book is intended for non-Moslems in general and Hindus, Buddhists, Jains,
Parsees and Sikhs in particular. It is common knowledge that as a rule
non-Moslems are quite ignorant of the contents of the Koran and the Hadis,
the holy books of Islam. These books are the fountain springs of Islamic
thought. The injunctions contained in these holy books direct the code
of conduct of the Moslems, their social system and their notions of right
and wrong, in short the main ingredients that go into the making of the
It is a compilation
of information taken from already existing works by renowned scholars.
The bibliography at the end indicates the sources. It is hoped that the
book will generate enough interest among its readers so that they would
get to the source material themselves and do some thinking of their own.
In the not
so hoary past, the Moslems wielded their swords to weed out Christianity,
Judaism and polytheism, to dethrone the gods of their neighbors and to
install in their place their own godling, Allah. The recourse to imperialism
under the garb of iconoclasm, slavery and slaughter, loot and raid, arson
and murder that followed to establish an empire in the process, was another
matter. These were incidental terrestrial rewards for disinterested celestial
Thanks to the
new found oil-riches, the old mission is being revived. A kind of Islamic
Cominform is taking shape in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 'nouveau riche'
Arab is assuming responsibility for Moslems everywhere, looking after their
spiritual needs as well as their more temporal interests. Their wealth
is active whether it is in Pakistan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia
Arabs are still
weak in arms and dependent on the West but the full fury of their interference
is to be seen in the countries of Asia and Africa which are economically
poor and ideologically weak. Here Islam works from the bottom as well as
from the top.
and members of the news media are bought. The conversion into Islam of
the President of Gabon and the Emperor of the Central African Empire is
a case in point. The Arabs have adopted the Moslem minorities of 'darul-Harb'
(infidel countries that have not yet been subdued by Islam). The non-Moslem
minorities of these countries are being tempted to accept Islam and thus
gradually change these countries into 'darul-Islam' (countries where Islam
reigns supreme in all walks of life).
OF MOSLEM MINORITY
Even as it
is, Moslem minorities are difficult to assimilate in the national mainstream
of a country. The Arab financial and ideological support has made the task
still more difficult. In India for instance, the Moslems were not the first
foreigners to come and settle down in the country. In earlier times, the
Greeks, the Scythians, the Kushans and the Huns had also come to India
as invaders. By the time the Moslem invaders arrived, all these erstwhile
foreigners had been fully assimilated in the native population and their
cultures synthesized with the indigenous culture of India. There never
was a Greek or Scythian or Kushan or Hun minority problem in India.
On the other
hand, the Zoroastrians or Parsees came to seek refuge in India when the
Moslem invaders attacked Persia and started wide-spread loot, arson and
murder. The whole of Persia was forcibly Islamised and only those who could
escape such as the ancestors of present-day Parsees of India, survived.
The Parsees have remained a distinct minority group with their own characteristic
culture. The Jewish minority of India had kept its racial and cultural
identity intact for nearly two thousand years. There never was any problem
between these groups and the native population of India, the Hindus. It
is not necessary therefore for different racial groups to get assimilated
or for different cultures to get synthesised before they can live in peaceful
coexistence. It is only when a culture is intolerant, exclusive and aggressive
that peaceful coexistence becomes impossible.
It is not in
India alone that the indigenous population has found it well-nigh impossible
to coexist peacefully with the Moslems. Greece had the same problem till
it expelled its Moslem population. Yugoslavia and Cyprus in the West and
the Philippines in the East have an unsolved Moslem problem till today.
Spain has no Moslem problem because it did not allow any Moslems to remain
within its borders after it defeated the invaders in a struggle spread
over seven centuries. Russia and China have solved their Moslem problem
for the time being in quite another way - by massive terror and ruthless
suppression. One wonders how long the experiment would succeed.
On the other
hand, no country where Islam has attained unrivalled power, has allowed
any non-Islamic minority to survive. The Jews and the Christians were given
the status of 'zimmis' by the prophet himself. But what has happened to
them in the lands of their birth? The Jews have been finally cleaned up
from all Islamic countries. The Christian minorities that managed to survive
in Egypt and Lebanon are having a very hard time at the hands of the latest
wave of Islamic fundamentalists supported by the oil-wealth. There are
no Zoroastrians in Iran any more. The Baha'is are being butchered openly
there today. The Hindus of Bangladesh are being herded and hounded out.
The Sikhs, Hindus and Christians of Pakistan have already been reduced
to microscopic minorities, well on their way to complete extinction. It
is to be seen how long the Hindus and Buddhists of Bali in Indonesia and
of Malaysia can survive the renewed offensive unleashed by petro-dollars.
that it stands for universal brotherhood and democratic equality as contrasted
with sectarian divisions and class hierarchies rampant in other societies.
But in reality, Islam had never put forward this pretension before the
rise of democracy and socialism in modern times. The old theologians of
Islam were meticulous in placing multifarious people in their proper places.
The 'momins' (believers) constituted the master class ('millet') entrusted
with the holy mission of imposing the prophet's faith and the laws of Islam
on all mankind. The kafirs were the scum of the earth who were to be consigned
to eternal hellfire whenever they could not be decimated by the 'momins'.
The 'zimmis' were people who accepted the supremacy of the Islamic state
and agreed to live as second class citizens under severe disabilities.
The slaves were mere merchandise who could be bought and sold in the bazaar
or 'souk' and killed without compunction with or without reason. And the
women ('zan') were personal property comparable to gold and silver ('zar')
and land ('zamin') and to be kept veiled and hidden in the harem if they
happened to be legal wives, and circulated as gifts amongst the aristocracy
if they happened to be concubines. Within the 'millat' itself, the 'Qurayza'
had primacy over the plain Arabs at the start of Arab imperialism. The
civil list devised by Caliph Umar for monetary grants given to Arab families
out of the booty obtained in the raids on infidels reflects this class
hierarchy in Arab society. As the Arab empire expanded east and west, the
non-Arabs everywhere were treated as inferior people, in law as well as
in practice, even when the latter became 'momins' (believers) by renouncing
their ancestral faith. Later on, the Turks took over the Arab legacy of
being a master race. Pakistan tried the same game in erstwhile East Pakistan,
now Bangladesh, but was not successful. Islam has never known any brotherhood
or equality even within its 'millat'.
A typical Moslem
is patient, good-natured, but also volatile and excitable, naive and yet
shrewd, married, with several children and sometimes several wives, supported
by a deep trust in Allah as an unquestioning ally, possessed of a strong
sexuality, not so educated and of an unthinking mind, proud of Islam's
past glories achieved by the sword, devoted to relatives and yet prone
to conflict, torn between traditions of the past and the new demands of
today's world, proud of being a Moslem without a precise idea of what it
really means, surrendering to any mullah without criticism, yearning for
a life of leisure as depicted in Islamic folklore and hateful of the kafirs
for his own inadequacies, and contemptuous of others' religions and ways
d) THE KAFIR'S
The great sage
Swami Vivekananda, founder of the Rama Krishna Mission had said:
Mussulman rule, the king himself was the supreme priest; he was the chief
guide in religious matters; and when he became the emperor, he cherished
the hope of being the paramount leader in all matters over the whole Mussulman
world. To the Mussulman, the Jews or the Christians are not objects of
extreme detestation; they are, at the worst, men of little faith. But not
so the Hindu. According to him, the Hindu is idolatrous, the hateful Kafir;
hence in this life he deserves to be butchered; and in the next, eternal
hell is in store for him. The utmost the Mussulman kings could do as a
favor to the priestly class (meaning Hindu Brahmins)- was to allow them
somehow to pass their life silently and wait for the last moment. This
was again sometimes considered too much kindness! If the religious ardor
of any king was a little more uncommon, there would immediately follow
arrangements for a great Yajna  by way of Kafir-slaughter!'
e) THE KORAN
AND THE MEIN KAMPF
written his autobiography Mein Kampf many years before he became Germany's
Chancellor. His philosophy and plans were clearly spelled out in his book
in all seriousness. He did not hide the fact that his mortal enemy was
France, that he desired to annihilate the entire Jewish people, that he
wanted to expand the Reich or the German state by taking over Eastern Europe,
that he considered the communists the scum of the earth. His objectives
were not hidden from the public; anyone interested in finding out the true
nature and the implications of Hitler's objectives was free to do so from
his open book. But most did not even bother to read his book and thus remained
ignorant of many facts concerning them. The few who did, were not heeded
to. As a result, disaster after disaster followed; millions died before
the world woke up. At terrible cost to humanity, Hitler was eventually
exhortations to the believers to annihilate the kafirs, to confiscate their
land and property, to enslave their women and children are for anyone who
cares to read the book. The 'jihad' or the holy war is supposed to be waged
incessantly until all the kafirs are decimated and the whole earth taken
over by the followers of Islam. The methods have been amply illustrated
throughout history. The Crusades, the annihilation of the Armenians, the
Jews and the Bengali Hindus in East Pakistan are well-known. There is no
reason to believe that the objectives of Islam have undergone any modification
in recent years. Islam denies any means to its followers to purify itself.
It is considered to be in a state of purification achieved by the prophet
and all the measures of purification are already enunciated in the Koran
and the Hadis, Islam's holy books. Thus Islam forbids any reformation of
the prophet's religion. Reformers  are forbidden in Islam. The injunctions
of the Koran are final and will remain valid for ever and the believers
must surrender themselves to its dictates as explained by the mullah in
power, Khomeini or anyone else. Power is the key word.
IT IS UP
TO THE KAFIR TO MAKE HIMSELF AWARE OF THE MESSAGE OF THE KORAN. THE KORAN
HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT HIM. This book highlights episodes from history
both old and new, as examples of Islam in action. The excerpts from the
Koran indicate the precepts of Islam. One is thus provided with the opportunity
to reconcile the practice of Islam with the precepts. The precepts of Islam
flow from the Koran, the recitation of the words of Allah and the practice
is exemplified by Islam in action throughout history.
book is in no way exhaustive. No doubt many readers will be able to cite
more incidents than treated in this book, to prove the same point. The
purpose is not to express contempt for the prophet's religion but to draw
the attention of the non-Moslems, the kafirs and the 'zimmis' of the world,
to a phenomenon very much in existence today but to which not much light
has been shed. The contents of the book should therefore be judged primarily
by the non-Moslems on the basis of their own perception of the phenomenon.
It must be realised that Islam is imperialistic and politically motivated
with religious overtones.
in any form is to be avoided for greater comprehension, there should not
be any reluctance on the part of the non-Moslems to learn more about the
prophet's life, deeds and precepts. The prophet's personal life is an important
aspect of Islam. Of all ignorance, the self-inflicted type is the worst.
The holy books of Islam and those on Islamic history are easily available
in many languages and there is absolutely no reason for misunderstanding
to persist in the minds of kafirs.
is essentially hostile to other religions. The situation created by the
new wave of Islamic fundamentalism not only in Islamic countries but in
non-Islamic lands as well, is a phenomenon that demands close vigilance.
This can only be achieved by learning the true nature of Islam. And learning
the true nature of Islam can be very well done by the study of the Koran
and accounts from world history. If the non-Islamic peoples must protect
themselves from the onslaught of Islam, then they must pay more attention
to what Islam really has in mind as far as the non-Moslems are concerned.
is NOT how evil the Moslems are. They may have bad smell and beat their
grandmothers and wives regularly. The question is: Can we keep them from
beating OUR grandmothers and wives?
has been inspired in great measure by the works of renowned scholars such
as Ram Swarup, Sita Ram Goel and P.N. Oak of India. Many historical incidents
have been taken from the famous works of Late Sir Jadu Nath Sarkar as mentioned
in the Bibliography. Thanks are due to the publishers of Colin Maine's
article 'The Dead Hand of Islam' of New South Wales, Australia. The author
is indebted to John G. Runion, Sr. and Victor G. Templeton for their help
in the preparation of some of the text.
1. Yajna: Sanskrit
word meaning 'great religious sacrifice'.
2. Very few
Moslem intellectuals have dared to undertake any kind of reform of the
prophet's creed to suit the changed circumstances. If they do, Islamic
societies are sure to take revenge as happened in the trial of Sadiq Jalal
al-Azm in recent years.