Dialogue and Bridge-building---Some Exegesis of Muslim’s Mindsets
By Syed Kamran Mirza
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recently, readers of the “News From Bangladesh (a
web Journal) have read two thought-provoking comment essays: ("Clash
versus dialogue: Actions can speak louder than words" and "Bridges
TV: Building or Breaking ‘em?") which
were marvelously penned by Mr. Syed M.
Islam (SMI). I was very much impressed by the courageous
and straight-forward comments made by SMI in these two above mentioned
write-ups. I wonder what the reaction (to these comments) amongst those
erudite Islamists of NABIC was!
It was the same observations and experiences made me angry upon these
so called erudite selfish Muslims living in the democratic paradise of the
western infidel lands. These selfish ‘born-again’ Muslim immigrants
hate American people, their culture, their religion, their life-style but
they only love US dollar. They are the typical hypocrites (Munafek)
who are utterly ungrateful to the host country. These Islamists hate their
western colleagues inside their hearts, but they exhibit their false
sympathy and love to those western colleagues externally.
In the ‘80s and ‘90s I used to attend some Muslim congregations
like Friday Jumma prayer, Islamic Jalsa or Eid-Namaj etc. And almost 100%
times I was hearing the broken record of Islam’s superiority as a
religion (satya dhormo or true religion) and in many instances
pukka muslims shouted anti-American slogans in the closed door milaad-mahfils
and in khutbahs during Friday prayers.
It was very common to hear anti-Jew and Anti-American vitriolic
rhetoric especially when Imams used to bring unnecessary politics in the
Mosque (describe misery and destructions in Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya
by the Jews, Hindus and western infidels) during every Khutbah. This was
very common phenomenon during pre-9/11 period. I was sick and tired of
hearing bad talk/criticism about America in every gathering of Bangali
Muslims where majority of Muslims used to (not anymore after 9/11) express
their despair and detest about this country of ample opportunity and
always used to brag about Muslim and Islam’s past glory.
I used to receive many pamphlets (by mail) bearing vivid description of
all those so called bad things in America and was cautioning us to save
our children from the destruction and pollution by this western
infidel’s filthy culture. These pamphlets used bring bad news for the
future of our children and used to invite us to send our children to the
Mosque to attend Islamic education. One mullah frequently preached that we
should not send our children to the American public school, because it is
haram for Muslim to attend the school of infidel Christians. I asked the
same mullah, if living in an infidel land is also haram! He never answered
I still vividly remember all those fiery speeches (pre-9/11 period) of
some most famous erudite Islamists in the annual congregation of ICNA held
in Madison Square Gareden, New York City.
The most famous Islamic pundit Mullah Hamza Yousuf told in his fiery
speech that, "we will washout all the dirt of American society by the
Nur (light) of Islam". Readers can see the ulterior motives of these
These Islamic ungrateful dreamers wanted to change this secular country
into a 7th century Islamic paradise. They never wanted to blend
in with the host nation; rather they wanted the host nation to blend with
the Muslim immigrants. Fortunately after 9/11, these selfish, ungrateful
Islamic pundits have gone underground in hibernation.
Their dream of changing the western secular Government by 7th
century barbaric Beduin rules (read Sharia) has been shattered. It is
quite fortunate that after 9/11 most Islamic organizations like NABIC,
ISNA, ICNA, AMA and CAIR are under the high power Microscope of Uncle Sam.
Thanks God, America has been saved!
According to SMI, the New York-based Bridges Network, Inc., is about to
start a Muslim only TV, i.e. a TV station only to broadcast Muslim’s
propaganda. What a fertile idea! Folks, could you please tell me why only
Muslim needs a separate TV station? Have we heard about Hindu TV,
Jewish TV, Buddhist TV or Christian TV? Those who read my essay: "Why
critique only Islam" posted in NFB not long ago, can now realize what
the message of that essay was.
I wanted to state that Islam is a peculiarly unique religion on earth.
Now my honorable readers can exactly see what the point was in that essay
I tried to make. No other religions in USA need to establish a separate TV
to make propaganda for that particular religion. But Muslim does need one.
Question is why? What is the ulterior motive to open a separate TV for
only Muslim? This will only show that Islam/Muslim does advocate the
concept of separatism. Instead of bridge-building this Muslim only TV will
only separate Muslims from the mainstream people of the host country.
The end result will be the Muslim only immigrants will be unable
to blend with the people of host country. I can quote here the most
appropriate comments made by SMI. The SMI said, "
"In a potential worst case scenario,
if they promote societal segregation for Muslims so that they could eventually
lobby for a sovereign Muslim-land smack dab in the middle of the US, if
only to remove the last vestiges of obstacles between them and Allah—la
Illaha Ill Allah--then it’d seem reasonable to hope that the US military
would round them up and swiftly ship them out to any of the haloed Islamic
lands, with choices varying from Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, to some other
allegedly imperfect but working examples of the religion that claim to
offer perfect rules for all times and for all people."
If Muslim immigrants fail to blend with the host country’s culture
then it is quite possible that the grim scenario described by Mr. SMI
could come true one day! The universal rule of thumb is that it is always
the foreign born immigrants who must learn how to blend with the society
of the host country, and not the other way around. Consider this hilarious
unique veiling case of Florida Motor Vehicle Association.
One Muslim woman refused to expose her face in order to photograph for
the driving license. Muslim or Islam is again on trial and Muslim is the
subject of media craze again. This pukka muslimaah Sultana Freeman
believes that taking a photograph of her face would violate the Qur’an
the Muslim holy book. Her license was revoked. Is that what Muslim TV will
try to illustrate with the Islamic fatwa?
May be Muslim TV will try to do the counter propaganda which will be
contrary to the mainstream American Medias. Very often, I hear ample
angers and disdain by many Muslim immigrants that western Medias are
controlled by Jews (which is totally wrong) who simply broadcast
untrue (?) news about Muslim’s involvement in terrorism.
Many vehemently complain that western Medias continuously defame Islam
by quoting Islamic/Muslim names of the perpetrating terrorists. But when
terrorism is done by any non-Muslim then they never blame any other
Muslims fail to understand the very simple fact—that among 95% of the
terrorist incidents the perpetrator is having Muslim/Islamic name, and
belonged to some Islamic organizations (such as: Islamic Jihad, Hamas,
Hizbullah, al-Qaeda, Jai-se-Muhammad etc.). Terrorists proudly announce
their name and affiliation with some famous Islamic organization and they
openly declare Jihad against western infidels—enemy of Islam. Yet,
Muslims want Medias to not to utter any Muslim or Islamic name during
terrorist’s news broadcast. What a wishful blame!
During that famous sniper shooting incident of Washington, D.C.—when
all Medias were simultaneously bombarding the name of perpetrator sniper
shooter John Allen Muhammad (a convert Muslim), many Muslims were utterly
annoyed with the Medias for uttering the word "Muhammad" again
and again. One of my relative Muslimaah asked me very angrily why American
Medias continuously calling the name of Muhammad and defaming Muslim’s
I asked her to tell me how to avoid that! When the perpetrator himself
gave the name: John Allen Muhammad, then should they call him Gupta,
Chakraborty or George? Well folks, this is called Islamic mindsets.
I believe, the would be Muslim only TV will try to change the name of
terrorist from Muhammad to Madona or Malivo, or they will try to call the
terrorist as by Hindu name and will broadcast as: "no no Western
Medias are telling wrong name, this terrorist is a Hindu and not a Muslim
and his name is Guvinda Chakroborty etc, and no way his name is Muhammad
Or, that Muslim name is a fake name and the said terrorist is not a
real good muslim, or Islam was hijacked by a misguided Muslim etc."
Well, that may be the sole purpose of a Muslim only TV. It will be very
amazing to see how Muslim TV does change the image of the Muslims!
Every where in the whole world Muslims only are in collision
course with the host nations and non-Muslims. Nobody ever heard any
problem with Hindu, Buddha or Jewish immigrants, anywhere in the entire
world. Why? Because, only Muslims consider them superior to others.
Muslims hate all non-Muslims randomly and generally. Muslims hate Jews
randomly and seriously. In every mosques of all Muslim nations—pukka
Muslims curse all non-Muslims on daily basis during their prayers.
Take this hypocritical behavior of Saudi Clerics. Just two days before
May 12 Bombings in Riyadh, several Saudi Clerics gave fatwa to kill
Americans and Jews. Even after the bombings, MSNBC reporter visited Saudi
Arabia when she found Saudi school syllabus have all the elements of
Mosque Imams pray to Allah daily during each prayer: "O
God destroy America and Jews the enemies of Islam." In entire
Arab world—Imams in the Mosques regularly give sermon, "if you’re
not killing the Americans and the Jew pigs, you’re not a true
Muslim." Folks, this is the real face of peaceful Islam!
Most interesting and puzzling to me is most Muslim immigrants living in
America still do not believe that 9/11 has anything to do with Muslim or
Islam. They still deny that Osama and his ilk are responsible for 9/11
Although, Osama and his al-Qaeda buddies never denied the allegation
and Osama even bragged about his meticulous execution of 9/11 and great
success of terrorism. Osama literally admitted the responsibility of 9/11
very proudly and threatened the west to be ready for more grievous
terrorist acts coming from his soldiers of Allah.
In spite of all this; most Muslims living in America still do not like
to believe that it was Osama who actually did it. They still try to focus
on their wishful Jewish and white house conspiracy. Most Muslims all over
the world (Middle eastern, Bangladesh, Pakistani etc.) do not believe that
Muslims have anything to do with 9/11. They blame Jewish and American
conspiracy to destroy Islam.
As of this day, we never could hear any bold condemnation of 9/11
accusing Osama Bin laden by any Government authority of Muslim countries.
They condemned the act of 9/11 terrorism but they are not sure who did it.
They try to demonstrate that they hate terrorism and Osama and his ilk,
but no Muslim Government would like to capture/arrest Osama bin Laden,
even though Osama is comfortably living in their own country. Because they
are afraid of their own citizen who whole heartedly support Osama and also
support what Osama does.
Same is with all those western living Muslim organizations. They
condemned very mildly (externally only but in their heart they are
gloating by the Osam’s success) but never was their condemnation
hard-pressed upon Osama or Muslim terrorists with surety. They are always
skeptical about the role of al-Qaeda to stage 9/11 terrorism in America.
Therefore, Muslims condemned the act of terrorism of 9/11 but they do not
condemn any Muslims including Osama’s al-Qaeda holy warriors. In their
hearts, they sense a hidden conspiracy to defame innocent Islam.
Among the all immigrants in America and the west—only Muslims brag
about Islam/Muslim. Muslims always try to play number game and brag about
rapid growth of Muslim population in America, which no other religious
groups do. They forget that this rapid growth is simply by more immigrants
from Muslim majority countries who are mostly poor.
Muslim origin Immigrants love to identify themselves as Muslim rather
than their national origins. On the other hand, Indians, Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Spanish immigrants will always identify them as Indian,
Chinese, Japanese, Spanish etc. and never will call them as Hindu, Buddies
or by any other religious affiliation.
We know, in America there are plenty of Hindus and Buddies and they are
reaping plentiful benefit out of this great land of opportunity of
America. But we will never know how many million Hindus or buddies are in
US. Because, neither of them brag about their numbers. They call them
Indian, or Indian-American, period. Recently, in American school
student’s spelling contest (spelling bee) one 13 year old
Indian-American boy got the Championship award beating over two millions
This brilliant boy was called an Indian origin American, but we will
never know his religious identity. Why? Because no Indian called him by
his religious markers; they simply called him an Indian pride. I am quite
sure (100%) that had this boy from any Muslim country (or from a Muslim
family) we would immediately hear his religious identity first. Muslims
would brag by uttering that a Muslim boy becomes the champion of spelling
bee contest. Some even would bring some lousy theory that Islamic miracle
was behind his success.
Bragging about own religion:
No nation is so biased to brag about own religion like Muslims. To the
westerners religion is a thing of the past and very personal. I am in this
country for almost 30 years. I was never asked ‘what is my religious
identity’ by any mainstream American colleagues of mine. I never heard
them discussing anything about any religion at all. This is not to claim
that these people are all non-believers. Actually most of them are
believers but they keep their spiritual business absolutely private at
home. But this is quite different with the Muslim origin immigrants.
Infections of Ummaism:
Ummaism or Ummabazi is a chronic and inherent disease for Muslims in
general. A Muslim can fight another Muslim but when non-Muslim attacks one
of them—then both Muslims will join together to fight the non-Muslim.
Take the case of recent Iraq war and the demise of Saddam Hossain’s
reign of terror. Saddam caused havoc for the Iraqi people and Saddam was a
monster in proportion. No Muslims liked Saddam Hossain and every body
wanted Saddam’s fall. Mighty America destroyed Saddam’s kingdom of
terror by spending Billions of dollars and by spilling American Bloods.
Many people are happy to see the demise of this Arab monster. But all
most 95% Muslims thorough out the world did not like Saddam’s removal by
America. Muslims are terribly sad and shocked by the fall of Saddam
Hossain at the hands of Americans. They wanted Saddam’s removal but not
by the American infidels. They would prefer to see Saddam gone by some
Muslim warriors. What a strange mentality?
Many Muslim friends of mine were terribly upset that Saddam was so
miserably defeated by the American might and they are openly cursing for
America. They even described some historical scenarios that, military
might does not last long and someday Allah (SBT) will destroy American
might and America will be very weak and poor.
By the way, these erudite Muslims are comfortably living in America yet
they are whole heartedly praying to Allah for America’s fall. They have
no sympathy/empathy for 9/11’s terrible loss and no sympathy for America
at all. They are furious on American Government and President Bush.
When I asked them how they will be benefited by the fallen economy of
America (?), they remain mum. I told them that by praying for the fall of
American might and economy—we are directly inviting a disaster for
ourselves and for our children. I do not able to fathom what Iraq or any
Muslim will, or can do for my generation in America? How does America’s
fall can benefit any Muslims living in America?
Muslims in America are in vigorous campaign to unseat George Bush from
the Presidency and they are doing everything possible to convince Muslim
voters not to vote Bush in 2004 Election. Interestingly enough, this same
mullah groups did vigorous campaign in favor of Bush in the last US
election of Presidency. I know the US rule of thumb regarding foreign
policy and I am convinced, no matter who becomes the US president (be it a
Republican or a Democrat)—foreign policy remains identical. Absolutely
no difference when the national interest comes.
I am profoundly happy that Saddam is gone, no matter who has removed
this monster, but it was important that Iraqi people be liberated from the
tyranny of Saddam. I do consider very strongly that America’s might and
prosperous economy will surely benefit my generation who will be living in
this land of equality and civility. I strongly believe that Saddam or any
Muslims living in the Arab desert will do no good for me at all.
Therefore, I will continue to be proud of my new adapted land America
and will continue to pray for better and stronger America, and definitely
not praying (like those hypocrites) for a weak and poor America. But this
can not be the mindset of those Muslims severely infected (childhood
brain-wash) by the virus of Islamic Ummabazi. These hypocrites will love
to reap the benefit in America, on the contrary they will keep praying for
Muslim Ummah and Arab’s prosperity and well beings of Muslim tyrants
like Saddam Hossain.
Muslims should learn to practice their religion in private and never
should dream of silly Islamization of their host country. They
hardly need any Muslim only TV or any silly dialogue or ludicrous
bridge-building utopia. They should learn how to blend successfully
with the host nation’s culture and political life. Never should espouse
Islamic Sharia (7th century barbaric Bedouin laws) to their
new-found host country—a best secular paradise on the planet.
Like all other immigrants Muslims are also un-invited guests in America
and Muslims should try to mix/blend with the host nation and should never
try to separate their identity by creating unnecessary TV-station,
dialogue or bridge-building futile silly ideas. Muslim origin immigrants
should be proud of their national roots (not religious roots) and try to
identify themselves by their national origin only. Most of all, they
should be proud human beings as American. Thanks.