Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Linking terrorism with a non-existent Hindu-terror!


 

The time.com article on the 'plight of the Muslims' in India

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1862650,00.html

in the hands of the majority Hindus as being the cause of the terrorist attacks

is anything but laughable.

The confession of the captured terrorist that he did it for money hits the nail on its head

that there is nothing wrong with the Hindus nor is there any  plight of the  Muslims.

 

http://www.dc-epaper.com/DC/DCC/2008/12/02/ArticleHtmls/02_12_2008_008_001.shtml?Mode=0#

 

The goal of the terrorists is not even an ideology that is decently civic.

All they have is 'hate-India' policy.

Even before they can think of painting it with a 'Muslim plight',

our political class is ready to manufacture the 'Hindu- terror'

that is set to threaten the Muslims.

The following is the reader response to the times.com article

detailing the past on how it was the other way round.

India is perhaps the only country in the world

that continues to bear an assault on its culture and

now on its own identity in its own soil.

The kind of patronage this assault is getting from the politicians is such that

even this thought as expressed above will be branded

as Hinduistic or communal by the parasitic politicians.

 

-         Jayasree

 

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Reader resonse:-

November 30, 2008

Dear Sir,

The statement attributed to one of the terrorists by Aryn Baker about the plight of Muslims in India is highly suspect and does not stand to scrutiny considering the remarks made by the TV media including CNN and several hostages about the motives of the terrorists in carrying out the mayhem and cold blooded killing of hundreds of innocent people in Mumbai. The terrorists were looking specifically for the Americans and British citizens. They also targeted Jewish Shabad House which clearly confirms that the Islamic terrorists were not interested in the conditions of Indian Muslims in India as mischievously portrayed in the article by the author. Obviously, Aryn Baker has shamefully built her case to justify the recent Islamic Jihad in Mumbai by using alleged quote from one of the terrorists.  

The rest of the article lacks the in-depth journalistic analytical standard and is one sided and based on distortions and misinformation. Besides, the author seems to be completely ignorant of India's history, particularly of the last 1200 years.  

 India has suffered Islamic terrorism from the seventh century onwards. The American historian Will Durant said: "The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history." French historian Alain Danielou said in his Histoire de l' Inde: "From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of 'a holy war' of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilisations, wiped out entire races." 

 

Mahmoud Ghazni, was an early example of Muslim ruthlessness, burning in 1018 of the temples of Mathura, razing Kanauj to the ground and destroying the famous temple of Somnath, sacred to all Hindus. His successors were as ruthless as Ghazni: 103 temples in the holy city of Benaras were razed to the ground, its marvelous temples destroyed, its magnificent palaces wrecked."

 

Indeed, the Muslim policy vis a vis India, seems to have been a conscious systematic destruction of everything that was beautiful, holy, refined." Based on the Islamic evidences, several million Hindus were killed, thousands were taken as slaves and many temples were destroyed between 7th to 18th centuries by the Islamic invaders. All along, the iconoclasts remained convinced as per their own records that they were putting into practice the highest tenets of their religion.

 

Jinnah said in Lahore on 23 March, 1940: "The Hindus and Musalmans belong to two different civilizations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions." Though the majority Indian Muslims had voted for the creation of Pakistan on the basis of religion, many of them decided to stay back in India. While the Muslim population in India has grown from about 10% in 1947 to nearly 17%, Hindu population in Pakistan has come down from 26% in 1947 to about 2% now. The census of 1951 reports that Hindus constituted 22% in East Pakistan (Bangladesh), but 2001 it is 9.2 %. Can this be called persecution of Muslims by Hindu majority as the article implies?

 

At the economic level, as per The Economic Times' Survey, "Hindus and Muslims, at a national level, run neck-and-neck on average annual household income (AHI) of Rs. 61, 423 and Rs. 58,420, respectively".http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economic_State_Hindu_Muslim_equal_in_income/articleshow/1858719.cmsThe survey thus completely demolishes the argument that Indian Muslims are economically poor.

 

 

Indian Muslims have done very well socially and politically by any world standard. There have been Muslims Presidents, cabinet ministers, attorneys, doctors as well as rich businessmen like Azim Premji, owner of Wipro, one of the largest IT houses in the world.

 

 

The Muslims in India, though in minority, wield considerable power as they exploit their self-imposed victim status and demand special privileges under threats of uncontrollable violence. As a result, they are given Haj subsidy ( going to Mecca for pilgrimage)  which is denied to Hindus for their pilgrimage. Whereas Hindu temples and their funds are controlled by the government, Mosques and Madressas are allowed to run independently without any interference from the government. Muslims are allowed to divorce their wives by calling 'Talaq' three times and marry four wives. Rajiv Gandhi (ex-Prime Minister of India) altered the Indian constitution to overrule the Indian Supreme Court's decision in the divorce case of Shah Banu just in order to please the Muslim mullahs.

 

 

The Indian politicians, particularly the current Indian government in power, have been using Muslims as a vote bank and hence their appeasement by sacrificing the welfare and interest of the majority community, Hindus. As a matter of fact, it is India's Hindus who are facing the real crisis in their own homeland and not Muslims since the political power is in the hands of anti-Hindu politicians.

 

 

Finding the roots of Islamic terrorism in India and other parts of world requires study of the Islamic scriptures and the history of Islam which play a central role in promulgation and advancement of a comprehensive political ideology which the author has completely ignored to justify the Mumbai terror to suite her personal agenda.

 

 

It is indeed sad and disappointing that a magazine of the Time's stature has allowed itself to be used by the apologist of Islamic Jihad to propagate the hateful political ideology of killing innocent non-believers.

 

D. Shah

GA, USA

 

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Inflicting wounds on patriotism

M Rama Jois

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 

 

http://dailypioneer.com/138558/Inflicting-wounds-on-patriotism.html



Hindus world over have remained loyal to the country they live in and have never indulged in any anti-national activities. The term 'Hindu terrorism' maligns the community

The statement made by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh to the effect that assigning the name of any religion to any of the terrorist activities was wrong, is very timely. The statement is of utmost importance being in the interest of maintaining the feelings of different religions and is full of wisdom. This advice by the Prime Minister should be followed by all political parties and the print and electronic media without any prejudice. Such a code of conduct is absolutely necessary to be followed in the interest of unity and integrity of the nation. 

However, unfortunately, in respect of an incident which took place in Malegoan on
September 8, 2006, some politicians and the print and electronic media have been describing the incident as "Hindu terrorism" and on that basis huge propaganda is being made. After a careful examination of this kind of propaganda, it is crystal clear that those who are making such allegation have not realised the enormous injury they are inflicting on national unity, feeling of fraternity and the desire to live harmoniously, among the people belonging to different religions. 



Before
Malegaon there were deadly terrorist attacks perpetrated by anti-national elements in Jammu & Kashmir, New Delhi, Jaipur and Ahmedabad and other cities. Apart from mass casualty, there was also colossal loss to property. 


It is the foremost duty of a State to give protection to its people. The Central and State Governments have been unable to prevent such activities and afford protection to innocent people. These incidents have caused mental agony to a large number of citizens. If such inhuman and anti-national activities caused provocation to a few persons to retaliate on account of anger and agony, they cannot be dubbed as terrorists.
Malegaon incident is one such retaliation for anti-national terrorist activities. 



On the other hand, these are only patriotic retaliation for anti-national terrorist activities. To describe such activities as 'Hindu terrorism' is to add insult to injury. The damage caused to the nation by those who are indulging in making such propaganda is much more than the damage caused by terrorist activities. Consequence of this is disastrous to the reputation and interest of the nation. 



In this
land of Mahatma Gandhi, it is unfortunate that a few individuals have developed the expertise in the quality of suppressing the truth and suggesting falsehood. There are examples galore to prove that. The most cruel example of this is to coin the phrase 'Hindu terrorism' after Malegaon blast probe became public. This is an injury inflicted on peace-loving people who always believed in "Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah (let all be happy) and Loka Samasta Sukhinobhavantu (let the entire World be happy) as part of their dharma. Hindus, as the whole world knows, are peace-loving people and by nature never inflict any injury against co-human beings just for the sake of satisfying their hatredness towards other religion and they do not indulge in violence against them. Even now Hindus are living in as many as 60-70 countries throughout the world. They have remained loyal to the country where they live in and have not indulged in any anti-national activities. 



During the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi adopted the path of non-violence. However, there were people who were charged with sense of patriotism such as Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Madanlal Dhingra, Chandrashekhar Azad, Satyendra Basu and Chapekar Brothers. In the course of their struggle for freedom, they adopted the path of revolutionaries with the object of attacking the foreign invader and rulers. Just as it is the height of perversity to call such patriots as terrorists, it is also equally perverse to dub persons like Pragya Singh Thakur and her supporters as terrorists and malign the entire Hindu society by calling it as 'Hindu terrorism'. 



According to the criminal jurisprudence, no person can be considered or declared to be guilty until he is convicted by a court of law for the offences alleged against him/her. Even on the basis that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and her supporters have committed the offence falling under the Penal Code, when we consider as to why they had done so, it becomes clear that they were provoked by the large number of killings by several terrorist attacks committed by anti-national individuals. It was only a patriotic retaliation to anti-national terrorism. 


Such activities done by certain individuals on account of patriotic fervour and due to provocation provided by anti-national terrorists canot be brought under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Acts. Such a step taken is wholly arbitrary and unreasonable. This is nothing but part of vote-bank politics which is being used in view of the fact that elections are being held in some States of north
India. This is nothing but a political tool to divide and rule the nation. 



-- The writer is a Rajya Sabha Member and Former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court and former Governor of Jharkhand and Bihar. 

 

 

 

 

Did it for money, says held terrorist

 

BY DIPPY VANKANI

 

http://www.dc-epaper.com/DC/DCC/2008/12/02/ArticleHtmls/02_12_2008_008_001.shtml?Mode=0#

 

They promised that once I was successful, my family will get lakhs'

The lone arrested terrorist, Mohammed Ajmal Aamir Kasav, has stunned the Mumbai police interrogators by saying that he did all this for money and had developed cold feet after agreeing to become a suicide terror raider. He added that he hijacked the police vehicle to escape into anonymity.

 

Kasav, son of an impoverished street vendor, also spilled out chilling details of the operation, the worst of which was that he and his accomplice had been asked to sleep the night if possible at CST if they reached at a time when it wasn't crowd ed enough to kill too many.

 

This newspaper has got an exclusive access to the videographed first statement of Kasav who was arrested after a firefight at Girgaum Chowpatty, a stone's throw from the Chowpatty beach, on Wednesday night. While the world might have thought of Kasav and his accomplices as hardened jehadis, Kasav shocked the cops saying that if the cops paid him enough and fed him, he (Kasav) would create the same bloody mayhem for the police that he just did for his handlers in Pakistan.

 

Kasav admitted to the police that though he was a fidayeen, the blood and gore had frightened him. This prompted him to hijack the police jeep to escape and sneak into some quiet corner of the city, hoping that he could lead a life of anonymity without his handlers knowing anything about him.

 

Kasav, in his statement, which officers from the D.B. Marg police station videographed and took down in writing, said that he and his accomplice Abu Ismail, who was killed at Girgaum Chowpatty, were briefed to carry out their operation at CST railway station only if they reached Mumbai before 11 pm. "They were told to open fire at the railway station only between 7 pm and 11 pm either in the day or the evening which are the peak hours. They were told by their handlers that in case they reach Mumbai after 11 pm on Wednesday they should take rest and carry out their operation the following morning," said an officer present at the time Kasav's statement was being recorded, but requested anonymity.

 

Speaking about why he turned a fidayeen, Kasav said, "Humko kaha gaya ki hamara 'bada bhai' Hindustan kitna amir hai aur hum yaha bhook aur garibi se mar rahe hai. Mere abbajaan dahiwade ka thela lagate hai Lahore mein aur unki kamai se hamara pet tak nahi bharta. Mujhse wada kiya gaya tha ki jaise hi mere operation ki kaamyaabi ki khabar unhe milegi woh mere ghar walo ko lakho lakho denge.

(We were told that our big brother India is so rich and we are dying of poverty and hunger. My father sells dahiwada at a stall in Lahore and we did not even get enough food to eat from his earnings. I was promised that once they knew that I was successful in my operation, they would give lakhs and lakhs to my family)."

 Kasav said that they were fidayeens and were sent to die. Kasav told the police, "Kisiko mat bataiye ki main zinda hoon. Varna who mujhe maar denge. Unhone humse kaha tha ki agar hum wapas Pakistan gaye toh bhi who humein maar denge.

(Please do not tell anybody that I am caught alive otherwise they will kill me. They had told us that they would shoot us even if we returned to Pakistan)." He said that he could not pursue his education because of the meagre income of his father.

 

 

 

1 comment:

jayasree said...

Sonia’s presence in Delhi is costing India dearly
by
François Gautier


http://epaper.newindpress.com/NE/NE/2008/12/02/ArticleHtmls/02_12_2008_011_003.shtml?Mode=1


In 1898, the French writer Emile Zola wrote an open letter to the then French president in the newspaper L'Aurore, titled j'accuse ('I accuse'), where he accused the French government of anti- Semitism towards Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer unfairly condemned for treason.


Now it is time for the people of India to say openly that which many, including within the Congress, think secretly and may utter in the privacy of their chambers.

It is not about Manmohan Singh, it is not even about Shivraj Patil, the fall guy; it is about that one person, the Eminence Grise of India. She who pulls all the strings, She whose shadow looms menacingly over so many, She who holds no portfolio, is just a simple elected MP, like 540 others, but rules like an empress.

Sometimes, one's very physical presence at the top is enough to move things, to influence the course of events. One word from Her, a glance, a frown, are enough to put the whole heavy, inert, unwilling machinery of India's bureaucracy and political system in full motion. Sometimes She need not say anything: in the true tradition of Bhakti, Her ministers, Her secretaries, interpret Her silences and rush to cater to Her western and Christian identity.

Nevertheless, she has said and acted enough so that one day she may stand accused on the pages of History for what she must have done to India.

I'accuse Sonia Gandhi as being responsible for the tragedy of Mumbai, having emasculated India's intelligence agencies by stopping them from investigating terror attacks in the last four years, including the Mumbai train blasts. She has also neutralised the ATS by ordering them at all costs to ferret out 'Hindu terrorism', which if it exists, has wrought minuscule damage compared to what Islamic terror has done since 2004. Did the US send a warning to India that there may be an attack on Mumbai and that the Taj would be one of the targets? Were these ignored because the ATS was too busy chasing Hindu 'terrorists' on Sonia's orders? I accuse Sonia and her government of having made the NSG the laughing stock of the world. How many times did the NSG (who took ten hours to reach Mumbai) claim that it had "sanitised the Taj and that the operation was over" and how many times did a bomb go off immediately after? For the last 20 years, the NSG has guarded VIPs and has become soft. See the comments of Israeli terror specialists, who said the NSG should have first sanitised the immediate surroundings of the places of conflict, kept the bystanders and press (who gave terrorists watching TV in the Taj rooms a perfect report of the security forces' whereabouts) out of the place, gathered enough information about the position of the terrorists and hostages before taking action, instead of immediately engaging the terrorists, and ensuring the deaths of so many hostages.

I accuse Sonia of having let her Christian and Western background, in four years, divide India on religious and caste lines in a cynical and methodical manner.

I accuse Sonia of weakening India's spirit of sacrifice and courage, so that 20 terrorists (or less) held at ransom the financial capital of India for more than three days.

I accuse Sonia Gandhi of always pointing the finger at Pakistan, when terrorism in India is now mostly homegrown, even if it takes help, training, refuge and arms from Pakistan; of not warning Indians of the grave dangers of Islamic terror for cynical election purposes.

I accuse Sonia of being an enemy of the Hindus, who always gave refuge to persecuted minorities, and who are the only people in the world to accept that God may manifest under different names, in different epochs, using different scriptures.

I accuse Sonia Gandhi of taking advantage of India's respect for women, its undue fascination with the Gandhi name, and its stupid mania for White Skin.

I'accuse Sonia of exploiting the Indian Press' obsession with her. She hardly ever gave interview in 20 years, except scripted ones to NDTV, yet the Press always protects her, never blames her and keeps silent over her covert role.

I'accuse Sonia and her government of trying to make heroes of subservient and inefficient men to hide the humiliation of Mumbai 26/11. Before going to his death, Hemant Karkare, the ATS chief, was shown on television clumsily handling his helmet, as someone who uses it very rarely. Why did he die of bullet wounds in the chest when he was wearing a bullet-proof vest? Either Indian vests are inferior quality or he was not wearing one.

How did the terrorists who killed him and his fellow officer escape in the same vehicle used by the ATS chief ? Why did he and his officers go into Cama Hospital without ascertaining where the terrorists were? We honour his death, but these facts say a lot about the ATS' battle-readiness.

Will someone in the Congress, someone who feels more Indian than faithful to Sonia, stand up and speak the truth? Who said, "Go after Hindu terrorists"? Who insisted on putting pressure on BJP governments in Karnataka or Orissa for so-called persecution of Christians, when Christians have always practised their faith in total freedom here, while their missionaries are converting hundreds of thousands of innocent tribals and Dalits with the billions of dollars given by gullible westerners? Who said, "Go soft on Islamic terrorism"? Who wants to do away with India's nuclear deterrence in the face of Pakistani and Chinese nuclear threats, by pushing at all costs the one sided Indo-US nuclear deal, which makes no secret of its intention to denuclearise India militarily? I am sure Sonia Gandhi has good qualities: she probably was a good wife to Rajiv, a good daughter in law to Indira and by all accounts, she is a good mother to her children. One also hears first-hand reports about her concern for smaller people, her dignity in the suffering that befell her when her husband was blown to pieces, and her courtesy with visitors.

Nevertheless, she is a danger to India.

Her very presence, both physical and occult, open the doors to forces inimical to India. Even Indian Christians should understand that she is not a gift to them: her presence at the top has emboldened fanatics like John Dayal or Valson Thampu, who practise an orthodox Christianity prevalent in the West in the early 20th century, but no longer, to radicalise their flock. Indian Christians should recognise that they have a much better deal here than Christians or Hindus have in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia or Saudi Arabia.

Under Sonia's rule, Indian Muslims, too, have been used as electoral pawns. They have been encouraged to shun the Sufi streak, a blend of the best of Islam and Vedanta, for a hard-line Sunni brand imported from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

For the good of India, her civilisation, her immense spirituality and culture, Sonia Gandhi has to go and a government that thinks Indian, breathes nationalism and will protect its citizens must be voted to power.

— fgautier@auroville.org.in