Thursday, September 22, 2011

Urdu Section
22 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
Let the Quran Speak for Itself

By Saif Shahin

IS ISLAM inherently violent? Are Muslims in India and the world over condemned by their faith to remain steeped in illiteracy, intolerance and radicalism? Or can they meet the modern world, the world of democracy, women’s rights and multiculturalism, on its own terms? That is because it is such bellicosity and bigotry that give rise to Islamophobia, which in turn leads to discrimination and attacks on Muslims in India and worldwide, creates a sense of victimisation in the community and builds the grounds on which “Muslim leaders” and “Muslim sympathetic parties” can ply their trade. --Saif Shahin (Translated from English by Samiur Rahman,

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