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He first entry of Islam in India was as early as 8th century AD in a peaceful manner. The Muslim Mappilas of South East India in the Malabar coast are the earliest known Indian Muslim community, since the 8th century AD, when Arab merchants who had been trading with the Chera kingdom converted them to Islam, based on the preachings of Muhammad(PBUH).

On the contrary Christianity entered India by the violent invasion and occupation of Portuguese and the forced conversions by them on the native people of the same malabar coast in the 16th century! ?

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Asked by Gurujee, 09 Jan '13 08:37 pm
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No. Before the arrival of Portuguese, Christianity was already there in India by 1st century itself, after the arrival of St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, who arrived in Malabar, Kerala in AD.52. He had established 7 and half churches in Kerala.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas_Christian_churches
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 09 Jan '13 09:52 pm

 
  
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And now by money
Answered by truth exposed, 09 Jan '13 08:40 pm

 
  
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This is know to almost all the persons interested in history. what exactly is th purpose of posting this centuries old news. and what is and where is your question,
Answered by rajan, 10 Jan '13 08:09 am

 
  
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Half truth.Elliot & dowson's History of India [kitab mahl-allahabad/patna] narrets how brutal were muslim invaders,came as indigents and captured religious places & whne ever worked to flash-out,they use to threatencracking of statues & slowly app that are became what we know as Afghanistan-Pakistan.
What a role of religion,shamelessly put thatone who could be a blood-brother[if coversion is set to bar]now stands to drink blood of other brother.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 10 Jan '13 06:15 am

 
  
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"Conversions" to illeterates, from one RELIGION to the other, in any part of the Globe, were never automatic and spontaneous.
Be it abundantly clear that "CONVERSIONS" to the poors & illeterates were always against allurements in any forms or other- force, coercion, money, persuations, pressure, preaching etc.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 09 Jan '13 09:55 pm

 
  
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Guru Ji Pranam !!
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 09 Jan '13 08:38 pm

 
  
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Thanks for info Gurujee
Answered by sigma, 09 Jan '13 08:44 pm

 
  
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Both the abrahameic religion came to india by violent means, as kannada's famous author S.L.BHYRAPPA says predatory religion ie they thrive on conversion
Answered by SREENIVAS, 13 Jan '13 12:58 pm

 
  
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Every religion used force and monetary benefits for conversion .It is part of human history.Let us face the truth and accept ourselves.Let us work for religious harmony peace and prosperity in the world for the sake of our children and grand children.
Answered by samson aseervatham, 11 Jan '13 08:46 am

 
  
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India welcomed many religion as india is tolerant to many
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Jan '13 03:30 pm

 
  
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