Islamic Terrorism in India

Most Muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims

India before the advent of Islamic invasion was not a zone of peace

Posted by jagoindia on February 15, 2009


The world famous historian, Will Durant has written in his Story of Civilisation that “the Mohammedan conquest of India was probably the bloodiest story in history”.

India before the advent of Islamic imperialism was not exactly a zone of peace. There were plenty of wars fought by Hindu princes. But in all their wars, the Hindus had observed some time-honoured conventions sanctioned by the Sastras. The Brahmins and the Bhikshus were never molested. The cows were never killed. The temples were never touched. The chastity of women was never violated. The non-combatants were never killed or captured. A human habitation was never attacked unless it was a fort. The civil population was never plundered. War booty was an unknown item in the calculations of conquerors. The martial classes who clashed, mostly in open spaces, had a code of honor. Sacrifice of honor for victory or material gain was deemed as worse than death.

Islamic imperialism came with a different code–the Sunnah of the Prophet. It required its warriors to fall upon the helpless civil population after a decisive victory had been won on the battlefield. It required them to sack and burn down villages and towns after the defenders had died fighting or had fled. The cows, the Brahmins, and the Bhikshus invited their special attention in mass murders of non-combatants. The temples and monasteries were their special targets in an orgy of pillage and arson. Those whom they did not kill, they captured and sold as slaves. The magnitude of the booty looted even from the bodies of the dead, was a measure of the success of a military mission. And they did all this as mujahids (holy warriors) and ghazls (kafir-killers) in the service of Allah and his Last Prophet. Hindus found it very hard to understand the psychology of this new invader. For the first time in their history, Hindus were witnessing a scene which was described by Kanhadade Prabandha (1456 AD) in the following words: “The conquering army burnt villages, devastated the land, plundered people’s wealth, took Brahmins and children and women of all classes captive, flogged with thongs of raw hide, carried a moving prison with it, and converted the prisoners into obsequious Turks.” That was written in remembrance of Alauddin Khalji’s invasion of Gujarat in the year l298 AD. But the gruesome game had started three centuries earlier when Mahmud Ghaznavi had vowed to invade India every year in order to destroy idolatry, kill the kafirs, capture prisoners of war, and plunder vast wealth for which India was well-known.

3 Responses to “India before the advent of Islamic invasion was not a zone of peace”

  1. Pankaj said

    This blog has a lot of material on the Islamic invasion of India:

  2. rajesh said

    Don’t misunderstand that the jihadic activities are done by some radical misguided muslims and terrorists like Afzal & Osama are aberrations of islam.Actually they are the real face of islam & living as per Quaran & Muhamed. All islamic terrorism emnate from Quaran & Muhamed. Actually the peace loving Muslims are an aberration. It is not a religion of peace. It is actually a cult of violence and backward pulling ideology. Dont believe what I am saying.All of you must go through Quaran. There is an excellent site in net. Go through it, especially the debates by ALI SINA.The site is please please please go through this site ,every right thinking indian hindu, Xian, muslim or any religion. Fight this monster before it destroys the world.

  3. Laiba said

    Mr. Rajesh,
    Islam is not the religion of war. This is big misunderstanding that is found throughout the world these days. Those people who are terrorists and are killing people CANNOT BE MUSLIMS. As it is said in the Quran that the death of one innocent person is the death of the entire humanity. Those people who are doing all this and claim that they are Muslims, well they are not muslims and it is a controversy against ISLAM. One more thing, if any one wants to go through Quran, please DO NOT view it thorough XYZ sites. Read the Quran directly along with the meansings, then only you will know what this religion exactly teaches us. And if you need any help in its explanation, go to Quran is a complete code of life and not a book that teaches us about killing other people. And as far Hazrat Mohammad (P.B.U.H) is concerned, his way of living is an explanation of the Quran and any person who follows it exactly can never go wrong.

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