Comments on: Are Indian Muslims leading the way in condemning terror? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Riaz Haq http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-432 Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:28:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-432 Deoband is often wrongly accused inspiring the Taleban in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The early madrassas established in the NWFP were, in fact, modeled after Deoband as their founders themselves received education in Deoband prior to 1947. However, all of this changed with the US/Pakistani (CIA/ISI) efforts to recruit, train and equip the students of these madrassas to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The divergence between the Indian and Pakistani Deobandis became very clear when the religious leaders from NWFP and Deoband met for a summit in mid-2001 (just prior to 911) and disagreed strongly on the strategies/tactics used by the Taleban in Afghanistan. In fact, Maulana Marghoob, the leader of Deoband, condemned the destruction of Buddha carvings in Bamian by the Taleban. The Indian Deoband leaders clearly understood that they could not condone the destruction of Buddha statues in Afghanistan while at the same time protest against the destruction of Babri mosque in India.

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By: Skpetic http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-191 Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:22:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-191 I agree that as being a minority in a country with 1 billion population, Muslims have no option but to cooperate and look nice or risk violence as in Ayodhya or Gujarat.

India would never have been a secular, democratic country if Muslims were in majority. No offense to anyone, I am just being blunt!

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By: Farhan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-146 Mon, 26 May 2008 15:25:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-146 Interesting article and some expected comments. Being a Muslim, almost every article that i’ve come across which has even a remote connection to Islam is plagued by a bunch of ‘Usual Sceptics’. It’s quite easy to do mud-slinging and taint a religion when its not your own, I have read a comment saying that “it is even hard to criticise islam with muslims as they tend to get emotional.”?? Well wouldnt you? if everyone’s favourite topic of the day was being critically negative of your religion???(& mostly its unwarranted). Also its quite amusing to see how people love to paint the Middle-East in unfavourable colours, while millions of expats of different faiths flock to the UAE, Kuwait etc,, for better Job prospects and a Tax-Free wad of Money?. Being a sceptic is one thing but most comments seem to reek of hypocracy . So stop stereotyping and if you cant do anything to help the situation, then at least stop making it worse. Ta!

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By: vivek http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-137 Fri, 23 May 2008 11:30:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-137 terrorism cannot be prevented by condemning alone. many muslims say there are moderates. but those moderates never raise head in public. the world has , especially india, has fatigue of muslims saying they denounce terrorism but nothing inspiring has come through so far, atleast in my opinion. it is even hard to criticise islam with muslims as they tend to get emotional.

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By: Rajeev Bhatt http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-136 Fri, 23 May 2008 06:48:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-136 This was long time in coming, and as the dust settles down, all over the world and people start to look deeply into the follies of the “war on terror”, i see great prospects of similar steps being taken elsewhere as well. Indian Muslims can lead the way as they are in a unique position, having had a voice in deciding their fate, given India’s democratic institutions The Muslim ummah can take heart from this and common Muslims can come forward and make it happen.

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By: HN http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-134 Fri, 23 May 2008 05:57:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-134 “Here in New Delhi, I always enjoy taking foreign visitors to India to the Sufi shrine in Nizamuddin.”

The sufi shrines of Northern India have had more exposure than others. Here’s an example of mingling of Arabs and Jains on the southern coastline…
http://www.chowk.com/articles/9551

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By: venkat http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-133 Fri, 23 May 2008 05:47:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-133 This is just an eyewash. If Muslims are really peace-loving and respect other religions, they will practice in their countries. From Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan… they have the worst human rights records with respect to minorities. This is not about to change anytime in the future. Since the source of the hate idealogy lies in the Quran.

In countries such as India, USA, or in Europe, muslims are in minority which is why they put up all this act against terrorism. Once they become majority, their true colors shows.

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By: alice http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-128 Thu, 22 May 2008 20:30:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-128 this is quait intresting, i like the article very much, i was thinking of this, and wondering if somebody write’s about this.
so thanks, keep going….i will keep reading

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By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-127 Thu, 22 May 2008 19:35:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-127 Good to read a article which is not biased against Muslim/ Islam, we are habituated to only read negatives about them, for a change I liked thia article. It opened my eyes.

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By: Adri http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/comment-page-1/#comment-125 Thu, 22 May 2008 15:17:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/22/are-indian-muslims-leading-the-way-in-condemning-terror/#comment-125 I fully support this movement.

Learning from a multicultural country like India, in handling this ‘radical faith’ matter, while India were in the middle of a major Socio-Economic, and Technological Shift.
It will means a lot for many developing world to see how Islam deals with such problems, therefore giving a role model for other countries which inhabited mostly by moslems.

Am looking forward for progress in India especially in defining Islam modernization, and ways to reach the modern world, from a more moderate perspective of Islam.

Keep up the good work!

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