This is the blunder man: Why India’s Right loves the controversial Tarek Fatah

In no particular, here are the highlights of Tarek Fatah’s ideas which have captured a broad audience.
In no particular, here are the highlights of Tarek Fatah’s ideas which have captured a broad audience.

His own introduction to himself goes like this on his blog: “I am an Indian born in Pakistan, a Punjabi born in Islam; an immigrant in Canada with a Muslim consciousness, grounded in a Marxist youth.”

In no particular, here are the highlights of Tarek Fatah’s ideas which have captured a broad audience.

  • The concept of equality in Islam died the day Prophet Mohammad died.
  • Islam was hijacked by the enemies of Mohammad soon after his death, i.e. by the Ummayads who were sons of Abu Sufyan, Mohammad’s challenger in the Quraysh sub-clan of Banu Umayya.
  • Hadiths and Sira were invented by the Ummayads and Abbasids nearly 100 to 400 years after the death of Mohammed and were meant to subjugate the masses to the ruler who also styled himself as the Caliph.
  • Islam had a certain catholicity and concepts of equality and socialism which were completely obliterated later, due to a conspiracy of the ruling classes and the clerics.
  • No merit attaches to those who sought out and systemically killed off all descendants of Mohammad.

  • Bin Qasim was sent to kill the progenies of Mohammad who were given shelter by Raja Dahir of Sindh.
  • The Muslim invaders were savages out to destroy the superior civilisation of India which dates back to Mohen-jo-Daro.
  • The ideology of Pakistan was propagated by Allama Iqbal who went from Qaumi Tarana (Sare jahan se achchha) to Milli Tarana (the concept of Ummah – Cheeno Arab Hamara, Sara Jahan Hamara) in a space of 11 years because of his jealousy of Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Tagore got the Nobel Prize. However, Iqbal thought he was worthier than Tagore.
  • India is a civilizational concept which cannot be alienated from the two great rivers Indus and Ganges, both of which were lost to India after partition – Indus was largely lost and the delta of Ganges was lost.

  • The Hindus and Muslims have to live together in this land, but Pakistan will dismember as it is an artificial construct.
  • Pakistan sought to impose an alien culture over the native cultures of Punjabis, Pashtuns, Balochs, Sindhis and Bengalis which resulted in the loss of East Pakistan and will lead to all others breaking away from Punjab.
  • Pakistan as we knew it is no more. It split into Bangladesh in 1971 which happened to have the majority of its population at that time.
  • The idea of Indian Muslims should be Dara Shikoh and not Aurangzeb or any other invader
  • India should support Balochis in their national struggle.
    Muslim clerics are hypocrites and secretly support the concept of armed jihad and sharia law.
  • Muslims deliberately provoke others in the name of their religion. The early morning Azaan using loudspeakers is a prime example.
  • Riots in India mostly happen when limits of tolerance are crossed due to these sustained provocations over long periods. Gujarat riots were a reaction to such provocations
  • Unless Muslims renounce the concept of armed jihad and sharia law, they will never be trusted by anyone.
  • Hijab and burqa are medieval chains which must be discarded.
  • Concepts of apostasy and blasphemy are an assault on the modern values of critical inquiry and scientific thought.
  • Muslims in democracies should stop rooting for a so-called divine law like sharia which cannot be amended and instead places their faith in man-made laws.
  • India is the guiding beacon of civilisation to the entire world which Indians themselves don’t realise.

  • India should be more proactive in assuming a greater role in world affairs
  • Talks with Pakistan are useless. Being a Jihadist State, it will always seek to undermine India. Their dream is to capture all of Indian sub-continent, not just Kashmir.
  • One can go on and on. The important observation is that Tarek Fatah has ignited a debate over topics which were hitherto hush-hush in India.


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