The Hindus of the Indian subcontinent have, even in the face of extreme cruelty and death, resolutely confronted and resisted the threat to their life, property and religion for over a thousand years – first by successive Muslim invaders of all shades and hues, who ruled the land of the Hindus for over five hundred years, and then by Christian traders and missionaries who occupied their land for two hundred years. Colonial rule ended with the vivisection of our Bhoomi, creating a separate nation-state for Muslims but the threat from Islam and Christianity, to what remains of India, has not mitigated. The Hindus of divided India are still under siege. The Church has declared that it is determined to plant the cross in Asia and will ‘harvest’ the souls of the Hindus and gather them into the Christian fold, while Islam is as determined as ever to conquer territory through violent means after altering the demography of territories in their favour.
Large parts of Asia managed to survive the holocaust of colonialism because of the pervasive influence of the Hindu (and this includes the Buddhist) civilization which had deep roots in almost all the social structures of these societies. Asia and Africa share a common history in that many of their countries were occupied and subjected to alien rule, first by Muslim invaders and later by European colonizers. In these countries for example, – in Egypt, Sudan, South Africa, Iran, and Afghanistan, to name only a few – all traces of pre-Islamic and pre-Christian religions and cultures have been wiped out completely. Islam and Christianity have divided between them, almost equally, the entire continent of Africa.
This book was triggered by the conviction that a similar fate awaits Asia if effective resistance is not built up to stanch the expansionist designs of both Islam and Christianity, both of which have built into their theology as the religious duty of the faithful, to wipe off from the face of this earth, all other religions.
The first step towards formulating any strategy to combat the expansionist, ambitions of Islam and Christianity would be to subject both religions to close, intellectual scrutiny. This would entail a study of their theology and their worldwide, which alone will explain the psyche of the adherents of both faiths. Unless we understand why the entire Muslim and Christian clergy, without exception, and large sections of the Christian and Muslim laity, consider it their religious duty to destroy all other faiths and cultures through religious conversion by force or fraud, we cannot even begin to devise effective strategies to stop them. Some beliefs of Islam and Christianity are given for a reader completely unaware of these religions.
Hindu dharma classifies victors in war into three categories – the dharmavijaya, the lobhavijayi, and the asuravijayi – that is, he, whose conduct during war and after the war, with regard to the people and the territory he has won, is governed by the norms of Dharma; he, whose conduct during and after the war is governed by greed (this involves waging a war motivated only by greed and looting and plundering the people who have been overrun); and he, whose conduct during and after the war is asuric, which means any and every means are employed to kill, maraud, loot, plunder, offer physical violence to women, and finally completely devastate and exterminate the conquered. Hindus and all other non-Islamic and non- Christian peoples would thus consider Islam and Christianity to be asuric religions because both the Koran and the Bible call upon the faithful to destroy all other religions and cultures, and thus for twenty centuries now, the adherents of non-aggressive religions have been victims of wave upon wave of the asuravijayi.
The concept of secularism, which plagues our polity and informs the mind of establishment intellectuals, is the biggest hurdle that stands in the way of unmasking the face of these two religions in India. Both religions have historically proved that they do not subscribe to the concept of nation, to the idea of the sanctity of societies and their traditions and cultures, and above all to the concept of democracy. But in India, both religions expect that the Hindus will be democratic, secular, respect their religions in total, which includes even those dogmas inimical to the existence and well-being of Hindu themselves, and above all, will provide them the ideological space for cultural, religious and political pluralism to enable them to work unhindered to fulfill their religious duty to convert this nation to their faiths.
This book is timely effort to look at the theology of Islam from the Hindu perspective and to trace the history of the presence of this religion in the sub-continent. The book also deals with the imminent threat to Hindus posed by the demographic changes that are occurring in large parts of our country.
This book has been written from a sense of dharmic duty towards this Bhoomi and her rishis and acharyas who have preserved for all of us, through several yugas, this most ancient of all religions, our sanatana dharma. It is our sacred duty too to protect this dharma and pass on the sacred heritage to out progeny. We hope this book will motivate more and more Hindus to do their duty by their religion and culture.