Sri Lanka bombings

Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
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Of course, most Indian muslims are different and do not fall prey to radicalization. However, it is not impossible that a handful could get radicalized.
There is no reason to assume Indian Muslims are any more resilient to radicalisation than anyone else.
 
Oct 2015
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India
One of the liberal muslims has quoted some number on this. India has 200 million Muslims but only about 20 left India to join ISIS war. Sri Lanka, on the other, hand has a total population around 200 million (of which only 10% are Muslims) but 30+ muslims left Sri Lanka to join ISIS. This shows the difference in inclination of general population.

Secondly, almost all terror activities emerge from Wahabi followers and from the larger group of Sunni Muslims. In India Sunni muslims are majority but they are unable to become the 'Big Boss'. Due to Indian political system Sunnis can not persecute other muslim sects in India like Shia (Yemen vs Saudi war), Bohras, and Ahmadis (treated as non-Muslims in Pakistan), Ismailis, and still others. So Sunnis are not as aggressive as in other countries.

Of course, the danger of radical islam in India always exists (as everywhere else in the world). One bad fish is enough to spoil the whole pond. Moreover Sri Lanka is too close to Indian mainland (~30 kms) and borders are not water tight.
 
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Apr 2019
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India
One of the liberal muslims has quoted some number on this. India has 200 million Muslims but only about 20 left India to join ISIS war. Sri Lanka, on the other, hand has a total population around 200 million (of which only 10% are Muslims) but 30+ muslims left Sri Lanka to join ISIS. This shows the difference in inclination of general population.

Secondly, almost all terror activities emerge from Wahabi followers and from the larger group of Sunni Muslims. In India Sunni muslims are majority but they are unable to become the 'Big Boss'. Due to Indian political system Sunnis can not persecute other muslim sects in India like Shia (Yemen vs Saudi war), Bohras, and Ahmadis (treated as non-Muslims in Pakistan), Ismailis, and still others. So Sunnis are not as aggressive as in other countries.

Of course, the danger of radical islam in India always exists (as everywhere else in the world). One bad fish is enough to spoil the whole pond. Moreover Sri Lanka is too close to Indian mainland (~30 kms) and borders are not water tight.
A huge number of Indian muslims have been completely radicalized in past few decades. Your friend's numbers do not reflect the reality. I've seen clerics openly enticing anti-India and anti-kaffir sentiments. Don't be a simpleton. Read between the lines.

Sunnis can't openly prosecute Shias because of the Indian system but in small cities Shia-Sunni fights are very common. Indian media don't disclose their identity while counting dead bodies neither it may create nationwide riots.

Only reason we did not witness any terrorist attack throughout the country (except in J&K) in last five years is due to Modi government. They have given free hand to all of vigilence agencies. The previous UPA government was incredibly soft on the potential terror groups for maintaining 'communal harmony'.