The roots of terrorism

“…Fanatic Hinduism exists and is spasmodically violent. But this violence is not spread outside India. You do not see Hindu suicide bombers blowing up shrines or people in Pakistan. Why? Because even though fundamental Hinduism is universal in claim, much like Buddhism, the culture of the sub-continent promotes politeness and respect. Indeed, a transcription on a gateway at Sarnath, the place where the Buddha first preached 2,300 years ago, says simply “May all beings share our merits equally with us”. In other words, maintain your own traditions in the quest for the good, whether Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Sikh or whatever.

This is in direct contradiction to the values and practice of much of modern Islamic society.”

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