Indian Muslims: Abdul Nassar Madani – Victim of Hindutva Conspiracy

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Indian Muslims: Abdul Nassar Madani – Victim of Hindutva Conspiracy

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

 

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Muslims in India, remaining the so-called suspected ones since 1947 and  reactivated especially since the Sept-11 hoax, need to be extra cautious as they could be the target of state cum Hindutva attacks even for fun or sadistic pleasures.

 

It is indeed pleasant news that the Indian Supreme Court on July 11 Friday granted one month bail to Kerala Islamic scholar turned PDP chief Abdul Nassar Madani, a prominent victim of Hindutva conspiracy,  who has been in Bangalore Central Prison since October 2010. The conditional bail granted was based on the health grounds. Though he will be provided police security, he will not be under custody, allowing him to take treatment in any hospital of his choice.

SC directed Madani who has literally been on siege to take treatment only in Bangalore and said that he should not leave the city at any cost. The other condition includes furnishing Rs. 1 lakh bond as surety and not to tamper evidence and witnesses while being outside jail. SC also directed the State govt. to provide security to monitor if any violation is done.

 

This is the first time Madani has been bailed out. Earlier the court allowed him to take treatment at various hospitals and to attend his daughter’s marriage in Kerala.

 

The bail does allow him to visit him home in Kerala or attend political meetings.
Abdul Nassar Madani was arrested in the month of Ramzan four years ago from his home as he willingly surrendered to the state order to arrest him. And he has been granted bail in month of Ramzan this year.

 

 

Madani has been lodged in Karnataka jail and is in judicial custody for years now and government says he suffers for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts and similar incidents in Ahmadabad, Surat and Jaipur. Government seems to involve him more blasts so that he remains in jail for ever.

 

Already, Madani has faced state torture for over 10 years in Kerala and Tamil Nadu jails before he was acquitted by the courts having found no credible evidence in his involvement in terror acts, disproved the state police intelligence claims against Madani, and disposed all charges. And, in Bangalore jail he has been languishing without proper trials, and losing health day by day, especially he is fast losing his eye sight. .

Courts, including the Apex Court, earlier rejected Madani’s bail please almost citing a dangerous situation if he on bail.  Media terrorized the people   signally terror attacks if Madani is released. The apex court has earler passed the directions for medical help to Madani, while declining to entertain senior counsel Sushil Kumar’s plea for interim bail to him to enable him undergo treatment at the Kottakkal Arya VaidyaSala in Kerala’s Malappuram district. Kumar pleaded that Madani be released on bail as he was falsely implicated and cited his acquittal in the Coimbatore bomb blast case after nine-and-half years of incarceration as proof of his innocence. He further submitted that the accused, who had to undergo amputation of one of his legs and was suffering from serious spinal problems and associated symptoms, was no threat to the law enforcing agencies. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameswar, however, directed the Karnataka government to provide medical treatment to Madani, founder of Peoples Democratic Party in Kerala, at the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in Bangalore for his various health problems.

When justice was denied by Karnataka High Court, Madani moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on his arrest in the case.

Earlier, on January 03, 2012 The Supreme Court rejected the bail plea of Abdul Nassar Madani, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 serial terror blasts in Bangalore, Ahmadabad and Jaipur. Abdul Nassar Madani, an implicated falsely as accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case,  said he was presently facing a tragic situation as the “ray of justice” still appeared to be far off.

The Supreme Court bench was divided on granting bail to Madani and posted the matter to chief justice of India to form a new bench to decide on the plea. In March 2013 Madani was granted a 5-day short interim bail to attend his daughter’s wedding and to visit his ailing father. On 21 October 2013, the Supreme Court of India directed the Karnataka Government to immediately shift Madani to a private hospital for treatment. The court also allowed his wife to be along with him as a bystander during his stay in the hospital
By allowing bail now to an ailing Abdul Nassar Madani who has been in Jail for years now , having been falsely implicated in terror  dramas without any credible evidence of crimes and proper trials, Supreme Court indirectly – and rightly- calls Karnataka government claims bluff and allows temporary freedom for one month with conditions.

Karnataka government must resign for misleading the people of India with fake evidences.

 

 

 

Madani Phenomenon

 

 

Abdul Nassar Madani, now known as simply Madani was born in Sasthamkotta, Kollam district, Kerala state in India is a Muslim religious leader turned political leader.

 

Abdul Nassar Madani, who was running a Madrassa in his village to train  children in Holy Quran, and actively involved in spiritual activity through his organisation “dasooqiyyathul muhammediyya”,  came to public scene by protesting the Hindutva threat to Muslims and Islam in Kerala and India. Madani had set up the Islamic Seva Sangh in 1989 to counter the powerful Hindutva RSS.  However, Indian government banned the organization in 1992 obviously  on request from Hindutva forces for alleged subversive act along with RSS, Shiv Sena following the Babri Masjid demolition. While Indian government revoked the ban on Hindu organizations, it refused to apply the same logic and rule the Islamic Seva Sangh (ISS) and Madani wound up the ISS forthwith while RSS thrived with state protection and guidance.

In 1992, during the Babri Mosque destruction era, Madani also became a soft target of an assassination attempt, allegedly by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist, in which he lost his right leg and is fitted with an artificial limb. However, his enemies did not leave him alone even after he left ISS.

False testimonies by fake witnesses complicated the case and Madani had to struggle to exist.  False cases have been filed against him by the police. Tehelka, a political magazine finds that Yoganand a BJP worker, and witness in Madani case, does not even know that he is a witness in the Madani case. His testimony in the charge-sheet reads, “I have seen strangers visit the estate. Among them was a man wearing a cap. I had seen him only on television. I realised that the man was Madani.” Some of the Bharatiya Janata Party and RSS workers said they had not seen Madani in the area. The testimony of Rafeeq, who had worked in the Lakkeri estate as a labor and was arrested by SIT in 2008 reads, “I was subjected to brutal torture”, he said. “They even gave me electric shocks. I was forced to give testimony against Madani. They threatened to book me in terrorism cases and to put me behind bars forever along with Naseer if I didn’t sign the witness statement. I had no option, I did it. Since then I have been burning with guilt. I know that an innocent man is in prison because of me”

 

Out of Coimbatore prison, Madani himself declared his intention was to be part of mainstream politics and regretted his past radical positions. It was with this “reformed” Madani that the CPI-M forged an alliance and the powerful party boss in the state Pinarayi Vijayan shared the stage with him despite strong reservations of his arch rival and Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan. The 89-year-old Marxist has persistently declined to do any business with Madani or leaders of any other radical group since he is firm that communalism of both minority and majority hues are equally dangerous.

Reported alleged confessions of LeT suspect Nazir, prime accused in the Bangalore blasts that killed one person and injured 20 others, spelt trouble for Madani again, leading to him being charge sheeted in the case and arrest. Madani has repeatedly maintained that he has been falsely implicated in the case and alleged a deep rooted conspiracy by security agencies.

The PDP leader was also an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blast case in which 58 people were killed and over 200 injured hours before an election meeting to be addressed by senior BJP leader L K Advani. He was acquitted later by the trial court. Two police officers from Bangalore had come to Kerala a week ago with the warrant, after the PDP leader’s anticipatory plea was rejected by the Karnataka High Court.

 

Indian regime, Hindutva forces and their media perhaps still want his blood  for supporting Muslims against the will and wish of the regime and  Hindutva forces. Though he  full aware of all  conspiratorial operations against him, Madani refused to  obey the  Almighty’s laws, continued to play  useless politics, mixing religion with politics . .

All efforts through legal means by Madani to get bail from illegal jail sufferings have been blocked by the governments and intelligence wings so that he suffers in jails. Probably they think once out of jail he would resume his politics cutting into vote banks of major parties like Congress. .

Giving a message during his daughter’s marriage here, Madani, now on a temporary bail, said “I am in a tragic situation where the ray of justice is still far off.”  Madani, however, said he was not disappointed or sad, but took it as an opportunity for self-purification as granted by the Almighty..Madani’s counsel Kumar’s argument, however, failed to impress the court.

They all want to keep Kerala-based Madani in jails in various states as per their hidden plan.  forever and if he is released from jail on one case  anew case is booked to take him back to jail. . And the Indian media that literally control the regime and try to influence the judiciary by supplying false news and reports as evidence.

 

Conspiracy

India wants all Muslims to praise and promote Hindutva designs if they want to survive and those who protect Muslims or work genuinely disregarding the Hindutva demands, are finished.  The world fame painter MF Hussain was the target of Hindutva forces, making his life miserable in India and he had to take refuge in Qatar where he breathed last.

Abdul Nassar Madani from Kerala who tried to protect Muslims and their self prestige has been the target of not only the Hindutva forces but even the regime is on a revenge course against him by falsely implicating him in fake cases. .

The Indian state and Hindu political organizations targets Madani for trying to protect Muslims because he takes over the power and supposed role of the State.

The governments, intelligence wings, police, and communalized media have made Madani and his family members the target of their conspiracy in the background of Sept-11 hoax.  The charges of terror links continued to haunt Madani and his wife Soofiya, who was arrested in December 2009 in connection with the torching of a Tamil Nadu transport corporation bus in 2007 to protest the continued detention of the PDP supremo in Coimbatore prison.

Madani was alleged of having involvement in almost every terror r attacks in India, including the 1998 Coimbatore bombings but acquitted of all charges after spending nine and half years in Coimbatore Central Prison. Later he is alleged of having involvement in 2008 Bangalore serial blast.

Currently, Madani is under judicial custody in relation with the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts. But his involvement is unproven He is not found guilty in any of the case so far.

Madani thought upon acquittal from Coimbatore jail, he was free to live like other humans but he was mistaken: Indian regime haunts him, family. After Coimbatore jail torture,  he has been  jailed in Bangalore.  A Karnataka court issued a fresh non-bailable warrant citing his involvement in a Bangalore blast.

Madani was listed as the 31st accused in an additional charge sheet filed by the police last month after alleged confessions by suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative T Nazir linking him to the Bangalore blasts that left one person dead and 20 others injured.

On February 11, 2011, the Karnataka High Court had rejected Madani’s plea. After his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by Karnataka High Court, Madani proffered to surrender so as to avoid ‘unpleasant situations’ when he was to be arrested. The High Court had said, “There is seldom ever that direct evidence is there in such cases”.

The seemingly false testimonies of witnesses, G Prabhakar, KB Rafeeq and KK Yoganand were quoted in the judgment dismissing the bail plea. Conspiracy by very nature is hatched in complete secrecy otherwise the whole purpose will be frustrated.

Madani had earlier in the day told reporters that he would surrender before a local court this afternoon after mid-day prayers with the orphanage inmates. Maintaining that he was falsely implicated in the case as part of “a deep-rooted conspiracy”, Madani said he wanted to surrender as he had faith in the judiciary and also he could record whatever he wanted to say in the court.

 

A Karnataka Police team has been camping in his place Kollam Kerala here for eight days waiting for the nod from the local police for the arrest of Madani, whose anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Karnataka High Court on August 3.

Madani’s Anwarassery camp has been witnessing high drama and suspense  for days with the state police sending forces there creating the impression that the arrest was imminent. But the matter dragged on in view of the security situation on the eve of the Independence Day and the then three-day visit of President Pratibha Patil to the state.

Madani himself preferred to surrender in a court instead of arrest. The issue gained momentum with two senior police officials from Karnataka arriving and making it clear that they could no longer wait indefinitely as they were bound to complete the legal process.

Ending the eight-day long suspense, PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani was arrested amid high drama from his house in Kollam by the Karnataka Police. Hours before the deadline set by the Bangalore court was to expire, a Karnataka Police team executed the non-bailable arrest warrant in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blast case as Madani emerged from his orphanage-cum-Madrassa complex at Anwarassery here. Bangalore Deputy Commissioner of Police Omkarayya executed the warrant against Madani with the support of Kerala Police shortly after the PDP leader said he would be surrendering in a local magistrate court.

After a blame game between the two states, an understanding between Kerala and Karnataka on executing the warrant was reached last night leaving no other option for the PDP leader, who had raised the issue of his health.

 

As Madani came out in a vehicle from his camp after mid-day prayers, a heavy contingent of Kerala Police in riot gear blocked the vehicle to facilitate the Karnataka officials to effect the arrest. The police then took charge of the vehicle allowing only Madani’s wife Soofiya and a personal aid to remain with the PDP leader. Kollam SP Harshita Attalluri, who was leading the Kerala Police team, told reporters gathered in large numbers at the spot that Madani had been arrested by Karnataka Police.

 

The entire exercise took place without any immediate law and order problem except some slogan shouting by supporters hailing their leader while children, women and inmates of the orphanage weeping.

Madani was taken to Thiruvananthapuram en route to Bangalore by air so that he could be produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate there this evening itself.

Neither the Karnataka/Kerala/Tamil Nadu government nor even Indian government has any idea of what exactly an ordinary Madani could have done to others in protecting fellow Muslims.

 

Political ambitions  

 

Religiously driven Madani has been inspired and lured by political limelight plus benefits and he is focused on Kerala Muslim vote bank.

Following the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, he launched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with the stated objective of creating a “Muslim-Dalit-backward caste” alliance. However his vote bank politics did not take off along the expected lines and he is a failure in secular politics since there are political outfits already established as so-called secular parties and only some Muslims and Hindus vote for his PDP.  However, in some Muslim pockets in Kerala, Madani is still looked upon as a hero and a saviour.

Madani was falsely alleged in several terror operations (and the media projected him as an anti-India terrorist) including the Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case held on February 14, 1998 that killed 58 people. Madani was imprisoned for nine years as an under-trial. However, Madani was acquitted of all charges after 9 years of imprisonment. Madani charged that there is an hidden political agenda in connecting him with the Coimbatore blast case.

In the subsequent years, he had been able to build a support base throughout the state and had some understanding with the UDF, though no one was still ready to break bread with him in the open. His downfall began when he was arrested in March 1998 in connection with a case of making an inflammatory speech in Kozhikode.

It was while in custody in this case, he was sought by Tamil Nadu police in connection with the Coimbatore blasts case, resulting in detention till his acquittal in 2007. He was accused of supplying explosives for the Coimbatore blasts that claimed 58 lives and injured over 200 people ahead of an election meeting addressed by senior BJP leader L K Advani. But the trial court exonerated him of the charges.

Leading political parties, Congress and Leftists, have used Madani for poll purposes as a key speaker to garner Muslim votes. Congress-led UDF, which had also had some understanding with the PDP in its early days, has taken a strident anti-Madani posture since the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.  It was when he was already finding himself in a politically isolated state that he was arraigned as an accused in the additional charge sheet in 2008 Bangalore bomb blasts case, reportedly based on the statement given to police by T Nazeer, an LeT supect and a key accused in the case.

Kerala communist government of Achuthanandan officially handed over Madani to Karnataka police. Madani was arrested in connection with the Bangalore blasts after eight days of suspense with the BJP Government in Karnataka blaming the LDF Ministry for the delay in executing the arrest warrant. CPI-M had a sort of an adjustment with PDP by supporting an independent acceptable to both in the Muslim-dominated Ponnani seat in the last Parliament polls, but virtually maintained a distance from him after the elections.

Political ambitions of an Islamic teacher and craze for fame have led to his own destruction in jail life. Madani had made a triumphant return to the Kerala state following his eventual acquittal in the fake Coimbatore blasts case in August 2007 after nine years of incarceration. A hero’s welcome was accorded to him then with several LDF ministers turning up at a massive public reception held here.

 

Analysts say that the public perception on terrorism has made it difficult for outfits like PDP or Popular Front of India, a radical Muslim outfit, to build a credible support base among Muslims in the state who support Congress, Muslim league and Communist parties.. .

 

Politically   Kerala-based PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani is finished.  Madani finds himself in political isolation with mainstream parties in the state keeping away from him, despite past dalliance with him, after he was charge sheeted in the Bangalore blasts case. Madani’s space in the mainstream has shrunk considerably after the 2009 Lok Sabha polls when his party had truck with the ruling LDF which however failed to yield any political dividends at the hustings. This situation, according to political analysts here, has pushed Madani into isolation, giving rise to doubts about the strength of his support base with the Assembly polls just eight months away. In the 2014 PDP did not contest and refused to support any party.

Madani, now in his mid-40s, burst on the public scene in Kerala in early 1990s as a fiery orator under the banner of Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS), started by him to rival RSS. The young Muslim cleric in Kerala could then attract a sizeable following, especially in the southern parts where a mainstream party like Indian Union Muslim League could not strike roots. In the turbulent days that followed the demolition of Babri Masjid, ISS was outlawed and Madani floated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1994, positioning itself as a political force of the minorities, depressed classes and marginalized sections, shedding the tag of a “Muslim outfit.”

Alas, in the force of political game, Madani found himself marginalized and isolated

Indian government has used Muslims to criticize Madani.

Indian corporate media targets  him.

Opinion

 

 

Undoubtedly, there is a strong conspiracy against Madani which is the reason why  he  was arrested again  after release from 10 years of wrongful jail  term and he is being  tortured both physically and mentally , by keeping him in jails.

In fact, may well wishers of Madani even think why Indian regime doesn’t kill Madani once for all, like Kashmiri Afzal Guru was hanged, instead of torturing him like this endlessly. Nothing would happen to the regime if Madani is also killed, after all Indian media would dutifully stand behind the regime’s decisions.
It appears Indian regime as well as the system is deadly poised against him, seeking his blood. An individual, especially a Muslim in India, cannot challenge the regime. Madani is only an ordinary Muslim in front of the government though he may think he is too big. Popularity and perhaps money he seeks in the society by playing with fire is ridiculous. .
The government can implicate Madani in more terror cases if it wants to further harass him. He should keep this vital truth.

Madani needs to change and stoop putting Kerala Muslims in danger by continued politicking. . . Madani can do a lot for the Mosque and Muslims without getting into politics.

Enough of political adventurism and the resultant persecution for that! Madani should seriously think of his plight against the background of animosity all around and shut his political shop and return to sincere prayers and work in mosques.

 

However, if he still wants to suffer more in other jails all over India, he is free to devise his own plight and ill-fate.

If it wanted, Supreme Court could have refused him bail by siding with Karnataka government. But the Apex Court valued justice above the governmental will.

Madani would do better to realize the crude fact that God has saved him already twice and he should not test God any more.

In the name of faith, Madani is not supposed to commit stupidity. Madani must now seriously consider end his political life after in jail for 14 long years without trials, without justification on false charges by anti-Islamic Indian forces.

Madani has to come out of Satan’s influences and abandon the fort of political benefits for his own sake if not for the sake of  those Muslims who sympathize with him and get  agitated  when  some  bad things happen to him on  account of his own  mistakes.

Let Madani at least now leave the companionship of “satan” and ignore its political provocations.

God and Mosque are enough for him.

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Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Educationist; Prolific writer; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst-Commentator-Columnist; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff. wordpress.com/ abdulruff_jnu@ yahoo.com.

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Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Fake democracies like USA-Israel twins have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices.  Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims.  Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA  & other anti-Islamic agencies. 

 

 

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Russia bans import of cars for government offices

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Russia bans import of cars for government offices

-By DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Russia has banned the purchase of foreign-made cars by the government from top to bottom. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the state spends huge sums buying foreign cars and “of course it is better if they go to domestic companies, not foreign producers,” he hoped the decision would help preserve necessary balance on the market.

Similar actions are being prepared for textiles and medical equipment though Medvedev softened the line on medical equipment, acknowledging that Russian production in the sector could not yet compete with foreign equipment.

The ban order signed by Medvedev will hit not only the sleek black cars of high-ranking federal officials, but public transport and vehicles for emergency services and utilities companies. However, the aim is not to exclude foreign companies from the Russian market altogether, but to “develop manufacturing cooperation with Russian producers … in the form of localization of production,” Medvedev said. Foreign firms will have to localize production to qualify as “domestic” and avoid the ban. Depending on the industry, the threshold will start at 30-40 percent, but will rise to 60-70 percent by 2018.

The localization loophole means that not all car makers will be struck. Audi, BMW and Ford are among the brands with assembly lines in Russia. Mercedes, however, does not produce its vehicles domestically. But the law will be circumventable — the final stages of assembly can easily be set up in Russia to guarantee the all-important “made-in-Russia” badge. The president of AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest car producer, announced plans to increase domestic production from an already hefty 84 percent of all components to 90 percent.

While the ruble devaluation has devastated car sales and much else over recent months, it has simultaneously served one of the state’s long-term aims: to localize car production in Russia. Along with the advantages of a falling ruble, Russia is also benefiting from the labor of the major car companies in recent years. Obliged to localize by their agreements, these companies have worked to arrange production of high-quality parts in Russia — an effort that is now coming to fruition.

Renault already produces more than 70 percent of its parts in Russia, excluding only engines and transmissions, which are to be produced within the country as well in the near future. As conditions in Russia improve, even foreign companies who did not sign these agreements have localized. Hyundai, for instance, never made an agreement with the government, but has nonetheless localized about 50 percent of production in Russia.

Thanks to the business of these companies, Russian suppliers are expected to continue to grow over the coming years with further component suppliers arriving from abroad to launch their own production facilities in Russia.

Underlying the move to localize is a confidence that, although car producers are seeing difficult times, Russia is still a promising and underserved market with an appetite for about 2.5 million cars a year.

 

 

Israeli Fascism is Unique!

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Israeli Fascism is Unique!

Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Israeli fascism is unique in that it does not seek to conceal the criminal intensions of Jews and openly kills civilian Palestinians unmindful any punitive measures by UNSC, ICC or ICC. It is unique because world powers just enjoy the bloodbath in Palestine.

Israel has no worries and keeps attacking the besieged people of Palestine. .

Brutalities and atrocities by Israeli military in Gaza Strip of Palestine have generated widespread expressions of outrage around the world – West and East.

Since the non-stop air strikes, 24 hours a day, began on Gaza July 7, Israel has carried out more than 1,300 bomb and missile attacks on the Gaza Strip, an average of one massive explosion every nine minutes.

The death toll among Palestinians in Gaza stood at over 185. The vast majority of these are civilians, not fighters in any of the Palestinian armed groups, and a significant number, at least 50, are children. At least 1,200 more Palestinians in Gaza have been wounded. The Israeli military also claimed its first victim on the West Bank, 21-year-old Munir Ahmed Hamdan al-Badarin, in the village of Samua in the southern West Bank. His “crime” was to participate in a protest against the Israeli war on Gazans.

Hamas and other Palestinian groups have fired more than 900 toy like rockets – primitive and unguided, most hit open land; not one Israeli has been killed. Every Israeli bomb and missile finds some human target in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, with more than 10,000 people in each square mile. So, there is no comparison in terms of the damage inflicted.

A powerful military-nuke power attacks a weak Palestine and Palestinians have no idea about the prowess of military equipment the Zionist fascist state has.

A whole series of horrific incidents have been reported that are war crimes under international law. The following facts have been widely reported in the world media, including within Israel itself: Israel bombed a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities in Jabaliya, in northern Gaza, killing four people, including a nurse and three disabled people; Eight Palestinian men who were watching the World Cup semifinal match at a café were killed by an Israeli air strike; Israeli warplanes have repeatedly targeted the families of Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials, killing five members of the Hamad family in Beit Hanoun, eight members of the Kawara family, including six children aged 8 to 13, and a staggering 17 members of the Al-Taysh family; Israeli airstrikes hit El Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Gaza City five separate times Friday; More than 1,000 private homes have been destroyed or heavily damaged by airstrikes, clear evidence that Israel is deliberately targeting the civilian population of Gaza, in violation of the Geneva Conventions; A mosque in Al-Nuseirat, in central Gaza, was destroyed in overnight raids Saturday night, one of dozens of such strikes on buildings where large numbers of Palestinians gather, with the risk of exterminating entire family groups; Palestinian journalist Hamed Shehab was incinerated July 9 when an Israeli missile struck the car he was driving, clearly marked as “TV” with large red letters.

Those wounded by the airstrikes are further endangered by the policy, enforced by Israel and Egypt, of restricting the passage of medical supplies into Gaza. Many hospitals are already running low on basic medicines.

Yet, Israeli criminal liars say they don’t target civilians.

Clearly, Israel aims at stealing the Palestine lands by this war. On July 13, for example, the Israeli military dropped thousands of leaflets on northern Gaza warning the population to evacuate because a large Israeli military operation was imminent. Some 17,000 people fled as a result, a deliberate displacement of civilians by terrorist threats against their lives.

Israeli officials, right up to the top, have made no effort to conceal their deliberate attacks on civilian targets in Gaza. Netanyahu confesses to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, private residences and kindergartens. The videotape should be evidence at a war crimes tribunal.

The UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza, which assists Palestinian refugees, said that he was deeply alarmed and affected by the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip and the devastating human and physical toll it is taking on civilians, including Palestine refugees. He called on Israel to put an end to attacks against, or endangering, civilians and civilian infrastructure which are “contrary to international humanitarian law.”

Even as Egypt, which actually backs Israel against Palestine, seeks a cease-fire, Israeli troops and tanks remained poised on the border of Gaza for a potential ground invasion.

The numerous protests in Europe and North America reflect the growth of popular understanding of the criminal character of the one-sided Israeli war against Gaza-Palestine.

The Israeli onslaught on Gaza has, for the first time in its short history, forces its strongest backing nation the USA to shut down its embassy in Tel Aviv, somehow signaling a serious tension in established USA-Israeli military-economic ties.

The corporate-controlled media in the USA talks only about toy missiles from Gaza into Israel but refuses to discuss the Zionist war crimes in Gaza Strip.

Behind the open brutality of Israel in Gaza against international war law and its overconfidence in its right to kill Arabs at will is the bold confidence of Tel Aviv that USA and EU would stand behind the Zionist criminal state, shielding all crimes of Israeli regime.

Why not the USA make Israel its 51 state instead of promoting that criminal sate from outside?

 

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Humanity has a right to know the truth which does not require endorsements. DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books; Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in  hundreds of   printed as well as online newspapers. website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 – CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) 

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Mideast: Israel chooses Ramadan fasting to attack Palestinians!

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Mideast: Israel chooses Ramadan fasting to attack Palestinians!

BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

15 July, 2014

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Zionist criminal policy

 

There is hardly any difference among and between anti-humanity trends in various names like imperialism or colonialism.  They come together to pursue criminal policies for invading alien nations and enslave the peoples.  USA, UK, and Israel shame the same shameful fascist values. 

US led NATO fascist forces and Zionist fascist regime has followed anti-Islamic strategies.

Israel enjoy a free for all Zionist solders  policy in killing Palestine when it celebrates anniversary of  establishment of Israel  out of Palestinian lands and on the poll eve to get Jewish votes as well as when Palestinians  are  fasting.

Now in order mainly to divert the world attention from Russia-Ukraine &West standoff Israel has kidnapped three Jewish youth and killed and also killed Palestinians.

Even as the United States expressing its regret over the illegal invasion of Iraq, killing millions of persecuted Muslims,  its terror  Israel keeps attacking Palestine, killing  more and more Palestinians, including women and children.

Like its US masters Israel also controls a part of world, the Mideast, decides the course of region, and also kills Muslims just for sadistic pleasure.

It is true that Israel has taken away much of the Palestine lands and created an illegal criminal state called Israel and has obtained illegal nukes from the west, among other terror goods.

All Jewish settlements in territories occupied in the 1967 war are a direct violation of the Geneva Conventions, which Israel has signed. Israel goes on expanding its territories inside Palestine by citing security reasons but has made security of Palestine children in jeopardy. . The UN General Assembly characterized Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza as a denial of self determination and hence a ‘serious and increasing threat to international peace and security.’ 

Water quotas restrict usage by Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, while Israeli settlers have almost unlimited amounts. While Bethlehemites were buying water from tank trucks at highly inflated rates, the lawns were green in the settlement. Sprinklers were going at mid day in the hot August sunshine. Sounds of children swimming in the outdoor pool added to the unreality.

Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel have continued, on the seventh day of Israel’s operation against Palestinian militants.

Palestinian officials say at least 175 people in Gaza have been killed since the offensive began last Tuesday. Thousands of people have fled homes in northern Gaza after an Israeli warning. Israel has massed thousands of troops on the border, amid speculation of a possible a ground invasion. The current wave of violence followed the killing of three Israeli teenagers in June and the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem.

In the latest developments, the UN has estimated that 77% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians. However Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Lt-Col Peter Lerner disputed the figures, saying they were based on Hamas sources and were not objective. The UN says 17,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza have sought refuge in its facilities and that 47 of the buildings have been damaged by air raids. Rockets were fired from both Lebanon and Syria into northern Israel, drawing Israel artillery in response. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague confirmed 27 British nationals were evacuated from Gaza on Sunday night.

A Palestinian health ministry spokesman has said 1,260 people have been injured in Gaza in addition to those killed. Some 800 Palestinians holding dual citizenship began leaving Gaza via Israel’s Erez Crossing. However, Gaza resident Sawla el Tibi told the BBC it was too dangerous to leave her home. “There is no safety at all to walk on the street… all of Gaza Strip is burning right now,” she said.

The Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the EU, Leila Shahid, accused Israel of “state terrorism”. She said: “This is the third time the Israeli army has launched a unilateral war against the population of Gaza. It pretends that it is only bombarding sites where rockets are launched from Gaza, and ultimately the ones who pay the bill are women, families and children.”

Arab foreign ministers were due to meet in Cairo on Monday to discuss the crisis. Egyptian state media reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry would be in Cairo on Tuesday to try to help broker a truce, but the US has not confirmed this.

Israel says it is targeting Hamas militants and “terror sites”, including the homes of senior operatives. It says it has struck some 1,320 such sites. “We do not wish to harm civilians in Gaza, but these civilians must know that remaining in close proximity to Hamas terrorists and infrastructures is extremely unsafe,” the IDF said. The drone shot down over Ashdod on Monday was brought down by a Patriot missile, Israel said.

The Palestine military (armed wing of Hamas), the Izzedine al-Qassam brigades, issued a statement saying it had three types of drone – one for intelligence-gathering and two for military missions – and that it had lost one of them.

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire and renewed peace talks.

In 1993 Palestinians, along with millions of people around the world, were led to hope that Israel would withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza within five years and that Palestinians would then be free to establish an independent state. Meanwhile both sides would work out details of Israel’s withdrawal and come to an agreement on the status of Jerusalem, the future of Israeli settlements, and the return of Palestinian refugees. “Because of the lopsided balance of power, negotiations went nowhere and the Palestinians’ hopes were never fulfilled. The Israelis, regardless of which government was in power, quibbled over wording, demanded revisions of what had previously been agreed to, then refused to abide by the new agreements. Meanwhile successive governments were demolishing Palestinian homes, taking over Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem for Jewish housing, and seizing Palestinian land for new settlements. A massive new highway network built after 1993 on confiscated Palestinian land isolates Palestinian towns and villages from one another and from Jerusalem, forcing many Palestinians to go through Israeli checkpoints just to get to the next town…

“According to President Clinton and most of the media, Prime Minister Ehud Barak conceded at Camp David virtually everything the Palestinians wanted, and Yasser Arafat threw away the opportunity for peace by rejecting Barak’s offer. In fact Arafat could not accept it. Barak, backed by Clinton, wanted assurance of Israel’s continued strategic control over the West Bank and Gaza, including air space and borders, and insisted that Israel retain permanent sovereignty over most of East Jerusalem, including Haram Al-Sharif. This was a deal no Arab would accept.

The uprising Intifada 2000 was undoubtedly fueled by the resentment caused by years of daily abuse and humiliation under Israeli occupation. On September 6, a group of Israeli border police stopped three Palestinian workers as they were returning home from Israel and, for no reason at all, subjected them to 40 minutes of torture. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on September 19 that the policemen punched the three men, slammed their heads against a stone wall, forced them to swallow their own blood, and cursed their mothers and sisters. The incident only came to light because the policemen took photographs of themselves with their victims, holding their heads by the hair like hunting trophies. Israeli human rights workers said such beatings are a common occurance, but they are seldom reported.”

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The Israeli policy of punitive counterattacks (or state terrorism) seems to be to try to kill anywhere from 50 to 100 Arabs for every Jewish fatality. The Israeli policy of punitive counterattacks (or state terrorism) seems to be to try to kill anywhere from 50 to 100 Arabs for every Jewish fatality. The devastation of Lebanese refugee camps, hospitals, schools, mosques, churches, and orphanages; the summary arrests, deportations, house destructions, maimings, and torture of Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza..these, and the number of Palestinian fatalities, the scale of material loss, the physical, political and psychological deprivations, have tremendously exceeded human imagination

Albert Einstein said:  ‘I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish State. Apart from practical considerations, my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish State, with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power…”

Ultra racist Israel believes that the difference between a Jewish soul and the souls of non-Jews…is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle.’

When your land has been occupied by a foreign army as long as your children have been alive, and this occupying army regularly brutalizes and humiliates the friends and relatives of these children, stopping kids from confronting the invaders is naturally going to be very difficult. Convincing the Israeli adults in control of this weaponry in civilian areas that they should not be using it to kill children who are merely stone throwers should not be difficult. The statistics sadly tell a different story, of a deep-rooted Israeli contempt for the lives of Palestinian children that should inspire Western outrage. Photo by Musa Al-Shaer.

Israel kills two handicapped Palestinian women in air strike on home for disabled. The two disabled Palestinian women probably knew or understood nothing of the Israeli air strike that struck a home for orphaned and severely disabled men and women

On 12 July the Israeli missile killed Suha, 47, and Ola Wishah, 30, two handicapped women who were among eight residents of the home run by the Mubaret Philistine charity, which accommodated orphaned and severely disabled men and women in the building’s ground floor. Four other residents and a supervisor were badly injured in the strike. Another two escaped because they were spending the weekend with relatives.

When Israelis are killed and injured by a Palestinian attack, the TV news networks are quick to cut to “breaking news” reports. Harrowing footage from the scene and interviews with outraged Israeli government officials are swiftly broadcast, and harsh statements are quickly issued by government and UN officials to appear in tomorrow’s front page newspaper stories.

Meanwhile, the steady killing of Palestinian civilians, many of them children, by the Israeli occupation army goes largely unnoticed and unreported.

By consistently emphasizing the suffering of Israelis, and downplaying or ignoring the killings of Palestinians, the media convey a false impression that Palestinian “attacks” are the principal feature of the conflict.

Statistics unambiguously clarify that this impression is the exact opposite of the reality on the ground. A total of 1,926 Palestinians have been killed from 29 September 2000 up to 8 December 2002, and more than 21,000 injured. 669 of these killings occurred since Israel’s total reoccupation of the West Bank began last March, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

EI looked at the one-month period from 31 October to 2 December 2002 in detail.

According to our research, forty-three Palestinian civilians were killed during this period and dozens wounded or permanently maimed.

Fifteen of those killed and several dozen of those injured were children. A summary of the circumstances of the killing and injury of this group appears below.

The Zionist state has tacitly admitted that doctors at the Israeli forensic institute at Abu Kabir had extracted the vital organs of three Palestinian teenage children killed by the Israeli Army nearly ten days ago. Zionist Minister of Health Nessim Dahhan said in response to a question by Arab member of the Zionist Parliament ‘Knesset’, Ahmed Teibi, on Tuesday that he couldn’t deny that organs of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli forces were taken out for transplants or scientific research. “I couldn’t say for sure that something like that taking out the organs didn’t happen.” Teibi said he had received credible evidence proving that Israeli doctors at the forensic institute extracted such vital organs as the heart, kidneys, and liver from the bodies of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli Army in Gaza and the West Bank.

The Israeli authorities normally detain the bodies of martyred Palestinians for a few days without any explanation.

The Israeli Army on December 30 killed three Palestinian boys, aged 14-15 near Khan Younis in unclear circumstances.

The army issued conflicting reports on the killing, while Palestinian sources charged that Israeli troops murdered the three unarmed boys in cold blood.

The bodies of the three boys were handed over to the Palestinians for burial on 6 January.

However, shortly before burial, Palestinian medical authorities examined the bodies and found out that the main vital organs were missing from the bodies.

The Israeli media have nearly completely ignored the affair.

For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population – approximately 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish – living in peace.

In the late 1800s a group in Europe known as Zionists, decided to colonize this land.  Zionists, known for terrorist operations, represented an extremist minority of the Jewish population. Their goal was to create a Jewish homeland, and they considered locations in Africa and the Americas, before settling on Palestine.

At first, this immigration created no problems. However, as more and more Zionists immigrated to Palestine – many with the express wish of taking over the land for a Jewish state – the indigenous population became increasingly alarmed. Eventually, fighting broke out, with escalating waves of violence. Hitler’s rise to power, combined with Zionist activities to sabotage efforts to place Jewish refugees in western countries, led to increased Jewish immigration to Palestine, and conflict grew.

Finally, in 1947 the United Nations decided to intervene. However, rather than adhering to the principle of “self-determination of peoples,” in which the people themselves create their own state and system of government, the UN chose to revert to the medieval strategy whereby an outside power divides up other people’s land. Under considerable Zionist pressure, the UN recommended giving away 55% of Palestine to a Jewish state – despite the fact that this group represented only about 30% of the total population, and owned under 7% of the land.

While it is widely reported that the resulting war eventually included five Arab armies, less well known is the fact that throughout this war Zionist forces outnumbered all Arab and Palestinian combatants combined – often by a factor of two to three. Moreover, Arab armies did not invade Israel due to some foolish thoughts and virtually all battles were fought on land that was to have been the Palestinian state.

Finally, it is significant to note that Arab armies entered the conflict only after Zionist forces had committed 16 massacres, including the grisly massacre of over 100 men, women, and children at Deir Yassin. Future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, head of one of the Jewish terrorist groups, described this as “splendid,” and stated: “As in Deir Yassin, so everywhere, we will attack and smite the enemy. God, God, Thou has chosen us for conquest.” Zionist forces committed 33 massacres altogether.

By the end of the war, Israel had conquered 78 percent of Palestine; three-quarters of a million Palestinians had been made refugees; over 500 towns and villages had been obliterated; and a new map was drawn up, in which every city, river and hillock received a new, Hebrew name, as all vestiges of the Palestinian culture were to be erased. For decades Israel denied the existence of this population, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once saying: “There is no such thing as a Palestinian.”

In 1967, Israel conquered still more land. Following the Six Day War, in which Israeli forces launched a highly successful surprise attack on Egypt, Israel occupied the final 22% of Palestine that had eluded it in 1948 – the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Since, according to international law it is inadmissible to acquire territory by war, these are occupied territories and do not belong to Israel. It also occupied parts of Egypt (since returned) and Syria (which remain under occupation).

Also during the Six Day War, Israel attacked a US Navy ship, the USS Liberty, killing and injuring over 200 American servicemen. President Lyndon Johnson recalled rescue flights, saying that he did not want to “embarrass an ally.” 

The original population of what is now Israel was 96 percent Muslim and Christian, yet, these refugees are prohibited from returning to their homes in the self-described Jewish state (and those within Israel are subjected to systematic discrimination).

Second, Israel’s continued military occupation and confiscation of privately owned land in the West Bank, and control over Gaza, are extremely oppressive, with Palestinians having minimal control over their lives. Over 10,000 Palestinian men, women, and children are held in Israeli prisons. Few of them have had a legitimate trial; Physical abuse and torture are frequent. Palestinian borders (even internal ones) are controlled by Israeli forces. Periodically men, women, and children are strip searched; people are beaten; women in labor are prevented from reaching hospitals (at times resulting in death); food and medicine are blocked from entering Gaza, producing an escalating humanitarian crisis. Israeli forces invade almost daily, injuring, kidnapping, and sometimes killing inhabitants.

According to the Oslo peace accords of 1993, these territories were supposed to finally become a Palestinian state. However, after years of Israel continuing to confiscate land and conditions steadily worsening, the Palestinian population rebelled. (The Barak offer, widely reputed to be generous, was anything but.) This uprising, called the “Intifada” (Arabic for “shaking off”) began at the end of September 2000.

The Palestinians have a real grievance: their homeland for over a thousand years was taken, without their consent and mostly by force, during the creation of the state of Israel. And all subsequent crimes — on both sides — inevitably follow from this original injustice.

It seems only USA can solve the Palestine issue by helping them make an independent home. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation. It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Jews, known historically as global terrorists began calling the enslaved Palestinians as terrorists and USA plus Europe endorsed that criminal stand of Israel so that it does not come to the West.  The Zionist movement, from the beginning, looked forward to a practically complete dispossession of the indigenous Arab population so that Israel could be a wholly Jewish state, or as much as was possible. Land bought by the Jewish National Fund was held in the name of the Jewish people and could never be sold or even leased back to Arabs (a situation which continues to the present).

The Arab community, as it became increasingly aware of the Zionists’ intentions, strenuously opposed further Jewish immigration and land buying because it posed a real and imminent danger to the very existence of Arab society in Palestine. Because of this opposition, the entire Zionist project never could have been realized without the military backing of the British. The vast majority of the population of Palestine, by the way, had been Arabic since the seventh century A.D. (Over 1200 years)

In short, Zionism was based on a faulty, colonialist world view that the rights of the indigenous inhabitants didn’t matter. The Arabs’ opposition to Zionism wasn’t based on anti-Semitism but rather on a totally reasonable fear of the dispossession of their people.

Palestine was already home to 700,000 Palestinians in 1919.

The Jewish Diaspora, on occupying Palestine,  suddenly found themselves in freedom in Palestine; and this change has awakened in them an inclination to despotism. They treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, deprive them of their rights, offend them without cause, and even boast of these deeds; and nobody among us opposes this despicable and dangerous inclination.

Britain’s high commissioner for Palestine, John Chancellor, recommended total suspension of Jewish immigration and land purchase to protect Arab agriculture. He said ‘all cultivable land was occupied; that no cultivable land now in possession of the indigenous population could be sold to Jews without creating a class of landless Arab cultivators’..

Jews purchased Palestine lands, acquired lands illegally. American government predisposed in favor of Zionists against Arabs. …

In 1936-9, the Palestinian Arabs attempted a nationalist revolt… But the revolt was crushed by the British, with considerable brutality Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French…What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct…If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs… As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. Briton removed the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming Zionist odds.   In 1948, at the moment that Israel declared itself a state, it legally owned a little more than 6 percent of the land of Palestine…After 1940, when the mandatory authority restricted Jewish land ownership to specific zones inside Palestine, there continued to be illegal buying (and selling) within the 65 percent of the total area restricted to Arabs. Thus when the partition plan was announced in 1947 it included land held illegally by Jews, which was incorporated as a fait accompli inside the borders of the Jewish state. And after Israel announced its statehood, an impressive series of laws legally assimilated huge tracts of Arab land (whose proprietors had become refugees, and were pronounced ‘absentee landlords’ in order to expropriate their lands and prevent their return under any circumstances). By this time [November 1947] the United States had emerged as the most aggressive proponent of partition…The United States got the General Assembly to delay a vote ‘to gain time to bring certain Latin American republics into line with its own views.’…Some delegates charged U.S. officials with ‘diplomatic intimidation.’ Without ‘terrific pressure’ from the United States on ‘governments which cannot afford to risk American reprisals,’ said an anonymous editorial writer, the resolution ‘would never have passed.’”

The action of the United Nations conflicted with the basic principles for which the world organization was established, namely, to uphold the right of all peoples to self-determination. By denying the Palestine Arabs, who formed the two-thirds majority of the country, the right to decide for themselves, the United Nations had violated its own charter.

Israeli leadership viewed the war as an ideal opportunity to expand the new state’s borders beyond the UN earmarked partition boundaries and at the expense of the Palestinians. Jews wanted to abolish partition and expand into the whole of Palestine.

Israel, backed by USA-Uk terror twins, declared itself a lawful state on which international law does not binding.  In December 1947, the British announced that they would withdraw from Palestine by May 15, 1948. Palestinians in Jerusalem and Jaffa called a general strike against the partition. Fighting broke out in Jerusalem’s streets almost immediately…Violent incidents mushroomed into all-out war…During that fateful April of 1948, eight out of thirteen major Zionist military attacks on Palestinians occurred in the territory granted to the Arab state.

The Jews, taking advantage of British-US support and their superior military preparation and organization, had occupied…most of the Arab cities in Palestine before May 15, 1948. Tiberias was occupied on April 19, 1948, Haifa on April 22, Jaffa on April 28, the Arab quarters in the New City of Jerusalem on April 30, Beisan on May 8, Safad on May 10 and Acre on May 14, 1948…In contrast, the Palestine Arabs did not seize any of the territories reserved for the Jewish state under the partition resolution

Arabs began to flee in terror…Israel was carrying out successful attacks on other fronts, while all the Jewish forces proceeded to advance through Haifa like a knife through butter’…

Then onwards the Zionist attacks and crimes went on without any problem. Arab armies were ill equipped and lacked any central command to coordinate their efforts..

Palestinians had no idea about the unity of Israel-USA and UK against Palestine state for Muslims. The Israeli offensive against the Palestinians intensified.

On 12 May 1949 the UN’s Palestine Conciliation Committee reaped its only success when it induced the parties to sign a joint protocol on the framework for a comprehensive peace. . Israel for the first time accepted, only under duress of our struggle for admission to the U.N, the principle of repatriation [of the Arab refugees] and the internationalization of Jerusalem. .

As par tof expansionism, Israel attacked Egypt in 1967 and also to take the Golan Heights of Syria.

The main danger which Israel, as a ‘Jewish state’, poses to its own people, to other Jews and to its neighbors, is its ideologically motivated pursuit of territorial expansion and the inevitable series of wars resulting from this aim…No zionist politician has ever repudiated Ben-Gurion’s idea that Israeli policies must be based (within the limits of practical considerations) on the restoration of Biblical borders as the borders of the Jewish state.”

Israel sees the sword as the main, if not the only, instrument with which to keep its morale high and to retain its moral tension. Toward this end it may, no — it must — invent dangers, and to do this it must adopt the method of provocation-and-revenge…And above all — let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries, so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire our space.

A few US senators proposed in 1970 that America should guarantee Israel’s security in a formal treaty, protecting her with armed forces if necessary. In return, Israel would retire to the borders of 1967. The UN Security Council would guarantee this arrangement, and thereby bring the Soviet Union — then a supplier of arms and political aid to the Arabs — into compliance. As Israeli troops were withdrawn from the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank they would be replaced by a UN peacekeeping force. Israel would agree to accept a certain number of Palestinians and the rest would be settled in a Palestinian state outside Israel.

Illegal regime

 

In violation of international law, Israel has confiscated over 52 percent of the land in the West Bank and 30 percent of the Gaza Strip for military use or for settlement by Jewish civilians…From 1967 to 1982, Israel’s military government demolished 1,338 Palestinian homes on the West Bank. Over this period, more than 300,000 Palestinians were detained without trial for various periods by Israeli security forces.

USA  agreed that many avoidable deaths and injuries’ were caused because Israeli soldiers frequently used gunfire in situations that did not present mortal danger to troops…IDF troops used clubs to break limbs and beat Palestinians who were not directly involved in disturbances or resisting arrest..At least thirteen Palestinians have been reported to have died from beatings…’

1989: Human rights groups charged that the plainclothes security personnel acted as death squads who killed Palestinian activists without warning, after they had surrendered, or after they had been subdued.

Egypt and Syria continued to demand the return of the land taken by Israel in 1967. However, attempts at diplomacy failed, and eventually Egyptian President Anwar Sadat warned that war would come if Israel did not return Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Syria’s Golan Heights. But Kissinger and the Israelis dismissed him, as did the US media.

These were strategic errors and they contributed directly to the war that broke out on 6 October 1973 with coordinated attacks by Egypt and Syria against Israeli troops stationed on occupied territory.

The record of Israeli terrorism goes back to the origins of the state — indeed, long before — including the massacre of 250 civilians and brutal expulsion of seventy thousand others from Lydda and Ramle in July 1948; the massacre of hundreds of others at the undefended village of Doueimah near Hebron in October 1948;…the slaughters in Quibya, Kafr Kassem, and a string of other assassinated villages; the expulsion of thousands of Bedouins from the demilitarized zones shortly after the 1948 war and thousands more from northeastern Sinai in the early 1970’s, their villages destroyed, to open the region for Jewish settlement; and on, and on

The United States has been a terrible ‘sponsor’ of the peace process. It has succumbed to Israeli pressure on everything, abandoning the principle of land for peace (no U.N. Resolution says anything about returning a tiny percentage, as opposed to all of the land Israel seized in 1967), pushing the lifeless Palestinian leadership into deeper and deeper holes to suit Netanyahu’s preposterous demands.

The fact is that Palestinians are dramatically worse off than they were before the Oslo process began. Their annual income is less than half of what it was in 1992; they are unable to travel from place to place; more of their land has been taken than ever before; more settlements exist; and Jerusalem is practically lost…Every house demolished, every expropriated dunum, every arrest and torture, every barricade, every closure, every gesture of arrogance and intended humiliation simply revives the past and reenacts Israel’s offenses against the Palestinian spirit, land, body politic. To speak about peace in such a context is to try to reconcile the irreconcilable

Largely due to special-interest lobbying, U.S. taxpayers give Israel an average of $8 million per day, and since its creation have given more U.S. funds to Israel than to any other nation. As Americans learn about how Israel is using our tax dollars, many are calling for an end to this expenditure

The root cause of the Palestine-Israel conflict is clear. During the 1948 war, 750,000 Palestinians fled in terror or were actively expelled from their ancestral homeland and turned into refugees. The state of Israel then refused to allow them to return and either destroyed their villages entirely or expropriated their land, orchards, houses, businesses and personal possessions for the use of the Jewish population. This was the birth of the state of Israel.

It is hard to accept emotionally, but in this case the Jewish people are in the wrong. We took most of Palestine by force from the Arabs and blamed the victims for resisting their dispossession. If you run into someone’s car, for whatever reason, simple justice demands that you repair it. Our moral obligation to the Palestinian people is no less clear. It is time for all Jewish people of good conscience to make whatever amends are possible to the Palestinians in order to live up to the best part of the Jewish tradition — its ethical and moral basis.

Any criticism of Israel is traditionally seen by American Jews as harmful to the Jewish people, even if the criticism is true. But “my people, right or wrong, my people” is no different than “my country, right or wrong, my country”. Once we start down the slippery slope where the ends justify the means we have left behind any claim to morality. Along with millions of other American Jews unaffiliated with the major US Jewish organizations, we are outraged at the Israeli government’s ongoing oppression of the Palestinians and feel that it has been the ruination of the high moral standing of the Jewish people.

The Israeli government could solve the Palestine/Israel crisis tomorrow. It actually would be in the best interests of its citizens to do so because random acts of terrorism against Israelis would cease if Palestinian demands for a viable, independent state were accepted and compensation for Arab losses made.

Here in America, Jews are thoroughly assimilated into the mainstream of society and hold positions of power and influence in every field of endeavor. Israeli  criminal regime tries to use them in its favor. They do not need to be in a defensive mood anymore. They can afford to change out attitude from “is it good the the Jews?” to “Is it good?”

At the very least, American Jews need to categorically state that we cannot condone Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land, and the intentional murder and crippling of Palestinian protesters armed only with rocks, as documented in reports by the UN Security Council, the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Israeli groups like B’Tselem, etc.

According to a survey commissioned by the five largest American Jewish organizations, but suppressed by them afterwards, 20% of American Jews support Palestinian demands and 35% say that Jerusalem should be shared. This, in the face of a near-total blackout of the Palestinian position in our press, is very impressive.

A coalition of US Jewish groups Not In My Name, at http://www.nimn.org is spearheading to protest the Israeli occupation. Israel’s long-term interests can best be served by supporting Israeli peace groups, like Gush Shalom (www.gush.shalom.org), not the Israeli government and its brutal repression, which just leads to endless violence. 

Israeli peace groups rightfully criticize their government and we should too, since they claim to act in our name. American groups like the Jewish Peace Lobby, Jewish Voice For Peace and the Middle East Children’s Alliance also deserve your support. Don’t compromise your ethics in blind support of bad politics—work for a just solution instead.

Please condemn Jewish fascism in Palestine, Mideast.  For everyone’s sake. Peace.

Important Note: at the end of the next section, Conclusion II, there is a list of Jewish organizations in America and Israel, and links to their websites, which are informative and interesting. We encourage to explore them with an open mind.

The persecution of the Jews for centuries in Europe was the worst of many stains on the European record, and the Zionists’ desire for a place of sanctuary is certainly understandable. Like all other colonial enterprises, however, Zionism was based on the total disregard of the rights of indigenous inhabitants. As such, it is morally indefensible. And, as previously stated, all subsequent crimes — and there have been many on both sides — inevitably follow from this original injustice to the Palestinians.

Given the damage that has been done to the Palestinian people, Israel’s obligation is to make whatever amends possible. Among these should be assisting the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the entire West Bank and Gaza with its capital in East Jerusalem. Israel should not object to this state and, in addition, should help with its foundation via generous reparations. Besides being the right thing to do, this would stop the sporadic acts of violence against Israel, as the Palestinians’ legitimate desire for their own state would be realized. Moreover, all laws that discriminate against non-Jews living in Israel should be repealed.

Given the history outlined in this paper, we conclude that the Palestinians have gotten “the short end of the stick” and that justice demands that wrongs should be righted. Full and complete justice would entail allowing any Palestinian to return to Israel if they wished but, practically speaking, we understand that this is a recipe for even more bloodshed. Therefore, recognizing that reality, join Gush Shalom and other Israeli peace groups in calling for a negotiated, modified right of return with the bulk of Palestinian refugees being settled in a Palestinian state, financed by generous reparations from both Israel and the international community.

As US citizens, Americans  have a special obligation to see that justice is done in this matter. US financial aid to Israel has been, and continues to be, enormous; and our diplomatic support is the crucial factor allowing Israel’s continued occupation of Arab territories. It is strongly recommended that right thinking Americans contact their elected representatives in Washington and urge them to insist that, as a precondition of continued support, Israel must abide by the consensus of world opinion and withdraw to its 1967 borders, as demanded in numerous UN votes.

American Jews in particular have a special responsibility to acknowledge the Palestinian point of view in order to help move the debate forward. As Chomsky writes in his Peace in the Middle East?, “In the American Jewish community, there is little willingness to face the fact that the Palestinian Arabs have suffered a monstrous historical injustice, whatever one may think of the competing claims. Until this is recognized, discussion of the Middle East crisis cannot even begin.”

In the long run, only by admitting their culpability and making amends can Israelis live with their neighbors in peace. Only then can the centuries-old Jewish tradition of being a people of high moral character be restored. And only in this way can real security, peace and justice come to this ancient land.

It is hoped that this look at the historical record concerning the root cause of the Middle East conflict will give second thoughts to all who have previously supported Israel’s actions.

Palestine: Solution

Israel is not at all interested in peace and it seeks to destroy Palestine people and confiscate their lands. . World powers are powerless to make Israel behave.

Under the existing fascist operations in Palestine by Israeli military and police, with the military backing from USA and Europe, the Palestinians, besieged by Israel and Egypt,   have got just one credible option:  ask for high precision weapons from Muslim nations and other nations that sympathize with the plight of  the Palestinians and just attack Israel   well inside Israel.

Palestinians and other Arabs need to wage a Holy War on the sworn enemies of Palestinians, Muslims an Islam. Israeli military prowess should be crippled first  so that Israel could be dealt with properly.

Palestinians are  worst hit humanity and is the target of Zionist criminals. Better to die like dignified people, heroic humans directly fighting the  deadly enemy rather than dying like slaves.

Instead of dying every day, it is honorable to die at once.

However, it is quite possible that Palestinians can end the Zionist regime once for all.

After all, Muslims had destroyed the deadly enemies and their composite armies, starting from the holy Badr war.

For Jews God just a thing and they have no real faith in  the Almighty, they prefer military fascism to faith for expanding their illegal  territories. 

Ultimate victory is for the Palestinians. By attacking Palestinians during the  Holy Ramadan, the criminal Jews have earned the deadly wrath of the God and  they are bound to disappear as Arabs  go for the final kill. 

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is right when  he said Israel has no right to exist and Israel should be wiped out of wold map. That should happen at the earliest in order to  help humanity breathe free of Zionist criminal regime in Mideast with candid support from anti-Islamic terrocracies globally.

Israel stands more exposed as a fanatic terrocracy. The unjustifiable Israeli aggression is embarrassing for the international community..

 

Time running out, rather fast!


——-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 15 July, 2014

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Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Educationist; Prolific writer; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst-Commentator-Columnist;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff. wordpress.com/ abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com.

Strains in US-German Ties

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Strains in US-German Ties

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Escalation of terror wars on the one hand and extension of surveillance operations beyond USA into Russia, China, third world nations,  like India and Pakistan,  Europe, especially the EU leader Germany,  have gone on  secretly for years even before Sept-11 hoax  but Sept-II hoax  provided the needed  excuse for Washington to legitimize illegal spying and to undertake extensive spy  operations in Europe and Germany  got offended and  openly condemned the CIA high handedness with regard to close allies.

EU leader Germany and the world’s only super power USA, that have been collaborating for years, prompting capitalism and NATO  fascism, are sliding into a political crisis over US illegal spy  operations in Germany.  That has snowballed into hitherto unknown dimensions that an American intelligence service led a BND employee as a double agent.

 

Recently, a 31-year-old employee of the German foreign intelligence service (BND) was arrested and later that evening made a comprehensive confession to the Federal Prosecutor in Karlsruhe about his involvement in passing on internal documents of the BND to the CIA for money. Allegedly he contacted the US Embassy in Berlin via email at the end of 2012 to offer his services. Since then he has passed on more than 200 documents classified “confidential” to “top secret” to the CIA in return for €25,000.

 

It was first reported that the spy had concentrated on obtaining information on the German parliamentary committee currently investigating the activities of US intelligence agencies in Germany, but later it was found he was involved in more serious spy operations from Munich. On May 28 he contacted the Russian Consulate in Munich by email to offer his services to Russia.

In comparison to the monitoring activities revealed by Edward Snowden, the latest spy case is rather small scale.

 

The political reaction in Berlin has been fierce. Many German leaders wonder as to why the German partner service was infiltrated by USA. Most media outlets in Germany appealed to the federal government to finally put an end to its “fawning diplomacy” toward Washington. On 4th of July, the American national holiday, US Ambassador John Emerson was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry. Obviously, a stern must have been served on Washington. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the US government to carry out the fastest possible clarification of the matter, warning: “In their own interest, the United States should obey their duty to participate.”

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s government is now busy discussing the planning of countermeasures. In future, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière would seek to monitor the communications of the United States and other allied countries, such as Britain and France, by German intelligence agencies. Speaking in Beijing, she accused US intelligence services of a breach of trust. She spoke of “a very serious event,” which clearly contradicted her understanding of cooperation based on trust.

 

There is a consensus that a return to a more active imperialist German foreign policy can only take place together with, and not against the United States. However, the objective logic of this policy inevitably leads to conflicts over economic and geopolitical interests. Since the current government came to office late last year, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, and President Joachim Gauck have intensively promoted a more active role for Germany in world politics and a revival of German militarism.

The debacle of US policy in Iraq has led to ever louder calls for German leadership. In addition, German government and economic circles are perturbed by America’s confrontational course towards China. China is one of the most important markets for German industrial products and investments, and 2,500 German companies have invested around €40 billion in the country.

German business circles have also rejected US calls for economic sanctions against Russia. This question has split the EU, and Germany cannot hold the union together if it continues to unconditionally follow the American line. While Poland and other Eastern European states are calling for a tougher line against Moscow, Italy, which has just taken over the EU Presidency, France and other countries oppose such a confrontation.

At the end of June, the Austrian government even warmly welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vienna to sign a contract on the South Stream pipeline, which the US is determined to sabotage.

There is a vigorous debate in German ruling circles about the country’s relationship with the United States. An article under the headline “The question of Alliance” discusses whether a greater distance to the US and a closer relationship to Russia are desirable. The article advocates a more active geopolitical role for Germany and claims: “The demand for more German responsibility is unanimous abroad.” The article concludes that “to break the alliance to the West [is] not an option,” but nevertheless “Germany could make itself more independent of the US.” Germany has “grown up in the last twenty years. Germany can lead Europe to an independent political role.” For America, such a Germany “might not be an easy partner, but in the end it is more of a relief than a threat.” A survey indicated that many Germans favor greater independence from the United States and increased cooperation with Russia. Germans want their government to be more assertive with USA.

Germany in recent years has reservations with USA over certain important issues like the illegal war in Iraq, Guantanamo, the executions with drones, the financial crisis, the NSA, the fear of Google, among others.

Previously, the German chancellery had instructed German intelligence agencies not to spy on the country’s NATO allies.  German Interior Minister now seeks to counter by having the German secret services spy on the United States.

The BND and the US secret services work so closely together that one wonders what secrets were left to reveal. BND President Gerhard Schindler defended his agency’s cooperation with the NSA as indispensable. His remark came on the heels of revelations that between 2004 and 2007, the BND had delivered huge amounts of raw data collected at an Internet node based in Frankfurt to the NSA.  The ties between the two agencies were so strong that the BND could be called “the appendix of the NSA.”

 

The NSA and other US intelligence agencies spy on millions of people in Germany illegally, have tapped the Chancellor’s cell phone, and continue to monitor government communications. Nevertheless, the federal government has consistently tried to downplay these issues.

 

Germany is deeply perturbed that the intense spying on Germany by its major ally the United States has no justification or legitimacy.  The fierce reaction to the unmasking of even a relatively low ranking agent indicates a change in direction of German foreign policy.

The growing crisis of global capitalism has exacerbated tensions and international conflicts. The increasing tensions between Germany and the United States, which fought each other in two world wars, is also the result of steady arms build ups in USA and Europe.

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Notes from history: Cause of emergence of Bangladesh

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Notes from history: Cause of emergence of Bangladesh

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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At times it would be worthwhile to revisit some of the past historical events to unravel the facts concerning the conflicts, revealing the mysteries of history.

Cyclone and Indo-Pakistani bad politics created Bangladesh, as India seeks to isolate ad weaken its nuclear neighbor Pakistan.

West Pakistan and East Pakistan, as Pakistan and Bangladesh today, were separated by India, geographically, geopolitically, directly deciding many things in the relations between the two and even determining the nature of ties between them.

Like the division and sharing of an independent (until 1947) Jammu Kashmir among India, Pakistan and China, the division of Pakistan to create Bangladesh also seems to be a conspiracy. However, there are a few basic facts that led to the civil war, India’s war with East Pakistan, a province dominated by the Bengali ethnic group and physically separated from the rest of Pakistan by India, and eventual creation of Bangladesh.

A powerful cyclone in East Pakistan and the passive response to the ghastly natural calamity by Pakistani military rulers had generated the base for the historic momentum for a new nation.  On November 13, 1970, a devastating cyclone struck East Pakistan. The cyclone killed an estimated 230,000 people, and in its wake, the national government, based in West Pakistan, did too little to alleviate the suffering, further alienating the long-underrepresented Bengalis.

A year later in 1972, the Bengalis would declare independence. As an officer in the U.S. consulate in the East Pakistani capital of Dhaka later noted that the cyclone was the real reason for the final break with Pakstian.

Several weeks after the cyclone, on December 7, Pakistan held the first direct elections in its 23-year history. Because East Pakistan was more populous than West Pakistan, the Awami League won a substantial majority of the seats in the new national parliament, and Mujib stood to become prime minister of the entire country. East Pakistan went for Mujibur Rahman or Sheik Mujib, who headed a Bengali nationalist party called the Awami League, which was moderately pro-American. Sheik initially favored autonomy for both wings of Pakistan in a confederation. West Pakistan elected another nationalist, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who threatened to unseat the military government under General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan.

On March 25, when talks between the Pakistani government and the electoral victors broke down, the Pakistani army, wielding weapons supplied by the United States, launched a determined assault on the Bengalis in East Pakistan

US diplomatic people in Dhaka condemned Yahya’s extra-constitutional martial law regime and dubious legitimacy, and they compared the Bengali struggle to the American Revolution. The same principles seemed to weigh on the mind of George H. W. Bush, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. In internal discussions, Bush supported India’s right to condemn Pakistan at the UN, citing the human rights question.

Kissinger acknowledged that Yahya’s use of force to hold Pakistan together would probably fail, but he argued in interagency meetings that Washington was powerless to convince Pakistani leaders to act otherwise and noted Nixon’s strong personal relationship with Yahya.

But prevailed, allowing no daylight between Washington and Islamabad. On April 21, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai sent a message to Nixon and Kissinger through Yahya suggesting that a high-ranking U.S. official visit China — validating, in the minds of Nixon and Kissinger, their approach to Pakistan.

Yahya had no interest in losing East Pakistan, and as negotiations among himself, Bhutto, and Mujib went nowhere, he postponed the opening of the National Assembly, which had been scheduled for March 3, 1971. Feeling that the fruits of their electoral victory had been stolen from them, the people of East Pakistan poured into the streets and then launched a general strike. That was the beginning of the breakup of Pakistan into two. Yahya quickly banned the Awami League, ordered Mujib’s arrest, and oversaw a brutal military crackdown that involved the systematic massacre of some 200,000 defenseless citizens and sent more than six million Bengalis fleeing across the Indian border. India reacted by invading East Pakistan, winning a 13-day war that allowed East Pakistan’s earlier declaration of independence as Bangladesh a reality.

The birth of a new Bengali nation of over 70 million people was a worry more for India than Pakistan which accepted the emergence of Bangladesh as a new reality. .Whether or not Washington urged Pakistani military leader Yahya not to unleash his military on the people of East Pakistan to simply avoiding the loss of life as a top policy priority, is not clear yet.

By the end of April, an estimated one million refugees from East Pakistan had flooded across the border into India. Mrs. Gandhi faced conflicting demands. India had an underlying desire to inflict devastating damage on its foe Pakistan and given India’s experience with colonialism, she remained firmly committed to the principles of national sovereignty and noninterference. Moreover, it would be embarrassing for India to cheer on secession in East Pakistan while stifling it in Kashmir.

India hosted secretly the Bangladeshi government in exile.

The conflicting interests, political realities, and deep personal animosities that rage at the heart of policymaking in a deep-rooted, multidimensional conflict had fuelled the human tragedy and emergence of a new state. . Once the election raised the prospect that Pakistan could split in two, US policymakers faced sharply opposing options. The first was for a negotiated solution that would avoid bloodshed and preserve the unity of Pakistan, even while acknowledging the limits of US influence in such an internal conflict. Throughout the crisis, the USA stuck by its ally, supporting Pakistan during the crackdown and threatening India as it prepared for war. The significant complicity of the then US President Richard Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, was there understandable as they called the tragic events in East Pakistan as “forgotten genocide.”

 

Policymaking is itself the process of determining which moral principles or strategic objectives to prioritize. Officials’ choices often reflect deep struggles among conflicting interests and values, with the final judgments made not after mathematically weighing the pros and cons but by relying on gut feelings. Likewise, public arguments over policies often reflect the instinctive worldviews of the antagonists rather than honest dialogue to find the best possible approach.

Many would conclude that real-world dilemmas often have no clear right or wrong answers. Nixon and Kissinger, acting on a mix of predispositions or prejudices, on the principle of noninterference, on a sense of commitment to an ally, and on a desire to establish a channel to China, put the U.S. relationship with Pakistan above humanitarian concerns. As is so often the case in real-world policymaking, they had to choose between moral and pragmatic considerations.

 

Standing by a Cold War ally, Nixon and Kissinger actually chose inaction as the alternative course, which reflected not so much as the principle of noninterference in the internal affairs of other states, but  the US desire to restrain Pakistani leaders from doing everything possible to preserve the unity of their country. Nixon, having formed strong opinions of South Asia’s politicians, liked Yahya, respected him as a leader, and saw him as an ally. Conversely, he disliked Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and distrusted India for its decision to remain formally nonaligned yet relatively friendly to the Soviet Union.

There have been strong feelings in the region that USA could have tried to promote a negotiated agreement without bloodshed. The outcome of the civil war and Indo-East Pakistan war, therefore, ended the US president’s way. Maybe India opposed any peaceful solution, while Pakistani nationalists sought to retain East Pakistan. US strategists argued that even the United States cannot always prevent tragedy beyond its borders.

Further complicating the picture was the emerging thaw with China. Yahya had become an effective go-between in laying the groundwork for the normalization of relations between the United States and China, which had drifted away from the Soviet Union during the 1960s. Kissinger felt that Beijing would carefully watch how faithfully Washington backed its ally. In the larger scheme of world politics and peace, the opening to China, along with the accompanying reordering of the balance of power, would count as a historic development and a major US accomplishment.

The United States gives military assistance to Pakistan’s leaders ever since the Eisenhower administration created the Middle East Treaty Organization and the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization to counter Soviet influence, and Nixon and Kissinger wanted to stay the course. In return,  Islamabad is supposed to  allow to be used by USA

 

Indian government, while waiting for the optimal conditions, trained and armed Bengali insurgents to bleed the Pakistani forces in East Pakistan.  It was the growing influx of refugees, ultimately numbering more than six million, that pushed India over the edge; the fleeing Bengalis were becoming an unbearable burden in a country already unable to care for its own poor.

China never supports anti-colonialist movements globally. This being the Cold War, the crisis reverberated far beyond South Asia, reaching not only policymakers in Washington but also their counterparts in Beijing and Moscow. China, having been a victim of Western and Japanese imperialism and confronting its own secessionist movements in Tibet and Taiwan, took Pakistan’s side. Reacting to India’s outcry over Pakistani atrocities, Zhou, vowed to support Pakistan against ‘Indian expansionists.’ The Soviet Union, meanwhile, signed a treaty of friendship with India.

In the United States, political opposition to US support for Pakistan was mounting, further complicating the White House’s policy. The movement’s torchbearer Senator Edward Kennedy landed in India on August 10 for a fact-finding tour. In India, however, Kennedy toured refugee sites and met secretly with the Bangladeshi government in exile and exhorted India to attack. . He had intended to meet with Yahya in Islamabad, but the Pakistani government canceled his visa. When he returned to Washington, Kennedy assailed the administration, saying that the atrocities were being committed with US-supplied arms.

Gandhi was to order the Indian military to invade East Pakistan on December 4. But on the evening of December 3, the Pakistanis launched a preemptive strike of their own, bombing Indian airfields near the border with West Pakistan and shelling Indian positions all along the western front, marking the beginning of the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war. The Indian army launched its long-planned drive across East Pakistan, capturing Dhaka quickly with local support and ended the war quickly. India recognized Bangladesh on December 6. Ten days later, Pakistani forces in Bangladesh surrendered. The western portion of the conflict also ended.

The outbreak of war had triggered a flurry of activity in the White House. Convinced that India was bent on destroying Pakistan, Kissinger persuaded Nixon to approve actions to protect the United States’ ally. Washington asked the Chinese to mass troops on the Indian border and warned the Soviets not to intervene on India’s behalf. It urged Iran and Jordan to transfer U.S.-supplied combat aircraft to Pakistan. And it sent its most formidable aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, into the Bay of Bengal to cause India to think twice about invading Pakistan — a move the Indians would resent long afterward. Fortunately, the war ended before any of these actions could draw the other two major powers into the conflict.

Kissinger may have felt that the United States had no real influence over Yahya, and he was determined to prevent India from attacking the government in West Pakistan.

In the end, Bangladesh emerged from horrible bloodshed as a viable nation, and India and Pakistan remain locked in an uneasy truce — with each now possessing nuclear weapons. We will never know whether the USA could have prevented the violence without doing more harm than good. Also up for debate is the broader question of whether Washington becomes an accomplice in another government’s wrongdoing when it preserves a working relationship with that government for larger purposes — as it did with Stalin’s regime during World War II and as it is doing with Beijing today.

That is a matter of personal judgment. Such are the complex questions with which policymakers at the highest level must grapple.

Even though it allowed Bangladesh to be born as new nation with full UN status, the USA has taken care to keep its cold war ally Pakistan in good humors by all possible means. Pakistan helped USA come close to China. The net result of this nexus was expressed in full scale when Pakistan went all the way to support the US ambition to invade an Islamizing Afghanistan on the pretext of Sept-11 hoax.

Today, the US military occupies Pakistan and is busy killing Pakistanis. Pakistan get paid for their services!

 

 

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Islam: the spiritual message of Ramadan fasting & Eid ul Fitr

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Islam: the spiritual message of Ramadan fasting & Eid ul Fitr

-DR. ABDUL  RUFF  COLACHAL

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Every aspect of Islam has a message for humanity.  Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan has a very strong spiritual message.

A true man of faith has kindled the fire of faith within him, and fasting is something that enhances his faith. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) said: “Fasting is prescribed for man to purify his soul.” In Ramadan, the month of fasting, you become the guest of God. Do praise Him with devotion.

How important the purity of thoughts, words and deeds while fasting could be gauged by an example from an incident from the life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS). The Holy Prophet saw a woman, who was fasting on a day (not in Ramadan), abusing her girl-servant. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) admonished her and asked her to break her fast formally. The woman protested arguing that it is not Ramadan month: “But I am fasting today”.  Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) explained to her that Islamic fasting is different from others and said: “But was not your fasting broken by the abuses you were hurling upon that poor girl?”

Above said instance let us make our fasting pure and genuine so that Allah accepts our fasting and we get at least a pass mark. However, love, compassion, kindness and consideration we show to others during the Ramadan month by nom means be artificial but genuine and sincere enough.  We must imbibe these virtues as our general perception of life.

While general fasting activates the blood circulation it mainly purifies heart and soul. Besides, the modern medicine has proved that fasting is a remedy for diseases that affect the man of this century because of overeating and the variety of canned food. In this case, fasting is as being a treatment and even a preventive at the same time. The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension. Islamic fasting is different from diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake.

During the Holy month of Ramadan Muslims generally dedicate as much time as possible not only to recollect the bad and good things they have done thus far, seeking pardon of Allah but also to reading the Holy Quran, understanding and even memorizing its verses.

Fasting in Islam, like prayers, guard the believers against evil. In the month of Ramadan, one should therefore get to know the Holy Quran better and the victory over the false deity of the soul.

 

 

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The Holy Qur’an has stated that the Prophet Muhammad (SAS) was sent to perfect good manners. Islamic fasting during the Holy Ramadan has important spiritual objectives. Ramadan is a month for Muslims to change their lives for the better, leaving behind un-Islamic and immoral practices, to lead an exemplary life, both in form and content. During Ramadan, Muslim faithful are trained to keep away from sins. The Prophet has advised them on that.

Islamic fasting is not a mere ritual, it is a serious obligation with remakable resutls. Fasting is not a mere act of deliberate starving by abstaining from the delights of food and drink from dawn to dusk each day for a month. Islamic fasting is meant for more sacred goals in life and Hereafter.

Islamic fasting cleanses our body and mind from impurities. When fasting and worship is done purely for the pleasure and love of Allah, changes can take place in the mind, heart and body of humans. Likewise, it must purify our hearts and minds from all impure thoughts, improper desires and undisciplined sensations.

Conversely, if the believers are not striving to refine their character by fast, the fast will be a body without soul. Ramadan is a month-long training program for Muslims to change their lives. During this month, they engage in prayers seeking the forgiveness of Allah, recite and reflect on the Qur’an during night and day, perform the Taraweeh night prayers, and attend special Islamic classes and meetings.

Ramadan is regarded as the best of months. Its virtues are simply not found in any other month. Holy Ramadan helps Muslims with opportunities to earn the reward of their Lord easily. It is the month of solidarity, the month of great historic victories in Islam. Ramadan month helps the believers to imbibe the valuable human traits like respect of time, of word and promise, and so one becomes trustworthy, well estimated, able to carry out one’s responsibilities, and to fulfill one’s social duties. Ramadan makes Muslims trust worthy.

 

While major holidays of other faiths have largely become commercialized events, Ramadan retains its intense spiritual meaning. Fasting in Ramadan teaches Muslims to learn discipline, which is
essential for them to make progress. The Prophet has made us adhere to discipline and strictness, strictness that does not lead to fanaticism or going outside the bounds that God has laid down.

By indulging in mischievous anti-Islamic things mentioned above while fasting, the Muslims in fact insult Islam, injure the fasting itself. Such fasting can be dangerous and self-destructive too. That even after fasting for years every year 30 days Muslims have not self purified and become greedier is not a healthy sign.

Allah says in the Qur’an: “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. Muslims all over the world fast during the holy month, thus strengthening their unity and solidarity and they need this unity more than any time before to confront growing challenges. All the teachings of Islam urge the Muslim faithful to stand together and should not disintegrate. Unfortunately, today Muslims kill one another in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other parts of the world, making their enemies happy.

Among the nights of Ramadan, there is one special night of Power (Qadr), which is highlighted in Surah Al-Qadr, saying it has the significance of being better than a thousand months. (Qur’an 97:3). This was the night when Qur’an was revealed to mankind. Prophet Muhammad (SAS) urged Muslims to seek this night in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan.

In fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan, the true believers could feel passing through the heavenly space of spirituality in Islam by purifying their soul and mind.  This is in fact an expression of commitment to Islam and set out for heaven.

In fact, upon completing the Holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are in fact reborn as new humans with a message for fellow Muslims and others to change quality of life and ensure safety here as well as Hereafter.

 

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While expecting favors from Allah, the believers should also learn to mould behavior in words and deeds and to be kind to others. Ramadan is a month for fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice observed by Muslims around the world.

Honesty is important for the believers and especially while fasting. Control the tongue and speech. Islam teaches us not to tell lies or useless tales; do not spread rumours or, damaging gossips about other persons; keep aloof from falsity. Use the power of speech in spreading the word of God; in creating goodwill in the society. Do not inflict injury upon others by your actions, including in words; instead strive to help them as far as you can. These are important milestones Muslims are expected to achieve during the fasting days.

The fasting in the holy month develops a strong feeling among the faithful that Allah is watching all their activities. Socially, the connection between worship and social conduct is emphasized as the month of Ramadan offers an opportunity to catch up with friends and relatives for the breaking of the fast and additional collective prayers.

Ramadan encourages the faithful to engage in charitable and good activities beneficial to humanity. Patience is an important quality one develops during Ramadan through fasting. When one fasts from dawn to dusk, giving up food and drink and marital sexual relations for several hours, they learn restraint and patience. Muslim faithful compete with one another in charitable activities during Ramadan to win Allah’s pleasure and reward. The Prophet was the most charitable amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when angel Jibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month.” Charity and mutual help occupy a remarkable place, and brotherhood and equality triumph, which that is, the most human acts and the holiest purpose of the fasting. The daytime fasting and nighttime prayers spiritually energize the faithful to lead a new life, benefiting the whole humanity and opening a new chapter of peace and progress.

Check if what we eat is halaal. Talk only genuine things, lawful according to our heart and mind.

 

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The holy month of Ramadan has come to the believers again and this Holy month comes to the Islamic world every year to remind the Muslim faithful on the need to return to Allah by following His teachings in all walks of their lives in order to achieve peace in this world and the Hereafter.

 

Self purification is the goal and objective of fasting in Islam – and fasting not just for starving alone.  The heart and mind must be with Muslims in fasting. Because fast in its real sense, will not be complete unless your thoughts, our emotions, our actions – in short, all aspects of our life – become pure, clean and free from blemish.

In other words, Islamic fasting should effect in Muslims fundamental changes in viewing life. Muslims everywhere try to emulate the Prophet in generosity throughout the month. Human character becomes more pronounced during Ramadan as Ramadan is the month of renewal. It is a period when Muslims acquire determination for truthful existence.  No act of worship is truly beneficial if it does not transform one’s character and conduct for the betterment of society as a whole.

Of course science and technology contradict the divine laws by trying to disprove the existence and even usefulness of God. Their argument perhaps is that government alone is enough for people and God has no place in real life. But the believers should stay firm in their faith.  Even as efforts are undertaken constantly to challenge God and Islamic faith, believers should be steadfast in their faith. The true believers should not disobey God by thinking that surely the “Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.”

The faithfuls thank God for revealing the Holy Qur’an during this month as a blessing and guidance for the mankind. The Islamic nations need men and women that are strong willed, who can stand upon the Qur’an and Sunnah and not waver in front of the enemies of God and Islam.

Muslims need to earn the honest personality.

 

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Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, has cautioned Muslims 14 centuries ago that the Ramadan fasting should have a real impact on their lives. He has advised the faithful that Ramadan should change one’s behavior, attitude and outlook toward life. While fasting, Muslims must ponder whether it had any effect in making them more God-fearing and pious.

Holy Qur’an says: “The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Holy Qur’an, guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. Allah has guided and He expects the believers to be grateful to the Almighty.

In fact, Ramadan fasting is a stage where the human being is the closest to God. The fasting period, Ramadan is a time when one really submits to spiritual and social changes. Ramadan fasting is a confidential act which occurs between the human being and his Creator. This act must be impregnated with full sincerity and the deepest loyalty. Now in case fasting loses its honesty, it becomes hypocrisy.

Message of Eid ul Fitr day is also important for humanity. Muslims celebrate Eid ul Fitr on the first day of Shawwal -the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, following the month of Ramadan (in which the revelation started and ended 20+ years later, and which is also the month of fasting). Following a Lunar calendar, Muslims mark the beginning of the month with the sighting of the new crescent. Muslims attend a special community prayer in the morning and visit friends & relatives to exchange greetings of “Eid Mubarak” or “a blessed Eid” joyfully.

Eid ul-Fitr is not a usual festival it marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan Eid ul-Fitr day stands for fulfillment of one month long committed good work   and sacrifice as the central part of Ramadan fasting. ‘Fitr’ means to break and it signifies the breaking of the fasting period and of all evil habits. It is a show of joy at attaining spiritual prosperity after a month of fasting. The holy month of Ramadan which culminates into the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr unites all Muslims in fasting, feasting, worship and prayer. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality, peace and brotherhood.

When a Muslim comes to mosque or payer-ground for offering his Ramadan prayer upon the close of Holy Ramadan fasting month, it is presumed that he or she has rectified their lives they have lived erroneously and to live afresh from that day onward like new genuine Muslims. Muslims come into the mosque completing the holy month of fasting and repentance and by gaining the virtue of patience, kindness, righteousness and self-confidence that could be seen as human victory in real life.

On Eid day, Muslims make new resolutions for a better refined life henceforth, serving the cause of Islam and Muslims. Meaningful completion of Ramadan month is indeed an achievement and a reason to be happy. It is not the form that matters for Islam and Muslims but the content which makes a Muslim live a really worthy Muslim. It is not mere formalities Muslims follow that make a human live as a Muslim but the essence of Islamic virtues.

Post-Ramadan life is a big challenge and responsibility for Muslims.

Muslims should be wise to make maximum out of their Ramadan fasting after the Eid ul-Fitr prayers. Having the guest of Allah, Muslims should try their best to remember that special status and retain it for the whole year. If, by chance or otherwise, Muslims return to old habits, they should remember that they are indeed kicking the very fasting they undertook tediously.

Let us be away from sins.

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(This article is submitted as token of gratitude to Janab Saifuddin Haji of Vallakadavu Mosque, Trivandrum, Kerala, India)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith and life. 

Humanity has a right to know the truth which does not require endorsements. DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs,  Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books; Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in  hundreds of   printed as well as online newspapers.website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 – CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India)

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