September 02, 2006

Killing of Nawab akbar Bugti : Statement by World Baloch Jewish Alliance

Statement by World Baloch Jewish Alliance

WASHINGTON DC --- Pakistan's nuclear teeth must be removed now and the Islamic terrorist army of Pakistan should not be allowed to deceive the free world that it's their ally in the war on terror.

In a statement on the first Sabbath after the martyrdom of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, Shaheed-i-Balochistan and former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, journalist and World Baloch Jewish Alliance convenor Ahmar Mustikhan has said, "The killing of Nawab Bugti and not handing over his body to his next of kin is the latest in the long list of blatant war crimes committed on the people of Balochistan."

The ethnic cleansing of the Baloch people at the hands of the Islamic terrorist army of Pakistan is happening at the same time secular democracy of Israel is under Hezbollah attack and world's larges democracy India and the fledgling democracy in Afghanistan under President Hamid Karzai are facing threats from similar forces. President Bush correctly identified these forces as Islamist fascists.

The missing face in the thousand-headed minister of Islamic fascism is made up of generals of the Islamic terrorist army of Pakistan, their Military Intelligence and the Inter Services Intelligence. Small wonder not only Pakistan is presently Al Qaeda headquarters, hiding bin Laden and Ayman Alzwahiri, but the Islamic terrorist army generals are refusing to handover the worst nuclear proliferater and father of the Islamic Bomb, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. All of this must be fully exposed on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

In Balochistan, Pakistan's Military Intelligence is directly responsible for the bloodshed as it has taken over the command and control of the entire operations for several years now.

Nawab Bugti was the highest elected official to be martyred since the forced annexation of Balochistan in March 1948.

The extra-judicial killing of Nawab Bugti and the way his burial was conducted violates the human dignity and respect that has to be shown to a human body, even during war times. All this is in clear contravention of the International Human Rights Charter

The Islamic terrorist army of Pakistan must be fully exposed and brought to justice on this matter.

I again urge the Baloch people and the Nawab Bugti family members to please demand postmortem of the Shaheed-i-Balochistan in a third country, preferably India or Israel. All of this must be well documented.

I also appeal all Balochistan sympathisers to please help the Baloch hire a competent lawyer in London to challenge the British government decision of putting the BLA on the list of terrorist outfits."

Unfortunate as it is, British politicians best known for their cacaphony in the House of Commons should understand the politics of the embattled region is far more complex than raising a poodle. London's decision to outlaw BLA emboldened the Islamic terrorist army of Pakistan.

Balochistan is not an internal matter of Pakistan, which in itself is not a very legitimate organization. Any Baloch traitor, man or woman, who remain a part of the Pakistan government shall reserve their place in the dustbin of history.

Insult upon insult is being heaped on the bleeding wounds of Balochistan since its forced annexation in 1948. The rapacious loot and plunder of Baloch resources at the point of gun, the denial of the right to self-rule, extra-judicial killing of the leaders, the use of chemical weapons, turning Baloch lands into radioactive waste by using it for testing the so-called Islamic Bomb, pitting brother against brother and the continued illegal occupation of Balochistan, the refusal to hand over the body to the next of kin are all actions in violation of international law.

I demand an international peackeeping force must immediately be deployed in war-ravaged Balochistan to oversee its peaceful secession from Pakistan, of which it was never a part, and to bring an end to the bloodshed.

To friends of Balochistan, I urge now is the time for a legal war. The undending trail of blood of the Baloch people must stop.

Ahmar Mustikhan
Convenor, World Baloch Jewish Alliance

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Balochistan & Killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti : Scholar Dr.Kalyanaraman's statement

BACKGROUND Dr. Kalyanaraman is a former senior executive of the Asian Development Bank , retired five years ahead of time, from Asst. Controllership in the Asian Development Bank after serving for 17 years. He devoted the rest of my life to indology studies.

He has contributed on Indian Alchemy to the late Prof. Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya's History of Science and Technology in Ancient India and also articles on Indus Script, language and civilization to journals. He also published a novel: Dream Children; and Public Administration in Asia, a comparative study of Dev. admn. in six asian countries.

His subject areas of interest are:
1) Soma in the Rigveda; my book: Indian Alchemy: Soma in the Veda is in press.
2) Indus Sarasvati civilization, language, and script; comparative lexemes of South asian languages

Press Statement, September 3, 2006

S. Kalyanaraman
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Every Baloch knows that his ancestors were of Hindu, Bauddha, Jaina or Zoroastrian traditions and even earlier maritime traditions which extended from Tigris-Euphrates to the Mekong delta in South-east Asia during the days of contact between Mesopotamia and what cuneiform texts refer to as Meluhha. The language of Baloch is cognate with Mleccha (Meluhha) which was the ancient spoken dialect of the region extending from Gandhara (Kandahar) to Bangkok, during the days of Mahabharata. Yudhishtira and Vidura spoke in mleccha according to the Gret Epic. The bonds between Hindu and Baloch ante-date the formation of Pakistan by the British colonial regime which continued its policy of divide and rule even while quitting the region and giving 'truncated independence' and certainly ante-date Islamism and Christism. The Baloch people have never accepted their being part of Pakistan and have been fighting for nearly 60 years to achieve true independence for Balochistan.

Baloch is a region rich in natural resources and the Balochi people have been exploited by the anti-people regimes of Jihadistan (Pakistan) in collaboration with China.

Baloch should say NO to Jihadi terror and return home. Many Balochi ancestors were converted to Islam during days of mediaeval barbarism. Now that Baloch has understood what the consequences of being part of Jihadistan are, it is time to re-assert the Balochi national identity and true cultural identity related to what Gautama the Buddha called esha dhammo sanantano, this sanatana dharma which treats the entire globe as one family and which does not spread hatred and violence.

The intolerable situation created by the martyrdom of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti should help Balochi to rethink their adherance to a false belief system which was forced upon their ancestors and to return to the fold of civil global society. In these testing times, all Hindu everywhere will support the fight of the Balochi people to realize their true national identity and cherish their cultural traditions which date back to at least 5000 years Before Present, to the days of Mesopotamian-Sarasvati Civilizations.

All Hindu will welcome Balochi as partners in dharma and as free participants in a true confederation of an Indian Ocean Community based on dharma. Say NO to dictatorship of Jihadistan and return home to Sanatana Dharma.

The martyrdom of Akbar Khan Bugti should reinforce the responsibility of the people of Hindustan to support the Baloch people in this hour of need and in support for their freedom struggle, freedom from an oppressive regime. Hindustan has been the beacon of hope for all freedom-fighters and the role played by Baloch in achieving freedom from the colonial rule should be hailed by all people of the region who are opposed to the hegemonical interventions. The colonial regime forced Balochistan into what was then in 1947 called Pakistan while the demand of the Baloch people was for independence. Hindu people everywhere have to support Baloch people in their 60-year old freedom struggle against the Pakistani army and the earlier centuries-old freedom struggle against a colonial regime. Hopefully, measures should be put in place to facilitate cultural exchanges among the people of Balochistan and Hindustan recognizing the millennial civilizational bonds of contacts and maritime relationships.


Press statement: September 2, 2006

N.S. Rajaram
India ’s response to the Pakistan Army’s killing of the Baluchi tribal leader Akbar Khan Bugti is deeply disappointing. Instead of a routine condemnation issued through a Ministry of External Affairs spokesman, India as the major regional power, should have expressed support at the highest level for the Baluchi people’s struggle for freedom from military occupation. India ’s low level response indicates profound ignorance of history and India ’s geo-strategic interests at the highest levels of the UPA Government, particularly on the part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

To those familiar with the history leading up to India ’s disastrous border war with China , this bears a disconcerting similarity to Nehru’s betrayal of Tibet to China in 1950 in pursuit of personal glory in Korea . It is all the more disturbing that China seems be actively engaged in Baluchistan, while India is staying aloof despite long standing historical, cultural and maritime interests.

Baluchistan is different from Kashmir . Unlike Kashmir, which acceded to India and invited the Indian Army only after it was invaded by Pakistani irregulars and the army, Baluchistan , dominated by the Khanate of Khalat wanted to remain independent. If Indian leaders at the time of had had the necessary vision and foresight, Baluchistan could have been made into a strategic ally like Bhutan . Instead, India sat idly by while Pakistan occupied Baluchistan by force and garrisoned the country. The present conflict is only the latest phase in the sixty year long freedom struggle that the Baluchis have been waging against the Pakistani Army.

The situation is eerily similar to that witnessed 35 years ago when Bangaldesh broke away from Pakistan , but the insular UPA leadership seems to be blissfully unaware. The Indian government is treating it as an internal affair of Pakistan . This suggests that Indian and Baluchi groups and individuals outside the government should establish close contact so that a foundation of mutual trust and goodwill are established on which a healthy relationship can be built when Baluchistan frees itself from the Pakistani yoke. This seems to be only a matter of time.

September 01, 2006

Why was Bugti killed?

Wilson John
August 30, 2006

There are three reasons why President Pervez Musharraf ordered the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti on August 26.

The first reason is President Musharraf's standing within the army and outside.

The General has been under pressure within the army on account of his weakening grip on Kashmir. Quite a few generals believe that President Musharraf has lost a lot of ground on Kashmir during the past two years. Former ISI chief Hamid Gul recently told the media that if only Musharraf could allow jihadis to operate freely for a year, they would annex Kashmir. The statement could be a typical Gul hyperbole, but it certainly reflects the frustration building up among the security forces and intelligence agencies.

There is an equal amount of disquiet among the officer cadre over their President's alliance with the US against the Taliban and other terrorist elements on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Besides the army, the General today faces immense pressure from opposition political parties, especially the religious alliance of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal. Though the group led by the Jamaat-e-Islami factions has not been gathering strength in the recent past, the leadership certainly has considerable street power which can prove to be a nemesis for the General who is completing seven years of martial rule.

The MMA, once a supporter of the General, is determined to turn the General out of President's House next year. With Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto gathering support outside Pakistan, the heat could become a bit difficult for the General in the months ahead.

Adding to his woes, his own party has been riven with internal conflicts and petty politicking.

The letter written recently by retired generals, academics and politicians, requesting the President to shed his uniform and allow democracy to take root once again in Pakistan, has only added to the despondency and doubt over President Musharraf's rule.

There is considerable doubt among the public about the General's capability to chart a course of progress and enlightenment for the country.

The bravado displayed by the General in the recent past actually betrayed his nervousness and insecurity. It was becoming clear to him that he was no longer the most popular leader which he thought himself to be. Even the usually supportive New York Times, quoting a Western diplomat, said early this month, 'Musharraf is in a weaker position than he has been in the past.'

Early this year, Stratfor, an American policy think tank, had raised the possibility of the US letting the General go. There have been similar noises from Washington, forcing one of the General's avid supporters, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, to defend the General in a New York Times op-ed.

More telling has been President Musharraf's remarks on July 5 that 'I am a soldier; therefore, I cannot contest the election. If people want my leadership, they should cast vote in favor of my supporters. If the people retract their support, I will quit power and say goodbye the same day.'

These are nothing but an expression of desperation on the part of the General who, at one point of time, thought himself to be invincible.

With Nawab Bugti and his rag-tag band of "warriors" taking on the might of the Pakistan Army since January 2005, the General feared a protracted engagement, a possibility which might have caused severe opposition from the army leadership and, significantly, upset his elections plans next year. The killing of Nawab Bugti brought him reprieve from many of these challenges, and reinforced his control.

The second reason is equally personal. On December 14, 2005, when President Musharraf was visiting a Frontier Corps camp in Kohlu, unknown assailants fired eight rockets at him, three falling near the camp where he was supposed to address the paramilitary troops engaged in the military operation against the Baloch tribals.

A couple of days later, an Army helicopter with the inspector general, Frontier Corps, Maj General Shujaat Zamir Dar, and his deputy, Brigadier Saleem Nawaz, was fired at by Baloch insurgents, the first reported incident of its kind of a general officer and his deputy being targeted in their area of command. For Musharraf, nothing would have been more humiliating.

The third reason is economic. Balochistan, with its enormous natural gas and mineral deposits, has for long been viewed as Pakistan's answer to Dubai, a regional trading, transport and energy hub with a deep seaport at Gwadar being built with Chinese cooperation and assistance and the Makran Coastal Highway to link the rest of the region with the outside world.

A quick look at what is being planned in Gwadar will reveal the General's desperation to clear the coast of 'irritants' like Nawab Bugti. Under this plan, the Gwadar Development Authority, in addition to Gwadar port, is planning a network of roads, connecting Gwadar with Karachi, Pasni, Ormara and Turbat.

The Coastal Highway linking Karachi with Gwadar (675 km) is being built simultaneously with the port along with other highways, from Pasni to Gwadar (135 km), Ormara-Gwadar (275 km) and Gwadar-Turbat (188 km), one of the links finally reaching the Iranian border at Gupt.

This network of roads will finally be connected with China through the Indus Highway. Under an agreement, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are already committed to developing extensive railroad links from Central Asia and the Chinese province of Xinjiang to the Arabian coast.

The completion of this communication network will not only facilitate the movement of goods from China and Central Asian Republics to the countries of the Persian Gulf, West Asia, East Africa, the Indian Ocean and beyond through Gwadar, the countries of these regions will also have an easy and short route for access to Central Asia for trade and economic co-operation.

Besides the road network, there are plans to set up an international airport equipped with all modern aviation facilities, including runways to handle wide-bodied 747 aircraft. Likewise, plans are afoot to lay a railway network to complement the road network extending across Pakistan; the first of the proposed route is 550 km long, linking Gwadar to Quetta-Zahidan.

The master plan for Gwadar reveals that it will be based on the development of about 45,000 acres that would comprise airport, industrial zones, export processing zones, beach development, resorts, housing facilities and all civic amenities like schools and hospitals over the next 50 years.

Thus, Gwadar will, in the next decade or so, become a place of great strategic value for Pakistan, extending its reach from the Persian Gulf through the Indian Ocean to South-East Asia and the Far East.

Another dimension to the region's critical importance to Gen Musharraf's future plans is its global potential as an energy transmission and distribution hub, linking West Asia and Central Asia with energy-starved Asia.

Clear indications are on the ground. In the last week of November 2005, Pakistan began constructing a 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline, the largest in the country, linking Sui Southern Gas Company's main transmission and distribution line to Karachi. The pipeline will also form part of the company's integrated liquefied natural gas import project due to be completed in 2009.

Much has been written about the investment by China and Islamic Development Bank in the Gwadar project. Less talked about is American interest in the region.

Nawab Bugti, as quoted in the Pakistani newspapers Nawa-e-Waqt and Jung, had said that Pakistan was developing the deep-sea port to provide facilities to the US Central Command. He alleged that the American plan was to 'control the maritime oil and international shipping and all other trade, in addition to challenging Iran'.

Another Baloch leader, Sardar Attaullah Mengal, speaking at a conference in Washington organised by the World Sindhi Institute on May 18, 2001, repeated the same sentiments and said the West was keen to have free access in the coastal areas of Balochistan for the export of Central Asian raw material and for the safety of its oil interests in the Arabian peninsula.

Even if one were to discount these claims, one geographical fact cannot be forgotten: Next door to Balochistan is Iran, the latest "axis of evil" for President George W Bush and his advisers.

* Views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Observer Research Foundation.

''Falling Home Prices Could Trigger a U.S. and Global Recession''

he meteoric increase in home prices in the United States during the past five years has been the mainstay of economic growth, not only in the United States but in the rest of the world as well. This year, home prices in the United States have reversed course. As the downward slide in home prices gathers pace in the months ahead, the U.S. economy is likely to weaken substantially. This weakness could contribute to the possibility of a global economic recession in 2007. [See: "Current U.S. Federal Reserve Policy Could Accelerate Inflation"]

Global Economic Engine

Between 2001 and 2005, the median U.S. home price increased at an average annual rate of nearly nine percent, according to the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.). By comparison, the median U.S. home price advanced at an average annual rate of just over four percent between 1996 and 2000. In 2005 alone, the median home price jumped by 12 percent, marking the largest gain in nominal home prices since the late 1970s.

Although annual average gains of nine percent are seemingly benign, the pace of median home price appreciation doubled between 2001 and 2005 compared to the previous five years. In addition, the average annual increase in the median home price masks enormous gains in many areas of the country where prices more than doubled between 2001 and 2005. Because about 68 percent of all households in the United States own a home, the sharp rise in home prices boosted household equity.

Very low interest rates in the United States, by historical standards, combined with the proliferation of non-traditional mortgage products and easy credit access allowed many U.S. households to convert household equity gains into income gains through mortgage refinancing. According to statistics produced by Freddie Mac, one of the United States' largest mortgage lenders, cash-out mortgage refinancing accounted for about 50 percent of all mortgage refinancing between 2001 and 2004. In 2005, cash-out mortgage refinancing accounted for 73 percent of all mortgage refinancing. In the first half of 2006, cash-out refinancing accounted for a staggering 87 percent of all refinancing.

Substantial household income gains supported by rising home prices and increasing home equity propelled exceptionally strong real personal consumption expenditure growth in the United States, which averaged three percent between 2001 and 2005. During the same period, real Gross Domestic Product (G.D.P.) in the United States expanded at an average annual rate of 2.4 percent. Because real personal consumption expenditure grew more rapidly than real G.D.P., economic growth in the United States was overwhelmingly driven by personal consumption growth between 2001 and 2005.

The strong real growth of personal consumption expenditure in the past five years fueled not only above trend economic growth in the United States, but it also fueled exceptionally fast economic growth in other countries that filled Americans' insatiable appetite for consumer goods. In Asia, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are all among the United States' top ten countries for import origination. Consumer goods dominate these countries' exports to the United States.

Strong personal consumption growth in the United States during the past five years was the key factor behind China's rapid economic growth between 2001 and 2005, which averaged nine percent, in real terms, annually. During the same period, real economic growth in South Korea averaged 4.5 percent. In Taiwan, real economic growth contracted by 2.2 percent in 2001. Thereafter, the country's annual average rate of real economic growth exceeded four percent. Although Japan remained mired in deflation during most of the past five years, the strong growth of personal consumption in the United States lifted the country's economy out of recession starting in 2003. In addition to fueling strong economic growth in the United States and Asia, the growth of personal consumption expenditure in the United States also led to surging global energy demand and rising international energy prices.

The Fall of Housing Prices

It is inevitable that U.S. home prices will fall. According to the N.A.R., in the first quarter of 2006, median U.S. home prices increased by a further ten percent, compared to the same period in 2005. In the second quarter of 2006, median U.S. home prices advanced by less than four percent, compared to the same period in 2005. As with rising median home prices between 2001 and 2005, the sharp slowdown in the growth of median home prices in the second quarter of 2006 masks very sharp declines in home prices in many states including California, Massachusetts, New York, Arizona and Florida.

Conventional wisdom holds that rising interest rates are the culprit behind falling home prices in the United States. Rather than interest rates, increasingly unaffordable house prices and rising inventories of unsold homes have been pushing home prices lower. Equally important has been soaring energy prices that have reduced household disposable income. Statistics from the N.A.R. indicate that housing is at its least affordable level in at least 20 years. Other measures of affordability, which compare household income with home prices, show the same magnitude of decline in home affordability.

With home prices out of reach for a growing portion of the U.S. population, inventories of unsold homes have steadily risen. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, inventories of unsold homes reached an 11-year high in July 2006. During the past year, these inventories increased by over 20 percent. The Department of Commerce also reported that home sales declined 13 percent since July 2005. Though these statistics are fraught with sampling errors and subject to large revisions, the trend during the last 12 months has shown home inventories rising rapidly and home sales growth slowing sharply. According to industry experts, these statistics are underestimating the growth of unsold home inventories and the contraction of home sales.

Apart from households that are seeing slowing or contracting income growth, banks in the United States are also very exposed to falling home prices. With home prices falling, especially in what were once the hottest housing and mortgage markets in the United States, mortgage default rates have leapt higher. In California, mortgage defaults increased by 67 percent in the second quarter of 2006, compared with the same period in 2005, reaching a three-year high. Falling home prices have also undermined collateral values for mortgage lenders. The combination of rising defaults and falling collateral values is beginning to weaken the balance sheets of mortgage lenders, including several of the United States' largest banks. Balance sheet problems and Federal Reserve directives to more closely monitor loan risks associated with non-traditional mortgages is drying up mortgage credit -- another factor that is weighing on home prices and inventories of unsold homes.

Growing weakness in the banking sector is very alarming. Banking sector and economic crises in many countries over the past 25 years can be traced to overly exuberant credit growth used to finance either capital investment or real estate speculation or both. Japan offers a stunning example of what can happen after a real estate bubble bursts. Japan's real estate bubble collapsed in the late 1980s, producing first a prolonged economic recession and then a prolonged period of deflation. Ironically, as a result of the U.S. real estate bubble, Japan finally recovered. As in the United States, few in Japan believed that a speculative bubble was forming in the real estate sector.

When the Global Engine Stalls

During the next several months, home prices in the United States are likely to continue declining. This decline could accelerate in 2007. Rising inflation will eventually force the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates again, although probably not until after the November mid-term elections. In the meantime, rising international energy prices and the approach of North America's winter will further reduce disposable income, leading unsold home inventories higher and home prices lower.

After the mid-term elections, the Fed may be so far behind the inflation curve that a series of rate hikes will be needed to lower inflation expectations and prop up the value of the dollar. Uncertainty surrounding the direction of interest rates will also push home prices down and inventories up. Declining home values will continue to reduce household income, forcing personal consumption expenditure lower. Some economists have noted that rising wages will offset the negative impact on household incomes of falling home prices. Wage gains during the last five years, however, have been markedly less than home price gains. [See: "Current U.S. Federal Reserve Policy Could Accelerate Inflation"]

Between 2001 and 2005, nominal wages in the United States increased at an average annual rate of less than three percent. During the same period, real wages increased at an average annual rate of less than one percent. Although nominal wages may grow slightly faster in the months ahead, rising inflation will limit real wage and income growth. By the second half of 2007, much weaker growth of personal consumption expenditure may push unemployment higher, further undermining household income. Simply put, if home prices continue to decline, the U.S. economy could fall into recession in 2007 dragging the rest of the world with it.

China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, which supply the United States with consumer goods, are the countries most vulnerable to a U.S. economic downturn led by weakening personal consumption growth. Other countries, such as Britain, France and Germany, which are also among the United States' top ten trading partners, will also face an economic downturn as capital goods exports from these countries to the United States weaken. Canada and Mexico, which along with China are the United States' top three trading partners, will also follow the United States into economic recession. Although oil is a significant component of Canadian and Mexican exports, these countries also ship significant amounts of consumer durables to the United States.

Commodity producing countries will also fall into recession if home prices in the United States continue to decline. A global economic recession will significantly reduce demand for base metals. Energy and gold prices, however, will probably remain well supported by extreme global geopolitical instability and dollar depreciation. A global economic recession in 2007 will also have a significant negative impact on equity markets worldwide. Judging from recent global equity market performance, investors appear generally unaware of rapidly rising global investment risk driven by the bursting bubble in the United States' housing market.

Report Drafted By:
Jephraim P. Gundzik

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Message to the British Muslims of South-Asian origin

Dr Koenraad Elst

After the timely folding of yet another Islamic terror plot, the public’s attention is focused once more on the “Paki problem”. Over twenty Muslims have been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of preparations to blow up a set of airplanes on trans-Atlantic flights starting from London Heathrow. They are mostly holders of British citizenship, born in Britain though of South-Asian origin, and from well-settled families. To their British neighbours, fellow students or colleagues, they must have looked like success stories in terms of integration into British society. And yet, they secretly wanted to terminate the lives of hundreds of anonymous Britons, not excluding those same unsuspecting neighbours.

This is only one incident, though apparently a very sizable one. We may even concede that the incriminating evidence is not fully in yet, so we shouldn’t judge in haste. But then, it is only one incident among many. The German police have just folded a Muslim plot to blow up trains, and worse than the failed terror attacks are all those that have succeeded. Remember the trains blown up in Madrid, the tourist centres blown up in Bali, the murder of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam, and so many others. Specifically Pakistani connections were in evidence in the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the WTC in New York, on the public transport system of London on 7-7-2005, and in the endless series of terror attacks in India: buses stopped and all non-Muslims shot every other month in Jammu & Kashmir; repeated bomb attacks on trains and public buildings in Mumbai, from the big international trend-setter of 12-3-1993 (many synchronous explosions) to the latest one on 11-7-2006; on a political meeting in Coimbatore 1998; on Parliament buildings in Srinagar and Delhi in 2001; on temples in Gandhinagar, Ayodhya and Varanasi (the details of the latest temple attack in Imphal remain to be discovered); on a Diwali shopping crowd in Delhi, and so on.

Yes, we know your excuses: that you are millions while the terrorists are counted in dozens, so most of you are innocent and unrelated to terrorism. Still, outsiders will wonder just how many of you are in the know when these “unrepresentative” and “isolated” young men make their preparations for acts of terror. How many of you shield suspects when the police comes looking for them? Just a question.

And then the big excuse: that “this isn’t real Islam”, that “this great peaceful religion condemns terrorism”, that “terrorists have no religion”. We don’t believe this convenient plea, but we would still welcome it if it could actually dissuade would-be terrorists from their project. Why do you always address us, the non-Muslims, with those rosy stories about peaceful Islam? Why not go to the centres of militancy and repeat those sermons there? We don’t mean some perfunctory “open letter” meant for non-Muslim consumption, but an earnest effort to persuade the militant Muslims, one that doesn’t stop until the goal is reached. We suspect you have so far never tried this because in your heart of hearts, you are perfectly aware that Islam does condone these acts. Because you expect the militants to quote chapter and verse from your own Quran to justify their methods, reminding you of how Mohammed’s career mainly consisted in armed struggle against the infidels, and leaving you speechless.

The consequence is that only an extremely gullible fringe of British society can now remain unsuspecting. After this, what Muslim will they trust? Every time the problem of Islamic terrorism raises its head anywhere in the Western world, the public is treated to assurances that “this isn’t the real Islam” and that “the vast majority of Muslims abhor this terrorism”. Each time the politicians accompanied by camera crews pay visits to mosques to assure Muslims of their lasting confidence in Islam’s peaceful intentions, which alas leaves them no time to go and comfort the victims of Islamic terror. Each time, ordinary people including the non-Muslim immigrants force themselves to keep in mind that “not all Muslims are terrorists”, in particular this one and that one with whom they try to stay friends.

But there is a limit to all this patience and goodwill. If Muslims who could be showpieces of multicultural integration turn out to be discreet fanatics and murderers, who says the friendly Paki news agent around the corner isn’t plotting your death? This time around, Paki Britons will notice how the looks in people’s eyes have become icy. Their mouths may not yet voice it, but their eyes are completely eloquent about it: “Paki, go home!” Indeed, if I hadn’t studied Islamic doctrine and history, I too would by now have renounced all hope of a harmonious outcome and concluded: “Paki, go home!”

Fortunately, there is an alternative and simpler solution. You must have noticed that natives are far less prone to “Hinduphobia” or “Sikhphobia” or “Parsiphobia” than to what politicians like to call “Islamophobia”. Indeed, non-Muslim South-Asian immigrants have authoritatively been praised as Britain’s “model minority”. If they too sometimes suffer harassment, it is very largely from natives who don’t know the difference between all these exotic religions, between a Sikh and a bearded and turbaned Osama bin Laden. This way, you Pakis have made them the indirect victims of the sinister reputation that you yourselves have earned. Still, the performance in education and professional life of the non-Muslim South-Asians must be a matter of envy to you.

So, why not become one of them? You live in a country with unfettered religious freedom, quite a different situation from the religious oppression in Pakistan. Overnight, you can shed the burden of your Muslim identity and embrace Anglican Christianity, Methodism or Roman Catholicism. You can become an atheist or agnostic or go and congregate with the Druids and New-Agers in Stonehenge. Better still, you can return to your roots.

Every South-Asian Muslim knows that his ancestors were Zoroastrians or Kalash Kafirs, Buddhists or Hindus. In dramatic circumstances, they converted to Islam as the lesser evil in preference to death or impoverishment or third-class citizenship. Out of inertia or brainwashing, you yourselves have so far chosen to remain in Islam and not to undo their shame. Now that you are facing the consequences of being Muslims, viz. the hostility provoked by never-ending Islamic arrogance and aggression, you have a good occasion to reconsider your religious identity. Drop this erroneous belief system that was forced upon you and come home to your ancestral community, where you belong.


Assassination of Akbar Bugti :Hindu Intellectuals questioning VHP and RSS

Renowned Indian scholar Dr.NS Rajaram today came down heavily on VHP and RSS for their silence on Killing of Senior Baloch leader Mr.Nawab Khan Bugti by Pakistani Army . Dr.Rajaram is an author and mathematician who worked for NASA has done research in ancient Indian history and Indian archeology. Senior Baloch leader Nawab Khan Bugti (80) , nicknamed the "Tiger of Baluchistan", was killed on August 26 during an assault on his hideout in the remote hills of gas-rich Baluchistan by Pakistani Airforce and Army . His death sparked violent protests this week across Pakistan's poorest and least populated province. He criticized VHP and RSS leaders for their “insular mindset” and lack any thinking about strategic issues . Speaking to IntelliBriefs he expressed concern about the Hindu Leaders lack of strategic thinking , and further said that he is not criticizing but rather making a statement. It is surprising to many Hindus living in India and abroad that , the Baloch leaders have always protected the Hindus living in Balochistan.

Dr.Rajaram said "Unfortunately, the VHP and RSS leaders have an insular mindset and have neither the intellectual capacity nor any interest in thinking about strategic issues. They rarely go beyond slogans. This is not criticism but statement of reality. We need to find other forums to express our views and engage in intelligent dialogue.”. This is an acid attack on VHP leadership said an expert who wish to remain anonymous.

B.Raman expressed shock and dismay by the mild language of Government of India over the killing . He said in his article that “There is considerable disappointment and even anger among the Baloch youth over the surprisingly mild language ("unfortunate") used by the Government of India in its reaction to the massacre of Nawab Bugti and his followers. They expected a much stronger reaction. No Baloch has ever been involved in acts of jihadi terrorism against India. The Baloch leaders have always protected the Hindus living in Balochistan. "Is this the way to reciprocate the solidarity which we have always expressed towards India?" they ask. “

Dr.Jumma Khan Ramkhani Marri

Also Baloch youth leader Dr.Jumma Khan Ramkhani Marri son of veteran resistance leader of 1970’s Mir Hazar Khan RamKhani Marri , expressed his anger and anguish over Hindu leaders attitude and callousness in a statement to this correspondent soon after the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti ,he gone ballistic and told IntelliBriefs that "India could not help us whereas we stood beside India throughout our history. We protect Hindus whereas all over Pakistan they were hunted and killed. A brave friend is better than a coward friend. India always showed her cowardliness in front of this fake Paki state." . This statement has become so famous that even B.Raman has highlighted in his article (BALOCH FREEDOM STRUGGLE: THE ROAD AHEAD)

New York Hindu Scholar and Journalist Ms.Pandita Indrani expressed similar view about the pathetic intellectual state of Hindu leaders in India . She told to IntelliBriefs correspondent that Hindus have failed to see their allies . “There is a kind of shortsightedness in our Hindu activists where they fail to see allies in people who can help us in our cause “ she said .

In the midst of all this , Hindu Unity ( has gained popularity and received admiration from Baloch Community for their unrelenting support for Baloch cause and , ever since BSO-NA ( Baloch Society of North America ) was formed in US Hindus have established a close ties with leaders and activists . One analyst said that Hindu Unity is becoming more popular and receiving more laurels among Hindu community ,one of the main reason being many of its members are young and network is spread across the world . Hindu Unity activist said “ we are in a state of shock and share grief with our baloch brothers”

“We expected some sort of statement from VHP or RSS “ said the activist , “now I should believe that either they don’t know anything about Baluchistan or living in their own slogan shouting dream world , we need to rethink about their intellectual capacity and their reach, this is nothing but callousness and utter disgrace on their part “ . One member even suggested to rename VHP to BHP , Bharatiya Hindu Parishad .

August 27, 2006

Hindu nationalism is territorial nationalism

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

While the 'tolerant Hindu' sugar-coated poison pill is intended to reduce Hindus to the status of village idiots, the de-Hinduised description 'cultural nationalism' for what constitutes the basis of our nationhood has deadened the consciousness of intellectual Hindus to the critical importance of territory to survive as a people and the critical importance of state power to protect and defend this territory. And the oft-repeated cliché, "Hinduism has survived all onslaughts" has rendered us smug and unwilling to protect our territory, our temples, our religious leaders and aspects of our religion from the twin threats of direct bodily harm as posed by Islam, and the insidious, cancerous nature of all denominations of the missionary church which invade our society and our homes. If the Hindu homeland is lost to either of the Abrahamic faiths, to Marxism or to de-Hinduised secularism, it matters little if Hinduism survives as a peripheral religion or faith in other territories already under the sway of Marxism, Christianity or liberal democracy. Hinduism must survive and be the living spirit of the bhumi in which it was born.

Major anti-national and terrorist groups in India and their support base

Hindu India is confronted by –

1. Evangelical Christianity of all denominations – supported by militarily and economically powerful white Christian nations (which have declared their intentions to use their state power and military and economic power to propagate Christianity and Christian values in non-Christian nations), the Church hierarchy, and the Christian laity within India; Public opinion and pressure generated within countries through tenets of modern, liberal white protestant democratic values

2. Islamic jihad –
supported by a sophisticated network of global jihadi terrorist organizations, state power of the Islamic states of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan; Public opinion and pressure generated within our country through the idiom of constitutionalism, minority rights, minority protection, human rights and the fiction of social alienation.

3. Marxism/Maoism/Naxalism – covert support from China, communist parties of India, Nepal. The Srilankan Marxist JVP is currently too preoccupied with its national challenge and has not turned its attention towards India just yet but this group too may be a potential threat in the future. Not much support in public discourse but a measure of success among the intellectual elite with the idea that the root causes for terrorism lie in economic deprivation and poverty.

4. All of them supported and legitimized by the print and electronic media, significant sections of the academia, and over 80% of the NGO sector.

Jihad, evangelical Christianity and Maoism are well organized, have pan-national support structures, all are well financed and networked with other armed and violent anti-national, trans-national groups which have a common purpose – in this case against the Hindus and Hindu nationalism.

All of them have sophisticated arms, explosives, up-to-date technology and information which allow them not only to fine-tune their methods but also to improvise instruments and tactics of terror operations. All terrorist groups have established contact and are supported by Indian Muslims, Indian Christians, Indian separatist groups and sundry Indian mercenaries who may have no ideological commitment but whose services may be procured by any terrorist group for a price.

What are we protecting when we protect Hindu territory?

The Hindu civilization is unique in that it defies being classified as ancient India, medieval India and modern or contemporary India. While this classification is true of countries and nations that have a pre-Christian and/or pre-Islamic history and even true of Christian nations where Christianity itself over time has undergone radical changes in its core contents resulting in a sharp disconnect between say medieval England and contemporary England, the core features of Indian/Hindu civilisational character has endured and remained the same. Hinduism poses the biggest challenge to the predatory Abrahamic faiths for just two reasons –

Hinduism alone has demonstrated how Hindus, while possessing a strong sense of 'us', have dealt with 'them' without annihilating 'them', without destroying 'their' way of life or belief systems, and without violating 'their' societies. And that is why Hindus never conquered territory to destroy 'them', never waged aasuric wars as part of their core belief or as a matter of faith, never undertook murderous, homogenizing missions. Historically, before post-independent Indian public discourse re-defined 'Hindu tolerance' and ahimsa, Hindus and Hindu society have also demonstrated that independent of state support or state power, they are capable of defending their dharma, their core beliefs and their territory from predatory religions which threatened their way of life and worldview. And this, for Islam, Christianity, Marxism and their state supporters and terrorist methods, is the bigger challenge.

The challenge for Hindus and Hindu organizations today is to deal with Indians who have converted to these predatory religions and ideologies and who pose the real threat to the territory of Hindus by accommodating in their midst foreign co-religionists and travelers whose destructive agenda is facilitated and made possible by domestic support – Christians, Muslims and Marxists. Tamil and Sikh separatists belong to another category but the only cause for concern is that they too seek the support of the terrorist and secessionist Christian, Muslim and Marxist groups to further their agenda.

Why Hindus need state power to protect Hindu territory

Hindus need state power for the following reasons –

• To deal on an even footing with states supporting evangelization and jihad
• To deal ruthlessly with separatist and insurgent groups whose goals may be regime change through social turbulence, secession and either defacing the Hindu nation or liquidating the Hindu community
• The state must wear the face of the majority community which in the case of Hindus also is the native populace of the land
• Defending and protecting territory sometimes calls for use of military power by the state
• To make and enforce laws in keeping with Hindu needs and Hindu ethos

Indian political establishment is essentially anti-Hindu in orientation and the BJP too could not overcome its political compulsions and even if it was not actively hostile to Hindus like the Congress and its 'secular' allies, the BJP is not Hindu, either in its agenda or actions, and failed the Hindus on every one of the above-listed counts.

The resilience of Hindu society to protect dharma and the dharmi

Hindu society is the only example in the world of a society that has waged a determined war for survival for over thousand years against Islam, Christianity (colonial and evangelizing), and Marxist-naxalism. Across the world in most countries, threats to the majority community and national security are fought only by the state and its apparatus. It is a telling commentary of the state of the Hindus in India that since the times of the Muslim invasions, till today, except for brief periods in the interim, Hindus and their territory have not been protected by the state.

What goes in the name of 'communal riots' has been only Hindu society's determined response to horrendous provocations by the two predatory, so-called 'minority' religions, and the Gujarat riots that followed the outrage in Godhra too was only Hindu society's way of dealing with jihadi Islam. The Babri so-called masjid too was pulled down by Hindu society which was determined to re-order public spaces.

What is expected of Hindu organizations

The alienated Hindu intellectual and professional elite must stop apologizing to the world every time Hindu society asserts itself. They must realize that caste, temples, festivals, our mathams and mathathipathis are the living symbols of our dharma on our territory and threats to any one of these institutions can and will weaken Hindu society which will be incapacitated from confronting the dangers to its territory and way of life. Our adversaries understand this well enough and that is why each one of these institutions is under threat and under tremendous pressure. The destruction of the Babri Masjid and the Gujarat riots have amply demonstrated to our adversaries, Hindu society's determination to assert itself. Our adversaries know that the Indian state will not protect the Hindus, and to render Hindus completely powerless and defenceless, they will only have to demoralise, defame, discredit and weaken these institutions.

In this context, the conduct of a miniscule Hindu elite intoxicated by its sense of self-importance, which not only actively defamed the Kanchi Acharyas but silenced important sections of Hindu society from bringing Jayalalithaa down on her knees, was not just shameful but criminal. Intellectual Hindus must understand that Hindu society has not recovered from this assault and must ensure that Hindu society is never again rendered impotent and incapable of action by any small, elitist group in the face of such a horrendous threat to our dharma.

Hindus of the country have the benefit of numbers and Hindu organizations must not lose sight of the fact that Muslims, Christians and other anti-social and anti-national groups which support anti-Indian elements within their society are still living in the midst of 85% of Hindus even where these groups are concentrated in great numbers and Hindu society must be strengthened and supported to confront these pockets. The Gujarat riots of 2003, the Salwa Judum movement against Maoism, and the social and economic boycott of Muslims in Mumbai following the Mumbai blasts of 1993 are good examples to follow. But does the Hindu ruling and intellectual elite have the stomach to follow Hindu society as it shows us the way to deal with such threats?

A former officer of the Israeli Mossad when told about how Hindu society has traditionally confronted threats to its survival and world-view, was stunned into silence. Hindu organizations must only strengthen Hindu society's resolve to continue with the war and must facilitate the capture of state power. Politically-conscious Hindus must resist determined attempts by vested interests to give them an image make-over or define/limit their scope of action. They must wear their Hindu nationalist credentials on their sleeve, and broaden their area of concerns and actions. Hindu society must strategise to deal with jihad, evangelical Christianity, with Maoism, with the growing religious demographic imbalance, and with vested interests within the community itself which seeks to dilute its hard-core Hindu nationalist ideology and combative actions.

The war against the two predatory religions and their supporters - a manic US government, a frenzied Pakistan and an ascendant China cannot be won by 'soft power' or a global strategy; this war has to be fought by resident Hindus, on this territory. The battle that is fought outside our territory is peripheral at best and intellectual, not a real war for survival. The numbers of the practitioners of pre-Abrahamic faiths in very small parts of the world are negligible and these pose no real or potential threat to Islam or Christianity in the lands where they live and we are deluding ourselves if we think that by bringing them together we will make any significant dent to the state and the non-state (terrorist and other coercive) powers of these religions. And we delude ourselves even more if we think that the 'soft power' of the conceptual challenge that Hinduism poses to the terrorist and military power of these religions will one day win the war. That day may yet come but not in the foreseeable future. Our task is to protect our territory from these predatory beliefs and ideologies now – for ourselves and for the next two generations of resident Hindus.