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Misyar marriage – legalized prostitution in Islam

Posted by jagoindia on September 30, 2009


Marriage Lite —Rafia Zakaria

The existence of “misyar” marriages and the fact that they are being advertised on websites similar to western ones proposing sexual dalliances exposes the hollowness of the idea that prohibition eliminates the desire for promiscuity

The Guardian report published last Sunday regarding the prevalence of “misyar” marriage in Saudi Arabia has generated much hubbub in the Muslim world. There are few religiously-sanctioned occasions for discussing issues concerning sexuality but it seems that in addressing this above topic the Saudis and their Wahhabi fans around the world have found one.

In simple terms, a misyar marriage is the Wahhabi (we will use the term Sunni from here on) counterpart of the Shi’a “mutaa” marriage. The “misyar” or “traveller’s” nikah is carried out through normal Sunni Muslim contractual procedures and involves a knowing waiver of certain rights predominantly by the wife.

Under misyar, the husband and wife retain their homes and arrange for visits for a certain number of nights. In terms of waiving rights, the husband gives up his right to unabated sexual access (otherwise assumed in Saudi law) and housekeeping (since the wife does not live with him).

The wife, predictably, gives up much more, including her right to equal attentions of the husband (in case of polygamy), her right to maintenance or “nafaqah” and housing. In the event of children born to the union, custody goes to the father or his family after age seven.

Misyar is routinely presented as a pragmatic solution to sate the sexual appetites of men in a society where sexual promiscuity is strictly prohibited and prosecuted through hadd punishments. The argument in favour of misyar normally proceeds thus: misyar marriage allows those who are unable to provide a home or support a wife full-time an opportunity for female companionship, broadly interpreted.

The female beneficiaries of this “marriage lite” are supposedly the hapless spinsters, divorcees and other marginalised women who otherwise have no hope of male attention or companionship. Through this arrangement, they too can have a shot at marriage, though without most of the rights. Misyar thus, while socially unpalatable to Saudi jurisprudence in its capacity to showcase the centrality of male sexual appetites, is presented as the low-budget alternative to regular marriage meant, assumedly, only for virginal brides and rich men.

Misyar then is marriage for discarded women and unstable men, neither of which would have a shot at regular marriage in Saudi and perhaps also other parts of the Muslim world. Instead of agonising over the gender iniquities of a system that treats widows and divorcees as unworthy of marriages where their rights and human dignity are respected, a “lower” form of marriage has been invented to allow them a chance at having some male companionship. The sociological aspects of the fact that the women continue to be marginalised and treated as unworthy are left unquestioned.

Further arguments for misyar marriages focus on their legal defensibility. Shaikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi, quoted in the Guardian report, instructs Muslims to look at the marriage as a “legal relationship between a man and a woman”. The Sheikh requests that misyar marriage be evaluated on the grounds that it is a contract between a man and a woman that is sanctioned by religion in that the limited liabilities and duties of both parties are adequately stated by both and hence known and apparent to both.

This argument is based on the legal premise that when conditions of a contract are explicit and consented to by both parties and within the parameters set by theology the ensuing contract is rendered legitimate and binding.

Yet the irony of this argument is that it denies the social facts that have led to the creation and permission for such a contract. The legal argument thus makes no mention of the completely unequal bargaining power of the two parties and the fact that the women have in actuality little power to insist on any condition being stipulated in the contract.

The fact that a woman acquiesces to a marriage that avowedly and explicitly provides her fewer rights than those she would be entitled to otherwise is a testament to her inferior bargaining power both as a contracting party and as a citizen within a patriarchal society. To argue thus that the contract should be evaluated entirely as a legal entity between two parties consensually coming to an agreement is to deliberately ignore the very social facts that led to the creation of the legal instrument in the first place.

Some attention is due also to the moral aspects of misyar marriage. Strictly prohibitive societies like Saudi Arabia operate on the premise that if the state regulates all aspects of life, then the most repugnant moral failings will simply be eliminated. In other words, with the imposition of strict penalties against sexual promiscuity, short-term dalliances will be eliminated and society will be safely ensconced in marital bliss.

The existence of misyar marriages and the fact that they are being advertised on websites similar to western ones proposing sexual dalliances exposes the hollowness of the idea that prohibition eliminates the desire for promiscuity. In the case of Saudis, misyar marriages demonstrate that sexual promiscuity or the desire for “no strings attached” dalliances has been far from eliminated. Instead, legal loopholes, under the sanction of faith, have been found to justify un-sated desires.

Finally, there are the tangible human costs of such legal loopholes that justify male libidos and further subjugate women into destructive choices. In the year 2008, Saudi Arabia had nearly 200,000 widows most of whom received no support at all from their blood relatives. The requirement that they produce “mahrams” to provide them with permission to work and travel often forced them into misyar marriages for the sole purpose of obtaining livelihoods or obtaining permission to travel.

Relegated to the edge of social acceptance due to the personal tragedies afflicting them, these women are victimised first by the widespread social denial of their inferiority and second by a legal fiction that uses their misery as a means for providing sexual gratification through a version of marriage by eliminating what few rights they were otherwise provided.

Rafia Zakaria is an attorney living in the United States where she teaches courses on Constitutional Law and Political Philosophy. She can be contacted at rafia.zakaria@gmail.com
Misyar Marriage — a Marvel or Misery?
Somayya Jabarti, Arab News

JEDDAH, 5 June 2005 — To some, it’s an unthinkable act; for others, it’s better than loneliness, but in what is otherwise a conservative culture, misyar marriage goes against the grain.

Misyar marriage is a legal alternative marital arrangement more Saudi men and women are using to offset prohibitive marriage costs and the stigma unmarried women face.

In a misyar marriage the woman waives some of the rights she would enjoy in a normal marriage. Most misyar brides don’t change their residences but pursue marriage on a visitation basis. Some marriage officials say seven of 10 marriage contracts they conduct are misyar, and in some cases are asked to recommend prospective misyar partners.

Most of the women opting for misyar either are divorced, widowed or beyond the customary marriage age. The majority of men who take part in such marital arrangements are already married.

“All the misyar marriage contracts I conduct are between men and women remarrying,” said Abu Fawaz, who’s been a marriage official for four years. “For a misyar marriage all you need is witnesses, her dowry and the acceptance of both parties. Usually the woman either has her own place or lives with her family. Most of the time the woman’s family knows while the man’s family is in the dark about it, be it his first wife or any other family members.”

Arab News surveyed 30 Saudi men and women aged 20-40 regarding misyar marriage. Over 60 percent of the men surveyed would consider misyar marriage for themselves with the majority of the respondents in their 20s. Those who would not consider it for themselves would not allow it for kin, be it sisters, brothers, sons or daughters. However, among the men who would consider it themselves, only two would find such a marriage acceptable for a female relative.

“If I allowed myself to marry another man’s sister or daughter ‘misyarically’ then it would only be fair to accept the same for my own female kin,” said Mohammad H. “It’s a double standard for men to accept it for themselves and other men but not the females. After all, if we all took up the same policy then who would we marry — each other?”

The reasons men gave for favoring misyar most often related to cost, with some asking “why not?” “I get to maintain all my rights, but I don’t have to take care of her financially and don’t even have to provide a house for her,” said 25-year-old Rayan Abdullah, an unmarried medical student at the city university. “It’s a great solution — isn’t it? It costs less than having a girlfriend — doesn’t it?” Or is it a male convenience in a male-dominated culture?

“What are the things most of us married men complain about?” asked Ghazi Ahmad, a 38-year-old husband and father of three children. “Don’t all of us constantly complain about the financial burdens, the lack of personal freedom — the routine patterns? Then this is the best marriage ever as far as I’m concerned. Married but not married — perfect.”

The opinions of women respondents about misyar marriage were a sharp contrast to the males’. More than 86 percent of the women 20-40 would not even consider such a marriage for themselves. Only four women — all in the over-40 category — would consider such marriages for themselves or relatives.

Most of the women respondents called it “legal prostitution” or objected to the lack of women’s rights in misyar marriages.

“I’m set in my ways,” said a 42-year-old bank manager who chose to call herself Muna Saad. “I live with my mother and couldn’t tolerate the idea of leaving her to live alone, and I’m comfortable financially. At the same time, I’d love to get married,” Muna said. “I also think it would be amusing for the roles to be reversed and sort of ‘own’ the man for a change and having him owe me rather than the other way around.”

Despite optimistic expectations, such marriages are not always blissful. Former and current misyar spouses said it can become a nightmare if pregnancy results from the union or if there are already children from former marriages. With most misyar marriages rooted in secrecy, the husband is only a ghostly figure occasionally seen. Once a child is conceived, the luxury of secrecy disappears.

“My second misyar marriage was doing fine despite my hawk of a first wife,” said Abu Abdul Rahman. “But that was only until my second wife got pregnant, and then the real nightmare began. She wanted to announce our relationship publicly because it put her in bad situations societally — you can’t be single and pregnant. I had to tell my family and my wife, and all hell broke loose. Now both marriages are on the rocks.”

There can be other unforeseen consequences of secrecy. “I’d been married misyarically for almost a year when members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice paid me a terrible visit accusing me of prostitution,” said a 35-year old divorcee and mother of two who chose to call herself Warda.

“They wanted to drag me to the police station even though I kept shoving the marriage contract in their faces. I had to call my brother — with whom I wasn’t on speaking terms. It was terrible. I hated myself and hated all men — my children were 6- and 7-years-old.”

A social worker who frequents the courts denounced misyar marriage. “The courts are overflowing with problems from regular marriages regarding financial obligations that husbands ignore, custody problems and alimony,” she said.

“There is a horrible, growing problem in enforcing the law upon neglectful husbands and fathers. How can anyone legalize a procedure such as misyar marriage that will make room for more irresponsibility?” the social worker asked.

“Unfortunately, misyar marriage has made it easier for irresponsible, immature individuals to enter a relationship that is supposed to be based on credibility, reliability and respect,” said Abu Zaid, an elderly marriage official. “This isn’t the case. It’s treated as a temporary solution for lust. That’s not what marriage is all about. In regular polygamy all wives have exactly the same rights over the husband, be it financial, be it regarding time spent together or being public. Women think that misyar marriage is for their benefit when in fact on a long-term basis, they pay the price and not just from their pockets but from their emotions, as well.”

Many parents and children of misyar wives stated that they felt the woman as being sold short in such a marriage. Parents mostly said that the only reason they accepted the situation was in recognition of their daughters as adult women with their own needs and their right to respond to such needs. “I begged my divorced daughter not to marry a suitor who proposed a misyar marriage,” said Abu Fahda. “At the end, I gave in because I didn’t want to be the reason for her having an unlawful relationship with a man. I’m an adult, and I know she has her needs, but I’d be lying if I said that I have any respect for this stranger who comes to my house for intimacy with my daughter. I even have trouble looking her in the face,” he said. “My neighbor’s niece was married misyarically for a while, and then when the husband was done with her he just left her — just like that.”

Abu Fahda’s grandchildren share his sentiments — especially sadness. “I don’t know who this man is — this man who comes to our house and spends time with my mother,” said the 6-year-old boy. “He’s not my father, and he can’t be her husband because fathers and husbands live with their families.”

For sociologists, misyar marriage is a head-scratcher. “What are we telling others about our self-worth, and what are we telling our children about the significance and meaning of family?” asked Dr. Nahid L. “Marriage is about in-depth relationships — not just copulation. Why are more women willing to forgo what is theirs just to be ‘called’ or falsely feel married?”

When marriage was created it was to ensure that no one gets anything for free. “Each, husband and wife, has duties and rights — and even in regular marriages women are already taken for granted. Marriage isn’t just about sex. Misyar marriage is only going to make things worse as far as I’m concerned.”

Some say society msut consider other alternatives. “If they want to really solve the issue of unmarried women instead of making it easier for men to marry repeatedly and cheaply, they should make it easier for Saudi women to marry non-Saudis,” said a school teacher.

“Years ago in college, I overheard one of my son’s friends talking about marriage and girls, and he asked ‘why buy the cow when the milk is free?’ They were talking about loose girls and there not being any need for marriage with them around,” said a university professor. “With misyar marriage, haven’t we just legalized the ‘why-buy-the-milk-when-the-cow-is-free’ syndrome? And we’re supposed to be civilized?”

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Muslim thief caught stealing silver idol of goddess Durga from Mumbai temple

Posted by jagoindia on September 23, 2009


Idol thief flags a ride to prison
Vijay V Singh, TNN 23 September 2009

MUMBAI: Call it divine intervention. A man, who stole a silver idol of goddess Durga worth lakhs of rupees from a temple in Mumbai’s Jogeshwari  (East), hired an autorickshaw as his getaway vehicle. Only the auto driver was a local, who had prayed at the same idol’s feet a hundred times. The driver drove the vehicle straight to a posse of policemen.

Qudir Shaikh carried out the theft at the Ambe-Mata temple in Gandhi Nagar on Friday evening. He removed his footwear outside the temple and went in like a devotee and then waited for some time till he was the only person inside (besides the half-blind 90-year-old temple priest). Shaikh then quietly picked up the 5-kg silver idol, covered it partially inside his clothes and slipped out.

But the idol proved too heavy to be lugged around and Shaikh was forced to hire an autorickshaw, whose driver proved to be his nemesis. Qadir told autorickshaw driver Harish Gupta that he would give him Rs 50 if he just took him out of the area quickly. Something about his passenger and his strange request, however, raised Gupta’s suspicion.

Meghwadi police station senior inspector Shivajirao Kolekar said: ‘‘The driver then saw Shaikh carrying an idol that looked familiar.’’ Gupta followed Shaikh’s directions, but did not stop till he saw some policemen on duty. The cops immediately arrested Shaikh and recovered the stolen idol from him. When the policemen reached Meghwadi police station along with Shaikh, they found several people of Hanuman Nagar were already there to file a complaint about the missing idol. They were upset as they were busy preparing for Durga Puja and said the theft could not have come at a worse time.

Additional commissioner (west) Amitabh Gupta praised Gupta for his swift action.

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The Seeds Of Partition Were Sown 80 Years Before 1947

Posted by jagoindia on September 22, 2009


At Meerut, on March 16, 1888, Sir Syed referred to Hindus and Muslims as two nations, in fact as two warring nations who could not lead a common political life if ever the British left India.

So who was really responsible for Partition?
September 17, 2009

Sanjeev Nayyar

Jaswant Singh’s book has raised a fresh controversy on who was responsible for the Partition of India. Some think it was Mohammed Ali Jinnah; others say Jawharlal Nehru/Sardar Patel. The truth is that the seeds for Partition were sown at least 80 years before Partition actually happened.

Dr B R Ambedkar wrote in 1941, ‘The curious may examine the history of the 1857 mutiny, if he does, he will find that in part at any rate it was actually a jihad proclaimed by the Muslims against the British that owing to the occupation of India by the British the country had become Dar-ul-Harb’ (See Thoughts on Pakistan). This is substantiated by Professor Sheshrao More in The 1857 Jihad (Manas Publications). It is because Muslims took an active part in the 1857 mutiny that the British were anti-Muslim in the early post-mutiny period.

With the advent of British rule Muslim insecurity leapfrogged.

The condition of Muslims was best stated by a liberal, R M Sayani, in his presidential address at the 12th session of the Congress in 1896: ‘Before the advent of the British in India, the Muslims were the rulers of the country. The rulers and their chiefs were Muslims, so were the great landlords and officials. The court language was their own (Persian was the official language of India till 1842)… The Hindus were in awe of them. By a stroke of misfortune, the Muslims had to abdicate their position and descend to the level of their Hindu fellow-countrymen. The Muslims resented the treatment.’

Sayani argued that when the British introduced English education in the country, the Hindus embraced it, but Muslims resented competing with the Hindus, whom they once regarded as their inferiors. Hence Muslims were gradually ousted from their lands and offices, while Hindus rose under the Raj [History and Culture of Indian People, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Vol. X: 295]

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan came at a critical juncture in the 1870s, and worked for a political rapprochement with the British. They were swayed in 1857, but a little tact and generous forgiveness could change Muslims into loyal supporters. Sir Syed conceived the idea of a Muslim college like Oxford and Cambridge — the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh. At Meerut, on March 16, 1888, Sir Syed referred to Hindus and Muslims as two nations, in fact as two warring nations who could not lead a common political life if ever the British left India.

For the British, Sir Syed’s overtures came at a very opportune moment. After two generations of English education, Hindus showed signs of political development. The British seized the opportunity offered by Sir Syed of enlisting the support of the politically undeveloped Muslims as a counterpoise to the progressive Hindu community.

Differences were accentuated in connection with the legislation for local self-government on an elective basis, and for the first time a demand was made for separate representation for Muslims. Said Muhammad Yusuf on May 3, 1883, “But it would be an advantage and more fit recognition of the claims of the Muslim population if provision could be made in the bill for the election of Muslims by reserving a certain number of membership for that community.”

The divide was visible in the number and frequency of Hindu-Muslim riots thereafter.

The British role in India’s division is best summed up by Sardar Patel. He said on August 9, 1945, “The British talk of Hindu-Muslim quarrels, but who has thrust the burden on their shoulders? Give me just a week’s rule over Britain; I will create such disagreements that England, Wales and Scotland will fight one another for ever” (Patel — A Life by Rajmohan Gandhi).

So when was Pakistan conceived? Dr Ambedkar wrote in 1941, “There is evidence that some of them knew this to be the ultimate destiny of the Muslims as early as 1923. In support of this reference may be made to the evidence of Khan Saheb Sardar M Gulkhan (who was president, Islamic Anjuman, Dera Ismail Khan) who appeared as witness before the NWF Committee to report upon the administrative relationship between the settled area of NWFP and the tribal area and upon the amalgamation of the settled districts with Punjab [ Images ].

“Many believe the Khilafat Movement (1919), a protest by Indian Muslims against Turkey’s abolition of the Caliph, religious leader of the Arab world, to be the first step towards India’s Partition. Gandhi spearheaded this movement but failed to realise that the Pan-Islamic idea cut at the very root of Indian nationality. What did the movement achieve?

“First, Muslim fanaticism secured a position of prestige in Indian politics; thereafter their religious loyalty took precedence over national loyalty. Two, the Muslim population hitherto divided among various groups and political pulls now became a solid force. Three, a new fanatic leadership riding on the crest of the Khilafat wave came to wield the reigns of the Muslim leadership.”

Could the Hindus have avoided Partition? Not if you believe the above-quoted words of Dr Ambedkar.

The British had ensured that the armed forces consisted primarily of Muslim soldiers from the area that is modern day Pakistan. They sought to justify this predominance by saying that men of the north-west belonged to the martial classes.

Some studies show that the predominance of the men of the north-west took place as early as the mutiny of 1857, some 20 years before the theory of martial and non-martial classes were projected in a distinct form in 1879. Their predominance was due to the fact that they had helped the British suppress the mutiny in which the Bengal army was completely involved. The British changed the composition of the Indian army [ Images ] between 1914 and 1930.

After 1930 there is no information available on the communal composition of the Indian Army. Some believed that Muslims constituted 60-70 percent. Obviously it was high enough to cause alarm to the Hindus. Veer Savarkar was probably one of the few leaders who kept exhorting Hindus to join the Indian Army in large numbers.

My conclusion, hence, is that:

It is a myth that Nehru, Jinnah or Patel were responsible for Partition. They were merely implementing a partition plan scripted in the 19th century.

Hindus were apprehensive that Muslims wanted to rule India again. Muslims feared that under the principal of one man one vote, it would be a government for and by the Hindus.

Separate electorates for Muslims, reservations, caste and religion-based divisions are some of the tactics used by the British to divide India

All those who wish to know the underlying thoughts behind Partition should read Dr B R Ambedkar’s book Thoughts on Pakistan back to back.

Sanjeev Nayyar is the founder of http://www.esamskriti.com

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TN govt frees 9 Muslim terrorists of extremist Al Umma organisation

Posted by jagoindia on September 19, 2009


9 Al Umma prisoners released
Radha Venkatesan, TNN 16 September 2009,

COIMBATORE: He was a teenage `human bomb’ that failed to explode during the serial blasts that rocked the industrial hub of Coimbatore in February  1998. On Tuesday, a smiling Fakrudeen Ali Ahmed and eight other Al Umma prisoners, who were convicted for harbouring, planting and distributing explosives, walked free from Coimbatore Central Prison after the DMK government remitted their 13-year sentences on the occasion of the birth centenary of party founder C N Annadurai.

All nine prisoners were released from jail early Tuesday. Another fellow convict, Yousuf Abdul Wahab, who was also granted a pardon, was not freed because he faces two more criminal cases for harbouring explosives and intimidation of jail staff.

The nine prisoners who walked free are aged between 27 and 45; they were due for release in 2011. Taking into consideration provisions for `good conduct in jail’, they could have been let off either in December 2009 or sometime next year, say prison officials.

The state government’s decision to release them as a humanitarian gesture has raised legal questions because last year it had said it would not commute the sentences of prisoners convicted for serious crimes involving explosives, arms, drugs, and violence against women. The DMK government released more than 1,400 prisoners to mark the commencement of Anna’s birth centenary celebrations in September 2008, including some serving life sentences. A petition challenging the release is pending in Supreme Court.

This year, all nine convicts freed are members of a banned Islamic extremist group, who were jailed for carrying or harbouring explosives. They escaped life sentences because the bombs they planted did not go off.

Now, 42 Al Umma convicts, including the outlawed outfit’s leader S A Basha, who were all sentenced to life by a special court in 2007, remain in the Coimbatore prison. The explosions which rocked Coimbatore minutes before the arrival of BJP leader L K Advani during the 1998 Parliamentary election campaign had killed over 50 people and left several maimed.

The government’s decision to free the nine prisoners has drawn sharp criticism from both Muslim groups and the BJP, which was the prime target of the explosions. “How can the government pardon the functionaries of a banned terrorist organisation? It is condemnable and will lead to a spurt in terrorism once again in Tamil Nadu and help the Al Umma, which is lying low now, to rear its head once again,” said BJP’s state vice president, H Raja.

Some Muslim groups dismissed the releases as an “eyewash”. They pointed to the government’s decision last year to release life convicts who have completed seven years but not the Al Umma prisoners. “Even if the government had not remitted their sentences, these prisoners would have been let off in a couple of months because of their good conduct. It is just an eyewash by the government, which claims to be a saviour of the minorities,” said Abu Thahir, vice chairman of the Minorities Trust, which is offering legal assistance to the Al Umma convicts.

However, the `human bomb’ Fakrudeen, who was a 17-year-old lathe worker when he was arrested for allegedly carrying explosives in his shoulder bag, said, “I have lost my youth in jail despite having no role in the blasts. The government has to help me rebuild my shattered life.” The Class III dropout wrote his Class VIII exams and completed an automobile mechanics course in the prison. “No one will give me a job because I am branded a terrorist,” he sighed, sitting in his house in a crowded bylane in Pon Vizha Nagar near Ukkadam.

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Past and Present Muslim Leaders on India

Posted by jagoindia on September 18, 2009


What Muslim Leaders have said
Rashtriya Chetna,  August 2006

Syed Shahabuddin: Syed Shahabuddin, MP, the leader of Samata Party, once expressed his venomous views: Muslims should have ruled India after the departure of the British, and not the Hindus. Population growth helped Muslims to annex a large part of India for creating a separate Islamic State of Pakistan. Such efforts on the part of the Muslims should be continued to gradually convert the rest of India into Dar-ul-Islam (land of the Muslims).

Syed Abdullah Bukhari: Syed Abdullah Bukahri, the Imam of Jama Masjid Delhi, poured out a poisonous statement in December 1986: Secularism has no place in Islam. Propagation of Islam is the first duty of Muslim. Muslim youths will propagate Islam with swords in their hands.

On another occasion in 1987, he openly uttered: I consider Islam greater than the country. I am first a Muslim, then everything else…. For me there is no meaning to Independence Day (of India)….. I have told Muslims thousands of time and telling them again to burn down bungalows of Muslim ministers of the Congress Party, cut off their legs and throw them away. Islam is first, nation afterwards.

Azam Khan: Azam Khan, the then MLA of UP Legislative Assembly burst into vile words against the motherland, Bharat Mata, at a public meeting in Kanpur on March 23, 1987: Is this our motherland? This is a blood-thirsty mother. This is not mother, this is a witch.

Salahuddin Oweisi: Salahuddin Oweisi, a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, publicly suggested: There should be a separate Muslim state within each state of India.
Abul Kalam Azad: Abul Kalam Azad, while addressing his students, said A country like India, which has once been under Mohammedan rule, must never be given up, and it was incumbent on them to strive to regain their lost contol.

On another occassion, Maulana Azad, who held the responsible position of the president of All India Congress, burst out venomously in an irresponsible manner: Against the non-Muslim Government, Islam prescribes only sword, protracted battle and the cutting of throats.

Liaqat Ali Khan: Liaqat Ali Khan was the secretary of the Muslim League. He was the right hand of Jinnah. It was Liaqat Ali, who, during the election campaign in 1946, boasted in Delhi. The Muslim is a born fighter. He may hesitate to cast a vote for Pakistan, but he would not hesitate to shed his blood. After the partition, he became the first prime minister of Pakistan. Nature is too strict and stern to spare anybody. Liaqat Ali, who got Pakistan through artifical riots, did not die a natural death. He was assassinated.

H.S. Suhrawardy: Hassan Shahid Suhrawardy was political disciple of Jinnah. He is notoriously known in history as the great killer of Hindus in the Calcutta massacre. While addressing the Muslim League Legislators Convention held in Delhi on April 9, 1946, Suhrawardy declared like Hitler that Pakistan was the Muslims latest, but not the last demand, and that if the British rulers entrusted the destiny of India to the Congress, the Muslim League would not allow the Central Government to function even for a day. On another occasion he, in his capacity as chief minister of Bengal, threatened: If the Congress was entrusted with power at the Centre, I would declare Bengal independent.

Feroz Khan Noon: Feroz Khan Noon, a fanatic leader of the Muslim League, while addressing the Muslim League legislators meeting, said: The havoc, that the Muslims would play, would put to shame what Changez Khan and Halaku did.

Ghaznafar Ali Khan: Ghaznafar Ali Khan, who was the health minister in the Viceroys Interim Government, headed by Pandit Nehru, spoke at Lahore: If Mohammed-Bin-Kasim and Mahmood Ghaznavi could invade India with armies composed of a few thousands, and yet were able to overpower lakhs of Hindus, God willing a few lakhs of Muslims will yet overwhelm crores of Hindus. It was he, who openly advised Hindus to embrace Islam to save themselves from the holocaust.

Dr. Ali Mohammed Naqvi: Dr. Ali Mohammed Naqvi was a follower of the Deoband School of Islamic ideology, which totally thwarted the concept of nationalism and democracy. He authored a book, Islam and Nationalism, in which he unequivocally stated: Nationalism is incompatible with Islam… The concept of a nationalist Muslim is as absurd as that of a religious Communist or capitalist Marxist. ….. When the ideology of Islam expands, nationalism is destroyed, and when nationalism grows, Islam is annihilated.

Hamid Dalwai: Hamid Dalwai, a nationlist Muslim and true son of Hindusthan, rightly reveals the attitude of fanatic Muslims in his book, Muslim Politics in India. He unambiguously states: In sum, Muslims cannot reconcile themselves with the nationalism of any country, where they are in a minority.

F.K. Khan Durrani: In the preface to his book. The Meaning of Pakistan, Mr. Durrani boastfully brags: There is not an inch of the soil of India which our forefathers did not once purchase with their blood. We cannot be false to the blood of our fathers. India, the whole of it, is therefore our heritage, and it must be reconquered for Islam…. Our ultimate ideal should be the unification of India, spiritually as well as politically under the banner of Islam. The final political salvation of India is not otherwise possible.

Attaullah Suhrawardy: Attaullah Suhrawardy, a senior leader of the National Conference of Kashmir, and former minister and deputy speaker of Kashmir, unquivocally asserted in his speech in the state legislative council: I am first a Muslim and then an Indian. Islam does not need the support of anyone for its spread. It is spreading on its own. At the time of partition, there were only four and a half crore Muslims in the country. However, in spite of the bloody communal riots in Bhiwandi, Moradabad, Aligarh and other areas, killing thousands of Muslims, the population of Muslims has increased to 14 crores, …..As for the question of conversion of all to Islam, it is the fundamental duty of a Muslim to strive for conversion and any Muslim who does not remember this duty, does not deserve to be called a Muslim.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a leader of Jamaat-i-islami categorically expresses his political ideology: The politics of socialism and secularism is totally unsound. I do not like any Muslim to adopt socialsim and secularism as his political ideal.

Dr. Mushir-ul-Haq: Dr. Mushir-ul-Haq honestly unfolds the inner psyche of the Muslims of India in his book, Islam in Secular India. He candidly states: The Muslim community of India also welcomed the idea of a secular state, because they feared the alternative would be a Hindu State. Many of them seem to believe that the state must remain secular, but the Muslims should be saved from secularism.

Syed Ahmad Hussain: Syed Ahmad Hussain, another leader of Jamaat-i-Islami addressed the Muslims in a mosque in Aurangabad on February 7, 1961: Shall the Muslims with all their ideology merge into sweeping current of secularism or change the current itself and establish the sovreignty of Islam? That is the serious question which confronts the Mussalmans of India today. Islam has been born to turn the whole world into Islamic. We have to change this secular rule in Bharat and establish Islamic rule in its place. The idea of secular rule is itself a contradiction of Islam. We have, therefore, to slowly work for the establishment of the sovereignty of Islam here.

In sharp contrast to all this, Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri, in his interview with me, said that Muslims are our brothers as our forefathers were common. Hence I wish them prosperity and happiness.

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Tamil Nadu Muslims attack Ganesh Chaturthi processions at Ooty, Kalpakkam, Tirupur, Palani, Muthupet, Marthal, Thiruvidamcode

Posted by jagoindia on September 11, 2009


Savage attack by Muslims on Vinayaka Chaturthi processions  in different parts of Tamil Nadu.

Click this link for full report with photos.

A typical pseudo secular report read like this

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Thousands of Hindus flee Pakistan, shocking tales of fear and torture

Posted by jagoindia on September 10, 2009


Fearing Taliban, Pak Hindus take Thar Express to India

Vimal Bhatia , TNN 10 September 2009

JAISALMER: In the past four years, some 5,000 Hindus may have crossed over from Pakistan, never to return. It has not been easy abandoning their homes, sometimes even their families, but they say they had no choice: they had to flee the Taliban.

It started as a trickle in 2006, the year the Thar Express was flagged off. The weekly train starts from Karachi, enters India at Munabao, a border town in Barmer, and runs up to Jodhpur. In the first year, 392 Hindus crossed over.

This grew to 880 in 2007. The next year, the number was 1,240, and this year, till August, over 1,000 have crossed over. They just keep extending their visas and hope to become Indian citizens.

Incidentally, these are official figures. Sources say there are many more who cross over and melt in the local milieu. And officials have a soft corner for these people, most of whom have harrowing stories to tell.

Ranaram, who used to live in the Rahimyar district of Pakistan’s Punjab, says he fell prey to the Taliban. His wife was kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam. His two daughters were also forcibly converted. Ranaram, too, had to accept Islam for fear of his life. He thought it best to flee with his two daughters; his wife was untraceable.

Dungaram, another migrant, says atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan have increased in the past two years after the ouster of Musharraf. “We won’t get permanent jobs unless we convert to Islam.”

Hindu Singh Sodha, president of Seemant Lok Sangathan, a group working for the refugees in Barmer and Jaisalmer, says there’s unfortunately no proper refugee policy in India even though people from Pakistan reach here in large numbers.

He said in 2004-05, over 135 families were given Indian citizenship but the rest are still living illegally in the country and are often tortured by police because they don’t have proper citizenship certificates. “In December 2008, over 200 Hindus were converted to Islam in Mirpur Khas town of Pakistan. But there are several others who want to stick to their religion but there’s no safety for them in Pakistan.”

Immigration officer at Munabao railway station, Hetudan Charan, says the arrival of Hindu migrants had suddenly increased as over 15 to 16 families were reaching India every week. “None of them admit they are to settle here but seeing their baggage, we easily understand,’’ he said.

Ravi Kumar, who was Barmer collector till his transfer two days back, said the government in 2007 had given permanent citizenship to a few Pakistani immigrants.

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Four Muslims arrested for hoisting Pakistan flags over dargah in Anand, Gujarat

Posted by jagoindia on September 8, 2009


The five people arrested for hoisting the flag include dargah’s trustee Misri Khan Hussain Pathan, Habib Khan Rahim Khan Pathan, Sajid Khan Bismilakhan Pathan, Ismail Khan Sikandar Khan Pathan and Altaf Khan Sikandar Khan Pathan. Tailor Alpesh Vora of Navjeevan Khadi Bhandar was arrested late in the night.  link

Pakistani flag found hoisted in Gujarat’s Anand district

07, 2009, Zeenews Bureau

Anand (Gujarat): In a shocking incident, a Pakistani flag was found hoisted in Gujarat’s Anand district.

According to reports, a Pakistani flag was found hoisted in a graveyard in Amreth in Gujarat’s Anand district. The preliminary investigations have revealed that the flag had been there for the last two months.

The incident came to light when a Sub-Inspector informed his superiors about the flag following which he was asked to take action.

When asked about the incident, Executive Magistrate of Anand, A Jha said that the area has a huge neem tree as a result of which the flag could not be sighted earlier. Further, there was a cemetery in the vicinity which made it difficult to distinguish the flag. She, however, said that the flag has now been removed.

Talking about the investigations into the incident, Dy SP of Anand informed that four persons have been arrested and interrogation is on. He added that the flag was hoisted with the knowledge and permission of graveyard’s trustee, who is also among the arrested.

Locals say that they had earlier complained to the police about the incident but no action was taken.

The Union Home Ministry has been appraised of the situation.

Four arrested for hoisting Pak flag over dargah in Gujarat
PTI 7 September 2009, 08:35pm IST

ANAND (Gujarat): Four persons have been arrested for allegedly hoisting a Pakistani flag over a shrine in Umreth town of the district in Gujarat
here today.

Two Pakistani flags were seen tied to a neem tree above a ‘dargah’ by locals, who informed the police.

According to police, a complaint has been filed against five persons including two ‘trustees’ and three workers of the shrine for promoting enmity between different groups under IPC 153A.

Four people including one trustee of the shrine have been arrested, while another trustee has not been arrested due to poor health, the police said.

On preliminary investigation it was found that the flag was similar to Pakistan’s national flag but not an original one as it was printed on only on one side, the police said.

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Muslim mob damage Ganesh idols, attack Hindus in Miraj and Sangli

Posted by jagoindia on September 7, 2009


click  here and  here

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Idol broken in Bundi, stone pelting, 8 police injured, 15 held

Posted by jagoindia on September 7, 2009


The article does not mention it.  But we know which community is notorious for indulging in violence, rampage and terror tactics.

15 arrested for flaring up communal tension

Bundi (Raj), Aug 31 (PTI) Two days after an idol was found vandalised, police have arrested 15 persons for allegedly flaring up communal tension in the Kashevrai Patan town of the district.

After the idol was found broken, communal tension flared up in the area on Saturday night with a group of people indulging in stone pelting yesterday that left eight policemen injured, police said.SP Habib Khan Gauran said “It was an act of some mischievous elements who wanted to disturb the communal harmony in the area.”“The situation in the town remained tense but under control,” he added.

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