Sunday, April 19, 2009


In a comment to one of my previous posts the question how Maudoodism can be equated with fascism was raised. Fascism is distinguished from the broader category of extreme right-wing politics by its willingness to defy public civility and openly violate the law. As such it represents a radical departure from the tradition of ultra-conservatism. The latter aims to preserve established social relations, through enforcement of law and reinforcement of authority. But the fascist organizations of Mussolini and Hitler, in their conquests of power, showed no reluctance to rupture peace and repudiate parliamentary and other institutions; the fascists employed terror against both the existing political structure and society at large. It is a common misconception of political science to believe that Italian fascists and Nazis sought maintenance of order, to protect the ruling classes. Both Mussolini and Hitler agitated against "the system" governing their countries. Their willingness to resort to street violence, assassinations, and coups set the Italian and German fascists apart from ordinary defenders of ruling elites, which they sought to replace. This is an important point that should never be forgotten. Fascism is not merely a harsh dictatorship or oppression by privilege. The Islamism or Political Islam cannot be as such branded as fascism as the former president of the USA George W Bush had done. Some Islamic organisations have evolved the concept of the Islamic State which corresponds to the Clerical Fascism.
The Clerical fascism is an ideological construct that combines the political and economic doctrines of fascism with theology or religious tradition. The term has been used to describe organisations and movements that combine religious elements with fascism, support by religious organisations for fascism, or fascist regimes in which clergy play a leading role. The Islamic Republic of Iran is a fascist regime, to be specific clerical fascist regime. The classification of clerical fascism is rejected by some scholars. For Catholic clerical fascism, the term Catholic integralism is sometimes used, although it may have points of disagreement with fascism.
The term Islamofacism is used to denote the association of the ideological or operational characteristics of certain Islamist movements with European fascist movements of the early 20th century. But the term Islamofascims is misleading because the religion of Islam on whole is sometimes denigrated as Islamofascim. Islam has a past wherein it fought against the European colonialism under the leadership of Sayyid Jamaluddhin Afghani(1838-1897), Muhammad Abdu (1849 -1905)and Muhammad Rashid Rida(1865 -1935). Rashid Rida even advocated co-ordinated action against imperialism with the Bolshevism, that is Russian Communism.(see Socialism, Bolshevism and Religion By Muhammad Rashid Rida reference/ bolshevismAndReligion.htm) Radical Islmists Hasan al-Banna of Egypt and Maulana Abul A'la Maudoodi of India advocated anti socialism and anticommunism on the ground of atheism. They decreed that Jihad is incumbent on every Mulim in the world. Maudoodi's political concept is Hukm-e Ilah, that is the rule of God. In the name of Allah the Ulama will rule the Nation by authoritarianism. That is what exactly happening in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Afghanistan under Taliban was also a fascist regime. Now Pakistan Government has given permission to the Pakistani Taliban to rule the Swat valley by Islamic laws and they are presenting the world the samples of Maudoodi's Hukm-e Ilah. That is why I am of opinion that Maudoodism is fascism.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


A Case of Terrorism by news media
Today I saw an interview in the TV channel Kairali/People with Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani. She is the wife of Mr. Ma'dani who was jailed for 10 years as an undertrial for the alleged involvement in the bomb explosion aimed to assassinate the then Deputy Prime Minister and the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) man Mr. L.K.Advani. The court let Mr. Ma'dany free as there was no evidence against him. For ten long years he was jailed without parole or bail. On his release after the court of law found him innocent, Mr. Ma'dany publicly declared that in the past he was wrong in doing inciting speeches while protesting against the demolition of the sixteenth century mosque, Babri Masjid, by the RSS. He also publicly declared that he would not do such inciting speeches in future.
Mr. Ma'dani declared that his party, that is, People's Democratic Party would support the Left Democratic Front in the forthcoming parliamentary election. From that moment the news channel owned by Mr. Rupert Murdoch started demonizing Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani by presenting concocted materials in the news footage to establish that Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani is involved in terrorist activities. One such material presented by the news channel as its exclusive item was the statement of a witness in a terrorism case charged by the police some time back. The police discarded that statement by the witness on the ground that it had no basis. The news channel presented this irrelevant material in such a way that the police was protecting Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani because her husband was supporting the Left Front, which is now in power in the state. After the Murdoch channel presented this item some other electronic and print media joint the bandwagon. The media were obviously supporting the United Democratic Front which is pro-US and pro-Israel in the foreign policy matters. But Murdoch channel was pretending to be neutral. When it became evident that Mr. Ma'dani's support would rout out the pro-US United Democratic Front, the Murdoch channel starting maligning Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani who is a pious Muslim woman.
This is an example of media terrorism.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Morality evolved along with the human societies for the good of social life. The present day human societies demand morality in every sphere of social life. So demands every professional field. Morality of the news media is its adherence to truthfulness of the report on a matter or incident presented to the reader/viewer. A news medium can be partisan. It is not immorality. But if a medium pretends to be neutral and acts in a partisan way then it is immorality. That is what exactly a Malayalam television news channel owned by the media lord Rupert Murdoch is doing.
This is poll time in India. So the news channel presented an opinion poll conducted by it. The study was conducted in such a way some facts are concealed and some facts are distorted. One question presented in the questionnaire was whether the alliance with the communal party was detrimental to the Left Democratic Front or not. This question was aimed at the decision taken by the Peoples Democratic Party chaired by Mr. Ma'dani who was in jail for 10 years as an undertrial for the alleged involvement in the bomb explosion aimed at the then Deputy Prime Minister and the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) man Mr. L.K.Advani. The court let Mr. Ma'dany free as there was no evidence against him. Mr. Ma'dany publicly declared that in the past he was wrong in doing inciting speeches while protesting against the demolition of the sixteenth century mosque, Babri Masjid, by the RSS. He also publicly declared that he would not do such inciting speeches in future. Ignoring these facts the Rupert Murdoch channel started maligning Mr. Ma'dany by presenting lies such that Mr. Ma'dany and his wife Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani are involved in some terrorist activities as "news". The reason behind the creation of maligning "news" and its propagation led by the Murdoch medium was that Mr.Ma'dani declared that his party would support the Left Democratic Front (LDF). The Murdoch medium is supporting the United Democratic Front (UDF) which is pro-American and pro-Israeli in its foreign policy. There is no immorality in supporting a party or a front in politics but clandestine activities in its favour in the guise of neutral surveys and studies are immoral. In the said opinion poll survey the news channel included a question whether the alliance with the communal party would affect the LDF implying the decision of Mr.Ma'dani to support LDF. At the same time it omitted the question whether the decision of the Islamic Fundamentalist organization, Popular Front of India, which is actually involved in terrorist activities in Kashmir and some of its recruits were killed in the ambush by the Indian Army, to support the UDF was omitted in the questionnaire. Thus the news channel committed a distortion and omitted a fact. The survey result was that 65% of the voters the workers of the medium met during the field survey would vote for the UDF. It was presented with much fanfare in prime time. This is really an immoral act on the part of a news channel.
MARC W. HEROLD wrote in Frontline on the US terror in Afghanistan "U.S. corporate media spin involves both lying by omission and commission. For example, how many Americans know that U.S. forces burned the bodies of alleged Taliban fighters after laying them out facing Mecca? Had the burning of dead Taliban fighters not been recorded by the Australian reporter Stephen DuPont, employed by SBS Dateline, the outrageous action would no doubt have gone unnoticed (as have presumably numerous other such actions by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan). The incident took place on October 1, 2005, above the village of Gonbaz in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province. The day before, the U.S. unit had been ambushed and the firefight had left one U.S. occupation soldier dead (Staff Sgt. John Doles). The U.S. occupation forces of the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Army Airborne Brigade, laid out the bodies of two Taliban men also killed on September 30 on a ridge line facing Mecca, then burnt the bodies and taunted their opponents about the corpses, in a manner profoundly offensive to Muslims and in breach of the Geneva Conventions. Cremation is not a Muslim custom and the Geneva Conventions stipulate that the enemy dead should be honourably buried."

Friday, April 10, 2009


Rafia Zakaria wrote: "The scene is chilling. A crowd of men watches as a 17-year-old girl wails in pain and humiliation as she is flogged by a masked man. Her punisher, unflappable and untouched by her remonstrations, does not pause as he metes out the punishment. Another man holds her down as she flails and writhes in pain. This is the Taliban justice at its best: a rapt crowd, a female victim crying out in pain, and a world stunned into silence. There is much to be said about the scene: its barbarity, its theatrics, and its channelling of the medieval are all visible in a tableau now being routinely enacted before the world by the Taliban and its affiliated groups."
Rafia Zakaria is an attorney currently completing her doctorate in Political Science at Indiana University, USA. She conveniently forgot the methodology of implementing the Shari'at laws in Saudi Arabia because Saudi Arabia is a close ally of the USA. I was in Makka and Medina in 1984 as a member of the Indian medical team for Haj duty. I witnessed in Makka beheading a man for his crime of murder. Shari'a laws are in fact the laws of the Arab tribes of the 6th and 7th centuries. The Islamists strive (do Jihad) for establishing Islamic rule. Two examples of the Islamic rule are Saudi Arabia and Taliban.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Jihadist variety of Islamism is ugly because it sees the world in a dichotomised way as "Darul Islam" (House of Islam) and "Darul Kufar or Darul Harb" (House of unbelievers or house of war) and call for jihad (war) against the Darul Kufar. In Maulana Abul A'la Maududi's opinion all the objects in the universe are Islam. The meaning of the word Islam is "surrendered" (to the Almighty Allah). There are a few human beings who have not yet surrendered. Hence the duty of the Surrendered (Muslims) to make those who remain unsurrendered surrendered through war (jihad). The ugly Islamist organisations fight in various ways to make the Kafirs (unbelievers = unsurrendered) surrendered. The Islamist organisation named National Democratic Front (NDF)was working in Kerala under Maududi's premise and indulged in crimes against humanity such as executions, outcasting etc. Recently it was caught up red handed for recruiting young men for jihad in Kashmir. The secretive recruitment were exposed through the statements of some who were caught alive. When faced with a ban from the government they changed their name from National Democratic Front to Popular Front of India (PFI). They are adopting beautiful names on earth for their ugly organisation. The end result will be that in the commonsense of innocent common man the beautiful terms such as national, front, democratic, popular et cetra will be linked to ugly acts of the Jihadist brand of Islmism.

Friday, April 3, 2009


The Kerala chapter of Jama'at-e Islami Hind (Indian Jama'ate Islami) declared, after discussion int its "shurah" (consultative committee), support for the 18 left democratic front candidates in the coming parliament election in Kerala. But in two constituencies, viz. Ponnani and Wyanad it will support united front candidates. The reason for supporting 18 candidates of the left front is that they are against pro-imperialist policies of the Congress led central government. Allright. Anyone can understand. But what is the reason for supporting two candidates in the opposite side? The Jama'at says that these two candidates are strong Muslim candidates and the the Jama'at want to see such strong Muslim members in the Indian Parliament. Out of the two candidates one is from Muslim League and the second is from the Indian National Congress. Both these parties are Pro-American-imperialist and pro-Israel because they support the notorious nuclear treaty with USA and the recent 100 Billion Rupees arms deal with Israel. Some Muslims in Kerala consider siding with Israel is Haraam (religiously prohibited) as eating pork.
The Jama'at-E Islami is a radical organisation which is based on Maudoodism. Maulana Abul A'ala Maudoodi was jihadist who believed in jihad against the kaafirs. His concept of Islamic State almost equals with that of the Taliban. Actually the ideological basis of the jihaidst organisations like Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e Tayyiba, Jaesh-e Muhammad, Harkkatul Mujahideen, Ikhavaanul Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood) and Hamas is Maudoodism. Maudoodism is in essence fascism. I am quite happy to see that in spite of the tall talks of the the Jama'at-e Islami's cadres in Kerala they have gained support of only a negligible minority of Muslims. And the reason for supporting two candidates from the pro-imperialist UDF camp? Mr. E.T. Muhammad Bashir, the candidate in the Ponnani constituency and Mr.M.I.Shahnavas, candidate in the Wayanad constituency are strong supporters of Jama'at-e Islami cutting across the boundaries of their respective parties. Mr. Bahsisr is the godfather of the NDF which is the militant outfit of the Jama'at. The NDF, National Development Front was forced to dissolve itself and reappear in a new attire of Popular Front because the state police and the central police got some clues pointing to the clandestine activities of NDF which acted as a recruiting agency for recruiting fidayeen (suicidal fighters) for the Lashkar-e Tayyiba which is fighting jihad in Kashimir. Both Mr. Muhammeda Bashir and Mr. Shahnavas, the two UDF candidates whom the Jama'at-e Islami support are ardent advocates of the radical Islamic organisation.