Horror Show Sunday: Don’t Steal Cows Either

As long as I’m talking about irrational Hindus, I might as well get it out of my system.  In northern India, a mob of those fun-loving Hindus have murdered yet another Muslim because they thought he stole a cow.

Mohammad Hasmat Ali was found dead, beaten to death in the remote village of Uchekon Moiba Thongkhong in Manipur. The victim lived in the neighboring village of Keirao Makting where he worked at a Muslim madrassa.  While Ali had no clear connection to the crime, he was the fourth victim of Hindu violence against Muslims in six weeks.

“What is happening here is completely wrong — people taking the law into their hands. We face the problem of mob justice in this area, and we are trying to do our best to contain it.” said Naba Kanta, the senior police official. Violence against non-Hindus is on the increase because the government of India allows cattle slaughter and consumption.  Some Hindus within the government have been pushing for bans on cattle killing nationwide.

There are even Hindu vigilante groups that are violently attacking those suspected of eating beef.  A Hindu mob in the Kashmir Valley in northern India threw a firebomb into a truck that was suspected of carrying beef.  The driver suffered horrific burns and died a few days later.  Just days later, another Muslim man was murdered by a mob in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh when he was suspected of smuggling cattle for consumption.

This is what happens when crazy people hold irrational beliefs that cannot be justified in reality.  Fanatics in any numbers who think their religious beliefs are more important than the people around them invariably lead to violence and death. Just looking through Horror Show Sunday proves that beyond any doubt.  It doesn’t matter what religion you’re talking about, it matters only that these people believe absurd things.  And they say religion doesn’t cause any harm.  I call bullshit.

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