Bengali New Year, Muslims desecrate Hindu temple with severed cow's head
"We are taught communal harmony," Moumita Dawn, a local Hindu girl, remarked after yet another attack on a temple of her faith. "How far can we maintain this?" she asks, "Are only the Hindus responsible to maintain harmony? Won’t Muslims make any effort to maintain harmony?"
Such questions aren't exactly limited to West Bengal, where the latest desecration of a Hindu temple, by Muslims, took place. An increasing number of people in the West are dismayed by the aggression of extremist Islamic organizations and agitators given carte blanche by national and local authorities in their own countries.
Events, and political responses to them, in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are instructive.
On the eve of Bengali New Year celebrations, a gang of young Muslim men threw a severed cow's head into the temple grounds of a Hindu temple in the area of Budha, Asansol, a coal mining metropolis. (...)