Thursday, February 09, 2006

Hypocrisy #06 - A Religion of Moderates

First it was a few scattered protests,
then they started burning embassies and flags,
then came the calls for economic boycott,
there was talk of beheading the culprits,
Now people have started dying.
All over a few cartoons of Prophet Mohammed published by a newspaper in Denmark.

The prophet has told he should never be picturised / idolised (It does make sense.... Worshipping god instead of idols/ images)
But he never asked people to kill others or even his fellow Muslims if he were ever picturised....

Sometime back M.F.Hussain had painted several Hindu goddesses including Saraswati, Lakshmi and now Bharathmata nude.
Why is it that he wasn't deported out of the country?
Why was he let off with just an apology?

A company in the US of A made slippers with Lord Ganesha's images on them.
Another made Toilet seats with Lord Ganesha and Goddess Kali on them.
Why didn't we boycott US products?
Why didn't we burn down US embassies?

Are we a county of Moderates?
Does it mean we respect the freedom of expression?
(We know what happened to Kushboo!)

Where are the self-styled guardians of Tamil Culture when 'disrespect' is heaped upon India and Hinduism?

Whether it's the prophet's cartoons where Islamic radicals are wrecking havoc
Or pre-marital sex where a political party created an issue.

It's always about a few hypocritical Politicians and their political games.
It's never about the general population like you and me...


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