Monday, May 29, 2006

Hindu temple cleansing in Malaysia

Apparently Malaysia, is one of those so called progressive secular muslim states (whatever that means). Well, once they are a majority thats what they do,progressive or not.

Hindu group protests 'temple cleansing' in Malaysia

Posted online: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 1404 hours IST

KUALA LUMPUR, MAY 23: A Hindu rights group charged that there appeared to be an ‘unofficial policy of Hindu temple cleansing’ in Malaysia after eight worship places were torn down or given demolition notices in three months.
The Hindu Rights Action Force, a coalition of 50 Hindu-based NGOs, urged Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to halt what it called local councils’ ‘indiscriminate and unlawful’ demolition of Hindu temples.

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At 6:47 PM, Blogger John said...

I thought this might be of interest to you... Recently, a British, Indian-born sheikh call Riyadh ul-Haq was invited to McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada by local Muslim students. This guy is a documented extremists. Here's just an excerpt of what he's said in the past about Hindus and Jews:

The Enemies of Islam

In “Jewish Fundamentalism and the Muslims”, quoting from verses in the Koran, Ul-Haq insists that Jews and Hindus are enemies of Islam.

The enemies of Islam

The verse which I recited in the beginning is from surah al-Ma’idah [recites koranic verse in Arabic, then translates] most assuredly, of the whole of mankind you shall find that the most intense in their hatred towards the believers, the most intense in their hatred and enmity towards the believers al yahoud wa-al-ladhina ashraku, the Jews and the muskrikin, the idolaters. Allah subhana wa ta’alaa said it. Of the peoples of the world, the ones that hate Muslims the most, the ones who are bitterest in their enmity towards Muslims, the most unrelenting, unforgiving, are the Jews and the mushrikin, idolaters in all their forms. And less someone says that is provocative, or that is anti-Semitic, Allah the creator of the Semites says that.

Allah places the Yahoud [Jews] and mushrikin together. And the chief mushrikin of this day and age, the chief idolaters, are none other than the Hindus [...] many of you will recall a number of years ago Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Northern India, was destroyed by these Hindu fanatics [...] because they claimed this masjid was built on the foundations, sorry, on the ruins of a temple. So they pulled down the masjid and they vowed to rebuild the temple. People say oh these were just a few madmen of India. Untrue. Most Hindus from this country, from England, sent golden bricks to be used as part of the reconstruction of that temple. These were not just a few madmen.

At 12:28 AM, Blogger Passing Observer said...

i'm not surprised by this, in Canadian Universities(including Mcgill) these days , you'll find a whole bunch of these guys who cannot adapt to the society or lifestyle around them and turn extremist. See, I do not have a problem with people turning religious, seeking spiritual solace so as to be able to deal with all of life's problems. The problem with these guys is, instead of focusing on themselves, they hit out in anger and frustration at the world outside, seeking to change it, when they should really be focusing on their inner self. It should not matter to a person, what the guy next to him believes in as long as the guy is minding his own business , hating him for being differnt , trying to make him follow your path, is just a way of trying to assure yourself, that you are ok. Its also a cleverly disguised game of domination, the whole idea of conversion, its nothing but a selfish power trip.

At 3:28 AM, Blogger Passing Observer said...

I thought i'd make a separate posting but decided to stay with this thread, this was in the news this morning:

Hindu temple in Lahore demolished

June 13, 2006 15:04 IST

The only Hindu temple in the Pakistani city of Lahore has been demolished to pave the way for construction of a multi-storied commerical building.

The temple was recently demolished after officials of the Evacuee Property Trust Board, the government body maintaining properties of minorities, specially Hindus and Sikhs, reportedly concealed facts from the board chairman about the nature of the building, daily Dawn reported on Tuesday.

A private developer was allowed to demolish 'Krishna Mandir' at Wachhoowali, Rang Mahal and raise a commercial building in its place in violation of the EPTB's own scheme for management and disposal of urban evacuee trust properties, it said.

Quoting documents, the paper said board officials did not mention that the property being given to an influential jeweller of the area, was a Hindu temple.

Had the officials indicated in the correspondence with the chairman that the property was a Hindu temple, he might have rejected the request for its transfer to the jeweller-developer for the construction of a four-storey commercial building, an EPTB official was quoted as saying.

The demolition was objected to by several opposition members of the National Assembly like Pakistan Peoples Party, and Pakistan Muslim League-N, who reportedly moved a motion against the demolition, saying such an act could have a bearing on Pakistan's relations with neighbouring countries.

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Apparently, these are being done for commericial reasons, there seems to be no talk of rebuilding them elsewhere. And even the protests against the demolition are being done so as to potray a certain image to the outside world, they want to be seen as something that they fundamentally aren't, the protest isn't out of genuine respect.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger sand said...

Every muslim fundamentalists or extremists still talks about babri masjid issue....but there plenty of Indian temples across the length and breadth of India which were demolished during the many of reign of many muslim rulers/kings. Why dont these people talk hindu temples being demolished.

Atleast we never kill any human beings on the name of religion.


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