As mentioned in the Bloody Borders Project, and further discussed in the comments of a subsequent post, India has been one of the primary and ongoing battlefronts in the Great Jihad since the beginning of Islam.
“From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of ‘a holy war’ of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilizations, wiped out entire races.” Mahmoud Ghazni, continues Danielou, “was an early example of Muslim ruthlessness, burning in 1018 of the temples of Mathura, razing Kanauj to the ground and destroying the famous temple of Somnath, sacred to all Hindus. His successors were as ruthless as Ghazni: 103 temples in the holy city of Benaras were razed to the ground, its marvelous temples destroyed, its magnificent palaces wrecked.” Indeed, the Muslim policy vis a vis India, concludes Danielou, seems to have been a conscious systematic destruction of everything that was beautiful, holy, refined.
In recent years Pakistan, either directly or through its terrorist surrogates, has fomented Islamist violence in the neighboring Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Bloody Borders maps show that the vast bulk of Islamic terrorism in India occurs in Kashmir. There has been a de facto ethnic cleansing of Hindus in whole districts of the state.
But no part of India is immune to Islamofascist violence. Today we have a report from the New Kerala:
At least 12 people are feared to have died and about 25 injured when a series of powerful bomb explosions rocked Varanasi on Tuesday evening.
According to informed sources, the bomb blasts occurred between 5.30 and 6.30 p.m. (IST) in the famous Sankat Mochan Temple complex, near the Benaras Hindu University and Varanasi cantonment railway station here, killing at least seven on the spot and injuring several other devotees.
At the time of explosion, the Shivganga Express was on the platform to leave for Delhi.
The injured have been admitted to the SS Hospital in the Benaras Hindu University campus.
Soon after the blast, panic gripped the city as people here were seen talking on phones to know about their relatives and friends.
The reports in the Western press have refrained so far from using the dreaded I-word when describing the attack, but the New Kerala is not so shy:
Giving a political colour to the incident, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh demanded the dismissal of the Mulayam Singh-led government.
He further went on to say that Islamist fundamentalist were responsible for the blasts and appealed the people to come forward to help the victims.
Varanasi is in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India, halfway across the country from Kashmir. It is also separated from Muslim Bangladesh by the state of Bihar, yet Islamic violence managed to find its way to the city.
And note the modern instance of the time-honored Muslim practice: the target was a Hindu temple.
Back in the 14th century, the Mongol conqueror Tamerlane said:
My principal object in coming to Hindustan… has been to accomplish two things. The first was to war with the infidels, the enemies of the Mohammadan religion; and by this religious warfare to acquire some claim to reward in the life to come. The other was… that the army of Islam might gain something by plundering the wealth and valuables of the infidels: plunder in war is as lawful as their mothers’ milk to Musalmans who war for their faith.
Since its inception Islam has enriched its adherents by plundering the infidel. The relative wealth enjoyed by some Islamic countries today comes from petroleum, and is not dependent on any inherent industry or productivity among the faithful.
When the last stronghold of the infidels has been overrun, and the dream of the worldwide Caliphate has been realized, from whom will Islam gain its wealth? Sitting in the ruins of the civilized world, living their Utopian dream under the Shari’ah, what can be plundered to keep the emirs in the style to which they have become accustomed? Whose fat will they batten on then?