Islamic Terrorism in India

Most Muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims

Indian Muslims feel left out by parties, parade their never ending grievances

Posted by jagoindia on November 9, 2008

What the moron writer ignores is that Muslims are the cause of their own problems. When they stop working and giving priority to the cause of global Jihadi Islam and its ummah and begin regarding India as their motherland and other Indians as their real brothers and sisters, then all their problems will disappear and nobody will view them with suspicion.

First learn to be a true India. Stop rioting and creating disturbances when Bush visits, or someone draws a cartoon in Denmark or with Palestine going ons. These have very little to do with India. Don’t use India or Indians for pursuing your bloody Islamic agenda. Don’t ask for special treatment by way of haj subsidies, or sachar commission or sharia laws. Respect the majority’s feelings. Treat others exactly as you would want to be. Then Muslims would certainly not be left out by parties.

Muslims feel left out by parties
9 Nov 2008,Avanindra Mishra, TNN

JAIPUR: “While I respect the power of ballot, I also know that things haven’t really improved since the last elections,” says Mohammad Shakil, even as he wonders, “what good will my vote be this time?”

Mohammad’s response, while reflecting the Muslim community’s interest in electoral politics, is also indicative of the community’s cynicism. Their cynicism stems from, among other things, government’s inaction over the findings of Sachar Committee report which said that the Muslim community was under-represented in government jobs, India’s muted response to American “invasion” of Iraq and harassment of innocent Muslims in the context of state’s fight against terrorism.

Indian Muslims, it seems, are most concerned about police and security agencies that view the community with suspicion when it comes to fighting terrorism. “Harassment of innocent Muslims in the name of hunting for terrorists is on the rise,” says Mohammad, adding that mainstream political parties are either supportive of police high-handedness, or, at best, offer only token opposition.

The Muslims lament that they are being used as vote banks to serve the political parties’ agenda. “For nearly two decades now, elections in India are being influenced more on the secular and communal lines drawn by different political parties. This mentality of vote bank has further gained importance due to feelings of insecurity nurtured in isolated sections of the society. Their votes have been traditionally confined to some ‘secular’ parties but now a section of them is losing hope in the election process,” says Mohammed Akram as he sips tea outside the Madrasa Board.

Those accompanying him do not have much confidence in any of the parties. “The recent serial blasts in cities across the country and the police interrogation that followed have once again made the community anxious. Being looked upon suspiciously has become a regular feature. The people are furious over the detention of innocent persons and the Delhi encounter case,” says Hakim Khan.

He adds, “The BJP has never been in our favour, while the Congress and some other parties have just pretended to support us. No one came forward in defence of the innocent being harassed. They only made political statements to worsen the situation. The truth of Delhi encounter has taken the veil off the ‘secular’ forces.”

However, on the local level some have a soft corner for the Raje government. “The Raje government has sidelined hardliners like Ghanashyam Tiwari and Madan Dilawar. The stature and influence of fundamentalists have been reduced in the BJP during her tenure. We will vote for Raje as a chief minister but are still unsure whether to support the BJP or not,” says Aslam Khan, a resident of Barmer.

For most of them, Congress is still the only option. “The attacks on Christian missionaries by radicals and police atrocities on Muslims have exposed BJP’s true face. The Congress has been unsupportive too, but the minority is left with no other choice. We have been betrayed by almost all the political parties,” says Shakir Khan, an engineering student.

The Muslims in India are experiencing volatile social and cultural turbulence. The narrow-minded vote bank politics has kept them away from joining the mainstream.

“Whenever anything goes wrong anywhere in the world, Muslims are blamed. The issue gets politically manipulated and the feeling of insecurity is embedded deep in the community. Due to this, the country’s economic growth and scientific achievements too hold very little importance for them. The apathy of political parties has robbed them of confidence in democracy as well,” says a Muslim leader.

One Response to “Indian Muslims feel left out by parties, parade their never ending grievances”

  1. Beena said

    This victim mentality that they have is just an excuse for their own insecurities and inefficiencies. They are not able to blend into multi cultural society and do not wish to move with the times and educate themselves. Naturally, they will be left behind while the world moves ahead.

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