Money Jihad recently sat down for an informative instant messaging interview with longtime reader and commenter Puneet Madaan. In this interview, Puneet shares his story about the murders of non-Muslims during the partition of India, which resulted in the deaths of 60 percent of the older generations of his family. Now living in Germany, Puneet finds that Europe is repeating the mistakes of India in the name of multiculturalism. For example, the number of dangerous mosques in Germany (often with funding from Turkey) is increasing exponentially, and the government encourages it or turns a blind eye. Puneet’s proposal? Learn from history and adopt a clear strategy to combat the problem.
MJ: Thanks for joining me for this IM interview! How are you doing?
Puneet: Fine, in fact, great. My last day in India, flying back to Germany tomorrow.
MJ: Were you in India on business or pleasure?
Puneet: Just on vacation at a pretty interesting time, especially seeing how anti-Israeli propaganda is being pushed in the Indian media, even though the Indian public is more pro-Israel.
MJ: Perhaps the media bias has something to do with the oil that India buys from Iran?
Puneet: Possibly. They were blaming Israel for the attack on Israeli embassy personnel in Delhi… I think we cannot fight it [radical Islam], till we put human rights above everything.
MJ: Speaking of human rights, you’ve mentioned that you used to be involved with the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam. Could you say more about that?
Puneet: Yes, HRCARI was an initiative–a learning curve for many–and it even includes Darfuri Muslims. Yet the point I learned is the limitation on our side. I, myself, am not in a single organisation that has a real goal… and I think till we define a clear goal, we will be defensive and losing ground day by day. I do not want to say that one has to take weapon, but being on the offensive in an ideological war at least requires a clear goal, which is missing in ‘fighting terrorism’ side.
MJ: But you’re no longer involved with HRCARI?
Puneet: I’m one of the founding members, though I’m no more 100% active with it…
MJ: I see. You also contributed to http://www.islam-watch.org?
Puneet: Yes, I did, though I’m unsatisfied with it… not because I disagree, but rather because real change requires real debates and [bringing] taboo issues of Islam in public–issues like apartheid in Mecca and Medina, the mandatory 6th part of Islamic banking, etc. And lobbies [interest groups] are not doing enough in this front.
MJ: You’re saying that these groups aren’t doing enough?
Puneet: Definitely not … If they were, wouldn’t we have sanctions against Saudi Arabia for its official apartheid signs on roads?
MJ: Are people in the West are afraid to speak the truth? You never seem to be afraid. You’ve gotten into some verbal tussles with Muslim commenters on our blog who don’t like the truth. They don’t scare you?
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