Tuesday, February 04, 2003

In case our government, I mean the terrorist threat, made you forget about the other religious fanatics [Times magazine]
During his trial, [Gandhi's assassin Nathuram] Godse made a long and eloquent speech claiming that Gandhi's ''constant and consistent pandering to the Muslims'' had left him with no choice. He blamed Gandhi for the ''vivisection of the country, our motherland'' and said that he hoped with Gandhi dead ''the nation would be saved from the inroads of Pakistan.'' Godse requested that no mercy be shown him at his trial and went cheerfully to the gallows in November 1949, singing paeans to the ''living Motherland, the land of the Hindus.''
Funny how people can get more worked up about a stupid Maxim cartoon than, say, state sponsored religious murder.


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