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.