By New Age Islam Edit Desk
24 Jan 2019
The ISIS had declared its so-called
caliphate in Mosul on 30th June 2014 and after that it had unleashed a reign of
terror in the Middle East. They killed
non-Muslims and raped thousands of women declaring them sex slaves. They even
killed Muslims who did not subscribe to their ideology. Many mausoleums and
Mazars of Sufis, Sahabas and even prophets were destroyed and desecrated by
them at the pretext of removing shirk from the earth. Many Muslim organizations
and scholars were influenced by their so-called caliphate and they supported it
overtly and covertly. Indian Urdu media also glorified them and carried news
and articles glorifying the caliphate which they believed was an extension of
the Khilafat-e-Rashidah of the four rightly guided caliphs. Many scholars and
Islamic organizations also supported them and campaigned in favour of the
marauders headed by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
Page of Akhbar e Mashrique, November 2018
New Age Islam had carried a
campaign against the ISIS and had informed the government and warned the Muslim
community that the ISIS was an anti-Islamic organization out to tarnish the
image of Islam. We had continuously exposed so-called Islamic State's
un-Islamic practices and demanded that the IS must be banned immediately as it
was influencing the Muslim youth of the country.
At last, the government did ban the organization
in February 2015, though belatedly. After that the glorification campaign in
favour of the ISIS was stopped in the Urdu media and the scholars, journalists
and columnists of Urdu newspapers sympathetic to ISIS went into hibernation.
Some of them joined Sufi organizations to save their skin and started writing
articles on general topics and on secularism and harmony.
However, recent news and features in the
Urdu media indicates that these ISIS supporters and sympathizers are
resurfacing and have started defending and glorifying ISIS and launching
vilification campaign against those who are speaking out against them. One
example is an article published in an Urdu newspaper Akhbar-e-Mashrique,
Kolkata in the issue of 9 November 2018 in which one columnist Munir Ahmad
condemns the UN for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the Kurd Ezadi girl Nadia
Murad. The columnist also tries to prove that Nadia is an enemy of Islam and so
she was punished for her anti-Islam activities and beliefs by the ISIS by being
raped, as if Islam prescribes rape as a punishment. He also tries to establish
that speaking or writing against the ISIS is akin to speaking and writing against
Islam. It means that he is a sympathizer and supporter of the ISIS.
The main points of the article by Munir
Ahmad are as follows:
1. Nadia belongs to Yazidi Kurd community
and this community is a part of the internal (ideological) conspiracy of the
western countries against Islam.
2. Yazidis worship the Satan and Yazid bin
Mu’awiyyah who slaughtered Imam Hussain and his family.
3. They tried to divide the Muslim community
and sowed the seeds of differences among Muslims. That is why during Ottoman caliphate 72
attempts were made to destroy them. Saddam Hussain also attacked them. Now the
ISIS also attacked them. Many were killed and many girls were abducted. Nadia
was one among them. Later she managed to escape from their captivity and
started campaign in favour of girls like her.
4. The news of atrocities on them was
published by newspapers in Europe. TV channels especially spread their tales
and Islam was attacked at the pretext of condemning the ISIS. Propaganda was
spread. She told her tale in very emotional language.
5. Finally, she was honoured with the Nobel
Prize. Many other awards have also been conferred on her by some other
countries of Europe.
6. This is the real face of this Yazidi
woman belonging to the community of worshippers of Satan. Therefore, the world
(meaning the West) has again honoured a person for vilifying Islam. They have
provoked people against Islam and have stood by those making a mockery of
7. It should also be mentioned here that Md
Abdus Salam, the Pakistani scientist was also awarded the Nobel Prize though he
was a Qadiani.
8. The western world does not pay any heed
to the cries of the Rohingyas but highlights the story of a handful of Yazidi
people and spread hatred against Islam and Muslims in the world.
The columnist has tried his best to keep
his sympathies for the ISIS hidden. He has tried to create the impression that
Nadia Murad is an enemy of Islam and so her rape by the ISIS terrorists was
justified. The ISIS had done what the Ottoman caliphate and Saddam Hussain had
done to save Islam.
Actually, the story of Nadia has put the
atrocities of the ISIS against non-Muslims of Syria and Iraq and the conferment
of Nobel Peace Prize on her has made ISIS sympathizers restless. Therefore,
Munir Ahmad could not hide his love for the terrorists who in his view were the
members of the caliphate.
In the eyes of the writer, the rape of
Nadia and all the women abducted, sold and raped by the ISIS marauders was
justified. He does not have any sympathy for her and her tribe only because
they belong to a community whose beliefs do not conform to Islamic belief
system. In his views, the rape and murder of people belonging to any other
community other Islam is justified only because they do not believe in Islam.
This is a dangerous way of thinking which does not conform to human values
preached by the Quran.
About the name Yazidi, it should be noted
that the actual name is Ezadi which comes from the Persian word Ezad meaning
God. Ezadi means those believe in God. They were originally monotheist but in
later period many corrupt beliefs and practices entered in it as has happened
in many religions. By calling them
Yazidis, the ISIS sympathizers want to try to create the impression in the
Muslim mind that they are supporters of Yazid the killer of Imam Hussain. The
total lack of concern for human rights among people who call themselves Muslims
is actually quite astounding.
This article is an indication that ISIS
sympathizers have started resurfacing in India and preaching the ideology of
hatred, extremism and violence in India. This needs to be further analysed as
to why now and what does it augur for
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