Patronizing genocide |

Patronizing genocide

How ironic the recent letter (“Punishing terrorists,” Sept. 13) complained of the Iraq war in all those horrible terms while stating the “architect” dreams away in the “Hindu Kush.”

Those dastardly Hindus!

What the writer could have taken the time to say, out of respect to Hindus, is that the name “Hindu Kush” means “Hindu Slaughter” in Persian, after the conquering of this wide area in Northeastern Afghanistan by the Muslims around 1000 A.D. This was a peaceful cradle of both Hindus and Buddhists (as evidenced by the recent destruction of the cliffside stone Buddhas by the Taliban). The people were conquered, enslaved and taken away. (Now known as the “Gypsies,” they no longer have a homeland.)

So please, don’t think for one second that these groups have anything to do with supporting Muslims. They’re simply yet another victim of Western religion’s patronizing genocide.

Tom Gleason

Rough and Ready

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