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D-59/12
Sep 16, 2014
01:01 PM

'''''Nadwa cleric asks Saudi govt to prepare an army of Sunni youth for Iraq
TNN | Jul 26, 2014, 04.44AM IST


LUCKNOW/MUMBAI: After hitting the headlines for greeting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed caliph and head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Sunni theologian Maulana Salman Nadvi of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, in an open letter, has asked the Saudi government to prepare an army of five lakh Indian Sunni Muslim youth to fight against the Shia militias in Iraq and elsewhere. ""

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Nadwa-cleric-asks-Saudi-govt-to-prepare-an-army-of-Sunni-youth-for-Iraq/articleshow/39012903.cms

Saudi Arabai is massively funding Madaris in India and World over .

Sunni Clergy is sympathetic of ISIS .
 

a k ghai
mumbai, India
D-58/3
Sep 16, 2014
12:59 PM

In May, all secularists were saying BJP won because of communal politics and now again they are saying BJP lost becuase of their communal politics. 

Mohan, Adpur
D-57/25
Sep 16, 2014
12:56 PM

"The correctness of the propositions in # 16 can be put to the test with Sunil Dutt and Nargis." ...

.... Actuallly the argument is more to do with "Rotherham,UK" just google. BJP's argument might be crude but it has one...

ANBanerjee
Newcastle, United Kingdom
D-56/2
Sep 16, 2014
12:56 PM

In May, all secularists were saying BJP won because of communal politics and now again they are saying BJP lost becuase of their communal politics. 

Mohan, Adpur
D-55/68
Sep 16, 2014
12:43 PM

SORRY -Fali Nariman not Narsiman

a k ghai
mumbai, India
D-54/67
Sep 16, 2014
12:36 PM

Mr Fali Narsiman

Hindus have given you the answer in UP .Hindus have rejected Mahant AdiyaNath way of Politics and given 9 seats to SP .

So your theory of Hindus as becoming intolerant stands on its Head !!

But there is another message clearly sent by Muslims of the UP which you Mr Fali Nariman and other so called Seculars will not like to imbibe .But unfortunately you  can't to wish away  .

By Voting in hordes  for SP in Sharanpur specially in Gurudawara Assembly seat Muslims of UP have given the clear cut message that they have supported the Communal Politics of Irfan Masood an Congress member and Mahurram Ali the Muslims' Adiytanath .

So tell me sir -what is the incentive for Hindus not to be Polarized when Muslims still remain communally Polarized when there is no change in the mind set of the Muslims ????

For BJP the message is clear stick to Development Agenda .

a k ghai
mumbai, India
D-53/66
Sep 16, 2014
12:11 PM

" Also, BALANCING the history of any civilization necessarily includes the good and the evil."

How endearingly, dishonestly Nehruvian.

Let's do some balancing.

Let us start with the Jahiliyat civilisation of pre-Islamic Arabia, a period of darkness, lack of refinement, when women were treated like animals, we are told.

Yet, those "savages" spoke a highly evolved language which had poetry and literature. They built great cities, had a flourishing economy in which women also played a huge role. Khadija, the prophet's first wife, was actually a highly successful businesswoman who also happened to be his employer. There were large communities of Jews and Christians in that period which shows that the Jaahil Arabs were a tolerant people. 

How about some balancing of this era? Then, we shall talk of balancing other eras with unbalanced histories, the Nazis, the Khmer Rouges, the Conquistadors, the Stalinists....,,surely, they are not pure evil and those evil histories must be "balanced". Right, Mr. Anwaar?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-52/1
Sep 16, 2014
11:42 AM
Modi fought Lok Sabha election on development and good governance, while Congress and other parties  fought on religion. BJP thrashed most of them,  which proved that people wanted what Modi was offering. Now in UP BJP shifted to religion mode and results clearly tell us what public want.
Mohan, Adpur
D-51/286
Sep 16, 2014
11:42 AM

" Nobody but a Hindutvawadi liar would question my pride in my Indian heritage."

With due respect, Anwaar bhai, your pride in your Indian heritage is limited to a narrow COMPOSITE CULTURE aka Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb, born in Awadh in the 18th century. Seems incongruous for a Gujarati, doesn't it, who probably does not know Urdu, like his role model, the Quaid-e-Azam, the secular leader who tore apart a nation by inflaming religious animosities.

Your pride in your heritage does not include the Vedic age when the human intellect reached its zenith.  Your heritage excludes the glorious Dravidian culture and you know nothing about the Pallavas and the Cholas.

You exult in the glory of the Ghaznis and Ghoris and Khiljis and Tughlaks and Mamluks. You believe that those who destroyed glorious monuments have "tremendously enriched" Indian culture.

I have every right to question the fallacious claims of a person who associates his ancestry, not with those who built glorious monuments but with those vandals who demolished them.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-50/65
Sep 16, 2014
11:17 AM

> >> "I am surprised by the absence of comments supportive of Mr Nariman, other than those of Anwaar"

>>>>>>> "Don't forget which forum you are in!"

Absolutely. In this forum, there are knowledgeable, politically incorrect people who have zero tolerance for BS and they will pounce on specious arguments ruthlessly.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-49/285
Sep 16, 2014
10:44 AM

Someone introduce Saroja the cocky secular to Saroja the chameleon who shoots first and thinks later:

>> 198/D-23
I am not very knowledgeable of Islamic history or even of history as such. But am very much alive to the contemporary world.

>> 201/D-26
I have invited anyone to point out how history is falsified in NCERT textbooks. No one has responded to it despite rantings against sickulars

And despite admittedly having little knowledge of history, Saroja also has the temerity to quote the ASI report on Babri without knowing it. Truly indomitable, irascible Saroja who can not be wished away!! Wow!

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-48/23
Sep 16, 2014
10:42 AM


RSM,

>>>> "The total number of jihadis from Europe, America, India etc who joined ISIS is estimated to be less than 2000."

>> "This is exactly how the overground arm of jihadis argue."

Tell us more about "the overground arm of jihadis" that you seem to know so much about. Or is it just another figment of your imagination?

Anwaar, Dallas
D-47/9
Sep 16, 2014
10:37 AM


BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj is an accused in Babri mosque demolition case and now in a murder case.

www.ndtv.com/article/india/bjp-leader-sakshi-maharaj-accused-of-killing-woman-354554

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-46/11
Sep 16, 2014
10:27 AM

>> Thanks to whole Congress party for losing LS elections, otherwise inflation would have been in double digits

:-)

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-45/1
Sep 16, 2014
10:25 AM

Vietnam's gripe is with China.  There will always be friction between the two originating from the overlapping territorial claims in the South-China Sea.

Now, India doesn't have the balls to stand up to China in the event of such skirmishes between China and Vietnam.  Therefore the Indian president should not go around using fancy terms like "All-Weather Friend, blah, blah etc." to the Vietnamese when his words will be sorely lacking credibility when they will be tested.

Non Fanatic, London
D-44/10
Sep 16, 2014
10:13 AM


'Thank you, MMS and PC!'

Thanks to whole Congress party for losing LS elections, otherwise inflation would have been in double digits 


 

 
Mohan, Adiiipur
D-43/6
Sep 16, 2014
10:09 AM

Such rulings are unfortunate and likely to cause much harm to the whistleblowers. It would have been meaningful to find the authenticity of the said document, instead. When we neglect the 4-Cs such things keep happening!

Rajan C Mathew, Bhilai
D-42/43
Sep 16, 2014
10:08 AM

Indian voters are suffering from "Stockholm syndrome".


 

David Rukstales
Tokyo, Japan
D-41/22
Sep 16, 2014
10:05 AM

Jihadis who repeatedly tell us 'small proportion' never tell us what proportion of these so called Muslim blogs are read by Muslims. Such hypocrites!

RSM, Delhi
D-40/21
Sep 16, 2014
09:59 AM

>>The total number of jihadis from Europe, America, India etc who joined ISIS is estimated to be less than 2000.

This is exactly how the overground arm of jihadis argue. They will keep on repeating 'very small proportion' while the small proportion will create havoc. This is exactly how KPs got ethnically cleansed from Kashmir (now the jihadis call it Cashmere), this is exactly how Hindus got wiped out of Pakistan and Bangladesh, this is exactly how minorities get raped and murdered in Iraq and Syria. All the while the intellectual arms will claim "small percentage"!

RSM, Delhi
D-39/13
Sep 16, 2014
09:57 AM

Mr Dinesh Kumar (9/D-56) has rightly observed the fundamental malady that has gripped our country. When we disregard the importance of character, competence, compassion and courage (the 4-Cs) in the selection and appointment of key functionaries, the mediocre and the characterless ones would cause much harm for the rest. Then what Mr Kumar has highlighted keep happening and the CAG's reports rake up much controversies!

Rajan C Mathew
Bhilai, India
D-38/64
Sep 16, 2014
09:56 AM


>> "I am surprised by the absence of comments supportive of Mr Nariman, other than those of Anwaar"

Don't forget which forum you are in!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-37/5
Sep 16, 2014
09:36 AM

Why? The court should only be concerned about the authenticity of the document.

RSM, Delhi
D-36/9
Sep 16, 2014
09:33 AM

When inflation rose in June due to delayed monsoons, Congressi coolies and their servants in the media started saying where are the Achhe Din? They screamed Modi was not delivering on his promises just 40 days after government formation! Now that inflation has moderated, we are supposed to thank PC and MMS!

The fact remains that the way PC and MMS have buggered the economy, it will take at least two years to set things right. And all the people who will keep reminding us of achhe din promises will be the ones who were closet supporters of a corrupt and dysfunctional Sonia government.

RSM, Delhi
D-35/1
Sep 16, 2014
09:07 AM

Prashant (or his companion) took this photo way back in 1984. Something to cherish for me :D

https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/283909_10150258457224110_3458476_n.jpg?oh=8724a323785f9b2bd5e83a6e9414f6bc&oe=548C833A
 

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-34/63
Sep 16, 2014
08:49 AM

A discussion in Wikipedia says, "The Durants were human and capable of error. The Mongol rampage across Central Asia, the Russian steppe and the Near East (I'm not even going to mention the horrors of the 20th century) were far worse than the Turkic Moghul conquest of India. Also, balancing the history of any civilization necessarily includes the good and the evil."

The author of the "discussion" was Janwaar.

Janwaar Bibi
BibiSarai, Iraq
D-33/62
Sep 16, 2014
08:28 AM


Suchbo;o,

Hinitvawadis seem to just adore Will Durant, a poor historian!  A discussion in Wikipedia says, "The Durants were human and capable of error. The Mongol rampage across Central Asia, the Russian steppe and the Near East (I'm not even going to mention the horrors of the 20th century) were far worse than the Turkic Moghul conquest of India. Also, balancing the history of any civilization necessarily includes the good and the evil."

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-32/284
Sep 16, 2014
08:13 AM


DLN,

>>>> " How can an intolerant person be proud of a tolerant heritage?"

>> "Nobody is accusing you of being proud of Indian heritage."

Nobody but a Hindutvawadi liar would question my pride in my Indian heritage. But you with your divisive and hateful views are certainly hypocritical when you claim to be proud of your Indian heritage

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-31/20
Sep 16, 2014
08:08 AM


DLN,

>> "these figures are just the tip of an iceberg."

For the hate propagandists, yes!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-30/61
Sep 16, 2014
08:04 AM

Why should religious tolerance be expected only of the majorities? DC

No one expects religious tolerance of majorities in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen,... We are janwaars and proud of it.

Janwaar Bibi
BibiSarai, Iraq
D-29/12
Sep 16, 2014
08:00 AM


Pramod,

>> "The "secular" jihadi from Dallas"

Idiotic comment!


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-28/1
Sep 16, 2014
07:56 AM


Congratulations Professor Hoosen Coovadia and Professor Fazal Mahomed! Well done! 
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-27/60
Sep 16, 2014
07:51 AM

This is like a teacher scolding a bright student for scoring 98% marks instead of 100%. But at the same time, he appreciates a dumb student for clearing exam.

Maha
NJ, United States
D-26/5
Sep 16, 2014
07:51 AM


As proclaimed by Pakistan's R.K. Raghavan!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-25/8
Sep 16, 2014
07:48 AM


Thank you, MMS and PC!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-24/8
Sep 16, 2014
07:46 AM

"Sakshi Maharaj's stupid rant is just a part of the current anti-Muslim hate prachar launched by the BJP."

It is no different than secular's rant against RSS run schools. People are free to visit RSS schools to bust the myth. But it is too mucht to expect from outlook.

Maha
NJ, United States
D-23/1
Sep 16, 2014
07:46 AM


Shiv Sena is just a goonda cabal with only communalism and regionalism on their agenda.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-22/7
Sep 16, 2014
07:42 AM


While I would like all schools to be secular schools (Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen considers learning Mathematics and Science to be the best forms of religious learning), Sakshi Maharaj's stupid rant is just a part of the current anti-Muslim hate prachar launched by the BJP.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-21/283
Sep 16, 2014
07:27 AM

>>You certainly remember the turbulent times of late 1980s, when a politically cornered Rajieev Bofors Gandhi introduced solid dose of communalism in politics through Shah Banoo

You got it wrong. Bofors came later. RG was under no political compulsion when he brought in anti Muslim women bill. Vote bank poltics came naturally to him, practiced with grear aplomb by Indira Gandhi in Punjab. Remember, he came to power riding on the wave post 1984 massacre and the campaign itself was openly communal. 

I do not know why people mix cause and effect over events which are few decades old. One classic case is that of Bombay riots and serial blasts. kafila.org/2013/06/13/three-questions-for-madhu-kishwar-dilip-dsouza/#comment-53064

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-20/7
Sep 16, 2014
07:24 AM


TOI Entertainment

"@deepikapadukone , It's a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)
9:07 AM - 14 Sep 2014"

Hindi main ek khawat hai "kisiyani n=billi khamba nochey"

TOI is semi pornographic media!
 

Pramod
Tucson, United States
D-19/6
Sep 16, 2014
07:14 AM

It sad to see the picture of these poor kids. I wish they get a fair education and fair opportunity.  Do they verbatim teach Qoran and all the hateful thing it says about qoranic infidels and deity worshippers like Hindus in Koran ?   What do you think the kid learns when they teach them that the form of  worship done by Hindus is forbidden in koran ad those they do it will burn in hell ?  If so, these poor minds are getting poisoned.

SuchBolo
Such Garh, India
D-18/24
Sep 16, 2014
07:02 AM

‘Drunk Vinod Mehta’. This tag derives from me being caught during a live TV discussion sipping single malt on a blistering January."

Seriously, Vinod, You wont like anyone else drinking on the job. would you? .. cab driver, bureaucrat, diplomat, pilot , or even you maid at home ...

What does "blistering January" (whatever it means) has to do with it.

Dude, people don't go to work with alcohol (including "journalist") ...
How difficult is it for you?

You have a problem of a typical alcoholic .. they all have excuse like "blistering January" ...
 

Pramod
Tucson, United States
D-17/1
Sep 16, 2014
06:54 AM

"India today hit out at Pakistan for its remarks that Hafiz Saeed had no case against him and he was free to roam, saying the designated terrorist was the "evil" mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks and it devolves on Pakistan to bring the chief of terror outfit JuD to book and deliver justice"

This kind of statements are expected from "communal" Modi Government. Saba, what do you think?

Pramod, Tucson
D-16/1
Sep 16, 2014
06:51 AM

Modi address UN in Hindi is a news. If he would address UN in English, whould it be a news? Just curious!

Pramod, Tucson
D-15/7
Sep 16, 2014
06:44 AM

"Inflation Dips to Five-Year Low of 3.7 Per cent"
So Vinod Mehta, would you say "achey din aa rehen hain"
Or would you like to write 6th article on "your advice to Rahul"?

Pramod, Tucson
D-14/11
Sep 16, 2014
06:17 AM

Interesting!

The "secular" jihadi from Dallas is missing here!

Pramod
Tucson, United States
D-13/5
Sep 16, 2014
05:09 AM

Question one should pose is, do Madrassas teach Quaran?  If they do, do they teach anything about Kafirs?  As they say in mathematics, QED.  (Iti Siddham).

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-12/8
Sep 16, 2014
05:01 AM

Mr. Ghai, I hope you recognized sarcasm in my comment on Nasar Ahmed. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-11/1
Sep 16, 2014
03:38 AM

Women are at par with men and should be allowed topless to go around.Afterall they are equal.I wonder why is that men do not wear similar dresses and provoke women!?

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
D-10/3
Sep 16, 2014
03:32 AM

"Where are the Chaddi pehelwans???"

You are all oiled up and in your chaddi and ready to engage is it?
 

Olaf Othakoodi, Lundborg
D-9/2
Sep 16, 2014
03:31 AM

These are not chinese civilians by any means --  this is china's time-tested behavior of insulting the country they claim to be visiting on friendly terms.  India should not get economically entangled with china.

China's Xi should bend over on national TV in India, so we can all shove his 100 billion $ up his dictatorial a*se

Olaf Othakoodi, Lundborg
D-8/2
Sep 16, 2014
02:44 AM

Pretty soon his bravado will disappear. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-7/4
Sep 16, 2014
02:38 AM

Don't take words from BJP MP.  Just ask UK Intelligent agencies and UK legislators.  They have deported numerous Imams/teachers of Madrassas, but their complaint is, whoever come to replace those deported Madrassa teachers, do the same thing and do the same preaching. 

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-6/3
Sep 16, 2014
02:26 AM

In fact this MP must be charged with sedition. These kind of statements have always been their chantings, but were unattended by people who had better things to lend their ear to. Now being a ruling party they are well shielded, hence the surge of the old myth taking the form of fact-declarations. Naturally, there might be anti- hindu- mentioning taking place in isolated cases - thanks to the AFFECTION they receive from the self-righteous correctors of history. Then what about the indiscreet muslim - bashing you come to ovehear whenever passing by clusters of pure hindus?

Now as the PM travels around drumming up business which was the trump card he never stopped wielding, his henchmen are busy accomplishing the real work at home.

mohan kunnath
hamburg, Germany
D-5/59
Sep 16, 2014
02:18 AM
One should not quarrel with this respectable jusrist and pandit,however,he being learned man should know that Indian Media/Press,particularly English are always always sidelined with minorities, just like this Magazine,Hindus are always tolerent people for that reaon othe minorities lived peacefully in this country,look at Middle East situation where there is no Hindus,whome should they blame any baite? No Muslims are fighting and killing each other,has it happened in India? No Sir,so repectable jusrist must not use such platform to preavh Hindus,how to behave.
Prabhulal H. Bharadia
Croydon,, United Kingdom
D-4/2
Sep 16, 2014
01:53 AM

Why isn't a secular public education not enough for muslims ?

What is this mad rush for madrassas ? Islam consumes the life and brain of muslims and this proliferation of madrassas just contributes to his narrow religion-based mindset.

The auhor says ""In most studies conducted on madrasas and doctrinal violence, the link has been negative. "

In most studies ?  Even if 10% of the studies shows linkages that is terrible and massive given the number of madrassas in India.

SuchBolo
Such Garh, India
D-3/282
Sep 16, 2014
01:00 AM

Saroja

Communalisation of politics partitioned India and has continued thereafter in the hands of the so-called secular parties who have continued to pamper religious leaders like Imam Bukhari for votebank politics. 

You certainly remember the turbulent times of late 1980s, when a politically cornered Rajieev Bofors Gandhi introduced  solid dose of communalism in politics through Shah Banoo and later allowing Shilanyas in Ayodhya. His chief rival VP Singh tried to grab dalit votes through Mandal Commission. And a marginalized BJP was trying to fight  Mandal with Kamandal raising Ram Mandir issue.The left wing politics was on oxygen support following the slow disintegration of the Soviet block. Free market economy was making inroads in all command economies including India. Right wingers were winning the propaganda war for the first time. Before Babri destruction India had already introduced radical markets based reforms. All these events helped BJP garner more votes but they do not point out the sweeping generalization that there was no communalism in politics before. Please check the record of not so rare communal riots under Congress governments in 1947-1992 period . 

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-2/6
Sep 16, 2014
12:32 AM

 I am not condoning the TOI reporting which is truly in poor taste..., but the hypocrisy of the film wallahs is equally disappointing..., they have perpetuated the culture of inserting "rape' scenes and titillating "item" songs for no other purpose than making a killing at the box office... and now all this self righteous tamasha....give me a break!

K Sinha
Phoenix, United States
D-1/1
Sep 16, 2014
12:20 AM

What the BJP MP is saying is nothing new. That is the assessment of our Intelligence agencies right from 1980s.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India