Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christianity is the most advanced science and practice of ethnocide ever devised

Continuing with the subject of the previous post about the fraud and criminality that Christianity and Christian Church embody, I have the following to say.

I feel that none of the words that people tend to use about Christianity clearly nail its actual nature and purpose.

Christianity, in my view, is the most advanced science and practice of ethnocide ever devised in human history.

Its ultimate purpose is to undermine all human cultures found on Earth through its ever more refined ethnocidal weapons, such as inculturation.

This undermining works to gradually supplant the autonomy and inherent syncretism of the targeted culture with the heteronomy and unnatural homogenization that the church administration represents.

Christianity was the original instigator -- the gene and the meme -- of European colonialism and imperialism that continues to destroy cultural diversity and syncretism across the world at such a rapid pace that human survival has become threatened.

So ethnocide, heteronomy (or undermining of cultural autonomy) and homogenization make up the quintessence of Christianity.

Ethnocide, heteronomy (or undermining of cultural autonomy) and homogenization are also the defining characteristics of what European (or Western) colonialism has done to the world in the last 500 years.

I like to connect these dots in order to get the fuller picture.

In my view, Christianity -- indeed the whole Judeo-Christian-Islamic imperialism -- needs to be seen without the red herrings of fraudulent concepts/categories like religion, secular domain, political domain, economic domain, etc.

Behind these fraudulent concepts/categories lies unvarnished colonialism/imperialism.

So whether it's Judeo-Christianity, or the West, or Islam -- it's all colonialism/imperialism which seeks continuously to expand its domain by enslaving ever larger chunks of humanity.

So please try to see through a conceptual fraud like 'religion' and understand that this fraudulent category is applicable only and only to Judeo-Christianity and Islam -- and not to other human cultures, Indic or non-Indic.

In other words, please stop mislabelling human 'cultures' as 'religions'.

India, for instance, never produced anything that remotely resembles 'religion'.

Why do we denigrate our own autonomous and syncretistic cultures by labelling them as 'religion' -- thus putting them in the same fraudulent category that consists of Judeo-Christianity and Islam?

While the soul of Bharatiyata -- indeed of all human cultures -- is 'syncretism', the fraudulent concept of 'religion' rejects and execrates 'syncretism'.

Judeo-Christianity and Islam are dangerous and pernicious for all human cultures precisely because they reject -- even anathematize -- 'syncretism'.

Check the Vatican website, for instance, to understand how it views 'syncretism'.

Islam rejects 'syncretism' by branding it as 'Shirk', an Arabic word whose more specific meaning is 'to include others in the unique status of Allah'.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The world's oldest and most dangerous criminal syndicate!

Here are some thoughts on the so called 'Roman Catholic Church' that crossed my mind while skimming through this article by Jaideep Mazumdar in which he underlines the monstrous fraud that the church has committed by portraying some stray incidents of burglary and vandalism in 2014 and 2015 as "Hindutva" attack on "Christians".

The church frequently engages in fraud and falsehood such as claiming in March 2015 that an incident of alleged rape of a 72-year-old nun at a 'convent' in Nadia district of West Bengal was an act of 'communalism' against Christians.

The church also portrayed a number of other stray incidents of burglary and vandalism at places of Christian worship in the country as instances of hatred and intolerance directed at Christians and other "minorities".

"... the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) president cardinal Baselios Cleemis told the media before visiting the nun and the convent in Bengal that 'not only cows, but human beings too need to be protected'... alluding to the BJP’s proposed cow protection measures," writes Mazumdar.

The investigation of the Nadia 'rape' case did not yield any Hindutva foot soldier, but some Bangladeshi men who, according to the police, just wanted to commit robbery (and did commit it).

"On Tuesday (07 Nov. 2017), a Kolkata court held only the prime accused, Nazrul Islam, guilty of rape. Four other members of the gang – all of them Bangladeshis – have been held guilty of only committing a dacoity."

Have the church and others crying wolf apologized?

Of course not!

Does one expect inveterate fraudsters and criminals to own up to their crimes?

I read Mazumdar's article on Bharatabharati.wordpress.com - even though it was originally published on 08 Nov. 2017 on Swarajya magazine's website.

The following is my brief comment.
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Having read a lot about the Catholic Church I have come to believe that it is the world’s oldest and most dangerous criminal syndicate.

In 2013-14, I had done some probing of an incident of “theft” reported by the Catholic Church in Jharkhand and found that it was a staged theft.

The church reported in January 2008 that a statue of “Dhori Mata” (Mary) had been stolen from Dhori Mata Tirthalaya at Jarangdih in Bokaro district.

The incident was well reported by the media and the church made a lot of song and dance about it.

Within just a few days the statue was reported to have been found abandoned somewhere.

I did a careful reading of these media reports and found that the theft had been faked with the help of a police officer (Assistant Superintendent of Police A.V. Minz).

This discovery was part of a wider probe I was doing of this business of fabricating “Mata” cults (of Mary) across India that the Catholic Church has been engaged in for a long time, which I found to be another huge fraud and ethnocidal tactic aimed at conversions.

This fraud has already resulted in setting up 'Velankanni Mata' in Tamil Nadu, 'Niramalagiri Mata' and 'Gunadala Mata' in Andhra Pradesh, and other such 'Mary Mata' shrines.

My probe then had also led me to discover an effort made by Catholic 'Archbishop' of Ranchi Telesphore Toppo (an Indian 'Cardinal', also one of the electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that selected Pope Francis) to get the Vatican to proclaim Mary as "the spiritual mother of all humanity".

That proclamation -- in the eyes of Toppo and other Catholic fraudsters -- would allow the church to better exploit the existing culture in India of veneration for Durga and other Mata avatars in order to convert more 'Hindus' to Christianity.

This proposal is also known in Vatican jargon as the 'fifth Marian Dogma'.

The 'Roman Catholic Church' never fails to surprise me with its enormous capacity for committing fraud and other crimes; it's indeed the world's oldest criminal syndicate.
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The following Web links have been used in this post in their order of occurrence.

1. https://bharatabharati.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/catholic-church-must-apologise-for-falsely-accusing-nda-government-of-hate-crime-jaideep-mazumdar/

2. https://www.outlookindia.com/newswire/story/mother-marys-statue-mising-from-shrine-in-bokaro/539485

3. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/Mother-Maryrsquos-lost-statue-found/article15153091.ece

4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Our_Lady_of_Good_Health

5. http://www.nirmalagiri.org/history.htm

6. http://www.gunadalashrine.org/contact.html

7. https://zenit.org/articles/cardinal-toppo-on-a-proposed-marian-dogma/

8. http://www.motherofallpeoples.com/about-mother-of-all-peoples/
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Indian and Pakistani Muslims live in denial of their origins, says Pakistani journalist

The majority of Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent live in denial of their origins, says Pakistani journalist Wusatullah Khan.

It’s a sort of ‘Extra Subcontinental Ethnic Syndrome,’ a condition that neither allows them to respect themselves nor be respected by others, he writes in an Urdu column posted on Humsub.com on 29 Oct. 2017.

Their cure lies in making a collective effort to rid themselves of this Syndrome by learning to take pride in their real identities, writes the Karachi-based journalist.

The following is my English translation of Wusatullah Khan’s column, a very insightful piece.

The parenthesized-italicized glosses are mine.
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http://www.humsub.com.pk/81786/wusatullah-khan-199/

Who are we?

By Wusatullah Khan

Fifteen hundred years before Christ, when the Aryans of Central Asia began to spread into Europe and western and southern Asia, they became people of the places they settled in.

The Aryans became Slavic and German in Europe, Irani in Asia, and Hindu in southern Asia.

As against the Aryans, the Jews of the Semitic race, being God’s pampered people, don’t care much about anybody even today despite three and a half millennia of unsettledness.

Over this time period, they have, however, been able to develop a constituency that believes that a Jew is first and foremost a Jew and then something else, no matter what country he lives in.

So a Jew hailing from anywhere in the world can settle in Israel – as well as move out at will and, having moved out, return at will.

The Arabs, another Semitic kind, have shown a similar state of mind. They were affected by Arab hubris before the advent of Islam and failed to rid themselves of that discriminatory state of mind after the birth of Islam.

Keep in mind that Arab identity is as much Syrian and Egyptian as it is Saudi; an Arab is as much a Palestinian and Lebanese Christian as he is a Muslim.

And an Arab is as much an Iraqi Shia as he is a Kuwaiti Sunni.

The Chaush, who first came to India from Yemen to work as military men for Deccan’s Osmania sultanate, may engage in a lot of ‘batan’ (talk), but their eighth generation continues to see Yemen in their dreams 250 years after the original migration.

Fourteen hundred years after Khutbah Hajjatul Wida (the farewell sermon of prophet of Islam), the Arabs continue to view the world as divided between the ‘Arabi’ (meaning ‘articulate’ and ‘eloquent’) and the ‘Ajmi’ (meaning ‘alien’ and ‘inarticulate’).

And the Arabs who deny having such a mentality take no more than 10 minutes of prodding to show you who they think they are (and who they think you are).

It’s not just about Arabs. A Berber of the Sahara or the Bilali Muslim of Nigeria, or the baptized son of a South Sudanese Christian, for instance, will rather sell himself but not his African identity.

As for southern Asia, the Bengalis, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, trace their roots only in Bengal; they take as much pride in being son of the soil as they do in being Hindu or Muslim or Buddhist.

The same can be said about the Malays and Indonesians. Whatever be their faith, they are certain that their life and death is closely linked to their own ‘bhoomi’; that their ancestors might have come from somewhere centuries ago is of no consequence to them.

But who are the Muslims of southern Asia (excluding Bengal)?

If they belong to this land, why do they look outside?

And if they belong elsewhere, why don’t the people of those lands acknowledge them as their own?

For how long are the Muslims of southern Asia going to be lost in the wilderness of identity? When will their spirits find repose?

When will their hearts and minds understand as to what soil they originally belong to?

Some people find answer to this quandary in Allama Iqbal’s works, but tend to forget that pan-Islamism of the writer of Tarana-e-Hindi was born of possible political unity and not racial pride.

When I look around, I find very few Muslims who say they belong here and who are not proud of looking for their identity outside.

Consider this: How many, at the most, of Turk, Pathan, Persian, Kurd, and Caucasian soldiers, noblemen, dervishes or people of skill would have migrated from Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia to settle in the Subcontinent, right from the time of Muhammad bin Qasim to that of Bahadur Shah Zafar?

(Muhammad bin Qasim was the Umayyad general who is said to have started the Muslim conquest of India by conquering in the early 8th century the Sindh and Multan regions along the Indus River. Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal emperor who died in 1862.)

Ten lakh? 20 lakh, 30 lakh, 50 lakh? A crore?

The total number of Muslims in today’s India and Pakistan is said to be between 38 crore and 40 crore. (This number is greater than the Muslim population of the entire Middle East and North Africa put together.)

The fact of the matter is the ancestors of 90 per cent of these 40 crore people became Muslim through Sufi influence.

And yet, excluding the Jat, Rajput and Bengalis Muslims, all of these people continue to look for their origins outside the Subcontinent.

So southern Asia has the most ‘Syeds’ of the world and family trees of all of them start and end in Iran, Bukhara, and Hejaz.

(Syed is an honorific title denoting people accepted as descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons.)

Following the Mongol invasions, people, especially from Bukahra and Samarkand, Iran and Arabistan, did indeed come to settle in the Subcontinent, but were all of them scholars, Sufis and the noblemen?

There must have been at least some carpenters, weavers, blacksmiths, labourers and farmers among them, mustn’t there?

Where are they today?

Muslims are said to have ruled India for a thousand years. From Slave Dynasty to the Mughals, they all came to settle here, accepting the influence of local customs and traditions and in turn influencing the natives with their ways.

They were also buried here, but until the last breath they continued to call themselves -- and (their descendants) still call themselves – a Turk, Mughal and Afghan child instead of an Indian.

Also curious is the fact that since the fall of the Mughal Sultanate most Mughals are found in Punjab. Why?

Why are they not found in significant numbers in other provinces of Pakistan? And why all of the surviving ‘Mughaliyat’ doesn’t go beyond the Mughlai cuisine?

Likewise, some Pashtuns believe that they are not the local Aryan race but are the twelfth ‘lost tribe’ of Bani Israel.

Fair enough, but why don’t the descendants of the other 11 ‘lost tribes’ acknowledge them as their brothers?

You might respond: Since this ‘lost tribe’ of Bani Israel became Muslims, why would Jews acknowledge them as their brothers?

If you do, you need to be reminded that the State of Israel has two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic, and Arab Muslims account for 20 per cent of Israel’s population (excluding the Palestinians of the occupied territories).

As I said earlier, the basis of Israeli citizenship is Jewish race. You may continue to hate Israel, but why don’t you get your DNA checked to satisfy yourself as to your origins?

Sindhis are nationalist enough to ‘Marson, marson, Sindh na deson’ (will die and die, but will not give up Sindh), but when it comes to the question of origins the Kalhoras and Daudpotas lose no time in linking themselves to the Abbasid Caliphate.

(Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad).

Talpur, Chandio, Jatoi, Zardari, etc, are Baloch and Baloch consider themselves to be a Kurdish tribe.

Only Brahui say they belong here.

Soomras have been Sindhis for ages but talk to them and they never forget to tell you about their arrival from Arabistan. ‘Syed Association’ is also found only in Sindh.

The Samat tribes of Sindh say they belong here, but don’t like to say or hear that their forebears would have been the subjects or co-religionists of Raja Dahir.

(Raja Dahir is said to have ruled Sindh in a period between the 7th and 8th centuries and his kingdom was conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim, an Arab general of Umayyad Caliphate).

I have quite a few Sindhi friends who take pride in calling themselves Samat, and also claim in the next breath that their ancestors’ settlement here accompanied Mohammad bin Qasim or occurred immediately thereafter.

So we are finally left with Kohlis, Bheels, Meghwars, and Thakars who neither came to Sindh from anywhere nor went anywhere from here.

There was a time before Zia-ul-Haq’s term (1978-88) when Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, and Taxila would at least be considered a part of Pakistan’s cultural and racial heritage in the educational curriculum.

And now?

About five years ago when I asked a curator of the Mohenjo-daro Museum about the sorry state of the relics exhibited there, he said, “This is the heritage of the Hindus who have moved out. We are maintaining it as much as we can. What more can we do Saain…”

Whilst most of the Muslims of the Subcontinent believe that the blood in their veins belong to places ranging from Central Asia to Hejaz and Yemen, (which is also the reason why their reverence for these places is double than that of other Muslims of the world), an Irani, Turk or Arab, upon meeting the same Muslims, doesn’t consider them anything other than Indians or Pakistanis.

And far from granting citizenship to the people from the Subcontinent who are settled in their countries for as long as three generations, the Irani, Turk or Arab is not even ready to view them as anyone other than those who can help or need help, and to at least regard them as his brothers.

Despite all that, the Muslim of the Subcontinent continues to cherish and gloat over his foreign lineage rather than to look for his real identity and learn to be proud of that.

As long as people continue to look outside rather than inside, they can neither respect themselves nor be respected by others.

A stone is heavy in its own place, they say.

However, this dictum realizes its truth only if people make a collective effort to rid themselves of Extra-Subcontinental Ethnic Syndrome, learning a lesson from those Muslim communities who take pride in their identities and yet their Islam doesn’t become imperiled.

You belong here and will continue to belong here.

Whether you admit that or not, others acknowledge you as such.

(End of Matter)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pakistani academic deems Sanskrit dead; Indian lawyer deems Hindi non-existent!

Arfa Sayeda Zehra, a Pakistani professor of history and a lover of Urdu language, likes to illustrate the idea of death of a language with Sanskrit.

She deems Sanskrit a dead language and believes that this death occurred because the language lost its ability to adapt to the changing times.

I heard her on YouTube expressing this view at more than one forum, including the one that I have discussed in this post.

On this particular occasion, Zehra makes only a cursory comment on Sanskrit (relevant part: 13:21 min), but there is another YouTube video I have watched in which she makes a fuller statement turning Sanskrit into a metaphor for linguistic extinction.

(In that video, she also suggests that Sanskrit became extinct because its use was restricted to “religion”.

I haven’t had time to locate that particular video and link it here, but reader can easily look for Zehra’s videos on YouTube. She has repeatedly expressed the opinion described above.)

Zehra made the remarks in question at Karachi Literature Festival that took place over three days in February 2017.

In this post I have commented on Zehra's remarks.

I have also commented on the utterances of another guy - Saif Mahmood - who I learnt is a Delhi-based lawyer. He talked about Urdu and Hindi (relevant part: 16:50 min) at the 2016 edition of the same festival.
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Arfa Sayeda Zehra is a glib speaker, but her portrayal of Sanskrit as an example of unavoidable death of a language through ossification of expression betrays the misconceptions that her milieu has knowingly harboured within itself.

She seems to call out the Islamism that has undermined cultural diversity and expression in Pakistan, but hardly realises that her own milieu is not unaffected by the same Islamism resulting in her holding pretty ignorant views about Sanskrit's relationship with cultures and consciousness of the people of India.

Associating Sanskrit -- which has continued to the present times to animate almost all Indic languages and cultural memes -- with "death" shows that she has pretty crude appreciation of that relationship and she herself has not been immune from the phantasmagoria that Islam's ethnocidal and epistemicidal system builds for itself everywhere.
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Saif Mahmood says that a misconception has taken root in India that "Urdu is the language of the Muslims and Hindi is the language of the Hindus".

He says "everyone in northern and central India" speaks what he would term "Urdu" and yet there is this perverse "insistence" on calling it "Hindi"!

"Ninety to 95 per cent of the words being used are Urdu words, such as kursi, maiz, etc," contends Mahmood.

(Really? Doesn't that imply that thousands of non-Farsi and non-Arabic words like aana, jaana, uthna, baithna, dekhna, soonghna, ped, paudha, kapde, lakdi, betaa, beti, doodh, cheeni, kutta -- not to mention the entire syntactical structure of the language -- are Hindi? Of course not. It's "Urdu speakers" like Saif Mahmood the genius who invented the entire vocabulary and the syntactical structure of the language spoken for centuries by millions of native-born Indians!)

Dialogues of Bollywood movie Mughal-e-Azam were in "Urdu" but "wrongly branded" as "Hindi" on the censor certificate, Mahmood says, translating one in "Hindi" to show how bizarre that would sound, eliciting much laughter from his Pakistani audience.

(That must have been an act of great injustice that the producer of the film somehow forgot to contest in public or in a court of law!! That's why Indians need a genius like Saif Mahmood.)

So, going by Mahmood's argument, a phrase like Taleem par sab ka haq hai (my example) is "Urdu" and that's how an overwhelming majority of Indians would express that idea.

(Presumably, no one will phrase it as Shiksha par sab ka adhikar hai.)

But of course this overwhelming majority of Indians, according to Mahmood, are such idiots -- or secret conspirators -- that they would perversely call that expression "Hindi" rather than "Urdu"!

As for "Hindi"  -- hardly anyone (perhaps no one) speaks it, according to Mahmood.

It takes an unsung and courageous linguist like him to call out this great dishonesty or perfidy (or both) of the millions of Indians!!

I think Mahmood, who is also a lawyer, should take the next logical step.

He should file a lawsuit demanding that all Bollywood films that have ever been made should be re-categorized as Urdu language productions!

He should file another lawsuit against the millions of his fellow Indians to make them correctly describe the language they speak in their everyday lives!

I have known very few people as honest and intelligent as Saif Mahmood.

I think he should be recognized as a great linguist and honoured with a Padma award as well as a Pakistani Sitara-e-Khidmat.
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The following Web links have been used in this post in the order of occurrence.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkg8km5MYOM&t=2244s
(Karachi Literature Festival-2017 discussion on "Urdu Nu Kia Hua?". Discussants: Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Ali Akbar Natiq, and Afzal Ahmed Syed. Moderator: Saif Mahmood

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbzAwHBKo2g
(Idhar Urdu, Udhar Urdu, Kidher Urdu?: Urdu in India and Pakistan
Saif Mahmood and Arfa Sayeda Zehra
Moderator: Bari Mian


Friday, September 22, 2017

Using Urdu as a tool of Islamic imperialism and India's role as number one Islamist country in the world

BBC presenter Aliya Nazki mispronounces 'Brahmaputra' as 'Bhramaputra' at 10:02 min. in this BBC Urdu newscast called ‘Sairbeen’.

This woman had part of her education in Delhi and has lived elsewhere in India!!

The mispronunciation may be inadvertent, but it seems that the controllers of Urdu language in the Indian subcontinent not only continue their chauvinistic eschewal of Hindi teaching and learning (i.e. in Pakistan), but continue with the practice of colloquializing the pronunciation of almost all Sanskrit-origin Hindi words that are used in Urdu.

That is despite the fact the majority of 'Urdu speakers' in the region, especially in India, are now better socialized and educated in Hindi than in Urdu.

For example, they continue, like silly poseurs, to pronounce 'prachaar' as 'parchaar', 'bhram' as 'bharam', 'var' as 'bar', 'graahak' as 'gaahak', 'vyaapaari' as byopaari', and 'grahasti' as 'garhasti'.

This cultivated avoidance of Hindi has pushed the institutionalized use of Urdu on to the path of hopeless Arabization and Persianization.

This institutionalized usage is already alienated from the soul of a language born in India.

Mispronunciation of Sanskrit-origin words is just one aspect of a larger picture; there is also deliberate misunderstanding of the meanings of those words.

The controllers of Urdu language thus knowingly continue with a pretense -- of misrepresentation and misunderstanding of an entire culture.

It's a cultivated misrepresentation and misunderstanding.

The fact is that Urdu has long come to be the tool of Islamic correctitude and imperialism in the Indian subcontinent.

It's the subtle and unsubtle means of acculturation to 'ideal Muslimhood' in the subcontinent, which is why a huge number of Muslims from not just northern parts of India but also eastern, western and southern parts tend to claim, quite counterfactually and unreasonably, that they are Urdu speakers, even if they can't manage even a smattering of idiomatic Hindustani.

For example, I have long heard the so called "Bihari Muslims" -- a number of whom continue to be stuck in Bangladesh and allegedly being discriminated against -- being described as "Urdu speakers", which is a laughable claim.

These so called "Bihari Muslims" hardly speak any Urdu that will satisfy even a primary teacher in a Madrasa.

The fact is that they speak the languages of the cultural areas (or anchals) they hail from, such as Bhojpuri, Maithili, etc.

Only a very small fraction of the "educated" Bihari Muslims can be said to have some knowledge of Urdu.

And the Bihari Muslims stuck in Bangladesh seem to have long forgotten whatever little Urdu they allegedly possessed once.

In a BBC report I checked on YouTube, even a young Muslim in Bangladesh whose family hailed from Odisha described himself as a "Urdu speaker" while he could hardly manage a sentence.

Why on earth?

The answer lies in Urdu's role as a language of Islamic imperialism and ethnocide, which resulted -- in the first place -- in the suppression of Banglahood, perceived by Islamic imperialists of the subcontinent as hardly 'Islamic' because of being too deeply rooted in Sanskritic culture.

The same mentality of Islamic imperialism works elsewhere in the subcontinent, especially in Pakistan (i.e. Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan) which was never an Urdu-speaking area beyond the limited sphere of some 'educated' people in Lahore and a few other places.

The use of Urdu as an imperialist tool is a manifestation of an Islamism that India has bred and nurtured for a very long time.

The story of this Islamism in all its lurid detail has never been allowed to be told in India in a language that people will understand.

I believe India had become the number one Islamist country in the world in the 19th century, thanks to Deoband, Barelvi, and a host of other Islamic madrasas in the area that's part of present-day Uttar Pradesh.

India-bred Islamism later influenced - and continues to influence - the foreign lands through organizations like the Tablighi Jamaat.

Taliban, for instance, who established the most medieval form of Islamic state in recent memory, were brought up as jihadis by Deobandi mullahs in Pakistan.

Needless to say home-grown Islamism created the conditions that culminated in the demand for a separate state for Muslims in India.

Based on whatever little I know about Islam, I don't understand what merit people find in attributing Islamic "radicalisation" to one form of Islam or another, such as Wahhabi, Deobandi and Barelvi.

Such hairsplitting is unneeded. Islam by the book – i.e. Islam by Quran and Sunnah (Mohammad’s utterances and deeds as borne out by collections of oral reports or Hadith) -- is lethal and ethnocidal, whatever label is given to it.

It's as simple as that.

I have not so far been able to gather anything that will explain to me as to how Deobandi is different from Wahhabi and how that difference, if any, affects Islam's baleful impact on human societies.

Mumtaz Qadri, who murdered Punjab governor Salman Taseer in January 2011 for an idiotic reason, was a Barelvi, which is supposedly a milder form of Islam.

So Islam is Islam. Its fundamentals are guaranteed to unbalance those who delve into them.

It's also a lie to claim that the so called 'Sufism' (whatever wishy-washy things it means to various people) flows from Islam.

I don't think Islam by the book allows any freethinking, free seeking and syncretism.

Whatever freethinking, free seeking and syncretism happens, it happens as a cultural phenomenon; it happens despite Islam, not because of Islam.

Syncretism, by the way, is a crucial concept.

Islam - like Christianity - rejects and execrates syncretism by rejecting and execrating 'Shirk' which means including others in the unique status of one and only Allah who is comprehensible only and only through a long dead person called Muhammad.
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The following Web-links have been used in this post in the order of occurrence.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g96KkpwV7h8

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0MGSZQlKhA&pbjreload=10

3. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/pakistan-hangs-mumtaz-qadri-who-killed-blasphemy-law-governor

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

इस्लाम और मुस्लिम भाईचारे के नाम पर हिंसा और गुंडागर्दी को छुपाओ. यह है रवैया, अमूमन, बड़े मीडिया का.

न्यूज़ मैगज़ीन Lallantop के अनुसार जयपुर में 8 सितम्बर को शुरू हुए हिंसक फ़साद के बारे में फेसबुक पर कुछ भ्रामक और भड़काने वाली सामग्री दी गई है.

Lallantop के इस विडियो के अनुसार, दिनेश भाटी सियाणा नामक एक फेसबुक उपयोगकर्ता ने अपनी वाल पर फर्ज़ी सामग्री की मदद से 'हिन्दुओं' को 'मुसलामानों' के खिलाफ भड़काने का प्रयास किया है.

Lallantop की इस रिपोर्ट पर पेश हैं मेरे कुछ विचार.
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मैं फेसबुक सब्सक्राइबर नहीं हूँ. दिनेश भाटी सियाणा ने यदि भ्रामक और भड़काऊ प्रचार किया है तो वह निंदनीय है. 

पर Lallantop और अन्य मुख्यधारा के मीडिया वालों का रवैया सियाणा से भी अधिक भ्रामक है क्योंकि वे इस्लाम और मुस्लिम भाईचारे के नाम पर किये जाने वाले दंगो और हिंसा को न तो इमानदारी से कवर कर रहे हैं और न ऐसी हिंसा की भयानक सच्चाई को उसके यथार्थ नामों और विशेषणों से पुकार रहे हैं.   

परिणाम यह हो रहा है कि यह भयानक सच्चाई न तो जनता तक पहुँच रही है और न उस पर तबसरा और समालोचना हो रही है. 

सूचना और समझ का अभाव एक बड़ी वजह है कि सियाणा जैसे सोशल मीडिया उपयोगकर्ताओं की पोस्ट को हज़ारों व्यूज़ मिल रहे हैं.

पश्चिम बंगाल में बसीरहत में जुलाई में सैकड़ों लोगों ने इस्लाम के नाम पर दंगा किया और हिंसा की. 

वहां मुसलमानों के हजूम ने पुलिस स्टेशन को घेर लिया था और एक नाबालिग़ लड़के -- जिस पर इस्लाम कि तौहीन का इलज़ाम था -- को जान से मारने की मांग कर रहे थे. 'हिन्दुओं' के घर और दुकानें जलाई गईं. एक 'हिन्दू' का क़त्ल भी किया गया.

अधिकतर मीडिया संस्थाओं ने इस इस्लामी उत्पात को या तो नज़रंदाज़ किया या दबे हुए, छुपाने वाले लहजे में बयान किया.

यदि आपने पिछले दिनों इंडियन एक्सप्रेस पढ़ा है तो आपको जयपुर में हुए दंगे पर भी 'इस्लाम' और 'मुस्लिम' भाईचारे की छाप साफ़ नज़र आयेगी.

(हालांकि इंडियन एक्सप्रेस ने भी कभी इस्लाम या मुस्लिम भाईचारे के नाम पर की गई हिंसा और गुंडागर्दी को ठीक से रेखांकित नहीं किया है.)

जयपुर में भी सैकड़ों लोगों की भीड़ ने पुलिस स्टेशन को घेरा. ख़बरों में एक रिक्शे वाले की मौत का उल्लेख है जिसे  देख कर लगता है इस के ज़िम्मेदार दंगाई थे.

आनंद रंगनाथन और कुछ अन्य पत्रकारों ने मुख्यधारा की मीडिया संथाओं के इस भ्रामक रवैये को तथ्यों और आकड़ों से उजागर करने का प्रयास किया है, और इसकी आलोचना भी की है. 

रंगनाथन के अनुसार क्षेत्रीय और हिंदी मीडिया ही है जो कुछ हद तक तथाकथित 'अल्पसंख्यकों' के आतंक और हिंसा को उजागर कर रहा है. बड़ा मीडिया ऐसी ख़बरों को देख कर भी अनदेखा कर रहा है और इस अनदेखी को अपनी 'असाम्प्रदायिकता' की दलील समझता है.  

नीचे मुसलामानों द्वारा किये गए उत्पात, दंगे और हिंसात्मक हरकतों की कुछ ख़बरें हैं जो क्षेत्रीय मीडिया ने तो छापीं पर राष्ट्रीय मीडिया ने नज़र-अंदाज़ कर दीं. 

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/907191821846974465

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/905072871684182016

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/905072131100205056 

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/905071434489249792

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/905070609880645632

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/905069443323011074

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/899637777968398336

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/899636415696297985

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/899635298920931328

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/899631972443607041

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/896706387287330816

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/895669971015028737

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/895668897638006788

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/895667442038341632

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/895665504479727616

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/892364666713784320

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/892363288746405888

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/891364438824992768

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/891362586360332288

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/890189283864203264
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इस पोस्ट में आनंद रंगनाथन के tweets के अतिरिक्त निम्नलिखित वेब लिंक्स दिए गए हैं.

1. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/jaipur-clashes-one-dead-in-police-firing-curfew-imposed-in-ramganj-area-live-updates-4835187/

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmOoK0kCUIg

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Quam' is a false concept that madly seeks to homogenize cultural diversity; it must be shunned

There is no such thing as "Sikh Quam". Anyone who believes in the so called "Sikh Quam" -- as the keshdhari discussant in this YouTube video (at 9:29 min) seems to do -- has to be a dangerously deluded person.

"Quam" is an artificially homogenizing and imperialist concept that militates against cultural diversity and syncretism. 

Some idiot Khalistanis, like the keshdhari discussant in the video in question, have slavishly borrowed this pernicious concept from Islamic propaganda and use it thoughtlessly without looking at the death and destruction that the fraudulent concept of a "Muslim Quam" has already caused in the Indian subcontinent -- once in 1947 and second time in 1971.

The cultural clash between Punjabi and Bengali Muslims of Pakistan, the atrocities that the Bengali Pakistanis suffered, and the civil war that culminated in the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 demonstrated the falsity of the claim that Muslims of the Indian subcontinent make up a "Quam".

If Sikhs are sensible -- which they certainly are -- they would resist falling into the trap of this fraudulent concept called "Quam".

As far as I understand it, Sikhi is a 'panth' and a 'gyan marg', and Sikhs come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

Seeking to straitjacket the synthesizing, edifying and liberal traditions of Sikhi into an unnaturally homogenizing and false concept like "Quam" will destroy whatever remains of those great traditions.
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The following Web link has been used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iuCUIk1f2I



Saturday, August 19, 2017

One fine day your dearest 'Geeta' is no more; in her place is 'Fatima' you've never known

Media debates on 'Love Jihad', such as this one, elicit the following thoughts in my mind. I also recount here an experience of mine whereby one of my cousins eloped with a Muslim man.

Any realistic person of any community who has ever lived in the Indian subcontinent knows that the phenomenon whereby "people of a certain community" eye the women of the other communities is as real as Delhi's Jama Masjid and has existed for centuries of Islam's expansion in this part of the world.

It's not a recent phenomenon, but has existed since medieval times.

It's immaterial whether one calls it 'Love Jihad' or something else.

(In the 'Ghazwas' that Muhammad fought, women of the vanquished would be taken away as 'Maal-e-Ghaneema' and used as sex slaves with full Quranic backing. See, for instance, this Quranic injunction.)

Women of the other community are often targeted for abduction during inter-communal conflicts and riots, corroborating the existence of this phenomenon.

(In the Pothohar region of what is now Pakistan, alone, about 4000 Sikh and Hindu women were abducted by those who attacked these communities during Partition of India. See, for instance, this narration by Amrit Pal Singh of the violence visited upon Sikh and Hindu residents of Pothohar during Partition.)

So the "debate" whether this phenomenon exists or not is dishonest even if you introduce a few valid nuances into it (such as saying: 'Where is the evidence for planning and organisation behind the so called 'Love Jihad').

Also dishonest is the introduction of concerns for individual rights and liberties because Muslims have NEVER accepted the principle (and the legal codification) that "religion" (which itself is a fraudulent concept) is entirely a matter of personal choice.

(They cite this principle only after bamboozling a woman into conversion to Islam followed quickly by Nikah with a Muslim.)

So most marriages that take place between a non-Muslim woman and a Muslim man are those where the former is converted to Islam and then taken in Nikah by the latter.

(The number of civil marriages that take place through the Special Marriage Act is negligible; and even if a wedding is registered under that Act, there is little chance that the alliance will not very soon become an all Muslim one.)

So overnight Geetas, Poojas and Radhikas become Fatimas, Abidas and Humras.

(Parents not only lose overnight their lovingly brought up Geetas, they are also supposed to prepare for the arrival of little Muhammad Qasims or Taimur Alis for grandchildren!)

I have personal experience of this open fraud that 'Muslims' inflict on others.

We learnt one fine day in late 1997 that one of my closest and dearest cousins eloped with a Muslim man and married him.

She called her parents to inform them that she had become 'Ayesha' and had married this guy (who, it later transpired, had sexually exploited her over months prior to her conversion in a mosque followed by the Nikah).

Within days of committing this 'dacoity', the guy was already asking for the girl's share of the property. (So much for the 'love' marriage!)

As luck would have it, the girl was homesick enough to decide to come to meet her parents.

She was lovingly received midway in a car with the entire family in it (with a few changes of clothes and some other essentials), and taken to a safe destination.

Thus started the de-brainwashing that lasted for about two months.

She was difficult to control initially, but eventually saw reason and realised that she had cheaply given up some essential parts of her identity in doing what she did.

All this while, the guy had been making threatening calls to all the relatives (including one that I received) and followed up his threats with a Habeas Corpus petition in high court.

Fortunately, we got sufficient time for de-brainwashing during which we also accessed a copy of the Muslim marriage law, and learnt that reconversion will automatically annul the Nikah.

As soon as the young woman was stable enough, we got her reconverted in an Arya Samaj Mandir. (So technically at least, the Nikah had dissolved at that moment.)

Then came the admittedly nervous moment when my cousin had to be taken to the high court to appear before the judges (in camera) in the presence of the guy to say what she wanted.

Fortunately, two months of patient rehabilitation did not prove to be in vain. She told the judges that she had been exploited and bamboozled by the guy into a relationship she no longer wanted.

The Habeas Corpus petition was thrown out and the Nikah stood dissolved.

Her parents had won back their beloved 'Geeta' and had thwarted the terrible prospect of having a Mohammad Qasim or a Taimur Ali for grandchild.
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The following Web links have been used in this post in the order of occurrence.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y-uACK4B8s

2. https://quran.com/33/50

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBF-VcokuAw&t=8s

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Partition of India: The British and the BBC continue to be imperialist scoundrels they've always been

Compare this brief Partition documentary produced by BBC with a number of YouTube videos produced by amateurs like Sanwal Dhami, Desi Infotainer, IK Pind Punjab Da, Keshu Films Multani, Muhammad Sarfraz, and Muhammad Alamgir, and you will be convinced that this imperialist propaganda organisation has not even learnt the basics of sensitively reporting on a human society in 94 years of its absolutely shameful existence. This BBC clip is a beautiful example of how misleading imperialist propaganda can be produced in which people of the Indian Subcontinent are portrayed as emotive fools who are hopelessly divided among themselves on the basis of caste and creed. The sketchily, insensitively and selectively put together footage of the tearful response of a Muslim man returning to the house he was born in in India is contrasted with a British accented voice-over that is supposed to be "clinically observant, calm, rational and dispassionate". The viewers are supposed to feel the pathos arising out of BBC's reduction of Partition of India into a silly melodrama (with no sensible resolution) and be immensely thankful for the calm rationality that the British accented voice-over (and the consoling hug of British raised son of the Muslim man) provides to the emotional and disunited fools that people of the Indian Subcontinent are. Needless to say the British continue to be the colonial-imperialist butchers, spreaders of falsehood, sowers of discord, and shameless fraudsters. We need no less than an international tribunal to try the British imperialist criminals for the monstrous crimes against humanity that they have committed in the last three centuries. And BBC represents the very worst and the most mendacious of colonial-imperial propaganda broadcasters. I think there is a clear case for a social boycott of BBC across the former British colonies and for a demand that this shamelessly imperialist propaganda organisation be closed down.
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The following are the Web links used in this post.

1. 'This is not my country' | My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 - Episode 1 | BBC One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw411sAHRSs

2. Sanwal Dhami's YouTube channel with videos featuring people of Indian Punjab who were witness to the Partition.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcn73C3_GG5S_NUrkWglC1Q

3. Desi Infotainer YouTube channel that has published a lot of Partition of India stories told by Pakistanis.

https://www.youtube.com/user/khayyamchohan

4. IK Pind Punjab Da channel on YouTube with videos that feature old Pakistanis who'd first-hand experience of the Partition of India.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpRY-UERK0vEiHG-vU3l4Yw

5. Keshu Films Multani's YouTube channel that has short documentaries featuring people and families who had to flee their homes in what became Pakistan in 1947 and to settle in the divided India, primarily Haryana.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJSPI9grBwy11PHfaHxW7g

6. Muhammad Sarfraz's YouTube channel with videos featuring people in Pakistan who were witness to the Partition of India.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSd3SOtbb-1IDoWPeHS5sQ

7. Muhammad Alamgir's YouTube channel featuring people who had migrated during Partition in 1947 from Haryana to what became Pakistan.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtzW8B-CxrmjgDqvbzEGR5w
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Here's a reminder of the 'undeclared Emergency' of the UPA-II era that elicited no 'Award Wapsi'

Published way back in September 2012, this interview with R. Jagannathan, the then editor of Firstpost, dates back to UPA-II era. 

It is a striking illustration of all the government intolerance, censorship, intimidation, even Emergency-like situation that was going on then -- not to mention massive corruption scandals like 2G and public outrage over them.

One is absolutely struck by the likeness that the issues raised by the interviewer, Madhu Trehan of News Laundry, bear to the issues that are being raised now in the Narendra Modi era in order to build the false narrative that Modi's rule has pushed India into an abyss of barbarism and totalitarianism.

Trehan talks about cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest, Kapil Sibal's crackdown on social media, censorship (including of Jagannathan's article on Chidambaram), journalist Kanchan Gupta's having been summoned by a high-level government panel for answering questions on something he published, and such other issues and idiocies and ineptitude of the government led by Manmohan Singh.

Trehan even wonders if an Emergency like situation is upon us because of all the imperious and repressive measures taken by the UPA-II government.

So this interview brings before one's eyes the frightful scenario that prevailed in the year 2012 without a large section of the Media and 'Award Wapsi'/'Not in My Name' gang hollering that an undeclared Emergency was upon us as they have been doing ever since Narendra Modi has become the prime minister.

Watch the interview to understand what a massive fraud this section of the Media and 'Award Wapsi' gang have been perpetrating on the people!
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Following is the Web-link used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89mSWWeo-A0&spfreload=10

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Anand Ranganathan rips apart the fraud that the media has been perpetrating on the public

Here is a lovely article by Anand Ranganathan (who also works for News Laundry that I recently criticised in one of my blog-posts) on the criminal level of selectivity shown by the media in India in building a false narrative that Narendra Modi government has pushed India into an abyss of barbarism.

Published on 29 April 2017, this is not just an opinion piece, but a veritable research piece with a large number of citations of reportage, including news of what was going on during the tenure of the previous government.

The following are the comments I posted below the article, headlined 'Farook And The Art of Selectivity', on the News Landry website.
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It's a lovely article and I have nothing but respect and admiration for Anand Ranganathan for embedding in it a whole lot of reportage to substantiate and enliven his argument. 

I am gratified that Ranganathan has used in the headline the name of Farook who was murdered in March 2017 in Tamil Nadu by some Muslim fanatics for making public his atheistic views -- without the media, except the Indian Express, making even a whimper over Muslim intolerance and terror.

It's because Farook's death occurred when I was doing some of my own research into threats to social media users and bloggers in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

And I was absolutely stunned to see that ordinary social media-using 'Muslims' across the entire social-media-scape of these three countries have virtually turned into Al Qaeda or ISIS when it comes to openly abusing and threatening people who can even remotely be imagined to have used critical words for Islam or its prophet.

There is absolute terror going on on social media platforms from 'Muslims', complete with the vilest 'Ma-Behn' expletives and abuses.

I personally reported, for instance, some of the posters of abusive, even murderous, videos on YouTube, including one in which a Muslim man resolves to hunt down and kill Ashu Parihar, a young Indian woman, whom he accuses of having insulted the prophet, and even gives two of his phone numbers to potential informers.

There is another video featuring a Muslim man, apparently a Pakistani, who calls the young woman a whore and many other hate-filled names, invokes Modi ("Modi jaise ke kutte desh mein rahne wali"), and threatens to kill her.

None of these videos has been removed by YouTube and none of them has become the subject of mainstream media's reportage.

So a gargantuan fraud and a criminally selective level of propaganda has currently been going on in India with active involvement of the mainstream media.

Even the better reporters in the media, such as Indian Express that ran a very special 'Junaid Lynching' edition on 25 June 2017, have been guilty of high levels of criminal selectivity to build a narrative that suits them.

I feel that almost all journalists of the mainstream media have turned into trolls. Everybody is a troll now!

And the worst of them are guys like Siddharth Varadarajan and jokers like Prem Shankar Jha who published on 25 June on The Wire an entirely mendacious propaganda piece -- complete with whoppers like Kumar Vishwas and Kapil Mishra belong to the RSS! -- on how an undeclared emergency is upon us. 
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The following are the web-links used in this post.

https://www.newslaundry.com/2017/04/29/farook-and-the-art-of-selectivity

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/tamil-nadu-youth-h-farook-killed-for-being-an-atheist-father-says-he-too-will-become-one-4586999/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY65TAG3qwM&t=23s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1OavzPuGzI&t=16s

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/faridabad-lynching-15-year-old-train-full-of-laughter-junaid-wanted-to-be-imam-one-day-4720646/

https://thewire.in/151083/forty-two-years-emergency-indias-democracy-danger/


Monday, June 26, 2017

भारतीयों, अपनी संस्कृतियों और परम्पराओं को 'रिलिजन' कह कर अमृत को विष न बनाओ!

'रिलिजन' एक विनाशकारी अवधारणा है. इस से दूर रहने की आवश्यकता है.

भारत के वह लोग जिन पर 'हिन्दू' का लेबल लगाया जाता है
(a) उनका न तो कोई एक गॉड या अल्लाह है,
(b) न कोई एक क्राइस्ट या पैग़म्बर,
(c) न कोई एक किताब,
(d) न कोई एक 'डॉक्ट्रिन' या अक़ीदा, न कोई एक कलमा,
(e) न कोई एक चर्च, न कोई एक मक्का-मदीना,
(f) न कोई एक पोप या एक खलीफा की संकल्पना,
(g) न किसी चर्च को समाज की आस्था और नैतिकता तय करने का अधिकार,
(h) न कोई एक ही तरह की हज का हुक्म,
(i) न कोई सुन्नत पर चलने का हुक्म,
(j) न कोई एक कौम या उम्माह की संकल्पना,
(k) न किसी तरह की खिलाफ़त को कायम करने की अवधारणा,
(l) न सवाब (इनाम) पर आधारित जिहाद की संकल्पना
(m) न औरों को 'कन्वर्ट' करने का जूनून,
(n) न मिशनरी या तबलीगी जमा'अतें कायम करने की धुन,
(o) न सारी दुनिया में अपने चर्च या मस्जिद बना कर जनता को कंट्रोल करने की कोशिश,
(p) न किसी तरह का कोई कैनोनिकल लॉ या शरीअत,
(q) न किसी तरह की कोई एक्युमेनिकल या वैटिकन काउंसिल जो 'डॉक्ट्रिन' में बदलाव करे,
(r) न इस तरह की मान्यता या चेष्टा कि जिसे हम सत्य मानते हैं वह संपूर्ण विश्व पर लागू किया जाना चाहिए,
(s) न यह दावा कि हमारे तरीक़े पर चलने से ही मनुष्य को साल्वेशन या निजात मिलेगी,
(t) न apostasy या इर्तिदाद (‘रिलिजन’ को त्यागने) की अवधारणा और न उसकी सज़ा का डरावा.

तो फिर जिन लोगों पर 'हिन्दू' का लेबल लगाया जाता है वह किसी 'रिलिजन' को मानने वाले कैसे हुए?

और जिस चीज़ को 'Hinduism' कहा जाता है, वह एक 'रिलिजन' कैसे हुआ?

अपने आप को ‘ईसाई’ कहने वाले अपनी ‘ईसाइयत’ को ‘रिलिजन’ कहते हैं. वे ईसाइयत के ‘इतिहास’ को यहूदियत से जोड़ते हैं. सो यहूदियत भी ‘रिलिजन’ कहलाई.

अपने आप को ‘मुस्लिम’ कहने वाले अपने दीन को यहूदियत और ईसाइयत से जोड़ते हुए ‘पैगम्बराना’ परम्परा की अंतिम कड़ी मानते हैं. सो उन्हें भी अपने दीन को ‘रिलिजन’ कहलवाने में कोई आपत्ति नहीं.

पर जिन लोगों पर 'हिन्दू' का लेबल लगाया जाता है उनका 'रिलिजन' जैसी वाहेयात अवधारणा और साम्राज्यवादी व्यवस्था से कोई सम्बन्ध नहीं है.

बल्कि यह भी कहना पड़ेगा कि भारतीयता में 'रिलिजन' जैसी कोई अवधारणा लेश मात्र भी नहीं है.

‘रिलिजन’ में संस्कृति से परे एक बनावटी सामूहिकता और सबकी एक ही आस्था होने का ढोंग है, जबकी ‘धर्म’ की अवधारणा ऐसी है कि प्रत्येक व्यक्ति का अपना निजी धर्म हो सकता है.

‘रिलिजन’ में सोच, आस्था और कुछ हद तक सांस्कृतिक व्यवहार के मामले में समन्वयता (syncretism) को अस्वीकार किया जाता है ताकि सबकी एक ही आस्था होने का ढोंग बना रहे, जबकी भारतीयता की तो आत्मा ही ऐसी समन्वयता है.

इसलिए ‘धर्म’ रिलिजन नहीं है.

और ‘रिलिजन’ धर्म नहीं है.

यदि ‘हिन्दू’ कहलाने वाले लोगों में थोड़ी भी समझदारी है तो वे अपनी विविधता-पूर्ण संस्कृतियों और परम्पराओं को ‘रिलिजन’ की विनाशकारी अवधारणा के ढाँचे में ढलने से रोकेंगे -- न कि स्वयं ही उन पर 'रिलिजन' का झूठा लेबल लगाकर अमृत को भी विष बनाने की मूर्खता करेंगे.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Of course students should be able to burn Adityanath's effigy but there is hate and falsehood in broader propaganda

In this video clip posted today (25 June 2017) by News24 TV channel on YouTube, the anchor discusses an order by the proctor of Allahabad university in Uttar Pradesh that says students cannot burn the effigy of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath because he is some kind of "Dharmacharya".

Having viewed only a part of this interview, I offer the following cursory comments.

Students' "virodh" is obviously "political"; it's nothing but "politicking". So anchor's question is stupid.

Also idiotic and laughable is the university proctor's contention that Adityanath is some kind of "Dharmacharya".

I think Adityanath is a pretty silly kind of politician who may not even receive the perfunctory respect that people usually give to politicians.

However, the most idiotic and mendacious comments have been made by All India Students Federation's (AISF's) Rahila Parveen who repeats the stale and obviously false accusation that Modi government has been trying hard to gag dissent and opposition.

Any nincompoop who reads newspapers or watches TV or surfs the Net can see that the Media has been floating with most caustic of criticism -- and even abuse and vituperation -- directed against the Modi government right from the time it took office on 31 May 2014.

Today (25 June 2017) Indian Express, for instance, has published a very special 'Junaid Lynching' edition -- all to build the narrative that Modi government has pushed us into a situation where "Hindus" of India are openly threatening, killing and lynching innocent Muslims.

Social media has taken the cue and people have gone berserk in hollering on Twitter that 'Hindus are killing Muslims'.

Junaid's lynching is a horrible act of criminality resulting from fight between two groups of young people on a train and should be condemned, but using it to build a narrative that Modi government is getting Muslims killed is blatant falsehood and hate-filled criminal and communal act in itself.

The same false and hate-filled propaganda was spread around the killing of Zafar Khan in Rajasthan.

What Rahila Parveen and others of her ilk are doing is spreading falsehood and hatred.
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The following is the web link used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxmzWFtCl8I

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Yoga -- and India -- has nothing to do with colonial-imperial system called 'religion'

In this video clip of a TV discussion on International Yoga Day posted on YouTube, a woman anchor and two men discuss the nature and purpose of Yoga. 

The elderly of the two men -- who appears to be Jewish -- says he has been practising Yoga for the last 35 years and has benefited from it.

In response to the anchor wondering if Yoga originates from "Hindu religion", the elderly man says anyone -- a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian -- can practise Yoga without such practice having any bearing on their "religion".
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Here is what I think about their discussion.

Not only Yoga, India itself has nothing whatsoever to do with 'religion' which is a concept that only applies to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

'Religion' is a concept that has always been totally alien to India's diverse cultures.

India has never produced anything remotely resembling 'religion'.

So there is no such thing as 'Hinduism' the religion.

The same can be said about other alleged 'religions': 'Buddhism', 'Jainism', 'Sikhism', etc.

India has always had great diversity of cultures and embedded within that cross-pollinated, syncretistic matrix have been various Bhakti Margs, Gyan Margs, Panths, Sampradayas, etc.

None of those Bhakti Margs, Gyan Margs, Panths, Sampradayas, etc., has any similarity with 'religion', i.e. with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

'Religion' is a colonial-imperial system that anathematizes 'syncretism' which is the active principle of all human cultures across the world.

By anathematizing 'syncretism', 'religion' acts as an 'ethnocidal' force in the world.

That is what Judeo-Christianity and Islam are. They are an 'ethnocidal' force.

They act against all human cultures across the world and seek to undermine cultural autonomy and cultural syncretism.

Judeo-Christianity and Islam supplant cultural autonomy and cultural syncretism by stultifying heteronomy and homogeneity.

By undermining cultural diversity and creativity, Judeo-Christianity and Islam also pose a threat to the very survival of human species on Earth.
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The following Web-link has been used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE2jbfc4TWU

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