Is defending the Muslims and Islam anti-Indian?
NFB - August 10 2007
Dr Abdula Ruff , India
The reported threat by Al-Qaeda made via a usual video tape recoding made available to the global as well as Indian media is amazing. It looks alike a great joke that acts of terrorism is clearly specified before hand and the so-called Al-Qaeda is preparing for a "terrorist" attack on India for its anti-Muslim activities including killing and torture of Muslims in India and Kashmir. The Al-Qaeda is particularly perturbed by the killing of Kashmiris in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Kashmir. Last month there was another report about Al-Qaeda surfacing in Kashmir defending its freedom from India. Perhaps it is for the first time that Al-Qaeda, otherwise focused on USA for its anti-Islamic approach, torture and genocide, has declared a holy war against India. But one wonders if the Al-Qaeda is pro-Islamic all or operates as the agency of the USA-led anti-Islamic global forces.
Or, is it that that Al-Qaeda, has surprisingly woken up so late to defend the hapless Indian as well as Kashmiri Muslims? How? Al-Qaeda seemed to be fast asleep, when the anti-Muslim agenda was skillfully and in a sustained manner executed in India; for instance, when Babri Mosque was destroyed by the anti-Islamic terrorists drawn from all over the country giving the impending nationally shameful tragedy a national outlook and "patriotic" sanction; when innocent defenders of Islam and Muslims were (they are still) targeted and jailed all over the country; when Muslims were particularly killed in Gujarat, and when Kashmiris were selectively killed by converting the Kashmir valley into a well-equipped cantonment. The Al-Qaeda did nothing about them, not even a casual protest as some Indian political parties did in the form of the lip service to keep the Muslim vote bank intact.
Al-Qaeda-should be aware of the fact that Muslims all over the globe are under threat and virtual siege guided by the USA. In countries like India the condition is much worse. Any one who supports the cause of the hapless Muslims is branded as terrorist, co-terrorist and anti-Indian. That only means that India does not consider Muslims as humans worth security and spurns the need to defend them when under attack from the anti-Islamic forces-cum-terrorists. Indian state machinery has also cleverly used the Muslims against Muslims. The threatened Muslims join one of the political parties to evade shame and torture, but that only makes their life more miserable. The politicians use them for garnering votes from the Muslim vote bank, keep them under their full control and make them fight one another for a post or a favor or for nothing at all. The Muslim tragedy is mainly because the Muslims consider the narrow political interests of their leaders more important then the genuine interests of Muslims or Islam. Hence they are badly hit.
Over years besides the media, the police and judiciary are following a peculiar pattern of supporting only the government agenda and punish the Muslims and none cares for this. India is proud of possessing a great many newspapers and well-knit media system but they have got no space left for the Indian Muslims to vent their agony and genuine concerns in this basically anti-Muslim country. The India media operate hands in glows with the regimes, both the Central and states, they have set opinion makers against Islam and Muslims. The amount of anti-Muslim stuff churned out day in and day out by these media personnel deserves no elaboration at all. And the government agencies have placed their agencies to track the write-up defending the hapless Indian Muslims or freedom fighting Kashmiris and contact the publishers concerned to insert their "patriotic" stuff there. This attitude of India to deny Indian Muslims to express themselves is both awkward and absurd.
India is bold enough to target the Muslims because the world leader USA itself is killing them en-masse in Middle East and Afghanistan and Russia has committed genocide against the freedom seeking Chechens. It needs no elucidation that the terrorism is the by-product of Western insane civilization. World Muslims including the Muslim nations have failed to grasp the depth of the conspiratorial politics of the Western powers. After the end of the Cold War the USA invented "terrorism" as an effective tool to advance its global agenda by threatening and annihilating the Muslims, the second category of enemies of the West after the Communist countries. And countries like India that have longed for long to come closer to USA have launched ambitious plans of "terrorism" to advance their own interests. The wonderful global media have always assisted the USA-led nations harping on the Terrorism plank and never let the world now the real intent of the Western powers. Like the nuclear deal, there seems to be another Indo-US anti-Islamic agenda too.
Thanks to a bold judgment, innocent Madani is back alive now from the Coimbatore jail after having been terrorized there by all concerned and unconcerned people for about one decade without trials. But generally the police and court take the view of the government in case a Muslim is involved in a case. When a Hindu convict is jailed the Indian media argue for their release, but there were no such attempt from national parties in a concerted way to seek the release of Madani, because the media quite clearly understand the mood the governments and the conspiracy behind his arrest and jail for nearly a decade, because as a Muslim he was a “suspected terrorist”. One does not if a Hindu politician could be jailed for such long period without even allowing him for daily necessities in India? The Indian media insists that Indian law should be merciful when it comes to the fate of a Hindu, but in case of Madani or Afzal they have been silent. Hypocrisy on the part of the media is not good for any civilized society. One does not know how many more Madanis are still languishing in dark cells....
Acts of terrorist attacks on innocent Muslims are not uncommon in various parts of India, including New Delhi, Goa and Bhakra Nangal where the Muslims are trapped in conspiratorial attempts to thrash or kill. Yet the world is unaware of these ghastly incidents sponsored by the government agencies systematically. Media did not know it for a long time and they refused to report to the public when the Muslim women were paraded nude in Islamic cultural city Lucknow recently. If the affected people are Hindus obviously the media would have known even before the incident takes place in India or abroad.
In USA any criticism by its citizens is not appreciated too, but the Americans who oppose the US agenda are not branded as anti-USA or anti-national as it is done in India. This strategy keeps the media to deny the Muslims their legitimate right to views. India has grown resistant to any criticism of the government or the state actions on Muslims, especially from the Muslims who are termed and as such known as terrorists, “potential” or “suspected” ones. The government agencies both indoors and abroad serving as agents just don’t tolerate the Muslims criticizing the government policies, both anti-Muslim and general, and they are bluntly called terrorists. But now with the threat of attacks on Pakistan and Makkah as well as Madina make the agenda of the global anti-Islamic terrorists led by the USA. That is unfortunate and unethical, because such tactics help petrify the Indian mind-set against Muslims.
To put the record straight, initially when the A-Qaeda refused to pay any attention to the Kashmir murders by the Indian forces and the destruction of Babri Mosque or Gujarat genocide it was presumed that Al-Qaeda was an organization floated by the India. It was mismanaging the affairs in Afghanistan inviting the attention of the USA and other UNSC-5 members to chart out a plan to terror attack Afghanistan. The Sept 211 was the result of that conspiracy by the anti-Islamic forces led by the USA. When Al-Qaeda went all the way to all powerful USA to take off their plans to specific directions and targets and hit definite objects, it did not even fit to condemn the atrocities of Muslims in India and Kashmir for a long time. Recently a group claiming to be Al-Qaeda surfaced in Srinagar to declare war for Kashmir Independence. This writer brought to the attention of the global media that it was perhaps against a strategy of India to deny Independence to Kashmir and come closer to the USA for the nuclear and other deals. Thus it is clear that the Al-Qaeda is a behaving as the organization that does exactly what the US desires and India dictates to them. After the flop of Srinagar attempt now the Al-Qaeda has come out in a different posture only to harm the Muslims further and complicating the Kashmir issue ever more.
Harming the minorities, physically or economically, is a criminal act. Besides the Constitutional guarantees for special treatment for the Muslims, the first Indian prime-minister had pledged to protect the interests of the Muslims. But what has happened in India since his days is act of vengeance and hypocrisy. While every possible means was tried out to appease the majority community in this " secular' India, the Conditions of the Muslims have been allowed to go worse day by day. They then are living only to cast their votes as a major vote bank of the minorities. When one of largest democracies of the world kept Madani and other for nearly 10 long years without any crime until the court found them innocent, the fate of Guantanamo detainees kept in tine cells by the CIA-led organizations as part of the terror wars unleashed by another largest democracy of the world, the USA, could well imagined.
One still fails to know as to why Al-Qaeda could not know what was happening to Muslims in the nearby Kashmir valley and India when they know what is happening in the USA. When "Al-Qaeda" went all the way to all powerful USA to take off their plans to specific directions, targets and hit definite objects, it did not even think fit enough to condemn the atrocities of Muslims in India and Kashmir for too long. Recently a group claiming to be Al-Qaeda surfaced in Srinagar to declare war for Kashmir Independence. This writer brought to the attention of the global media that it was perhaps the strategy of India to deny Independence to Kashmir and come closer to the USA for the nuclear and other deals. There is every possibility that the Al-Qaeda is behaving exactly as what the US dictates to and India desires of them. After the flop of Srinagar attempt, now the “Al-Qaeda” has come out in a different posture only to harm the interests of Muslims in the vitiated atmosphere further and complicating the Kashmir issue more.
To put the record straight, on the basis of what has been said above, initially when the Al-Qaeda refused to pay any attention to the Kashmir murders by the Indian forces or the destruction of Babri Mosque or Gujarat genocide, it was presumed that Al-Qaeda was an organization floated by India. And later it appeared that USA was the creator of the Al-Qaeda. Taliban and Al-Qaeda were mismanaging the affairs in Afghanistan inviting the attention of the USA and other UNSC-5 members to chart out a plan to terror attack Afghanistan. Most probably, the Sept 11 was the result of that conspiracy by the anti-Islamic forces led by the USA. The Sept 11 tragedy could have been engineered by the USA with help some other UNSC members, if not all of them to enable the US-led forces to destroy Islamic nations, beginning from Afghanistan which was clamoring for Shariat, but ignorant of basics of international politics and US long term goals.
If Al-Qaeda is sincere about the welfare of world Muslims it would have kept in mind the trickling effects of its "terrorism" and enforced certain amount of morality and helped them give up cheating, deceptions, back-stabbing the fellow Muslims for a few coins from the regimes and others. Also generally speaking, the morale of the world Muslims, more in India, is pathetically low. They lie and consider each other as their worst enemy. It should have plans for Muslims' upliftment so that they come out of trap of their real enemies and live like Musims.
Even if the "Al-Qaeda threat" is real, India should not hesitate to retrace its anti-Muslim formula by bring into action “Al-Qaeda” and others and begin treating them as legitimate citizens and let them share the fruits of development for which they also contribute both in India and abroad, particularly in Gulf countries. Media of the “largest democracy” should consider accommodating the legitimate and rightful views of Indian Muslims as well. It is up to the state to help the Muslims to move away from sense of alienation they have been experience thanks to its anti-Muslim approach. It is already time the Kashmiris get their independence back and manage their affairs in a peaceful atmosphere without fear and animosity. Leave the “Al-Qaeda” to the Western powers!
DR.ABDUL RUFF Colachal is a freelance writer . India