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'Islam's Worst Enemies Are Muslims'

Apart from pointing out that a fatwa is only binding on its author, Aijaz Ilmi comes to the heart of the matter:

I wish resolutions at Deoband had addressed the following questions: Why do Indian Muslims have the highest levels of illiteracy, both male and female, in the country? Why do we have the highest number of school drop-outs? Why do we have the lowest representation in both the public and the private sector? What steps are we taking to stop pernicious recruiters who lure young impressionable minds towards terror ideologies? A failure to tackle the rapid socio-economic slide will push the faithful instead towards being the last amongst the least. With the Shiv Sena and the VHP joining in, the zealots will raise this needless debate to a crescendo overshadowing real issues.

Read the full piece at the Indian Express

On the same subject, in DNA, Anil Dharker says:

Not the west, not the United States of America, not Jews, not extremist Hindus.... Islam's worst enemies are Muslims.

And Sultan Shahin is characteristically blunt and says:

"Jamiat's burkha is slipping and the veneer of broadmindedness is wearing off"

'Islam's Worst Enemies Are Muslims'
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Apart from pointing out that a fatwa is only binding on its author, Aijaz Ilmi comes to the heart of the matter:

I wish resolutions at Deoband had addressed the following questions: Why do Indian Muslims have the highest levels of illiteracy, both male and female, in the country? Why do we have the highest number of school drop-outs? Why do we have the lowest representation in both the public and the private sector? What steps are we taking to stop pernicious recruiters who lure young impressionable minds towards terror ideologies? A failure to tackle the rapid socio-economic slide will push the faithful instead towards being the last amongst the least. With the Shiv Sena and the VHP joining in, the zealots will raise this needless debate to a crescendo overshadowing real issues.

Read the full piece at the Indian Express

On the same subject, in DNA, Anil Dharker says:

Not the west, not the United States of America, not Jews, not extremist Hindus.... Islam's worst enemies are Muslims.

And Sultan Shahin is characteristically blunt and says:

"Jamiat's burkha is slipping and the veneer of broadmindedness is wearing off"

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