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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Hamid Akhtar: 'Soft Islamic revoluion' is a better approach to confront Talibanisation.




Express, 30-31 March 2009

5 comments:

Aamir Mughal said...

Parliamentary Democracy with proper Check and Balance [read Independent Judiciary, Free Media and Activation of Freedom of Information Act]would do.

No need of any Islamic Revolution and by the way what is Soft and what is Harsh Islamic Revolution. Anything even near to religion should be kicked outside the system while declaring it a personal affair.

Read about the Calamity of Deviant Islamic Revolution and their Deviant Ideologies:

Heritage of Khomeini and Mawdudi is as under:

Khomeini once made a statement which was published in the Tehran times (Kitaab be Noujawanaan - P8) that if he conquers Madina Munawwarah, he will remove the two idols (Hadhrat Abu Bakr and Hadhrat Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) besides Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him). I am certain that no believer will accept such a statement against the great luminaries of Islam. Are we then to condemn only Khomeini and condone Mawdudi knowing well that Mawdudi was a close friend of Khomeini and was sympathetic to his course. In a book titled, 'Two brothers - Maududi and Khomeini' page 129, the following statement of Dr Ahmad Farouk Maududi (son of Abul-A'ala Maududi) was published in Roz Naame, Lahore - 29 September 1979, "Allama Khomeini had a very old and close relationship with Abba Jaan (father). Aayaatullah Khomeini translated his (fathers) books in Farsi and included it as a subject in Qum. Allama Khomeini met my father in 1963 during Hajj and my father's wish was to create a revolutionary in Pakistan similar to Iran. He was concerned about the success of the Iranian revolution till his last breath.'

Behind The Islamic Revolution of Iran - Part I

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/behind-islamic-revolution-of-iran-part.html

Behind The Islamic Revolution of Iran - Part II

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/behind-islamic-revolution-of-iran-part_14.html

Behind The Islamic Revolution of Iran - Part III

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/behind-islamic-revolution-of-iran-part_7904.html

The series of assassinations in Former East Pakistan [now Bangladesh] was started from 1969 when a Shams Duaa-Haa, professor of Chemistry in Rajshahi University, was assassinated in daylight. Let me explain what the Al-Badar and Al-Shams were and are? Al-Badar was and is militant wing of Jamait Islami and a paramilitary force formed in Bangladesh in 1971 by General Yahya INC. Al-Badar forget that what the real Jihad is ? And fight against the Muslims in Bangladesh, Bengalis use to call Al-Badar as "Butcher of Bangladesh." The Al Badar was assigned a variety of combat and non-combat tasks including taking part in the operations, spying against Bengali Intellectuals, interrogation, working as the guides for Tikka Khan and Niazi, assassination, detecting and killing Bengali intellectuals.

The force was composed of madrassah students-teachers, supporters of Muslim League and Jamait Islami. History tell us that killings which began on 25 March 1971 and sparked the Bangladesh Liberation War and also led to the deaths of at least 26,000 people as admitted by Pakistan on one hand (by the Hamoodur Rahman Commission) and 3,000,000 by Bangladesh on the other hand, (From 1972 to 1975 the first post-war prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, mentioned on several occasions that at least three million died).

Doctor Fazl Rabbi was an eye specialist; he was kidnapped by Al-Badar. Next day his body was found from a drainage line. His both eyes were vanished and there were marks of switchblade. “What should we think about such peccadilloes?”

Butcher of Bangladesh I mean the ex-militants of Al-Badar are settled in UK and other European countries and they are appointed as cleric of mosques there. And I want to remind the readers that too, “Jamait Islami’s former leader Maulana Modudi had rejected the theory of Pakistan but since 1947, when Pakistan came into being, it is claimed by the leaders of Jamat Islami that they are playing leading role of toady.

Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 1

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-1.html

Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 2

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-2.html

Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 3

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-3.html

Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 4

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/mawdoodi-and-jamat-e-islami-part-4.html

DESTRUCTIVE IDEOLOGIES OF [Mawdoodi, Qutub, Banna and A RAFIZI Jamaluddin Afghani] PUTTING MUSLIMS IN DOLDRUMS:

1 - Militant Political Islam: Syed Qutub - I

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/militant-political-islam-syed-qutub-i.html

2 - Militant Political Islam: Syed Qutub - II

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/10/militant-political-islam-syed-qutub-ii.html

For more details on these Deviant Anarchists who want "Islamic Revolution" in Muslim Countries through violence:

Anarchy of HIZB UT-TAHREER & AL MUHAJIROON - 1

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/anarchy-of-hizb-ut-tahreer-al.html

Anarchy of HIZB UT-TAHREER & AL MUHAJIROON - 2

http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2008/11/anarchy-of-hizb-ut-tahreer-al_06.html

Shaheryar Ali said...

i cannot believe my eyes that Comrade Hameed Akhtatr has written this. Now there is no doubt, Communist Party of China's invitation to Jamate Islami is bringing fruits. Left has not learned the lessons, they destroyed 68/69 Pakistani revolution blindly following Moscow and Peking. Once again they are doing the same.
Its not a co-incidence that ex communist and ex president of NSF [student wing of communist party of Pakistan] is new ameer of Jamate Islami, self styled marxist Abid Minto is lawyer of Sharif and Hameed Akhter sb is advocating "soft Islamic revolution".
Lagata he "party line" aa gayi he from Beijing.
Nothing was more softer than Iranin revolution. Hameed Akhtar sb , they even burn the grass which grows on graves of martyrs of Todeh communist party. Which just as u r advocated supported Khomeni

inna lillah he wa inna illeh rajaoon

Aamir Mughal said...

Intellectual Dishonest!!!

What a tragedy! Please note some Harsh Facts about Tariq Ali's so-called Marxism, Socialism and Atheism [read Intellectual Dishonesty], he is a son of Late Mazhar Ali Khan [Former Editor Pakistan Times and then Daily Dawn]. Which statement of Tariq Ali regarding Taliban and Islamists is to be taken seriously the one which you quote or the one which I am quoting from his own website [NEW LEFT REVIEW] ! The article was written in 2000 by the same Tariq Ali .

AN ATHEIST AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism, which he shared with his communist parents. Later, while studying at Government College, part of Punjab University, Tariq Ali was elected President of the Young Students' Union. He organised public demonstrations against Pakistan's military dictatorship and was banned from participating in student politics. After graduating, his uncle, then head of Pakistani Military Intelligence, told Tariq's parents to send him abroad: his radicalism was becoming dangerous and he risked imprisonment. He came to Britain and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/features/feature_tariqali.shtml

So much for the Pampered Socialism and Marxism of Tariq Ali when the real socialist Habib Jalib, Ahmed Bashir, Sobho Gayanchandani, Aizaz Nazir, Amar Jaleel, Jam Saqi and countless others haven't got any Uncle in Pakistan's Military Intelligence to save them from State Persecution so

Mullahs and Heretics Tariq Ali

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v24/n03/ali_01_.html


I never believed in God, not even between the ages of six and ten, when I was an agnostic. This unbelief was instinctive. I was sure there was nothing else out there but space. It could have been my lack of imagination. In the jasmine-scented summer nights, long before mosques were allowed to use loudspeakers, it was enough to savour the silence, look up at the exquisitely lit sky, count the shooting stars and fall asleep. The early morning call of the muezzin was a pleasant alarm-clock. There were many advantages in being an unbeliever. Threatened with divine sanctions by family retainers, cousins or elderly relatives – ‘If you do that Allah will be angry’ or ‘If you don’t do this Allah will punish you’ –I was unmoved. Let him do his worst, I used to tell myself, but he never did, and that reinforced my belief in his non-existence.

The real Muslim extremists Tariq Ali Published 01 October 2001

http://www.newstatesman.com/200110010012

Wahhabism remains the state religion of Saudi Arabia. During the war between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union, Pakistani military intelligence requested the presence of a Saudi prince to lead the jihad. No volunteers were forthcoming, and Saudi leaders recommended the scion of a rich family close to the monarchy. Bin Laden was despatched to the Pakistan border and arrived in time to hear President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, turban on head, shout: "Allah is on your side."

AFGHANISTAN: BETWEEN HAMMER AND ANVIL by TARIQ ALI

http://newleftreview.org/A2237

PDF FORMAT:

http://newleftreview.org/?getpdf=NLR23612&pdflang=en

Ahmed Rashid’s book is the first credible account of the rise to power of the Taliban. The author is a courageous Pakistani journalist who has been reporting from Afghanistan since 1978, and refused to be intimidated or suborned in his pursuit of truths inconvenient to the powers that be. After the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, the de facto alliance of states that had backed different factions of the mujaheddin soon fell apart. Islamabad did not want any broad government of reconstruction, preferring—with US and Saudi support—to impose its own pawn, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, on the country. The result was a series of vicious civil wars, punctuated by unstable cease-fires, as Hazaras (backed by Iran), Ahmed Shah Masud (backed by France), and the Uzbek general Dostum (backed by Russia) resisted. When it became obvious that Hekmatyar’s forces were incapable of defeating these foes, the Pakistan Army shifted its backing to the students it had been training
in religious schools in the North-West Frontier since 1980, where the alphabet consisted of jeem for jihad, kaaf for kalashnikov and tay for tope (cannon). By 1992 the Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province could remark that the juvenile fanatics in the madrassahs might or might not ‘liberate’ Afghanistan, but they would certainly destabilize what was left of Pakistan.

Abdul said...

Sherry, this is the era of Islamic communism. : )

Shaheryar Ali said...

Pehle Islamic socialism ne bera gherk kiya ub Islamic communism, nikla he

Well, its a calamity. This is not communism. These are degenerated , senile, and in case of Tariq Ali , elitist narcissistic ex-communists.

Its a shame they are confusing intellectual class. Communism has no place for the Right wing. Its recognises right of faith but absolutely no chance what so ever for a confessional state no matter how soft it is.
Hameed Akhtar sb has really saddened me. He was a great teacher

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