Chinese Media which was threatening India over Doklam standoff has now changed it’s tone and are now praising Hinduism to counter Radical Islam. An article in Global Times has now appreciated Hinduism for preventing the rise of Radical Islam.
“Why does it seem that Muslims in India have remained largely apart from the radicalization that has happened to Muslim groups in other parts of the world?” the article raises the question, citing the Islamist unrest in other parts of Asia: “Indian Muslims seldom have extreme organizations compared with groups in many other Asian countries. In the southern part of the Philippines, extremists backed by Islamic State have turned their occupied cities into horrible places. In southern Thailand, terror attacks staged by Muslim extremists take place almost every week.”
The article further says that India has break the arc of Islam. It says India breaks the ‘arc of Islam’ in Asia: “In Asia as a whole, Islam forms an arc that includes the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Thailand, southern Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Central Asian countries. There are tensions at various degrees at junctions in this arc where it encounters other religions and ethnicity, but a dent exists in the Indian portion of this arc.”
Article also suggests that the rise of India among the Global player’s is because of the role it played. “The lack of Islamic extremists in India has helped determine its role in Asia,” it says.
China is known for it’s Media rhetoric, In June when tensions were high between the two Asian giant’s Global Times had blamed Hinduism for misunderstandings between China and India: “Indians attach great importance to spiritual matters while Chinese are more concerned about material matters. Such different worldviews are the source and explanation of all differences between China and India as well as the misunderstandings the two peoples harbor toward each other.