Pseudo-Secularism

Hindu dharma is implicitly at odds with monotheistic intolerance. What is happening in India is a new historical awakening... Indian intellectuals, who want to be secure in their liberal beliefs, may not understand what is going on. But every other Indian knows precisely what is happening: deep down he knows that a larger response is emerging even if at times this response appears in his eyes to be threatening.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

When Bharat is not India

T R JAWAHAR

When India committed it-self to a secular dispensation, by a combination of constitutional dictum and political rhetoric, the understanding that the well-meaning majority imbibed was this: that those who followed other faiths are free to do so. Not for a moment would they have believed that meant dilution, denial and even destruction of their own cherished national culture and its symbols. The recent controversy over Vande Mataram is perhaps the last nail on their naive belief that secularism would be fair to their heritage.

Not just the national song, but its sacrifice on the altar of political expediency is also a century old. In his presidential address at an All-India Muslim League in 1908, Syed Ali Imam said: ?... when the most advanced province of India put forward the sectarian cry of 'Bande Mataram' as the national cry, and the sectarian Rakhibandhan as a national observance, my heart is filled with despair and disappointment; ... Has the experiment tried by Akbar and Aurangzeb failed again? ... do they expect the Musalmans of India to accept 'Bande Mataram' and the Sivaji celebration..?? This spirit of Syed Ali Imam, has manifested itself several times over in the last one hundred years, leading to a truncated Vande Mataram first and now its virtual obliteration from national glory by rampant politicking of protagonists and antogonists alike.

Rajendra Prasad, who was the President of the Constituent Assembly gave this assurance in 1950: ?...and the song 'Vande Mataram', which has played a historic part in the struggle for Indian freedom, shall be honoured equally with Jana Gana Mana and shall have equal status with it ". Really? Rather, right from Mahatma Gandhi's days to the present Maino Gandhi's times, the secular bottomline is that Vande Mataram should not be imposed, and that singing it is voluntary. A proud and poignant gesture of secular deference, no doubt, though at the expense of the 'nationalness and the national status' of the national song; yet what has such indulgence elicited in return? Not similar secular reciprocity by way of singing the song just to warm the hearts of the 'bulk of Indians' who genuinely think of it as a patriotic national song and not a 'partisan' Hindu song; not even to render it as a mark of respect for the country's greatness that the song connotes. Insulting defiance, instead, in the form of alternative songs at the worst, or mere abstinence at best. Where does the problem lie, if a song that stirred multitudes and is still revered, is deemed taboo by a few? If the nation is absolute, so should nationalism be. Is it wrong to infer that those who are objecting to the symbolism of Vande Mataram are actually rejecting the nation itself? Or are those who think their culture is synonymous with their country deluding themselves?

So, not forcing Vande Mataram is deemed secularism. If we may ask, are the reasons touted by Imams from time immemorial for rejecting the song secular? From 1908, referred to above, to 2006, the mullah music has not changed a bit. The Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari of Delhi's Jama Masjid had this to say in a recent press conference: 'Vande Mataram is against Islamic beliefs and asking Muslims to sing it would amount to suppression of the community. When it comes to worship only Allahis is given that honour, not the motherland ...'. Though we know it is futile searching for secularism in these words, secularism, however, can certainly be stretched to accommodate them. Reason why the writ of such bigoted mullahs have consistently prevailed and their injunctions have always been heeded, as now, not just by the faithful but even their secular apologists. Given such a secular trend, it would probably be appropriate to check notes with the Imam if saluting the national flag would also be deemed anti-Islam and so unsecular and also on where the Constitution of India stands vis-a-vis the Shariat. Also if Aurangazeb or Chattrapathi Shivaji should be the national icon. And if by Independence, he means restoration of Mughal rule. The Imam would be more than forthcoming with his fatal fatwas! And like Vande Mataram, more, but mere, for sure, symbols of communal Bharat can be de-nationalised ...voluntarily! And after thus secularising Bharat, we can then export our irrepressible Imam to Germany and France, where faithless Muslims are 'foolishly' singing the national songs of those countries, praising the respective Fatherlands.

But there is another crowd of secular zealots that would leave even Imams with an inferiority complex. If a song entrenched in the national psyche as a salutation to our motherland, by rote or conviction, is now being wrenched out from our consciousnes and torn to shreds, the undiminished credit for this unholy 'vastrabaran', goes to some national dailies and self-styled historians, working in tandem. A journalistic worthy calls Vande Mataram just a souvenir, while a historian says the song is downright communal and has no place in secular India! Now, these intellecutals dare not try their intelligence and research on Islamic beliefs. For them India was born in 1947, a naked nation bereft of history, heritage and heroes. The mullahs are better --they believe India was launched by Babar in 1526. Of course, the pride of the rest of India in its ancientness is pure communal superstition and Vande mataram is its symbol!

Indeed, singing of Vande Mataram may not be the true test or the final measure of one's patriotism. But rejecting it on religious ground is most certainly jarring on national sensibilities. And the vehemence with which the nation is being belittled in the face of a global god is most disturbing. If notions of nationalism, national identity and national culture, howsoever flippant and superficial they may seem in these troubled and materialistic times, are declared subservient to trans-national idologies and predatory faiths, where does patriotism figure? Or should we ask the Imam to clarify that too?

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HC strikes down Act on temples

Time to cheer for Hindu Devotees in Karnataka
9/9/2006 5:36:43 AM Deccan Herald

The Karnataka High Court on Friday struck down the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowment Act, 1997 as unconstitutional pointing out that its provisions amounted to “dividing Hindu religion.”

A division bench comprising Justice R Gururajan and Justice C R Kumaraswamy struck down the Act stating that the legislation violated Articles 14, 25 and 26 of the Constitution which provided for right to equality, freedom of conscience and freedom of profession, practice and propagation of religion and also the freedom to manage the religious affairs. The order will come into effect prospectively.

The bench also side aside an order of a single judge who had upheld the constitutional validity of the Act last year. Several trustees of the temples and archaks had challenged the order contending that the Act divided the Hindu community, besides denying the right guaranteed under the constitution to establish and manage religious institution.

The court, in its 176-page order, observed that keeping out Maths and denomination temples from the purview of the Act amounted to violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. “Religious denomination does not in any way stand on a different footing than other temples,” the court observed and said the state has to justify its action of exclusion of Maths in the Act, which were earlier included in local Acts.

The court said the Act defined Hindu as not to include Sikh, Jain and Buddist contrary to constitutional provisions. “Hindu religion is already divided by way of castes and sub-castes. Now the state wants to divide Hindus by excluding Jains, Sikhs in terms of a statute”, the court observed. Regarding the provision in the Act, which makes it mandatory for a notified temple to contribute 5 per cent of its total annual income to the “Common Pool Fund”, regulated by the Endowment Commissioner, the court said there cannot be compulsion only for Hindu temples to provide assistance to institutions of other religions. “Devotees of Hindu temples provide money for temple purposes and it cannot be spent for non-Hindu causes,” the court observed. The court said the government could have a commission constituted for temple affairs and involve Hindu religious leaders, social reformers and other experts and thereafter proceed to pass a uniform law.

The government can also think of having different regulatory measures for temples, maths and Jain institutions depending on their religious beliefs within the provision of the Constitution. “We deem it proper to observe that the government would be doing a great service to Hindu society by eliminating all evil corrupt practices, if at all, prevailing in Hindu institutions. This would go a long way in Hindu temple reformation,” the court observed

Govt should not manage temples: HC
[ 10 Sep, 2006 0321hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]

BANGALORE: Temples in the state will not be under control of the state government any longer, with the Karnataka HC on Friday striking down as unconstitutional the Karnataka Hindu Charitable Endowments Act, 1997.

Observing that the government was trying to bring about a division among the Hindus, a division Bench comprising Justice R Gururajan and Justice C R Kumaraswamy said the Act was discriminatory in nature as it left out mutts, Jains and Sikhs who are a part of the larger domain of Hindu religion.

The HC made it clear that the Act being struck down would have a prospective effect.

Over 170 appeals had been filed against a single judge order dated September 9, 2005 in which the provisions of the Act were challenged. The court had then rejected a batch of petitions filed by various temples in the state and held that the Act was valid and constitutional.

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Terror, Victims and Response!

From Shreeram Paranjpe in Mumbai

“Low intensity conflict with India will continue even if the Kashmir issue is resolved”. So, let us have no illusion about it. Further, India will have to fight its own battle and not depend on super powers.

The peace in Mumbai was shattered by the serial bomb blasts in suburban trains on 11th July 2006. Nearly two hundred innocent people died and over hundreds injured. Some suspects have been arrested but the real culprits must have escaped immediately after committing the heinous crime. Even if they are arrested—that is highly unlikely though—it would take years if not ages before they are punished! Let us recall the serial bomb blasts that rocked Mumbai in 1993. Even after 13 long years the verdict is yet to be delivered! It is hoped that in this month (September) it would be delivered. Recall here the Sikh massacre of 1984. The culprits are still roaming free! They are very much in India but the law dared not touch them! Even if the terrorists were put behind the bars—they are in all likelihood would be treated as state guests-remember Abdu Nasser Madni episode? May be the cases against them would be withdrawn like the ones against those who desecrated the idols of Hindu deities by the Tamil Nadu government!

When were the terrorists’ attacks against India initiated? India has been facing terror attacks for last more than 25 years and has suffered tremendous losses in terms of human lives and precious resources. But if you delve little deeply you would realise that we have been at the receiving end even before the country was Partitioned! The slogan of those who carved out Pakistan from undivided India was, “haske liya Pakistan, ladke lenge Hindustan”. They went about it in right earnest by capturing part of Kashmir now known as Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK)! They are some gullible people in India who believe that if the Kashmir problem is solved to Pakistan’s satisfaction, the problem of terrorism will end! Let us remember what General Pervez Musharraf proclaimed on April 11,1999: “India is a hegemonic power. Low intensity conflict with India will continue even if the Kashmir issue is resolved”. So, let us have no illusion about it. Further, India will have to fight its own battle and not depend on super powers. That is because as long as the US and its allies regard Pakistan as its ally in their “War on Terrorism”, no significant help can be expected from USA. The US woke up only when the terrorists attack of 9/11! Yet, they made Pakistan as their partner in their fight against terror! USA have well defined policy, the essential ingredients of which are: No concessions to terrorists, bring them to justice for their crimes, apply pressure on states that sponsor terrorism and bolster the counter-terrorist capabilities of friendly countries. But the real big question is—do we have concrete plan to tackle the menace of terrorism? The answer, unfortunately, is resounding NO.

In the last one year alone there were several terrorists’ strikes: The foiled attack on the makeshift Ram temple in Ayodhya, there were serial pre-Diwali blasts in the crowded markets in Delhi, the murder of a scientist in Bangalore, the explosion in Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi, the attack on the RSS headquarter in Nagpur, the repeated grenade attacks on hapless tourists in J & K and finally, the serial blasts in Mumbai on July 11. The impact of terrorism from across the border can be dealt with and contained but what we have been witnessing in recent years is the emergence of linkages growing between the groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba and small but radicalised sections of the Muslim community in India. The terrorists’ attacks in the last year mentioned earlier were incidents in which Indian nationals, read Muslims, provided back up to the Lashkar-e-Toiba. We should remember that terrorism ended in Punjab only when the Punjab police took on and defeated the terrorists in the state.

Indian Government’s false claim and complacency that Indian Muslims are not part of Al Qaeda’s global terrorist empire sounds deceptive, far from the truth and quite dangerous. The vote-bank politics is taking the country to the precipice of certain doom. We must be prepared to face the realities if we wish to come out successful in the fight against terrorism. It is often claimed that all Indian Muslims are not terrorists. Quite true but then all the terrorists from Pakistan and Bangladesh and their supporters within India are all Muslims! It is also argued that Islam stands for peace. But what is India’s experience so far? The Muslim invaders looted us, destroyed our temples, killed millions of Indians, raped thousands of our women and forcibly converted thousands of us to Islam! The proof of pudding is in its taste-right? Let us not therefore listen to the mantra that Islam stands for peace! Experience should be a better teacher than lullabies!

Under the circumstances, how do we deal with terrorism? First and foremost is to understand the enemy from within and outside, seal our borders, stop the infiltration of Bangladeshis and throw out those who have already entered the country illegally. Stand united, defeat the designs of the vote-bank politicians, discard spurious secularism, remain ever alert, watch the activities of the enemies from within and destroy their modules or cells within India. Do not permit the UPA government to divide the country on the caste basis, pressurise the government to stop appeasement policies pressurise government to repeal POTA Act, reform the judicial system so that the terrorists cases are dealt with expeditiously. We have already lost so much, let us at least prevent the future loss!

(The writer can be contacted at B-4/5, Shata taraka CHS, Near RTO, 4 Bungalows, Andheri-West, Mumbai-400053.)

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Confront the anti-Hindus - The only way to rescue Hinduism

By J.G. Arora

How do you remove enactments and laws which discriminate against Hindus? How do you dismantle fake secularism to liberate India from crores of Pak-Bangla infiltrators and countless terrorists, and all other oddities touted as secularism? And how do you defeat anti-Hindu forces wiping off Hinduism from the earth?

Though as per Arnold Toynbee, “Civilizations die from suicide, not murder”, Hindu civilization is being murdered by anti-Hindu forces every day.

A unilateral war against Hinduism is being waged by anti-Hindu forces to wipe out Hinduism the way other native religions and cultures have been destroyed in the world. It is tragic that frontiers of Hinduism which used to extend from Afghanistan to Indonesia are shrinking and getting confined to less and less area.

But Hinduism can be saved. And it will be saved. Before planning its rescue, let us know the dangers faced by Hinduism.

Dangerous dimensions

Starting with a zero Muslim population, Indian sub-continent including the present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and even a part of Iran was Hindu land till Muhammad bin Qasim’s Arab army attacked Sindh in 711. And though Hindus fought bravely to defend their religion and motherland during the repeated attacks over the centuries, they lost Afghanistan (earlier known as Gandhar) in 987 and Pakistan in 1947.

At present, just five thousand Hindus and Sikhs are left in Afghanistan. And Pakistan and Bangladesh have driven out most of the Hindus and Sikhs from their land. In India, the present percentage of Muslim population is much higher than that was in 1947.

And independent India has seen genocide and eviction of Hindus from Kashmir. Besides, India has been facing frequent Pak-Bangla terrorist attacks; the latest attack on July 11, 2006 killed over 200 innocents in Mumbai. Moreover, in their mission to destroy India and create one more Islamic country on Indian soil, Pakistan and Bangladesh have dispatched countless terrorists and crores of their nationals into India.

And recently, Nepal, the world’s only Hindu country, has been divested of its Hindu identity.

If Pakistan and Bangladesh are focussed to Islamise India, missionaries are determined to Christianise India.

While addressing his followers in New Delhi in 1999, the late Pope John Paul II gave a call to convert Asia to Christianity. And the new Pope Benedict XVI has also reiterated conversion agenda. Hindus and India are favourite targets for evangelization by fraud and inducement.

With each passing day, India is being made more Islamic and more Christian and less Hindu.

Fake secularism

After fighting foreign invaders for over a thousand years; and losing Afghanistan and Pakistan, truncated Bharat was expected to re-assert itself after 1947. But after 1947, a perverse brand of ‘secularism’ which implies ‘anti-Hinduism’ has seized India.


Let us have a glimpse of this fake secularism.

Though a ‘secular state’ cannot promote or punish any religion, in 1959, Congress government under Jawaharlal Nehru started the “Haj subsidy” for Haj pilgrimage. Though even Muslim countries do not pay any such subsidy, successive governments have persisted with this anti-secular policy.

The same Congress which rejected “Communal Award” and separate electorates in 1932 is now spearheading anti-secular reservation for Muslims in government jobs. Besides, Congress is sharing power with Muslim League which had created Pakistan. Further, under pretext of ‘secularism’, the government has taken no action to deport crores of Pak-Bangla infiltrators threatening to create one more Islamic country on Indian soil.

Moreover, though ‘secularism’ implies separation of State and religion, several Hindu temples and institutions have been brought under government control whereas non-Hindu institutions are bestowed special privileges.

Further, Article 30 giving special privileges to minorities’ educational institutions is fragmenting Hindu society since various Hindu sects claim non-Hindu status to get benefit of Article 30. Shockingly, even Ramakrishna Mission, the leading Hindu organization, had claimed a minority (non-Hindu) status to fall under Article 30. And no action, whatsoever, has been taken to amend Article 30 to extend the relevant fundamental right to all the communities including Hindus.

Anti-Hindu media

In any modern democracy, media is the most potent weapon of attack and shield of defence.

In India, many of the print and the electronic media is controlled by anti-Hindu forces; and is denigrating Hinduism, spreading misinformation about Hindu scriptures, dividing Hindu society and hurting Hindu sentiments. Hindus are being brain-washed to forget their religion, heritage and history; and Hinduism is being distorted and destroyed in the process.

Killing of thousands of Hindus in Kashmir and eviction of several lacs of Hindus from Kashmir is no news whereas Gujarat riots which started after Hindu rail passengers were torched at Godhra is always in the news in media. Infiltration of crores of Pak-Bangla nationals threatening to create one more Islamic country on Indian soil finds no space in media. Similarly, conversion of poorer Hindus to Christianity by fraud, inducement and coercion creates no ripples in anti-Hindu media.

It is deplorable that though there are numerous country-wide newspapers and television channels promoting fake secularism, there is no all-India daily newspaper, or television channel projecting Hindu concerns.

Hindu indifference

De-Hinduised by Macaulayan education and brain-washed by anti-Hindu media, most Hindus know nothing about Hindu religion, Hindu scriptures, Hindu heritage and Hindu history, and therefore, are indifferent to attacks on Hinduism. Besides, material pursuit and consumerism have consumed Hindu society. For many modern Hindus, world means their small families, their personal advancement, frivolous entertainment, and no time for betterment of Hindu society. That is why though individually talented, Hindus lack collective identity and power.

Moreover, since most Hindus are having one child or two children families, dwindling Hindu population has also weakened Hindu society.

Further, instead of defending Hinduism from relentless attacks, most Hindu religious leaders propagate unilateral universalism, tolerance, and the myth that all religions are the same, thereby facilitating fraudulent conversion of Hindus by anti-Hindu sections. Such falsities weaken Hindus; and make them surrender before their tormentors.

Likewise, lulled into complacence, many Hindus feel that Hinduism has survived for thousands of years, and will continue to flourish for ever. But they overlook the worst ever attacks now threatening Hinduism, and Hinduism’s pitiable plight in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh which too used to be Hindu lands.

The only solution

Since those who behave like sheep are eaten by wolves, to defend Hinduism, Hindus have to confront anti-Hindu forces.

But how do you educate Hindus about malicious attacks; and prepare them to confront anti-Hindu forces?

How would you Hinduise those who have been de-Hinduised by Macaulayan education, and brain-washed by anti-Hindu media? And teach them Hindu religion, Hindu heritage and Hindu history; and how one would make such reluctant warriors defend Hinduism and create a genuinely secular political party which would give justice to all and appease none? How do you remove enactments and laws which discriminate against Hindus? How do you dismantle fake-secularism to liberate India from crores of Pak-Bangla infiltrators and countless terrorists, and all other oddities touted as secularism? And how do you defeat anti-Hindu forces wiping off Hinduism from the earth?

All this, and much more, can be achieved with the help of Hindu-centric mass media which will inspire and transform Hindu society.

Such a media is the first requirement to awaken Hindus from their secular stupor, and make them pro-active. All the problems facing Hindu society will be solved with the help of this media. Helped by this weapon, Hinduism will not only survive, but will prevail. Since web-sites and internet have very limited reach, the same should be used in addition to the proposed mass media. Accordingly, all pro-Hindu organisations and individuals all over the globe should direct their time, efforts and resources to create the all-India Hindu-centric daily news papers and television channels at the earliest. And it is possible to accomplish this task very soon.

Though it may sound a too simple solution, this is the only way to save Hinduism from its ongoing demolition.

And there is no other way to rescue Hinduism.

(The author can be contacted at jgarora@vsnl.net)

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Terrorists roaming freely: PM

Sumon K Chakrabarti
CNN-IBN

September 05, 2006

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday rang the alarm bells, telling the states that terror is lurking in the country in every corner and suicide bombers are on the prowl, waiting to target economic, religious and nuclear establishments anywhere any time.

"The intelligence agencies have warned that terrorist modules and sleeper cells are operating freely in urban areas of the country," the Prime Minister told the chief ministers' meeting on internal security in the Capital.

"Intelligence agencies have warned of further use of suicide bombers, attack on economic, religious and nuclear establishments," he said.

Stressing on the urgent need to face up to the challenge of terrorism, the PM regretted that the states were not doing enough to fill up the existing vacancies in police and other law and order agencies. He also underlined the need to beef up the intelligence network and holding of special training for the forces to face the looming threat.

On a cautious note, the PM, however, regretted that the Muslim community was being increasingly targeted for every act of terror. "It is unfortunate that terrorism has created a wrong impression about the entire Muslim community," he said.

The Prime Minister also expressed concern over the fast expansion of the Naxalite movement. "We need a blend of firm but sophisticated and sensitive handling of Naxal violence," the PM said, adding that "special training for forces is a must for those engaged in anti-Naxalite operations."

He said an Empowered Group of Ministers will be created to closely monitor the spread of Naxalite movement in the country. It will be headed by the Union Home Minister and will include selected chief ministers.

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Hindu saint threatened by fanatic Muslims

03 September, 2006
Swami Abhaya Chaitanya Mauniji Maharaj threatende by fanatic for his activities towards uniting Hindus.

Varanasi : In Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Swami Abhaya Chaitanya Maharaj has
started activities towards uniting Hindus. Due to the increasing influence of Swamiji in the area, fanatic Muslims have started opposing Him. Recently, a few fanatic Muslims wrote a letter to Swamiji that if he did not immediately stop his activities, he would be killed and his ashram would
be blown up.

It has also been stated in the letter that Hanuman, an idol made of stone, would not be able to save Him. Earlier Swamiji was shot at by some fanatics but he was saved. Swamiji’s activities in Uttar Pradesh are enormous. He has restored many old temples. His ashram is in Gauriganj, Sultanpur. Some schools and colleges are run by the ashram. The ashram also runs a Sanskrit College where two thousand students are studying. Poor Hindu students are given financial aid for schooling, clothes, food, books etc. Poor Hindus are also helped for performing last rites. Internal fights among Hindus are solved; Hindu girls are extended help to get married. Along with all these, Swamiji is carrying on the great mission of uniting Hindus. He also undertakes spiritual remedies. Shortly, Swamiji will be forming ‘anti-terrorist force’ to fight against terrorism.

Source : Daily Sanatan Prabhat


Heavy stone pelting by Muslims on the Ganesh idol and devotees
09 September, 2006
Daily Sanatan Prabhat

Dharashiv:On the day of Ganesh Chaturdashi, there was a heavy stone pelting on the procession taken out for immersion of Ganesh idols damaging the Ganesh idol. The situation became very tense. Muslims also burnt one shop.

There was stone pelting even on a mosque. Police had to call for additional contingent of Reserve Police to control the situation. In this connection, the police have rounded off many members of Ganesh Mandals and even the people who had gathered to see the procession. Around 8.30 p.m. when the procession reached Shums Chowk, suddenly Muslims started pelting stones at the procession damaging the idol. Hindus also started pelting stones in self-defense.

Many Ganesh devotees have been seriously injured. Some Muslim youths while returning from ‘namaz’ set on fire a shop owned by a Ganesh devotee. The situation is very tense. There is discontent among people for arrests of innocent people who had gone to watch the procession.

Paki Come Home !

Dr. Koenraad Elst

03 September, 2006
Message to the British Muslims of South-Asian origin

After the timely folding of yet another Islamic terror plot, the public's attention is focused once more on the "Paki problem". Over twenty Muslims have been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of preparations to blow up a set of airplanes on trans-Atlantic flights starting from London Heathrow. They are mostly holders of British citizenship, born in Britain though of South-Asian origin, and from well-settled families. To their British neighbours, fellow students or colleagues, they must have looked like success stories in terms of integration into British society. And yet, they secretly wanted to terminate the lives of hundreds of anonymous Britons, not excluding those same unsuspecting neighbours.

This is only one incident, though apparently a very sizable one. We may even concede that the incriminating evidence is not fully in yet, so we shouldn't judge in haste. But then, it is only one incident among many. The German police have just folded a Muslim plot to blow up trains, and worse than the failed terror attacks are all those that have succeeded. Remember the trains blown up in Madrid, the tourist centres blown up in Bali, the murder of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam, and so many others. Specifically Pakistani connections were in evidence in the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the WTC in New York, on the public transport system of London on 7-7-2005, and in the endless series of terror attacks in India: buses stopped and all non-Muslims shot every other month in Jammu & Kashmir; repeated bomb attacks on trains and public buildings in Mumbai, from the big international trend-setter of 12-3-1993 (many synchronous explosions) to the latest one on 11-7-2006; on a political meeting in Coimbatore 1998; on Parliament buildings in Srinagar and Delhi in 2001; on temples in Gandhinagar, Ayodhya and Varanasi (the details of the latest temple attack in Imphal remain to be discovered); on a Diwali shopping crowd in Delhi, and so on.

Yes, we know your excuses: that you are millions while the terrorists are counted in dozens, so most of you are innocent and unrelated to terrorism. Still, outsiders will wonder just how many of you are in the know when these "unrepresentative" and "isolated" young men make their preparations for acts of terror. How many of you shield suspects when the police comes looking for them? Just a question.

And then the big excuse: that "this isn't real Islam", that "this great peaceful religion condemns terrorism", that "terrorists have no religion". We don't believe this convenient plea, but we would still welcome it if it could actually dissuade would-be terrorists from their project. Why do you always address us, the non-Muslims, with those rosy stories about peaceful Islam? Why not go to the centres of militancy and repeat those sermons there? We don't mean some perfunctory "open letter" meant for non-Muslim consumption, but an earnest effort to persuade the militant Muslims, one that doesn't stop until the goal is reached. We suspect you have so far never tried this because in your heart of hearts, you are perfectly aware that Islam does condone these acts. Because you expect the militants to quote chapter and verse from your own Quran to justify their methods, reminding you of how Mohammed's career mainly consisted in armed struggle against the infidels, and leaving you speechless.

The consequence is that only an extremely gullible fringe of British society can now remain unsuspecting. After this, what Muslim will they trust? Every time the problem of Islamic terrorism raises its head anywhere in the Western world, the public is treated to assurances that "this isn't the real Islam" and that "the vast majority of Muslims abhor this terrorism". Each time the politicians accompanied by camera crews pay visits to mosques to assure Muslims of their lasting confidence in Islam's peaceful intentions, which alas leaves them no time to go and comfort the victims of Islamic terror. Each time, ordinary people including the non-Muslim immigrants force themselvesto keep in mind that "not all Muslims are terrorists", in particular this one and that one with whom they try to stay friends.

But there is a limit to all this patience and goodwill. If Muslims who could be showpieces of multicultural integration turn out to be discreet fanatics and murderers, who says the friendly Paki news agent around the corner isn't plotting your death? This time around, Paki Britons will notice how the looks in people's eyes have become icy. Their mouths may not yet voice it, but their eyes are completely eloquent about it: "Paki, go home!" Indeed, if I hadn't studied Islamic doctrine and history, I too would by now have renounced all hope of a harmonious outcome and concluded: "Paki, go home!"

Fortunately, there is an alternative and simpler solution. You must have noticed that natives are far less prone to "Hinduphobia" or "Sikhphobia" or "Parsiphobia" than to what politicians like to call "Islamophobia". Indeed, non-Muslim South-Asian immigrants have authoritatively been praised as Britain's "model minority". If they too sometimes suffer harassment, it is very largely from natives who don't know the difference between all these exotic religions, between a Sikh and a bearded and turbaned Osama bin Laden. This way, you Pakis have made them the indirect victims of the sinister reputation that you yourselves have earned. Still, the performance in education and professional life of the non-Muslim South-Asians must be a matter of envy to you.

So, why not become one of them? You live in a country with unfettered religious freedom, quite a different situation from the religious oppression in Pakistan. Overnight, you can shed the burden of your Muslim identity and embrace Anglican Christianity, Methodism or Roman Catholicism. You can become an atheist or agnostic or go and congregate with the Druids and New-Agers in Stonehenge. Better still, you can return to your roots.

Every South-Asian Muslim knows that his ancestors were Zoroastrians or Kalash Kafirs, Buddhists or Hindus. In dramatic circumstances, they converted to Islam as the lesser evil in preference to death or impoverishment or third-class citizenship. Out of inertia or brainwashing, you yourselves have so far chosen to remain in Islam and not to undo their shame. Now that you are facing the consequences of being Muslims, viz. the hostility provoked by never-ending Islamic arrogance and aggression, you have a good occasion to reconsider your religious identity. Drop this erroneous belief system that was forced upon you and come home to your ancestral community, where you belong.

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Hindu American Foundation Wins Lawsuit — But Contentious Textbooks Retained

SACRAMENTO, Ca (Sep. 1, 2006) - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) prevailed today in its legal action on behalf of Hindu parents from California against the California School Board of Education (SBE). But in a mixed ruling, the demand by HAF that the SBE be required to throw out the currently approved textbooks and revisit the entire textbook adoption process was denied.

HAF brought the lawsuit contending that the procedure through which the SBE reviewed and approved revisions in sixth grade textbooks, especially as to their presentation of Hinduism, was not conducted under regulations required under the California Administrative Procedures Act and contravened the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. As a result, HAF held, anti-Hindu academics were illegally allowed to bias the process against Hindu parents and students in California resulting in textbooks that presented the debunked Aryan Migration Theory as fact, misrepresented caste as central to Hinduism and left the impression that Hinduism devalued the role of women.

In his ruling on Hindu American Foundation, et al., v. California State Board of Education, et al, Case No. 06 CS 00386, Judge Patrick Marlette of the California Superior Court upheld HAF’s claim that the textbook adoption process was flawed and illegal. Judge Marlette wrote that the California SBE, “at all times relevant to this matter has been conducting its textbook approval process under invalid ‘underground regulations.’” He withheld an opinion on the violation of the open meeting act deciding that since the entire process was already “invalid” a specific ruling would be redundant.

In his conflicted ruling, however, Judge Marlette ruled that the “relief” demanded by HAF—that is to reject the textbooks adopted under an illegal process—would be disruptive not only to those affected sixth graders, but potentially every California public school student using any and every textbooks adopted under the SBE’s unlawful policies. Judge Marlette wrote, “The Court therefore determines…that respondent [SBE] should be permitted a reasonable opportunity to correct the deficiencies in its regulatory framework governing the textbook approval process…while maintaining the current system in the interim.”

“We are pleased, of course, that Judge Marlette agreed with our position all along that the process in adopting the textbooks was flawed and illegal,” said Suhag Shukla, Esq., legal counsel of HAF who coordinated the lawsuit with attorneys at Olson Hagel and Fishburn, LLP in representing HAF and Hindu parents. “It would seem logical that if the process was illegal, then the resulting textbooks must be tossed out and the adoption process repeated. Apparently, Judge Marlette is reluctant to reject possibly millions of books, in addition to those in this case covering sixth grade social studies, that could be implicated and allowed them to stand for now—that is very disappointing.”

Despite stating that he considered the declarations and correspondences attesting to the inaccuracies and discrepancies in the Hinduism section of adopted textbooks from several scholars that actually teach Hinduism, including a past president of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and current co-chairs of the Hinduism Unit of the AAR, Judge Marlette held that the textbooks were not necessarily illegal in terms of the standards set forth by the education code because they were not “grossly inaccurate.”

HAF attorneys interpreted the ruling to mean that the focus of Hindu parents and HAF in California and other states should shift to changing the standards and framework that set the criteria that must be covered in any textbook covering Hinduism. If those standards accurately reflect the Hinduism that most Hindus practice, then the textbooks will necessarily comply. Current standards, they held, are grossly outdated and inaccurate.

So while the process followed in adopting the contentious Hinduism sections, and all recently approved textbooks in California, was illegal—as HAF had argued—the judge apparently decided against a sweeping ruling that could open the door to other lawsuits discarding textbooks in the most populous state in the United States. HAF attorneys are considering their options for an appeal of this lawsuit to force revisions to the Hinduism section in the contested textbooks.

Importantly, Judge Marlette read versions of the textbooks that already had been significantly improved in their coverage of Hinduism due to the efforts of the Hindu Education Foundation and Vedic Foundation. This success was in spite of the efforts of a subsection of non-Hindu academics historically antagonistic to practitioners of Hinduism, and a coalition of Indian communist and anti-Hindu groups.

While the immediate goal of revising textbooks beyond the changes was unmet, HAF leaders expressed satisfaction that their efforts will ultimately benefit all Californians in having reinstated public accountability to the actions of the SBE.

“Over 14 years ago, in 1992, another California court ordered the SBE to revamp its textbook adoption processes to bring it in compliance with the law and all of this time, the SBE has been ignoring that. It’s taken HAF’s lawsuit to put the SBE’s proverbial feet to the fire,” said Shukla. “HAF, and the efforts of a talented team of attorneys at Olson Hagel and Fishburn, have ensured that the SBE will end its pattern of misleading California public school students by acting arbitrarily, and in the case of Hindus, unfairly and inequitably.”

Judge Marlette in his ruling also rejected outright an amicus, or friend-of-the-court, brief against HAF and Hindu parents filed by a coalition of anti-Hindu and communist groups, as it lacked merit and relevance.

“Our lawsuit was the first collective effort by a wide array of Hindu American groups to counter a major injustice perpetrated against them,” said Mihir Meghani, M.D., President of HAF. “Our action, enabled entirely by the support of Americans living throughout our nation, is a testament to the Hindu community’s potential and determination to ascertain a secure and confident future for the next generation of Hindu Americans. Today, Hindus have a voice, and they have asserted that they will never again remain silent spectators as they shape their destiny in this great country.”


US court retains flawed Hinduism textbooks
2006-09-05 Published by Hindusthan Times Gathered by Internet Desk - Hindunet

A California court has accepted a Hindu body's contention that some textbooks with a flawed presentation of Hinduism were approved improperly, but refused to throw them out of schools for now.

A flawed approval process had resulted in textbooks that presented the debunked Aryan Migration Theory as fact, misrepresented caste as central to Hinduism and left the impression that Hinduism devalued the role of women, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) said in a press release.

The California Superior Court last week upheld HAF's claim that the state School Board of Education (SBE) had followed a flawed and illegal approval process for sixth grade textbooks.

But the court denied its demand that SBE be required to throw out the currently approved textbooks and revisit the entire textbook adoption process, it said.

In his ruling, Judge Patrick Marlette wrote the California SBE has been conducting its textbook approval process under invalid 'underground regulations', but said the rejection of textbooks would be disruptive not only to affected sixth graders, but potentially every California public school student using any and every textbooks.

So while the process followed in adopting the contentious Hinduism sections, and all recently approved textbooks in California, was illegal—as HAF had argued—the judge apparently decided against a sweeping ruling that could open the door to other lawsuits discarding textbooks in the most populous state in the US, the release said.

As the immediate goal of revising textbooks was unmet, HAF attorneys are considering their options for an appeal to force revisions to the Hinduism section in the contested textbooks, it said.



HAF Legal Team Assesses Victory and Comments on Failed Brief From Anti-Hindu South Asian Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 8, 2006) – The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) legal team continued to receive wide acclaim for the landmark ruling last week that upheld its contention that the California State Board of Education (SBE) followed an illegal process in adopting sixth grade social studies textbooks. The mixed ruling in California Superior Court, however, denied HAF’s demand that if the process followed in adopting the Hinduism section of textbooks was illegal, then all of those texts already published must be thrown out and the adoption process revisited. In a statement released today, HAF highlighted sections of the ruling that they felt had not adequately been covered in press reports thus far and responded to comments from a group that tried to oppose HAF’s efforts.

“It’s important to reiterate that HAF at no time submitted any edits or revisions in the textbook adoption process, and HAF only entered this controversy when the SBE acted arbitrarily and behind closed doors, depriving Hindus of a fair and open process, said Suhag Shukla, Esq., legal counsel for HAF. “We knew going into the lawsuit that a good number of revisions suggested by Hindu groups had already been accepted and the books had been improved—though far from perfect—but our focus was on proving the illegality of SBE actions vis-à-vis Hindus.”

In his extensive ruling covering the illegalities of the SBE and the merits of the texts, Judge Patrick Marlette’s first decision was to reject outright an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, brief that a coalition led by Friends of South Asia (FOSA) attempted to introduce. According to its website, FOSA sponsors activities that seek to “build Indian communism and fight the agenda of the global ruling class.” The group worked with some non-Hindu and avowedly anti-Hindu groups to file the brief together.

A six page rebuttal from the HAF legal team to the FOSA led effort argued that the amicus brief did not provide “any substantive legal nor adequate factual support for the assertions contained in their proposed brief, relying instead on materials that are not properly subject to judicial notice, as well as several irrelevant and highly objectionable declarations.”

Judge Marlette agreed with HAF and refused to consider the brief. With that ruling, FOSA and other anti-Hindu groups were effectively shut out of the entire legal process and their allegations played no part in the judge’s ultimate ruling. HAF leaders expressed surprise that some journalists sought out FOSA members to comment on the ruling when their anti-Hindu stance was ignored in the judge’s ruling.

“Hindu parents worked hard in California to bring on par the representation of the religion they practice with the presentation of other major world religions in the textbooks,” said Swaminathan Venkataraman, a member of the HAF Executive Council. “While FOSA’s devotion to communism may force it to repudiate all religion, it is ironic that they reflexively opposed only Hindu efforts in the name of ‘secularism’—completely ignoring major revisions to sections covering other faiths prevalent in South Asia including Christianity, Islam and Judaism—and tragic that it also ran an ugly communal campaign by co-opting non-Hindu groups to openly oppose Hindu parents and students.” Sections of the texts on the other three religions were significantly modified in response to comments from the Institute for Curriculum Services, the Anti-Defamation League and the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Council on Islamic Education.

HAF leaders also criticized again the SBE process that illegally allowed Michael Witzel, a professor at Harvard University who teaches linguistics, to accuse only Hindus of sectarianism and act as a reviewer even after Professor Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of religion and history from California State University-Northridge had already reviewed the proposed edits and corrections to the textbooks.

“Allowing Prof. Witzel to poison the process with his ugly accusations of sectarianism was only the first error in an illegal SBE process,” said Shukla. “With this ruling, Hindu Americans have collectively demonstrated that we will never again accept unequal or discriminatory treatment instigated by the overt hostility of a cabal of anti-Hindu academics. Hindus must insist that a panel of professors who actually teach, and in many cases even practice Hinduism, such as those that supported HAF in the lawsuit, must be included in the process over those that are antagonistic to practicing Hindus.”

Academics who supported HAF’s contention that there are significant inaccuracies and discrepancies in the Hinduism section of the textbooks included a past president of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and current co-chairs of the Hinduism Unit of the AAR.


Textbooks Get It Wrong
Abysmal presentation of Hinduism stirs a parental revolt in Virginia

By Ambika Behal, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rakesh Bahadur, whose children are in the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system in northern Virginia, told Hinduism Today, "One day my daughter came home and said, 'Daddy, what you teach us about Hinduism is wrong, since the description of Hinduism in my textbook is different.' "

Bahadur (bahadurr@comcast.net) had just experienced firsthand what many Hindu parents have discovered: textbooks and teachers across the United States are woefully ill-equipped to provide an accurate view of Hinduism. Our 5,000-year-old Hindu culture is being summarized in a mere page or two, as part of a few classes. But now there are efforts underway in several parts of the country, including Virginia, Texas and California, to bring changes to the teaching of Hinduism in public schools. Bahadur's experience is typical of these efforts. His petition, signed by 200 local residents, brought the Hindu complaints to the FCPS board.

"Our concern is that incorrect books distort the minds of the young Hindu children. Also, these books make them feel embarrassed about their religion because their fellow students are getting a distorted view of Hinduism, " said Vittal Venkataraman, one of the parents working alongside Bahadur. "When we found out the books used at the school presented a conflicting and biased view of Hinduism and what it stands for, we had to take steps to educate the county officials and create awareness among the Hindus, " he explained. Bahadur added, "The books contain factual inaccuracies, distortions, bias, prejudice and personal opinion about Hinduism and the history of India."

Bahadur analyzed the eight textbooks awaiting adoption by the school board. One was a Grade 5 textbook, World History (Harcourt Horizons) written by Michael J. Berson and published in 2005. It includes in its section on Hinduism, "Over time, people made up stories to help them better understand the ideas expressed in the Vedas. Later these stories were grouped together in epic poems, such as the Mahabharata." Bahadur objected that the epics should be regarded as "made up, " when they are regarded by Hindus as factual history. In a recent California dispute over texts, the Jewish community successfully got one book excluded because it referred to the Jewish exodus from Egypt circa 13th century bce in a similar fashion, that this key event in Jewish history may never have happened.

At the same time, Christianity is portrayed in an unjustifiably favorable light. For example, the 10th grade World History book (excerpts illustrated on this page) states, "Why was Christianity able to attract so many followers [by the third century ce]? First, the Christian message had much to offer the Roman world. Christianity was personal and offered salvation and eternal life to individuals. Christianity gave meaning and purpose to life." Nowhere does the text mention the bloody armed conflict and political machinations which actually brought about Christianity's spread, as recounted in the book God against the Gods, The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism (see review on preceding pages).

Alice Reilly, Social Studies K-12 Coordinator for FCPS, said, "As a result of public comment from Hindu parents, our school system sought the advice of scholars in this area." A scholarly panel was brought together to analyze the textbooks and make recommendations as to what further steps the school board could take with regard to the concerns of parents. The committee compared the texts' description of Hinduism with other world religions, according to Vijay Kumar, a systems engineering graduate student at The University of Maryland College Park. He is assisting the committee with his expertise in Hindu philosophy and literature. The findings, as summarized by the FCPS, were: 1) the treatment of Hinduism and India emphasizes clichŽs; 2) there is a focus on material that is not important or illuminating; 3) the treatment of Hinduism is oversimplified and often lacking context; 4) the exotic is often overemphasized while other religions are examined from the perspective of followers; and 5) the material does not adequately present the fundamental belief systems of the religion. Experiences with "scholarly panels " in other areas have been mixed, as these scholars are often themselves the source of misinformation on Hinduism.

Kumar said, "Everything in the books leads back to caste as a central concept. For example, many textbooks say reincarnation justifies karma which justifies caste." He added that most textbooks also cover the Aryan migration and reincarnation; some cover karma, the Vedas and Vishnu or Siva worship as a facet of modern Hinduism.

Kumar gives the example of "cow worship, " which is a common subject for the Hindu section. "Ask a Hindu school child about cow worship and you will most likely receive a puzzled look and the response, 'I don't go home and worship a cow,' " Kumar said. "Of all the textbooks we reviewed, only one mentions the concept of moksha [release from the on-going cycle of rebirth] but does not attach the notion of salvation to it." But in the sections on other religions, Kumar observed, the means to salvation is presented quite clearly. In the case of the Abrahamic religions--Judaism, Christianity and Islam--salvation is expressed in terms of a permanent state of eternal life in heaven. The Hindu concept is somewhat different, but the idea is still that there is a higher form of existence to be attained by means of the religious life. Unfortunately, this is not conveyed by the texts, leaving the impression that Hinduism does not offer a means of salvation.

FCPS decided to drop only one book after the scholarly committee's review, as a result of "stiff opposition from parents, " said Bahadur. That is World History Modern Time. The committee recommended additional teacher training for social studies teachers, supplementary material on Hinduism, buying of books only after corrections and teaching 5th grade students about Hindu daily workship and the Holi and Deepavali festival.

Venkataraman said that the Hindu communities in Fairfax County plan to keep up their work until their children can come home and say that writing on their tests that "Hindus believe in only one Supreme God " is marked as "correct " by their teacher. He concluded, "Until the above objective is realized, we will remain engaged and help the school board adopt books and other educational materials which are free from distortions and prejudice."

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To reject Vande Mataram is no treason

To reject Vande Mataram is no treason - I

V SUNDARAM

The Government of India have issued a directive to the State governments for recitation of Vande Mataram in educational institutions during a celebration on 7 September, 2006 to mark the National Song's centenary.

National song Vande Mataram is 'against Islamic beliefs' and asking Muslims to sing it would amount to 'suppression' of the community', Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said on Sunday.

Addressing a press meet in Allahabad, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, who is also patron of the United Democratic Front, said: 'According to the tenets of Islam, one could love one's country and even lay down one's life for it if the circumstances so demand. But when it comes to worship only Allah is given that honour. A Muslim cannot worship his or her parents, motherland and even the Prophet though they are held in high esteem.

Ever since independence, all governments at the Centre and in the states have been suppressing Muslims. This proposal is yet another example. If somebody sings Vande Mataram voluntarily, I have no objections. But if people are forced to do so, it will meet with resistance.'

The simple question to be asked by the effete and ever obliging Islam- embracing UPA Government is whether Bukhari is above the sacred traditions of the land. If Bukhari is right, then Bala Gangathar Tilak, Sri Aurobindo and hundreds of great nationalist leaders who fought for our country's freedom were wrong. For all of them Vande Mataram meant India's freedom and India's freedom meant Vande Mataram. Millions of our countrymen marched against the British Raj with the song of Vande Mataram on their lips.

Zafaryab Jilani, a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said, 'Reciting Vande Mataram is against the tenets of the shariat (islamic law). There are some lines in Vande Mataram which go against our religion. However, Muslims have no problem in reciting the National Anthem, Jana gana mana.' What are the national credentials of this patriotic Indian to sit in judgement on Vande Mataram? I have every right as a patriotic Hindu to ask this simple question though I will not ask the same question in Pakistan or Bangladesh or Iran or Iraq.

All India Muslim united Morcha vice-president M Asiddique has also denounced the move, saying, 'the recitation of Vande Mataram is against Islam and that the Muslims would under no circumstances allow their children to recite the song'.

Another AIMPLB member, Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, has aired similar views and demanded scrapping of the move.

The Centre has sought the Uttar Pradesh Government's help for the concluding function of the 'Vande Mataram' Centenary Celebrations', wherein the song will be sung in all schools, colleges and educational institutions on 7 September.

An official release issued in Lucknow on Saturday has said that a letter from Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has been received by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, seeking his help for successfully holding the function. Necessary directives according to the wishes of Arjun Singh for ensuring the recital of the song's first two stanzas at 11 am on 7 September have been issued to concerned officials, the release said.

Patriotism and loyalty are indivisible, inexorable, immutable and inalienable. The effete and ever Islam-embracing UPA Government does not subscribe to this view. A great Statesman said that when you are in doubt, take your lessons from your own national history. Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, three Members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board(AIMPLB), Zafaryab Jilani, Khalid Rashid, Firangi Mahali and India Muslim united Morcha vice-president M Asiddique are all behaving very much the same way as the Ali Brothers, Maulana Mohammed Ali and Maulana Shoukat Ali during the days of Khilafat Movement in 1921. The Ali Brothers had more than once affirmed their loyalty to the doctrine of PAN-ISLAMISM. Mohammed Ali in 1921 addressed a letter to Amanulla, the Amir of Afghanistan, inviting him to invade India. Unlike the anti National pseudo-neutral UPA Government today, the British Government reacted in an effective way by arresting the Ali Brothers. The following statement of Mohammed Ali before the Jury in the Sessions Court with regard to his stand vis-à-vis the Afghan invasion only confirmed his complicity:

'If His Majesty the Amir of Afghanistan is impelled by the same religious motive to contemplate Jehad against those who are in wrongful occupation of the Jazirutal-Arab and the holy places;' who aim at the weakening of Islam and deny to us the full freedom to advocate its cause,'then the clear law of Islam requires that no Mussalman should render any assistance against the Amir, and if the Jehad approaches his region every Mussalman must join the Mujahidin and assist them to the best of his or her power'.

When Mahatma Gandhi gave a call in 1921 for the burning of foreign cloth by calling it a religious duty of all Indians, all the great leaders like Rajaji, Motilal Nehru, C R Das and millions of our countrymen made bonfire of English cloth. However the 'patriotic' Mussalmans of the Khilafat Movement sent all the foreign clothes for the use of their Turkish brethren. It was the national Khilafat duty of India to die for Turkey but not vice versa!!

When Lord Curzon partitioned Bengal in 1905, his only political aim was to divide India and to create two nations ?? a Muslim Nation and a Hindu Nation. Anticipating the rise of the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, Lord Curzon wrote to Lord Brodrick in 1904: 'If we are weak enough to yield to their Swadeshi clamour now, we shall not be able to dismember or reduce Bengal again ; and you, will be cementing and solidifying on Eastern flank of India , a force almost formidable and certain to be a source of increasing trouble in the future'.

The seeds of future Pakistan were thus sown by Lord Curzon. In his book called Awakening of India, Ramsey Macdonald (later the British Prime Minister) written after his visit to India in 1910 wrote: 'The partition of Bengal was not merely a blunder : it was an indictable offence. By a division, which neither administrative convenience, nor historical tradition, nor ordinary sagacity could justify, Lord Curzon divided the Bengali-speaking people. Moreover, the Bengal partition was accompanied by a series of administrative and judicial acts which definitely ranged the government of India against the Hindu and taught him that our administration declined to do justice to him. Mohammedans proclaiming physical strike from the housetops were hardly cautioned : Hindus whispering their grievances were treated as criminals'..it is of the greatest political significance to note that the date afterwards given in the Alipore bomb trials as that when the murderous conspiracy commenced was the day when Lord Curzon did his worst act in India by partitioning Bengal.

Thus Lord Curzon converted the Hindus of Bengal into third class citizens by his scheme of Partition of Bengal. The Congress Government in India after independence has converted 850 millions of Hindus in majority in India into third class citizens?? dumb and impotent denizens through the twin swords of Pseudo-Secularism and Minority Right-ism. The cultural, religious and spiritual traditions, feelings, hopes, urges, aspirations and above all susceptibilities of 85% of the majority Hindus can be cast aside by a handful of Muslim Clerics in our hopelessly wretched land. This is indeed pseudo-secular democracy at its noblest, if not purest.

Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, three Members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Zafaryab Jilani, Khalid Rashid, Firangi Mahali and India Muslim United Morcha Vice-President M Asiddique are all behaving very much the same way as the Ali Brothers, Maulana Mohammed Ali and Maulana Shaukat Ali did during the days of Khilafat Movement in 1921.

These Muslim clerics today are dismissing great patriots like Bankim Chandra Chatterjee who composed the immortal Vande Mataram song, Swami Vivekananda, Shri.Aurobindo, Bipin Chandra Pal, C R Das, Surendranath Banerjee, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and others with contempt. All of them derive their spiritual inspiration from Maulana Mohammed Ali who paid this 'noble' (!!) tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in 1924 in Aligarh and Ajmer: 'However pure Mr. Gandhiji's character may be, he must appear to me from the point of view of religion inferior to any Mussalman, even though he be without character'. An year later when he was questioned at a public meeting in Lucknow, the immortal and irreplaceable Maulana Mohammed Ali cheerfully accepted and even 'improved' (!!) upon his previous command performance by saying: Yes, according to my religion and creed, I do hold an adulterous and a fallen Mussalman to be better than Mahatma Gandhi.

This great reward and tribute Mahatma Gandhi got from Maulana Mohammed Ali for having fully supported the Khilafat Movement by functioning as its Chairman. When the news came that Mohammed Ali and his brother Shaukat Ali were to be put behind bars on charges of treason, Mahatma Gandhi declared at Allahabad on May 10th 1921: I cannot understand why the Ali Brothers are going to be arrested as the rumour goes, and why am I to remain free. They have done nothing which I would not do. If they had sent a message to the Amir of Afghanistan, that if he came, no Indian, so long as I can help it, would help the government to drive him back.


To reject Vande Mataram is not treason? - II

The hypocrisy of intellectually and ideologically debauched Congressmen and the degenerate Congress party can be clearly seen in the disgraceful statement issued by the Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi who has fully endorsed Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh's views to the effect that the direction issued by his Ministry to educational institutions on recitation of 'Vande Mataram' in educational institutions is not mandatory but 'voluntary in nature' and any community is free to recite it or not. Abhishek Singhvi has declared: 'Congress party and the country is proud of the national song 'Vande Mataram' which had electrified our freedom fighters and who made umpteen sacrifices....Even then if a community or group feels otherwise, they are free to recite it or not. We agree with the Union Minister Arjun Singh in this regard'.

In order to put an end to the controversy over a central directive for the recitation of the Vande Mataram song in schools on 7 September 2006, Arjun Singh said on Sunday while addressing a minority academic institution in Varanasi that it was not mandatory. According to him, the recitation of the song is aimed at paying tributes to freedom fighters and martyrs. Arjun Singh is talking in multiple voices. It is clear from his declared views that singing our sacred National Song of Vande Mataram is optional, voluntary and non-mandatory.

The problems we are facing from some of the leading anti-national Muslims today started with Gandhiji's unconditional support for the Khilafat Movement in 1920-21. Achyuth Patwardhan, one of the Socialist stalwarts in the Congress, has given a remarkably candid and self critical analysis of the Congress Party vis-a-vis Khilafat: 'It is, however, useful to recognise our share of this error of misdirection. To begin with, I am convinced that looking back upon the course of development of the freedom movement, THE 'HIMALAYAN ERROR' of Gandhiji's leadership was the support he extended on behalf of the Congress and the Indian people to the Khilafat Movement at the end of the World War I. This has proved to be a disastrous error which has brought in its wake a series of harmful consequences. On merits, it was a thoroughly reactionary step. The Khilafat was totally unworthy of support of the Progressive Muslims. Kemel Pasha established this solid fact by abolition of the Khilafat. The abolition of the Khilafat was widely welcomed by enlightened Muslim opinion the world over and Kemel was an undoubted hero of all young Muslims straining against Imperialist domination. But apart from the fact that Khilafat was an unworthy reactionary cause, Mahatma Gandhi had to align himself with a sectarian revivalist Muslim Leadership of clerics and maulvis. He was thus unwittingly responsible for jettisoning sane, secular, modernist leadership among the Muslims of India and foisting upon the Indian Muslims a theocratic orthodoxy of the Maulvis. Maulana Mohammed Ali's speeches read today appear strangely incoherent and out of tune with the spirit of secular political freedom. The Congress Movement which released the forces of religious liberalism and reform among the Hindus, and evoked a rational scientific outlook, placed the Muslims of India under the spell of orthodoxy and religious superstition by their support to the Khilafat leadership. Rationalist leaders like Jinnah were rebuffed by this attitude of Congress and Gandhi. This is the background of the psychological rift between Congress and the Muslim League'.

Dr Anne Besant another Congress President also spoke about the folly of the Congress Khilafat Policy when she said: 'Since the Khilafat agitation, things have changed and it has been one of the many injuries inflicted on India by the encouragement of the Khilafat crusade, that the inner Muslim feeling of hatred against 'unbelievers' has sprung up, naked and unashamed, as in years gone by'.

Gopalakrishna Gokhale, another stalwart Congress leader said: 'The seven crores of Muslims here have become more or less hostile to our national aspirations'.

Many great Hindu leaders of the time like Swami Shraddhananda were greatly perturbed by Mahatma Gandhi's blind and foolish support for violent Muslim intransigence. Men like Ali Brothers, with known Pan-Islamic loyalty, were repeatedly proclaiming on the public platform from 1921 to 24 that in the event of the British either out of sheer exhaustion or disgust, the integrity of India could be safeguarded only by the 'compassionate' Muslims with their spiritual belief in International brotherhood. For, they alone could secure the sympathy and support of their trustworthy co-religionists residing beyond the North-Western border. It was in accordance with this conviction and strategy that Muslim leaders including those in the Congress were clamouring for greater recruitment of the hilly people of North-Western Province to the Indian army. All the top ranking Hindu leaders of that time like C.R. Das, Lala Lajpat Rai and Surendranath Banerjee saw the mortal danger that lay ahead in this dastardly anti-national plan of the Muslims. Lala Lajpat Rai wrote a prophetic letter to C R Das in 1924: 'I am not afraid of seven crores of Muslims of Hindustan but I think the seven crores of Hindustan plus the armed marauders of Afghanistan, Central Asia, Arabia, Mesopotamia and Turkey will be irresistible. I do honestly and sincerely believe in the necessity or desirability of Hindu-Muslim Unity. I am also fully prepared to trust the Muslim leaders, but what about the injunctions of the Quran and the Hadis? The Muslim leaders cannot override them. Are we then doomed? I hope not. I hope your learned mind and wise head will find some way out of this difficulty.'

A terrible and gruesome fallout of the disastrous Khilafat experiment of Mahatma Gandhi was the Moplah Rebellion in Malabar District in 1921. According to the Report of the ENQUIRY COMMITTEE OF SERVANTS OF INDIA SOCIETY, the number of Hindus murdered by Moplah Muslims was 1500, the number of Hindus forcibly converted 20,000 and the value of property looted about Rs three crore. When the national and local leaders appealed to the virulently anti-Hindu Moplah Muslims in the name of Mahatma Gandhi to follow the ways of peace and non-violence, they replied bluntly with Islamic fervour: 'GANDHI IS A KAFIR, HOW CAN HE BE OUR LEADER?' Dr Anne Besant declared: 'The Moplah Muslim marauders murdered and plundered abundantly, killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatize. Somewhere about 100,000 people were driven from their homes with nothing but the clothes they had on, stripped of everything'. She also accused all the Khilafat religious preachers for all this terrible atrocities. J Campbell, chief of the Intelligence Department, Government of India, held the Khilafat leaders squarely responsible for inciting racial hatred resulting in Moplah carnage.

Despite the known magnitude of atrocities committed by the Muslim marauders during Moplah rebellion, the Congress Working Committee passed the following resolution: 'Whilst, however, condemning violence on the part of the Moplahs, the Working Committee desires it to be known that evidence in its possession shows that provocation beyond endurance was given to the Moplahs and that the reports published by and on behalf of the Government have given a one-sided and highly exaggerated account of the wrongs done by the Moplahs'. The Congress resolution put the number of conversions at just three as against 20,000 arrived at by the Enquiry Committee of the Servants of India Society of which Rt Hon Srinivasa Shastri was the President at that time. The Congress Party today also lives and functions in a self-chosen cave of demented pseudo-secular delusion!!!

How did the Muslim Leaders of the time respond to these over generous gestures of Congress Working Committee and 'MAHA KAFIR' Mahatma Gandhi? Hakim Hajmal Khan, the Congress President of the 1921 Session at Ahemdabad, while presiding over the Khilafat Conference in the same town, came out with this brazen declaration, with Gandhiji and all other kafirs sitting by his side on the dias, about the glorious future awaiting the Pan-Islamic Empire: 'India on the one side and Asia Minor on the other are but two extreme links on a chain of future Islamic Federation, which are gradually but surely joining together all intermediate States in one great system'.

The eruption of Muslim communal frenzy in the form of Moplah uprising in Malabar and other riots all over the country played a key role in removing the blinkers from the eyes of many Hindu leaders in 1921. Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (1870-1925), President of the Gaya session in 1922 declared with conviction: 'Hindu Muslim Unity has ceased to be a pious dream. It has now become an impossibility'.

Rabindranath Tagore and CR Das were great friends. In 1924, Tagore's genuine fears about the divided loyalty of Muslims appeared in Times of India (18-4-1924): 'A very important factor which is making it almost impossible for Hindu-Muslim unity to become an accomplished fact is that the Muslims cannot confine their patriotism to any one country. I had frankly asked many Muslims whether, in the event of any Mohammedan power invading India, they would stand side by side with their Hindu neighbours to defend their common motherland, I was not satisfied with the reply I got from them. I can definitely state that such men as Mr.Mohammed Ali have declared that under no circumstances is it permissible for any Mohammden whatever be his country to stand against any Mohammadan'. Tagore was yet another superstitious KAFIR.

The Congress today is repeating the tragedy of Mahatma Gandhi and the political perfidy of the Congress Working Committee of 1921 by committing the same 'HIMALAYAN BLUNDER' of extending full support to compassionate and ever-gracious Muslims like Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari who are hell-bent on converting the whole of India into a Pan- Islamic Republic unlike the so-called 'secular' Jinnah who only wanted a few bits of India to be converted into Pakistan.


To reject Vande Mataram is not treason? - III

Dr Rajendra Prasad, while presiding over the Constituent Assembly on 24 January, 1950, made the following statement which was also adopted as the basis for the final decision on the issue:

'The composition consisting of words and music known as Jana Gana Mana is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations as the Government may authorise as occasion arises, and the song VANDE MATARAM, which has played a historic part in the struggle for Indian freedom, shall be honored equally with Jana Gana Mana and SHALL HAVE EQUAL STATUS WITH IT. (Applause) I hope this will satisfy members.' (Constituent Assembly of India, Vol. XII, 24-1-1950)

It will be clear from Dr Rajendra Prasad's declaration that Vande Mataram is equal in status to our National Anthem of Jana Gana Mana.. When he made this declaration on 24 January, 1950, all the Muslim Members of the Constituent Assembly including Maulana Abul Kalam Azad also gave their full approval to the proposal. It is not now open to anyone in India to question the constitutional or the legal status of this great National Song of Bankim Chandra Chaterjee. If they are given that freedom or latitude, that means they are questioning the Constitution of India. Petty and self-seeking men like Arjun Singh and Priyaranjan Dasmunsi dressed in brief authority today are creating a communal wedge between Jana Gana Mana and Vande Mataram only for sordid vote-bank and narrow political reasons. Their pernicious Anti-Majority political philosophy on this issue can be summed up in a laconic limerick:

Vande Mataram is not mandatory

Even Jana Gana Mana need not be involuntary

Vande Mataram can be secularly mandatory

Vande Mataram can be communally non-mandatory

In our official Non-Government

Sacred things often become sacrilegious

And sacrilegious things become sacred

Things sublime will be viewed as subversive

Things subversive will shine as jewels sublime

Pray don't dismiss us as dubiously dilatory

By temperament and training, we are suavely soaked in sophistry

We are not steeped in 'communal' stupidity

Is it not almost a pity?

Nobody understands our poor pseudo-secular ditty

That we often sing with Sonia-reverence alacrity

With such non-constitutional clarity

And with known and authentic Anti-Hindu acerbity!!

With total dedication to absolute communal minority!!!


Virulent controversy is now raging in the Lok Sabha over the recital of Vande Mataram and yesterday there was a pandemonium in the House. Arjun Singh made a great declaration that singing the Vande Mataram song is purely a voluntary affair. He can now add that respecting the National Flag is also a purely voluntary and private affair. He can also add that political chastity is communal and political prostitution is secular, constitutional and cosmopolitan. Another great national hero famed in modern song and legend called P.R.Dasmunsi, Parlimentary Affairs (Pseudo-Secular and Non-Communal and Non-Saffronised!!) made the historic declaration: 'The BJP does not even know the meaning of the Vande Mataram song. This song was composed even before the BJP was born and this was sung by the Indian National Congress. The BJP does not even know the meaning of this song. The BJP is only giving a communal colour to the issue to divide society'.

The BJP leader V K Malhotra has covered himself with glory by saying,' It is unfortunate that some people are objecting to the singing of Vande Mataram which is most condemnable. At the time of the centenary of the Vande Mataram song in September this year, singing of this song should be made compulsory and those who do not wish to do it, can leave the country', I am quite sure that many known anti-national and anti-Hindu quislings in the UPA Government will go to the extent of proposing the 'constitutional' withdrawal of citizenship rights from those 'communal' citizens who will dare to sing the Vande Mataram song with gusto and enthusiasm on 7 September 2006!! This dastardly proposal will be pushed to another pseudo-secular JPC of the Lok Sabha for its careful consideration! Nothing unfair is impossible and nothing fair is possible.

P R Dasmunsi may be 'voluntarily' ignorant of the fact that Vande Mataram (in Bangla: Bônde Matorom) is the National Song of India and that it was first written in 1876, nine years before the birth of the Indian National Congress in Bombay in December 1885. When it was composed, neither the Indian National Congress nor the BJP or for that matter any political party of today existed. This song was composed by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in a highly Sanskritized form of the Bengali language. The Vande Mataram a poem known for sublimity of thought dedicated to the glory of motherland was composed by late Shri Bankim Chandra Chatterjee on 7 November, 1876 at the Kantal Pada village of Bengal. This song was published in Bang Darshan magazine from 1880 to 1882. The song first appeared in his immortal novel Anandamatha, published in 1882 amid fears of a ban by British Raj. H V Sheshadri has rightly observed: 'It was a hymn of love of motherland sublimated into an ecstatic devotion to the DIVINE MOTHER-BHARAT. In that exalted vision was manifest the trinity of SARASWATHI (THE GODDESS OF KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE), LAKSHMI (THE GODDESS OF BEAUTY AND WEALTH) AND DURGA (THE GODDESS OF STRENGTH AND ENERGY).' Vande Mataram became the national battle cry for freedom from British oppression during the freedom movement. In the hectic days of Swadeshi Movement following the Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon in 1905, large rallies, fermenting initially in West Bengal, in the major metropolis of Calcutta (Kolkata), often worked themselves up into a pitch of high patriotic ferver by shouting the slogan 'Vande Mataram,' or 'Hail to the Mother(Land)!'. The British, fearful of the potential danger of an incited Indian populace, at one point banned the utterance of the motto in public forums and jailed many freedom fighters for disobeying the proscription. To this day, 'Vande Mataram' is seen as a national mantra describing the love of patriots for the Indian Nation. Rabindranath Tagore sang 'Vande Mataram' in 1896 at the Calcutta (Kolkata) Congress Session. It was the first political occasion when Vande Mataram was sung in chorus. Rabindranath Tagore also set Vande Mataram to music.

The Indian National Congress rehearsed Vande Mataram in 1901 under the guidance of Dakshanrajan Sen. Smt. Sarla Devi Chaudharani, niece of Rabindranath Tagore sang Vande Mataram at the Benares Congress Session in 1905 despite the ban on its singing by the British Government. Lala Lajpat Rai started a journal called VANDE MATARAM from Lahore in 1906.

To quote the appropriate words of R Pandya and Somkuwar : 'Vande Mataram had become an expression of nationalism for the patriots and revolutionaries who launched several movements and agitations against the oppressive British Rule drawing inspiration from the magic words of Vande Mataram song. In fact, Vande Mataram had become a symbol of India's freedom struggle. Great exponent of Indian classical music Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar played an important role in popularizing Vande Mataram during the glorious days of our freedom movement. He began public recitation of Vande Mataram from Lahore and sung it at many places all over the country. His presentation of Vande Mataram was so charged with sublime emotions that it used to thrill the listeners and arouse feelings of nationalism among them making them feel proud of the mother nation'.

In 1905, the freedom movement had taken an organized shape and in the same year our national politics took a new turn with the announcement of Swadeshi Movement on 7 August, 1905 at Calcutta. The British divided Bengal on 16 October, 1905. Vande Mataram immediately became the people's song not only in Bengal but in the entire nation. Its soul-stirring words reverberated in the streets, schools and every part and portion of India. It quickly spread throughout India and was on the lips of millions. The founder of RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEVAK SANGH DR. KESHAV BALIRAM HEDGEWAR WAS EXPELLED FROM HIS SCHOOL IN NAGPUR BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE VANDE MATARAM AGITATION. LATER IN 1925, DR. HEDGEWAR FOUNDED THE RSS. The declaration of Swadeshi movement completed its 100 years on 7 August, 2005.

After 1915, it became an established and sacred tradition to begin every session of Indian National Congress with recitation of Vande Mataram song .Subhash Chandra Bose made Vande Mataram the song of his Indian National Army and it was regularly broadcast from his Singapore radio station from 1943 to 1945. The Cambridge History of India describes Vande Mataram as, 'the greatest and most enduring gift of the Swadeshi movement'. B N Pande in his 'A Book of India' writes, 'Vande Mataram, soon became the LA MARSEILLAISE of the nationalist movement throughout India.'

It is a known fact of history that Gandhiji often extolled the grandeur of the Vande Mataram song. At Comilla in 1927, he said that the song held up before one's mind the picture of the whole BHARAT?ONE AND INDIVISIBLE. H.V.Seshadri concludes: 'Vande Mataram??these two simple words had, indeed, wrought a miracle which even thousands of speeches and articles could not have achieved in several generations. It became the cry of the awakened and resurgent national soul'.

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also by warning. History needs distance, perspective. Facts and events which are too well attested cease, in some sort, to be malleable. He alone reads history aright, who, observing how powerfully circumstances influence the feelings and opinions of men, how often vices pass into virtues, and paradoxes into axioms, learns to distinguish what is accidental and transitory in human nature from what is essential and immutable.


To reject Vande Mataram is not treason? - IV

When the Imam of Jamma Masjid and other Muslim clerics dismiss the sacred National Song of Vande mataram with Islamic contempt and conviction, with the full back-drop support of the UPA Government in New Delhi, we should not forget the fact that their spiritual and cultural progenitor was Maulana Mohammed Ali who was a front rank leader in the days of the Khillafat Movement immediately after World War I. He paid his Islamic tribute to Maha Kafir Mahatma Gandhi in these immortal and time-defying words (perhaps even qualifying himself for the posthumous award of Bharat Ratna today!!!): 'However pure Gandhiji's character may be, he must appear to me from the point of view of religion inferior to any Mussalman, even though he be without character'. Yes, according to my religion and creed, I do hold an adulterous and a fallen Mussalman to be better than Mahatma Gandhi'. All this he said in 1921.

Maulana Mohammed Ali who had thus politically stabbed 'Maha Kafir' Mahatma Gandhi in the back even in the days of the Khillafat Movement was given the supreme honour by the ever-nervous towards the Muslims Congress Party to preside over the Kakinada Session of the Congress in 1923. It was in that Session THAT THE FIRST BLOW WAS STRUCK AT THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF VANDE MATARAM. During those years, the reputed singer and patriot Vishnu Digambar Paluskar of Maharashtra used to sway the inaugural session of Congress with his deep and resonant music of Vande Mataram song. However, when he came on the dais to sing at the Kakinada Session in 1923, he was stopped by the President Maulana Mohammed Ali. The Maulana exclaimed that singing of music was taboo in Islam and as such he would not permit it. The entire Assembly was stunned; everyone, including the top leaders and stalwarts adorning the dais like Mahatma Gandhi, Madan Mohan Malaviya, and others sat dumbstruck, unable to think of a proper reply or retort to the Congress President. Paluskar, however stuck to his post of duty. In a voice filled with righteous indignation he retorted to the Maulana: 'The Indian National Congress is not the monopoly of any one particular sect nor is this place a mosque, where singing could be prohibited. You have therefore no authority to prevent me from singing VANDE MATARAM. Moreover, if singing in this place is against your particular religion, HOW IS IT YOU COULD TOLERATE MUSIC IN YOUR PRESIDENTIAL PROCESSION?' The ever-benevolent Maulana of course had NO ANSWER to this challenging and legitimate question, but left the dais while Paluskar went through the singing of the glorious song to the joyous applause of the audience. The patriotic spirit of thousands of common men and women of India triumphed over the monotheistic intolerance of Maulana Mohammed Ali on the occasion. There were no Arjun Singhs or Dasmunsis to give him the succor of Constitutional protection on that occasion.

When the British Government proscribed the singing or chanting of Vande Mataram during the days of Swadeshi Movement in Bengal in 1905, the Congress party was not unnerved by it. It remained unruffled and stuck to the gun of singing this glorious song throughout the country and even adopting it as its National Anthem. Very unfortunately for the country and for the forces of selfless Indian Nationalism, the Congress Party started wavering in 1922 and started viewing Vande Mataram as an 'irritant' in the path of winning over Muslims. The Congress Party even adopted Mohammed Iqbal's SARE JAHAN SE ACCHA HINDUSTHAN HAMARA as the associate National Anthem JUST TO SATISFY THE MUSLIMS.

The next stage in the strenuous and tortured story of Vande Mataram was reached in 1937 when Congress Party formed the Government in seven Provinces. In keeping with its past tradition, the Congress Party began commencing the Assembly proceedings with VANDE MATARAM. The Muslim League, equally true to its tradition, quite like the Muslim clerics of today, declared a war against it. The League Members in the Assembly raised a storm of protest and staged walk-outs. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) was scheduled to meet in October 1937 at Calcutta. The Muslim League conducted its session earlier and denounced Congress-ruled States as 'HINDU STATES'. And the most weighty testimony it adduced was the singing of the VANDE MATARAM in PROVINCIAL Assemblies!!

The League condemned the Congress for imposing 'VANDE MATARAM AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM UPON THE COUNTRY' and termed it as 'callous, positively anti-Islamic, IDOLATROUS IN ITS INSPIRATION AND IDEAS, and definitely SUBVERSIVE of the growth of GENUINE NATIONALISM in India'. The Muslim League further called upon 'MUSLIM MEMBERS OF VARIOUS LEGISLATURES AND PUBLIC BODIES IN THE COUNTRY NOT TO ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES IN ANY MANNER WITH THIS HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE SONG'.

H V Sheshadri has brilliantly summed up the ideological surrender of the Congress party to the machinations of the Muslim League in 1937: 'When the Congress Working Committee (CWC) met a few days later, it was haunted by the spectre of the League's opposition and formulated ITS POLICY ON 'MINORITY RIGHTS'. If HINDU-MUSLIM unity??without which the British would not part with power??was to be achieved, the Muslims should not, AT ANY COST, be allowed to feel displeased. THEIR SENTIMENTS SHOULD NEVER BE INJURED, FOR WHATEVER REASON. ACCORDINGLY, THE CONGRESS DECIDED TO 'CUT OUT' THOSE PORTIONS OF VANDE MATARAM 'WHICH WERE LIKELY TO OFFEND THE MUSLIM SUCEPTIBILITIES as indicated in the League's resolution. ONLY THE FIRST TWO STANZAS OF THE ONG DEPICTING THE PHYSICAL PICTURE OF THE MOTHERLAND-WERE RETINED AND THE REST 'DROPPED'. Indeed, it was in those subsequent stanzas that the real essence of our nationalism and the spirit of the Freedom Struggle were enshrined. However, the Congress considered these stanzas as 'CONTAINING CERTAIN ALLUSIONS AND RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY WHICH MAY NOT BE IN KEEPING WITH THE IDEOLOGY OF OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN INDIA', and upheld 'THE VALIDITY OF OBJECTION RAISED BY MUSLIM FRIENDS TO CERTAIN PARTS OF THE SONG'. The Congress further gave its organizers 'FREEDOM TO SING ANY OTHER SONG OF AN UNOBECTIONABLE CHARACTER IN ADDITION TO, OR, IN THE PLACE OF VANDE MATARAM'. The last sentence clearly indicated that the Congress had even taken away the unique position of VANDE MATARAM as the NATIONAL ANTHEM and 'PLACED IT ON PAR WITH OTHER NATIONAL SONGS'.'

The Congress party laid the cultural and spiritual foundation for the communal partition of India on 15 August 947, by abjectly surrendering to the black-mailing tactics of the Muslim league in 1937 by tearing apart the Vande Mataram Song on communal grounds and raping Bharat Mata with pseudo-secular fervour and passion. This task begun in 1937 was completed by Nehru and Jinnah in 1947. Today the Imam of Jamma Masjid and the other Muslim Clerics are asking the Congress Party to give up even the so called 'secular portions' of Vande Mataram as identified by the Congress Party in 1937. Instead of making it clear to the Imam and his other clerics that the Constitution of India has given the status of a National Song to Vande Mataram, the Government of India is keeping itself boisterously busy by picking up petty quarrels with the BJP on he ground that they have no historical associations with it. At the same time they are pseudo-secularly and voluntarily ignorant of the solid fact hat Dr.Hedgewar, the founder of the RSS, was rusticated by the British authorities from the High School for singing the Vande Mataram Song. When Dasmunsi questions as to whether the BJP men have ever sung the Vande Mataram Song, I would like to ask him whether he is going to declare from a public platform that Sonia Gandhi's grand father sang the Vande Mataram song in the company of Rabindranath Tagore? Are not Muslim-nervous leaders like Dr Manmohan Singh, Arjun Singh, Dasmunsi and other outstanding leaders of the Congress Party acting like Master Craftsmen in dealing with the vital national issue of Vande Mataram Song? I am using the word Master Craftsmen deliberately for the known and simple reason that Craft is common to both Skill and Deceit!!!

Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was treated like a brother by Maha Kafir Mahatma Gandhi. He was twice elected President; in Delhi in 1923 (Special Session) and Rangarh in 1940. He continued as Congress President till 1946. he also stabbed Mahatma Gandhi in the last week of 1945 when he gave a letter to Lord Pethick-Lawrence of the Cabinet Mission by agreeing to his proposal for the non-inclusion of a Nationalist Muslim of Congress in the interim Union Cabinet that was being formed at that time. It was an unauthorised letter and Gandhiji was shocked by it when he got a letter from Lord Pethick Lawrence confirming in writing Azad's letter to him on behalf of the Congress. When Gandhiji confronted Azad even when the letter from Lord Pethick Lawrence was on his table, Maulana Azad denied having sent a letter to Lord Pethick Lawrencec!!

Prime Minister John Howard of Australia last month called a meeting with 13 senior Muslim leaders to map out a joint approach to curbing extremism within the 300,000-strong Islamic community, and obtained pledges of loyalty to Australia. But he was criticized for excluding Muslims considered 'radical,' and yesterday's summit was called by the uninvited Islamic leaders.

Howard told the Muslims of Australia: ' If you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you....If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option.'

Unlike the Muslim Clerics of India, the 'Radical' Muslims have pledged their loyalty to Australia'. On the contrary, our Pan-Islamic clerics are pledging their disloyalty to the sacred National Song of Vande Mataram!!! I hope that our learned Muslim Clerics will not issue a fatwa against the Australian Muslims for their declared loyalty to their duly constituted government.

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Political promotion of global Islamic terrorism

Political promotion of global Islamic terrorism-I

V SUNDARAM

Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, recently gave a historic speech to the LOS ANGELES WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL IN AUGUST 2006. The Prime Minister Tony Blair has delivered a major foreign policy speech on the Middle East to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. In the speech he called for a 'complete renaissance' on foreign policy to combat 'Reactionary Islam'.

In many respects , Tony Blair's speech is comparable to the equally great and historic speech made by Sir Winston Churchill at Fulton, Missouri, USA in 1946, in the presence of American President Truman, making out a strong case for a united alliance against the then rising tide of Stalinist brand of International Communism . The substance of Churchill's Fulton Message, embellished with many typical rhetorical flourishes, was that From Stetting in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent of Europe and we will not see that removed in our lifetime. Churchill also prophetically declared that peace and democracy in the post-war world could no longer be sustained by the three great powers of the wartime alliance performing as an equal trinity and offering the world a triangular leadership. He did not believe that the Russians under Stalin wanted war, but he did think that their desire was for the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines. This could be resisted without war only by America and Briton working ever more closely together.

Churchill's core message was hard and clear. To quote the words of Roy Jenkins, the eminent biographer of Winston Churchill and former British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the exchequer: Whether or not it was given that name, a Western Alliance was necessary, and there should no longer be any pretence that the leading members of the United Nations stood in equally close relationship with each other. Within a very few years, of course, this became settled American and British policy, gracefully accepted by the non-communist countries of Europe, not only by the core of France, Benelux and Italy but by others from Norway to Turkey and from Greece to Portugal. Truman and Marshall, Bevin and Acheson, achieved their greatest fame by being the architects of NATO, the alliance which through forty years of cold war, achieved its central objective while never firing a shot.

Tony Blair has made an impassioned plea to the effect that there is an urgent need for clearer thinking, a decided and more determined approach to effectively throw out the savage forces of global Islamic terrorism throughout the world. I fully endorse the view of my international civil-servant and scholar-friend Dr Kalyana Raman who says: Tony Blair may be speaking with tongue-in-cheek; but he is very close to the reality. The British colonial regime vacated India and left the seeds of jihadi terror by creating a jihadistan misnamed Pakistan. It has been a search for Hindustan ever since.

Let me not stand between you and Tony Blair who seems to have a clearer picture of the state of the polity in India than our suavely impotent Dr.Manmohan Singh and many of his Terrorist Islam-embracing, Christianity-coveting and Hindu-hating Cabinet Ministers. Many Indian pundits, op-ed writers, columnists and other Osama Bin Ladens in the pseudo-secular mafia of English mass media in India, including all the main English newspapers (excepting a few!!) have either completely ignored or not taken due note of Tony Blair's historic speech at Log Angeles on the growing menace of Global Islamic terrorism. This is what Tony Blair said.

Overnight, the news came through that as well as continuing conflict in the Lebanon, Britain's Armed Forces suffered losses in Iraq and Afghanistan. It brings home yet again the extraordinary courage and commitment of our armed forces who risk their lives and in some cases tragically lose them, defending our country's security and that of the wider world. These are people of whom we should be very proud. I know the US has suffered heavy losses too in Iraq and in Afghanistan. We should never forget how much we owe these people, how great their bravery, and their sacrifice. I planned the basis of this speech several weeks ago. The crisis in the Lebanon has not changed its thesis. It has brought it into sharp relief'. The purpose of the provocation that began the conflict was clear. It was to create chaos, division and bloodshed, to provoke retaliation by Israel that would lead to Arab and Muslim opinion being inflamed, not against those who started the aggression but against those who responded to it. We must commit ourselves to a complete renaissance of our strategy to defeat those that threaten us. There is an ARC OF EXTREMISM now stretching across the Middle East and touching, with increasing definition, countries far outside that region. To defeat it will need an alliance of moderation, that paints a different future in which Muslim, Jew and Christian; Arab and Western; wealthy and developing nations can make progress in peace and harmony with each other. My argument to you today is this: we will not win the battle against this global extremism unless we win it at the level of values as much as force, unless we show we are evenhanded, fair and just in our application of those values to the world.

What is happening today out in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and beyond is an elemental struggle about the values that will shape our future. It is in part a struggle between what I will call Reactionary Islam and Moderate, Mainstream Islam. But its implications go far wider. We are fighting a war, but not just against terrorism but about how the world should govern itself in the early 21st century, about global values.

Whatever the outward manifestation at any one time - in Lebanon, in Gaza, in Iraq and add to that in Afghanistan, in Kashmir, in a host of other nations including now some in Africa - it is a global fight about global values; it is about modernization, within Islam and outside of it; it is about whether our value system can be shown to be sufficiently robust, true, principled and appealing that it beats theirs. Islamist extremism's whole strategy is based on a presumed sense of grievance that can motivate people to divide against each other. Our answer has to be a set of values strong enough to unite people with each other. This is not just about security or military tactics. It is about hearts and minds about inspiring people, persuading them, showing them what our values at their best stand for.

I don't think that Dr Manmohan Singh or his Defence Minister or his Home Minister will ever come forward openly to pay tribute to the great officers and men of the Indian Army laying down their lives fighting against Islamic terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir for fear of offending the peace loving Jihadistan alias Pakistan.

Dr Manmohan Singh and his anti-Nation and anti-Hindu and anti-Sanatana Dharma UPA Government would Soniashly dismiss without much ado the above bitingly relevant words of Tony Blair as 'highly communal', RSS-like, highly saffronized and dangerously non-secular. We have a faltering, failing, dithering and shivering Prime Minister whose strings are pulled by the coldly calculating, manipulative, power-without-responsibility Italian Supremo. She has got all the political advantages which Alberto Fujimori had in Peru. To crown it all, we have a quaking irresponsible Central Government committed to the policy of promotion of Jihadic terrorism in India under the politically contrived umbrella of continuance of Peace Talks with Jihadic Pakistan even while embracing with never-ending passion the voluptuously Congress call-girl of Pseudo-secularism. All Muslims are not terrorists; however all terrorists are Muslims. This is not an accident. According to Tony Blair (highly communal and saffronized!!) this is part of a globally organized and designed net-work of Islamic terrorism.

May I secularly request our effete, neutral between neutrals Prime Minister, to convene an urgent Cabinet Meeting to depute three of his Islamic cabinet Ministers?Arjun Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan and Antulay?to go on an urgent mission to the Mecca of Islamic Jurisprudence in India, Dar-Ul-Uloom, Deoband,in UP to issue an immediate Fatwa against Tony Blair for having made that politically wicked speech supporting the Kafir Cause of saffronized Santana Dharma in Kashmir!!

M V Kamath who is no less senior as a journalist than Harish Khare(!!!) has recently written an article titled Sickening 'Secular' Press in which he has observed as follows: We have to thank our secularists for the situation that we find ourselves in now. There is something sick about our secular leaders and secular press. And it has taken The Hindu and Harish Khare to point that out!! In my view this whole process has taken forty-nine years. Strange indeed are the ways of pseudo-secularism if not pseudo-jouranalism!!!

Neville Chamberlain was brought down by his Cabinet colleague L S Amery in the House of Commons in May 1940 by quoting the killing words of Cromwell when he dismissed the Long Parliament:

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of GOD, go!

There is no one in the UPA Government or in the Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha today who can speak the same words to our Prime Minister. I therefore arrogate to myself the democratic privilege of quoting the above words to our voluntarily or involuntarily deaf, dumb, is not blind Prime Minister. (To be continued...)


Political promotion of global Islamic terrorism-II

Analysing the jihadi mindset, Prafull Goradia and KR. Phanda have rightly observed 'it's short-sighted to crush the terrorists and be satisfied. If Islamist violence is to be eliminated, the very ideology that fosters jihad needs to be squarely challenged.' Islamist terrorism is the greatest menace that the Christian, Buddhist and Hindu civilisations face today. Jihadi terrorism is the greatest challenge confronting our nation today. It derives its ideological inspiration from the tenets of the Quran and operational ballast from the pseudo-secular Islam-embracing, Christianity-coveting and Hindu-hating political vote-bank ideology of anti-nation UPA government in New Delhi.

Sita Ram Goel, an intellectual Kshtriya in the line of Shri. Aurobindo in his book The Story of Islamic Imperialism in India observes: 'It is in the living memory of this pseudo-secular ruling class that Islamic imperialism became a blood-thirsty monster, and carved out large limbs of the motherland on our East and West. It is in the living memory of this ruling class that Islamic Imperialism 'cleaned up' its separate State of Pakistan from the 'curse' of Hindu infidels. And it is under the very nose of this ruling class that Islamic Imperialism, aided and abetted by petro-dollars, has started claiming for itself the rest of India as well, by a right of conquest in the past.'

Islamic imperialism has only to dispute the fact that India is a Hindu homeland, and that the age-old Hindu society constitutes the core the Indian nation with which non-Hindu communities should get integrated. This is enough to bolster up the ruling class of secularists and communists immediately to proclaim from the housetop that Hindu society is a heterogeneous mass divided by a race, religion, sect, caste, class, language, dress, food habits, local traditions, manners and mores, and what not, and united by nothing better than a shared slavery under the erstwhile British rulers! It is of no avail to tell this ruling class that the British rulers like Sir Thomas Manro, Lord Malcolm and others were acutely aware of a deeper underlying unity informing the vast and variegated fabric of Hindu society. It is not convinced by any amount of evidence that the British rulers did all in their power to undermine that unity in pursuance of their imperialist interest. It is therefore logical for this ruling class to assert, rather aggressively, that Hindus have never been a Nation. Above all, they proudly claim that they had inherited the British 'moral responsibility' for protecting the 'Muslim minority.' The only thing it has politically manipulated is that it has cleverly managed not to inherit the British awareness of a deeper unity which holds the Hindu society together. This wicked vote-bank Congress brand political subterfuge is eulogised as 'National Integration.' Sita Ram Goel concludes with conviction and clarity 'In plain and simple language, therefore, 'National Integration' has come to mean only one thing, namely, that a meek Hindu society should get integrated with a militant Muslim millat.'

In a landmark article titled JIHADI TERRORISM?DITHERING AS POLICY, B Raman, formerly Additional Secretary to the government of India and an acknowledged authority on National Security (very definitely not National Insecurity!!!) has presented in a masterly manner the anatomy, the physiology, the pathology, the neurology and above all the endocrinology of jihadi terrorism in India. I can do no better than just quote his exact words derived from his unmatched official experience:

'In the first stage (1989-90), the J&K Liberation Front (JKLF), which demands independence for the State, was in the forefront. In the second stage (1990-93), Kashmiri organisations sponsored by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) such as the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), which called for the transfer of the State to Pakistan, took over the leadership. In the third stage (1993-98), dissatisfied by the ground performance of the Kashmiri organisations, the ISI infiltrated into the State Pakistani jihadi organisations, consisting largely of Pakistani nationals, to step up the jihadi terrorism against the Indian State. Initially, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HUM) infiltrated. These were followed by the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM). These are pan-Islamic organisations, whose agenda is not confined to only J&K. They have a much larger agenda of Arabising/Wahabising Islam in India by weaning the Indian Muslims away from their cultural roots and 'liberating' the Muslims living in different parts of India and creating new independent 'homelands' for Muslims in North and South India. They envisage the eventual incorporation of the independent Muslim 'homelands' thus created in an Islamic Caliphate encompassing the entire global Islamic Ummah.'

In February, 1998, Osama bin Laden announced from Kandahar in Afghanistan the creation of an International Islamic Front (IIF) For Jihad against the Crusaders and the Jewish People. The HUM and the HUJI initially joined the IIF. The HUJI and the LET joined the IIF subsequently. In the fourth stage, which started in 1999, the Pakistani jihadi organisations, which have joined the IIF, have taken over the leadership of the terrorist movement in J&K. From 1993-98, the Jihadi terrorist movement outside Kashmir was largely in the hands of the Indian Muslim youth owing allegiance to the SIMI, the Al Ummah of Tamilnadu and other similar organisations. The ISI's role was confined to the provision of training, funds and arms and ammunition. From 1999-2005 the ISI-supported Pakistani jihadi terrorist organisations, and spread out to other parts of India from J&K in order to better motivate the Indian Muslims and beef up their jihad against the Indian State and society. They gave a pan-Islamic orientation to the jihad, began a campaign for the Arabisation/Wahabisation of the Indian Muslim youth and started guiding organisations such as the SIMI. They started preaching a two-culture theory, holding that the Muslim culture, which (according to them) owes its inspiration to the Arab world and Central Asia, cannot co-exist with Sanatana Dharma and Hindu culture. They sought to weaken the cultural solidarity of the Indian people, which, in their view, stood in the way of the Indian Muslims identifying themselves with their co-religionists in the rest of the world. (source: Raman's article referred to above)

The current Jihad against India began in April, 2006 when Osama bin Laden projected the global jihad as directed against the joint conspiracy of the Crusaders, the Jewish people and the Hindus against Islam. Thus began the process of making the jihadi terrorism in India a part of the global jihad movement. More than 50 per cent of those involved in acts of jihadi terrorism in the Indian Territory outside J&K are Indian Muslims. The remaining are Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals. The Pakistani military-intelligence establishment has been clandestinely helping in the spread of this terrorism to other parts of India outside J&K in order to create pockets of political and economic instability in India and to prevent the emergence of India as a major economic and military power on par with China.

His strategic conclusions can be summarised as follows:

a) Our total governmental failure to strengthen our counter-terrorism capability.

b) Our reluctance to empower the police and the security agencies to act firmly against the terrorists.

c) Our pseudo-secular and hesitation to expose and counter the venomous propaganda indulged in by these jihadi elements for fear of being accused as being anti-secular.

d) Our voluntarily closing our eyes to the dangers posed to national security by the large number of illegal Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh in our midst, who provide sanctuaries to the foreign jihadi terrorists.

e) Our foolish hesitation to act against the flow of petro-money from Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Ummah for promoting the Arabisation of Indian Islam.

f) Musharraf of Pakistan and his terrorist boys in Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India have a divine right to hate us all non-Muslims and use all the weapons of Jihadi terrorism against India. It will be our bounden KAFIR duty to make love to them at any cost and continuously talk of unstoppable continuance of the sacred Peace Process with Terrorist Pakistan with pseudo-secular dedication and enthusiasm. We continue to open up our railways, our airways, our roads, our army, our navy and our air force to all the well meaning terrorists of ever compassionate Islam!!!

The effeminate Nehru was fond of crying out Chini Chini Bhai Bhai!! China invaded us in 1962. Today we are crying out Paki Paki Bhai Bhai!! Pakistan will invade India at any moment to the joy and full satisfaction of malevolent PSEUDO-SECULARISTS and COMMUNISTS of UPA government in New Delhi.

According to B Raman: 'Our political leadership continues to be in a denial mode. It fails to admit the presence in our midst of elements working against our nation and society. It hesitates to act against them. Partisan political considerations have assumed ascendancy over national interests. The guiding principle of all our actions is the hope that somehow jihadi terrorism will lose its steam and our Muslim youth will refuse to be lured by it. This hope is likely to be illusory. Unless public opinion asserts itself and forces the political leadership to stop dithering and start acting, blood will continue to flow. Samshayatma vinashyathi?those who dither, ultimately perish. This is the lesson of history.'

Against this ghastly background, I appeal to the government of India to take action on a war footing to beef up our National Security by extending an invitation to B RAMAN to take up the post of NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. This can happen only if government of India stops defining National Security as NATIONAL INSECURITY in actual practice.


Political promotion of global Islamic terrorism-III


Indira Gandhi created the mountain of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the Punjab for her political purposes in the late 1970s. Likewise the US created the monster of Osama Bin Laden to fight against Russian Communism in Afghanistan in the 1980s. The chief architect of global Islamic terrorism after 1980 has been US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As B Raman sums up the position: 'Islamic terrorism in India is a by- product of the US-inspired and orchestrated jehad of the 1980s against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan. To make the Soviet troops bleed, the USA's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) encouraged Islamic fanaticism and incited unemployed Muslim youth all over the world to go to Afghanistan to carry on a jehad against Communism. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was entrusted by the CIA with the task of religiously-motivating, training and arming the jehadi mercenaries from different countries and sending them into Afghanistan for fighting against the Soviet troops.'

Right from the beginning, the CIA was fully aware of the fact that ISI of Pakistan was diverting part of the funds and arms and ammunition received by it from the US, Saudi Arabia and other countries for use against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan, to India to instigate a jehad in our country. It did not stop it; nor did it alert the Government of India about it. At any rate Rajiv Gandhi and his Government were in a self-chosen state of pseudo secular Islam embracing coma. So was Narasimha Rao: so were all the Prime Ministers till Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Now the coma of Dr.Manmohan Singh and his UPA Government has become irretrievable and unbearable.

Lt.Gen. (retd) Hamid Gul was the Director-General of the ISI in the late 1980s. He was very proud of asserting that keeping the Indian security forces bleeding with the help of the jehadis was equivalent to the Pakistan Army having an extra division at no cost to the Pakistani exchequer. President Gen.Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, who was then an army officer and other officers of the Pakistani military-intelligence establishment shared this trans-Islamic belief of planned destruction of India through terrorism which has become the Hydra-Headed Monster today .

Israel sent several warning signals to the Government of India in the early 1990s about the subterranean postures and machinations of Muslim terrorist groups in South India. The Israeli agencies picked up a Palestinian student studying in South India who had been sent to the occupied territories to organise acts of terrorism. His interrogation revealed the dangerous presence in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu, of Islamic extremist cells enjoying the support of the locals. The Israeli warnings were rejected as uncorroborated by the local Police and intelligence set-up. It is not surprising because all Dravidian parties after 1967 have treated only the Hindus as suspects. Within two weeks after it was sworn in, Tamil Nadu's DMK government ordered that cases be dropped against 12 Muslim fundamentalists, all followers of Kichaan Buhari, an Al Umma sympathizer and key accused in the Coimbatore serial blasts. Cases were registered against the 12 in 2000 and 2001 under IPC Sections 153 A (promoting enmity or hatred between different religious communities) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy). The six cases, relating to desecration of idols of Hindu deities in villages surrounding Melapalayam near Tirunelveli, were at the trial stage in the district court when the GO (MS No. 431 dated May 27, 2006) was issued by the state Home department, ordering the Tirunelveli district collector to drop the cases. The accused, initially detained under the National Security Act, had obtained bail. Very senior police-officers are shocked by what they term the DMK government's 'blatant sympathy' for the Muslim fundamentalists.

Taking advantage of Government of India's lack of seriousness in dealing with the emergence of extremism among several sections of the Muslim youth, the ISI and the various Islamic fundamentalist parties of Pakistan, are being used by the ISI for its operations against India. ISI has succeeded in creating a jehadi network in J&K and other parts of India. The ISI's primary objective is the annexation of J&K with the help of the strategically planted trained terrorists. Their secondary objective is to keep on extending their terrorist network so as to keep the Indian security forces bleeding and preoccupied with internal security duties in different parts of India.

Since 1992-93, the ISI has also been using the Kashmiri as well as Pakistani organisations in J&K to train the cadres of the Students' Islamic Movement of India and disgruntled Muslim youth from South India in their camps in J&K so that they did not have to go to Pakistan for training. Imam Ali, of Al Ummah of Tamil Nadu, who was killed in an encounter in Bangalore on Sept.28, 2002, was thus among the non-Kashmiri Indian Muslims trained in J&K. The ISI, which has close linkages with the Bangladesh military-intelligence establishment, also used the latter for training the non-Kashmiri Muslims.

Our surrogate Prime Minister and his especially Sonia-chosen National Security Adviser will keep on announcing with undying enthusiasm over the mass media with disgraceful pseudo-secular poise: 'Government of India's peace talks with President Musharraf?? a great apostle of peace and non-violence?? will continue unabated unto eternity despite benevolent acts of compassionate Islamic terrorism in all parts of India'. It is indeed sacrilegious to doubt the honourable intentions of President Musharraf of Pakistan.

The number of Muslims?mostly youth? outside J&K, who have taken to anti-national activities and terrorism is still small, but their number is steadily increasing. B.Raman brilliantly sums up: 'The task is rendered difficult by the presence in our midst of an increasing number of pan-Islamic Pakistani terrorists and by the assistance received by this hydra-headed monster from the ISI?either directly or through Nepal, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates or other third countries. The blood vessels of this monster originate from Pakistan. Unless those roots are destroyed, we will never be able to crush Islamic terrorism in India'.

Amidst this encircling UPA gloom, I am thrilled to find from the website http://yeshuaconnection.com/israel.htm that an outstanding Israeli journalist Ben Caspit has proposed the draft text for a speech by the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that categorically explains to the world what they are fighting for. Let us hear the heroic words of the Israeli Prime Minister:

'Ladies and gentlemen, leaders of the world. I, the Prime Minister of Israel, am speaking to you from Jerusalem in the face of the terrible pictures from Kfar Kana. Any human heart, wherever it is, must sicken and recoil at the sight of such pictures. There are no words of comfort that can mitigate the enormity of this tragedy. Still, I am looking you straight in the eye and telling you that the State of Israel will continue its military campaign in Lebanon'.

'We do not dance on the roofs at the sight of the bodies of our enemy's children ?? we express genuine sorrow and regret. That is the monstrous behaviour of our enemies. Now they have risen up against us. Tomorrow they will rise up against you. You are already familiar with the murderous taste of this terror. And you will taste more. In a loud and clear voice'.

'The Israel Defense Forces will continue to attack targets from which missiles and Katyusha rockets are fired at hospitals, old age homes and kindergartens in Israel. I have instructed the security forces and the IDF to continue to hunt for the Katyusha stockpiles and launch sites from which these savages are bombarding the State of Israel. We will not hesitate, we will not apologize and we will not back off If they continue to launch missiles into Israel from Kfar Kana, we will continue to bomb Kfar Kana. Today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Here, there and everywhere... Ladies and gentlemen, it's time you understood: the Jewish state will no longer be trampled upon. We will no longer allow anyone to exploit population centers in order to bomb our citizens. No one will be able to hide anymore behind women and children in order to kill our women and children. This anarchy is over. You can condemn us, you can boycott us, you can stop visiting us and, if necessary, we will stop visiting you'.

'In a loud clear voice, looking you straight in the eye, I stand before you openly and I will not apologize. I will not capitulate. I will not whine. This is a battle for our freedom. For our humanity. For the right to lead normal lives within our recognized, legitimate borders. It is also your battle. I pray and I believe that now you will understand that. Because if you don't, you may regret it later, when it's too late'.

When are we going to be fortunate enough to hear such bracing words from our national leaders? When are we going to get tall leaders with courage, judgement, integrity and vision? Right from the days of cowardly and effeminate Nehru to the days of a petrified adolescent like Rajiv Gandhi, and the latter day wily and silent Narasimha Rao, no Prime Minister, with the spectacular exception of Indira Gandhi, was ever capable of giving a speech like the above imagined speech of the present Israeli Prime Minister. And very sadly it is an irrefutable fact that Dr. Manmohan Singh is just not capable of defending our motherland against the organised forces of global Islamic terrorism engulfing our country. The Congress party is capable of only producing chosen family heirlooms, flatterers, sycophants, pageboys, conspirators, office-seekers, bawling and blowing officeholders, spies, bribers and bribe-takers, compromisers, pseudo-secular cowards, deaf and dumb, crawling and serpentine non-men?? born freedom-sellers of our NATION.

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