22 September, 2023


Due To Muslim Opposition No Surya Namaskar On International Yoga Day Celebrations

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Due to protests by Muslim groups, there won’t be a ‘Surya Namaskar’ routine on International Yoga Day celebrations in India. In as much as this is hugely disappointing, and it’s a fact that there are some Muslims who are Yoga exponents and instructors and love their faith as well as Yoga, Yogi Adityanath in my opinion, is wrong to make the comments he made against those who oppose Yoga or the Surya Namaskar routine. And I’ll tell you why including sharing my perspective on Yoga.

It is indeed sad that Surya Namaskar the best. complete, fundamental and wholesome yoga routine ever, has been dropped from the grand Yoga event in India where 35,000 people including politicians, armed services, film stars, the youth and school children are expected to take part, on International Yoga day on the 21st of June 2015, celebrated for the first time, world over.

By this event India also hopes to make it to the Guinness Book of Records!

Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and Baba RamDev, the famous Yoga Guru will be leading the Yoga drill scheduled to take place, in the early morning hours of Sunday morning “on Rajpath, the main ceremonial avenue in Delhi that stretches from Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, to the majestic India Gate.”

In New York too more than 30,000 people are expected to assemble in Time Square for the event where UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are scheduled to speak.[1]

It was on Narendra Modi’s plea, made at his maiden speech as Prime Minister of India in the United Nations (UN), that the UN declared the 21st of June as International Yoga Day. [2]

In fact Narendra Modi attributes his ability to keep working all day and sleeping less, managing only a few hours of sleep but sound quality sleep at night to Yoga and Pranayam: “If I feel tired I have a habit of doing deep breathing for 5-10 minutes, after doing deep breathing for 5-10 minutes I become fresh and start my work again,” he told a viewer at a ‘Google+Hangout programme who asked him how he keeps working long hours and how many hours of sleep he gets. [3]

Muslim performing YogaBut it seems in India politics and religion have got in the way of Yoga – both an ancient art and a science which in health terms, is undeniably preventative, curative and therapeutic to say the least. It has now been announced that the Centre has decided to drop Surya Namaskar from the programme on International Yoga Day as a result of protests from the Muslim community:

After protesting against Modi government’s plans of including surya namaskar as part of Yoga drill in schools on 21 June, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) finally got its way,” the First Post stated in its article: International Yoga Day: Centre Axes Asana to Sooth Irate Muslim groups.[4]

This aside, with all due respect to the prevailing Muslim view, it is refreshing to note, there are at least two staunch “practicing” Muslims as well as Yoga exponents and instructors in the planet whom I have heard of, who in complete contrast to what some Muslims feel, even find similarity in the Muslim prayer and the Surya Namaskar routine. If you read Yogi Fari’s blog, “Yoga in all things” [5] you will find how strong she is in her view that, “Islam and Yoga can co-exist”:

I quote:

“I am a practicing Muslim, I believe in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and I believe in the Koran. I also believe in Yoga. I believe.. that Islam and Yoga can co-exist. Somewhere along the road, it has been insinuated that I might not be a good Muslim because I do Yoga. This post is to address that voice and to quiet it..Yoga did come through Hinduism, there is no denying that, but we are grown up enough to understand that you can take your practice where you want it to go. Who says when you meditate, you can’t call out to Allah, Jesus or even the Candy Man? In the end you know what is in your heart and no God will deny your truth….I have a feeling my parents don’t like to tell people that I teach Yoga, because they are embarrassed and may be ashamed that their daughter went all the way to the United States to get a degree in finance and instead is teaching Yoga..A lot of people don’t realize this but if you look at the Muslim prayer, the actual routine, it is very similar to yogic poses… It has mountain pose, hero’s pose, forward bend, child pose and a hand mudra. To someone like me, there are many similarities between these two deeply spiritual practices and I find a natural flow and balance in living like a Muslim Yogi. I am not saying Islam came from Yoga, or vice versa, I am simply saying that Yogis and Muslims are more alike than people realize. In a place like India where Hindus and Muslims live side by side, Yoga is a way of life. I once read a story about an Indian Muslim who woke up at 5 am and then did his Yoga routine. When asked if he felt Yoga was in contradiction to his faith, his response was that from a purely physical point of view, Yoga helped him perform his prayers better. You can read this great article here: Can’t Yoga and Islam get along” [6]

End quote.

In this article referred to by Yogi Fari, “Can’t Yoga and Islam get along” Insiya Rasiwala-Finn who like Yogi Fari is a Muslim Yoga exponent and instructor from Vancouver, Canada, talks of a fatwa issued by Muslim clerics in Malaysia back in 2008 and says its “ludicrous” that Yoga an “un-dogmatic practice” can be seen as a threat to an organised religion such as Islam :

I quote:

“In November 2008, Muslim clerics in Malaysia issued a religious edict banning the practice of yoga by Muslims. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic nation of 27 million people, two thirds of them Muslim. The Muslim clerics deemed yoga to be haramharam (forbidden) because of yoga’s Hindu and Indian roots and suggested badminton as a possible fitness alternative. Abdul Shukor Husin, chairman of Malaysia’s highest Islamic body, the National Fatwa Council, stated that, “many Muslims fail to understand that yoga’s ultimate aim is to be one with a god of a different religion,” namely Hinduism. While Malaysia’s prime minister soon overruled the religious edict and responded that he did not object to Malaysian Muslims practicing yoga as long as they stayed away from chanting or any religious aspects of the practice; and while technically a fatwa is not legally binding, I found myself fascinated by this story. The idea that yoga, something I consider a spiritual, yet un-dogmatic practice, can be seen as a threat to an organized religion, particularly a religious tradition that I come from, struck me as ludicrous.”

End Quote.

The stories of these two Muslims who follow their Islamic faith as well as practice Yoga with equal reverence are indeed refreshing as much as they are rare; their liberal thinking should be applauded.

That’s why when I like to think Hinduism is the most tolerant of other religions, there are those who bring discredit to it and behave intolerably. In as much as I am hugely disappointed that Surya Namaskar, has been dropped on Yoga Day in India in schools and in the main event in the capital, Delhi, I have to say I am equally disappointed at Yogi Adityanath’s response to those who oppose the routine. I strongly feel, despite protest from the Muslims and whatever the hostility and provocation coming from the opposing side, the revered Yogi Adityanath should not have reacted negatively and made the comments he is apparently supposed to have made. [7] It has been widely reported that the BJP Parliamentarian and Yogi went as far as saying that those, “who oppose Yoga and Surya Namaskar must leave India (Hindustan).” [8]

I dare say Yogi Adityanath’s comments against those who were opposed to the practice of Yoga and Surya Namaskar is wrong. I am glad Sushma Swaraj the Minister for External Affairs has called his comments unfortunate. Yogi Adityanath is supposed to have, among other, cussed those who “oppose” Surya Namaskar, saying they, “should drown” that they will be condemned to “darkness” that, “the sun has “never discriminated” against anyone and that the, “intelligence of those opposed to Surya Namaskar is laughable”.

Before I tell you why he’s wrong in my opinion, as much as I know as a practicing Yogi myself, let me tell you the Surya Namaskar,[9] also known as the Sun Salute is a way of paying obeisance to the rising Sun and invoking the Sun God, you could say, in Yoga parlance; the Sun among other from which we obtain Prana – the life force – the vital life energy, without which we are a mere corpse.

The whole purpose is to get the maximum benefit of the Sun’s rays (energy) as it rises, whilst performing a combination of stretches, a complete and wholesome routine in itself, designed to keep you in sound physical and mental health…by getting all your systems working. “It activates the endocrine system and the chakras, the vortexes through which the prana – the vital life energy is channelled, helping to build strength and flexibility.” it is said. It has twelve asanas that’s performed on both the right and left sides in a flowing manner, amounting to 24; all of the movements done in harmony with the breath. And each asana has a corresponding mantra (name for the sun) which is repeated whilst the routine is performed and additionally a final mantra at the culmination of the routine; each mantra be it known is a name for the Sun God actually describing its attributes.

This said, the revered Yogi I dare say is wrong for the following reasons:

  1. He’s wrong because his comment has brought disrepute to Yoga Sadhana, it’s sanctity and the amazing Surya Namaskar
  2. He’s wrong to expect everyone to have the desire to practice Yoga Sadhana and perform the Surya Namaskar
  3. He’s wrong to cuss that people should drown; to condemn people to darkness and say, “their intelligence is laughable,” because they oppose Surya Namaskar is counter-productive and can make people detest it more
  4. He’s wrong because the Hindu pantheon to which Yoga is a part does not force or pro-actively convert people to its philosophy, rituals or way of life
  5. He’s wrong to condemn people to darkness and then say, “the Sun does not discriminate.” The irony is that yes, the Sun doesn’t discriminate at all, it freely shines on everyone, never grudging its light or nourishment to anyone!
  6. He’s wrong as the Sun is very giving; the names given to the Sun (that are repeated like a mantra whilst performing each asana) are actually its attributes as you will see here below and embody benevolence more than anything!

1. Aum Mithraya Namaha…who is friendly to all
2. Aum Ravaye Namaha…the shining light, the radiant one
3. Aum Suryaya Namaha…the dispeller of darkness
4. Aum Bhanave Namaha …who illumines
5. Aum Khagaya Namaha…who is all pervading
6. Aum Pushne Namaha…the giver of nourishment
7. Aum Hiranyagarbhaya Namaha.. who is golden in colour
8. Aum Marichaya Namaha…the giver of light with infinite rays
9. Aum Adityaya Namaha…the son of Aditi – the cosmic divine mother
10.Aum Savitre Namaha…the one who is responsible for life
11.Aum Arkaya Namaha…worthy of praise and glory
12.Aum Bhaskaraya Namaha… giver of wisdom and cosmic illumination

Aum Sri Savitra Surya Narayanaya Namaha

(Note that the routine may be performed simply without the chants, as is the case when it comes to the vast numbers who do Surya Namaskar – most practice without the chants.)

In the latest set of pictures published by BBC Asia, it’s heartening to see Muslims visibly involved in preparing for International Yoga Day in India. [10]

While there is much good that can be said about us human beings, it is deplorable we are at times steeped in such intolerance, prejudice, small mindedness and bigotry. When will we realize that there is but One God and One Humanity – a truth so well articulated by a Great Siva Yogi himself, Thirumular.”Onre Kulam Oruvane Thevan”! Why can’t we celebrate each other’s uniqueness as a people but also give each other the space to thrive and build on that uniqueness.

[1] http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/30-000-expected-at-new-yorks-international-yoga-day-celebration-772392

[2] http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/for-international-yoga-day-bollywood-a-listers-as-ambassadors-and-pm-modi-the-show-stopper-768462

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkzwi3kpd2c

[4] http://www.firstpost.com/india/no-surya-namaskar-on-international-yoga-day-centre-axes-asana-to-soothe-irate-muslim-groups-2286068.html

[5] http://yogifari.blogspot.in/2012/02/muslim-yogis-affirmation.html

[6] http://thetyee.ca/Life/2009/03/13/Yoga/

[7] http://www.oneindia.com/india/sushma-swaraj-calls-yogi-adityanath-s-comments-on-surya-namaskar-as-unfortunate-1773324.html 

[8] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/those-opposing-yoga-and-surya-namaskar-should-drown-in-ocean-yogi-adityanath/article1-1356558.aspx

[9] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sauUqM8Y5LA

[10] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33130444

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  • 3

    @ RAJA ,it seems you have just scanned through my comment without conceiving the contents within.

    Madam Usha is the writer & does not belong to my community (no matter how many relatives are inter married,including her own children) ,so I will treat her as an outsider ,but with due respect to defend my community as my duty.

    If Izzeth said something negative towards you or your community then as a responsible member of your community you take upon yourself to do your duty to defend your community ,izzeth does not work for me ,he works for himself ,I can not tell him what to do or what not to do, and besides why should I do you part of the duty ?

    Cheers have a nice day.

    Note:I neither gave peanuts nor Moneys to Madam Usha ,I been as much as possible a gentleman and only humble myself and requested and she having the virtue in her and the lady in her have responded in a way a lady must ,and I ask for no more & am deeply grateful.

    • 2

      Dear Fahim,
      Your evasive reply is typical of a Muslim. No Muslim finds fault with another Muslim for committing a crime against non-Muslims.
      You can verify this attitude of Muslims from Sinhalese and Tamils.

  • 8

    If people are objecting to
    surya Namaskar it is their right. When mentioning muslims in the title Mrs Sri Skandarajah has made it a rascist article and shows her narrow minded racial bias. Two of her sons may be married to muslims which is a good thing because it shows they are not biased like their mother but she has to come to terms with the fact that in this world different people have different beliefs and they are entitled to them. The problem only arises when some people try to force their beliefs on others.

  • 4

    B K S Iyengar practiced Yoga all his life and died at the age of 96.

    Khushwant Singh drank Whisky all his life and died at the age of 99.

    Moral of the story?

    Whisky gives a 3 year edge over Yoga!

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      “B K S Iyengar practiced Yoga all his life and died at the age of 96. Khushwant Singh drank Whisky all his life and died at the age of 99.”

      Morarji Desai drank his own urine all his life and died at the age of 99.

      Moral of the story?

      Urine is home made and free, can be produced any time anywhere at one’s convenience, no drain on foreign exchange, no need to invest in state of the art plant and machinery, no transport costs involved, produced environmentally friendly condition, …..

      All one has to do is to “spend a penny”.

  • 6

    Muslims will be fasting during this period due to Ramadhan, fasting from sun-up to sun-down starting 19th June, whilst this UN promoted Yoga day event is is due to be held on 21st instant. That is another reason why no practicing Muslim everywhere in the world would not be willing to take part in this event.

    Solidarity amongst all the people of the world should be based on common themes rather than religious themes, as the practices involved in Yoga are more inclined towards Hindu practices and thus is considered more as a religious event. Further, its many characteristics are incompatible with monotheism practiced by the People of the Book, i.e. Jews, Christians and Muslims, since Sun worship, fire worship and statue worship is un-Islamic to say the least. Thus this event is not conducive towards participation of adherents of other religions of the world. Muslims in particular, will always get the same benefits of Yoga when they pray 5 times daily throughout their lifetime, fast during the month of Ramadhan, and spend generously on lesser fortunate to nullify their their own negative vibes, and prepare themselves to face the hereafter.

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      “Muslims in particular, will always get the same benefits of Yoga when they pray 5 times daily throughout their lifetime, fast during the month of Ramadhan, and spend generously on lesser fortunate to nullify their their own negative vibes, and prepare themselves to face the hereafter.”

      There are benefits for each of the above activities. However, if you restrict your life ONLY to these activities, you will loose the benefits you can get from other activities, such as exercise, yoga, etc.

      1. Yoga is a Physical activity, gives benefits, even though the Priests addedd other items to it. You will not end up in Hell because you did Yoga.

      However, if you Follow Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Lucifer and Mara, like ISIS and the Wahhabis and their clones, you will likely end up in Hell.

      2. Covering Head to toe, or most of the human skin, especially by women, will decrease the Vit D levels in the body. This will affect the health as well as the health and well being of unborn children. This then become a nutrition problem.

  • 2

    Why not these fasting people take food to Rohingya Muslims who are floating in the mid ocean without food or drink ???

    At least self proclaimed Guardian of Islam Saudi Arabi can airdrop food to these Rohingyas …

    But these so called faithful lots don’t care about Rohingya Muslims because they were Hindus and worshipped the Sun in the past…..

    Only infiedls in the West think these Rohingyas as human beings ..

    Infidel Norway decided to take 8000 refugees of Syrians and already another infidel Sweden has taken 20,000 Iraq nationals …all Muslims

    First these muslims from Syria and Sweden settle then marry infidel white women…who eat pork ..get resident permit ..divorce them and marry Muslims woman …ask for Mosque….they will demand separate cemetery…and again Shariah law for them ….after this they will bomb and kill the people who provided food and lodging

    How many of these refugee Muslims allowed inside Saudi Arabis ….??? answer is ZERO

    This is the compassion they are talking BIG


    • 2

      Your mind is in turmoil and you seem to be never in full control. You have no peace of mind in yourself, but filled with hate and anger towards Muslims for no apparent reason. Your writing is quite erratic and is a dead giveaway to your character and state of mind. The range of subjects you put forward are quite disjointed and unrelated to the subject under review. You sound like the drunken man wanting to pick-up a fight with anyone who wants to fight, and then your arrogance and conceit makes you so drunk that you get knocked out wholesale even before the fight starts. You must be a thorough embarrassment to your own kind. Just go away and sleep it off and come back when you are sober and we can sort out matters in a decent manner.

  • 1

    From the day one of human civilization people worship the SUN …

    without SUN no life ….

    without OIL still people can live……

    infidel USA has named an area in the MARS as ARABIA …(thanks for technology of infidels)..soon one Saudi Ulamah who says earth is flat …will give a fatwa this is American sabotage because in Islam it is already said about Mars and Arabia there..so followers will believe

    Finally there is a HINDU fasting …for one week they just drink a glass of water mixed with pepper (which increase hunger) after prayer in the midday ….nothing else till next day …this will go on for 7 days…but they don’t advertise this ..this is real fasting


  • 3


    Why are you so agitated with the Muslims fasting ?

    Your anger and racism written all over your post. Sure, we all need to help Rohignya people for the suffering and pain brought upon on them by the ruthless people, I will not call them Buddhists, because Buddhism does not condone such brute thugs who have no mercy for human lives. I call the victims humans first and then Muslims.

    That is why I say, humanity should take precedence over religion and no religion, as far as I know has said anything against humanity.

    Please tone down your rhetoric and look at things in a humane manner and do not tag human behaviours of different faiths to tarnish the nobility of a religion. If a person by the name Mohamed does a mistake it is that individual who needs to be isolated and reprimanded not Islam, similarly if Siva does a mistake, we do not call Hinduism bad.

    Let us come to terms on common grounds especially on humanity and delve on sensitive issues in a proper forum, rather than castigating each other with our limited knowledge on religions.

    I suggest you to listen to Dr.Zakir Naik on comparative religion to know detailed analysis on different faiths. He is an ocean and we all are blessed to be enlightened with his deep insight into almost all religions.

    Hope I have made my point clear to you with my limited power of expression.

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      First show your compassion to your brothers so called converted Hindu …..todays Muslim Rohingyas….why not take a boat full of food and drink and give them also break your fasting…with them ??

      Or there are many so called Muslim countries in Asia ..tell them to help these people……why none care about these people ??? but talk BIG about Islam and brotherhood…except infidel European nations???

      You can’t do both..but you can only talk…

      The main problem of you is you only know about your religion / faith ….so you don’t know whether it is good or bad…but many have read Bahgavathgitha ….Tora ..Bible…Ouran….so well know the difference ……

      Also accept the faults because you or your faith is not the best after all this came to scene only 1430 years ago pure xerox copy of Tora ……

      Ever heard about the worship of Isis..and Osiris in Egypt so called well advanced country in the world 3000 years ago ?

      Do you think all those people including the great Pharaohs are fools ?

      When Muslim Ataturk Kamal the founder of modern Turkey arranged the constitution he had brought Swiss Penal Code in ..not Holy Quran …this is why Turkey and her people are today well respected all over the world ….YES OR NO ?

      No one is against your faith …..it is you all misinterpret your won faith …in this 21st century …this is the problem..


  • 2

    The principal of a famous Anglican Grammar school in Melbourne once said that he would prefer a thinking atheist to a conforming Christian.

    Time has come for people of all religions to put their thinking cap and stop blindly following outdated concepts.

    The sun is a just a planet, so is the moon.

    Surely Yoga can be promoted in a secular way. If early morning sun is good why not say so? Why should one be asked to do “Namaskar”?

    Nehru put India on the right road of secularism. It is sad to see short sighted politicians trying to gain short term advantage at the expense of secularism and unity.

    Thurai Vinay (A true Hindu)

  • 2

    Has anybody come across this before:

    What do you think?
    What Islam Isn’t

    By Dr. Peter Hammond
    FrontPageMagazine. com | Monday, April 21, 2008
    The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:
    Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult.

    It is a complete system.
    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.
    Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’
    When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).
    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:
    United States — Muslim 1.0%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%
    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
    ​ They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad &Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessnessas a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris –car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam – Mohammed cartoons).
    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 10-15%
    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 99.9%
    Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
    ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’
    It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate
    Final thought.
    In the Bible, God prophesied that Ishmael and his descendants would be wild and fight with everyone. This prediction has held true throughout history. Will the world ever have peace with Ishmael? Will Ishmael even find peace himself?   Deep down, don’t we all want the same things (love, peace, acceptance)?  I wonder how much longer we will have to wait before real peace comes to humanity.
    Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
    Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

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      You should join the CIA. Seriously! the CIA are always on the find for ppl like you!! What a loser.

      The bible you mentioned is a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a…..yes another so many copies! So go to your original text of the bible that was called INJEEL. You will find what ISLAM and Muslims mean and even Christianity. The problem is the bible has been changed too many times to suit present conditions which to me says that I cant rely on it for the future since someone is going to change the text and the laws again. Tell me some reliable information please.

      • 1

        Islam is simply a carbon copy of TORA ……

        Jews also fast ..but quietly ……

        These are the differences…

        So world is flat ????? even today ???? But you don’t like to change ???

        In this country how many muslims have 5 wives??? Why only one???

        This is because of Free Education …Education .

        .Time change ..economic problems…lifestyle change…..

        So without your knowledge you are changing….same thing happened to BIBLE otherwise they would have shouted this is also theirs..


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        ONLY the first line is mine, the rest is from the said article.

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          How can you write so many words in one sitting even if they convey only nonsense?

          After all you are a MORON.

    • 1

      No worries today and now security forces in Europe are very smart ….they will blow the heads of these religious jokers who talk about law and life 1430 years ago but use modern technology without shame ..

      European forces are tracking all these fanatics monitoring their modern devices used by these fools to communicate….


    • 4

      Ram, Ram, Ram, Rum, Rum, Rum

      “Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold../”

      “Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every ..”

      Joshua 10:13


      New International Version
      So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.

      Christianity is False and Immoral. (Christopher Hitchens)


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    @ Cholan, I really welcome your sentiment on The Rohingya & I double thumbs for it. as for the statement on Al-sauds and the rest of the majority of Muslims who do not respond to the sufferings of the Rohingyas is something to date I myself can not comprehend ,you will hardly se any kind of support or even a tiny bit of a sign of sympathy on the Social media ,in fact I was shocked to hear from a Muslim living in a Buddhist country ,where the hate is growing very fast and is highly incited by 969 ,that The Rohingyas are illegal bengalas and like insinuated they deserve it, of cause he is one of those guys who would believe all he has to do is have a beard and he will go to heaven and even if he sins or smuggles or do anything haram its okay he will be saved by The Prophet after a few days of vacation in hell ,promoted to heaven.
    So how do you expect such zero level minds to help their own kind? yes I agree 100% it is mostly the atheist who rush to help the suffering people.

    anyways I agree with you a lot. just try to say one word against Israel -even f it is a lie ,Muslims will be screaming their minds out on the social media, jack asses ,, they are just anti Semitic ,not they care for the Palestinians , remember there are a good number of Christians also among Palestinians ,so their voice is hypocrisy .

    The one and only Muslim majority -but 100% secular Country ,that is Turkey who has always helped the rohingyas ,most Asian Muslims it is said have a averse to the color of their skin and do not even like to give them a brotherly hug, but he beautiful Turkish President’s wife did and so did the PM ,if thse buggars see the white skim of the palestinian or Syrian girls ,I do not wnat to say more,

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    RAM only problem is you worship the Pxxx of siva & the Pxxsy of parwadi no? so what is the benefit ? for good orgasm ?
    ha, ha ha ha

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      Why in the mosques they have a dead man body in a grave ..and all your people decorate this and pray ????

      What is the benefit ?

      No other religious group build place of worship around deadman grave and pray?

      Why you go around KABA simply a Meteoric stone accidentally fall on Mecca area many 1000 years ago and pelt stones ???

      What is the benefit ???

      Finally remember all your grey-gret-gret-great grandparents all worshiped Shiva once …..are you saying they are fools ???

      Why there are so many sects in Islam???

      What are the benefits ??


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    Has anybody come across this before:
    What do you think?

    Bible Atrocities
    Compiled by Donald Morgan

    Links to other articles in this series:

    Key to Abbreviations
    Introduction to the Bible and Biblical Problems
    Fatal Bible Flaws?
    Bible Absurdities
    Bible Inconsistencies: Bible Contradictions?
    Bible Precepts: Questionable Guidelines
    Bible Vulgarities

    NOTE: These lists are meant to identify possible problems in the Bible, especially problems which are inherent in a literalist or fundamentalist interpretation. Some of the selections may be resolvable on certain interpretations–after all, almost any problem can be eliminated with suitable rationalizations–but it is the reader’s obligation to test this possibility and to decide whether it really makes appropriate sense to do this. To help readers in this task, these lists are aimed at presenting examples where problems may exist given certain allowable (but not always obligatory) assumptions. It should be kept in mind that a perfect and omnipotent God could, should, and likely would see to it that such problems did not exist in a book which s/he had inspired. It should also be kept in mind that what is and is not an atrocity is to some extent a matter of opinion. You are entitled to disagree with the author that these are, in fact, atrocities.

    Note: In the Bible, words having to do with killing significantly outnumber words having to do with love.

    GE 3:1-7, 22-24 God allows Adam and Eve to be deceived by the Serpent (the craftiest of all of God’s wild creatures). They eat of the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,” thereby incurring death for themselves and all of mankind for ever after. God prevents them from regaining eternal life, by placing a guard around the “Tree of Eternal Life.” (Note: God could have done the same for the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” in the first place and would thereby have prevented the Fall of man, the necessity for Salvation, the Crucifixion of Jesus, etc.)

    GE 4:2-8 God’s arbitrary preference of Abel’s offering to that of Cain’s provokes Cain to commit the first biblically recorded murder and kill his brother Abel.

    GE 34:13-29 The Israelites kill Hamor, his son, and all the men of their village, taking as plunder their wealth, cattle, wives and children.

    GE 6:11-17, 7:11-24 God is unhappy with the wickedness of man and decides to do something about it. He kills every living thing on the face of the earth other than Noah’s family and thereby makes himself the greatest mass murderer in history.

    GE 19:26 God personally sees to it that Lot’s wife is turned to a pillar of salt (for having looked behind her while fleeing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah).

    GE 38:9 “… whenever he lay with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked …, so the Lord put him to death.”

    EX 2:12 Moses murders an Egyptian.

    EX 7:1, 14, 9:14-16, 10:1-2, 11:7 The purpose of the devastation that God brings to the Egyptians is as follows:
    to show that he is Lord;
    to show that there is none like him in all the earth;
    to show his great power;
    to cause his name to be declared throughout the earth;
    to give the Israelites something to talk about with their children;
    to show that he makes a distinction between Israel and Egypt.

    EX 9:22-25 A plague of hail from the Lord strikes down everything in the fields of Egypt both man and beast except in Goshen where the Israelites reside.

    EX 12:29 The Lord kills all the first-born in the land of Egypt.

    EX 17:13 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua mows down Amalek and his people.

    EX 21:20-21 With the Lord’s approval, a slave may be beaten to death with no punishment for the perpetrator as long as the slave doesn’t die too quickly.

    EX 32:27 “Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.

    EX 32:27-29 With the Lord’s approval, the Israelites slay 3000 men.

    LE 26:7-8 The Lord promises the Israelites that, if they are obedient, their enemies will “fall before your sword.”

    LE 26:22 “I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children.”

    LE 26:29, DT 28:53, JE 19:9, EZ 5:8-10 As a punishment, the Lord will cause people to eat the flesh of their own sons and daughters and fathers and friends.

    LE 27:29 Human sacrifice is condoned. (Note: An example is given in JG 11:30-39)

    NU 11:33 The Lord smites the people with a great plague.

    NU 12:1-10 God makes Miriam a leper for seven days because she and Aaron had spoken against Moses.

    NU 15:32-36 A Sabbath breaker (who had gathered sticks for a fire) is stoned to death at the Lord’s command.

    NU 16:27-33 The Lord causes the earth to open and swallow up the men and their households (including wives and children) because the men had been rebellious.

    NU 16:35 A fire from the Lord consumes 250 men.

    NU 16:49 A plague from the Lord kills 14,700 people.

    NU 21:3 The Israelites utterly destroy the Canaanites.

    NU 21:6 Fiery serpents, sent by the Lord, kill many Israelites.

    NU 21:35 With the Lord’s approval, the Israelites slay Og “… and his sons and all his people, until there was not one survivor left ….”

    NU 25:4 (KJV) “And the Lord said unto Moses, take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun ….”

    NU 25:8 “He went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly.”

    NU 25:9 24,000 people die in a plague from the Lord.

    NU 31:9 The Israelites capture Midianite women and children.

    NU 31:17-18 Moses, following the Lord’s command, orders the Israelites to kill all the Midianite male children and “… every woman who has known man ….” (Note: How would it be determined which women had known men? One can only speculate.)

    NU 31:31-40 32,000 virgins are taken by the Israelites as booty. Thirty-two are set aside (to be sacrificed?) as a tribute for the Lord.

    DT 2:33-34 The Israelites utterly destroy the men, women, and children of Sihon.

    DT 3:6 The Israelites utterly destroy the men, women, and children of Og.

    DT 7:2 The Lord commands the Israelites to “utterly destroy” and show “no mercy” to those whom he gives them for defeat.

    DT 20:13-14 “When the Lord delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the males …. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves.”

    DT 20:16 “In the cities of the nations the Lord is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

    DT 21:10-13 With the Lord’s approval, the Israelites are allowed to take “beautiful women” from the enemy camp to be their captive wives. If, after sexual relations, the husband has “no delight” in his wife, he can simply let her go.

    DT 28:53 “You will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you.”

    JS 1:1-9, 18 Joshua receives the Lord’s blessing for all the bloody endeavors to follow.

    JS 6:21-27 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua destroys the city of Jericho–men, women, and children–with the edge of the sword.

    JS 7:19-26 Achan, his children and his cattle are stoned to death because Achan had taken a taboo thing.

    JS 8:22-25 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly smites the people of Ai, killing 12,000 men and women, so that there were none who escaped.

    JS 10:10-27 With the help of the Lord, Joshua utterly destroys the Gibeonites.

    JS 10:28 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly destroys the people of Makkedah.

    JS 10:30 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Libnahites.

    JS 10:32-33 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly destroys the people of Lachish.

    JS 10:34-35 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Eglonites.

    JS 10:36-37 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Hebronites.

    JS 10:38-39 With the Lord’s approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Debirites.

    JS 10:40 (A summary statement.) “So Joshua defeated the whole land …; he left none remaining, but destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded.”

    JS 11:6 The Lord orders horses to be hamstrung. (Exceedingly cruel.)

    JS 11:8-15 “And the lord gave them into the hand of Israel, …utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed ….”

    JS 11:20 “For it was the Lord’s doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be utterly destroyed, and should receive no mercy but be exterminated, as the Lord commanded Moses.”

    JS 11:21-23 Joshua utterly destroys the Anakim.

    JG 1:4 With the Lord’s support, Judah defeats 10,000 Canaanites at Bezek.

    JG 1:6 With the Lord’s approval, Judah pursues Adoni-bezek, catches him, and cuts off his thumbs and big toes.

    JG 1:8 With the Lord’s approval, Judah smites Jerusalem.

    JG 1:17 With the Lord’s approval, Judah and Simeon utterly destroy the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath.

    JG 3:29 The Israelites kill about 10,000 Moabites.

    JG 3:31 (A restatement.) Shamgar killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad.

    JG 4:21 Jael takes a tent stake and hammers it through the head of Sisera, fastening it to the ground.

    JG 7:19-25 The Gideons defeat the Midianites, slay their princes, cut off their heads, and bring the heads back to Gideon.

    JG 8:15-21 The Gideons slaughter the men of Penuel.

    JG 9:5 Abimalech murders his brothers.

    JG 9:45 Abimalech and his men kill all the people in the city.

    JG 9:53-54 “A woman dropped a stone on his head and cracked his skull. Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, ‘Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can’t say a woman killed me.’ So his servant ran him through, and he died.”

    JG 11:29-39 Jepthah sacrifices his beloved daughter, his only child, according to a vow he has made with the Lord.

    JG 14:19 The Spirit of the Lord comes upon a man and causes him to slay thirty men.

    JG 15:15 Samson slays 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass.

    JG 16:21 The Philistines gouge out Samson’s eyes.

    JG 16:27-30 Samson, with the help of the Lord, pulls down the pillars of the Philistine house and causes his own death and that of 3000 other men and women.

    JG 18:27 The Danites slay the quiet and unsuspecting people of Laish.

    JG 19:22-29 A group of sexual depraved men beat on the door of an old man’s house demanding that he turn over to them a male house guest. Instead, the old man offers his virgin daughter and his guest’s concubine (or wife): “Behold, here are my virgin daughter and his concubine; let me bring them out now. Ravish them and do with them what seems good to you; but against this man do not do so vile a thing.” The man’s concubine is ravished and dies. The man then cuts her body into twelve pieces and sends one piece to each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

    JG 20:43-48 The Israelites smite 25,000+ “men of valor” from amongst the Benjamites, “men and beasts and all that they found,” and set their towns on fire.

    JG 21:10-12 “… Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword and; also the women and little ones…. every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall utterly destroy.” They do so and find four hundred young virgins whom they bring back for their own use.

    1SA 4:10 The Philistines slay 30,000 Israelite foot soldiers.

    1SA 5:6-9 The Lord afflicts the Philistines with tumors in their “secret parts,” presumably for having stolen the Ark.

    1SA 6:19 God kills seventy men (or so) for looking into the Ark (at him?). (Note: The early Israelites apparently thought the Ark to be God’s abode.)

    1SA 7:7-11 Samuel and his men smite the Philistines.

    1SA 11:11 With the Lord’s blessing, Saul and his men cut down the Ammonites.

    1SA 14:31 Jonathan and his men strike down the Philistines.

    1SA 14:48 Saul smites the Amalekites.

    1SA 15:3, 7-8 “This is what the Lord says: Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass ….’ And Saul … utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.”

    1SA 15:33 “Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord ….”

    1SA 18:7 The women sing as they make merry: “Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.”

    1SA 27:8-11 “David left neither man nor woman alive ….”. (Note: This implies that children and infants were included in the slaughter.)

    1SA 30:17 David smites the Amalekites.

    2SA 2:23 Abner kills Asahel.

    2SA 3:30 Joab and Abishai kill Abner.

    2SA 4:7-8 Rechan and Baanah kill Ish-bosheth, behead him, and take his head to David.

    2SA 4:12 David has Rechan and Baanah killed, their hands and feet cut off, and their bodies hanged by the pool at Hebron.

    2SA 5:25 “And David did as the Lord commanded him, and smote the Philistines ….”

    2SA 6:2-23 Because she rebuked him for having exposed himself, Michal (David’s wife) was barren throughout her life.

    2SA 8:1-18 (A listing of some of David’s murderous conquests.)

    2SA 8:4 David hamstrung all but a few of the horses.

    2SA 8:5 David slew 22,000 Syrians.

    2SA 8:6, 14 “The Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.”

    2SA 8:13 David slew 18,000 Edomites in the valley of salt and made the rest slaves.

    2SA 10:18 David slew 47,000+ Syrians.

    2SA 11:14-27 David has Uriah killed so that he can marry Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba.

    2SA 12:1, 19 The Lord strikes David’s child dead for the sin that David has committed.

    2SA 13:1-15 Amnon loves his sister Tamar, rapes her, then hates her.

    2SA 13:28-29 Absalom has Amnon murdered.

    2SA 18:6 -7 20,000 men are slaughtered at the battle in the forest of Ephraim.

    2SA 18:15 Joab’s men murder Absalom.

    2SA 20:10-12 Joab’s men murder Amasa and leave him “… wallowing in his own blood in the highway. And anyone who came by, seeing him, stopped.”

    2SA 24:15 The Lord sends a pestilence on Israel that kills 70,000 men.

    1KI 2:24-25 Solomon has Adonijah murdered.

    1KI 2:29-34 Solomon has Joab murdered.

    1KI 2:46 Solomon has Shime-i murdered.

    1KI 13:15-24 A man is killed by a lion for eating bread and drinking water in a place where the Lord had previously told him not to. This is in spite of the fact that the man had subsequently been lied to by a prophet who told the man that an angel of the Lord said that it would be alright to eat and drink there.

    1KI 20:29-30 The Israelites smite 100,000 Syrian soldiers in one day. A wall falls on 27,000 remaining Syrians.

    2KI 1:10-12 Fire from heaven comes down and consumes fifty men.

    2KI 2:23-24 Forty-two children are mauled and killed, presumably according to the will of God, for having jeered at a man of God.

    2KI 5:27 Elisha curses Gehazi and his descendants forever with leprosy.

    2KI 6:18-19 The Lord answers Elisha’s prayer and strikes the Syrians with blindness. Elisha tricks the blind Syrians and leads them to Samaria.

    2KI 6:29 “So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him,’ but she had hidden him.”

    2KI 9:24 Jehu tricks and murders Joram.

    2KI 9:27 Jehu has Ahaziah killed.

    2KI 9:30-37 Jehu has Jezebel killed. Her body is trampled by horses. Dogs eat her flesh so that only her skull, feet, and the palms of her hands remain.

    2KI 10:7 Jehu has Ahab’s seventy sons beheaded, then sends the heads to their father.

    2KI 10:14 Jehu has forty-two of Ahab’s kin killed.

    2KI 10:17 “And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained to Ahab in Samaria, till he had wiped them out, according to the word of the Lord ….”

    2KI 10:19-27 Jehu uses trickery to massacre the Baal worshippers.

    2KI 11:1 Athaliah destroys all the royal family.

    2KI 14:5, 7 Amaziah kills his servants and then 10,000 Edomites.

    2KI 15:3-5 Even though he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, the Lord smites Azariah with leprosy for not having removed the “high places.”

    2KI 15:16 Menahem ripped open all the women who were pregnant.

    2KI 19:35 An angel of the Lord kills 185,000 men.

    1CH 20:3 (KJV) “And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes.”

    2CH 13:17 500,000 Israelites are slaughtered.

    2CH 21:4 Jehoram slays all his brothers.

    PS 137:9 Happy will be the man who dashes your little ones against the stones.

    PS 144:1 God is praised as the one who trains hands for war and fingers for battle.

    IS 13:15 “Everyone who is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their … wives will be ravished.”

    IS 13:18 “Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.”

    IS 14:21-22 “Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers.”

    IS 49:26 The Lord will cause the oppressors of the Israelite’s to eat their own flesh and to become drunk on their own blood as with wine.

    JE 16:4 “They shall die grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcasses shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.”

    LA 4:9-10 “Those slain by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food. … pitiful women have cooked their own children, who became their food …”

    EZ 6:12-13 The Lord says: “… they will fall by the sword, famine and plague. He that is far away will die of the plague, and he that is near will fall by the sword, and he that survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I spend my wrath upon them. And they will know I am the Lord, when the people lie slain among their idols around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak ….”

    EZ 9:4-6 The Lord commands: “… slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women ….”

    EZ 20:26 In order that he might horrify them, the Lord allowed the Israelites to defile themselves through, amongst other things, the sacrifice of their first-born children.

    EZ 21:3-4 The Lord says that he will cut off both the righteous and the wicked that his sword shall go against all flesh.

    EZ 23:25, 47 God is going to slay the sons and daughters of those who were whores.

    EZ 23:34 “You shall … pluck out your hair, and tear your breasts.”

    HO 13:16 “They shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.”

    MI 3:2-3 “… who pluck off their skin …, and their flesh from off their bones; Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.”

    MT 3:12, 8:12, 10:21, 13:30, 42, 22:13, 24:51, 25:30, LK 13:28, JN 5:24 Some will spend eternity burning in Hell. There will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    MT 10:21 “… the brother shall deliver up his brother to death, and the father his child, … children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.”

    MT 10:35-36 “For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law a man’s enemies will be the members of his own family.”

    MT 11:21-24 Jesus curses [the inhabitants of] three cities who were not sufficiently impressed with his great works.

    AC 13:11 Paul purposefully blinds a man (though not permanently).

    Links to other articles in this series:

    Key to Abbreviations
    Introduction to the Bible and Biblical Problems
    Fatal Bible Flaws?
    Bible Absurdities
    Bible Inconsistencies: Bible Contradictions?
    Bible Precepts: Questionable Guidelines
    Bible Vulgarities

    Brahmin Terrorism
    A Real Terrorism in World

    About Sangh parivar
    Discrimination against Dalits in india
    Hindu Jihad

    Hindu Jihad

    Hindu jihad is a word commonly said by hindu fundamentalist to defeat Christianity, muslims, sikhs, buddhism, jainism etc. Some observers have argued that this form of terrorism is really aimed at propagating Hindu culture, society and values in opposition to perceived political and cultural influences of western and islamic culture in india.


    Although the term “Hindu Jihad,” is a word kept by Christian medias in india. Many Hindus object to the term Hindu Jihad because Hinduism teaches peace and harmony. But Hindu fundamantalist saying hindus will recover whole india as hindu raj(rule of brahmins or upper caste). But Bhagavad Gita says jihad or dharma means self-defence. Hindu organization in india is misleading a word jihad for their benefits.

    Hindu Jihadhis Points

    Now india is a secular country, Hindu jihadhis need hindutva culture, hindu raj (hindu rule), Low caste peoples should not enter politics,minorities should obey hindus etc.

    Jihad in Hinduism ( Bhagavad Gita)

    All the major religions encourage their followers to strive in good works. It is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita.

    Fighting prescribed in the Bhagavad Gita too
    All the major religions of the world have prescribed fighting, at sometime or the other, especially in self-defence or for fighting against oppression.Mahabharata is an epic and sacred Scripture of the Hindus, which mainly deals with a fight between the cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas. In the battlefield Arjun prefers not to fight and be killed rather than having his conscience burdened with the killing of his relatives. At this moment, Krishna advises Arjun in the battlefield and this advice is contained in the Bhagvad Gita. There are several verses in the Bhagvad Gita where Krishna advises Arjun to fight and kill the enemies even though they are his relatives.
    It is mentioned in The Bhagvad Gita Chapter 1 verse 43-46(43) O Krishna, maintainer of the people, I have heard by disciplic succession that those who destroy family traditions dwell always in hell”

    (44) “Alas, how strange it is that we are preparing ourselves to commit great sinful acts, driven by the desire to enjoy royal happiness.”

    (45) I would consider better for the sons of Dhritarashtra to kill me unarmed and unresisting rather than fight with them.

    (46) “Arjuna, having thus spoken, cast aside his bow and arrow, and sat down on the chariot, his mind, overwhelmed with grief”.
    Krishna further replies in Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 2, 3“My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life. They lead not to higher planets but to infamy.

    “O son of Partha, do not yield to this degrading impotence. It does not become you. Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise, O chastiser of the enemy!”

    When Arjuna prefers to be killed unarmed and unresisting rather than fight and kill his cousins Kauravas, Krishna replies to Arjun by saying how this impure thought has come to you which prevents you from entering heaven. Give up this degrading Impotence and weakness of heart and arise, O defeater of enemy.
    Krishna further says in Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 verse 31-3331. “Considering your specific duty as a Kshatriya, you should know that there is no better engagement for you than fighting on religious principles, so there is no need for hesitation.”

    32. “O Partha, happy are the Kshatriya to whom such fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for them the door of the heavenly planets”.

    33. “If however, you do not fight this religious war, then you will certainly incur sin, for neglecting your duties, and thus loose your reputation as a fighter”.
    There are hundreds of verses in the Bhagvad Gita alone, which encourages fighting and killing, many times more as compared to such verses in the Qur’an.Imagine if someone were to say that the Bhagvad Gita encourages the killing of the family members to attain paradise, without quoting the context – such a deliberate attempt will be devilish. But within the context if I say that for truth and justice fighting against the evil is compulsory, even if it be against your relatives, it makes sense.

    I wonder how come the critics of Islam, especially critics amongst the Hindus, point a finger at the Qur’an when it speaks about fighting and killing unjust enemies. The only possibility I can think of is that they themselves have not read their sacred scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and the Vedas.
    Critics of Islam including Hindu critics speak against the Qur’an and the Prophet when they say that if you are killed while doing Jihad i.e. fighting for the truth, you are promised paradise.Besides quoting Qur’anic verses they quote Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book of Jihad Chapter no. 2 Hadith No. 46

    “Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujaahid in His cause to Paradise if he is killed, otherwise he will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty”.
    (Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, Book of Jihad Chapter no. 2 Hadith No. 46)

    There are various similar verses in Bhagavad Gita guaranteeing a person paradise if he is killed while fighting. Take the example of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 verse 37:

    “O son of Kunti, either you will be killed in the battlefield and attain the heavenly planets (paradise), or you will conquer and enjoy the earthly kingdom, therefore get up and fight with determination”.
    (Bhagavad Gita 2:37)
    Similarly Rigved Book No. 1 Hymn 132 Verse 2-6 as well as many other verses of Hindu Scriptures speak about fighting and killing.


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    Hinduism and Lust

    Vulgarity in Vedas is already discussed in the article Obscenity in Vedas. In this article I shall deal with vulgarities in other Hindu scriptures. Talking about sexuality is the most favorite topic of Hindus. Obviously it’s rooted in their genes. Hindu fanatics enjoy a lot mocking others religions with fake references and the only solution to this seems to be showing some facts about their gods and sages from their own books. As I said in the article Obscenity in Vedas, I have no intention to mock Hindu religious personalities or hurt the sentiments of Hindus. But after seeing their mockery of other religions it looks like just a refutation to Hindu fanatics isn’t enough, Hinduism has to be decoded to show those fanatics what they follow. Hindu fanatics just by watching epic movies like Mahabharata and Ramayana on television start believing Hinduism to be the most decent religion and are in the delusion that Hindu gods were the greatest being on earth.

    As a matter of fact Hindu gods were no different than present Swamis and other Hindu priests who are caught in rape and murder cases. Today it’s only because of media, open mindedness of women and excellent work of police that all these Swamis are caught red handed. But police and media weren’t there back then, but the shameless act of their gods is well preserved in their own scriptures. If a religion can be blamed for terrorism only because of its few followers then why Hinduism shouldn’t be blamed for the rapists Swamis who are caught once every month. After all Swamis are representatives of Hindu religion, then why spare them. Rape and Murder has become like an eligibility to become Swami. I was embarrassed to write this article because many verses are so obscene that it cannot be discussed openly. Nowadays Hindus are very actively insulting other religions on the internet, This compelled me to write this article.

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      The article I posted was NOT a debate on Judaic ‘theology’ and Islam. It IS an analysis of the behaviour of MUSLIMS in various countries.

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    Looking at thr video, it does seem like a praise to the sun god. My question is why would I praise the sun when I can praise the creator of that light. It doesn’t make sense from a religious point of view. I know in Hinduism you guys like to appreciate things that are definitely a gift and I totally agree but I think you go too far and make everything and anything good a god!

    Said that I don’t personally mind doing the moves without having to chant any words out, if I have to do this as an extra physical activity to others. In Islam what is important is intention and not necessarily actions (as long as those actions don’t transgress the boundaries of faith)! However, the muslim community has a lot more better and bigger things to focus on and its high time they did, so don’t get sidelined into things that are more controversial than benefical!

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    SA 15:3, 7-8 “This is what the Lord says: Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass ….’ And Saul … utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.” 1SA 15:33 “Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord ….” 1SA 18:7 The women sing as they make merry: “Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.” 1SA 27:8-11 “David left neither man nor woman alive ….”. (Note: This implies that children and infants were included in the slaughter.)

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    What relevance to Sri Lanka does this long winded boring crap about Yoga have? I LOVE to eat steak and drink red wine and go jogging. I don’t do yoga. How is that statement relevant to Sri Lanka. Not the least bit. I LOVE to cook roast pork with pineapple too. Oh no no no, I must hate Hindus and Muslims now. Nope. This article is irrelevant and Modistanis in Hindustan can do as they please but I must say yoga seems sexy and also healthy

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    Oh Boy,

    I should have kept out of this..

    But my worry is whether Sambandan and Surendran and Usha of course would want to introduce this Soorya Namasker in Trinco when the next Yahapalana Regime under the UNP PM grants full powers to the “Eastern Province Government” as well.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “I should have kept out of this..”

      Not only this but many other things, completely from Financial Economics

      If you can’t keep your hands off the subject please shed some light on the formula below:

      c(K, T) − p(K, T) = P(0, T + s) − KP(0, T)

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        Dear Native Vellala,

        Is that the formula , you gave your new Idol Ranil, to work out how many seats he can give, Bathhthdeen, Asath Sally, SLMC, PTA, Ponseka,and still keep the UNP and the Vellala Party in front…

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          Where did you pick up the habit of crab walking?

          ” to work out how many seats he can give, Bathhthdeen, Asath Sally, SLMC, PTA, Ponseka,and still keep the UNP and the Vellala Party in front…”

          Why don’t you see to that Sri Lanka comes under one party rule, MR is the party, and the Führer.

          That will put paid to the leadership contest, save money, time and indeed your paranoia.

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    @ram ram ram he hails jews probably he found a jewish ewe okay let him say how zionism grew 84% from a muslim majority palestine what repressive methods they adopt to spread borderless to engulf the entire Arabia however he ends with a truth muslims kill muslims that may give inspiration to muslims to stop internecine warfare @cholan thinks muslims go to medina to worship the grave of prophet (!) singles out Saudi but not vatican or central africa etc theocracies unlike India, Turkey religious but secular like @sengodan sensible says; if religion should be banned atheism should also be banned homocult in Ireland and Luxemberg, heterosexuals may be extinct soon there!

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    Thirumular.”Onre Kulam Oruvane Thevan”!


    Thanks for addressing the debate clearly. I am glad the thought has been put out in the open in India and is being debated in the current milieu of religious oppression in many places. It is good for global sensitivity to other people’s religious rights.This would also give people of all dominant faiths a chance to think through the religious oppression practiced by their co-religionists including many of their clerics. In this particular context, because of Indian history, for example during the Bakhti period thousands of Jains were killed bec of the incitement by an alvar and Budhists were persecuted due to Shankara Acharya’s teachings and now Christians and Muslims are regularly being persecuted by Hindus and Navalar taught against non Saivite gods, it is therefore hard for a non-saivite in India and JAffna to buy this Hindu Saint’s statement as genuine Hindu belief. In other countries other religionists persecute.

    HArmless as it is made out to be it is very insensitive to have included it in a multi-cultural event in the first place for even if the Muslims and the Christians looked 18o degrees behind to Mecca or Jerusalem chanting their own mantras or not, still by association participation would be to flout their monotheistic convictions of not worshiping any creature.

    Hope the organizers are sensitive to the position of the Muslimsas well.

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    Muslims circle a meteorite-

    Muslims -“Only ‘ “People”in the world who pray to dead people in the graves in their mosques .

    I am not going to waste my time like some do her to take the trouble to give you tutoring , am glad you have gone out of the way to prove your ignorance ,by quoting a whole load of shop based on some ignorant ,prejudiced fool had passed it onto you. good stay that way ,I will not stoop to your level to talk of what you believe in if I want I can but am not build that way so even if you force me with you low level of bringing of the gutters I will not be able to bring my self down to your level.

    @Raja- you seem to be having a huge issue in comprehending the Queen’s linguist-What I meant to mean is I would not interfere even with my own community’s fault ,when I know there is a law enforcement in the country I live in who is suppose to take care of any form of any wrong done by an individual or a group ,and at the same time if it is a matter of international concern then there is an international law enforcement named Interpol to deal with it,I will neither support nor condemn ,nor try to b a world policemen , well when LTTE was blowing women and children including their own none of you condemn it ?in fact all of you supported it. All I am doing is not interfering with the law. hope you comprehend it. have a good day

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      you can’t pray an idol ….

      but you can pray a tomb ..most of the mosques in SL has got a tomb….

      you can criticize other faiths but you can’t tolerate criticism about your faith…

      You talk BIG that your book never changed..really ??? your book was written only after 200 years if I am correct in 6th century because before Arab language was not developed ….so during this 200 years messages went through mouths ..people have memory problem…always…

      Show me one Ulamah..Sultan…Emir condemn daily butchering of their own faithful in Iraq…Syria..Libya…Yemen …Pakistan where throwing bombs during friday prayer to mosques is common ..don `t try and defend saying Muslims won’t do these things ..never heard the flight of 13 years girls in Syria by ISIS in the name of Islam?….can buy a 13 year girl from ISIS just for USD 300-

      You have just one BOOK …then why so many sects in Islam ?…Sufi…Bohra…Memon..Sunni..Shia…

      Memon and Bohra people in this country have their own prayer halls never allow local Muslims inside their gate .. …

      Learn to respect other faiths …in Europe Muslims can pray on streets..celebrate on streets..even in public can criticize Catholics and Church ..and the people tolerate …people are civilized …

      Can a Hindu…Christian pray on streets…decorate their houses…make a religious procession on street …comment about Islam in any Arab countries? It is not allowed why?

      Today if there is any natural disaster….disease…poverty it is the infidel west governments help immediately to Muslim countries not your Arabs talk BIG ..about religion and brotherhood….all mouth service…to this day not a single Arab nations expressed even a word of sympathy for Rohingya Muslims …yes? no?

      is this the tolerance and compassion you talk BIG ???

      Better come out from your rat hole and know about other faiths …they you know about your faith …

      If you believe that earth is flat it is your problem ..but don’t expect others to believe this …today people are intelligent


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    Why are you all shouting let get some UV rays and synthesis Vitamin Dby Surya Namaskar, kind of sun bathe

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    Not sure what you were doing when the Muslims were being murdered by LTTE in the name of Tamil Liberation ? supporting it I guess ?

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      Muslims lived among Tamils became traitors …spies to Sinhala state for money……

      Have you heard about 6th prayer at 2 am …asking Muslims to assemble with weapons to attack neighboring Tamil villages ?

      LTTE many times warned muslims not to do this …but with the support of Sinhala army…Muslims continued this ..only after this LTTE acted…..

      Even at the peak of LTTE do you know there were Sinhala Mudalalies lived and continued their business in Tamil areas but LTTE never touched them why ….these Sinhala Mudalalies never collaborated with Army …

      Get the facts first then comment…


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    @cholan, how many hindu men fast 24 hrs 9 days/nights a year with a cup of milk added powdered pepper? It is a feminine thing in India! I suggest you to fast 4:30 pm to 6 am to rid of your saturated lipid and you wouldn’t always think about Saudi and get nightmares rather you may search what is happening in x’tian theocracies like Ireland, Luxembourg and Central African Republic if not Israel. The fasting of 14 hrs during night is not muslim way anyhow you are obsessed with sun and moon that is why I take effort to advice you to follow hindu saints past and present; after fasting for forty days so start writing after so that you might have mellowed to make apart a muslim and a religious fanatic. It is a well known fact mecca was full of idols and our forefathers worshipped so what is the point in carping about? Bharatiyar saw muslims turning to West while praying so he thought muslims worship ‘direction’. Like that you think we worship graves though the mosques are built on the lands of the private property of the saints buried there we don’t worship graves some potential converts may as guidance is a process. Not every one of us have the same intellect. Next time after seeing a muslim’s last rites you may say we are worshipping corpses (!)

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      Hindu religion never force things on their followers ..Hindu can marry in any religion…Hindus visit not only church…buddhist temples but also MOSQUES …

      Can you visit a temple or church ???? It is not allowed….

      there are many fasting in Hindu religion but they won’t advertise ….simply you change your eating habit from day to night …when people fly to different time zone they change sleeping and eating habits..

      Can you stay one day 24 hours just with half of glass go water with 3 pepper…only once in the midday ???
      This is fasting not reversing the eating habit…..

      Yes they fast even in Syria ..Iraq..Afghanistan…Pakistan…but kill people rape girls…throw bombs to Mosque during prayers …so what is the use….??

      1430 years ago there was no education in Middle East among Arabs …but today is different..

      Many old and young Arabs go to Europe ..Thailand during fasting for what …???? They enjoy what is prohibited in islam during this holy month ..can you deny this?


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    cholan OMG ,I did not know you are such an ignorant fool , what the hell are you putting down on writing you know sweet nothing ,nothing about Islam, please do yourself a favor ,educate yourself about a faith before you talk about I ca humbly say I can talk about any religions praise be to God,but not to much ,the amount I have learned on my own and I will be very careful to quote them.

    At-least talk to Amerasiri or Native ,though they are both Sinhala Atheists, from Buddhist backgrounds, they have really studied Islam and they do not misquote nor talk shop.

    Clean your inner self, visit some Mosques , see if all of them have Tombs, and check with the Mosques with Tombs if they really worship the tombs , if you know anything about Catholics ,you will understand the connections with these dargas , even Catholics do not pray to the saints nor worship them. thy only seek to request intersession. ad the Mosques with tombs are called dargas , these are places of the Mystics . it is a deep subject ,i assure you,that you will not be able to grasp it not until you empty your heart of hate and prejudice.

    you are beginning to sound more and more like BBS and their Myths.of spitting into food , takaya and and a whole load of shop. what they did not know was that there are a lot of educated Sinhalese who knwo Islam well , at least because of the ignorance of Islam with the lesser educated and interior Village men and those with Zero common sense and zero general knowledge BBS can manage to convince them , that is he was able to convince the kurugala folks about the Islamic Mystic saint, what he does not know is that that the difference between Sufism and Budddhism is no thinner than the hair of man.

    But if you try what you are doing her in soecial India ,I challenge you to, try it in any Hindu village or area that has a Muslim saint’s darga and you talk like this ,you will be hanged by the Hindus not Muslims, try it at delhi and see, at jawaja;s Tomb and see what happens – becuase they understand the inner diamension of islamic Mystism well.

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      It is not the question how many mosques have got tombs..it is the question how a dead man became an object of worship ……

      Tombs in side mosques are common in iraq..Iran…Pakistan ….

      You are all brothers in Islam except Rohingya Muslims …fine

      Why then Sunni..Shia…fighting and killing each other ????

      Why Sunni..Shia..Memon..Borah…Sufi etc etc there are 100s sects in Islam pray in different places in different way?

      Today the biggest liquor ..cigarette ..blue film market in the world is Middle East……all these are haram

      What you use touch in your daily life..Cars..TV…Computer…Audio..Video are being made by pork eating Koreans..Japanes..Chinese….many medicines you use all manufactured by companies owned by Jews..

      But no objection…..???


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    @cholan -you have a hole which is suppose to be down in your brain.

    you do not even know simple modern sri Lankan History.. ,
    never mind,,,

    What did your beloved karuna do? what did Douglas devanade do?

    You are sounding someone with some kind of hysteria phobia .

    what a waste of bandwidth

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      Answer my questions first if you have full brain…..without holes….

      you are still following some teachings or lectures given by an uneducated person –all copied from TORA–suitable for that period where Arabs lived as savages ..in tents ..and only job was looting and killing..raping

      But you are telling me others are not living in modern world…

      If you believe earth is FLAT …..14 year girl is right for marriage…( 40,000 children are dying in Bangaladesh during child birth every year )….cutting heads is right …keep this with you ..don` t try to criticize other religion…

      Do you know now Ullamah in Pakistan allowed divorce on phone and Skype ….it seems your Book mentioned about phone and Skype..

      Go and see Indonesia how Muslims lived peacefully with other religions in the same family ..learn from them .


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        @cholan, you are suffering from selective amnesia, do research instead of repeating some planted data like how many teenage pregnancies are terminated, when and where? Who is pro life, who is not, despite Church’s opposition how many nations legalised abortion, what is the common faith of those countries?

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          Except muslims others are wrong…….

          Young child wives dying in Bangladesh is accepted in your religion but under civil law this is a crime

          I am not living inside a hole believe some preaching suitable for savage Arabs ….

          in Afghanistan they marry 13 years child to a 75 years man……they will jail for this in countries practice civil law ….

          This is 21st century not 4th century Middle East


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      Except muslims others are wrong…….

      Young child wives dying in Bangladesh is accepted in your religion but under civil law this is a crime

      I am not living inside a hole believe some preaching suitable for savage Arabs ….

      in Afghanistan they marry 13 years child to a 75 years man……they will jail for this in countries practice civil law ….

      This is 21st century not 4th century Middle East


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      Modern SL HISTORY is Muslims change their cap according to the wind….

      Muslims who speak Tamil as their mother tongue practice Tamil culture collaborated with Sinhala army to destroy Tamils lives…their properties ..

      Allah is great ….

      he has arranged BSS to teach a good lesson to Muslims in Aluthgama in 1983 july 13 style……but still without shame ..your leaders are going for the bones left my Sinhala politicians…

      Today SL Muslims are even sacred to say JIHADH inside closed room ….US Drones are waiting in Islamic Bahrain to fly over KATHANKUDI and Aluthgama within seconds and blast the heads ..
      Enough ????


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    Much has been debated here on a simple word –Much has been debated here on a simple word –namaskara , and some have lost their mind and been quick to use this article to vomit their venom of prejudice .

    First and foremost – you do not need to be an expert on lexicons in Sanskrit to understand that Namaskara , simply means a Salutation , in terms it means to welcome , to honor and respect
    , and some have lost their mind and been quick to use this article to vomit their venom of prejudice .

    First and foremost – you do not need to be an expert on lexicons in Sanskrit to understand that Namaskara , simply means a Salutation , in terms it means to welcome , to honor and respect ,and not worship ,and the true meaning of worship is actually to serve ,rather than spend 24/7 in religious ritual obeisance.

    so it makes no sense to refer to Surya Namaskara as worship thus meaning to serve ,you can not serve The sun ,it can only serve you,yes you can honor it and appreicate it, it all depends on oce intention.

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    Plzzzz don’t get angry on me …..i just want to teach you all….tha there is a difference betwooen a and A ….there is a different between meat of pig hen and cow….there is a difference between poooja and namaz….then why you allk say
    Ing that similarities between namaz and yoga …..namaz us far better than yoga….If you belive both are same then do both …pray namaz and yoga….we will not go down or pray to every one except Allah …..that’s why we cant do surye Naman…….we use sun as our clock for namza ….no more…..i don’t want to hert…any one…i just want to explain….

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    Mr.Osubu ,please do yourself and all the Muslims a big favor ,just Zip your mouth ,, you are also being an Insult to the name Yusuf/Joseph ,so I have been kind and given you a nice Nick to use in CT in Future -poi Osubu

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    @usha s sri skanda rajah, stand in sun in the opposite direction (because seeing sun direct with naked eye may cause blindness) for a minute and bend in bow keep palms on knees for few seconds and then prostrate for few seconds, repeat this twice thrice or any number of times you love to do and tell me the effect after, what sort of a salutation is this?

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    Frogs always say the hiding place user rock is the world ………..

    ISIS..BOKO HARAM….AL QAIDA…TALIBAN all say NAMAS 5 times daily …..

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    Why don’t you practice hindu saint’s way of dusk to dawn fasting for 13.5 hrs which is not only refraining from eating and drinking but also abstaining from sexual activities and blood letting? If @raja @cholan @ram consider muslim fasting just a reversal of time of food habit do it and then preach yoga with sun worship? If you won’t underscore the words ‘reversal of time’, you are kidding, never did nor intend to do. Easier said than done!

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