Monday, July 29, 2013

Pain of America

Pain of America is world's pain.
That is what Americans think.

And gives it away? How did yours truly conclude it?

Yours truly stumbled upon this photo feature on JF Kennedy's killer Lee Harvey Oswald. It has the words:

At the center of one of the 20th century's most shocking and traumatic events - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - was a 24-year-old...
Traumatic for whom?
For Americans? That is understandable.

For Indians? Are you sure that people of India missed a heartbeat at JFK's assassination? Yours truly does not think so.

For Europeans? Most probably not.

And so on.

So why do Americans universalize their feelings by generalizing them for the whole world.

That they have misappropriated the adjective American is enough of a rub in itself. Things should not be stretched further. To some extent the world might still be US-centric but the things are changing. Europe did not devise European Union to counter Chinese influence - it did that to counter US influence and to face US in a united fashion.

And then there are Muslims - at the receiving end of US highhandedness. Some silly Muslims might be shedding conspicuous tears at an American trouble but by and large it is not a reasonable conclusion to think that American pain is their pain.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nausiating British

Nausiating British have been displaying this strange behaviour recently - the royal baby obsession.

It is the same country that is hand in glove in tormenting Muslim lands in the name of democracy.

Amartya Sen Said It

Amartya Sen said about Narendra Modi:

I think I would like a more secular person to be prime minister. I would not like a prime minister who generates concern and fear among minorities. That is the primary reason
That is how an academician of integrity  would act.

And these are the type of people who help us in keeping our sanity in these times when Indian sanity is threatened by the RSS inspired BJP's juggernaut that is still rolling and steam rolling Muslims of India, a minority of gigantic proportions.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Integrated Complexity

Anthony flew was an atheist since his early teen years.

By now he believes that there must be an original cause for the existence of the universe.

Integrated complexity of life brought him around.

Strange because this is a man who had debated even William Lane Craig.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Malala Malady

Malala Yusufzai addressed the UN on her 16th birthday.
No small achievement.
Like Malala Yusufzai yours truly too is in education market.
And yours truly regularly teaches the female students.
And it is not home science.

Malala is a sickness, a malady and not a remedy.
Those who are using her are detractors of both Islam and Muslims.

The nauseating cooperation between the communist father and the Islamophobic west is a spectre in itself.
West, with US being the representative, tried all to stomp out communism.
But now that same is working against Islam they pay no attention to that ideology.

And hence the opportunity to speak at the UN.
The League of nations crumbled because of the same shameless utilization of that organization.
UN should follow suit - it is a lackey in the hands of western powers.
Islam and Muslims have nothing to gain from it.

If UN portrays Muslims as against female education using Malala as a mascot then it only makes her a malady. The Noble Qur'an explicitly asserts females education mandatory.

But Islam also envisages different roles for male and female members of the society.
That is where we part ways.

But the fact that the west will be using a tutored girl as a an ambassador is pathetic also - the west has run out of ideas and mascots. And hence the sickening resorting to the tricks of Malala kind.

They do have a lot of Malaal, sorrow, in store. Shallow sloganeering leads to sorrow only.

Of Modis and Puppies

Gujrat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is aspiring to be the Prime Minister of India in coming elections in 2014.
He is the man associated with the Gujrat 2002 infamy.
Thousands of Muslims were massacred in those riots - with the connivance and participation of the administration lead by Modi.

Obviously some one will point out the Gujrat connection and foreign news agency, Reuters, did precisely that.

And Narendra Modi is sorry for what happened in Gujrat.
Well one feels sorry even when a puppy us killed in a road accident? Doesn't one?
So he is sorry.
Of course he is not responsible for what happened in Gujrat in 2002.
Says Modi.

Then you have the Indian media.
There is enough number of newsman in India who side with the BJP theory that Narendra Modi did not compare Muslims, the victims of Gujrat massacre, with dogs.

Indeed it is sickening how discourse can be hijacked in favour of the powers that be.

But, as yours truly asserted in an earlier post, Muslims of India should learn to take Modi on the chin.
Muslims should tell these misguided media lackeys that indeed there is a puppy comparison is Modi interview - whether you listen to the whole interview or not.

And if he has not been booked for his actions in 2002 then that is not taken by us as the proof of his lack of guilt.

And others also should not take it as the proof of his lack of guilt.
That he has managed to recapture the Gujrat Chief Ministership in two elections after 2002 too should not be taken as the proof of his lack of guilt.

All these evidences point to only one thing - lack of justice for the victims of 2002 Gujrat violence.
Failure of Indian justice system and by implication failure of Indian democracy.
If we live in a country who would like to use the longer then decade period to expect Muslims to forget what happened in Gujrat in 2002 then it indicated only one thing - failure of the country to do justice in case of pogroms and massacres - genocide events. India has lot to worry.

India does not forget a silly hunting slip on part of a Salman Khan or a silly weapon buying by a Sanjay Dutt. India is self righteously indignant to serve justice in those cases.

But a long series of the so called communal riots, actually Muslim massacres - pogroms, weight very light on Indian conscience.

The way events slowly and very painfully flowed towards the destruction of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 similarly we are slowly flowing towards 2014 general elections of India. In all probability Modi will not be the Prime Minister of India, Lord Most High wiling. There is lot of communalism in India but India is not Gujrat. May be we shall see a Modi debacle in 2014 and then Gujrat will finally get a clue to think about its shame of 2002.

May Allah (SWT) defeat the evil forces.

In the meanwhile Muslims of India should learn to think for themselves and to think on their feet. There might be twenty five crores of you and you have somehow painted yourself into a corner. Just walk out of this phony entrapment. Twenty five crore is a big number.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

US Military Raping Own Cadre

U.S. military faces historic tipping point on rape epidemic
By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor

The Army is investigating a sergeant first class whose job is to prevent sexual assault at Fort Hood for allegedly forcing a subordinate into prostitution and allegedly assaulting two others. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., is co-chair of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, and she joins Chris Jansing to discuss.
The U.S. military seems increasingly incapable of policing itself or ridding its ranks of sexual predators, watchdogs charge, but the latest litany of accusations — leveled Tuesday at Fort Hood — has thrust the Pentagon to the brink of wholesale reform long sought by victims of sexual assault.
With the second member of the military's campaign to stem sexual misconduct falling under investigation — for alleged sexual misconduct — critics were quick to lambast Pentagon brass for "gross negligence" and for maintaining an internal system of investigation and discipline that appears to be in desperate need of being ripped down and rebuilt with fresh independence and transparency.
"It is abundantly clear that the military cannot adequately handle its sexual violence crisis from within," said Anu Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women's Action Network and former Marine captain.
"If military culture is to transform in any meaningful way, we need to break down the doors of silence and make sure our troops who are harmed have access to the same legal remedies as all civilians whom they protect and defend," she added. "We can start by ensuring that military crimes are no longer handled by commanding officers, but rather by impartial attorneys and judges."

Investigators in Fort Hood, Texas, are looking into allegations that an Army sergeant sexually assaulted three female soldiers and forced one into prostitution. This is only the latest in a string of military sexual assault scandals that has lawmakers demanding answers. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.
Nancy Parrish, president of the victims advocacy group Protect Our Defenders, agreed that "the Pentagon is responsible for failing to effectively govern its personnel," following news that a Fort Hood Army sergeant first class allegedly forced at least one subordinate soldier into prostitution and sexually assaulted two others.
"The problems are so long standing and pervasive that, at a minimum, it constitutes gross negligence on the part of the leadership," Parrish said.
Late Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed all branches to "re-train, re-credential, and re-screen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters," according to the Pentagon.

'Open to any and all options'

The Fort Hood scandal, coming just nine days after the sexual battery arrest of an Air Force officer tasked with preventing rape, cranked the volumed on long-standing cries "to get to work reforming the military justice system that clearly isn’t working," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. "I believe strongly that to create the kind of real reform that will make a difference we must remove the chain of command from the decision making process for these types of serious offenses.”
Ironically, hours before the Fort Hood allegations surfaced, Gillibrand was prepping a final draft of her bill — set to be introduced Thursday — that seeks to accomplish precisely that goal: transferring sex crimes from the watch and authority of military brass and instead funneling such cases to independent military prosecutors, said a spokesman for Gillibrand.

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York plans to introduce legislation to change the way the military handles allegations of sexual assault. In an exclusive interview on The Last Word, she explained why it should be "more parallel to the civilian system."

Her proposal was further hastened by the Pentagon's May 7 revelation that 26,000 troops last year claimed anonymously to be sex-assault victims (up from 19,000 in FY11), and a May 9 White House meeting with lawmakers pitching various ideas to stem the military’s rape crisis.
“Sexual violence in the military is not new. And it has been allowed to go on in the shadows for far too long," Gillibrand said Tuesday. "Congress would be derelict in its duty of oversight if we just shrugged our shoulders at these 26,000 sons and daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, and did nothing. We simply have to do better by them."
The appetite for a dramatic military shift on the issue seems to have reached a tipping point, lawmakers and advocates agree, especially after the Department of Defense signaled Monday that Hagel is "open to any and all options." That marked a clear pivot from Hagel's position as recently as May 7 when he said decisions on sex cases must stay inside the command structure.
"Make no mistake," Pentagon press secretary George Little wrote Sunday in a letter to the New York Times, "Mr. Hagel believes sexual assault is one of the urgent matters facing the Defense Department today and will work very closely with the White House and members of Congress to confront this urgent challenge."
'Debilitating' crisis
Gillibrand began writing her bill — working with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. — just two days after her impassioned critique of the military's desire to retain "convening authority" in sex crimes went viral last March. She chose to include in her bill all military crimes punishable by one year or longer in the brig because she felt sending only rape cases to the Judge Advocate General's Corps would further stigmatize sex-assault victims and create "a two-class system," her spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., plans to introduce a companion bill in the House, his office confirmed.

The first embers of true Capitol Hill fury were stoked in February when Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin reversed the aggravated sexual assault conviction of Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, a fighter pilot. A jury of five military officers found Wilkerson guilty of assaulting a civilian contractor as she slept at his home on the Aviano Air Base In Italy. Franklin also dismissed Wilkerson's sentence: one year in the brig and dismissal from the Air Force.
Gillibrand's bill seeks bar military commanders from setting aside guilty findings.
"Hopefully, we have reached the tipping point," Parrish said. "It is ultimately up to the military leadership. If they decide that this epidemic and all of the recent scandals is a problem that should be solved, reform can happen and happen relatively quickly.
"At least until now, the military has treated the issue of sexual assault and rape in the military as a public relations problem," she added. "There are some recent signs that some in the leadership realize that it is a real crisis: a crisis that, for the military, is debilitating."
 Source : USNews

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Psychopath Characteristic Summary

Psychopaths are near impossible to tackle.

Unfortunately they are very common and you perhaps know several of them already.

Here is a summary of the common psychopathic traits:

(1) Lack of Empathy

(2) Lack of Remorse

(3) Grandiosity

(4) Irresponsibility

(5) Compulsive Lying

(6) Manipulative

(7) Anti-social Behaviour

Many non-psychopaths have some of these traits but if you can check five of them in a person then most probably you are facing a psychopath.