharma? A tax of being non-Muslim; a tax of being a Hindu. Read on. 2 It wasn’t a quirk of one Islamic ruler. It is the Islamic law - Shariat. It is not just legal but actually obligated upon a Muslim ruler to implement the Jizyah tax on all their remaining non-Muslim subjects. For this it is important to understand the Islamic psyche first.
Jun 18 20 tweets 9 min read
1. Non-Muslim Slaves & Muslim Masters

How did Islamic kingdoms treat the societies, countries and citizens it defeated? In this thread, we will understand the problem just by looking at a series of paintings depicting non-Muslim women under Islamic rule. 2. The painting is titled “The Slave Dealer” – painted in the year 1919 – by Otto Pilny, a Swiss artist. The slave dealer has just removed the clothes of the non-Muslim slave girl, showing her ‘wares’ to a rich Muslim prince.
Jun 17 19 tweets 5 min read
1. Spain – The Only Reversal of Islamization

Unfinished Agendas of Political Islam – Case 4 – Spain

Spain is the only country that could completely reverse the Islamization of the country. It threw off the Muslim rule; converted back all remaining Muslims to Christianity. 2. In the annals of Islamic history, Spain is one of the two unsuccessful endeavors of Muslim armies. While India is a defeat, Spain was a reversal. Visigothic Christian Spain came under the rule of Islam under the Umayyad Caliphate in as early as 711 CE.
Jun 16 34 tweets 8 min read
1. How Greece became Turkey: Anatomy of an Unequal Partition

Unfinished Agendas of Political Islam – Case 3 – Greece & the Balkans vs. Turkey

How Turkey is Islamizing its former Christian colonies after an unequal partition while claiming secular character. 2. What is today Turkey once used to be Greece. Yes! This is the first geographical fact that you need to familiarize yourself with. Turkey was not Turkey. Turkey was called Anatolia/ Asia Minor during pagan and Christian times. While eastern Turkey was Armenia.
Jun 15 36 tweets 10 min read
1. The Gut-Wrenching Story of Armenian Genocide

How Muslim Turkey destroyed an entire Christian Civilization in just Two Years

Unfinished Agendas of Political Islam – Case 2

This is a gut-wrenching story of how Muslims treat minorities, even if it is an entire ancient nation. 2. The first genocide of 20th century was not the Holocaust of Jews by the Nazis in Europe. The first genocide was committed by an Islamic Ottoman Empire from 1915-17 against the ancient Christian nation of Armenia killing 1.5 million Armenian Christians.
Jun 14 30 tweets 7 min read
१. इस्लाम की लम्बी सोच

कोई भी विचार जो १४०० साल पुराना है, उसे हमें लम्बी सभ्यतागत दृष्टी में ही समझना होगा। जिस तरह भारत एक सभ्यतागत राष्ट्र है, उसी तरह इस्लाम एक सभ्यतागत शक्ति है और इसे उसी प्रकार से समझा जाना चाहिए। Image २. मुसलमान यह कहते हैं कि ‘इस्लाम कभी नहीं हारा’। दुखद बात यह है कि एक देश को छोड़कर यह सच है। लेकिन इसका क्या अर्थ है? कि इस्लामी सेनाएँ कभी नहीं हारी? कि युद्ध के मैदान में शत्रु उनसे कभी नहीं जीते? कि उनके इतिहास में कभी बुरे साल या दशक नहीं आये? नहीं, ऐसा नहीं है।
Jun 14 34 tweets 8 min read
1. How Lebanon became a Muslim majority country overnight

Lessons Hindus can learn from the Lebanese Civil War

Unfinished Agendas of Political Islam – Case 1 – Lebanon

In this thread we see how political Islam conquers a non-Muslim country even in the contemporary age. 2. It is not allowed for a Muslim to live in a country ruled by a non-Muslim. That is because non-Muslims are necessarily inferior to Muslims in the Islamic scheme of things. If they actually do they should strive to convert that country into a Muslim majority country.
Jun 13 16 tweets 4 min read
1. Unfinished Agenda of Political Islam - Series of Threads

Nothing in Islam is random. Everything is planned. This didn’t happen because #NupurSharma quoted the Hadith. This happened because Islam keeps waiting for an event like this to further its goals of world domination. 2. Islam’s goal is world domination by conquest; and ultimately conversion of the whole world to Islam. This is because from Islam’s point of view, the whole world was a Muslim property, given to them by Allah, as per the Hadith. We, the non-Muslims usurped their lands.
Jun 12 30 tweets 8 min read
1. The Long Arc of Islam

Any idea which is 1400 hundred years long has to be understood only in long civilizational arcs. Just as India is a civilizational nation, Islam is a civilizational force and has to be understood in those long terms. 2. Muslims are fond of saying that “Islam has never lost.” Sadly, except in one case, this is true. But what does that mean? That Islamic armies never lost? That the enemies never won against them in battlefield? That they never had bad years or decades? No. It is not like this.