True versus pseudo secularism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Pradeep
    • 07.10.10 | 11:14 (IST)

    It is very easy to say that a state is not secular. But the Arab origin (muslim) citizens ought to think what a hardcore muslim state would or would not have allowed. It is very easy to voice a protest in India, US or Israel. Because ironically all are engaged into proving their secular credentials. What a joke! Why are we indeed so obsessed in proving our secular credentials? It is ok when Saudi Arabia and many other nations declare themselves openly as Islamic countries/states and we (jews and hindus and the like) being forced to prove our secular credentials. No!! Just as proudly as some of these countries pronounce themselves as Islamic countries, we should not hesitate in declaring our country as a Jewish or Hindu state. What are we ashamed about? It is our lenient and open culture that is being exploited by extremists all over the world -let's not forget this. I am proud to be a Hindu and can really appreciate the anger and frustration of my Jewish brothers who are forced to prove their secular credentials. Islam professes non-believers (in Islam as heretics and more importantly as enemies ) who MUST be killed!! Muslims should pause and assess how credulous or sane the teachings are... A religion which teaches its followers that all the "others or non-believers" are enemies and must be eliminated" is doing a great disservice to its followers. It is making them look like and turning them into blood thirsty zealots... It's high time that sane muslims do a reality check and learn to live at peace with others. Else, their own teachings are a classic case of "self destruct mode" - their religion will destroy them and their generations to come. If they would like to change this, they should come out of this insane sense of "universal brotherhood" and be loyal to their respective nations. Else they can incredulously watch as the whole world rejects their ideology and treats them as a cancer. Peace. Pradeep

    from the article: Loyalty oath proves Israel is racist, say Israeli Arab leaders
    First published 09:50 07.10.10 | Last updated 09:50 07.10.10
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