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06 Nov 2008, NewAgeIslam.Com
Jamaat-E-Islami Is Welcome in Politics, But It Should Jettison Its Dangerous Ideological Baggage First


By Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

Watching top Jamaat-e-Islami leaders a couple of days ago sitting next to top communist, socialist, casteist leaders and declaring their intention to involve themselves in the national politics in some way, one could not help being besieged by mixed emotions. On the one hand, it is a welcome development. It shows that the debate that has been going on within the Jamaat since 1947 has finally ended in favour of pragmatists who believed it could not possibly have any activist role in multi-cultural, secular, democratic India other than that of a lobby or normal political  party seeking to serve the Muslim community in sorting out their  worldly affairs, much in the mould of Indian Union Muslim League or Muslim Majlis, either by directly participating in elections or supporting other political parties having entered into some sort of deal with them. It could not retain the veneer of following Maulana Maudoodi’s ideology of establishing the sovereignty of God on earth. The late Maulana had himself been able to do that in Pakistan as the religious parties who had opposed the creation of Pakistan were able to blackmail the secular founders of Pakistan into passing an Objectives Resolution effectively making Pakistan an Islamic nation and vesting the sovereignty in God.  Adopted on 12 March 1949 by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan this Resolution proclaimed the following principles among other things.

Sovereignty belongs to Allah alone but He has delegated it to the State of Pakistan through its people for being exercised within the limits prescribed by Him as a sacred trust.

The State shall exercise its powers and authority through the chosen representatives of the people.

The principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice, as enunciated by Islam, shall be fully observed.

Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings of Islam as set out in the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Apparently as the Indian constitution was not going to make such provisions, it was not possible for the Jamaat to participate in Indian national politics and retain its ideological purity. So the debate within the Jamaat continued. The ideologues refused to allow the Jamaat members to participate in the electoral process even in their individual capacity, though they were allowed to vote. They were unable to join politics as their ideological cousins in the neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh were doing, though the party had allowed the Kashmir chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami to secede without waiting for the country to pronounce its judgment on the question of Kashmir’s secessionism. So they fiddled with running secular democratic forums and engaging in similar activities on the margins of politics. Clearly the hardliners have now been marginalised and the pragmatists have won. This is a welcome development as far as it goes.

But would this mean the opening of a new chapter in exclusivist or communal politics? The fact that Jamaat leadership surrounded itself with mainstream politicians of several hues seems to indicate that it is aware of the dangers of separatist politics for the Muslims in particular. One would have probably expected a religious party hobnobbing with politics to reach out to religious leaders from the majority community. But we find them surrounded by communists. How come? One reason could be that both ideological groups have seen their hopes of bringing about ideological transformation dashed to the ground. Communists, of course, came to power and sought to force change for decades in several countries around the world for decades and failed. Now they are saddled with the same problem as the radical Islamists of the Jamaat-e-Islami: how to change their politics, switch over to democratic and capitalist politics without admitting that their philosophy was wrong. Their camaraderie is thus understandable at a deeper level.

The embarrassment, of course, is greater for radical Islamists of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Even their ideological cousins in Pakistan, despite the leadership of Maulana Maudoodi himself, could not go beyond a few seats in the National Assembly and state assemblies. The Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh too gets only a few seats, that too thanks to its alliance with a mainstream political party. Even in countries like Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine where Islamic radicals appear to be successful in gaining popular support, that is not so much because of their ideology but more because of their social, charitable, non-political activities like providing relief to the needy, running good educational institutions, etc. and because of their personal integrity that contrasts favourably with the corrupt administrations and self-serving politicians in the mainstream.

At the deeper ideological level the Jamaat-e-Islami leaders are not even prepared to accept Muslims as Muslims. They look at most Muslims as Kafirs and Mushriks and Munafiqs, worthy of being stoned and lashed and beheaded as non-believers and deviants and hypocrites. But their pragmatism tells them that they can do no better than fight for the rights and security of Muslims, if they are to remain at all relevant. They find their ideology lying ion the trash heap of history, worthy of being picked up only by criminals who want to use Islam – a synonym for peace – as a smokescreen for terror. Maulana Maudoodi’s books and ideas are being used by terrorists around the world to justify terrorism and claim it to be a passport to heaven. This is possible largely because of Maulana Maudoodi’s misguided claim a la the historical enemies of Islam that Islam spread with the power of the sword that the Prophet (PBUH) wielded after his migration to Medina.

 Profiting from the sale of Maulana Maudoodi’s books, preaching the sovereignty of God on earth, spreading the poison of khilafat politics, brainwashing our educated youth with dreams of establishing Islamic Sharia rule in India and the world and at the same time seeking to help establish the rule of godless communists through Muslim vote-bank politics does not behove the biggest repositories of the highest truth. A little honesty might help re-establish Jamaat-e-Islami’s credibility in politics as it once had in the now-discredited ideological field. It must disown the heavy baggage of its past and openly recognise that the late Maulana Maudoodi’s ideology has no raison d'être in this country or indeed anywhere in the world. It is this ideology that has created the now dreaded organisations like SIMI and its offshoot Indian Mujahdeen. As I have said before, a little honesty might help even the biggest repositories of the highest truth.

I could not help being inspired by Ameer-e-Jamaat Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri’s rousing words addressing the Muslim gathering: “Stand up to fight for the right of other sections of humanity, not just to beg for justice for yourself.  Stand up to establish justice for all humanity. That is the raison d'être of Islam and you as a Muslim. That is what Allah asks of you in the Holy Quran. Stand up to fight for Justice for All, just to please Allah and not for any personal gain.”

May I suggest the Jamaat make a beginning by asking the Jamaat-e-Islamis in Pakistan and Bangladesh to fight for the rights of religious minorities in their countries? That would be a great beginning for the initiation of Jamaat-e-Islami in politics. Can I dare hope the next time Taslima Nasreen, the lone Bangladeshi woman, a true Mujahid engaged in fighting for Justice for religious minorities in her country comes to Delhi, Maulana Umri will organise a public meeting to felicitate her? Or when Pakistan’s great fighters for Justice for All Asma Jehangir and her sister Hina Jilani visit us next, the Jamaat-e-Islami would contrive to learn a lesson or two from them in how this fight has to be conducted? Or that the Jamaat would at least pass a resolution demanding that all Muslim countries including the birth-pace of Islam Saudi Arabia respect the right of minority religions to exist and their worship places to be built and safeguarded before mentioning the word “shahadat of Babri masjid” again, for the holy Quran does indeed ask us to fight in order to defend the religious rights of people belonging to all religions? Can I at least expect that in next meetings of the Jamaat-e-Islami oppressed Muslim women too would be invited: they are the greatest sufferers of injustice in our society {Not a single woman was present in the audience of this meeting organised by several Muslim organisations, barring a couple from TV channels, though, mercifully, the organisers had invited one woman activist and journalist Seema Mustafa to speak on the misdeeds of the media].

Tall orders? Shouldn’t be. These are just starting points. After all fight for justice like charity should begin from home. Let us, Maulana Umri, set our houses in order. This will give us the moral strength and moral stature required to fight for justice for all the oppressed of humanity, that indeed, as you very rightly said, is the objective of Islam. If there is one word that defines Islam, it is justice. If there is one phrase that describes a Muslim, it is fighter against injustice and exploitation. But let this fight begin from our own homes. Let us stop exploiting our women and children. Let us fight for the human rights of minorities and weaker sections in Islamic societies. Let us strengthen the Muslim Ummah. The rest of humanity will itself seek our leadership; we will not need to go to them either to ask them for justice for ourselves or others. 

6 November 2008



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Aamir Mughal

Dear Sultan Sahab,

My fervent prayer is that May Allah save Muslims from this Jamaat-e-Islami and Mawdudi Calamity who call the common-folk to bloody revolution as a way to remove governments and establish Islaamic Law.

Let me share the History of JI's Deviant Founder and it's Deviant Ideology as well as their Deviant Followers:

1 -  Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 1

2 - Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 2

3 -  Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 3

4 - Mawdoodi and Jamat-e-Islami Part - 4


Aamir Mughal


More on Jamaat-e-Islami [Neo-Kharijites]

1 - Professor Ghafoor Ahmad of Jamat-e-Islami was a Federal Minister Production Industries in General Zia Martial Law Cabinet [1978-1979] [Reference Cabinet Division Pakistan] more

Who Killed Bhuttos?

More on Jamaat-e-Islami:

1 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 1

2 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 2

3 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 3

4 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 4

5 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 5

6 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 6

7 -  Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 7

8 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 8

9 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 9

10 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 10

11 - Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami - 11


1 - Militant Political Islam: Syed Qutub - I

2 - Militant Political Islam: Syed Qutub - II


Aamir Mughal


Personal Preferences of Jamat-e-Islami was written in reply of this discussion:

Hating Mawdudi? and Khomeini - 24

Hating Mawdudi? and Khomeini - 23

Hating Mawdudi? and Khomeini - 22

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Aamir Mughal
 A different view on Maulana Mawdudi [Jamat-e-Islami]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Courtesy: Dr Shabbir Ahmed
Manoj Padhi

Date:    Thu, 29 Jan 2009 02:49:45 -0600 [02:19:45 PM IST]

From:   Manoj Padhi <>

To:       sultan Shahin <>

Subject:            Re: Obama Must Prosecute Rumsfeld for War Crimes By Matthew Rothschild - January 27, 2009


 Since when Animal torture has become a crime ?


Terrorists are considered Animals in India and when dogs get mad, we shoot them. Any amount of torture is permitted.


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Hope, the following humorous letter written by Don Rumsfeld to a terrorist sympathizer will open your eyes..


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Taking Care of the Guantanamo Detainees

A person wrote a letter to the White House complaining about the treatment of a captive taken during the Afghanistan war. Attached is a copy of a letter they received back:


 The White House


1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20016


Dear Concerned Citizen:


 Thank you for your recent letter roundly criticizing our treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

My administration takes these matters seriously, and your opinion was heard loud and clear here in Washington.


 You'll be pleased to learn that, thanks to the concerns of citizens like you, we are creating a new division of the Terrorist Retraining Program, to be called the "Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers" program, or LARK for short. In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to place one terrorist under your personal care.

Your personal detainee has been selected and scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence next Monday.

 Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of admonishment. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers. We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommended in your letter.


Ahmed's meal requirements are simple, but we strongly suggest serving meals that do not require utensils, particularly knives and forks. Also, these should be "one-handed" foods; Ahmed will not eat with his left hand since he uses that for personal matters.

He generally bathes quarterly with the change of seasons, assuming that it rains, and he washes his clothes simultaneously. This should help with your water bill. Also, your new friend has a really bad case of body lice that hasn't been completely remedied. Please heed the large orange notice attached to your detainee's cage: "Does not play well with others."


Although Ahmed is sociopathic and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his "attitudinal problem" will help him overcome these character flaws.

Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. He will bite you, given the chance, but his rabies test came back negative, so not to worry. We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We do not suggest that you ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with your wife or daughters (except sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property. However, he will be eager to assist with the education of your sons; have available for their use several copies of the Q'uran.

Thanks again for your letter. We truly appreciate it when folks like you, who know so much, keep us informed of the proper way to do our job. We think this watching over each other's shoulder is such a good way for people to interact that we will be sending a team of federal officials with expertise in your line of work to your place of business soon, just to help you do your job better. Don't be concerned that they have the power to close your business, seize your property, and arrest you for any violation of the 4,850,206 laws, codes, regulations and rules that apply to your profession. They're really there just to make sure you're doing everything the proper way. That is what you wanted, right?

Well, thank you for this opportunity to interact with such a valued member of the citizenry. You take good care of Ahmed - and remember...we'll be watching.



Cordially...Your Buddy, Don Rumsfeld


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On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 1:14 AM, ghulam.muhammed <<> wrote:


Obama Must Prosecute Rumsfeld for War Crimes


By Matthew Rothschild, January 27, 2009


If I were Donald Rumsfeld, and what a horrible thought that is, I wouldn't be traveling abroad any time soon. And I might be out looking for a disguise here at home.


Because Rumsfeld stands before the world as an unindicted war criminal for ordering torture while he was Bush's Secretary of Defense.


 No less a figure that the UN's Special Rapporteur on Torture said on CNN Monday that "Rumsfeld clearly authorized torture methods." The Rapporteur, Manfred Nowak, said the United States has an "obligation" to investigate this, and he has passed his recommendation on to the United Nations.


The smoking gun is a December 2, 2002, directive Rumsfeld issued that ordered sensory deprivation, stress positions, isolation, and the use of dogs on prisoners.


He also admitted hiding at least one detainee from the Red Cross, which violates the Geneva Conventions.


And, according to Seymour Hersh, he set up a Secret Access Program "that was given blanket advance approval to kill or capture." Summary executions constitute a war crime.


Plus, he had "command responsibility" for those under him who were doing the torturing. If he knew about war crimes and did not try to stop them, he's also guilty of a war crime.


"Rumsfeld was intimately involved with the interrogation of a Saudi detainee, Mohamed al-Qahtani, at Guantánamo in late 2002. General Geoffrey Miller, who later transferred many of his harsh interrogation techniques to Abu Ghraib, supervised the interrogation and gave Rumsfeld weekly updates on his progress. During a six-week period, al-Qahtani was stripped naked, forced to wear women's underwear on his head, denied bathroom access, threatened with dogs, forced to perform tricks while tethered to a dog leash, and subjected to sleep deprivation," <Marjorie Cohn reported for Alternet.


The evidence against Rumsfeld has been on the table for years now.


Back in 2005, <Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said there was prima facie evidence that Rumsfeld was a war criminal.


And Amnesty International said that if the United States didn't prosecute Rumsfeld, then foreign governments should. "If anyone suspected of involvement in the U.S. torture scandal visits or transits through foreign territories, governments could take legal steps to ensure that such individuals are investigated and charged with applicable crimes," Amnesty International USA said.


More recently, the general who investigated Abu Ghraib concluded that the most senior Bush administration officials committed war crimes.


"There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes," Retired Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba wrote, in the preface to a report by Physicians for Human Rights last year. "The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."


Taguba believes that Bush himself could be brought up on war crimes. "The Commander-in-Chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture," <he said, in the preface to "Broken Laws, Broken Lives."


Finally, the <Senate Armed Services Committee released a report late last year that implicated Rumsfeld in the abuse of detainees.


"Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's authorization of aggressive interrogation techniques for use at Guantanamo Bay was a direct cause of detainee abuse there," it said. He also "contributed to the use of abusive techniques, including military working dogs, forced nudity, and stress positions, in Afghanistan and Iraq."


So why is this man allowed to walk free?


To show that we're a country of laws, to show that we respect human rights, to show that we oppose torture, Barack Obama must instruct the Justice Department to prepare an indictment against Donald Rumsfeld.


And failing that, it'll be up to some courageous foreign government to nab this fugitive from justice.

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