South Korea and Pakistan: Christianization and democracy and Islamization and hell
Lee Jay Walker
Modern Tokyo Times
The nations of South Korea and Pakistan have very different histories but both nations are relatively young because South Korea is the legacy of a divided Korean peninsula and Pakistan, alongside Bangladesh, have splintered from “mother India.”
In both nations you have seen major religious changes since the middle of the twentieth century. These changes reflect the religious nature of both nations because Christianity grew rapidly in South Korea and in Pakistan the demise of Hinduism and Sikhism took place quickly because of systematic persecution.
However, Christianity in South Korea grew rapidly because of strong social networks, charities, institutions with an emphasis on social policies, and because Christianity was seen to be modern and democratic. Therefore, the Buddhist majority succumbed to the rapid growth of Christianity and the religious divide in South Korea is very even between both religions.
Yet, in the political sphere and welfare sector, it is clear that Christian politicians and welfare institutions have bypassed Buddhism in order to change society. Recently, it appears that conversions have evened out but the South Korea of 60 years ago is very different because around 35 per cent of the population is Christian (estimates vary).
Irrespective of your religious persuasion or if you are not religious; it must be stated that Christianization grew in tandem with democratization and modernization. Buddhism had a vast period to modernize the Korean peninsula but it failed because of several factors.
However, in Pakistan the Islamization of this nation is based on persecution, hatred, inequality in law; and instead of democratization you have a nation where minorities reside in fear. It therefore appears that women can be gang raped in tribal areas in Pakistan; Christians can be killed for blasphemy; the Ahmadiyya face systematic persecution and mass hatred; the Shia are deemed un-Muslim by Sunni Islamic zealots; and terrorist attacks are frequent alongside a major drug problem.
The destruction of Hinduism and Sikhism took place because of hatred, persecution, and bigotry. At the same time, the indigenous culture which existed prior to the Islamic invasions of “mother India” continues to be dismantled and ancient religious architecture is being either destroyed or left to rot.
Christians in South Korea do not want Christian law or to kill non-Christians under draconian blasphemy laws. Instead, the Christian community wants modernity, economic growth, and opportunities for all citizens and to create a vibrant economy based on high technology and creativity.
However, in Pakistan it is about Islam, Islamic Sharia law, and discriminating against non-Muslim minorities. It appears that the blasphemy law is more important for the Islamic leadership in Pakistan because the majority say little about honor killings and instead of supporting democracy they want Islam to be central to all institutions.
The reality of the situation in Pakistan and South Korea should be a wake-up call to the entire world. After all, Muslims in many parts of the world are demanding greater rights and when their numbers increase then some call for Islamization.
India, a nation which is multi-religious and which protected religious minorities like the Zoroastrians from Islamic persecution in Persia, was carved up by the forces of Islam alongside the duplicity of the British government.
This led to the systematic persecution of the Hindu and Sikh population under a Muslim majority. Therefore, the traces of Hindu tolerance have been replaced by Islamic fanatics who are bent on persecuting all minorities, keeping women downtrodden and hating diversity.
Not only this; radical Sunni Muslim fanatics have turned on fellow Muslims and moderate Sunni leaders who speak out also face death and persecution. Therefore, in modern day Pakistan many mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya, the Shia and Sufi religious places are being attacked and destroyed by the fanatics of Sunni Islam.
The contrast of Christianization in South Korea alongside the Islamization of Pakistan is clearly visible. Therefore, in South Korea you have a dynamic economy and modernization continues. However, in Pakistan the Islamization of society means more hatred, more persecution and keeping women firmly in their place.
Islam, in all its reality, is clear for all to see and modern day Pakistan is a land of institutional religious discrimination and the central government is weak because of internal Islamic chaos which is turning on itself. In contrast, South Korea is growing rapidly and people have religious and democratic freedom.
Heroin is also devastating parts of Pakistan because Muslim warlords desire to control this lucrative market; typical to Islamic morals it appears that alcohol is haram but heroin is ok. Similarly, if women do not cover up then they face punishment in conservative areas like northwestern Pakistan but it is ok in law to abuse non-Muslim women or to gang-rape Muslim women in tribal areas.
Therefore, while South Korea’s future looks bright it is difficult to say the same about Pakistan. After all, the only thing that appears to bind Muslim conservatives in Pakistan is hatred and this hatred is unleashed against non-Muslims and Muslim minorities like the Ahmadiyya and Shia.
Holland and France, and other nations with growing Sunni Muslim communities, should be aware; after all, elements within the Sunni Muslim community dream about a future Islamic state in both nations. Also, to the scholars of Islam the theory of democracy is alien unless they are in kitman mode in order to spread Islamic dawah by deceit.
This may seem fanciful but it probably seemed fanciful when Islamic armies invaded India. After all, India had a much richer history and Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other faiths, had shared connections despite being diverse faiths.
Hinduism was the “tree” that allowed the branches to “blossom” and the Hindu faith was based on religious freedom.
Hinduism was fully interwoven within the psyche of India but the Hindu faith which gave the world so much science and highly valued philosophy; was crushed in many parts of “mother India” and the demise of Buddhism fell to the Islamic sword, stealth jihad, Islamic Sharia law and Islamic kitman.
The Hindu faith survived because it refused to bow down to the Islamic onslaught but after the creation of East Pakistan and West Pakistan; then the writing was on the wall because the Muslim masses turned on Hindus and Sikhs, and other minorities, and the religious balance meant that all non-Muslim faiths were in freefall.
Yet what is the 92 per cent Muslim Pakistan? Well, it is like the virtual 100 per cent Muslim Afghanistan. That is, it is backward and going more backward and alongside institutional discrimination and hatred you have powerful Islamic movements in both societies which desire to turn both nations into “year Mohammed.”
In reality this means a fully fledged and barbaric Sharia Islamic state where apostates from Islam can be killed and women can be stoned to death like modern day Somalia.
In contrast, irrespective if people are unhappy with the Christianization of South Korea; you have a nation which is democratic, prosperous, and where high technology is flourishing.
Academics in lofty Oxford and Harvard can propagate the Islamic faith based on unreality; however, in the real world you have daily honor killings in Pakistan, people can be charged under the barbaric blasphemy law and Islamists desire to stone people to death like in Somalia while chanting “God is great.”
South Korea is moving forward despite a difficult birth and past leadership connections with imperial Japan. However, Pakistan is moving backward and all non-Muslims and minority Muslims face the wrath of Sunni Islam.
It is time for academics to wake up and for democratic leaders in the West to stop pandering to Saudi Arabia which desires to usurp Western democracy from within.
Either you learn from history or cultures and religions become history?
Islam does not worry about sensibilities when in power and instead it is about more Islamization and the ongoing destruction of other religions and thought patterns.
South Korea and Pakistan may seem like a strange lesson; however, reality is clear for all to see and which nation is going forward and which nation is going backward?