Saturday, November 21, 2009

Calling out Wahabbism the root of terror

Sometimes someone has to call a spade a spade. Mr. Ram Jethmalani, in an international conference on terrorism said,
Unfortunately in the 17th century, they produced an evil man in Saudi Arabia by the name of Wahab, who was concerned about the decline of the Muslim world, but he hit upon a wrong remedy.

He continued stating,
India had friendly relations with a country that supported Wahabi terrorism

I'm not sure that Saudi Arabia supported Wahabi terror, than actually creating and sustaining it.
Of course all the other luminaries attending the conference denied Jethmalani's statements and claimed the usual rigmarole of no religion being the root of terror. If the leaders and legal heads of countries will not call out one of the biggest problems facing civil society today, at least cant they hear out a person willing to speak his mind? What next, the Ulemas going to call a fatwa on Jethmalani?


Jasir Javaz said...

b4 posting an article in blog pls check what is Whhabbism or salafism

Anonymous said...

What is jihadism - as decreed and as practised?

Gandaragolaka said...

This is a nice article on the origins of wahabi ideology:

Also, here is another article about how Saudi finances terror:

Sandesh said...

Sorry.. off topic.
Have you seen the latest news of Azhar's ban being lifted ? It is yet another victimization politics being carried out by congress. Makes me wonder when they will confer a Bharat Ratna to him!!

Aryan Culler said...

Such black and white is only a product of a lack of understanding. In which case, a supremely evil man called Hedgewar should also be blamed for terrorism. No, my friend - in the end - it is peepul like you and me who are the terrorists and too cowardly to admit it.

Sandesh said...

get ready for another round of bjp/rss bashing and "fake the nation", "pig fight" shows in cnn-ibn, grand standing edits in chindu and shrill voices in other english media.

I'm sure I'll be sick of all the drama that will unfold :)