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Monday, April 16, 2012

Anti-Islam emails and my response

This is in response to one of the fellow Indians who keeps attacking Islam and demands that I answer his questions, and when I do that, he does not read a word, but continues to attack.

The role of a religious person is to mitigate conflicts and nurture good will, and as a Pluralist and a Muslim, I will continue to do that. Here is my response in the most simplistic terms:


We don't eat cholesterol loaded stuff or the food that is harmful to our blood pressure, intestines or the health. We don't drink the stuff that is injurious to our health.

However, not all people eat healthy food and drink healthy drinks.


If we nurture hate, malice, arrogance, anger and ill-will in our hearts and minds, we are contaminating the purity of our spirit, which is meant to be kept good, with that stuff in us, we don't feel good about ourselves and some times act weird. Whether I am a Hindu, Muslim, Christian or whatever, I will bear the burden of what I allow in my heart to grow, and as a consequence,  anxiety becomes the way of life for me, do I have a choice?

However, not all people follow their religion and do the right thing. 


You have a choice to find the truth about Islam, or you can live with seething anger and hate and live in tension every moment of your day.  You will not find the truth in the Front page Magazine and their likes, whose sole businesses is to sell hate and fear and make money. This scheme has generated them $42 Million dollars, at least they make the money, and what do you make with your hate for Muslims? A few claps from your friends?  

If you want to learn Islam, do it yourselves, it is your responsibility for your spiritual health and living a tension free life, but don't judge Islam by meeting a handful of bad guys. If you personally meet 100 Muslims, you are sure to find three or four  bad ones, that is the case with any group, isn't it? Let your sample be statistically significant to prevent you from falling in to the trap of stereotyping.  Don't do it for Islam, do it  for you own spiritual health.

You don’t have to live in anxieties my friend, find the truth on your own. Islam is as good a religion as any religion out there, if you have the will to see it.


I have a list of 36,000 people from Atheist to Zoroastrians and every one in between including the Native Americans. My work (rather service, as I have not received a pay check thus far) is pluralism and part of the work is removing the myths and falsities slapped on every religion including Islam and Hinduism. I am not teaching to Hindus as you claim, I am sharing with the humanity, and Hindus are part of that humanity and hope you are a part of the whole.

Venkat, you don't have to read my material, as simple as that.
Delete it, I will be happy, you and I both will save our time.

Take a look at my work:


In the following compilation, I will highlight some of the work I have done with and for Hindus and Hinduism. It is not just Hinduism, it is all people. If we are not willing to stand up for others, why should others stand up for us?

Go to Dallas Morning News - Texas Faith - I have written over 80 articles, 70 of them mention about Hinduism among other religions, and you can read some comments how people appreciate learning about Hinduism, go to my daily site www.TheGhousediary.com and just plug in Hindu in the search box. Go to Huffington post, there are another 40 pieces there...you see the pattern of inclusiveness, and its been there since 1993 when I entered public life. 

I was in a party last night, thanks to Satyan, who came up and shared the good things he is doing. When people talk ill about Muslims, he said, he will tell his personal stories and experiences and tell them that stereotyping is not good for anyone in the long run. Can you do that? Not as a favor to Muslims, but as the right thing to do. He always asks, until 9/11- everything was fine, wasn't it?

Its shame that it happened, and it is one of the reasons including praischit (repentance), that I have dedicated my life to Unite people. Take a look at www.Unitydayusa.com . I was on the radio that shameful day for 8 hours getting the entire DFW community on the air with me and making an effort to make sense out of the senselessness,  and at the end of the day we did; restored faith in our system and removed the fears. The Unity day continues.

I hope you can be a teacher of Hinduism, where people see you as a Model Hindu who is about the goodness. Hinduism is all about goodness and not the hate, anger and ill will that you exhibit in your emails. Seriously think about it, you can be a good ally to me in our efforts in removing myths about others.

If you care, take a look at these two videos, I have credited Bhagvad Gita for my being a Muslim as I have learned from it, that finding the truth is my own responsibility - it’s in the video and in my writings.

Mike Ghouse Challenges Quraan Translation with Pastor Robert Jeffress - 1 of 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMN8Zy1kc64&feature=relmfu

Mike Ghouse Challenges Quraan Translation with Pastor Robert Jeffress - 2 of 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOFLQSAOhA

It is your responsibility to promote what is good, or believe in whatever is dished out to you. Choose mukti or bondage. 

Satyameva Jayate.

Mike Ghouse

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Mike Ghouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairs, Islam, India, Israel, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he writes weekly at Dallas Morning News and regularly at Huffington post,and several other periodicals. www.TheGhousediary.com is Mike's daily blog.

1 comment:

  1. I'm very impressed of your attempt & endeavour to bring people, not only Americans, together inspite of all natural differences especially in mind.
    I must say I feel you are speaking my words, even if I never used the term "pluralistic". I grew in a regionally 'pluralistic' atmosphere, and got to do through my life experience with almost all world Nationalities & races, which enriched my love to everything NEW. I think now it is utterly obvious to embrace all natural differences as God-given, and therefore not to be the least reason for discomfort or unease.
    I agree with you that individuals are responsioble for every distortion of each religions good values; it's most of the cases an extremist position which makes someone filled with hatred towards everything different to him/her. Therefore we have to struggle for a better understanding of the true coreS of religions and expose the extremists in order to bring light into our world's darkness.
    Thank you for all your contributions for the world's welfare!

    Radhouane Ghayth. "redonegate@hotmail.fr"