Couple of Statesman editors (Newspaper from Calcutta) Ravindra Kumar and Anand Sinha was arrested on charges of offending Islam. Muslims in Calcutta went up in arms demanding that they be punished. They republished an article for UK’s Independent daily entitled “Why should I respect these oppressive religions?” In the article the author Johann Hari writes
"I don't respect the idea that we should follow a 'Prophet' who at the age of 53 had sex with a nine-year old girl, and ordered the murder of whole villages of Jews because they wouldn't follow him."
This is where the hypocrisy in India (and that of the world) is at its best. For example, people like Periyar have walked the street with slipper garland on Lord Ram’s picture which was looked as a mark of a new beginning. Now a journalist publishes something (which by the way is not fictional) about Prophet and the entire world goes against them as if they were trying to defame Islam.
Everyone has their right, that’s why I say if Periyar feels that he has to disrespect Lord Ram to prove his ideology, fine. The same should be applied to everyone in the land. Why should I accept everything thrown at me in the name of Islam and keep my mouth shut but at the same time every moron in this world can criticize Hinduism as if it were his birth right.
Islam spreads through terror, and Christianity spreads through money. If people talk against Christian missionaries and what they have done to the natives, he or she becomes a racist, and barbaric. Just read what these missionaries have done to indigenous people in South America, Papua New Guinea and in remote parts of India. The other day I saw a name board in Tamil held area of Sri Lanka “American Christian Missionaries” What in the world an American religious missionaries doing in war ravaged country. In Mongolia the fastest growing religion now in Christianity, I guess people just woke up one day and decide to convert.
Looks like I just took my ranting in a different direction, going back to my main point. If you say we should have freedom of expression then that should be applied to everyone. If you say no then, let’s file a law suit against Karunanidhi and his followers.