By James A. Haugt
From the Catholic-Protestant killings in Northern eire to the Hindu-Sikh-Muslim massacres in India, from the Orthodox-Catholic-Muslim horror within the former Yugoslavia to the department Davidian cult tragedy in Waco, Texas, faith continues to be a robust strength that pits humans opposed to each other. Award-winning journalist James A. Haught has chronicled the numerous contemporary surges of spiritual hostility during this very important quantity
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Kashmir was made part of India, although it has a Muslim majority. Ever since, Muslim attempts to sever Kashmir from India have caused bloodshed. Three timesin 1948, in 1965, and in 1971-lndia and Pakistan fought border wars over the province. Now, each administers a segment, separated by a cease-fire line. In 1989, Muslim militants in the Indian-controlled sector began another push for separation. " Indian troops tried to quell the rebellion, but as the struggle dragged on during the next six years, thousands died.
Embargo by air- 40 J / Mourners who gather at Lion's Cemetery in Sarajevo to bury their dead, duck for cover as mortars explode near the funeral service. (AP/Wide World Photos) lifting munitions and war supplies to the embattled Muslims. Within days the Bosnians launched a fierce counteroffensive. " In his 1994 book, he said posters proclaiming that "God Protects Croatia" dotted the Catholic state. "* Ironically, religion had lost much of its potency in Yugoslavia before the society fractured along religious lines.
And that may be history's greatest irony. , *The Christian Century (book excerpt), June 15-22, 1994, p. 609. 43 J The destruction of a residential community in Vukovar, Croatia. , CHINA o I o 200km I I 200mi. KASHMIR BHUTAN ; · ... 0 New Delhi • Kanpur INDIA Hyderabad • 3 India India's eternal religious hatreds boiled in many locales during the 1990s, especially at three flashpoints: In Kashmir, Muslims and Hindus killed each other with new fury. " And at the northcentral town of Ayodhya, 300 miles southeast of New Delhi, a dispute over a mythical holy site loosed a national bloodbath.
Holy Hatred by James A. Haugt