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Hindutva Fascists behind the campaign to ban the Quran verses

The demand to ban the Quran or some of its verses is part of a well-calculated design by Hindutva fascists under the militant Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh's religious leadership, RSS. With increased interactions between Zionist extremists, White right-wing Christian evangelists, liberal militants, and Hindutva fascists, Islam and Muslims have become easy targets. The purpose is to provoke Muslims and destabilize them in countries where they live as a minority. In India, it is also to incite Hindus against Muslims and present Islam as a violent religion to destroy the world.

Recently, the Hindutva fascists used Syed Waseem Rizvi, a former chairman of the Shia Central Board of Waqf in Uttar Pradesh, the Bollywood film producer Ram Ki Janmabhoom, Ayesha and a staunch supporter of Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party to serve this purpose. With the help of a Hindutva fascist, he filed a case in India's Supreme Court demanding to expunge 26 ayas or verses from the Quran because they promote violence and terror and threaten India's national security. He claimed that that the first three Caliphs after Prophet Muhammad inserted these ayas to encourage terror. The purpose is to intensify the already existing Shia and Sunni conflict and lead them to a non-reconciliation status.

Shia and Sunni scholars have differences over the political successors of Prophet Muhammad. Shia scholars view the first three Caliphs, namely Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman, as usurpers and Ali as the Prophet's only legitimate heir. In contrast, Sunni scholars reject that and describe Shias as a divisive force. Many in the Shia community curse the three Caliphas and other companions of the Prophet. During Muharram's first ten days, the cursings become louder with the passion play based on Karbala's events. The forces of Yezid, the monarch of Damascus claiming to be a Caliph, ordered the murder of the grandson of the Prophet who had declared his rule illegitimate.

The differences are well known to the world, and the power elites have always exploited them to ensure that the two groups do not come together to resolve the differences. Members of the two groups have often become puppets in other's hands to harm and hurt each other.

Rizvi is no different. His hatred is visible in his tirade against the people he describes as Sunnis.

Behind him are the Hindutva fascists who inspired him to challenge the authenticity of the Islamic scriptures and present them as terror documents. In 1984 also, the RSS sympathizers had an unsuccessful effort to seek a ban on the Quran.

Rizvi's main argument is that the 26 inserted by the so-called Sunni Caliphs verses he identified encourage terror. The fact is that Imam Ali, the fourth Caliph, whom Shia's consider a legitimate Imam ruled for years after the three Caliphs, and he never deleted them or questioned their validity. Shia's worldwide read from the copy of the Quran that is available in the Muslim world.

If he is concerned with violence in religious texts, then he should not single out the Quran. The Quran and Muslim scholars have explained the 26 verses and provided their context in defensive wars. They are available on the Web.

Shockingly, those who use Rizvis to rally against the Quran often ignore the violence found in Hindu scriptures.

There are several passages in Vedas calling for the death of disbelievers.

Rig Veda 7.6.3" May the fire divine chase away those infidels, who do not perform worship and who are uncivil in speech. They are niggards, unbelievers, say no tribute to fire divine and offer no homage.

The fire divine turns those godless people far away who institute no sacred ceremonies." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 9.63.5 "Augmenting the strength of resplendent self, urging the waters and rejuvenating all noble acts and destroying the infidels." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

One who does not offer Sacrifice is inhuman.

Rig Veda 8.70.11" May your friend, the cloud, hurl that Infidel down from heaven who differs from us in rites and rituals, is inhuman, who does not observe fire sacrifices, and who does not show reverence to Nature's bounties ." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 7.97.9" O Lord of knowledge, this laudation is for you…destroy the godless and the malice of our enemy." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 1.84. 8 When will he trample, like a weed, the man [Infidel] who hath no gift for him…

Yaska writes,

Nirukta 5.17 When, with his foot, will he trample the unworshipping man like a mushroom

Rig Veda 8.64.1-2 "May our hymns please you; O Lord of stubborn will power, please display your bounty. May you drive off the infidels. May you crush with your foot the niggard churls who offer no homage. You are powerful; there is none so powerful as you are." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 5.2.10" May you roaring flames, O adorable Lord, be manifest in the sky as sharp weapons, to destroy infidels. In his exhilaration may his shining splendor inflict destruction. The godless hands try to bind him from all sides but do not succeed." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 9.79.10" The powerful flowing elixir…It is the conferrer of wealth, the king of vigor; It crushes malignities and

harasses the enemies." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 8.76.11" Both the heaven and earth shudder when you, O the glorious Lord, uttering your fearful roar, crush down the Infidel." Tr. Satya Prakash Sarawati

Atharva Veda 5.21.3 'Let this war drum made of wood, muffled with leather straps, dear to all the persons of human race and bedewed with ghee, speak terror to our foemen ." Tr. Vaidyanath Shastri

Rig Veda 9.19.6 'May you bring near to us those who stand aloof; may you strike terror into our foe; o pure flowing elixir,

please transfer their riches to us." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati and Satyakam Vidyalankar

Yajur Veda 17.33" He is an ideal commander of the army, who is swift, keeps his arms sharpened, fearless like a strong bull, a zealous killer of foes, strikes terror in men …" Tr. Devi Chand

Atharva Veda 4.31.7" Let the King [Varuna] and Manyu, the warm emotion

give us the wealth of both kinds-earned and gathered. Let our enemies overwhelmed with terror in their mind and spirit and defeated in their design run away." Tr. Vaidyanath Shastri.

Yaska Acharya also writes about terror,

Nirukta 10.21 …These are hemistichs. Like a spear hurled, it inspires terror (among enemies) or courage (among friends)…

Yajur Veda 7.36" We learned persons accept as our ruler, thee, the introducer of new plans for our advancement, the master of loyal subjects, the embodiment of virtue, the most advanced in noble qualities and acts, the queller of the irreligious …" Tr. Devi Chand

Yajur Veda 7.44"…This fourth warrior, full of delight, should subdue the irreligious foes ." Tr. Devi Chand

Yajur Veda 13.12" O king, make progress in thy duty of administration, extend happiness to the virtuous. O terrible chastiser, burn down the irreligious foes. O splendid person, humiliate and consume utterly like dried up stubble, him, who encourages our enemy." Tr. Devi Chand

Atharva Veda 11.2.23 He who dwells fixed in the atmosphere, smiting the blasphemers of the god that do not sacrifice, to him be reverence with ten sakvarî−stanzas!

Killing Women and Children

Atharva Veda 11.2.21 Do not covet our cattle, our men, our goats and sheep! Bend thy course elsewhere, O strong god (ugra), slay the offspring of the blasphemers!

Atharva Veda 5.20.4-5" Let this war-drum victorious in the battle, loudly roaring and becoming the means of seizing whatever may be taken, be seen by all. Let this war-drum utter wonderful voice and let the army-controlling man capture the possessions of the enemies. Amid the conflict of the deadly weapons, let the woman of enemy waked by the roar and afflicted run forward in her terror hearing the resounding and far-reaching voice of the war-drum, holding her son in her hand ." Tr. Vaidyanath Shastri.

Rig Veda 10.118.8 So, Agni, with thy glowing face burn fierce against the female fiends, Shining among Uruksayas.

Rig Veda 1.103.6" To him, who is the performer of all deeds, the possessor and giver of strength, the mighty Lord, we offer devotional prayers. He, a highwayman, snatches wealth from the godless exploiters and gives it to honest devotees." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Griffith's translation,

Rig Veda 1.103.6"…The Hero, watching like a thief in ambush, goes parting the possessions of the godless ." Tr. Ralph T.H. Griffith

Rig Veda 1.93.4 Agni and Soma, famed is that your. prowess wherewith ye stole the kine, his food, from Paṇi …

Rig Veda 9.61.25" The elixir of divine love flows onward, chasing the malignant, and

driving off the withholders of wealth, and thus it proceeds to the holy abode of the glorious Lord." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 7.19.9 'O bounteous Lord, pious devotees, skilled in reciting hymns, sing their songs to you for your adoration. May you select us also to join them who, by their homage to you, have become entitled to appropriate the riches of infidels '. Tr. Satya Prakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 8.75.12 'Leave us not in this conflict as a bearer of load; snatch up the wealth of infidels and give it to us .' Tr. Satya Prakash Saraswati

Rig Veda 5.4.5"…May you come to bless our fire ritual. May you, having scattered all our adversaries, bring us the possessions of our foeman ." Tr. SatyaPrakash Saraswati

Here god is prayed to eliminate the rivals and to bring their wealth. Yaska writes on this verse,

"Having destroyed all assailants, bring us the treasures of our enemies, i.e., having destroyed the forces of our adversaries, bring to us the treasures or the food from the homes of our enemies."- Nirukta 4.5

Rizvi is a puppet. He is not the first or the last one. The Muslim community should refrain from seeing it in the context of Shia-Sunni disputes. One must expose the RSS, the Hindu fascists, the Zionist extremists, the white Christian supremacists, and the Liberal fanatics in their tirade against Islam and Muslims.

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