My published reply on Daniel Pipes's poser : Getting Serious about identifying Islamists. Note : Some parts of this blog do not appear in the original reply. Is Peter's right to privacy more important than Paul's right to life and the lives of his family, friends and neighbours? Let's not confuse between "Islamists' and "Muslims." An … Continue reading How to identify Islamists
Pakistani council for Islamic Ideology is a powerful group of clerics that ensures conformity to Islamic laws in any new bill meant to be introduced in the parliament (Majlis-e-Shoora). Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani of this August religious bodY has suggested in a 75-page draft bill that it is right for a husband to … Continue reading HOW TO BEAT YOUR WIFE AND GET AWAY WITH IT
My answer to How do you know that God/Allah is not just some BS created by superstitious story tellers, like the Gr…Answer by Vishu Menon:When man steered from hunting to farming and domesticating animals, he had some time to brood, when not clubbing the women of his harem. That led to two kinds of brooders … Continue reading How do you know that God/Allah is not just some BS created by superstitious story tellers, like the Greek/Norse Gods?
My answer to If I'm on a plane traveling at the speed of light, can I walk to the front of the plane to go to the b… Answer by Vishu Menon: I am of the opinion that you should keep asking such questions to generate a debate among those who understand the relativity theory … Continue reading If I’m on a plane traveling at the speed of light, can I walk to the front of the plane to go to the bathroom? Would it make me go faster…
My answer to Why India is ranked above Pakistan in Global Terrorism Index? Answer by Vishu Menon: You have quoted a Wikipedia site which quotes no authority. The site is, despite the best efforts of its promoters, is open to insertion, mutilation and unauthorized editing. Yet this site does not support your contention. I have … Continue reading Is India ranked above Pakistan in Global Terrorism Index?
My answer to How powerful will a nuke dropped from space be? Answer by Vishu Menon: Your expectation that the bomb would get extreme speed is sadly (rather happily) wrong, even if one were to assume that the nuke would ever hit the ground where you needed it dropped. Space, with respect to earth, you … Continue reading How powerful will a nuke dropped from space be?
My answer to How can we all prevent terrorism from originating? Answer by Vishu Menon: There can be pious answers to this question, and considered ones. To give a factual assessment to your question, and to furnish a considered answer, one needs to understand what exactly you mean by preventing terrorism. Animals terrorize by … Continue reading How can we all prevent terrorism from originating?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an honourable man, honourable Guru, honourable Bhagwan – take your pick. This piece is not about his much-hyped Sudarshana Kriya, schools (named knowledge temples) that collect donation from parents, or about his Geneva-based NGO IAHV ) whose aims are laudable enough. This is about his claim that he rejected the … Continue reading MR. SRI SRI, YOUR SLIP IS SHOWING
A major part of this blog had appeared in Quora.com as my response to the query: What do you call a person who thinks all Muslims are terrorists just because of ISIS? Answer by Vishu Menon: I am tempted to call him George W Bush, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump or Subramanian Swamy in that order of … Continue reading What do you call a person who thinks all Muslims are terrorists just because of ISIS?