Monday, January 29, 2007

'Bring down Islam to its Knees?'

Bal Thackeray: Paper Tiger's Meow!

I didn’t know that Islam had ‘knees’ until I heard the roar (or is it a whimper?) of a paper-tiger whose diktat does not extend beyond the walls of Matoshree. A man who is not physically fit to stand up (he delivered the 20-minute speech sitting!) on his knees is talking about the ‘knee’ of the world’s fastest growing religion!

What an irony?

“It is my dream that we would create a Hindustan of the Hindus. Maharashtrians or Punjabis alone cannot fight against Islam. That is why, I appeal to all Hindus to break the linguistic wall around them and come together, so that we can bring Islam in this country down to its knees.”

I want to thank Mr. Thackeray for doing a doctoral diagnosis. The demigod of Shiv Sena has in fact acknowledged the prevalent casteism in his ‘Hindu Hindustan.’ I really appreciate his call for unity. Now that he has diagnosed the disease of casteism that has plagued India for centuries, it becomes obligatory for every Indian to find a remedy.

What he said is only partly true. The remedy, as I shall argue, lies in the ‘knee’ which he wants to bring down. Islam is knee of the Indian nation. Islam spread like a wildfire in the ‘Hindu heartland’ because of its inherent appeal for unity. In Islam Bal Thackeray and Babloo are on the equal pedestal. The only quality that differentiates the two is taqwa, that is, righteousness.

Now compare a rabble-rouser’s outpouring with that of a ‘messenger of mercy to the all nations’. In his last sermon, Prophet Muhammad said, “O people, listen to my words! For I do not know whether we shall meet again… there is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab and for a non-Arab over an Arab, nor for the white over the black nor for the black over the white except in taqwa (Emphasis added). All mankind is the progeny of Adam and Adam was fashioned out of clay.”

That is the knee of Islam. So Mr. Thackeray, do you really want to bring it down?


Imtiyaz Khaleel said...

Grrrrrreat !
A timely tight and logical slap on the face of a boring (not even roaring) tiger.
Get it published in any national news paper, as early as possible.

Navaid said...

Some people are in habit of exploting emotions for creating hatred and animosity for dividing society. One should not expect sense from Mr. Thackery, who had failed to keep even his family united , suffers from 'sonlove' and greed for power at any cost and had flipfloped from one stand to other in his political journey. The best remedy to deal with such people is to totaly ignore such mindset.

nitasha said...

love it! love it! love it!we all know that mr. thackeray's an ***hole!i wish the extremists would interpret islam more accurately...its sad that such beauty in a religion should be twisted into such ugliness...

durgs said...

I was never a fan of the so-called Hindu Hridaysamrat for his despicable antics on and off the political stage. But I think nonsense is best left alone. Let it exist (since we are a democratic country). No need to give it importance by even speaking about it.
But I must admit that your tightly-written blog is a slap-on-the-face for the ageing mischief-monger! Great job!

Keyur said...

Hi Imtiyaz,
that was very well written by you. this thackrey is a terrorist. it would be great if u try to publish it in any newspaper. such people should be hanged in public who create hatred among different religions.
he cannot call himself a hindu because the hindu religion dosent teach to disrespect any other religion.
its only these rascals who think of bringing any religion down to its knees. people like us always see each religion as equal.

Nasim said...

You have to be dumb-ass to interpret it that way. ever heard of "literal meaning".

you guys better realize that Islam was created to satisfy one man: Mohammad.

Open your eyes dude. It is high time you all went logical. Stop issuing fatwas and stop killing people because they dared to say something against Islam. I am an ex-muslim myself, today I am an aethist, and I have dared to be logical and ask questions about islam, which is prohibited by islam.

Please read these forums and websites. and get logical, ask questions.. will you? or will follow the herd and just be blind.

I am sure you guys dont have the balls to read these websites .. do you ? Because most muslims are cowards and hardly men... what can you do ... issue a warning to kill me huh??

Anonymous said...

You all people are scared of the great Balasaheb Thackeray and thats why you all are insulting him

Assholes u all pakis , first look at your own country ,
stop talibani attacks(bomblasts) and then peep in to other countries