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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Whaaaaat Secularism?

Some danish cartoonist, some prophet mohammed, some cartoon and boy o' boy some murderous muslims all over the world...some ganesha, some toilet paper, some ram, some sandal, some godhra, some murder, boy o boy some uptight hindus..
My initial reaction was on the lines of how hindus should react the next time something happens.. Some thought, some more thought and I am proud to say I am a hindu now even more than ever. But for some blips in Godhra and Ayodhya, which till date the "secular" leaders keep harping about, my religion has been successful in teaching us the virtues of tolerance. The virtue that moguls could never kill, virtue that cheap marketing men cannot kill and virtues the likes of commies and congress can never kill.
Coming back to the cartoonist, here is a news item I read that made me turn in my stomach...

Lucknow, Feb. 17: Haji Yakub, a Samajwadi Party minister in Uttar Pradesh for minority welfare and the Haj, has announced a cash reward of Rs 51 crores for the head of the cartoonist who had made the offensive cartoon of Prophet Muhammed.

The insulting cartoons were first published in a Danish newspaper, and then republished in other European newspapers, sparking off Muslim indignation and anger across the world. Haji Yakub added that the person who brought him the head of the cartoonist would be given gold equivalent to his weight.

“The person who has insulted the Prophet does not deserve to live and anyone — irrespective of his nationality — who eliminates the cartoonist will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 51 crores and gold equivalent to his weight,” the minister said while addressing a gathering of Muslims who were demonstrating in Meerut on Friday to protest against the offensive cartoons.

Although the minister said he had made the announcement not as a minister, but as an “honest Muslim”, he later said that he had made the statement after consulting the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav

Firstly we have an elected leader declaring a fatwa. Something I dont think the Indian Constitution agrees with. He has done in capacity as a "honest muslim". The key point to note here is the fact that Mr. "Muslim Ass Tastes So Sweet" Yadav has agreed to it.
Here is an outright murder call that some how the secularists dont seem to care about. Saraswati who in fact is respected as divine, (For all we care, Prophet Mohammed is just a prophet, not divinity), was portrayed by a pervert 90 odd year old artist, and when there were protests, again no killing, just protests, the secularists got awakened.
2. When it was said "It aint godhra then it aint Gujarat", some "Must have been a momma in some country Italian backyard", retorted strongly about motives and yada yada yada. Now the same "Italian momma's" Pizzeria boys in power call for rational thought, again no action, just call for a thought, when this cartoon contro came up.

I just have one last question here: Mr. President, is there anything you do apart from asking young boys to glitter and young girls to shimmer, signing off on turbaned old hags dismissal petition and taking about vision 2020?

Whaaaaat secularism? Whaaaaat economy? When your nation's army is subjected to secular profiling, because some one's brother could not get into the airforce in 1965,that says a lot about secularism. In this context whaaatttt MIT?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhhh finally the post is here...wondering how u were sleepin on it.. i liked the middleware one.. solid stuff man.
comin back to this post made total sense, hence some comment.

srsly if they aint fire that guys guts out and make sure he remains an honest muslim and nothin more in political life, there cud be more such morons strutting arnd.. not that there are any less today.. abt president, all i can say is remember the debate we had when he was elected..

-- arrack

PS: your writing seems to improve a lot... what am i gonna see sometime? A day in the life of a PIG :P

4:14 AM

Blogger tennaliraman said...

in india the connotation of "secularism",sadly,has been twisted.
it is no more textbook definition--"every citizen has the right to practice the religion of his choice,have faith blah blah".
in the present scenario-it shud be interpretted as "voicing for minorities or turn blind eye to the non-sensical beahviour of non-hindus to do dirty,rotten politics".

if an hindu had told the same(in support of the muslim bro)--he wud have been branded a "fanatic,barbarian" by the members of the party that shud have been dissolved long time back(if it were to follow the words of Father of the Nation!).

long love indian democracy(minus hindus)!!

2:11 AM


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