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One was very surprised to witness India’s condemnation of Israel at the UN. This was an old Congress cynical policy of supporting Palestine, with the idea that it will please Indian Muslims, who in turn would vote for the Congress. But for a BJP Govt to do that? What was the reasoning behind it?

On the other hand the widespread support of the Indian Muslim community for the Palestine, which can be seen in millions of tweets and FB posts, is much more natural and logic. At the same time, Indian Muslims and Muslims worldwide, should ask themselves this question: Are Muslims in Palestine, Chechnya or Kashmir, really persecuted? Has not Islam been, throughout its history, a religion of conquerors, which ruthlessly put down entire civilizations, and converted them at the point of their swords? Even today, Islam is still merciless, as we see in Iraq, where the so called Caliphate is shooting prisoners lying on the ground, beheading their enemies and sticking their head on poles. In Kashmir, which also portrays itself as a persecuted minority, Muslims in the Valley, chased out 400.000 Kashmiri Hindus, who became refugees in their own country and never shed a tear on them.

Muslims today complain that they are unfairly targeted, that they are subjected to needless harassment. But what started at airports could soon extend to railway stations, borders, shopping malls, even… One day, it could very well be that anybody who looks like a Muslim will be regarded suspiciously in the streets.

At first glance it looks really unjust. Yet, if we observe closely the events in the past ten years, we see that not only the Muslim community has never cared to collectively condemn the atrocities which are committed all around the world by Muslim terrorists, such as the terrible killings in Nigeria or the execution of foreign nationals in the Algerian gas plant, but that many of them condone them in the name of Kashmir, Palestine or Chechnya.

So will Islam ultimately convert itself? Because the problem is not with Muslims, but with the Koran. This is why it appears so unfair that innocent, peace loving Muslims are targeted today by security forces. Will then Islam, instead of feeling totally paranoiac, thinking that it is under attack everywhere, whether it is Palestine, Chechnya, Kashmir, or France, realize that it is actually Islam which is the aggressor all over the world, that Muslims who have settled in France or India, or the UK, and which these countries have sincerely accepted, giving them citizenship and the same rights as any French, Indian or German citizens, are actually biting the hand that fed them ? French Muslims, for instance, recently rioted in the suburbs of Paris in the name of Palestine and attacked Jewish shops and restaurants. Will the mullahs of Islam accept to sit down and reform the Koran, which is a perfectly acceptable scripture for the Middle ages, when mentalities were very different, but which today still propagates an aggressive, exclusive, and dangerous zeal in its children?

This is what we are all hoping for. This is what most Western leaders secretly crave for, when they go out of their way to praise and favour the moderate Muslims of their country. This is what spiritual leaders like His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar are attempting, with a certain amount of success, by speaking to Muslim leaders, fostering ties in Muslim countries such as Kashmir, Iraq or Afghanistan, or reforming Kashmiri terrorists through meditation.

Unfortunately, time is running out. Muslims in India and elsewhere in the world do not understand is that we are slowly losing our innocence. At the moment, Islam still benefits from the sympathy of the media, which constantly negates Islamic fundamentalism, but it is slowly losing that sympathy. Sooner or later nearly the entire world will wage a war against Islam, from Europe to China, from the Ural to Pakistan.

There will also come a time, which is not very far, where everybody will become wary of anything Islamic. Anyone looking slightly Muslim, in a plane, in a train, in a shopping mall, will be looked upon suspiciously. Anybody with a Muslim name will have problems entering any country. Those who have Muslim friends will quietly stop seeing them or find some excuses not to meet them. It is already happening. Muslims will cry themselves hoarse and speak of persecution. But they will have only themselves to blame: they did not speak up as a community when innocents all over the world were killed in the name of their religion .

And this may be the way Islam might slowly disappear. Muslims with a little common sense, or just maybe with a sense of survival, will start changing their names quietly, they will stop going to the Mosque, they will send their children to Christian or Hindu schools. Governments will clamp down so hard on their own Muslims, there will be so many restrictions on them, that entire families, will move out of the Muslim enclaves you find all over the world, to resettle elsewhere. Jehadis facing certain death even if they are not suicide bombers, will melt back in civilian life. Muslims will slowly lose faith in the righteousness and the power of their own religion, become atheists, or even embrace back Hinduism, as 90% of Muslims in India are Hindu converts. It may take a few decades, a hundred years even, But Islam will surely disappear in the alleys of history and what now appears like a menacing, dangerous, foreboding force, will be looked upon as just another religion that came and passed away..

Unless Islam converts itself…

François Gautier

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