I found this thoroughly thought-provoking article on this blog and posted a response to it. Wonder what you think on this topic. Please do feel free to share.
I really liked your essay and the message of the common Muslim man being the only one who can help us in this war against terrorism. Its probably true in today’s scenario.
To play devil’s advocate, isn’t this the same tolerant and passive attitude of us Indians, over the last several centuries, that has ultimately led to this anti-Hindu and anti-India sentiment itself?
Today, everyone takes shelter under some racial/casteist umbrella and then makes demands on the country.
Look at the Gujjars for example. Are they a potential Al-Quida-like faction in the budding ? Will they too, turn around and stab their own motherland in the back because their demands are not met some day?
I think we should put an end to tolerance. Those who want to live in India should accept the country the way it is. Those who don’t are free to move to a land where their religion is a majority.
And the odds are, everybody stays put in India, because all said and done, their women enjoy freedom, and their children are much safer here, (and are beneficiaries of such privileges as education quotas), as they probably cannot dream of in other countries.
A thoroughly perplexed Indian