In the prequel to this article, we have shown that the worship of Shakti (strength or valour) as Goddess has inspired principal Hindu resistances across ages and throughout the civilisational land of the Hindus. It is perhaps this worship that has inspired Hindu women to militarily defend their civilisation against invaders, along with, and many times leading their male counterparts. In this piece, we show that in contrast, Abrahamic religions exhibit a deep-rooted aversion towards worship of Goddess in any form, and provide theological sanctions for disrupting Hindu public worship and festivals, which has in turn inspired dastardly attacks on the same since the beginning of India’s subjugation to foreign powers (Islamic and British). In the sequels we show that the tradition of denial of the right to practise religion in general, and worship the Goddess in particular, continues till date, through active collusion of India’s political class with Abrahamic fundamentalists, or complicity of silence in the face of grave atrocities. The state of the affairs is in sharp contrast to the values that India’s genuine freedom fighters had lived, fought and died to defend. The anti-Hindu nature of the Indian polity may in future alienate Hindus vested in the freedom to practise their religion from the polity.
Section B: The Abrahamic aversion to the worship of the Feminine
All Abrahamic faiths characterise God as a masculine and dislike idol worship. We will, however, focus on the Islamic theological antagonism to the Goddess, as most of the attacks on her worship in India have been led by fundamentalists adhering to Islam. Nonetheless, Christian fundamentalists are not innocent in this regard, as  reveals, and we will cover the atrocities perpetrated by them as well; hence we chose the generic characterisation in the title above.
The worship of Goddesses is specially frowned upon in Islam. Thus Durga Puja is not only damned for being a Kafir festival, it is doubly damned since it is the worship of a female deity. We elucidate the aversion Islam has shown towards Goddesses by studying the interaction of early Muslims led by their prophet, Muhammad, with pagan Arabs. Pre-Islamic Pagan Arabia worshipped a multiplicity of Gods and Goddesses. Many scholars argue that Al-lah was the principal among them pp. 278-279, . The Goddesses who received the most veneration in Mecca and elsewhere in Arabia were Al-lat, Manat and Al-Uzat. Some Quranic verses suggest that they were regarded as Allah's daughters pp. 282-285, . "The name Al-Uzza means most mighty"; p. 285, . The significance of Al-Uzza can be comprehended from the fact that the military commanders, who opposed the Prophet of Islam in wars, often invoked her, eg.: "Before his conversion to Islam, Abu Sufyan of Mecca set out to attack Muhammad with the war cry that 'Al Uzza is for us and not for you'. He took the symbols of Al Uzza and Al Lat with him"; p. 285, .
The Prophet of Islam started preaching his new monotheistic religion in Mecca, one of the principal centres of pagan polytheist Arabia. Quoting Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, the earliest biography of the Prophet, "They (the residents of Mecca) said: 'Muhammad, come let us worship what you worship, and you worship what we worship. You and we will combine in the matter. If what you worship is better than what we worship we will take a share of it, and if what we worship is better than what you worship, you can take a share of that.' So God revealed (to Muhammad) concerning them, 'Say, O disbelievers, I do not worship what you worship, and you do not worship what I worship, and I do not worship what you worship, and you do not worship what I worship; you have my religion and I have mine', i.e. if you will only worship God on condition that I worship what you worship, I have no need of you at all. You can have your religion, all of it, and I have mine"; p. 165 .
That the Prophet of Islam rejected the religion of the pagans of Mecca estranged them from him. His God came to his rescue and sent him verses that honour the principal Goddesses of pagan Arabia, Al-lat, Manat and Al-Uzat. "Now the apostle was anxious for the welfare of his people, wishing to attract them as far as he could. It has been mentioned that he longed for a way to attract them, and the method he adopted is what Ibn Hamid told me that Salma said MB Ishaq told him from Yazid B Ziyad of Medina from MB Ka'b al-Qurazi: When the apostle saw that his people turned their backs on him and he was pained by their estrangement from what he brought them from God he longed that there should come to him from God a message that would reconcile his people to him. Because of his love for his people and his anxiety over them, it would delight him if the obstacle that made his task so difficult could be removed; so that he meditated on the project and longed for it and it was dear to him. Then God sent down, 'By the star when it sets your comrade errs not and is not deceived, he speaks not from his own desire,' and when he reached His words 'Have you thought of Al Lat and Al Uzza and Manat the third, the other, Satan, when he was meditating upon it, and desiring to bring it (sc. reconciliation) to his people, put upon his tongue "these are the exalted Gharaniq whose intercession is approved'. .... Then the people dispersed and Quraysh went out, delighted at what had been said about their Gods, saying, 'Muhammad has spoken of our Gods in splendid fashion. He alleged in what he read that they are the exalted Gharaniq whose intercession is approved"; pp. 165-166, .
But very soon we note that God would annul the verses honouring the three Goddesses as those interjected by Satan:
"Then Gabriel came to the apostle and said, 'What have you done, Muhammad? You have read to these people something I did not bring you from God and you have said what He did not say to you.' The apostle was bitterly grieved and was greatly in fear of God. So God sent down (a revelation), for He was merciful to him, comforting him and making light of the affair and telling him that every Prophet and apostle before him desired as he desired and wanted what he wanted and Satan interjected something into his desires as he had on his tongue. So God annulled what Satan had suggested and God established His verses, i.e., you are just like the prophets and apostles. Then God sent down: 'We have not sent a prophet or apostle before you but when he longed Satan cast suggestions into his longing. But God will annul what Satan has suggested. Then God will establish his verses, God being knowing and wise'"; p. 166, .
Thus the contempt for worship of Goddesses has sanctions in core Islamic theology. As the Prophet of Islam won battle after battle in pagan Arabia, a total destruction of the shrines of the Goddesses and the subsequent extinction of the worship of these Goddesses followed. Its true that the shrines of pagan Gods weren’t spared, but pejorative physical characterizations were almost exclusively reserved for the worship of the feminine form:
We will fight not caring whom we meet
Whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains
….Al-Lat and Al-Uzza and Wudd are forgotten,
And we plunder them of their necklaces and earings
For they had become established and confident
And he who cannot protect himself must suffer disgrace.’’ p. 588, 
And Shaddad B. Arid al Jushami said:
"Don't help Al-Lat for God is about to destroy her How can one who cannot help herself be helped ?
She that was burned in black smoke and caught fire,
None fighting before her stones, is an outcast,
When the apostle descends on your land
None of her people will be left when he leaves.’’ p. 588, 
"Muhammad could not however subjugate Taif on this occasion and Al-lat survived." p. 362, 
O' Uzza, make an annihilating attack on Khalid,
Throw aside your veil and gird up your train.
O Uzza, if you do not kill this man Khalid
Then bear a swift punishment or become a Christian.
When Khalid arrived he destroyed her and returned to the apostle." p. 565, , p. 359 
Then "He (the Prophet) asked him (Khalid), "Did you see anything?" Khalid replied, "Nothing." He (the Prophet) said, "Go again, and smash her to pieces." Khalid went back, demolished the building in which the idol was housed, and started smashing the idol itself. The pagan priest raised a cry, 'O Uzza, manifest your might.' All of a sudden a nude and disheveled black woman came out of that idol. Khalid cut her down with his sword and took possession of the jewels and ornaments she wore. He reported the proceedings to the Prophet who observed: "That was Uzza. She will be worshipped no more." pp. 404-405, , p. 359, 
O weep for our protector
Poltroons would neglect her
Whose swords need a corrector.
Abu Sufyan, as Al Mughira smote her with the axe, said 'Alas for you, alas!' When Al Mughira had destroyed her and taken what was on her and her jewels he sent for Abu Sufyan when her jewellery and gold and beads had been collected." pp. 616-617 
These are only a few of the instances detailed in the life of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. However, it clearly establishes his deep discomfort with the female deities of Arabia.
Section C: The theological sanction and history of Abrahamic attacks on public worship of infidels
There is a further motivation to Islamists' assaults on the temples of the heathens. The first move to destroy Pagan traditions is to stop their celebrations and order their religious practices stopped and/or to be respectful of Muslim sentiments. This emerges from the sanction provided by Islamic theologists on attack on public observance of religious practices, including the festivals, of the infidels. This has been demonstrated time and again in the history of India:
[All references can be found in Part IV of this sequence.]