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Enforced Indebtedness to India & the Politics of Appeasement in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Written by firozkamal   
Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:02

The on-going war against democracy

There are only two visible powers in the political landscape of Bangladesh: the people of Bangladesh and the government of India. The political history of Bangladesh is indeed mostly the history of clash of these two powers. Before 1971, India had its incessant war to demolish the arch enemy Pakistan in its eastern wing. After India’s victory in 1971, Pakistan’s war has ended. But India’s war hasn’t. Rather, it has received a new life, new objective and a new game-plan against a new enemy in this strategic land so crucial to India’s destiny. Here, the Indian war is to crush the democratic aspiration of 170 million people of Bangladesh. Moreover, such a war has never been new in India; it is already continuing for 70 years in Kashmir and in its north-eastern provinces. And, it shows no sign to end in the near future.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:21
Why Should Muslims Participate in Elections? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:48

Power of Vote and the old debate

A debate on election has divided the already divided Muslim community in the UK. Some groups have labelled it haram - a divine prohibition. They have proclaimed fatwas that any participation in elections is shirk. Their central point is based on the argument that Allah (SWT) is the only lawmaker, and so Muslims cannot take part in forming a parliament that is not based on his laws. To them, it is not only haram in a non-Muslim country like UK, but also in any notionally Muslim country like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey, Indonesia and others. So the question arises, should the Muslims survive as mere observers of politics, as is the norm in many autocratic Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and others? Ironically, most of the people propagating this fatwa, are born in those middle-east countries and are more in tune with autocratic legacies. Rather, the ulamas in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Sudan and Algeria are not only participating in elections, but also are taking part in forming governments.


Power-addict Hasina & the Death of Democracy in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:34

The rule of the power-addict & the calamity

Addiction to power is far more catastrophic than addiction to drugs. A drug-addict slowly kills himself; but a power-addict autocrat kills millions. They are more dreadful than any vile animal or bugs on earth. No Tsunami, epidemic or earthquake caused so such tragedies to the mankind as were inflicted by these power-addicts. The annals of history is full of their brutalities. They carry out every cruelties to stay in power. Secrete killing, extrajudicial killing, mass killing and abolition of human rights are the awful expression of such addiction. So, millions had to die in Germany, Russia and China because of the power-addict rulers like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. They do not give the right of survival to their opponents, let alone give any political space. Only those who submit to their ideological cum political enslavement, enjoy some breathing space in their domain.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2018 19:45
Israeli Killings in Gaza & the US Support PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Monday, 28 May 2018 14:18

The ideological cousins & Israel’s immunity

The world looks dangerously unsafe for the defenseless Muslims. The Muslims of Palestine, Kashmir, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, Xinjiang and many other parts of the world indeed suffer very badly. The millions of victims of the state-run atrocities can’t see any light of hope even at the distant end of the dark tunnel. How the world can attain any meaningful peace with such a huge number of people living in extreme despair? Palestine was occupied 70 years ago; 5 million of its people still live as refuges in foreign lands with no hope of return. The UN Security Council resolution guarantying their safe return only stays in paper; none of the permanent members talks about its implementation. Those who could stay in occupied Palestine, they indeed live in an open air prison and subject to death at the hands of the Israelis at any time. Till now, the world leaders have proven their total incompetence to deliver any justice to them. Ironically, these leaders try only to contain the symptoms and show little concern to treat the underlying disease.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 May 2018 17:09
The Bleeding Palestine: Support for the Brutalities & Approval of the Occupation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:15

Outsourcing the occupation

Palestine is bleeding. Its people are the worst victims of one of the most brutal occupations in the whole human history. They are suffering for more than hundred years. Firstly, at the hand of the British colonialists; and now under the occupation of Israeli aggressors. Under the Israeli occupation, Palestine has turned to a huge concentration camp for its native people; but only with a difference. The concentration camp in Nazi Germany was very short lived. It quickly ended with the end of World War II. But the Israeli concentration camp is showing no such sign of ending in foreseeable future; rather, showing rejuvenated life with more brutalities. Colonization always brought brutal occupation, oppression, exploitation and deaths in the occupied lands of Asia and Africa. But the colonial occupation of Palestine has taken a different and more awful route. Half of the people in any of the former colonies were never forced to live in the refugee camps of other countries. Nor were their land and assets confiscated by the thuggish immigrants from other corners of the planet to build their own empire –as have been done in Palestine by the Jewish immigrants.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:25
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