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Zulhijja 13,1429/ December 12, 2008, #62
Three provocative letters on Mumbai from a Hindu in South
Africa, with editor's replies: We give you a taste of
"thinking" Indian style.
[Scroll all the way down.]
On December 7 and December 8, Pakistani Islamic fighters hit
NATO's supply line in Peshawar, Pakistan. The December 8 attack
destroyed 90 NATO supply trucks in their depot. The December 7
attack was more devastating and is reported below.
Please scroll down.
The Saudi Grand Mufti used the "non-political" Hajj to condemn
"terrorists" but failed to mention the bombing of Iraq,
Afghanistan and Pakistan. What is the agenda of this Grand
Mufti appointed by the Saudi royal family?
Please scroll way down.
Why is Israel Supporting India?: Mumbai and the killing of
an Israeli Rabbi and 5 other Israelis
On December 4, 2008, Dr. Kaukab Siddique was interviewed for 40
minutes by Dr. Hesham Tillawi on
The program comes out of Louisiana. Dr. Tillawi wanted to know
the significance of the Israeli involvement with India,
especially when it is known that India supported Palestine for
many year. In the Mumbai attack, the Israelis were targeted.
What is going on between India and Israel? Why are they
subverting Pakistan? Here are the main points
Dr. Siddique made:
Allama Iqbal, the Poet of the East, who was the dreamer behind
Pakistan's creation, saw Palestine as central to Islamic
existence. The Zionist idea was anathema to him.
The Founder of Pakistan, Mohomed Ali Jinnah, known as the Qaide
Azam, was very clear that Pakistan was with Palestine and would
not recognize Israel which was created by the United Nations.
Maulana Maudoodi, the thinker and leader behind organized Islamic
movement in Pakistan, countered those who claimed that both
Israel and Pakistan were ideological states. Israel, Maudoodi
wrote, was created by force of arms, by taking away the land of
the Palestinians. Pakistan, by sharp contrast, was created
peacefully by Muslims in lands where Muslims were the
overwhelming majority and wanted to shape their lives according
Israel knows that Pakistan is the rallying point of the Islamic
world and will never recognize Israel owing to
Israel's strategy is to destroy Pakistan, using America on its
western border and India on its eastern border.
India supported Palestine when it was aligned to the Soviet
Union and Palestinians were secular. The new India is
capitalistic, symboloized by Tata and hooked to USA.
For two decades now, India has been quetly enhancing its
relationship with Israelis. Special forces from Israel were
reported to be helping India fight Kashmiri resistance.
Recently Israel's U.S. lobby helped to elect Obama and Obama
threatened Pakistan. The question arises how Obama can weaken
Pakistan to the extent as to be able to enter
Both India and Pakistan can ill afford war. We should not be
mislead by the emergence of affluent and visible middle classes
in both countries. The masses of India and the masses of
Pakistan are trapped in intense poverty.
In a war, Pakistan would suffer militarily because its military
is one third that of India.
However, India might undergo serious internal damage. It has
hurt its Sikh, Christian, Dalit and Muslim populations in
repeated acts of terror. India is committing a strategic error
by pretending that it can behave like the U.S. did after 9.11.
By contrast, Pakistanis will win even if they are defeated in
the conventional aspects of a military clash. The culture of
Jihad is very strong in Pakistan and vast numbers of Pakistanis
will fight any invaders, be it India or the U.S. It could
become another Iraq but with a stronger Islamic content.
The real gainers will be Israel and International Jewry. The
Jews do not forgive and they can never forgive Pakistan for its
non-recognition of Israel as long as it exists as an
independent, Islamic nation.
10 minutes of the interview with Dr. Siddique on youtube
The shame coming out of the UN which created Israel in the
December 11: Believe it or not: The United Nations Security
Council has declared that a charitable Pakistani organization,
Jamat-ud-Da'wa, is a "terrorist" organization. To counter this
attempt to suppress an Islamic movement, please read and sign
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Our America [by New Trend's Media Monitor.]
Flies Emerging from the Dung Heap of Democratic Party?
Illinois Governor Blagojevich Wanted to "Sell" Obama's Seat to
Highest Bidder: Jessie Jackson's son was #5
Corruption and American politics are synonyms. Unfortunately
Muslims led by opportunists jumped on the Obama bandwagon as if
he is the American "messiah." Compared to Bush, he looked good.
New Trend pointed out that Obama is a Senator, a part
of the corrupt American power structure. He should not be
seen as a "savior" or as a pure and good man. Some Muslims
would not listen and simply ignored the fact that Obama is part
of the Democratic Party, a Zionist coalition which put
sanctions and embargo on Iraq leading to a million plus deaths,
including children, according to U.N. figures.
It's recent history that the Democratic Party governor of New
York, Spitzer, was using the services of an expensive
prostitute at the rate of $4000 per hour [including, allegedly,
After Obama's nomination came the first shock: He rushed to
AIPAC to prostrate himself in front of the biggest Jewish
political grouping in America. For Muslims led by opportunists,
that was not enough of a shock. After all they supported
Keith Ellison who began his campaign from a synagogue,
spent his summer holiday in Israel and assured Karzai of Kabul
of his support.
Muslim opportunists are not easy to disillusion but the next
shock was huge:
Obama's first choice after elections was Rahm Emmanuel, an
Israeli terrorist associate who volunteered for the IDF
[Israeli Defense Force] and whose father was an active
terrorist in the Israeli Irgun.
Now we find that Blagojevitch, a SERB, the Governor of
Illinois, a state which spawned Obama, wants to "sell" the
seat vacated by Obama: the president-elect says he never talked
to the Governor and is calling on him to resign. [Dec. 10] [The
taped conversation of Obama shows that he DID talk to
Blagojevich. Obama's main Jewish adviser, Axelrod,
admitted as much. A post election photo of Obama with Blago is
now available on the Internet]
Further, it seems that the Governor was getting bids for the
vacant seat, ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000 [of which
bidder #5 is alleged to be another Illinois politician, Jesse
Jackson's son.] Jesse Jackson, Jr. held a press
conference to refute, angrily, the implication that he was #5.
However, Jackson admitted that he had talked with Blagojevitch
in private for 90 minutes. Jackson was on thin ice when he
refused to answer questions. In addition, he had hired an
attorney, just in case.
Also revealed is Blagojevich's effort to censor writers at the
Chicago Tribune newspaper who were critical of him. If
mild criticism of the Governor can arouse censorship, try to
understand WHAT WOULD HAPPEN if a WRITER TRIED TO QUESTION
The wiretapping of Blago is full of expletives with which he
laced each sentence, including the use of m..... f..... for
Obama himself. In the background one hears Blago's wife cursing
in expletives. These are the people who rule America.
The dung heap is stinking and the flies are buzzing aound it.
Will the Muslims catch on or will they persist in pushing on
December 5, 2008: RALLY in KARACHI, Pakistan to protest
Violence organized by MQM a pro-India group. At least 60 people
were killed and 180 injured in these acts of terrorism which
brought the vast city to a standstill. MQM is playing the role
which Northern Alliance played in Afghanistan to help the U.S.
crush the Taliban.
The rally, calling for Rule of Law, was organized by Jamaate
Islami and addressed by Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, Nasrullah
Khan Shuji' and other leaders. [See inset top left.]
EVERY KASHMIRI group condemned this horror: U.S. Media did not
Rape of minor girl in Occupied Kashmir widely condemned
07-Dec-2008, 8th Dhul Hijjah, 1429
India's 36 Rashtriya Rifles at Work.
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the pro-liberation leaders have
widely condemned the rape of a minor girl by Indian troopers at
Dandipora in Islamabad demanding a high-level probe into
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq, while condemning the rape of the thirteen-year-old
girl, described it as a heinous crime against humanity. He
demanded of the world community and international human rights
organisations to take action against the troops' atrocities in
the occupied territory.
The General Secretary of Bar Association of occupied Kashmir,
Ghulam Nabi Shaheen said that the Indian troops in valley had
crossed every limit to violate human rights in the territory
and demanded investigation into the rape of the girl.
The Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front,
Bashir Ahmed Butt maintained that Indian troops were using the
molestation of women as a weapon to intimidate Kashmiris from
pursuing their liberation struggle. He asked people to boycott
the so-called assembly elections.
The spokesmen of People's League and Mahaz-e Azadi also
condemned the rape incident and appealed the United Nations to
investigate gory acts of women molestation being perpetrated by
Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.
The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor
Nazir Ahmad Shawl in a statement while denouncing the incident
termed it as the worst kind of state terrorism. He also
demanded of the world community and human rights organisations
to intervene and take action against the India barbarism over
the innocent people of occupied Kashmir.
On Wednesday night [Dec. 4] troopers of 36 Rashtriya Rifles
barged into a house in Dandipora in the garb of a search
operation, locked the family members in one room and raped
US, NATO Vehicles, including 70 Humvees Destroyed
AP December 7, 08
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Dec. 7) - Militants torched 160 vehicles,
including dozens of Humvees destined for U.S. and allied forces
fighting in Afghanistan, in the boldest attack so far on the
critical military supply line through Pakistan.
The attack feeds concern that insurgents are trying to choke
the route through the famed Khyber Pass, which carries up to 70
percent of the supplies for Western forces in landlocked
Afghanistan, and drive up the cost of the war.
The owner of one of the terminals hit Sunday denied government
claims that security was boosted after an ambush last month in
which bearded militants made off with a Humvee and later
paraded it in triumph before journalists.
"We don't feel safe here at all," Kifayatullah Khan told The
Associated Press. He predicted that most of his night watchmen
would quit their jobs out of fear. "It is almost impossible for
us to continue with this business."
The attack reduced a section of the walled Portward
Logistic Terminal to a smoldering junkyard.
Khan said armed men flattened the gate before dawn with a
rocket-propelled grenade, fatally shot a guard and set fire to
106 vehicles, including about 70 Humvees.
Humvees are thought to cost about $100,000 each, though the
price varies widely depending on armor and other equipment,
meaning Sunday's losses may exceed $10 million.
An Associated Press reporter who visited the depot saw six rows
of destroyed Humvees and military trucks packed close together,
some on flatbed trailers, all of them gutted and twisted by
Khan said shipping documents showed they were destined for U.S.
forces and the Western-trained Afghan National Army.
The attackers fled after a brief exchange of fire with police,
who arrived about 40 minutes later, he said.
Nine other guards who stood helplessly aside during the attack
put the number of assailants at 300, Khan said. Police official
Kashif Alam said there were only 30.
At the nearby Faisal depot, manager Shah Iran said 60 vehicles
destined for Afghanistan as well as three Pakistani trucks were
The attacks were the latest in a series highlighting the
vulnerability of the supply route to the spreading power of the
Taliban in the border region, which is also considered a likely
hiding place for al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Vast quantities of supplies pass through Pakistan after
being unloaded from ships at the Arabian sea port of Karachi.
Some is routed through Quetta toward the Afghan city of
Kandahar, but most flows through the Khyber Pass toward Kabul
and the huge U.S. air base at Bagram.
Pakistan halted traffic through the Khyber Pass for several
days in November while it arranged for troops to guard the
Shahedullah Baig, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry in
Islamabad, insisted Sunday that the extra security covered
"They are fully protected, but in this kind of situation such
incidents happen," Baig said.
However, Khan, the depot manager, said that was untrue, and
that there were only a handful of lightly armed police at the
targeted terminals on Sunday afternoon.
Peshawar has seen a surge in violence in recent weeks,
including the slaying of an American working on a U.S.-funded
aid project. On Saturday, a car bomb detonated in a busy market
area of the city, killing 29 people and injuring 100 more.
Mehmood Shah, a former chief of security in Pakistan's tribal
badlands now working as a consultant, said militants appeared
to have moved into the Khyber region from both sides of the
border in recent months to put pressure on the supply route.
The terminals, like the route itself, could not be adequately
protected by private security guards, he said.
"The government should have done it or the U.S. should have
insisted that the government do it," he said.
Biggest Gathering on Planet Devoted to Worship of Allah: A
great occasion but ....
New Trend Special Report
Nearly three million gathered in Makkah, Arabia, for the Hajj.
The Saudi rulers insisted that the Hajj should be kept strictly
non-political. However when the Grand Mufti of Arabia gave his
khutba, he tried to use the occasion to speak in a language
which the U.S. uses against the Islamic resistance. He said:
"The world must criminalize terrorism... we must be cautious of
terrorism and fight hostile criminal gangs that destroy
countries and people."
For Saudi Arabia's rulers, as for the U.S., Osama bin Laden is
a terrorist. The Mufti, instead of saying: "We must criminalize
Jihad against America" spoke against terrorism. Why?
One good reason is that late in October, the Saudi kingdom put
991 Saudi citizens on trial for "terrorism." That is a very
large number of political prisoners for a country with such a
small population. For the last 5 years, the Saudi kingdom has
been "re-educating" its opponents who consider Osama the
greatest Islamic leader of our times. The Saudi "re-education"
meant these opponents were kept in prison, WITHOUT TRIAL, and
were told that they have no future, no job, no family, unless
they declare that the Jihad led by Osama is "terrorism" and is
not allowed in Islam.
Scores of Muslms succumbed to the pressure from the police and
declared that Islam does not allow the use of "violent jihad,"
especially not against an "Islamic government" like that of
However, most of the prisoners refused to submit, and thus we
have the "trials" of 991 people for terrorism. [The U.S. media
refused to disclose these facts.]
Pilgrims from Iran, Iraq, South Lebanon and Bahrain were
allowed to chant anti-U.S-Israel slogans WITHIN their tent
areas. This was a clever move as it on the one hand allowed the
pilgrims to shout slogans all together as a sect, which they
like to do, and at the same time gave the impression to the
great majority that this is isolated sectarian activity. [This
sect too considers Osama a terrorist and a "wahhabi" but can't
figure out why this "wahhabi" is hated by the Saudis AND the
U.S. Many Iranians believe that al-Qaida is a U.S. invention
and Osama died a long time back!]
WHERE IS YOUR CONSCIENCE AMERICA? Sentence of death for
Iraqi leaders: Sectarian, Puppet Judge installed
By Ibrahim Ebeid
New York December 3, 2008
The Iraqi prisoners of war in U.S. occupation jails in Iraq are
being exposed to torture, lynching and assassination at the
hands of the reactionary sectarian "Criminal Court". This Court
was created by the United States of America to kill the
legitimate Leadership of Iraq and pave the way for dividing
Iraq and erasing its Arab identity. In order to seize control
over it and steal its resources, the occupiers had to distort
its history and create puppet entities to serve its bidding.
The so-called Criminal Court headed by criminal sectarian
individuals such as the presiding judge Mohammed Al Uraybi
passed death sentences against several leaders, among them Ali
Al-Majid and Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafoor. Other sentences,
varying from fifteen years to life imprisonment, were passed
against several civilian and military leaders who were part of
the legal Government of Martyr Saddam Hussein, who led the
building of Iraq into the most advanced country in the area.
As the cowardly judge who does not dare to leave the four
square miles of the Occupation headquarters "Green Zone"
read out the assassination order delivered to him by his
masters, the leaders were well composed, proud and courageous.
Mr. Abdul Ghafoor interrupted the judge. He proudly chanted
slogans glorifying the Arabs and Islam and saluted the
liberation fighters, welcoming martyrdom for Iraq. In a defiant
and dignified manner, he shouted "Death to the U.S. and Persian
occupation. Death to the traitors. Long live Iraq, the Arabs
and Islam "
The trial has nothing to do with the political events of 1991,
when criminal sectarian parties came from Iran, under the
supervision of the mullahs and their officers, to murder Iraqis
and to destabilize the country. Most of those who attended the
court as witnesses using false testimony, are members of the
organizations who took part in these events, who committed
crimes of mass murder, robbery, mass rape, the burning of state
institutions and other atrocities. These sectarian
organizations are now the rulers of Iraq under occupation
supervision and domination.
Mr. Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafoor is an honorable man. He was in
charge of the south and it was his duty to protect the
population and the government institutions. He had to stop the
mass murder and the atrocities of the criminals. Unlike his
present "accusers, he rejected the course of betrayal of his
people and his country, which would have been destroyed and
would have succumbed to the mullahs of Persia.
Those sentenced to be lynched for the Halabjah Gassing are true
heroes, and I salute the bravery of General Ali Al Majid, whom
I have known as a valiant man who defended his homeland against
the Persian and American invasions. He and Iraq have nothing to
do with the Halabjah incident, and none of the Iraqi officials
committed any crime against that town and its people.
Stephen C. Pelletiere, author of Iraq and the International
Oil System: Why America Went to War in the Persian Gulf',
wrote a brilliant article about Halabjah in which he was not
surprised that President Bush lacked even "smoking-gun"
evidence of Iraq's falsely alleged possession of weapons of
mass destruction.. Mr. Pelletiere revealed to the World that
all we know for certain is that Kurds were bombarded with
poison gas that day at Halbajah. It cannot be said that Iraqi
chemical weapons killed the Kurds. This is not the only
distortion in the Halabjah story.
The accusation that Iraq has used chemical weapons against its
citizens is a familiar part litany of falsehoods recited by
the Bush administration as pretexts for invading Iraq. The
piece of hard evidence most frequently brought up concerns the
gassing of Iraqi Kurds at the town of Halbajah in March 1988,
near the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. President Bush
himself has cited Iraq's "gassing its own people,"
specifically at Halbajah, as a reason to topple Saddam Hussein.
Stephen Pelletiere is in a position to know because, as the
Central Intelligence Agency's senior political analyst on Iraq
during the Iran-Iraq war, and as a professor at the Army War
College from 1988 to 2000, he was privy to much of the
classified material that flowed through Washington having to do
with the Persian Gulf. In addition, he headed a 1991 Army
investigation into how the Iraqis would fight a war against the
United States; the classified version of the report going into
great detail on the Halbajah affair.
Immediately after the battle, the United States Defense
Intelligence Agency investigated and produced a classified
report, which it circulated within the intelligence community
on a need-to-know basis. That study asserted that it was
Iranian gas that killed the Kurds, not Iraqi gas or
The condition of the dead Kurds' bodies, however, indicated
they had been killed with a blood agent -- that is, a
cyanide-based gas -- which Iran was known to use. The Iraqis,
who are thought to have used mustard gas during the course of
the hostilities, are not known to have possessed blood agents
at the time.
These were some of the facts as stated by Professor Pelletiere
that put the lie to what the Bush Administration, the Media and
the even the "Antiwar Movement" claim. Bush and his
Administration lied to the American people and duped America to
launch a war of destruction and mass murder against Iraq and
The Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party government built a very
advanced country, with many dams and huge irrigation systems
that made Iraq self sufficient in agriculture. Petrochemical
projects were developed, the healthcare system was the best in
the area, and unemployment negligible. Water and electricity
reached to furthest points of Iraq. Iraq became the Jewel of
the Arab Homeland. Iraq was strong and kept the Imperialists at
bay, struggling to achieve and maintain self-determination and
promoting the welfare of the people. A united, developed and
strong Iraq under the Ba'ath infuriated America and its Zionist
allies, prompting the subsequent invasion and occupation. The
Ba'ath and Iraq had to be destroyed to facilitate the control
of Iraqi wealth and natural resources, particularly oil. Iraqi
leaders had to be assassinated under verdicts reached by puppet
The US agenda for Iraq has burned America and its people.
Thousands of Americans have died in this atrocious war and
hundreds of thousands have been wounded or maimed for life. The
American economy is in shambles and the country is on the verge
of bankruptcy. Homelessness is on the rise especially among the
veterans who were sent to fight a war not in their interest.
More than a million and a half of Iraqis died since the
occupation and Iraq is in ruins, but the Baath and the
Resistance are alive and well. Iraq will be liberated and
America's arrogance will be defeated. Iraq is a very fertile
land, fully capable and forthcoming in producing leaders like
the Supreme Martyr Saddam Hussein and his comrades to lead the
way to the liberation of their homeland.
Isn't it long past time to release all the Iraqi political
prisoners, and put a stop to the courts of death created by the
US occupation, along with the Persians, which have been
murdering the Iraqi leadership and people?
Shame on the so-called US "Anti War Movement" and on the
falsely titled "Human Rights" Organizations for their
Americans, is your conscience dead?
A Taste of India: Letters from a Hindu in South Africa:
With brief answers from the Editor of New Trend
Subject: Re:Mumbai:Islamic analysis+Muslim charity "convicted"+Informer & Blind
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 07:13:42 +0200
I am concerned that you justify the deaths and destruction in
Mumbai. Kashmir is an integral part of India. Just because most
of the people are Muslims does that mean they have to hive off
and not be part of "mother India".
All you people need your heads read.
The innocent lives lost and destruction is not part of the
struggle for justice, peace and human development. If you have
a problem then go and attack the military, not innocent
civilians, foreign tourists and iconic hotles.
I wonder where you stay. If you live in India then I think it's
high time you leave and go and join your fellow terrorists in a
country like Pakistan or Afghanistan.
"Enough is Enough."
From: kaukab siddique
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008
Subject: RE: Mumbai:Islamic analysis+Muslim charity "convicted"+Informer & Blind
It looks like you are out of touch with reality. Kashmir is
occupied by India. It is not part of India.
Indian army's mass murder, torture, rape of Muslims in Kashmir
is well documented.
India committed these crimes against humanity first. Then
Get your time line right.
As far terrorism, India terrorizes Muslims, Sikhs, Dalits and
Christians alike. So don't get on your moral high horse.
Kashmir is an integral part of India and does not belong to you
or to the terrorists. It belongs to all the people of Kashmir
and India. You people are just interested in sowing seeds of
division among the people of India - Muslims, Hindus and the
rest. Why do you want to create mayhem and chaos. Why can't you
attack the Indian security forces if you have a problem,
instead of attacking the innocent people of Mumbia?
By the way all the terrorists who perprated the dastardly deeds
in Mumbai came from Karachi in Pakistan and belong to the
Lashkar Taybar - an outfit created by your masters in the
Pakistani intelligence service.
We are living in a civilised world and not some outback. Wake
up and smell the roses.
People all over the world are moving towards democracy and not
the kind of repressive socities you and your henchmen want to
create in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
No religion in the world encourages people to kill in the name
of God. And if there is a God that supports killing of any
kind, then I would like to meet this God and ask him or her -
Yeh what's going on bootie?
Please, plse stop all the killings of innocent civilians. Once
again if you claim that Indian soldiers have been involved in
killing of innocent civilians, then you and your terrorists
must attack them and not innocent civilians in far away Mumbai
or any other place. India belongs to all the people and
communities - not Hindus, Muslims, Christians or what have you.
Seems to me religion causes more problems than anything else.
Ban religion and you will live in peace.
From: kaukab siddique
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:27 PM
Subject: RE: Mumbai:Islamic analysis+Muslim charity "convicted"+Informer & Blind
Why don't you show by example.
Ban your religion and withdraw from Kashmir.
Your morality is very selective. You never cry out till your
targets are hit.
You are ignorant about India. Your people have been
slaughtering Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Dalits.
You should be the last person to speak about terrorism.
In Mumbai too, the 10 who attacked defeated your best troops.
One man held off an entire battalion of your troops.
You should do some reading on Kashmir before you talk of
civlized people. Your troops have been using rape as a weapon.
You have the biggest occupation army in the world.
Kashmir has never been a part of India. Even the non-Muslim UNO
says it is disputed territory.
To: kaukab siddique
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 6:23 AM
Subject: Re: Mumbai:Islamic analysis+Muslim charity "convicted"+Informer & Blind
Your forefathers or you must have been born a non-Muslim before
the Turks and Muslim invaders raided, raped, destroyed and took
over certain parts of India. Kashmir has always been part of
India and you and your blind-minded terrorists only know one
thing: use religion to kill. You are the ones causing divisions
between Muslims and other communities almost everywhere.
I am a descendant of indentured labourers who arrived from
south India to work almost as slaves on sugar plantations in
KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa in 1860. Those who arrived as
indentured labourers included Muslims, Christians and Hindus.
We have all grown up together and there's no animosity between
us. We have live together, eat together, go to cultural events
together and even marry.
Muslims in South Africa have strongly condemned the terrorist
attacks in Mumbai because these attacks only lead to communal
disharmony. Why do you want to promote communal disharmony? One
of our Muslim leaders, E B Lockhat, has described the terrorist
attacks as "barbarous, inhumane, scandalous, and
He said India now has the international right "to go after
these thugs and criminals wherever they are and seek them out".
I am sure you don't want this? This will only lead to
The young men, aged between 18 and 28, were used by people like
you. They sacrificed their lives for what? I think you and your
fellow war mongers must think again.
Terrorists, whatever their cause, cannot kill innocent people
and claim higher morality. Once again you claim that Indian
soldiers are carrying out dastardly deeds. Then why don't you
and your supporters go after the Indian soldiers.
I suppose you believe in "an eye for an eye" policy. Then in no
time all of us will be blind. I don't support any acts of rape,
murder and destruction by anyone - be it terrorists or soldiers.
The latest terrorist attack has led to every Muslim in Mumbai
and elsewhere in India being seen with suspicion. Do you want
this? India has the biggest Muslim population in the world,
don't you know this?
You talk about Christians, Sikhs, Muslims being attacked in
India? I grant you that there has been violations of human
rights. Except for the Sikhs where did the Christians and
Muslims come from. I don't know whether Muslims go around
converting people by using money from the Arab countries but
loads of missionaries go around converting poor and ignorant
people with billions of dollars pouring in from the United
States, Europe and Britain.
You must be lucky that India practices freedom of religion
I am neither a Muslim, Hindu or Christian but I believe in the
humanity of all people.
I have nothing against religion but only against those who use
religion to promote their sinister and evil deeds.
You and your ilk must think again and try to live in peace with
all communities. Why can't you produce a "Gandhi" , a Dr Albert
Luthuli or a Martin Luther King.
Let's see a "Person for Peace" rise among your factions and
promote communal harmony. Not hate, hate, hate and kill,
By the way I have been keeping a close watch on what's
happening around the world, not only in south Asia. I know
what's going in Kashmir and other trouble spots.
Fundamentalism is only going to lead to disaster for those
perpetrating this creed.
Dear Mr. Govender
You seem to be uneducated about what is going on in the world.
You are ignorant about India in particular. Hindus treat Dalits
like dirt. Hindus have been killing Sikhs, Christians and
Muslims for years. Recently they burned numerous churches and
Do you know what your civilized Hindus did to the most sacred
Gurdawara of the Sikhs?
Kashmir will come to haunt you. Your people have committed
crimes on a scale equalled only by Serbs.
Your soldiers are cowards and like to brutalize defenseless
Kashmiris but were no match for ten Muslims.
Peace is right. Violence is wrong. Occupation of Kashmir is the
root of violence. Media do not cover Kashmir so ignorant people
like you think nothing is happening.
If Muslims had been intolerant, there would have been no Hindus
in India after 500 years of Muslim rule.
2008-12-13 Sat 04:49:24 cst