Present day Islamic extremism and human civilization

After Hitler’s terrorism which caused untold sufferings to the jews, the next worst form of terrorism in human history in the world is caused by the present-day Islamic. extremists.

by N. S. Venkataraman

Ever since human civilization has been on record, several religions have sprung up in different parts of the world. Some of these religions still remain localized and not much known to the outside world and some other religions are well known with millions of people belonging to the religion spread all over the world.

While religions have come up from time to time, the fact is that every religion has spread at the cost of another religion. Such spread has taken place by members of one religion being converted to another by coercion and force or by brainwashing claiming the superiority of one religion over the other or by enticement. This trend has naturally resulted in conflicts between different religions, which started hundreds of years back and persist till today. It appears that such conflicts will not go away any time in future, since conversion of people from one religion to another continues to take place by fair or foul means.

Such conflicts exist not only between different religions but also between sects and groups in the same religion. Such a situation has caused intra religious war and intra caste war many times in the past all over the world.

One has to view the present day Islamic extremism, keeping in view the past history as indicated above.

While extremism exiss in some form or the other …read more

Source:: SL Guardian English