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D-70/19
Jul 22, 2014
12:43 PM

///Amit Shah’s elevation as BJP boss should dent party in the long-term. If it doesn't, that would be a sure sign of an irreversible decline in our moral standards.///

Nowadays this bigot is singing morality song.

' DHOODH MAANGONGE KHEER DENGE, KASHMEER MAANGONGE CHEER DENGE'

Applies to the other issues also.

dinesh chauksey
BHOPAL, India
D-69/226
Jul 22, 2014
12:41 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "The caste system excludes the Dalits. They were not part of the Vedic community."

Being excluded is even worse than originating from the feet of the Creator, isn't it? In any case Dalits do resent such depictions.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-68/23
Jul 22, 2014
12:28 PM

Muslims killing Muslims - Hardly any outrage

Muslims killing Non Muslims - Jehad

Non Muslims kill Muslims - Genocide

Mohan, Adiipur
D-67/36
Jul 22, 2014
12:17 PM

 
Ramki,

>>>> " Nobody is as harsh a critic of Saudi Arabia as I."

>> "If what you said is really true, ensure in next 24 hours that : CAIR issues a statement demanding that all islamic theocracies in West Asia become 100 % secular and The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is dismantled and the oil riches placed under UN control for 10 years."

I don't know why people are surprised when I call you retarded. I don't even know why I am wasting my time responding to your drivel.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-66/35
Jul 22, 2014
12:12 PM

 
Ramki,

>> " palestinians are not predating the jews of israel and jews predate muslims by 2 millenia or even more.."

You do not have to write such a long and pointless comment. Just say that whatever the dispute, Muslims are bound to be wrong!

 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-65/5
Jul 22, 2014
12:08 PM


Ramki,

>>>> "As Chief Justice of Madras High Court did Justice Katju have no powers to do anything about this scandalous appointment?"

>> "What did your beloved Leader Saint Sonia do all the ten years she was in power?"

Is that an anwer to my question? How old are you?



 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-64/2
Jul 22, 2014
12:07 PM

(1) This is very commendable win by Team India. I wish to convey my congratulations to all members of winning Indian team. Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and M. Vijay deserve special mention for their winning contributions. If we have to win the Test series, our bowlers will have to continue their good performance and our top order batsmen, and Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli in particular, have to contribute in a big way. (2) Indian pitches, unlike the pitches in countries like England, South Africa, Australia, West Indies, are rarely pace-bowler friendly pitches. Hence we cannot expect good performances from our medium pace bowlers on such pitches. But I always used to wonder why our pace bowlers were not able to perform up to their potential abroad (in England, South Africa, Australia) where their pace bowlers have often troubled our batsmen, but our pace bowlers did not take many wickets. Of course, there were very good performances like that of Ajit Agarkar (in Australia), Shreesanth (in South Africa), but such performances were only a few and far between. (3) Let us hope that in future our pace bowlers are well trained to do well abroad and they win matches for us.
Best wishes to Team India.

Narendra M Apte, PUNE
D-63/3
Jul 22, 2014
12:04 PM


Bizarre development, but talking is better than not talking.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-62/28
Jul 22, 2014
11:56 AM

Provethis wrong,

>> "Stop weaving isolated stories"

Read the whole article that I had posted. It is not about a story. It is about a trend which you may not be aware of.

 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-61/22
Jul 22, 2014
11:51 AM
Non Fanatic,

>> "ALL THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING NOW ARE BORN UNADULTERATED HYPOCRITES TO THE CORE"

Stupid comment! What may be a mystery to you is very easy to understand. When Muslims are killed by Jews or Hindus, there is an outrage leading to protests. When Muslims kill each other, there is shame and frustration which do not lead to protests. People like me who can condemn both Muslim factions do blog or write about it, but politicians and imams suddenly get mute.
Anwaar, Dallas
D-60/21
Jul 22, 2014
11:35 AM

# 5/D-127:

"We are a country of Gandhi and Buddha. We can't keep this silence forever. " -- 

Well, I do not know how Buddha could be dragged here, since Bamiyan Buddha, the last relic of Buddha on earth, was devastated by Islamic followers some years back while the world of Islam kept their silence.

But I know this for sure as has been recorded in the history of Modern India, that when Jinnah's Muslim hordes unleashed their murderous "Direct Action Day" on the local Hindus in Calcutta, Gandhi kept his total silence on that event. And the Hindus were then at the receiving end of Islamic jehad and paid with their lives and family, women and children everyone, heavily.

Pinaki S Ray, Adelaide
D-59/1
Jul 22, 2014
11:20 AM

This is true. One such entrapment of an uneducated pizza shop worker by an undercover FBI agent occurred not too far from where I live.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-58/51
Jul 22, 2014
10:42 AM

>>Choking democracy's safety valves - Bharat Bhushan

This Bharat Bhushan is a Gandhi family servant! Post elections, on a discussion on Modi's win on Al Jazeera, this low life was asserting that the new government is going to be corrupt. His reasoning: since the BJP had taken money from corporates (Adani, Ambani Modi nexus Kejri propaganda) to fund elections, they would have to be corrupt to repay their debts to corporates. Subsequent events of the government penalizing RIL only shows that this character is a third rate Congressi propagandist!
 

RSM
Delhi, India
D-57/5
Jul 22, 2014
10:41 AM

We have seen both the Congress and BJP governments, and frankly, both are the same. The joke is that Manmohan Singh and Modi Singh are brothers. Both are exploiting the poor and the middle class. The AAP is the only party that offered systemic change in our politics of privilege. Unfortunately, it made blunders of hubris and fell down flat. It is just a hope - perhaps a very small one - that AAP recovers and becomes a political force once again and is able to change the British style of governance that has wrecked this country.

Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
D-56/225
Jul 22, 2014
10:39 AM

Me: Stating facts is not attacking

Anwaar:  Your facts have no basis in current realities

What exactly are the current realities?

In Mosul, Iraq, an ancient Christian monastery, has been attacked without provocation.

In the same area, Christians, the Ahl-e-kitaab, no less, have been asked to choose between conversion, flight or death.

In Nigeria, an Islamist group kidnaps hundreds of school girls and threatens to auction them off. Their crime - daring to go to a school.

One comes across the same current realities in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan........

I recall an allusion by Ramki to a black cat in a dark cave. The time has come to emerge from the darkness and smell the coffee.

Come to think of it, it is better to remain in darkness than confront the unpleasant "current realities."

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-55/4
Jul 22, 2014
10:36 AM

I bet the judge in question is SC,ST or OBC. Reason it took so long because it is hard to find them.

Rajesh
Phoenix, United States
D-54/27
Jul 22, 2014
10:32 AM

If these couples represent India, that's good news. But with so much bigotry and narrow mindedness that we see everyday, or what is reported in the news, it seems these are exceptions to the rule of parents trying to control their childrens' destiny, honour killing, murders and rapes. The quote from Chitra Banerjee at the end of the passage is perhaps related to some small pockets or urban India. For the rest, it is murder as usual.

Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
D-53/20
Jul 22, 2014
10:22 AM

" Ghulam Nabi is a real Ghulam of some Nabi in Palistine"

Nabi refers to prophet Mohammed. Ghulam Nabi is literally slave of the Prophet.

Azad is an oxymoron since this gentleman is one of the dynasty's most trusted slaves.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-52/224
Jul 22, 2014
10:18 AM

" This distinction is a new and convinient invention. Varna does not mean free choice. It means color or outward appearance."

1. Each word has a distinct etymology. Jati and Varna were not coined recently and occur frequently in ancient scriptures.

2. Jati is what is acquired by birth. One cannot change the circumstances of one's birth.

3. One of the several meanings of varna is colour. It also can mean property, quality, classification and so on.

For example, gold is called su-varna meaning excellent properties - does not corrode, is lustrous, easily malleable and rare. Hence, it has high value and is referred to as suvarna.

In Khaleeji Arabic, the traditional way of asking "How are you" is "Shlonik" literally "What is your colour". [From Shu (what) Lon (colour) suffix ik (your)]. Only a fool will interpret shlonik as an enquiry about one's colour.

Qualities like skills, hard work, strength, intellect, aptitude, erudition are not inherited. They are acquired. One cannot belong to the Kshatriya varna if one if not strong and lacks martial skills even if one belongs to the Kshatriya jati by an accident of birth.

There seems to be some needless confusion regarding varna and jati because in English, the word caste is used for both. They are not synonyms.

Example: In the pre computer era, a mouse was a rodent. Today it means both the rodent and a mechanical pointing device. Meanings change with time.

To assert that jati and varna are identical is plain ignorance and to term the distinction as a "new and convenient invention" is a cobination of ignorance and malice.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-51/19
Jul 22, 2014
09:45 AM

Ghulam Nabi is a real Ghulam of some Nabi in Palistine and calls himself Azad. 

Mohan, Adiipur
D-50/223
Jul 22, 2014
09:36 AM

" why are the Dalits so offended by this analogy?"

The caste system excludes the Dalits. They were not part of the Vedic community.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-49/18
Jul 22, 2014
09:30 AM

Mosul: Islamist militants have taken over a monastery in northern Iraq, one of the country’s best-known Christian landmarks, and expelled its resident monks, a cleric and residents said on Monday.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) insurgents stormed Mar (Saint) Behnam, a 4th century monastery run by the Syriac Catholic church near the predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh, on Sunday, the sources said.

“You have no place here anymore, you have to leave immediately,” a member of the Syriac clergy quoted the militants as telling the monastery’s residents.

He said the monks pleaded to be allowed to save some of the monastery’s relics but the fighters refused and ordered them to leave on foot with nothing but their clothes.

Mohan, Adiipur
D-48/17
Jul 22, 2014
09:15 AM

I prefer to stay alive and be criticized than be sympathized. - Golda Meir

Mohan, Adiipur
D-47/4
Jul 22, 2014
09:05 AM

Misogynist >> The media is hiding the fact that this conflict is between RELIGIONISTS.

Pure BS. Russia (and China) want a NWO with end of US Dollar hegemony. USA (and Ukraine and NATO allies) want the continuation of the EWO (Existing world order) and US Dollar hegemony. Russia wants to use energy as the NWO currency as it has plentiful fossil fuel, US allies are all deficit in energy and want EWO to continue. As simple as that but some morons do not understand how modern economy is dead without fossil fuel supplies.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-46/4
Jul 22, 2014
09:00 AM

DLN >> While the Singapore model will be ineffective in India, there is a lot we can learn from them in the areas of municipal administration,

Singapore model of secularism is also excellent. The state is not atheist (like north korea) n or there is any appeasement of minorities and talk of reservation. All are allowed to practise their faiths and hindus are safer in singapore than in parts of secular india (like kashmir or mizoram). And yes muslims have all their religious rights at same time will not be shouting about jehad or ISIS or sharia because the same night they shout it they will be locked up in prison and keys thrown away.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-45/222
Jul 22, 2014
08:59 AM

The saudi-tutored islamist mofos in India are slowly but surely starting an all-India separatist movement -- they need to pay for it if they try to f** with India's national integrity.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-44/221
Jul 22, 2014
08:56 AM

"whitewashing Hindu history and vilifying Muslim rulers."

Dear jihadi asswipe, it is an accepted fact that Aurangazeb and Tipu sultan among other muslim rules explicitly made destruction of hindu places of worship as their policy and built mosques on top of them. You jihadi shi*heads won't accept the truth and reality and you have the gall to claim that people are "vilifying muslim rulers"?  You think everyone else but you jihadi lowlives are idiots? Just continue with your shit and see what happens in due course.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-43/26
Jul 22, 2014
08:54 AM

Anwaar >> A new way of thinking about Islam

Please ask the Imam on what he feels about:

* Need for removing theocracy and ensuring 100% secularism in Saudi Arabia

* Need to allow places of worship of other faiths in Saudi arabia, in places like mecca. We have mosques built in hindu holy cities like Varanasi and there are no laws to prevent building mosques in christian holy places, so why cannot we have a synanogue , church, temple in mecca.

* How about the Rulers of saudi arabia who build and enjoy their fortunes on back of hard work of kaffir (hindus, christians etc) greeting hindus on diwali and christians on christmas?

I am looking forward for all this.. Believe UAE made small step by allowing church and temple to be built but that is small place. KSA must secularise and allow other faiths to prosper and only then people will understand the tolerance message of prophet.

Waiting for your CAIR to work on this immediately... 

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-42/220
Jul 22, 2014
08:53 AM

" And as I said scriptures of all religions can be viciously attacked, "

As the "Secular" asshol*s in India like to say "there are no scriptures in hinduism" which is mostly true, but muslims swear by the Quran and the prophet, and the words written in the Quran explicitly say that violence on non believers is acceptable. Dishonest lowlives like this CAIR islamist piece of sh*t need to accept that to reform islam they need to accept that there are parts of the Quran that must be eschewed. Simply yelling "idiot" and "islamophobe" is a stupid game for low IQ dishonest sh*thead jihadis. You can continue that but understand that no one is fooled by your vigorous protestations.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-41/34
Jul 22, 2014
08:49 AM

 Anwaar >> Nobody is as harsh a critic of Saudi Arabia as I.

If what you said is really true, ensure in next 24 hours that :

* CAIR issues a statement demanding that all islamic theocracies in West Asia become 100 % secular and

* The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is dismantled and the oil riches placed under UN control for 10 years and

* The nation put under UN Control to transition into a secular republic and

* Then after that period oil riches can be handed over to the country

* Also a leading city of saudi arabia - Mecca or Riyadh must be announced as world center of religious harmony and we should build beside mosque a wonderful place of worship of every major faith in world..

Look forward to day when the mosques co exist with churches, gurudwaras, buddhist and hindu temples in mecca and riyadh and thus prove the real message of prophet mohammed.

Once you ensure this, whole world will stand up and ensure that israel withdraws from gaza and other such places...

BALL IS IN YOUR COURT.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-40/6
Jul 22, 2014
08:45 AM

CHittaranjan >> Some people never stop complaining even when they have everything on the platter!

That defines the DNA of all left liberals.. Whiners who play the victimhood card everytime they get an opportunity. But never offer concrete solutions to prevent victims in first place.

I had immense respect for this lady (Pepsi CEO) but not sure now... honestly no one gets everything in life and the whole fuss seems to be a move to distract from the questionable business practices of Pepsico Inc and similar Food MNCs. Latch on to feminism and political correctness when you are questioned about the role of Big Food in monopolising our dining tables.

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-39/1
Jul 22, 2014
08:39 AM

So much media hype about a wedding between two atheist  urban professionals living in Eastern/South Eastern India.. Their social conditioning and living styles are similar and this cannot be called as a marriage of poles by any means. Food habits of families hardly matter, the woman could very well be feasting on steak and shark fin soup much before marriage and even if she had married to some yuppie in same family.

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-38/303
Jul 22, 2014
08:36 AM

why the page refresh is necessary at all in the first place?
we are not able to give feedback and find it
tiresome to post our spontaneous thoughts.
please do something so that we have the freedom 
like earlier. 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-37/33
Jul 22, 2014
08:34 AM

 Mr CAIR Pracharak ANWAAR,

Kashmiri Pandits are orignal sons of soil of Valley and they predate the Kashmir valley muslims by 2 millenia or even more.. Whereas palestinians are not predating the jews of israel and jews predate muslims by 2 millenia or even more..

Kashmir Pandits after being ethnically cleansed are not forming Hamas like organizations and firing missiles on the valley muslims whereas your loved Palestinians voted hamas a terrorist agency that is firing weapons on israel and jews...

Lastly Palestinians mostly follow Islam which itself is a follow up version of Judaism and Islam asked for people to show tolerance to judaism and adapts its monotheism concepts. Whereas the valley muslims and their faith has no direct relation with the hindu faith of pandits and the valley muslim's current version of non sufi hardline wahhabism preaches hate against idol worshippers.

So KASHMIR PANDITS ARE NOT PALESTINIANS, stop your silly arguments and admit that your islamofascist and islamosupremacist leanings have no place in India.

Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-36/3
Jul 22, 2014
08:29 AM

Anwaar >> As Chief Justice of Madras High Court did Justice Katju have no powers to do anything about this scandalous appointment?

What did your beloved Leader Saint Sonia do all the ten years she was in power? She had all the time in the world to promote her cronies, shield her chamchas from world class corruption and she could even arrange a paid 5 year vacation for her beloved cult follower Shiela Dixit who indulged in corruption but she (your leader Saint Sonia) did nothing when judiciary was corrupted. The whole narrative of Katju exposes the scam that UPA was and the fraud that Saint sonia and her dynasty is...

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
D-35/2
Jul 22, 2014
07:44 AM

Meanwhile, muslim paper in India praises ISIS militats , who have unleashed forced conversionsand genocide of minorities in Mosul.

"Akhbar-e-Mashriq is widely regarded as a balanced and sober Urdu daily published from Kolkata but recently, it ran an uncharacteristically sensational front page with the banner headline, Islami Shiddat Pasand Hamare Haqeequee Mohafiz ("Islamic extremists our real protectors"). "

The Islamic media and islamists will unleash another bloody division of Hindustan, just as MuslimLeague-jinah did if Hindus continue to act  and behave as idiots while they have being exterminated from all now muslim majority areas of Indian subcontinent.

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-34/1
Jul 22, 2014
06:37 AM

''Pakistan is the country where you send your mother-in-law.'' Ian Botham

george, london
D-33/4
Jul 22, 2014
06:34 AM

Dr.Singh should retire from public life altogether. 

george, london
D-32/4
Jul 22, 2014
06:32 AM

Nobody takes Mamata Banerjee seriously any more. She is scared of BJP with Modi at the top, and Amit Shah as the party leader. In the next assembly elections, TMC will have a very tough time from BJP. 

george, london
D-31/2
Jul 22, 2014
06:28 AM

If Amit Shah is made in charge of Bengal elections, TMC will have a very tough time. There is very little work they can show to the people. Of late, the arrogance of the CM will contribute largely to the downfall of TMC. TMC has become the mirror image of the CPM, arrogant, hooligans, and doing all illegal works in the name of the majority. Very few jobs are created in Bengal.

george, london
D-30/16
Jul 22, 2014
06:21 AM

To Non Fanatic, Muslims get stressed when a muslim is killed by non-muslim. If Muslims are killed by other muslims, it does not bother them, not even Anwaar. 

''Imagine: since 1948, a total of 11 million Muslims have been violently killed. Of the 11 million, 10 million were killed by other Muslims and 1 million were killed by Jews, Christians and Hindus.'' The News
 
george, london
D-29/15
Jul 22, 2014
05:39 AM

"Former diplomat and United Nations official Chinmaya Garekhan, who was then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special envoy to West Asia and the Middle East Peace Process, told The Hindu, the game-changer in this regard was Israel’s assistance to India during the Kargil war, when it supplied much-needed artillery shells at short notice. “It was gratitude for this act and our growing defence relationship with Israel that made the difference in later years. Even at the U.N., while we still support statements in favour of Palestine, we no longer co-sponsor such resolutions.” from The Hindu

Israel supplied artillery shells during Kargil when we desperately needed them in the fight against jihadis from Pakistan. Did a single Muslim country support us even verbally let alone with weapons? And now that Israel is facing the same jihadi savages, don't we owe it to the Israelis to support them?

The problem with Hindus is that our brains are filled with stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata in which filmi heroes like Rama and Drona make extravagant gestures of renunciation and sacrifice, making high-faluting speeches about duty and honour to justify their actions. Within limits, this is fine but unfortunately we have overdosed on these stories and we are unable to act in our own self-interest or to see the mortal danger to us from Islam. We are hopelessly impractical and tiresomely pompous, and most people from other countries laugh at us behind our backs for our pretensions and delusions. When will we learn to see the world as it is?

Ram Lala, Kavutaram
D-28/7
Jul 22, 2014
05:21 AM

 Both Indra Gandhi and Atal Bihari Bajpai held office for second time as PMs not in continuation of their first terms but after a pause during which time some others were in place. So their second terms should be numbered again and in that case, Modi would be the 16th PM. 

Samirajan
Portland, United States
D-27/25
Jul 22, 2014
05:07 AM

@Anwaar,

Stop weaving isolated stories, to act as a mask to hide the monstorous crimes commiitted by armed islamist thugs since 700 AD. Its not just the past, those crimes were repeated in Pakistan in last 70 years and are being repeated in various parts of tthe world today. Islam can never be reformed, its like trying to reform Nazi Aryan supremasim. Islam has to be faught and the patience of the West and christians/jews hopefully wont be as infinite as hose of Hindus.

What are Islamic states actually doing to stop forced conversions, murders, confiscation of property of minorities by muslims of Mosul ?

While Islamic groups unleash murder, rape, forced conversions from Africa to Mosul in Iraq , after having eliminated Hindus from vast areas of Indian subcontinent,  you search the web to weave stories and misdirect.

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-26/2
Jul 22, 2014
04:21 AM

Erdogan is giving more and more credence to the truth of a Muslim Ummah.

It's clear that for a lot of Muslims (including Indian Muslims), the religious identity supersedes the national identity.

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-25/1
Jul 22, 2014
03:39 AM
"Deliberating" means Karuna is woken up from his daily deep slumber of 20 hours, to be told about one more shining example of DMKs coalition contribution to the nation.

His problem is, it will take him a while before he can digest which one of the many this one is...

Non Fanatic, London
D-24/14
Jul 22, 2014
03:28 AM

Anwaar,

I did not see Erdogan give a crap like he is frothing at the mouth now, for all the incidents when Muslims killed Muslims.  The Rajya Sabha, or the Leftist/Communist hypocrite misfits never ever called for a resolution condemning all the incidents I cited earlier where Muslims got killed by Muslims. Ghulam Nabi Azad or the Muslims in Kashmir did not protest on the streets for those incidents ever either.  Arab League doesn't give a crap when Shias get butchered in Pakistan. They are too busy in their harems.

Now all these worms are coming out of the woodwork and complaining because the Jews are taking on Hamas for bombing the Jewish population.  You can quote some vague news columns and barely referenced reports about previous protests, but none of the people/entities I mentioned above, gave a damn then, and you cannot ever prove otherwise. YES, ALL THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING NOW ARE BORN UNADULTERATED HYPOCRITES TO THE CORE!!!  Their past track record glaringly proves it beyond absolutely any doubt.

Non Fanatic, London
D-23/13
Jul 22, 2014
03:21 AM

Ram Lala,


>> "When Muslims stop enslaving kaffir women (Nigeria, Niger, Mauritania, Sudan) ...."

Even non-Muslim Africans enslave women. There is no community anywhere in the world which can claim a clean record in the treatment of women.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-22/5
Jul 22, 2014
03:18 AM

"Nice Indian women don’t tell their mothers to stick the milk where the sun doesn’t shine." Somethihng tells me about the author, that the b!tch is barren , selfish and arrogant and she wants the world to follow that. Whats diud the mother say was wrong, in the house she is MOTHER, WIFE, et el. but who will explain these westren educated k$ntys who are out in the market seeling their garbage, ehenver OI read such nonsense, i wish to stick the same back to such b!tches where the sun doesnt shine and yes, MEN may not be NICE but our ladies are , soi next time, when you have such sermon, give it to your females who will never lead a normal life because to them having a family life means SLAVERY .... 

Jatinder
Vancouver, Canada
D-21/12
Jul 22, 2014
03:15 AM


Non Fanatic,

>> can be a lot believable if they showed even one-hundredth of the same remorse ....

Visit some Muslim websites and even non-Muslim newspapers' comments sections and you will soon realize  how ignorant your comment is. So much fanaticism from a Non Fanatic!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-20/11
Jul 22, 2014
03:08 AM
All those stupid and blatant hypocrites who are bleeding their hearts in this opinion column for the dead innocents in Gaza because of Israel's response to Hamas rockets, can be a lot believable if they showed even one-hundredth of the same remorse and grief for all the Muslims killed BY MUSLIMS.  

Where are all these cowardly hypocrites hiding, when ISIS butchers Muslims in Iraq, Syria uses chemical bombs on its own people, Libya and Egypt takeout their own Muslim population in the name of politics, Sunni sectarians butcher Shias and Hazara civilians in Pakistan?

Where is the Arab League, where is Erdogan and all their countless fans and in fact the entire Ummah shedding crocodile tears in this opinion column and elsewhere, now that non-Muslims are responding to Muslim rockets on them? For these hypocrites, a Muslim killing a Muslim is acceptable while it is a big-deal issue when a Jew responds to attacks on him.

ALL HYPOCRITES TO THE CORE!!!   And they want everyone else to believe their opinions to be credible ...

Non Fanatic, London
D-19/10
Jul 22, 2014
03:07 AM

Ram Lala,

>> Minorities feel so insecure that it has become open season on our girls.

In vast majority of reported rapes the rapists are Hindus, but why should you miss a chance to say something to boost anti-Muslim prejudice? In any case a community feeling insecure does not deter its rapists. Stop making silly arguments.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-18/38
Jul 22, 2014
03:01 AM


Ram Lala,

Re: Sword verses, it is not just my interpretation.

Explaining the context of this verse, Quranic Scholars (Muhammad Asad and Muhammad Ali) explain that the permission to fight and kill is being given regarding specific tribes already at war with the Muslims who have breached their peace agreements and have attacked the Muslims first.

Hesham A. Hassaballa, the Deputy Director of the Illume Magazine and a Chicago pulmonologist and writer writes in his article Does Islam Call For The Murder of 'Infidels'?:


It is clear, therefore, that this verse is one of self-defense. The Muslims here are commanded to "slay the pagans" who are hostile towards them. It is not a carte blanche to "kill all infidels". This verse is specific to a specific time, and it is not understood by the overwhelming majority of Muslims to be a general call for murder against all those who are not Muslim.

Muhammed Asad, one of the first Pakistani ambassadors to the United Nations, in his book The Message of The Qur'an writes:


Now the enemy's conversion to Islam - expressed in the words, "if they repent, and take to prayer (lit., 'establish prayer') and render the purifying dues (zakah)" - is no more than one, and by no means the only, way of their "desisting from hostility"; and the reference to it in verses 5 and 11 of this surah certainly does not imply an alternative of 'conversion or death,' as some unfriendly critics of Islam choose to assume.

There are hundreds of such references from Islamic scholars, dead and alive. ISIS loonie Al Baghdadi and RSS loonies like yourself have found a common meeting ground!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-17/49
Jul 22, 2014
02:49 AM


Amin Dada,

>> "You are fighting against the Koran in attacking the right of Israel to exist."

I have never questioned Israel's right to exist. Please stop lying.

 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-16/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:46 AM

Romans vanished, mughals faded , nazis decimated ,..... If anyone thinks that they can own the WORLD, they are highly underestimating the curse of innocents...... Without taking sides and prejudice, I sincerely hope that ISREAL and HAMMAS comes to the terms with the fact that co-existance with respect is the only way out.

Jatinder, Vancouver
D-15/219
Jul 22, 2014
02:44 AM


D.L.Narayan, 

>>>>  "What you call ideas is just a small-minded and futile fight for supremacy. When you are at a loss to answer me, you resort to attacking the Book!"

>> Stating facts is not attacking.

Your facts have no basis in current realities. Have you been disrespected by Muslims simply because you are an idol worshipper? Dalits have in fact been disrespected, humiliated and oppressed just because they are Dalits. On the other hand  a Muslim techie was recently killed in Pune simply because he was a Muslim. Your bringing up such inoperative issues like foul-mouthed parrot is disgraceful. And as I said scriptures of all religions can be viciously attacked, but Hindus have suddenly gotten the notion that they are above criticism and nitpicking on Muslim scriptures carries no costs!
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-14/50
Jul 22, 2014
02:39 AM

I sincelerely hope Burqa Dutt read this article, she is at the fore front when it comes FREE RIDES, thanks to her masters in Congress. If it was just a FREE RIDE, we could still bear it, but everyuone knows that the PRICE the people have to pay, is huge, because of her mis-reportings on event. While the congress conviniently hushed her marriages (2 times, to known terrorists sympathisers from J&K ) and she continued her tirade against the people of India in the garb of journalism. Vinod Mehta is no exception, I guess it is just a going PRICE for journalists to sit in the arms of congress. While Vinod Mehta, pointing out the missing FORIENGN funded MEDIA at the Brazil, did conviniently forgot to point pit the actual reason and the reason is that for long enough now, the entire media has been running by foreign entities. While he is HAPPY at the missing faces, he should have been blunt and pointed out the reasonfor media houses like NDTV, who are the face fo congress vamipres (not empire, its not a typo), being left out. Nidhi Raazdan, Burqa Dutt, Arnab all the intellect looking journos are actually traitors working on the payrolls of mafia. Anyways, i just wanted to vent out my feelings and used up this space......

Jatinder
Vancouver, Canada
D-13/218
Jul 22, 2014
02:32 AM


DC,

>> "Civilised societies cannot ban the teaching of unsavoury aspects of their past ..."

So please ask RSS's revisionist pseudo-historians to stop whitewashing Hindu history and vilifying Muslim rulers.


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-12/217
Jul 22, 2014
02:29 AM
>> "Caste is jati which comes by birth. varna means to choose and it is one's free choice."

This distinction is a new and convinient invention. Varna does not mean free choice. It means color or outward appearance.
 
Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-11/216
Jul 22, 2014
02:15 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> Is not the word "Mushrikun" insulting given that shirk in Islam is the worst sin.

That word is not used in the Quran. It is an expansiveness on the part of the translator. The word in the Quran is "polytheists". One can expect you to put the worst meaning on anything Muslim!

>> The feet support the body and the workers who produce food, goods and services to meet the needs are the Shudras.

Then why are the Dalits so offended by this analogy? One can expect you to put the best meaning on anything Hindu!
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-10/10
Jul 22, 2014
02:12 AM

"Those Hindutva dogs who are not moved by dead corpses of poor Palestinians must be neutralized. " Don Quixote

When Muslims stop enslaving kaffir women (Nigeria, Niger, Mauritania, Sudan), stop kidnapping and forcibly converting kaffir girls (Pakistan, Nigeria), stop raping kaffir women (England, Sweden, Norway, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Syria, Egypt, Libya,....), stop levying jizya on kaffirs (Iraq, Syria), and stop killing kaffirs (everywhere where there are Muslims), I promise to be moved by what is happening in Gaza.

Until then, you should thank your lucky stars that we are more civilized than you - otherwise, we would give you a taste of your own medicine, which, come to think of it, might cure the many diseases that infect your ummah.

Ram Lala, Kavutaram
D-9/9
Jul 22, 2014
01:54 AM

Israel's propaganda of lies is not very necessary here. The saffron brigade in this forum can do it much better than even Israelis! But Sushma's support of a bipartisan foreign policy is good.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-8/2
Jul 22, 2014
01:49 AM

" As  Chief Justice of Madras High Court did Justice Katju have no powers to do anything about this scandalous appointment?"

Justice Katju was the CJ of the Madras High Court for less than a year. As the CJ of Madras HC, he requested the CJI to order an inquiry into the accusations of corruption against an additional judge.

It is entirely possible that

1. Katju was transferred to Delhi HC due to political pressure

2. The additional judge was re-appointed after his initial term expired by the CJ who succeeded Katju.

Even though Justice Katju is wrong in withholding this information for so long, the delay should not be an excuse to avoid investigating the expose and punish the guilty.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-7/3
Jul 22, 2014
01:35 AM

Maun Maun has called Katju a liar.

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-6/2
Jul 22, 2014
01:22 AM

" I find it very hard to believe that someone approached Manmohan to get anything done."

While I agree that it makes no sense to approach MMS to get something done, it makes sense if one wants to exert pressure. As a political lightweight,  he is most vulnerable to pressure tactics.

So they approach him and threaten to withdraw support. MMS, in a state of panic, sends out an SOS. Immediately the High Command ensures that the unhappy coalition partner is placated.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-5/24
Jul 22, 2014
01:04 AM
 

A new way of thinking about Islam

A young Asian Muslim woman, accompanied by a white friend, appears before the imam of a New York City mosque and asks him to turn her male friend into a Muslim. But why, the imam asks. The answer: Because we want to get married. I am a Muslim. I cannot marry a non-Muslim. He must become Muslim for me to marry him. The imam asks her a series of questions about the man: Can he provide for his family? Does he love children? You trust him? Can you vouch for him? In the end, he advises her that he could perform the wedding ceremony and declare them man and wife. This is what I call a new fiqh, or Islamic jurisprudence. It takes into account the realities of the situation, or circumstances, in which the Shari’a law is being applied.

An innovative interpretation of the traditional Islamic law is far from being limited to a few mosques or imams. Tariq Ramadan: “To be Western Muslims is to confront reality with all its challenges and, sustained every day by the ‘need of Him,’ to take on all our responsibilities” (Western Muslims and the Future of Islam by Tariq Ramadan, OUP 2004 p223.) In other words, accept other societies’ experiences in their struggles against oppression and for freedom and justice in all aspects of life. This acceptance has both historical and theological support. In Muslim history, everything that was not in conflict with the core Islamic beliefs was both acceptable and desirable as it was seen to be in conformity with Islamic tenets. This principle served as the basis for appropriating much Greek thought during the 10th through the 13th centuries. It also legitimized regional expressions of Islamic ideas according to custom.

twocircles.net/2014jul21/new_way_thinking_about_islam.html
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-4/215
Jul 22, 2014
01:00 AM

D.L. NARAYAN,

Thanks vm. Appreciate. 

Mohan
Kutch, India
D-3/2
Jul 22, 2014
12:29 AM

Last Night in Gaza:

by M. Gilbert ( Professor and Clinical Head, Clinic of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, currently in the Gaza Strip, in Israel occupied Palestine).

Dearest friends

The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24hrs shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS! Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!).

My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace – but we cannot afford that, nor can they.

Ashy grey faces – Oh NO! not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out – oh – the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas - the leftovers from death – all taken away…to be prepared again, to be repeated all over. More then 100 cases came to Shifa last 24 hrs. enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here – almost nothing: electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors – all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterdays hospitals.But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormous resolute.


And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flows, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!

An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic ‘Zennanis’, the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made and paid in and by US.

Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?

I invite you – spend one night – just one night – with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe. I am convinced,100%, it would change history. Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people. But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another “dahyia” onslaught on Gaza.

The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death. Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.

kafila.org/2014/07/21/last-night-in-gaza-mads-gilbert/



Anwaar, Dallas
D-2/8
Jul 22, 2014
12:04 AM
Hamas refuses to acknowledge the very existence of Israel as a viable state, wants ALL Jewish people to be pushed into the sea, and openly calls for the complete destruction of the country of Israel.  This statement is in the manifesto and constitution of Hamas and in spite of requests from other nations to change this, they don't want to.

Towards this end, Hamas openly advocates violence and terror to wipe out Israel, and as a lap dog of that other stupid terrorist state Iran which supplies Hamas with duds and calls them rockets (so much for Iran's "technology"). Israel had always conveyed from day one that there will not be airstrikes and intrusion into Gaza if Hamas stops raining those rockets into Israel. But Hamas leaders with their brains missing, did not want to stop the rockets.

Now, with such affection and love conveyed by Hamas with its continuous lobbing of rockets at Israel, which nation worth its salt will keep quiet?  If anything, Israel should go all out and take out every single Hamas member and neutralize Hamas as an organization from the very face of this earth.  After that, the people of Gaza will themselves be free of scourge of Hamas terror inflicted upon them, and those Gazans will be ready to discuss peace with Israel.

Until then Israel should keep going, and India as a nation will be ever with Israel in their fight. Kudos to BJP for having the clarity and brains to follow this policy.

Non Fanatic, London
D-1/1
Jul 22, 2014
12:02 AM


As  Chief Justice of Madras High Court did Justice Katju have no powers to do anything about this scandalous appointment?
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States