history of the Islamic invasion of India which involved massive genocide and enslavement
of Hindus-is not known by many people, particularly in the West where the history of Asia
is not regarded as very important. Some would like to pretend that it didn't exist at all,
or that the scale of atrocities was really very small, that its intentions were not
religious conversion but military conquest, or that being a thing of the past we ought to
forget about it today in order to protect communal harmony in the country.
India partitioned itself in 1947 in favor of the Muslim minority,
which claimed that it could not live in a Hindu majority state. In the process the Hindu
temples left in Pakistan were taken over by the Muslims and frequently destroyed. Even the
governments and armies of Pakistan and Bangladesh at times have participated in such Hindu
temple destruction activity.
The real history of India is thus one of Hindu temples
being routinely destroyed by Muslims on a massive scale, and yet this is seldom ignored.
On the contrary, the image of Hindus as mosque destroyers was portrayed, not that of
Muslims as temple-destroyers which is a much more accurate depiction.