i have been saddened by the actions of fareed zakaria and his dad rafiq zakaria.
these are the elite mohammedans of india who play a cynical game: they want to gain for themselves all the fruits of the 'secular' policies of the govt, that is, the reservations, the subsidies, all the other benefits. to keep getting these, they have to have the masses of mohammedans available to riot and otherwise threaten the powers that be. therefore it is in their interest to keep the mass of mohammedans illiterate and poor. which is precisely what they have achieved. these are the people who supported the shah bano debacle, who support the most obscuranist mullahs, so that they can gain at the cost of the poor mohammedan.
fareed and rafiq got the best out of the indian system, but have absolutely no loyalty to indic culture or the indic nation, so far as i can tell. fareed is quite happy to berate india from his perch in the us. rafiq castigated kalam and said he was no mohammedan simply because he reads the bhagavad gita.
these are the clever, 'liberal' mohammedans who on the one hand fatten off the land, on the other hand have no loyalty to it, or even to their fellow-mohammedans, except to use them as cannon-fodder and as demographic trump cards. it also shows that 'moderate' mohammedan is a myth. famously 'moderate' mohammedans act completely in accordance with the religion: eg. rafiq zakaria in effect excommunicating abj abdul kalam. eg. shabana azmi the 'liberated' mohammedan woman who happily became the second wife of a guy who already had a wife.
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Following is what I wrote to Newsweek as reader feed back for their last
cover story in Newsweek (US version), India rising. I am not sure whether
they will print this in their future edition as part of reader response
letter. So I thought I would send it to you and if you liked it, you can
post it in your blog.
Fareed Zakaria says in his cover story that a "thoroughly secular"
government is in power in India. If Fareed Zakaria's and India's Congress
party's version of "secularism" is offered in the West, particularly in the
US, land of the free, home of the brave, they will be laughed off, if not
shooed away. Let me give a few examples so readers will understand how
secularism is practiced in India.
India is the only country in the world, secular or other wise including
officially Islamic Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, to provide Hajj subsidy to its
Muslim citizens. Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca Muslims take once in
their life time. This Hajj subsidy was started by none other than Fareed
Zakaria's favorite, secular Nehru's Congress government. In which country
will this pass as secularism?
Same Nehru's government had set up a parallel judiciary system specifically
for Muslims based on 7th century law called Sharia. No other secular country
has this type of parallel judiciary based on a religious text. Supreme Court
of India in the past has asked the legislature to do away with this parallel
judiciary and bring all Indians under one uniform civil code. So far it has
not been done. Is having a parallel judiciary for one religious group based
on their religious text is secularism?
Indian local state governments control, administer and run the daily
operations of Hindu temples. Also there are so many allegations of fraud
committed by the government officials running the Hindu temples, including
diverting temple donations offered by Hindus to non Hindu causes, in one
state it was diverted towards Hajj subsidy. I would also like to point out
that the state governments control only institutions belonging to the
unorganized Hindu religion, it does not even dare to audit the books of
institutions belonging to organized religion like Islam. I am on the look
out for a secular government that runs religious institutions.
One of the state government run by the congress party brought in legislation
reserving government jobs and seats in colleges for Muslims, only to be
struck down by both the state High Court and Indian Supreme Court. Don't
bother about the qualification of the applicants, if they are Muslims they
should be hired. How is this secularism?
Recently the current "thoroughly secular" congress government established
not one but four commissions to look after the welfare of one particular
community, Muslims. This is on top of an already existing minority
commission. One of the commissions purpose was to find out the
representation of Muslims in jobs, both private and public including the
three defense services. I still haven't come across one secular government
that has established even one commission to look after the welfare of a
particular section of its citizens and bring reservation for them just
because they happen to follow one particular religion.
The list is simply endless. Fareed Zakari's "thoroughly secular" congress
governments, past and present, is in fact the worst kind of communal
government any country can get. In spite of all these glaring short comings
and pandering to one religion by the congress governments, Fareed Zakaria
confers the title "thoroughly secular" on the current congress government. I
He has the temerity to call the Hindus who oppose these communal pandering
as "nationalists". His enlightened belief that the Hindu nationalism is the
single greatest threat to India (he mentioned this on his web chat on
msnbc.com) is just nonsense. Hindus are only reacting, their reaction will
just disappear in thin air if only the various state and federal congress
governments stop following their perverted version of secularism and people
like Zakaria stop being apologists for their communalism.
I have lost what ever little respect I had for this guy. His cover story,
particularly the politics of India, is sub standard at best if not outright
misinformation he is selling to the American public. Fareed Zakaria should
be ashamed of himself.