CRIMES AGAINST "DISUNITED, WEAK AND PERISHING" HINDUSTHAN
Date: 02 Mar 2009
Part 6- CRIMES AGAINST INDIA-
by Stephen Knapp
This is the sixth in the series (previous parts available on request)
Extract from the book ‘CRIMES AGAINST INDIA and THE NEED TO PROTECT ITS ANCIENT VEDIC TRADITION’ by : Stephen Knapp. - www.Stephen-Knapp.com
THE ATTACKS OF MAHMOUD GHAZNI
One of the most savage of all invaders was Muhammad of Ghazni. He had vowed to invade India every year in order to destroy the worship of deities, which is part of the Vedic tradition. He also wanted to kill the infidels, capture slaves, and collect whatever he could of India ’s vast wealth. ….He stayed there for a few years with his mullahs to convert the Hindus… His booty was many thousands of coins and gold and silver, and many precious stones and embroidered cloth.. Here he also kindled his appetite for slaughtered Hindus, worthy slaves, and portable wealth. In 1011 he went on to attack the undefended city of Thanesar , where he destroyed numerous temples and deities. The main deity …was taken back to Ghazni and there put on the street of the public square for the defilement under the feet of faithful Muslims.
According to the descriptions of the Islamic record Tarikh-i-Yamini of Utbi ..Mahmoud’s secretary, “The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously that the stream was discolored, notwithstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink from it. The Sultan returned with plunder which is impossible to count. Praise be to Allah for the honour he bestows on Islam and Muslims.”
.. It is recorded: “After the Sultan had purified Hind from idolatry, and raised mosques therein, he determined to invade the capital of Hind to punish those who kept idols and would not acknowledge the unity of God… … But his ignorance continues when he cannot understand the vastness of time and how long ago the world had been created. The Kitabu’l-Yamini goes on to relate: “A stone was found there in the temple of the great Budda on which an inscription was written purporting that the temple had been founded 50,000 years ago. The Sultan was surprised at the ignorance of these people, because those who believe in the true faith [Islam] represent that only seven hundred years have elapsed since the creation of the world, .. The Sultan asked his wise men the meaning of this inscription and they all concurred in saying that it was false, and no faith was to be put in the evidence of a stone. ”Thus, their insurmountable ignorance kept them from understanding the profound nature and antiquity of what they were seeing, having been blinded by their own religious bias.
In 1013, Mahmoud set his sites on Nandana, …which paved the way for the destruction of more temples, and the slaughter of innocent civilians….the Sultan brought back immense booty, and so many slaves that they sold most cheaply. Even noble men of India became the slaves of common shopkeepers.
MAHMOUD GHAZNI’S ATTACK ON MATHURA
Now it was easy for Mahmoud to attack into the heart of India . …In December of 1018, ….marched into Mathura district… that many men tried to flee the fort and cross the foaming river, but many were drowned, slain, or captured. Almost 50,000 men were killed. Then Mahmoud directly attacked Mathura , the town sacred for Lord Krishna. He was quite impressed by the main Keshava Rai temple, the temple that marks the birth site of Lord Krishna, thinking that it must have taken 200 years to build. Nonetheless, he burned the huge temple to the ground. The pillage of the city went on for 20 days, in which Mahmoud gave instruction to destroy all of the temples. There he took five golden deities and 200 silver deities, leaving the city in ruins.
.. “In Kanauj there were nearly 10,000 temples, which the idolaters falsely and absurdly represented to have been founded by their ancestors two or three hundred thousand years ago…” Of course, the Muslim invaders could not understand such a span of time and continued with the destruction of all things non-Muslim. Seeing the destruction of so many temples and deities, many citizens fled, and those who did not were butchered. The soldiers were given free reign to plunder and take captives in whatever way they liked.
… the next city to be attacked, where the Brahmanas fought to the last man, only after they had thrown their children and wives into the fire to prevent them from being taken as slaves, which would have been worse than death. .. From this campaign he returned to Ghazni with 53,000 slaves, so many that it is written how the countries of Mawaraun-Nahr, Iraq, and Khurasan were filled with them in a common slavery of fair and dark, rich and poor.
(If you shedding tears for the current situation in Iraq , think of the above)
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© Extracts re-produced with the kind permission from the Author - Stephen Knapp.
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