The Indian Sub-Continent: On the Edge of Chaos

Tomorrow’s World News Bureau
 
India and Pakistan are at a critical crossroads and will, in all likelihood, experience increasing bloodshed and chaos in the years just ahead, as the world careens toward the devastation prophesied to occur just before the return of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24).

Under pressure from Washington, Pakistani military forces are on the move against the Taliban, which has violated its peace deal with Islamabad. The United States needs Pakistan as an ally in its attempts to wipe out radical Islamic terror groups. Yet this deeply divided Muslim nation is distracted by internal warfare that could soon bring down its democratically elected government. 

Pakistan is important in geopolitics for three main reasons: First, it possesses nuclear weapons. Second, its seaports and land routes are vital for supplying NATO forces fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Third, lawlessness in its northern provinces provides a haven for recruitment and training of fighting forces that threaten the security not only of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but ultimately also northern India. 

Hoping in vain to appease radical Islamists in its lawless northern region, the Pakistani government recently made an agreement that in essence ceded the strategic Swat Valley to the Taliban. Yet just weeks after the deal was struck, Swat Taliban fighters moved into the neighboring district of Buner—placing their forces just 60 miles from Pakistan’s capital. In response, Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani told Pakistanis in a nationally televised address, “We pledge to eliminate the elements who have destroyed the peace and calm of the nation and wanted to take Pakistan hostage at gunpoint.” Pakistani army Major General Athar Abbas said “They [the Pakistani people] realize their [the Taliban] agenda goes much beyond Shariah [Islamic] courts. They have a design to expand.” 

Expand to where?  Into every part of the subcontinent where Islam is practiced! By taking control of the Khyber Pass, the Taliban can cut NATO supply lines into Afghanistan. With the U.S. preparing to add 20,000 soldiers to its Afghanistan force, the loss of land supply routes would astronomically drive up the cost of the conflict, as a giant airlift would be required to make up for lost ground transportation access. How long would a cash-strapped Washington be willing to sustain such an effort? 

India, like the U.S., has an interest in seeing an end to the Taliban/Al Qaeda threat. Islam is India’s second-most-practiced religion (after Hinduism), with at least 154 million Indians (more than 13 percent of the country’s population) identifying themselves as Muslims. Most of India’s Muslims live in the north, near the Pakistan border, where the province of Kashmir has for decades been a source of conflict between the two nations. Muslim influence is growing in India, thanks to a birth rate one-and-a-half times greater than Hindu population growth. Kashmir’s Muslim population was 25 percent in 1947, at the time of the India/Pakistan partition. Today it is 30-33 percent and growing rapidly (source: Kashmir Herald, October 2004). 

Even while facing the prospect of Muslim aggression, India is experiencing a growing internal threat from Maoist rebels. Ten years ago, 55 of India’s 611 districts were under the sway of armed Naxalite fighters; today, the figure stands at 200, with their presence felt in nearly 40 percent of India’s geographic area.  These guerillas spread a reign of terror, extortion, murder and infrastructure attacks from Mumbai on the Arabian Sea, all the way to Bihar near the Nepalese boarder, cutting through the heart of India. Eighty percent of the 836 million Indians who live on 45 cents a day live in poor districts controlled by these rebels. In the worst-affected areas, armed gangs routinely attack police stations and blow up government installations. They levy “taxes” using threats of maiming or death to extort money from those who have it. (Newsweek, May 11-18, 2009).

What can be done? What does growing violence in the subcontinent—and around the world—portend for our future?     

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  1. All non-arab Muslims are basically Hindu but unfortunately they refuse to accept this vital fact. Religion is like attire or dress, its change does not mean change of body, but they are under too much grip and influence of Medieval anti-Indian Arab/Muslim Imperialism which hs put blinkers on their eyes and they are unable to see the truth.
    Whole non-Arab Asia is the great Hindu World. They will have to understand this. Hindu islam is the Real/Authentic Islam. Arab Islam is “for the Arab,by the Arab, of the Arab”. Otherwise it is sheer Imperialism. From Iran to Indonesia and Mongolia to Australia including all “stans” of Central Asia and the Buddhist Far-East of China/Japan/and Korea is the huge Hindu World. All non-Arab Christian and Muslim are of Hindu origin. The way Arab people are Arab, Hindu people are Hindu. But thanks to Imperialism, Hindus are always referred in the Past Tense, but Arabs never.
    Why this discrimination?

    • This is a news post. I post any news related to prophecy and current world events. You will have to follow the link given and ask them this because I am not the author of this article. If you look above the article, it gives you the link to the news source from where it came. God bless.

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