The Muslim Conquest of India

India's centuries-long resistance to Muslim aggression began in 636 C.E.  This started a series of incursions in which Muslim warriors desecrated Hindu places of worship and universities, slaughtered monks and priests, and unleashed a reign of terror to impose Islam and subjugate the majority Hindu population.  In K.S. Lal's 1973 book, Growth of Muslim Population of Medieval India (1000-1800), the author estimated that about 60-80 million people died in India between 1000 and 1525 as a result of Islamic invasions. Modern India still faces significant encroachment and cross-border terrorism from Muslims who today represent demographic and territorial challenges to the Asian country.  The Muslim population of India has increased dramatically since the partitioning of British India into the two independent states of India and Pakistan, the latter officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.  This has resulted in greater clout by Muslims in the...(Read Full Article)