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3 years ago  ::  Jan 14, 2011 - 1:31PM #1
BDboy
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This interesting news came out today.......


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Hindu holy man reveals truth of terror attacks blamed on Muslims


By Andrew Buncombe in Delhi







India is being forced to confront disturbing evidence that increasingly suggests a secret Hindu terror network may have been responsible for a wave of deadly attacks previously blamed on radical Muslims.




Information contained in a confession given in court by a Hindu holy man, suggests that he and several others linked to a right-wing Hindu organisation, planned and carried out attacks on a train travelling to Pakistan, a Sufi shrine and a mosque as well as two assaults on Malegaon, a town in southern India with a large Muslim population.


He claimed the attacks were launched in response to the actions of Muslim militants. "I told everybody that we should answer bombs with bombs," 59-year-old Swami Aseemanand, whose real name is Naba Kumar Sarkar, told a magistrate during a closed hearing in Delhi. "I suggested that 80 per cent of the people of Malegaon were Muslims and we should explode the first bomb in Malegaon itself. I also said that during partition, the Nizam of Hyderabad had wanted to go with Pakistan so Hyderabad was also a fair target. Then I said that since Hindus also throng [a Sufi shrine in] Ajmer we should also explode a bomb in Ajmer which would deter the Hindus from going there. I also suggested the Aligarh Muslim University as a target."


Police in India have suspected for some time that Hindus may have been responsible for the attacks carried out between 2006 and 2008, and in November of that year several arrests were made, including that of a serving military officer. But the confession of Swami Aseemanand, obtained by an Indian news magazine, is perhaps the most damning evidence yet that Hindu extremists were responsible. It also suggests those involved were senior members of a religious group that is the parent organisation of India's main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


"The evidence is not conclusive but people have to take notice of this," said Bahukutumbi Raman, a former national security adviser and now a leading regional security analyst. "This could aggravate tensions between India's [Hindu and Muslim] communities. It will create problems."


The revelations in Tehelka magazine, bear added significance following the comments of Rahul Gandhi, widely expected to be a future prime minister, in which he said he believed the growth of Hindu extremists presented a greater threat to India than Muslim militants. According to a cable obtained by WikiLeaks, last year Mr Gandhi told the US ambassador to Delhi, Timothy Roemer: "Although there was evidence of some support for Laskar-e-Taiba among certain elements in India's indigenous Muslim community, the bigger threat may be the growth of radicalised Hindu groups, which create religious tensions and political confrontations with the Muslim community."


At the time, Mr Gandhi's comments were strongly condemned by the BJP. But the main opposition party has been pushed on to the back foot by the testimony of Swami Aseemanand, which suggests many of those involved in the bombing plots were members of religious organisations such as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).


The RSS is considered the BJP's ideological parent. This week, the RSS's leader, Mohan Bhagwat, claimed extremists had been forced out. "Elements nurturing extremist views have been asked to leave the organisation," he said. "A majority of the people whom the government has accused... had left voluntarily and a few were told that this extremism will not work here."


Among the incidents initially blamed on Muslim militants was a bomb attack in February 2007 on the Samjhauta Express, travelling between Delhi and Lahore. Of the 68 deaths, most were Pakistani citizens returning home. The attack took place a day before Pakistan's Foreign Minister was due to arrive in India for peace talks.


Swami Aseemanand was arrested in Haridwar last November, having apparently been in hiding for more than two years. In his 42-page confession to the magistrate, he reportedly claimed he had been spurred into action by a series of Muslim attacks on Hindus, in particular the assault on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat 2002 that left at least 29 people dead. "This caused great concern and anger in me," he said....................................


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3 years ago  ::  Jan 14, 2011 - 1:53PM #2
arielg
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Insanity, ignorance and hate are expressed in many ways.


It has nothing to do with the  particular ideology on which they act.  Ideologies  are just the particular  justification behind which they hide. They don't create the insanity. They are just used by the insane.


That a so-called holy man would have these kinds of thoughts and feelings are proof that the sickness can be  expressed through any outlet.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 14, 2011 - 10:17PM #3
Hatman
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Jan 14, 2011 -- 1:53PM, arielg wrote:

Insanity, ignorance and hate are expressed in many ways.


It has nothing to do with the  particular ideology on which they act.  Ideologies  are just the particular  justification behind which they hide. They don't create the insanity. They are just used by the insane.


That a so-called holy man would have these kinds of thoughts and feelings are proof that the sickness can be  expressed through any outlet.


Including governments and false-flag ops, too.

Google "Michael Miering" for an eyeful.

With goodwill to all the People-

Hatman

"History records that the moneychangers have used every form of abuse, deceit, intrigue, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance."
-- James Madison(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2011 - 1:03PM #4
LeahOne
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It's simply proof that no religion provides a 100% effective vaccination against human failings, like hatred......

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2011 - 3:35PM #5
Ebon
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Jan 15, 2011 -- 1:03PM, LeahOne wrote:

It's simply proof that no religion provides a 100% effective vaccination against human failings, like hatred......



Evil is, sadly, not a faith failing. It's a human one.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2011 - 9:11PM #6
MMarcoe
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I wish these effin' journalists would stop calling a hatemonger a holy man. Robes, a beard, and ability to recite scripture do not a holy man make.


Damn journalists.

There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth.

God is just a personification of reality, of pure objectivity.
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2011 - 12:52PM #7
BDboy
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Jan 15, 2011 -- 3:35PM, Ebon wrote:


Jan 15, 2011 -- 1:03PM, LeahOne wrote:

It's simply proof that no religion provides a 100% effective vaccination against human failings, like hatred......



Evil is, sadly, not a faith failing. It's a human one.




>>>>>>>Spot on!!

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2011 - 3:39PM #8
acenelson8
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This shows that followers of all religions can fall prey to self-righteous violence.  If you believe you know the mind of God and that God is on your side and agrees with you, it's easy to play God and judge others.  We see this smug piety all the time from radical fundamentalists of all religions.  Its most dangerous form is acts of violence like this.  If we could somehow rid religion of dogma, and replace it with humility, the world would be a much safer, much better place. 


This also shows how unfair people across the globe can be to Muslims after 9/11.


 

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 22, 2011 - 12:26AM #9
Quest
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If we look throughout history, more people have lost their lives in the name of a Christian God than any other single cause.


Ignorance breeds hate. Fear and hate are learned emotional traits. You are no more born with the fear of snakes than you are the hate of a race. Someone told you snakes are bad. Someone told you that those people are evil.


Since moving to China more than two years ago, I've learned one very important truth. Our people are much closer than our governments. When I was a boy, we were taught that China was our enemy. Today, I teach English to them. I love their company and sharing their thoughts.


Unless I heard it wrong, the PLO controlled news stated that Jews use human blood in a ritual. Wonder why Palestinians want to run across the Gaza Strip kill them?


We all need to look past our differences and see a human. Not a Muslim, Christian, Jew or any other religion. Our world is growing smaller every day. I pray that as it does our people will learn of each other and not listen to who their governments tell them they should hate.


 

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 22, 2011 - 1:45PM #10
BDboy
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Jan 22, 2011 -- 12:26AM, Quest wrote:


If we look throughout history, more people have lost their lives in the name of a Christian God than any other single cause.


Ignorance breeds hate. Fear and hate are learned emotional traits. You are no more born with the fear of snakes than you are the hate of a race. Someone told you snakes are bad. Someone told you that those people are evil.


Since moving to China more than two years ago, I've learned one very important truth. Our people are much closer than our governments. When I was a boy, we were taught that China was our enemy. Today, I teach English to them. I love their company and sharing their thoughts.


Unless I heard it wrong, the PLO controlled news stated that Jews use human blood in a ritual. Wonder why Palestinians want to run across the Gaza Strip kill them?


We all need to look past our differences and see a human. Not a Muslim, Christian, Jew or any other religion. Our world is growing smaller every day. I pray that as it does our people will learn of each other and not listen to who their governments tell them they should hate.


 



>>>>> Could not said it better....

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