This blog neglects India. I admit it: the topic is so large that I can’t get a handle on it. Despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that India’s lingua franca is English, the amount of information is just too much for my brain.
India is the single largest theater of conflict in the Counterjihad. There are about 140 million Muslims in India — roughly equivalent to half the population of Western Europe — and they comprise more than 13% of the nation’s population. Since the Partition of 1947, which separated India from Pakistan (and what is now Bangladesh), the percentage of Muslims in India has increased significantly, while the Hindus and Sikhs of Bangladesh and Pakistan have all but disappeared.
India is subjected to frequent and horrendous terrorist attacks committed by Muslim extremists. If the amount of death and suffering caused by the average Muslim terrorist attack in India were experienced in the West, it would be a crisis of unprecedented magnitude. But such things happen in India all the time.
According to the few contacts I have in India, the political culture on the subcontinent is as much in thrall to the madness of political correctness as is the United States or Europe. Well-meaning people want to believe that Muslims in India are just like anybody else, and that any problems with them are due to a lack of understanding or a failure of outreach.
But there are other points of view. Take, for example, this op-ed from the Sunday edition of the Daily Pioneer:
Quit India, Now
It’s 63 and counting. That’s the number of bomb blasts that have happened in India over the last six months. This works out to an average of one every three days! Of course, blasts usually don’t happen singly. Most of the time, they are serial in nature for jihadis have perfected the art of creating a cascade of terror, be it in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi or Guwahati.
The Government will not admit this, but the jihadis have succeeded in their diabolical aim of creating an atmosphere of insecurity and fear across the country. No city, no State is immune to this. Even if explosions haven’t happened in Kerala yet, it doesn’t mean that terror merchants don’t have the State on their radar.
Some 300 persons are believed to have been indoctrinated there already. Intelligence agencies, as usual in the dark, stumbled upon this startling fact only when two Kerala-born militants were gunned down in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir are the center of Muslim grievance in India. They are India’s version of “the Territories” in Gaza and the West Bank. Muslims commit their atrocities in Mumbai or Varanasi ostensibly because the filthy infidel Hindus control Kashmir — what might be called Pakistan Irredenta.
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But this issue, just as in “Palestine”, is a smokescreen. Much of India, like the state of Israel, was once part of the Umma, and no zealous and devout Muslim will relent in his jihad until all of the territory has been returned to his control. The Hindu temples must be razed and the mosques rebuilt. Polytheism must be extinguished, and the land must return to the righteousness of Allah.
From Idduki to Imphal, Kargil to Kanniya Kumari, India lives in trepidation. It is already being compared to jihadi-infested Iraq, Afghanistan and even Pakistan. With nearly 1,000 innocent civilians lost so far this year, and 18,360 total deaths from terrorist depredations in the country (excluding J&K) over the last decade, India has probably overtaken the tally of deaths in those countries.
But why India? There is no convincing answer to this question because nobody knows what the jihadis want.
This is not entirely true. If one overlooks the taqiyyah, the standard smokescreen put out by the legions of the Prophet, it’s obvious what the jihadis want: they want India. They want every square foot that was ever under Mogul control. They want all the cemeteries returned to the control of the waqf. Every mosque that has been razed to restore a Hindu temple must become a mosque again.
After that, they might consider a hudna with the remaining infidels — until the next opportunity for jihad presents itself.
In Iraq, they are fighting foreign invasion and a puppet regime; in Afghanistan they are battling to overthrow Hamid Karzai’s NATO-backed Government; in Pakistan they want to seize power from the incumbent Establishment. But that certainly cannot be their goal in this country. Despite the steady decline in their numerical predominance, Hindus constitute 80 per cent of India’s population, Muslims accounting for a meagre 14 per cent. So, the establishment of Dar-ul-Islam here is about as much a possibility as finding intelligent life on the Moon.
Don’t fool yourself. How long has it been since Muslims were in the minority in Lebanon? Now the infidels are fleeing the country almost as fast as visas can be issued. A combination of Islamic fecundity and continuous, unremitting violence does the trick. Look at the increase of Muslim population since 1947 and project the future on a graph. It’s not encouraging.
The op-ed goes on to give a clear outline of jihadi strategy:
The terrorists’ strategy is two-pronged. First, they wish to destabilise the economy and cripple visible symbols of India’s success — the Bombay Stock Exchange building, Indian Institute of Science and offices of IT giants in Bangalore, to name just two. Alongside, they seek to knock the bottom out of Narendra Modi’s Vibrant Gujarat, paralyse Rajasthan’s tourism-driven economy, and spread panic through Delhi since events in the national Capital have a multiplier effect on publicity.
Their second, but parallel, strategy is to create pockets of Muslim dominance to serve as recruiting grounds through exploitation of the community’s perceived sense of victimhood. That explains the concerted manner in which liberal and “secular” opinion was mobilised in defence of the Batla House terrorists in Delhi and the selective targeting of Bodo people in the Assam blasts — a transparent bid to coerce indigenous populations of the North-Eastern States into submission.
The Assam blasts are, therefore, particularly ominous. They clearly reveal the operational co-ordination between local insurgent groups and jihadi organisations, with Bangladesh playing cupid. Although ULFA began as a terrorist outfit seeking Independence for Assam and expulsion of illegal Bangladeshi migrants, circumstances forced its leaders to seek refuge in Dhaka where Pakistan’s ISI had a field day indoctrinating them. Meanwhile, the rise of Harkat-ul-Jihadi-i-Islam (HuJI) was fostered by anti-India elements there and pushed to making common cause with ULFA and other insurgents in the North-East.
And in India, just like the United States and Europe, illegal immigration plays a part in the deterioration of national security:
Finding recruits to carry out terrorist acts was no problem because millions of Bangladeshis live illegally all over India. In Assam, the migrants have caused an explosion in the State’s Muslim population in recent decades. In fact, demographers are certain that within the next two Censuses, Assam’s Muslim population will overtake Hindus, courtesy unchecked illegal infiltration from across the porous border and the alarming rate of their reproduction.
A pusillanimous Government in Dispur and Delhi has persistently ignored alarm bells sounded by the Army, indigenous Assamese leaders and Governors like Gen S K Sinha.
Now the immediate goals become clearer: the separation of Assam, and the breakup of India to provide autonomous Muslim-majority states:
In other words, we are probably witnessing the rise of a new version of the pre-Independence Muslim League which, eventually, will legitimise the demand for Assam’s separation. The current effort of the jihadi forces there is to assist the process of Muslim consolidation so that the goal of India’s dismemberment comes that much closer.
If we are serious about reversing this trend, gloves will have to come off. Sadly, there is intense hesitation among India’s middle class to call a spade a spade when it comes to something as sensitive as a communal classification of realities.
Second, and more immediately, the process of identifying and deporting illegal Bangladeshi immigrants from Assam and the rest of India must be seriously expedited.
A Times of India report that over 62,000 Bangladeshis have gone “missing” after entering India with valid documents is absolutely stunning. Just imagine what must be the number of illegal Bangladeshis if so many “legal” visitors have disappeared!
It is well known that HuJI acts as the executor of jihadi terror in most parts of India, working through legal and illegal Bangladeshi migrants. The time has come to serve a firm Quit India notice on them. If they don’t leave voluntarily within a given deadline, they must be forcibly deported and if necessary simply rounded up in hordes and dumped into detention camps.
Shades of Gulag, did somebody say? But then, better a Gulag than the impending dismemberment of India.
These last few paragraphs would get a European newspaper shut down or sanctioned.
But this is India, not Belgium, and stringent circumstances require stringent action.
Hat tip: DC.