By: Narayan Kataria
November 30, 2006
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Does Militant Islam pose a serious threat to liberal democracies?
Should we believe in the sanctimonious rhetoric that Islam is a peaceful
religion? Has the “Clash of Civilization” already taken roots? Should
Muslim immigration be stopped to democratic countries? Why 95% of the
terrorist activities are conducted by the followers of Islam? Should
Qur’anic injunctions which preach hatred, extol the virtue of violence,
carry commandments to kill infidels, be modified? Is Pakistan still the
epicenter of the terrorism? Is Pakistan using sophistry and subterfuge, as
a weapon to advance its diabolical designs to spread terrorism? Is
Pakistan playing duplicitous and disingenuous role in the war on terror?
Should Islam be treated as a Religion or a Political Party? How to prevent
fifth column of jihadists from promoting, recruiting and financing Islamic
terrorism? These were some of the difficult questions that were raised and
debated in the two-day educational Symposium on November 10 and 11, 2006
organized in Las Vegas, Nevada by America’s Truth Forum.
America's Truth Forum is a non-partisan, fact-based organization whose
mission is to educate the American people on controversial topics of
national security. Their primary objective is to disseminate critical
information that is not readily available, via conventional channels, to
the concerned public. The Forum has close working relationship with the
former CIA, FBI officials, other top-notch experts on counter-terrorism,
influential intelligence officials and opinion makers in the country.
Indian American Intellectuals Forum (IAIF) was invited to participate in
this high profile Symposium to present the Hindu perspective on terror.
The Symposium was appropriately titled “Understanding the Threat of
Addressing those present as ‘the leaders with vision, perspicacity,
competency and sense of History,’ Dr. Babu Suseelan, a Clinical
Psychologist from Pennsylvania, and a Board Member of IAIF said: “First of
all, we should understand in unambiguous terms that the terrible terrorist
events such as the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on
9/11/2001 in which more than 3000 people perished, the attack on
underground London Subway System on July 7, 2005 in which about 60 people
were killed, the terrorist attack on Madrid railway station on March 11,
2004 in which more than 200 people were killed, the killing of 344
innocent children on September 4, 2004, at a Beslan school in Russia, the
terrible bomb blast in Bali, Indonesia on October 12, 2002 in which 200
innocent tourists were killed, the attack in Mumbai, India in 1993 in
which 58 people were blown to bits, another bomb blast again at Mumbai in
2006, in which 200 more people were murdered, the roasting alive of 58
Hindu pilgrims on Feb. 27, 2002 at Godhra Railway station in India, are
not isolated incidents but a part of the much broader pan-Islamic strategy
to bring the entire world under the Islamic domination and thereby
establish the rule of Allah all over the world.”
Dr. Suseelan accused the political class the world over for their willful
prevarication in handling the Islamic militancy. He warned that religious
bigotry and terrorism cannot be countered by dilettantism. He accused the
world’s liberal intelligentsia for being downright hypocrite, suffering
from stifling close-mindedness and practicing charlatanism.
Today, the Islamic militancy has assumed an astronomical dimension.
Militant Islam is actuated by the strong desire to achieve its objectives
by the process called Jihad. Jihad is the dangerous Muslim doctrine of
permanent warfare against all infidels (Christians, Jews, Hindus,
Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, etc.). Jihad is to be persistently waged until
all the unbelievers are eliminated from the enemy territory and the Sharia
(Islamic law) is firmly established there.
Some of the speakers described as to how London is being turned into
Londonistan (à la Pakistan) and Europe into Eurabia (à la Arabia). The
others spoke about Hamas, Palestine, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Chechnya, and
Iran. But Dr. Suseelan narrated the poignant and inhuman condition of 25
million Hindus-Buddhists and Christians in Bangladesh who could be
completely eliminated through violence in the next two to three decades.
“The best way to protect these minorities from the jaws of death in
Bangladesh is to carve out a separate nation for them on the lines of East
Timor,” advocated Dr. Suseelan.
“The Hindus in India have witnessed unprecedented barbarism at the hands
of Islamic brutes since the 8th century, shortly after the new faith was
founded in Arabia. Tracing India’s History, Dr. Suseelan said that in the
year 712 the Governor of Iraq had ordered to bring about the destruction
on unbeliever Hindus of India, if they did not accept the rule of Allah.
The merciless slaughter of Hindus continued for three days in which 26,000
men were murdered and 20,000 women were enslaved and dispatched to Khalifa,
the supreme religious head of Islam in Baghdad.
“Eleventh century also saw the barbaric assault of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni
on Hindustan starting in the year 1000. He launched 17 plundering, looting
and slave-taking expeditions to India. Abu Nasr Muhammad Utbi, Sultan
Mahmud’s secretary, gloats in his official chronicle that after attacking
Waihind in November 1001, Mahmud’s army slaughtered 15,000 fighting men in
“splendid action” before capturing 500,000 men and women as slaves.
“At the time of India’s partition in year 1947, a non-stop reign of rape,
murder and loot was unleashed against Hindu-Sikh civilian population of
what was to soon become Pakistan. They were ethnically cleansed from each
and every city and town. Again, in 1971 ten million Hindus were driven out
from then the East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). In 1989-1990, the 400,000
Hindus of the Indian Kashmir were given two choices by Islamic terrorists:
accept Islam or leave the country.
“In an article dated July 24, 2006, M.A. Khan of Islam Watch (a web site
by ex-Muslims who no longer believe that the Islam is a religion of peace
as portrayed by many Islamists and other Islamic apologists) mentions that
effective displacement of 30 million Hindus took place in 1947 and 1971.
However, it is a matter of shame and disgrace that when the biggest human
exodus in the world history took place in 1947 and 1971, no historian,
either in India or outside India, even took a note of it.”
In his forceful half-an-hour speech, Dr. Babu Suseelan squarely blamed the
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Islamic theories of Dar-ul-Islam (House
of Islam) and Dar-ul-Harab (enemy nation), the incomprehensible
antediluvian Islamic religious teachings of the medieval times for the
spread of suicide attacks and terrorism all over the world.
A more recent Pentagon briefing paper titled, “Motivations of Muslim
Suicide Bombers” also points to the Qur’an as the source of the motivation
of Islamist bombers.
Quoting another recent study undertaken by CIA, Dr. Suseelan said that
there presently are two to three percent of Muslims out of their total
number of 1.4 billion who support the Jihadi terrorism. This amounts to a
staggering 35 million dangerous and religiously inspired individuals
trotting around the globe. Again, according to Daniel Pipes, Director of
the Middle East Forum, there are 10-15% of Muslims in the world, which
amounts to 140 to 210 million respectively, who sympathize with the
Islamic militants. If the above prognostications are to be believed, the
total number of Islamic terrorists operating on this earth is more than
the combined size of the armies of all major military powers today. “That
is a very depressing and dangerous scenario”, lamented Dr. Suseelan.
It is about time we recognize the magnitude of danger from Islamic
militancy to the entire humanity. Our mollycoddling mindset towards
terrorism could create a pervasive sense of debilitation in the society.
Dr. Suseelan vehemently ridiculed the so called liberal cosmopolitan
intelligentsia for mumbling bromides and urged them to get rid of
nonsensical twaddle. We owe a duty toward our future generation. We cannot
afford to act as nonchalant spectators at this dangerous juncture in our
history. He castigated the proponents of root cause theory who propound
that Muslims resort to mayhem and murder because of the poverty and
illiteracy they suffer from. Countering this silly argument, Dr. Suseelan
said: “In the Indian state of Orissa, Hindu people earn less than one
dollar a day, but they do not go about blowing themselves up or killing
other innocent people. Remember, none of the 9/11 terrorists was
uneducated or came from the impoverished Gaza strip near Israel”
At the end, Dr. Suseelan suggested that it was absolutely essential that
America, Israel, UK, India, Russia and other victim nations who have
extensively experienced the Islamic savagery and annihilation, should form
a coalition to crush this ideology of violence and subjugation.
Dr. Suseelan delivered his speech with electric clarity coupled with
anguishing historical facts and prescient veracity. He warmed the cockles
of audience’s mind and thereby won their accolades. He was warmly praised
for dishing out voluminous and stupefying data detailing enormous
brutalities heaped on Hindus by Islamic militants. Many counter-terrorism
experts urged Dr. Suseelan to keep them posted with all such vital
information in the future also. Mr. Jeffrey Epstein, President of
America’s Truth Forum expressed happiness at the participation of American
Hindus in the Symposium.
The two-day Symposium was addressed by the following high-profile
dignitaries who are frequent guests of national TV networks and are often
consulted by CIA, FBI and other agencies on the question of terrorism.
Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch, talked on “The West’s
Misidentification of the Challenges Faced from Global Jihad.” Dr. Bruce
Teft, a founding member of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center in 1985
talked on “Islam: The Foundation of Islamic Terrorism”. Dr. Harvey
Kushner, an internationally recognized authority on terrorism who has
advised and provided training to the government agencies including the
FBI, spoke about “Holy War on the Home Front.” Dr. Paul Williams, a
journalist, author and former consultant to FBI spoke about “Al Queda’s
Plans for Further Attacks on US Soil including an ‘American Hiroshima’”.
Dr. Wafa Sultan, a secular Syrian-American Psychiatrist said: “In spite of
the death threats to my life, I am determined to educate the world about
the pitiable conditions to which Muslim women are subjected in Islam.”
Walid Shoebat, a reformed PLO terrorist said that it was virtually
impossible to reform Islam. The other speakers were: Joe Kaufman, the
Chairman of Americans Against Hate,” James Gilchrist, and Paul Schiffer.
Hamid Mir, a Pakistani journalist who talked about “A Journalist’s
Perspective of Al Queda’s Threat to the West and the Mindset of Osama bin
Laden,” was a little bit uneasy at seeing a group of American Hindus
exposing Pakistan’s reprehensible agenda in the presence of very
influential American leaders.
The writer is President of Indian American Intellectuals Forum in New York
and can be contacted at Katarian@aol.com.
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