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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Javed attacks Fundamentalists

Javed attacks Fundamentalists

Javed Akhtar, (well known Bollywood lyricist), wants Muslims to fight fundamentalists.

There are many social causes to fight. But the biggest menace is fundamentalism's ugly face. So we must give people the right perception," said Akhtar.

Sadly, his definition of fundamentalists also include Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (also a world famous spiritual leader). Mr. Javed mian, along with wife Shabana Azmi, have made it a family business to attack the fundamentalists (Hindus) by calling Hindus and Hinduism in general, a hoax. Interestingly, Javed Mian also thinks that only Hindu's are fundamentalists whom the Muslim seculars should fight.

As noted earlier, Javed along with his secular band like Teeta Setalvad, Javed Anand and 9 other members of "Citizens for Peace and Justice" (a disguise?) have been handling the Best Bakery case and were instrumental in Modi's visa denail to US (along with US/UK members).


  • It is bcoz of ppl like Javed that muslims do not consider India as their country.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 20, 2006 2:33 PM  

  • I read about Javed Akhtar's attack on Shri Shri Ravi Shankar in some event organized by India Today, a few months back.
    He escaped unscathed and free after calling (Hindu) spirituality a hoax as Shree Shree Ravi Shankar played defensive and did little to turn the table on his opponent.
    Through this forum, I would like to put up some queries before Javed Akhtar.

    1)When he calls spirituality a hoax and iiiussion and at the same breath compares it with the products of film industry, does he imply that his own literary and cinematic achivements are worthless nonsense, and caters only to common man's emotional vulnerability?

    2) When he says 'at least Gautam Buddha left the palace and went into wilderness' does he mean Buddha's only virtue lies in going into wilderness (which is perhapes the word for 'Nirvana', in his dictionary), otherwise was he also preaching the same 'hoax' of spirtuality to his disciples?

    3)When Javed taunted Buddha, Krishna and Kabir saying 'at least they rose their voice against social injustice' (note that Mohammed is missing from the list), will he explain how this 'virtue' of theirs was different from their spiritual inspiration for which they are revered by their followers?

    4) I found Mr. Akhtar preaching 'secularism begins at home' at some internet chat session. Now, what he has to say about Mohammed's claim of supernatural origin of his doctrine and its book the 'Quran'? Mohammed was emphatic in preaching that he received the texts of Quran from archangel Gabriel at the command of Allah, and they are not his own words. Mohammed stopped all possibility of verifying his claim by stating that he was the last messenger of God, implying what everybody has to do is to follow his doctrine in toto, without ever questioning its nature. Hindu Gurus, from Buddha to Ravi Shankar has placed their doctrines open for everyone to experience, quite unlike Mohammed. Now will Akhtar begin his 'rationalism' and 'secularism' from his home by admitting openly that nature of Quran and Islam is questionable (possibly a 'hoax')?

    5) If he is not comfortable, he can at least declare that he is not a Muslim, so that he can be absolved of 'not beginning secularism at home'.

    Answers to these queries (if answered at all) should be specific. Worn out themes like 'Islam is progressive' and 'Hindutva fascism' will not do.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 26, 2007 10:22 AM  

  • For you kind information Javed Akhtar has also criticised Imam Bukhari, in strongest of terms, when the latter was going all gaga over Afghanistan War!

    By Anonymous Shashank, at May 11, 2008 5:54 PM  

  • "As long as the US refused to apologise for the atrocities on Muslims in Palestine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world, there was no question of regretting the 9/11 violence"

    "It is Allah's wish that Osama Bin Laden stays alive"

    -- Imam Bukhari.


    Shashank, so I suppose you must have heard something like this from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as well. Ingenious!

    By Blogger hammer_sickle, at May 16, 2008 6:03 PM  

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