Archive for February, 2015

Face is the index of mind.

February 24, 2015

It is a famous quote and perhaps needs some explanation which is; in general, good features of a person are the first sign of his or her being witty. It is normally true but not a rule of thumb. The probable reason for that is that such a person was lucky enough to live a comfortable or affluent life.
A poor person on the contrary has been scathed by the passage of bad time. Only saints and sufis can endure such a torment without a scratch on their personality and persona. Ordinary person would be affected so immensely that his whole persona and personality would disfigure and would reflect in his every movement, let along thinking. It would also reflect in his coming generations through mutilation of his genetic make-up. To mend would require several generations enjoying comfort and affluence. Affluence is not the only but major factor. Freedom of thoughts and movements would rank 2nd in restoration.
It however, does not mean that an ugly person cannot be witty. Such a person would develop some vibes of respectability and would become likeable; with some minor changes in his/her features as well. It could mean that this person is on the way to recovery.

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West not at war with Islam

February 24, 2015

President Barak H. Obama Jaw boned the incredulous participants at White House Summit. Although every Muslim and non-Muslim, with a little acumen, equally and sincerely would wish so, but unfortunately the statement was flat out unbelievable. Mr. President, you continued fighting a war waged against Muslims by a group of neocon extremists, on a contrived, as widely believed, pretext of 9/11. Bush & Co. destroyed one of the oldest cradles of Muslim Learning – rich in history-Iraq- on yet another contrived pretext of WMD. The same group of maniacs then destroyed another medieval styled rustic Muslim country – Afghanistan. A country which had never been a threat to anyone except that her people have been the fierce defender of their freedom encroached upon by invaders. If we (the West) is not at war with Islam, One may wonder why then, Iranian president Mussadaq was toppled by CIA?  Why Shah Faisal of Saudi Arabia got assassinated.  Why Pakistani president Zia-ul-Haque was taken out in a plane crash? Why Algerian elections won by an Islamic Party were rejected?   Why Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad’s regime need be changed? Why Libya got disintegrated, Gaddafi eliminated and country pushed into civil war? Why Arab spring was hijacked, duly elected President of Egypt Mursi removed and Army Gen. implanted? Why Gen. CICI is being supported by us against the popular sentiments? Why are we meddling in the affairs of Yemen and Sudan? Why two Christian states—East Timor & South Sudan were carved out of sovereign Muslim Countries? Why Palestinian Muslims are destined to world’s biggest concentration camp (Gazza) for decades with our tacit approval? Why was Israel planted in the heart of the Muslim Middle East? Why Israel is guaranteed blanket impunity against all crimes committed or it may choose to commit? Why Kashmiri Muslims are being enslaved by a brute force of 500k soldiers; raped and killed at will, independence denied for decades, despite UN resolutions calling for a plebiscite, by our second biggest, after china, trading partner (INDIA)? Why are we supporting the Kings and Despots in the Middle East? Is our championing of democracy and human rights a ploy? Why every single Muslim country is being micro-managed by us? Mr. President, you lack credibility even with your own people because you reneged on many of your campaign promises. I seriously wonder what makes you think that with all these blatant infractions Muslims should believe your words– West is not at war with Islam. Well! they might not be the Einstein of the first world but that does not mean they are stupid or naive to the extent that they would accept your insipid oratory. Mr. President, it would not need a brainiac to understand that for any tangible result, we have to come up with an honest and practically visible-counter-narrative, not by Mullahs or Imams, but by –US– the west. We must also stop contributing to the oppression of deprived, on the edge Muslim youth; disgruntled by the orgies of the ruling elites–the real inferno of extremism. So far Muslim majority condemns the barbaric killing of innocent people by IS or anyone else—West must, therefore, seize it right here and actuate the reversal back to normalcy and co-existence with wisdom instead of conceit, ingenuity, hubris or jingoism.

 

Also published in The Nation (National newspaper of Pakistan) on 02 April, 2015.

http://nation.com.pk/blogs/02-Apr-2015/is-the-west-not-at-war-with-islam


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