I went through the MG 1-15 October 2001. It has come out
exceptionally well. Here in Mangalore I have always tried to promote this
magazine among my friends and will continue to do so.
Maadhyama Communications P Ltd
I appreciate but...
I happened to read few articles in your magazine. I find
them interesting. Somehow I feel it is not explicit. Take for example the
article on Movie Gadar. I know it is third rate movie and hardly of any
substance, the subject is more delicate and subtle. If you know some of
the movies made by Mr. Sharma earlier, you would not waste column on it.
Last but not least, I appreciate your good work, and wish you good luck in
making a world better place. Secondly how you are planning to reach many
others who need to be introduced to these views but
Uttam Saha, London
Why no MG in Mumbai?
Mumbai without M.G.? One fails to understand why Milli
Gazette is not available in Mumbai? I am dead sure it should sell in
thousands if appropriately displayed at newspaper stalls in Muslim areas.
Its non-availability in Bombay is a loss to milli intelligentsia.
India's desperation to join the US-led coalition, to push
its own agenda of punishing Pakistan for its relentless scheming to export
jehadis across the border into Kashmir as freedom fighters, has some
Israel connection, as far as methodology is concerned. Long back, when
when Egypt's Nasser nationalised Suez Canal in 'retaliation' for the US
cancelation of its financial commitment to fund the building of Aswan dam,
the British and French, part promoters, builders and owners of Suez Canal,
invited Israel aboard to jointly attack Egypt and forcibly occupy Egyptian
territory. Israel offered to provide logistics and wanted Sinai for
itself. The coalition worked perfectly, except for the fact the President
Eisenhour, the Republican leader was not playing along. At one point,
Communist Russia rattled rockets, and US President has to order halt to
all joint UK-France-Israeli misadventure and pull out. This time around,
even though the piggy-backing strategy is Israeli, Indian leaders have
missed the fact that it is the Republicans who are incharge of the US and
they are not always tuned to Israel's plannings. They prefer to hold their
own counsels, choose their own strategies, timings, partners and last but
not the least, priorities. BJP leaders who are currently incharge of
India's foreign policy should have realised that there is a marked
difference between Republican Party and Democratic Party, even though they
both profess to be non-partisan at the time of national crises. Bush is
different from Clinton, who was more near to the socialist Prime Minister
Ehud Barak and had a distinct soft corner for Jewish causes and money. I
remember a letter that sent out to all newspapers, warning our Prime
Minister not to be too closely identified with Democrats, lest we become a
pariah when Republicans come in. It is time that our policy makers salvage
India's pride and its credibility by controlling their misplaced obsession
with Pakistan and rising above their communal tunnel vision to value the
true worth of India and its place in the comity of nations. BJP's past
record does not offer any promise and it will be in the interest in the
interest of the country, that they be changed and replaced with more
mature and pragmatic leadership. It is in India's interest to engage
Pakistan, not in a war but in a dailogue to settle Kashmir problem, with
or without US intermediary. India's destiny is not through Israeli
strategies of war and destruction.
Ghulam Muhammad, Mumbai
Go to Afghanistan!
I was going through your website and was extremely impressed by it. I want
to express my sympathy about the horrors and injustices perpetrated
against you and our ilk in India. Did it ever happened to you and fellow
Islam brothers to move to Pakistan, or better yet to Afghanistan? Our
Muslim brothers in Afghanistan, Taleban are taking Islam to new heights. I
hope you will leave India soon and will move soon to Afghanistan!!
Anonymous, by email on 8 Oct.
A galaxy of Red/liberal fringe Muslims gathered in Delhi
last week, trying to hijack `Muslim leadership' from Shahi Imam by
exhorting the media to give them the legitimacy denied to them by Muslim
masses themselves. One is surprised how those who are against the very
concept of organized religion per se should be posing as more `loyal than
the King' in their efforts to pass themselves as the true torch-bearers of
`Islam in danger'. Shabana Azmi took inherited poetic licence to suggest
Shahi Imam should be dropped on Kandahar, to help solve his problem as
well as India's. If Mullah Omer can get into the argument, it will not be
uncharacteristic of him to suggest hanging Shabana from Qutub Minar, the
way Taliban hanged Najibullah in Kabul. All these catchy sloganeering will
get everybody media coverage, but will not solve the problem facing
Muslims of India. While Muslims in India, by and large, together with
majority of their compatriots lament that innocent civilians are dying in
Afghanistan in US bombing and leftists are rejoicing in India, with the
thought that those who have routed Soviet Russia out of Afghanistan,
should be now getting their just deserts at the hands of their former
allies, for whom they had sacrificed the cream of their full generation.
This is the true face of their professed humanism.
Ghulam Muhammad, Mumbai
It was a pleasure visiting your site . It is so full of
valuable information . Finding a mention about myself in newsmaker 1 to 15
august was an eyebrow raiser . But unfortunately it has some incorrect
information neither did I ever study in mass communication research center
jamia nor planned to go into films . And the fact that I rejected the idea
of going into films because of not having an ideal face is incorrect . I
am wondering where did you get this information from . I would be happy if
you remove the piece from the site .And if you want to publish something
on me in future I would be glad if you get in touch with me before you
publish it .I am available on email@example.com for any info you want
from me .
Is it their country alone?
The Hindu zealots brand SIMI of being antinational because
it says that if indian constitution comes in the way of shari'at they are
not bound to follow it. What about VHP which says whatever the court
verdict be they will construct the Ram Mandir at the same place? Is not it
violation of Indian constitution? In fact they have already violated the
demolishing Babri Masjid. Moreover they say that SIMI's involvement is
suspected in some cases of violence, but Shivsena's involvement in 92
Bombay riots has been proved by The Shri Krishna Ayog. What about that Mr.
Advani? And last but not the least, why Bajrang Dal is giving arms'
training to its caders? Against whom they are being prepared? If they
cause harm to the minorities then it is not an anti-national activity but
if someone is even suspected of causing a harm to majority community then
he is anti-national element. Why is it so? Is the country theirs alone??
Bundelkhand Institute of Engg. & Tech., Jhansi
He was really a naseebdaar
May the Most Merciful Allah brighten the grave of Haji
Ahmad Noor Ali Muhammad Attarwala (Bombay). He was really naseebdaar
(lucky = dhu hazz) as he had regarded the God-given wealth as a trust and
was ever happily ready to part with the right of the needy slaves of
Allah. May his grave remain ever fragrant.
Sultan A Patel
Certainly, the scholars heading MOEMIN have taken the right
decision to choose you as the Gen. Secretary of this august body. I, in
person, and on behalf the Law Academic Council congratulate you for
adorning this chair. No ray of doubt exists about your efficient and
courageous efforts for the cause of Millat. This body has to perform a
great task and it involve Himalayan responsibilities in the present
scenario, particularly the recent trend emerging out of the US moves.
S Shafiq Ahmad, MA, LLM
Legal Consultant, Meerut
I see reports in the newspapers that leaders of Muslim
countries are asking for bombing of Afghanistan to stop before the month
of Ramadhan. What does this mean? Do they want the bombing to go on until
the eve of Ramadhan which is on 15th of November? Then what will be left
in Afghanistan to observe Ramadhan or celebrate Eid ul Fitr? Bombing must
stop immediately. What justice is this that to find one man entire nation
is being bombed? Can any other country having a similar grouse or
grievance against another country allowed to bombard the other country?
Has uncontrolled rage achieved anything in the history of the world? How
well has someone said "We, to fight for kindness, must ourselves be
both wise and kind."
Price of Afghans: $40
News item appeared that "Pakistan is all set to get
about $800 million cash support from western countries this fiscal year
ending into June to offset the massive loss to its economy due to the
current crisis." In flagrant disregard to the hadith of the Prophet (saaws)
that "Muslim is the brother of Muslim, he neither oppresses him nor
abandons him", the rulers of Pakistan have abandoned 20 million
muslims of Afghanistan for a mere $40 a piece. Whereas the prophet (saaws)
declared the life of a muslim more precious than the Ka'aba, one wonders
what will be the price of Ka'aba for the rulers.
Mohammed Johar firstname.lastname@example.org
Rubbed the wrong way
It is doubtful if Bush government has informed American
public about the real reason why Afghanistan is being bombed and why
America wants Taliban to surrender power. As Hamid Mir, editor of Ausaf
Urdu Daily, and biographer of Osama bin Laden, writes in This Week
magazine (Oct 21,2001 issue- page:38): " The mullah (Omer) had
already rubbed the Americans the wrong way when he refused to oblige their
oil company, Unocal, which wanted to set up a $5 billion gas pipe line
project from Turkmenistan to Pakistan. He was offered big money. Angered,
Omer signed an MOU with an Argentinean company, Bridas. Americans now used
both Pakistani and Saudi contacts to convince the Mulla to hand Osama
over. In 1998, chief of Saudi intelligence, Prince Turki, visited Omar
with the offer to reconstruct Afghanistan in exchange for Osama. "
You are pimps of Americans," Omar raged, "I know they want their
military bases in my country; they want to enter here under the cover of
construction companies; they want to plunder the natural resources of
Afghanistan. Get lost, don't try to meet me again." Omar's
differences with the Nawaz Sharif government began soon after this.
Islamabad blamed the Taliban for mid-1999 sectarian violence. Today the
Taliban perceives that General Pervez Musharraf is using the same language
against it as Nawaz Sharif did two years ago, cementing Omar's long-held
view that if the Pakistanis could ditch Hekmatyar, it could ditch Taliban
too." It is shocking that a Texan President, indebted up to his neck
to Oil companies for his election funding, is exploiting the total human,
psychological and material resources of American public to carry out the
private agenda of an oil company called UNOCAL. He is not averse to spin
the great story that 7000 dead in New York attack owe their death to Osama
and Taliban. This is sheer fraud not only on American people, but the
people of whole world. America is proving to be much more ruthless and
dangerous to his own country as well as to the defenseless people of the
world, than a bunch of terrorist can ever be. President Bush should be
personally condemned for his lawless armed action against innocent
civilians and should be hauled before international court of justice to
account for his murderous war crimes.
Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai
Bush & CO will lose
The American attack on on innocent Afghan peoples
stands against the America's own theory of terrorism. If killing of
American people on Sep 11 is an act of grave terrrorism; what should one
call the killing of nearly 300 innocent Afghan civilians (which will
further increase) since the 7th of October. Is not it another act of
terrorism? Mr. Bush and his supporters should realize that terrorism
always finds its seeds in some kind of oppression and its solution lies in
the redressal of that root cause. The might of power can mum the voice of
suppresed for the time being but not forever. America can devastate the
Afghanistan by use of force but the growing worldwide protest against
US-led terror compaign clearly indicates that Bush & Co. will lose the
long term battle of world order.
The unilateral attacks launched against Afghanistan by US
and Britain are cynical moves to extend imperialist military hegemony over
the globe. The indiscriminate bombing of an already war-ravaged country,
in total violation of international law and in total disregard of the UN,
cannot bring the criminals of September 11 to justice rather the result
of these attacks will be a loss of innocent civilian lives and the
destruction of basic civilian infrastructure as happened in Iraq, where
hundreds of thousands of civilians including children have lost their
lives as a result of military attacks and economic sanction. But the
imperialist war Machine, just like terrorist, pays little heed to this “collateral
damage” in the pursuit of its sinister ends. The BJP government at the
centre has reacted with abject servility to the US declaration of war. It
was lucky for the people of India that the initial unconditional offer of
access to military bases and other facilities was not accepted. However,
the refueling facility that has been made available to US and Japanese
military aircraft in itself contrary to India’s maintained position in
favour of international law and marks a serious threat to our national
security. The way in which a number of students arrested just because they
were distributing pamphlets critical of the US aggression shows to what
extant the ruling dispensation in our country in ready to go in order to
be in the good books of the imperialist countries.
Terrorism and religious fundamentalism are grave threat to all peace
loving people of the world today. In our country we feel this threat with
particular acuteness, not the least because it is religious chauvinist
force which is in power at the centre. However, this threat can be
countered only through forging a unity of the people of the world, and
imperialism which is premised on breaking this unity is part of the
challenge we face, rather being the solution.
Mohammad Ajmal, Kishanganj
Wake up, Americans!
O Americans! Let not the dazzle of your material worldly
wealth and prosperity dazzle your eyes making you blind from seeing the
fact that your arrogant Zion-controlled administration has terribly and
desperately antagonised the poor masses of almost every country of the
world because of the extremely selfish, disruptive, corruptive and
oppressive mischievious interferences carried out through CIA and from
realising the Truth that every religion of the world (including
Christianity and Judaism) emphatically orders its followers to forcefully
fight the oppressors at any cost including life even if they be the their
own blood-relatives because the Divine wrath is far more catastrophic and
devastating than any man-made bomb!
Sultan A Patel
Hey Hey USA, how many Muslims
did you murder today!?
"And the rocket's red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that the American murderers was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the stupid and the home of the cowards?"