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Friday, 26 December 2014
Reconversion Campaign In India
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The reconversion movement here.

There is a moral difference between the way Hindus became Muslims (to avoid being killed, to avoid the Jizyah that sustained Muslim rulers and the Islamic states, to avoid all of the disabilitis imposed on non-Muslims under Muslim rule) and the way they became Christians (English missionaries spread the Gospel, and while some who convertted to Christianity may have been attracted because it was the faith of the powerful English, this had nothing to do with avoiding mass-murder, persecution, the Jizyah, and all the rest that was the fate of Hindus under that Muslm rule). It's too bad the reconversion is not aimed exclusively at those whose ancestors were forced, through violence or persecution, to convert to Islam. And that would prevent Muslim apologists in the West from deliberately emphasizing the handful of Christians who are among those reconverted so that they might, in their reporting, minimize the matter of Islam and the demographic threat Muslims pose, not only in India, but in Western Europe. This attempt to reduce Muslim numbers is to be supported, not deplored. And it can start by making non-Arab Muslims come to realize all the ways that Islam is, has been, necessarily will be, a vehicle for Arab supremacism. That's a start, in reducing the threat.

 

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Posted on 12/26/2014 3:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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26 Dec 2014
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An official of the Hindu organization claims that both Christians and Muslims were converted by the sword. Is this official correct that Christians, as well as muslims, converted Hindus by force, or is Hugh right that Christians converted Hindus in the only manner consistent with Jesus' teaching, i.e., by spreading the Gospel? Even though there have been times when Christianity forcibly converted native peoples, I'm inclined to believe Hugh. This official has too many reasons to misrepresent or lie about the nature of Christian conversion to be credible. By the way, considering that Christianity imposes no earthly punishment for renouncing one's belief, I can well imagine that the overwhelming number of the claimed 700K converts were Christians and not Muslims.