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How to wipe out Islamic terror

Dr. Subramaniam Swamy

July 14, 2011
The terrorist blast in Mumbai on July 13, 2011 requires a decisive soul searching by Hindus
of India. Hindus cannot accept to be killed in this Halal fashion, continuously bleeding every
day, till the nation finally collapses.
Terrorism, I define here as the illegal use of force to overawe the civilian population to make
it do or not do an act against their will and well-being.
There are about 40 reported and unreported terrorist attacks per month in the country. That is
why the recent US National Counter-Terrorism Centre publication A Chronology of
International Terrorism states: India suffered more terrorist acts than any other country.
While the PM thinks that Maoists threat is most serious, I think Islamic terrorism is an even
more serious existential threat. If we did not have today the present Union
Home Minister, PM, and UPA chairperson, then Maoists can be eliminated in a month, much
as I did with the LTTE in Tamil Nadu, as a senior minister in 1991, or MGR did with the
Naxalites in the early 1980s. Islamic threat to the nation is different.
Why is Islamic terrorism our number one problem of national security? About this there will
be no doubt in anyone's mind after 2012. By that year, I expect a Taliban takeover in Pakistan
and the Americans to flee Afghanistan. Then, Islam will confront Hinduism to complete
unfinished business. Already the successor to Osama Bin Laden as the Al Qaeda leader has
declared that India is the priority target for that terrorist organisation and not the USA.

Fanatic Muslims consider Hindu dominated India as "an unfinished chapter of Islamic
conquests". I may be recalled that all other countries conquered by Islam became 100%
converted to Islam within two decades of the Islamic invasion. India is the exception.
Undivided India in 1947 was 75% Hindu even after 800 years of brutal Islamic rule. That is
jarring for the Islamic fanatics.
Let us remember that every Hindu-Muslim riot in India since 1947, has been ignited by
Muslim fanatics if one goes by all the Commissions of Inquiry set up after every riot.
Even the Gujarat riots were triggered by the brutal killing of 56 women and children by
setting fire to a rail coach in Godhra.
By todays definition these riots are all terroristacts. Muslims, though a minority in India, still
have fanatics who dare tolead violent attacks against Hindus. Other Muslims of India just
lump it, sulk or rejoice. That is the history from Babars time to Aurangzeb. There have been
exceptions to this apathy of Muslims like Dara Shikoh, in the old days, or like M J Akbar and
Salman Haidar today who are not afraid to speak out against Islamic terror, but still they
remain exceptions.
*Blame the Hindus*
In one sense, I do not blame the Muslim fanatics for targeting Hindus. I blame us Hindus who
have taken their individuality permitted in Sanatana Dharma to the extreme. Millions of
Hindus can assemble without state patronage for Kumbh Mela completely self-organised, but
they all leave for home oblivious of the targeting of Hindus in Kashmir, Mau, Melvisharam
and Malappuram and do not lift their little finger to help organise Hindus. For example, if
half the Hindus vote together rising above their caste and language, a genuine Hindu party
will have a two-thirds majority in Parliament and Assemblies.
The secularists now tout instances of Hindu fanatics committing terrorist attacks against
Muslims or other minorities. But these attacks are mostly state sponsored, often by the

Congress itself, and not by Hindu non-state actors. Muslim-led attacks are however all by
non-state actors unless one includes the ISI and rogue elements in Pakistans army which
are aiding them, as state sponsoring.
Fanatic Muslim attacks have been carried out to target and demoralise the Hindus, to make
Hindus yield that which they should not, with the aim of undermining and ultimately to
dismantle the Hindu foundation of India. This is the unfinished war of 1,000 years which
Osama bin Laden talks about. In fact, the earliest terror tactics in India were deployed in
Bengal 1946 by Suhrawady and Jinnah to terrorise Hindus to give in on the demand for
Pakistan. The Congress party claiming to represent the Hindus capitulated, and handed 25 per
cent of India on a platter to Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Now they want the remaining 75 per cent.
*Forces against Hindus*
This is not to say that other stooges have not targeted Hindus. During the last six decades
since Independence, British imperialist-inspired Dravidian movement led by E V
Ramaswamy Naicker, in the name of rationalism tried to debunk as irrational the Hindu
religion, and terrorised the Hindu priestly class, ie, the Brahmins, for propagating the Hindu
The movements organisational arm, the Dravida Kazhagam (DK), had venerated Ravana for
50 years to spite the Hindu adoration of Rama and vulgarise the abduction of Sita, till the DK
belatedly learnt that Ravana was a Brahmin and a pious bhakta of Lord Shiva too.
Abandoning this course of defaming Ramayana, the DK have now become stooges of the
anti-Indian LTTE which has specialised in killing the Hindu Tamil leadership in Sri Lanka.
Of course the DK has now been orphaned by the decimation of the LTTE.
*Civil war situation*
In the 1960s, the Christian missionaries had inspired the Nagas. The Nagas also wanted to
further amputate Bharat Mata by seeking secession of Nagaland from the nation. In the

1980s, the Hindus of Manipur were targeted by foreign-trained elements. Manipuris were
told:give up Hinduism or be killed. In Kashmir, since the beginning of the 1990s, militants in
league with the Pakistan-trained terrorists also targeted the Hindus by driving the Hindu
Pandits out of the Valley, or killing them or dishonouring their women folk.
Recognising that targeting of Hindus is being widely perceived, and that Muslims of India are
largely just passive spectators, the foreign patrons of Islamic terrorists are beginning to
engage in terrorist acts that could pit Muslims against Hindus in nation-wide conflagration
and possible civil war as in Serbia and Bosnia.
Muslims cannot be divided into moderates and extremists because the former just
capitulate when confronted. Recently, Pakistan civilian government capitulated on kite
flying and banned it because Taliban considers it as Hindu. Moderate governments of
Malaysia and Kazhakstan are now demolishing Hindu temples.
*Collective response*
Hence, the first lesson to be learnt from recent history of Islamic terrorism against India, and
for tackling terrorism in India is that the Hindu is the target and that Muslims of India are
being programmed by a slow reactive process to become radical and thus slide into suicide
against Hindus. It is to undermine the Hindu psyche and create fear of civil war that terror
attacks are organised.
And hence since the Hindu is the target, Hindus must collectively respond as Hindus against
the terrorist and not feel individually isolated or worse, be complacent because he or she is
not personally affected. If one Hindu dies merely because he or she was a Hindu, then a bit of
every Hindu also dies. This is an essential mental attitude, a necessary part of a virat Hindu
(for fuller discussion of the concept of virat Hindu, see my Hindus Under Siege: The Way
Out Haranand, 2006).

Therefore we need today a collective mindset as Hindus to stand against the Islamic terrorist.
In this response, Muslims of India can join us if they genuinely feel for the Hindu. That they
do, I will not believe, unless they acknowledge with pride that though they may be Muslims,
their ancestors are Hindus.
It is not easy for them to acknowledge this ancestry because the Muslim mullah would
consider it as unacceptable since that realisation would dilute the religious fervour in their
faith and also create an option for their possible re-conversion to Hinduism. Hence, these
religious leaders preach hatred and violence against the kafir i.e, the Hindu (for example read
Chapter 8 verse 12 of the Quran) to keep the faith of their followers. The Islamic terrorist
outfits, e.g the SIMI, has already resolved that India is Darul Harab, and they are committed
to make it Darul Islam. That makes them free of any moral compunction whatsoever in
dealing with Hindus.
*Brihad Hindu Samaj*
But still, if any Muslim does so acknowledge his or her Hindu legacy, then we Hindus can
accept him or her as a part of the Brihad Hindu Samaj, which is Hindustan. India that is
Bharat that is Hindustan is a nation of Hindus and others whose ancestors are Hindus. Even
Parsis and Jews in India have Hindu ancestors. Others, who refuse to so acknowledge or
those foreigners who become Indian citizens by registration can remain in India, but should
not have voting rights (which means they cannot be elected representatives).
Hence, to begin with, any policy to combat terrorism must begin with requiring each and
every Hindu becoming a committed or virat Hindu. To be a virat Hindu one must have a
Hindu mindset, a mindset that recognises that there is vyaktigat charitra (personal character)
and a rashtriya charitra (national character).
It is not enough if one is pious, honest and educated. That is the personal character only.
National character is a mindset actively and vigorously committed to the sanctity and

integrity of the nation. For example, Manmohan Singh, our prime minister, has high personal
character (vyaktigat charitra), but by being a rubber stamp of a semi-literate Sonia Gandhi,
and waffling on all national issues, he has proved that he has no rashtriya charitra.
The second lesson for combating the terrorism we face today is: since demoralising the Hindu
and undermining the Hindu foundation of India in order to destroy the Hindu civilisation, is
the goal of all terrorists in India we must never capitulate and never concede any demand of
the terrorists. The basic policy has to be: never yield to any demand of the terrorists. That
necessary resolve has not been shown in our recent history. Instead ever since we conceded
Pakistan in 1947 under duress, we have been mostly yielding time and again.
*Bowing to terrorists*
In 1989, to obtain the release of Mufti Mohammed Sayeeds daughter, Rubaiyya who had
been kidnapped by terrorists, five terrorists in Indian jails were set free by the V P Singhs
government. This made these criminals in the eyes of Kashmiri separatists and fence sitters
heroes, as those who had brought Indias Hindu establishment on its knees. To save Rubaiyya
it was not necessary to surrender to terrorist demands.
A worse capitulation to terrorists in our modern history was in the Indian Airlines IC-814
hijack in December 1999 staged in Kandahar. The government released three terrorists even
without getting court permission (required since they were in judicial custody). Moreover,
they were escorted by a senior minister on the PMs special Boeing all the way to Kandahar
as royal guests instead of being shoved across the Indo-Pakistan border.
Worse still, all the three after being freed, went back to Pakistan and created three separate
terrorist organisations to kill Hindus. Mohammed Azhar, whom the National Security Advisor
Brijesh Mishra had then described as a mere harmless cleric, upon his release led the LeT
to savage and repeated terrorist attacks on Hindus all over India from Bangalore to Srinagar.
Since mid-2000, Azhar is responsible for the killing of over 2,000 Hindus and the attack on

Parliament on December 13, 2001. Omar Sheikh who helped al-Qaeda is in jail in US
custody for killing US journalist Daniel Pearl, while the third, Zargar is engaged today in
random killings of Hindus in Doda and Jammu after founding Al-Mujahideen Jingaan.
This Kandahar episode proves that we should never negotiate with terrorists, never yield. If
you do, then sooner or later you will end up losing more lives than you will ever save by a
deal with terrorists.
*Moment of truth*
The third lesson to be learnt is that whatever and however small the terrorist incident, the
nation must retaliatenot by measured and sober responses but by massive retaliation.
Otherwise what is the alternative? Walk meekly to death expecting that our sober responses
will be rewarded by our neighbours and their patrons? We will be back to 1100 AD fooled
into suicidal credulity. We should not be ghouls for punishment from terrorists and their
patrons. We should retaliate.
For example, when Ayodhya temple was sought to be attacked, this was not a big terrorist
incident but we should have massively retaliated by re-building the Ram temple at the site.
This is Kaliyug, and hence there is no room for sattvic responses to evil people. Hindu
religion has a concept of apat dharma and we should invoke it. This is the moment of truth
for us. Either we organise to survive as a civilisation or vanish as the Persian, Babylonian,
and Egyptian civilisations did centuries ago before the brutal Islamic onslaught. For that our
motto should be Saam, Dhaam, Bheda, Danda.
*Poverty is no factor*
What motivates the Islamic terrorists in India? Many are advising us Hindus to deal with the
root cause of terrorism rather than concentrate on eradicating terrorists by retaliation. And
pray what is the root cause?

According to bleeding heart liberals, terrorists are born or bred because of illiteracy, poverty,
oppression, and discrimination. They argue that instead of eliminating them, the root cause of
these four disabilities in society should be removed. Only then terrorism will disappear.
Before replying to this, let us understand that I have serious doubts about the integrity of
these liberals, or more appropriately, these promiscuous intellectuals. They seek to deaden the
emotive power of the individual and render him passive (inculcate majboori in our psyche).
A nation state cannot survive for long with such a capitulationist mentality.
It is rubbish to say that terrorists who mastermind the attacks are poor. Osama bin laden for
example is a billionaire. Islamic terrorists are patronised by those states that have grown rich
from oil revenues. In Britain, the terrorists arrested so far for the bombings are all well-to-do
persons. Nor are terrorists uneducated. Most of terrorist leaders are doctors, chartered
accountants, MBAs and teachers. For example, in the failed Times Square New York episode,
the Islamic terrorist Shahzad studied and got an MBA from a reputed US university. He was
from a highly placed family in Pakistan. He certainly faced no discrimination and oppression
in his own country. The gang of nine persons who hijacked four planes on September 11,
2001 and flew them into the World Trade Towers in New York and other targets were
certainly not discriminated or oppressed in the United States. Hence it is utter rubbish to say
that terror is the outcome of the poverty terrorists face.
If we accept the Left-wing liberals argument, does it mean that in Islamic countries, the non-
Islamic religious minority who are discriminated and oppressed can take to terrorism? In the
Valley, where Muslims are in majority, not only Article 370 of the Constitution provides
privileges to the majority but it is the minority Hindus who have been slaughtered, or raped,
and dispossessed. They have become refugees in squalid conditions in their own country.
It is also a ridiculous idea that terrorists cannot be deterred because they are irrational, willing
to die, and have no return address. Terrorist masterminds have political goals and a method
in their madness. An effective strategy to deter terrorism is therefore to defeat those political
goals and to rubbish them by counter-terrorist action. How is that strategy to be structured? In

a brilliant research paper published by Robert Trager and Dessislava Zagorcheva this year
(Deterring Terrorism International Security, vol 30, No 3, Winter 2005/06, pp 87-123) has
provided the general principles to structure such a strategy.
Applying these principles, I advocate the following strategy to negate the political goals of
Islamic terrorism in India, provided the Muslim community fail to condemn these goals and
call them un-Islamic:

Goal 1: Overawe India on Kashmir.
Strategy: Remove Article 370, and re-settle ex-servicemen in the Valley. Create Panun
Kashmir for Hindu Pandit community. Look or create opportunity to take over PoK. If
Pakistan continues to back terrorists, assist the Baluchis and Sindhis to struggle for
Goal 2: Blast our temples and kill Hindu devotees.
Strategy: Remove the masjid in Kashi Vishwanath temple complex, and 300 others in other
sites as a tit-for-tat.
Goal 3: Make India into Darul Islam.
Strategy: Implement Uniform Civil Code, make Sanskrit learning compulsory and singing of
Vande Mataram mandatory, and declare India as Hindu Rashtra in which only those non-
Hindus can vote if they proudly acknowledge that their ancestors are Hindus. Re-name India
as Hindustan as a nation of Hindus and those whose ancestors are Hindus.
Goal 4: Change Indias demography by illegal immigration, conversion, and refusal to adopt
family planning.

Strategy: Enact a national law prohibiting conversion from Hindu religion to any other
religion. Re-conversion will not be banned. Declare caste is not birth-based but code of
discipline based. Welcome non-Hindus to re-convert to the caste of their choice provided they
adhere to the code of discipline. Annex land from Bangladesh in proportion to the illegal
migrants from that country staying in India. At present, northern one-third from Sylhet to
Khulna can be annexed to re-settle the illegal migrants.
Goal 5: Denigrate Hinduism through vulgar writings and preaching in mosques, madrassas,
and churches to create loss of self-respect amongst Hindus and make them fit for capitulation.
Strategy: Propagate the development of a Hindu mindset (see my new book Hindutva and
National Renaissance, Haranand, 2010).
India can solve its terrorist problem within five years by such a deterrent strategy, but for that
we have to learn the four lessons outlined above, and have a Hindu mindset to take bold,
risky, and hard decisions to defend the nation. If the Jews can be transformed from lambs
walking meekly to the gas chambers to fiery lions in just 10 years, it is not difficult for
Hindus in much better circumstances (after all we are 83 per cent of India), to do so in five
Guru Gobind Singh has shown us the way already, how just five fearless persons under
spiritual guidance can transform a society. Even if half the Hindu voters are persuaded to
collectively vote as Hindus, and for a party sincerely committed to a Hindu agenda, then we
can forge an instrument for change. And that ultimately is the bottom line in the strategy to
deter terrorism in a democratic Hindustan at this moment of truth.
About the author:
Subramanian Swamy, Janata Party President is a Professor of Economics and a former Union
Cabinet Minister.