The level of pure hate between Hindu’s and Muslims is insane.
I have several friends that are Hindu’s and Muslims. They all appear to be good, honest, hardworking men. Unless they’re talking about each other.
(My Muslim and Hindu female friends are all very sweet, but some of the nicest women you’ll ever meet are from cultures that are overtly paternal. Spending your life being brow beaten by men will do that to a woman.)
The base, banal hatred that exists between Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan is as severe as the hatred between Muslim Palestine and Jewish Israel. If you asked me what the chances are for a nuclear war between the two countries, I would say, highly likely.
My Hindu and Muslim friends have said things about each other to me that are so breathtakingly vulgar, I won’t say them even on my blog.
The latest diffusing of tensions between Pakistan and India was the work of the Pakistani PM Imran khan, a former cricket player who spent most of his life in England and is married to a British model. Khan is a lot of things, but Muslim is not one of them, although he likes to play the part. What ever convinced this guy to run for Prime Minister of Pakistan is anybody’s guess, but given Pakistan’s history, one can only hope he makes it to age 70.
When I worked in Saudi Arabia, one of my employee’s was a man named Mohammad. We called him “little guy.” He was the best worker I ever had. He once said to me, “Mr. Paul, we are needing nuclear weapons so we can kill the Indians.” This sums up the love lost.
The recent violence in Sri Lanka should come as no surprise to Catholics. Expect it to increase radically as more Muslims work to exterminate Christians worldwide. Whereas attacks against Muslims tend to be lone lunatics, attacks against Catholics are organized and financed through a network of well financed madrassas. Since western governments refuse to protect Catholics or Christians, Christianity could for all intents and purposes, disappear in Asia as well as the middle east.
There are 5 Catholic Universities in Pakistan and 86 in India. Most of India’s wealth has been created by Catholics and it’s richest province is Catholic Goa.
In the meantime, as China invests more and more money in Pakistan, look at that situation to become a boiling point. The next world war could very well be in Asia, and as WW2 cost 70 million lives, this war will cost 5X as many.
The era of western dominance in Asia is likely over, and like Europe in the 20th century, the end of empire dominance will open old wounds and old hatreds. In my opinion, the future of Asia has never been this bleak.