An Indian Civilizational Perspective

"Lock the Girls": Islamist org in Kashmir!

This Islamist female organization in Indian Kashmir is calling for locking up the girls and not let them out. This is precisely why the Islamist organizations in India should not succeed, and this is precisely why India is SO important for the Muslims themselves to have even a modicum of self respect and life!

The Sufist Kashmir has now been converted into a hell-hole of Islamist mindset and thinking! A land which led to creation of the Vedas and home of many Sufis… is such a mess! Nations and societies are not a reflection of the resources or money they have… but a collective aggregation of the mindsets!

“IF MY son would kill Mr Bush,” says the burqa-wearing head of an all-female Islamist organisation, “it would be a great honour for Asiya Andrabi.” Those who threaten the leader of the free world and refer to themselves in the third person tend to be crackpots or dictators. Asiya Andrabi may be a bit of both. But Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Faith), which she founded in Indian-administered Kashmir in 1981, is no joke. Older than al-Qaeda and the Taliban, Dukhtaran supports terrorists, and was banned by the Indian government from 1990 until 2004.

One consequence of the 17-year-old insurgency against Indian rule that still simmers in Kashmir is that the region’s centuries-long tradition of a moderate, tolerant Islam with its roots in Sufi mysticism, has been under threat. Many liberal Kashmiris blame Pakistani-financed militant outfits for blurring Islam and nationalism, and trying to turn the conflict into a jihad. Throughout the 1990s militants tried to enforce moral rectitude, bullying local women, for example, into wearing burqas. They had limited success. But now the puritans are on the march. Last month, for instance, a furious mob beat up customers and smashed furniture in a hotel in Srinagar, accusing the owners of operating a sex ring. A week later conservatives forced the black-out of “vulgar” English-language cable-television channels.

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