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Tarun Vijay on hit list of Indian Mujahideen Islamic terrorists

Posted by jagoindia on September 18, 2008

I’ll write, says editor on terror hit list
By: MK TayalDate: 2008-09-16

Tarun Vijay

FORMER Panchjanya editor  and columnist Tarun Vijay, who is on the hit list of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), says he will continue to write, irrespective of the danger to his life.

The editor, who has been pinpointed in the IM mail circulated after the Delhi serial blasts, said he would continue to work and write as before.

“I will continue to work like any other Indian,” he said. Wasn’t he scared that the IM may attack him? “I have just got up from my computer. I am working for the Tricolour,” he said, brushing aside the threats.
The IM  has released a virtual hit list, in which it has held out a threat to many politicians, journalists and police officers for ” harassing” the minorities.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, his deputy RR Patil, Gujarat DGP P C Pandey, additional DGP of Rajasthan A K Jain are on the list as well. The mail also hits out at a prominent English daily for not reporting on Bajrang Dal activities.

Terrorist mail is a hit list

“You (referring to the two politicians) are already on our hit-list and this time very seriously,” the group said in the email, also warning the Mumbai-based Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). In the same tone it issued threats against the Director General of Police (DGP), Gujarat, PC Pandey and Additional DGP of Rajasthan AK Jain for their “false” claims of cracking the terror network in the state. It blamed Pandey for the 2002 Gujarat massacre and the Rajasthan police for attacking Muslims in Jodhpur. The two state police have been challenged to unearth the Mujahideen’s network.

Making a mockery of the policing and terror investigation system, the IM challenged the police to trace the source of the threat mail.

The mail also attacked top media groups for their so-called “biased” approach in reporting terror incidents. The writer of the mail seemed well versed with the incidents as he furnished complete review of each attack as reported by the media. According to experts, the IM seems to be following the lines of Kashmiri militants who used to threaten media groups operating from the state in the initial days of militancy in the Valley. The IM has threatened to target hospitals as well.

Meanwhile, not formally demanding that the Union Home Ministry provide him with security, Vijay is not averse to moving around with commandos.

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Michigan State Professor’s email: Muslims are free to leave United States — must read

Posted by jagoindia on September 18, 2008

April 07, 2008
Hooray for A Michigan State Professor
Joseph Crowley

The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman. Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student Association. The e-mail was in response to the students’ protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were ‘hate speech.’ Enter Professor Wichman. In his e-mail, he said the following:

Dear Moslem Association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey ), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called ‘whores’ in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland and the rioting and looting in Paris France.   This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile ‘protests.’ If you do not like the values of the West – see the 1st Amendment – you are free to leave. I hope for God’s sake that most of you choose that option. Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

I. S. Wichman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn’t like this too well. They’re demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen. Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn’t believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion.   For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman, saying the e-mail was private and they don’t intend to publicly condemn his remarks. End

Note: He sent the email on February 2006. He did apologize on May 2006: Link. Most possibly because the university may not have wished to lose Muslim students and their funds.

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Many reasons why no Azaadi for Kashmir

Posted by jagoindia on September 18, 2008

The case against azadi for Kashmir

Sushant Sareen, September 11, 2008

In recent weeks, a seditious assault has been launched on the will of the Indian nation by rootless liberals, ‘mobile republics’, and amoral columnists who are exhorting India to ‘think the unthinkable’ and concede the demand for azadi in Kashmir.

There are two ways of responding to those who advocate azadi for Kashmir. The first way is to gun them down, throw a grenade on their house, kidnap their children, threaten to rape their wives and daughters, or drive them forcibly out of their homes. This is precisely what was done to Kashmiris — Muslims and Pundits — who opposed the so-called ‘freedom-fighters’ in Kashmir, whose brief these faux-intellectuals hold. Of course, the moment any of these steps is taken, these same people will demand protection from the very law enforcement agencies that they so ardently revile. At the same time, there will be a manufactured uproar by the NGO industry over how voices of dissent are being stifled. Only, those shouting about their right to dissent seem to readily acquiesce when dissent is brutally throttled in Kashmir by the jihadists and separatists.

There is however a more civilised way of answering those who propose a vivisection of India. This is the way of an ‘argumentative Indian’, a way that is in keeping with the ‘Idea of India’.

As it stands, the Idea of India is good and noble. It is an idea that is progressive, inclusive, pluralistic, tolerant and accommodating. Above all it is a Republican idea which holds the ideal to be more important than the extant beliefs of the common herd. Compare the idea of India with the idea of a Talibanised Kashmir (as professed by the Geelanis, Salahuddins and their ilk), or even the idea of Pakistan — denominational, exclusivist, reactionary, intolerant and very violent. No doubt, there is a lot of prejudice and discrimination still present in India. But the task of nation-building in India is a ‘work-in-progress’. Countries like the US are over 200 years old and have not yet solved all their social and communal problems.

The important point is that the Idea of India must prevail over the idea of exclusivist and regressive states like Pakistan or its fan club in Kashmir. The campaigners for Kashmir’s azadi (especially those based in Delhi [Images]) should perhaps be sent on a year-long study tour of Waziristan, Swat and Bajaur (with a week in the Lashkar-e-Tayiba camp in Muridke thrown in as bonus) to make them understand why Kashmir cannot be abandoned for the Taliban [Images] and al Qaeda-inspired ‘freedom-fighters’.

The proponents of azadi and their apologists misuse, if not abuse, concepts like secularism and democracy that embody the Idea of India to undermine India. Frankly, India does not need certificates on democracy and secularism from anybody in the world, least of all from Kashmiri separatists and their supporters and sponsors who while mouthing these concepts are totally unfamiliar with the meaning, much less the practice, of these words. Nor does India need to amputate a part of herself simply to prove her commitment to democratic values.

Accepting azadi will mean subscribing to the doctrine of clash of civilisations, the fundamental assumption of which is that pluralistic societies are a quirk of history and will not be able to survive the assertion of primordial identities. This was exactly the logic that created Pakistan. It is hardly important that the bacon-loving Mohammed Ali Jinnah didn’t want a theocratic state; the Talibanisation of Pakistan is a logical outcome of the demand for a Muslim state. If today we accept that logic, then India will become a country only for Hindus.

The argument that granting azadi will be the democratic thing to do is even otherwise totally specious. What is it that prompts some people to give more weightage to what five million Kashmiris want (assuming they all want azadi) than the desire of one billion people who don’t want a communal division of India? How can we be so cavalier about the security, safety and well being of 165 million Indian Muslims for the sake of five million Kashmiris? Secularism in India is bound to suffer if we accede to Muslim communalism in Kashmir. The forces that will be unleashed by another communal division will be beyond the control of armchair intellectuals. After all,  if we are willing to give one small part of the population the right to secede, how can we deny a larger population the right to decide who stays and who is forced to leave India? Perhaps the democratic urgings of the faux-intellectuals will be satisfied by nothing less than a billion ‘independent, mobile republics’ in India.

Other than Muslim exclusivism, what is the justification for the demand for azadi in Kashmir? Kashmiri separatists normally give three or four reasons in support of their demand. The first is that Kashmir was sold to the Dogra rulers by the British. But surely acquiring territory for a state by purchasing it is far more civilised and legitimate than military conquest. In any case, the cut-off point of history on which they base their case cannot be arbitrarily and self-servingly selected by the separatists. The second argument is that Kashmir is a disputed territory. Well, in South Asia a legal dispute can be created out of nothing at all, so this argument doesn’t hold any water. Thirdly, it is said that Kashmiris are a distinct and homogeneous ethnic group and as such are entitled to azadi. The answer to this is that every ethnic group in India is distinct and if this argument is to be extended then tomorrow a condominium complex in Gurgaon or cooperative society in Mumbai could demand independence on the same grounds. Finally, the separatists talk of how much they have sacrificed for Kashmir’s azadi. But then India’s sacrifices in men and material for Kashmir are far greater.

Another false argument in favour of azadi is that India is unnecessarily spending billions to keep Kashmir in India and will be better off without it. But let’s extend this argument a little further: Why should we spend money in the northeast? What are we getting out of it? So, let’s give azadi to the north-eastern states as well. And, while we are at it, how about throwing UP and Bihar out of the Indian Union? Aren’t these two states a huge drain on India’s resources, and dragging India down?

Ultimately, Kashmir is a question of national will. If Indians lose the will to keep Kashmir today, it won’t be long before they lose UP tomorrow and Bengal the day after.

It is therefore time that India starts ‘thinking the unthinkable’ to end Kashmiri separatism. If the case for Kashmir’s azadi rests only on numbers, then let us change the numbers in Kashmir. If this means settling people there from other parts of India, then so be it. After all, if Kashmiris have never been stopped from settling down and prospering in the rest of India, why should people from the rest of India not be allowed to seek their fortune in Kashmir? Why should Kashmir be treated like an anthropological laboratory which must be kept insulated from outside influences? Kashmiriyat, a syncretic concept so favoured by neo-liberals, will only flower after absorbing new and diverse influences from the rest of India!

The law forbidding non-state subjects from settling in J&K was a law made by the Dogra kings (so detested by the Kashmiris today) to protect their own interest. There is no reason why this law should not be repealed and Kashmir thrown open to every Indian — Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian — who wants to settle there. This is not an argument to dispossess the Kashmiri; rather it is to offer him a much better price for his land and his produce than he would get if Kashmir remains a no-go area for other Indians.

India should in fact offer incentives to Kashmiris who seek their fortunes in India, and other Indians who seek their fortune in Kashmir. Projects to provide greater access to and from Kashmir — the Mughal Road, railway lines, an international airport — should be speeded up. The Muzaffarabad road too should be opened up for trade, so that Indians who settle in J&K can do some direct business with Pakistan. This road will have the added advantage of making the Kashmiri trader aware of the difference between the Indian and Pakistani market. At the same time, any Kashmiri who considers Pakistan the promised land should be allowed, nay encouraged, to go and settle there; just make sure to shut the gate after they cross over.

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Lunatic Indian Muslim Groups: Hindu right wing behind Indian Mujahideen

Posted by jagoindia on September 18, 2008

Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad – Euripides

Is Hindu right wing behind Indian Mujahideen, ask Muslim groups
Wed, Sep 17 08:29 PM

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Terming the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed responsibility for the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and New Delhi, as fictitious, several Muslim organisations and clerics have demanded investigations into the possible role of the Hindu right wing in the terror attacks.

In a statement issued here Wednesday evening, 21 Muslim organisations challenged Indian Mujahideen leaders to come out in the open and prove their actions.

“We hereby challenge the so-called IM to come out in the open and prove that they are representatives and spokesmen for the Ummah, and justify their actions point by point, or else it will be eventually surmised that they are non-persons and nothing but a figment of the Sangh Parivar’s unscrupulous imagination, brought into the collective psyche of all Indians by the grand alliance of Mossad and their protagonists in the country,” the statement said.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and organisations ideologically affiliated with it are collectively known as the Sangh Parivar.

Justifying the contention, Sarfaraz Arzoo, member of the All India Milli Council and prominent Urdu media personality, said: “We have to look into the issue as to who gains political mileage out of it (the blasts). Definitely, it is the Sangh Parivar which is getting mileage and hence the needle of suspicion points towards Sangh Parivar.”

Muslim cleric Maulana Hafiz Syed Athar Ali argued that there is nothing like the Indian Mujahideen. He said that the Muslims were blamed earlier for terror attacks in the name of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and now a new name has come up.

“Our religious sentiments are being hurt. Examine the role of others, the saffron organisations, the Mossad and the CIA,” said Ali, president of All India Ulemas Council.

He added that soon after the July 26 Ahmedabad serial blasts, US national Kenneth Haywood came under the scanner, but his passport was not impounded. He managed to go to the US despite a look-out notice against him and “he returned after destroying evidence,” Ali added.

Minutes before the Ahmedabad blasts, a threat mail had been sent to media organisations in the name of the Indian Mujahideen. it was soon found that the mail was sent using Haywood’s Wi-Fi internet connection.

The joint statement added that the serial blasts have resulted in “progressive polarization” of Indian society and hastened the speed of marginalisation of the Muslim community which eventually will result in rich dividends for the Sangh Parivar, the ‘sole beneficiaries’.

“This is something they (Sangh Parivar) have always dreamt of but never successfully achieved. With Indian Mujahideen in their kitty, their tough job is getting easier by the day,” according to the statement.

“The Muslims in India cannot continue to be silent spectators and are ready to play a historic role in the rejuvenation and revitalization of Indian ethos. The recent flow of events cannot succeed in forcing us to abdicate our responsibilities,” it said. End

Vinasha kale vipareeta budhi

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