The question on Quora was:
Why has the hatred between Hindus and Muslims increased in the past four to five years?
My reply, which was removed after 2 months:
The questioner makes a claim which cannot be substantiated. If ‘communal crimes’ had increased, one might conclude that hatred also has increased. But actually, the ‘’communal crimes’ have decreased over the last 5 years in India.
However, the questioner cannot be faulted, because Indian and international mainstream media clearly give the impression as if lynching of Muslims has greatly increased, in spite of not being true. There may be even more lynching and rapes of Hindus by Muslims. Yet media and so-called celebrities try their best to portray Hindus as the villains.
Rather surprisingly (as it is a new phenomenon), this has been strongly contested by other media channels and another set of celebrities recently, as it was too obvious that this portrayal was very unfair as only crimes by Hindus with Muslims as victims were highlighted and the numerous crimes committed by Muslims were fully ignored.
But it is indeed possible that if not hatred, but tension has increased in recent times – not only between Hindus and Muslim, but also between Buddhists and Muslims for example in Sri Lanka or Myanmar or between Christians and Muslims for example in Europe and Middle East or even between Chinese communists and Muslims in Xinjiang. The reason is that more non-Muslims have become aware of the ultimate goal of Islam, which is to make the whole world Muslim. Christians have a similar goal, but at present, Muslims are more visible because of numerous terror attacks, other crimes like gang rapes and the terrible brutality of ISIS. Incredibly, this happened according to a plan, which a Jordanian journalist detailed already almost 20 years ago regarding the future of terrorism.
The journalist Fouad Hussein had spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi, and had also contact with many of the Al Quaida network’s leaders. Based on correspondence with these sources, he has brought out a book about Al Quaida’s master plan and an abstract was published in 2005 in Spiegel online. (One can google it under future of terrorism, Spiegel online, 2005).
It is simply amazing how accurately the plan of 7 phases was followed. The quotes in inverted commas are from the Spiegel article:
For example “between 2010 and 2013, Hussein writes that al-Qaida will aim to bring about the collapse of the hated Arabic governments.” (4th phase).
Between 2013 and 2016 “will be the point at which an Islamic state, or caliphate, can be declared”. (5th phase).
In the 6th phase “Hussein believes that from 2016 onwards there will be a period of “total confrontation.” As soon as the caliphate has been declared the “Islamic army” will instigate the “fight between the believers and the non-believers” which has so often been predicted by Osama bin Laden.”
This was written in 2005 in the article by Spiegel, a major German magazine.
Now has hatred between Hindus and Muslims increased?
I just heard Prime Minister Modi talk on the occasion of the victory in the Kargil war against Pakistan 20 years ago. He mentioned that peace and humanity are ingrained in the mind-set of Indians. This is true. There is probably no other people who is so tolerant as Indians or more specifically Hindus. It is visible not only in India, but all over the world, where Hindus in all likelihood are the most ideal immigrant class who are least prone to crimes and contribute maximum to the welfare of their adopted countries.
In contrast, the mind-set of Muslims has to include ridding the world of kafirs. If a Muslim wants to be a good Muslim, he cannot take friends from among non-believers. This severely hinders him to be a good human being. In fact, he is encouraged to feel hatred, as he should see kafirs as “the worst of all creatures” (Q 98.6).
So yes, since some Muslims obviously got instigated all over the world to unleash “total confrontation”, the hatred from their side and the wariness of the other side probably increased.
If Muslims don’t realise that the Supreme Being is the creator of all humans and that all are basically one according to ancient Indian philosophy, which is supported by modern science, a harmonious living together is not possible.
by Maria Wirth
PS: I had appealed the decision to remove my reply, had asked Quora under which policy they have collapsed it in September and also tweeted the issue to Quora. Yesterday, on 10.October, I found a message from Quora that they have restored my reply. That was a nice surprise, because most of my earlier replies that had been removed, were never restored.