Tuesday, July 25, 2006

On One Niteen V Pradhan

The Hindu trial lawyer for 18 accused Muslim terrorists in India has quit. Below we see part of an interview in which he explains why and how he lost his faith in the Muslim community's ability to support Human decency at all.

Niteen V Pradhan is an angry man. One of India's leading criminal lawyers, he has mailed a letter to the 18 core accused in the March 12, 1993 bomb blasts case, telling them he will not fight the case for them any more.

In conversation with Sumit Bhattacharya, Pradhan says July 11, 2006 was a "day of reckoning" for him, and he felt he was "defending the wrong cause."


...18 persons, the core accused, I defended them as a matter of professional duty. I was told the money for my fees was being collected during the Friday sermons. After my appearance in 1994, when I came out of the matter in 1995, several bomb blasts took place in Bombay -- Ghatkopar, Vile Parle, Gateway of India, etc.

The biggest one was the recent one -- July 11. I was extremely perturbed because (despite) whatever I had been told by the so-called leaders, those leaders have not come out against these bomb blasts, or the carnage of tourists in Srinagar. They have not come out in support of the Kashmiri Pandits living in refugee camps.

At least one Muslim leader should come out and say, 'I don't stand by the so-called jihad, so-called pious duty they are talking about. That Islam they are talking, that Islam they are preaching, that Islam they are executing, that is not my Islam. I feel ashamed if they belong to my community, my religion.'

Nobody said this. Nobody came out. I am not talking just about the leaders who came to meet me. I am talking about community leaders from the film world, the industry, from the commercial establishments, from educational institutions, from politics. None of them came out saying that 'I want to collect money for Kashmiri Hindus. I want to come out in support of these victims.'


I am convinced now that all these terrorist activities, all these bomb blasts are aimed against Hindus. They want to kill Hindus at random and as many as possible.

This is the same impression I have mentioned in my letter to the accused. I said, 'My community and my country do not deserve this. My community and my country, despite being ruled by Muslims for a thousand years, despite the atrocities, have accepted them as brothers.'


There is no end to the jihad except in death.

Niteen V Pradhan is an angry man. There are others-- in every nation and community on Earth-- who feel the same way he does and for the same reasons: Islam is a primitive fascism determined to destroy the world and turn it into a garbage heap of lunatics.
Niteen V Pradhan gets it. So do others. The question is "What is to be done?"


religion of pieces said...

What is to be done?

Muslims hate infidels. If they didn't hate, they wouldn't be Muslims. Islam is founded on hatred.

When the infidels are weak, the Muslims hate and despise them, and the conditions are right for jihad.

When the infidels are strong, the Muslims hate and fear them, and will bide their time in a 'hudna'.

Whatever we infidels do or don't do, the Muslims will hate us, whether we are Hindu, Christian, Jew, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Wiccan or whatever.

Muslims hate infidels for what they are, not for what they do. So whatever is to be done will make no difference to their attitude, just to their overt level of aggression.

Jane said...

Have you seen the latest Canadian poll on Islam? I heard it discussed on a CFUN radio news broadcast a couple of days ago.

The poll showed that over half of Canadians believe that Islam poses a threat and that 'western values are on a collision course with Muslim nations'. (That was how the news announcer worded it to the best of my recollection.)

I was surprised to see that so many Canadians had clued in. I see widespread denial in my leftie neighbourhood of the Downtown Eastside.