Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Clueless Intelligence 'Experts'

B. Raman who was Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi and frequently comments on Indian affairs bizarrely calls the Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) a jihadi organisation .

He suggests that Tablighi Jamaat links of the Pakistani cricket players must be explored in the Bob Woolmer murder case.Makes one realize how clueless these supposed Security and terrorism experts are and how their pronouncements must always be taken with a fistful of salt.
Any expression of muslim religiosity is now being looked upon as being subversive and provocative.


Nitin said...

History Lover,

You are right. Expression of religiosity is being viewed with suspicion. This, obviously, is a kind of generalisation that pious, peaceable people. And India at least there are vast numbers of the latter, cutting across different faiths.

The ready reaction to such generalisation is denial, which is generalisation in reverse.

Many religious organisations do not have subversive or violent objectives. I'm not well-versed with the Tablighi Jamaat, but I'm rather sure, that it has very lofty objectives: preaching religion and propagating it peacefully.

The problem is that there are documented cases of it being used as a platform (as a catchment pool, if you like) by more sinister organisations. I recall reading a piece in the British press on how TJ gatherings in the UK were recruiting grounds for jihadi outfits. It's unfair to blame the TJ for this, but we would be amiss if we ignored it.

We need a nuanced approach. We cannot hope to defeat the jihadis if we remain caught up in indiscriminate accusations and indiscriminate denials. As for the Woolmer murder, let's wait for the truth to come out. There's a lot that is rotten with the Pakistani establishment (exemplified by the cricket establishment), and if the killer is ever caught, tracing which of his multiple affiliations led to the killing will be difficult. (For the killer might simultaneously be linked to the bookies, to the ISI, to the drug mafia and also to the TJ)

Call me fanantic if you wish said...

So what you gonna do now? Get a fatwa released or start jihad against "clueless intelligence experts"? Or ask for help from
"Ummah"? And you have gall to call yourself indian. But I guess irony is too much for your sub-50 IQ brain to comprehend. That's what centuries of in-breeding does to you.

Raza Rumi said...

well said - not just clueless but downright ignorant and subversive. As events have proved, Bob's death was natural and there was no Islamic terror at play..

And, my God this vile visitor who has the gall to use this id: "Call me fanantic if you wish said"

Well you are not just a fanatic but an unlettered media-influenced type ---

Khan said...

Tableegh jamat is most peaceful group. They dont want politics...many of them dont even read news properly.