Why does Republicans’ Outrage on the Pope Reminds One of Henry VIII?

Henry VIII's love for Catholicism during his early years was undeniable but when in May of 1533, his love life collided with the religious dictum of his time that flowed from the Church in Rome, his opposition to the Pope and the Roman Church was fierce.  For a simple belief in Papal authority, hundreds and thousands were burnt alive, tortured in the most unbelievable ways.  If belief is predicated on faith, then how could it take a u-turn so terribly inhuman?  Because belief is never sincere.  I … [Read more...]

Republican Conundrum: The Only Benchmark of Belief is Fanaticism

If belief in one and only ideal and ideology is the sine qua non of one’s identity, then how does one evaluate one’s progress or worth versus others?If you have heard or read anything, you will understand that whatever you “gather” of what you have heard or read is not what was actually said or written – but your interpretation of that.  You interact with the world through the prisms and windows of your own prejudices and paradigms.Now let’s go back to our question above.  If there is one … [Read more...]

How Delhi’s heart mocks Secular ideals in India


Bodhan was a Hindu Saint.  A renunciate.  He lived in the kingdom of Sikander Lodhi.  In his great Secular moment, the renunciate said - Islam and Hindu Dharma are both equally acceptable to God if followed with sincerity.  Very secular and very fair it would seem to many.  However, Sikander Lodhi had him burnt alive.  Because he had committed blasphemy.  Bodhan was not the only Hindu Lodhi had killed, but the Saint symbolized in many ways the intolerance of Lodhi's Islamic sensibility in the man … [Read more...]

Love Jihad in India and Europe – Its Historical and Empirical context and Denial by vested Interests


In the recent months, Yogi Adityanath has become the target of many in India, who value political correctness over facts.  With his no more than less than half a dozen speeches, he has ruffled the feathers of Indian Secularism so badly that the media - without Dispassionately and independently weighting his assertions - is keen to pronounce him a devil.  In fact the rhetoric of Indian media is so sharp that it almost seems that one cannot even present a view or opinion contrary to the prevalent o … [Read more...]

The Utter Nonsense of Secularism

Secularism is called the panacea for all the problems that religion has created.  Religion, as defined by the Abrahamic dispensations.  Religion, that is no more than a belief system predicated on following.  Someone's edicts and utterings.If believing something that you have not experienced is sealed by an emphasis on faith without experience, then to uphold this faith and belief one needs to resort to fanaticism.  For, how do you assert the primacy of that, which you have not known.  For, i … [Read more...]

The Jehad over “Jehad”: CAIRs “My Jehad” campaign and its counter by Pam Geller

A few months back, Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) started a "My Jihad" campaign that aimed to "legitimize" the word Jihad and also somehow take away the "stigma" from what is happening in the Islamic world.  The idea is to deceive the Americans as opposed to establishing their version of Jehad in the Islamic minds.The ads took ordinary life situations - that in the first place DO NOT require any deep introspection - for example, "befriending non-Muslims", doing exercise, doing yo … [Read more...]

“No Place on Earth”: How a bunch of Jews lived in a Cave for 511 days to escape Holocaust

"No Place on Earth" is the incredible story of a small group of Jews who literally went underground, into caves, to escape the horrors of the Holocaust. It happened in 1942 in the Ukraine. The story began to come out only much later when a cave explorer fro new York City happened upon the scene. And now it's told in a documentary that mixes the first-person accounts of survivors with re-enactments of events from the past.For 511 days, they hid underground in Ukrainian caves while fellow Jews … [Read more...]

Three Men Deported from Saudi Arabia for being “Too Handsome”; many women could fall for them!

Some people are born great.  Some achieve greatness.  Some have greatness THRUST upon them.Three guys stumbled into a Cultural festival in Saudi Arabia from Unites Arab Emirates.  They created morbid fear in the minds of the Saudi Religious Police.  Were they terrorists?  Gamblers?  Kafirs - or Non-Muslims?  No!  They were - by Saaudi religious police's evaluation - Exceptionally Handsome.  In fact, so handsome, that the Saudis feared that women will start falling for them!  And, Saudis being t … [Read more...]