I received a long response to my post on the recent announcement by Islamic clerics in India. A fellow Vaishnava, Vasumurti Das, sent me many quotes wherein the Prophet Mohammmed (pbuh) demonstrated the concern that the good person should have for animals. Since the piece is excellent writing, and I did not want to lose it amongst all the other comments I receive, I’ve uploaded it as a page: Islam and Animals so readers have time to go through it. It’s worth the effort you’ll take. Click at the top of the page of the website. In fact, why not immediately go to his site too, there’s lots of good writing on moral and ethical issues: http://www.all-creatures.org/murti/index.html
I will write again in a few days on the same subject, as those interested in Krishna consciousness often ask me: “You’ve said that we should overlook differences, and that ultimately everyone is on the same path. However, you have chosen to follow one path amongst many. That path is not Islam, Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism. The fact that you have exercised your discrimination in choosing a particular path means that you in fact, contrary to your own advice, did see the differences and made your choices accordingly.”
Good question. Please call back here after the next Ekadasi which happens to be the day the Bhagavad-gita was spoken.