jan 2, 2008
fairly sensible thoughts about mohammedans' self-inflicted wounds.
however, there is another culprit: the mohammedan rich. they want to have a lot of poor, easily excited mohammedans available who will riot at the drop of a hat, so that the rich mohammedans can extort more and more out of the government. and they want the poor mohammedans to breed like mad so that a) there are more votes, b) they remain poor.
it's people like the rafiq zakarias of the world who are thus exploiting the poor mohammedans and keeping all the benefits to themselves. they are the ones the mohammedans should rise up against. these, for instance, were the rich mohammedans of UP who moved to pakistan, leaving the poor behind.
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Indian Muslim's dilemma
31 Dec 2007, 0001 hrs IST,Ather Farouqui
Following cataclysmic events such as 9/11 and the Iraq invasion that followed, the questions facing Muslims globally face Muslims in India as well.
Of course, some of these questions are justified. They are relevant from the point of view of a fast-changing world where many in a community are blamed for being static, backward-looking and atavistic.
But many of the questions being raised are also stereotypical in that they seek to straitjacket Muslims everywhere regardless of their variegated conditioning. In the process, even those Muslims who have done nothing to deserve the epithet of being backward-looking are stigmatised; the fact that they might be as normal as others in the common civic space is ignored.