A Muslim teenager, Junaid Hafiz, was lynched by a mob in India while he was shopping for Eid with his brothers and two friends. No other eyewitnesses are coming forward 😥 I hope his brothers and friends’ testimonies suffice.
Today, I edit this preposted entry after hearing of the mob-lynching of 42-year old disabled Muslim woman Bibi Otera on false suspicions. Today, Dalit men, Baban and Murahu Musahar were also lynched on false suspicions.
Are we at 3 lynchings a day? 1 per day for Muslims? Muslims are 14% of their population and 80% are recent converts – Dalits (h/t Mangesh Dahiwale).
Other recent lynchings, (listed by a commenter on the Logical Indian article, there were other dates, a longer list, this must be in the last week?):
June 23, 2017:- Nassirudin beaten to death by the villagers for allegedly stealing cows in WB.
Three Muslims lynched in West Bengal cow over suspicious of cow theft.
Nowhatta Mob beaten a murdered DYSP Mohammed Ayub Pandith beaten to death near Jamia Masjid
Uttar Pradesh : Cleric Shot Dead by unidentified persons while praying in the mosque.
Mob attack muslim man in Jharkand over claims that he took beef in the IFTAR Party.
Malegaon : cow vigilantes thrash meat traders on suspicious of possessing beef.
I’ll leave reality here for some part-fiction part-history and go on this tangent because of how deep the misunderstandings run, on this island, which has, like India, a Hindu majority.
Issa and Hinduism
Wikipedia: One of the skeptics who tried to debunk Nicholas Notovitch and disprove the existence of the Life of Saint Issa (claimed by Notovich to be about Jesus in India), however reached Hemis gonpa where he found the manuscript which was a Tibetan translation of the original scrolls written in Pali. They contained 224 verses which were essentially the same as that of Notovitch’s account. It was originally said to have been taken down from the mouths of some Jewish merchants who came to India immediately after Crucifixion. Afterwards, the scrolls were brought from India to Nepal and around 200AD Makhada (Quaere: Mazadhe) brought them to Tibet where they were kept in the library of Hemis monastry in Leh, Ladakh in Kashmir. He also mentioned that Tibetan translations from the original Pali text were found in various Buddhist monastries including Hemis. Whoever Issa was, this has historical information on the places.
Some verses, from ebook:
5. He spent six years in Djagguernat, Radjagriha, in Benares, and in other holy cities. The common people loved him, for he lived in peace with the Vaisyas and the Sudras, to whom he taught the Holy Scriptures.
6. But the Brahmins and the Kshatriyas told him that they were forbidden by the the great Para-Brahma to come near to those who were created from his belly and his feet; *
7. That the Vaisyas might only hear the recital of the Vedas, and this only on the festal days, and
8. That the Sudras were not only forbidden to attend the reading of the Vedas, but even to look on them; for they were condemned to perpetual servitude, as slaves of the Brahmins, the Kshatriyas and the Vaisyas.
9. “Death alone can enfranchise them from their servitude,” they said to Issa. “Leave them, therefore, and come to adore with us the gods, whom you will make angry if you disobey them.”
10. But Issa, disregarding their words, remained with the Sudras, preaching against the Brahmins and the Kshatriyas.
11. He declaimed strongly against man’s arrogating to himself the authority to deprive his fellow-beings of their human and spiritual rights. “Verily,” he said, “God has made no difference between his children, who are all alike dear to Him.”
12. Jesus denied the divine inspiration of the Vedas and the Puranas, for, as he taught his followers,–[…]
21. “And to gain favor with images of stone and metal, he sacrifices human beings in whom dwells part of the Spirit of the Most High;
22. “And he humiliates those who work in the sweat of their brows, to gain favor in the eyes of the idler who sitteth at a sumptuous table.
23. “Those who deprive their brothers of divine happiness will themselves be deprived of it.
24. “In the day of judgment the Sudras and the Vaisyas will be forgiven for that they knew not the light, while God will let loose his wrath upon those who arrogated his authority.”
12. “The heavenly laws,” said the Creator, through the mouth of Jesus, “are opposed to the immolation of human sacrifices to a statue or an animal; for I, the God, have sacrificed to man all the animals and all that the world contains.
13. “Everything has been sacrificed to man, who is directly and intimately united to me, his Father; therefore, shall the man be severely judged and punished, by my law, who causes the sacrifice of my children.
14. “Man is naught before the eternal Judge; as the animal is before man.
15. “Therefore, I say unto you, leave your idols and perform not ceremonies which separate you from your Father and bind you to the priests, from whom heaven has turned away.
A lot of fiction, no doubt, but Hindus performed both human and animal sacrifices. As prescribed in Vedas.
There is probably more Buddhist history of the rest. Some more history about Hindu feudalism from sure sources: “The existence of caste and untouchability, have throughout the ages been recorded by people who were traveling into the subcontinent and people who have been resisting the structure. Fa Xian, the Chinese monk, in 4th century C.E details the prevalence of caste and untouchability as a subcontinental reality. Al-Beruni, the middle eastern historian, in the 11th century C.E compiled comprehensive sociology, Tarikh-al-Hind, that includes extensive descriptions of varna-jāti systems. The Bhakthi saints of the 11th-15th centuries C.E […]”