Monday, February 12, 2007

I changed my mind

i saw this interview on you tube
it is of Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan on AlJazeera
well she is an ideal that most arab and muslim and in general secular people should follow

First all this video rebuffs all the bush logic that that channel has a single point agenda of being pro terror and secondly i have to admire the guts of that lady when she speaks of clash of civilizations and mostly of things about Islam glossed over by our pseudo secular leadership so as to maintain so called peace and national integration.
chk it out
Wafa Sultan on AlJazeera

Ideal Muslim Woman

In the muslim or islamic world there are a very few women who could be treated as ideals. Most of them would be wives of Muhammad mainly his child bride Aisha, to some it may be the pseudo secularists like Mrs Azmi.

To the radicals it could be Ayesha Andrabi, the radical leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat who has made it her mission to make every woman in kashmir wear a hijab or burkha.

There are also the unique specimen like Kamala Das who in an interview i saw on tv said that the main motive of changing religion was women get protection and freedom under Islam and hijab, among many to avoid the gaze of men, making me wonder - who does she think she is?
Well she is now partially regretting her decision as nothing much has changed on ground, and is things stand she is now a second class individual as per actual practice of Islam in India.

To me an ideal woman if there is one ...
in India is the very witty and intelligent Shania NC ( technically she is half muslim as she is born out of a hindu muslim marriage, and the congress talks of national integration and all.

In the muslim world it undoubtedly is Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan.

"Islam neither requires one to be practising, nor to dress in one way or another," the stylish 36-year-old queen told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera during a visit to Rome on Friday.

"So imposing the veil on a woman is contrary to the principles of Islam," said Queen Rania, who is in Rome for the launch of a Group of Seven (G7) programme to develop vaccines against diseases that are endemic in poor countries.

"Unfortunately, after all the suspicion weighing on Islam, many people have begun to consider the veil as a political problem, but this is not the case," she told Corriere. "Wearing the veil is a free personal choice."

Queen Rania urged "all moderates to stand up and let their voices be heard."

She added: "Many people are frustrated in the Arab world. Many give in to the anger because they are accused of violence. But instead we should get up, explain who we are and what we believe in.

"Over the last three years, most victims of terrorism have been Muslim. So there's not a war between Muslims and non-Muslims, but between extremists and moderates of all the religions," the queen said.

"What is important is not to live in fear. The most dangerous (thing to do) is to give up and lose hope. The main enemy is not terrorism or extremism, but ignorance," she said.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Shariat in Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh

Well i dont want to call it kashmir cause the minority radical bunch of sunni muslims cannot really represent all of the people of JNK so the header.

The Radicals in Pakistans northern provinces most of whom have introduced the strict form of shariat.

Nyways everyone knows that JNK the only muslim majority state in India, followed probably by pockets in UP Bihar and Kerala.

Latest updates show that there just might be an atempt for rekindling of the mass terror as had happened in the 90s. The super soft hearts and minds policy of the Ruling PDP Congress combine is just helping it further.The PM is no better with the constant friendly overtures towards Mush, even when Pak says no to laying physical position on the siachin glacier on books and documents before a deescalation on siachin we still want to talk. I only hope this is not another one sided contract like the Indus water treaty or simpla pact in which pakis got what they wanted , and in exchange we got raddi to keep, but who knows bureaucracy always likes raddi.

There is a spate of prosecutions of policemen for what in mumbai is called as encounters. Instead of this being done discretely there is too much media glare which has helped the terrorists gain sympathy and supporters.

In a move aimed at mainstreaming personal laws governing Muslims in J&K with those followed by Muslims in the rest of India, the lower House of the state Assembly on Friday passed a Bill seeking to apply provisions of the Shariat to Muslims of the state.

The Bill seeks to replace an earlier code that had been in force since Maharaja Pratap’s era which contained several local traditions. It now erases those provisions, seeking to bring Kashmiri Muslims under the ambit of Shariat-based laws that were penned with the Arab interpretation of how Muslims should run their lives and codes on weddings, divorce and sexuality.

The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Bill was moved by leader of Opposition and former National Conference minister Abdul Rahim Rather and adopted unanimously. The Bill will now go to the upper House where it is likely to be taken up on February 14.

The bill though giving property rights to women which is good, but looking at the state of the illiterate muslim majority,expect more exploitation of women anyways.
God alone knows what more damning provisions against minority hindus buddhists etc may be included later.