People According To The British

According to the British, there are three groups of people on the earth: The first group are the British, who are self-portrayed as the most developed beings Allah has ever created in the human form. The second group are the white-coloured Europeans and Americans. These people may also be worthy of respect, as they so generously admit. The third group are the people who have not had the luck of being born in either of the first two groups. They are the sort of creatures between human beings and animals. They are not worthy of respect at all; nor do they deserve such things as freedom, independence or a country. They have been created for living under others' domination, especially that of the British.

Holding such a prejudice about other people, the British never live among the inhabitants of their colonies. Throughout their colonies there are clubs, casinos, restaurants, baths, and even stores that are open only to British people. Native people cannot enter these places.

French writer Marcelle Perneau, who is famous for his travels to India in the early twentieth century, gives the following account in his Notes on My Travel to India:

"I made an appointment with an Indian scholar, who was widely known in Europe, so much so that he had been granted professorship by some universities; we decided to meet in a British club in India. When the Indian arrived, the British did not let him in, disignoring his fame. It was only after I found out what was happening and insisted that I was able to see the Indian in the club." The British have treated other people with such cruelty as could not be inflicted on animals.

Their biggest colony is India, where they perpetrated savage, sadistic cruelties for years; in the Amritsar city of this country a group of Hindus who had come together for a religious rite did not pay due respect to a British woman missionary. The missionary complained to the British General Dyer. Upon this the general ordered his soldiers to open fire on the people performing their rite. Seven hundred people were killed in ten minutes, and more than a thousand people were wounded. Unsatisfied with this, the general forced the people to walk on their hands and feet like animals for three days. A complaint was filed and reported to London, whereupon the government issued an order for an investigation.

When the inspector sent forth to India for the investigation asked the general for what reason he had ordered his soldiers to open fire on defenceless people, the general answered, "I am the commander here. I make the decisions about the military executions here. I ordered so because I considered it right." When the inspector asked what was the reason for his ordering the people to crawl face downwards, the general answered, "Some Indians crawl face downwards before their gods. I wanted them to know that a British woman is as sacred as a Hindu god, and, therefore, they have to crawl in front of her, too, let alone insulting her."

These statements of the general's were publicized by the British press and the general was declared a hero.