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Saturday, January 07, 2006

India - Center Of The Muslim World?

The title of a brilliant post by 'libertarian' at secular-right India. Discussing the potential for Indian Muslims taking over the intellectual leadership of the Muslim world, it is daring and very thought-provoking. A must read!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forget one important point. India may have a secular framework, its religious leaders do not. If leadership of the muslim world is to be usurped by someone from within the country, its will not be done by a Kalam/Shabana-Azmi types, it will be done by one of our 'imams'. Why would they ever prove to be better Muslim leaders, I fail to understand.

For instance, Hinduism is all tolerant and grand and all that is fine, but that may only be true for an average practitioner. I am as wary of our Shankaracharyas as I am of Muslim religious leaders.

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Also, if you argue that the religious minority position of Muslims in India would force a more secular outlook to their beliefs, then essentially you would have a Muslim-World elite always subdued by the Hindu-World. I am not even sure about its desirability, let alone feasibility.

10:36 am, January 07, 2006  
Blogger The A. said...

Er hello?

11:06 am, January 07, 2006  

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