Saturday, January 28, 2006

To be a Muslim or not to be

When Muslims from India to Europe boycott products from Denmark in protest at racist and disrespectful caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper then something is rotten in the state of Islam.

Although the drawings are, to say the least in bad taste, there are more pressing issues to protest and there are more unjust countries to boycott.
What about Israel and all its allies that have always ignored the Palestinian tragedy for quite a while. What about the US that has boycotted Iraq, impoverished its population, bombarded it and invaded it. What about Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Iran where human rights violations are rife.

I guess after 58 years of boycotts, peaceful and violent protests, wars, diplomacy, peace talks, revolutions and counter-revolutions and guerilla warfare that have amounted to nothing, protesting a few caricatures and getting an apology from a European government is a great victory.

Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders can always get a little prickly when it comes to their sacred icons, but a few drawings in far away Denmark? What is that all about? Why are they giving these racists so much publicity.
It is exactly what happened to Ayatollah Khomeiny who made a very rich celebrity out of a pedantic author like Salman Rushdie.

It seems that there is a general Muslim state of bankruptcy and depression. A feeling of inferiority that can only be reversed by violence and protest at the slightest insult.

"Why do they hate us?" can be asked by every US think tank and populist politician and the problem will not be solved until they start asking themselves "why have we hated them for so long?"

Indeed, the colonial history of Europe, the thirst for oil of the West and its pro-Israeli and anti-nationalist policies have certainly played the most important role in destroying the natural development of many Arab and Muslim states.

All secular leaders that wanted to develop their nations were either fought or removed at crucial times in the history of their states. Remember Nasser in Egypt or Mossadegh in Iran.

The US and Europe encouraged the expansion of Islamism during the cold war in all Arab countries and the protests against worthless drawings, the fatwas against words and even the suicide bombings have their origins in short-term and unjust Western foreign policies.

With active encouragement from the US, it was Saudi oil backed capital that permitted the expansion of hardline Islam throughout the world. And the country of the Saud family and their Wahhabi allies have always been under the military and political aegis of the US.

16 years after the end of the Soviet empire, the US and its allies are tasting the poison they had fed to the communists. And everyday this poison becomes more lethal.

Indeed, Jyllands-Posten editor Carsten Juste received several death threats after he published the cartoons last September and hired bodyguards to protect his journalists. The two cartoonists were forced to go into hiding.

Ending the injustices in the Middle East is the best way to fight fundamentalism. US troops should leave Iraq and the UN Security Council should pressure Israel to implement all UN resolutions concerning it.
After that Jyllands-Posten can publish again the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse, portray him as a middle-aged prophet standing in the desert with a walking stick in front of a donkey and a sunset or draw him with a bushy grey beard and holding a sword, his eyes covered by a black rectangle, and nobody would really care not even Bin Laden if he were still alive.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASADUDDIN OWAISI MP MEEETS HIZBULLAH LEADERS IN LEBANON

HYDERABAD LOK SABHA MP ASADUDDIN OWAISI IS THE FIRST INDIAN DIPLOMAT TO VISIT LEBANON AFTER THE WAR ACCORDING TO THE ETEMAAD URDU DAILY AND DECCANNEWS AND ISLAMIC NEWS OF SYRIA MR ASADUDDIN IS ON A PRIVATE VISIT TO LEBANON AND SYRIA AND NOT REPRESENTING THE UPA GOVERNMENT OVER THERE IT IS SAID TO BE A GOODWILL VISIT AND TO SHOW SUPPORT OF INDIAN MUSLIMS IN THE WAKE OF DEATH AND MASSIVE DESTRUCTION OVER THERE ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS MR OWAISI FLEW FROM DELHI TO DAMASCUAS CAPITAL OF SYRIA AND WAS THERE FOR 3 DAYS AND EVEN VISITED ISLAMIC HOLY SHRINES AND EVEN VISITED THE GRAND UMMAYD MOSQUE AND AFTER THAT HE WENT TO BEIRUT AND ON HIS STAY THERE HE VISITED THE SOUTHEREN PART OF BEIRUT CITY WHICH WAS THE MOST BOMBED AREA IN BEIRUT WHICH WAS REPETADELY STUCK BY ISRAELI WARPLANES AND FROM THERE HE ALONG WITH VARIOUS OTHER SOCIAL AND AID ACTVISTS HE WENT TO QANA AND VISITED THE PLACE WHERE A BUILDING WAS COLLAPSED AFTER A ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE IN WHICH 57 CIVILLANNS WERE KILLED AND MR OWAISI HAS EVEN VISITED THE PORT CITY OF TYRE WHICH WAS DESERTED AT THE TIME OF WAR AND BINT JEBIL AN AREA IN SOUTHERN LEBANON WHICH WAS THE MAIN BATTLEFRONT BETWEEN HEZBOLLAH FIGHTERS AND ISRAELI ARMY AND IS SAID THAT THE WHOLE VILLAGES IN THAT AREA HAVE BEEN DEVASTED BY THE FIGHTING WHICH LASTED FOR 34 DAYS AND ON HIS VISIT TO BEIRUT THE HYDERABAD MP GAVE AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW TO THE HEZBOLLAHS RUN TV AL MANAR AND IS SAID THAT HE HAS CAME TO LEBANON TO SHOW HIS SOLADIRTY WITH THE LEBANESE PEOPLE AND SAID HOW INDIAN PARLIAMENT HAS CONDMENNED THE WAR IN LEBANON AND HAS OFFERED AID WORTH 15 CRORES DOLLARS TO LEBANON HE EVEN MET WITH MANY CIVILLANS AND OLD AGE WOMEN WHOSE SONS WERE KILLED WHILE FIGHTING THE ISRAELI ARMY MR OWAISI WILL STAY IN LEBANON AND MEET LEBABNESE MPS AND EVEN WILL VISIT INDIAN EMBASSY IN BEIRUT AND MEET INDIAN EMBASSY STAFF AND AMBASSADOR .THERE ARE SOME REPORTS SUGGESTED BY ISLAMIC WEBSITE THAT HE EVEN MET HEZBOLLAH LEADERS WHILE HIS STAY IN BEIRUT REPORTS SUGGEST HE MET HIZBULLAH COMMANDER IN SOUTH HASAN HUBALLAH IN A SECRET LOCATION AND WHILE COMING OUT OF THERE WAS SURROUNDED BY HIZBULLAH GUNMEN HE EVEN MET HIZBULLAH CHAIRMAN FOR ECONOMIC AND RESARCH DEVELOPMENT DR ALI FAYYAD AND WITH THE TYRE CITY MAYOR MR ALI MUSHARRAF AND EVEN MET WITH VARIOUS OTHER LEBANESE POLTICAL LEADERS AND MPS OF VARIOUS PARTYS SPEAKING OUTSIDE LEBANESE PARLIAMENT AFTER COMING OUT MEETING WITH LEBANESE PARLIAMENT SPEAKER NABIL BERRI THE MAJLIS PARTY LEADER OF HYDERABAD SAID ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED ACTS OF STATE TERRRORISM BY TARGETING INNOCENT CIVILLANS AND DESTROYING ITS INFRASTRUCTURE WORTH BILLIONS AND THIS WILL OR NOT DAMAGE THE HIZBULLAH AND THE LEBANESE PEOPLES WILL TO FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

13 October, 2006 02:50  

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