//Self-styled Muslim leaders join Jewish rabbis

Self-styled Muslim leaders join Jewish rabbis

Muslim history bears evidence to the fact that the Meer Jafars and Meer Sadiqs have always stabbed in the back of the Ummah just for temporal gains howsoever great. At peace they pave the way for the fall of the Muslim territory and at war help the enemies win the ground. So in both cases these timeservers from among the ranks and files of the community most brazenly bring disgrace, ignominy and ultimate loss to the community. This past week Indian Muslims stood shocked and shattered when they found much to their sheer discomfiture few so-called Muslim representatives shaking hands with Jewish rabbis and Zionist think-tanks who were here in the Capital to buttress the hardcore Hindutva.

In a claimed revealing story, which also proved the inside scoop on the event, the Hindustan Express of February 7 reported a secret meeting of a Jewish delegation with some Hindutva leaders as well as few self-styled Muslim leaders.

“Amidst the ongoing Zionist conspiracies against Muslims at the international level, chief rabbis of Israel, in an extraordinary meeting held here today, exchanged thoughts and views with communal Hindu leaders and devised a course of action to strengthen Jew-Hindu lobby (in India) – obviously to weave a conspiratorial network against Indian Muslims,” the paper reveals.

“The most important aspect of this meeting,” the paper adds, “is that the Israeli delegation sought from some Muslim personages, whom they considered important for their cause, useful suggestions to strengthen the Hindu-Jew lobby and also acquaint them with their programmes.”

This extraordinary meeting was reportedly organised by RSS at the residence of former BJP president LK Advani, in the name of promoting inter-religious harmony from 7 to 9 p.m. on February 6, followed by a lavish dinner in which Muslim “Meers” also registered their presence.

The Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and his deputies were present in the meeting. Among Hindutva leaders those present include editor RSS Hindi organ Panchjanya Tarun Vijay and BJP leader Balbir Punj. While head Department of Islamic Studies Jamia Millia Islamia Professor Akhtarul Wasey, chairman India Islamic Cultural Centre Sirajuddin Qureshi, president All India Imams of Mosques Maulana Jamil Ilyasi and his son and president Sufi Sant Samagam Umair Ilyasi were present there.

The Express report expresses surprises at the fact that it was Professor Akhtarul Wasey, projected as a great influential Muslim leader and the pioneer of Hindu-Muslim-Jew unity in India, who led the Jewish delegation to India.

Professor Wasey threw light on the utility of Hindu-Jew unity, and also considered Jew-Muslim unity the most urgent need of the hour.

While contacted, Professor Wasey confirmed to Indianmuslims.info that such a meeting was held. However, he said that this meeting was held under the auspices of World Council of Religious Leaders to discuss the need of harmony among the various religions. He revealed that he told the Jewish rabbis to ensure justice as without justice peace cannot be established in the world.

Zameer bechta hoon…

Another meeting, a comparatively open one and with more Muslim presence, was held at Hotel Oberoi the next day, viz. on February 7. The Express of February 8, under a very scintillating but shocking headline Zameer bechta hoon kharidaar chahiyey! (we’re selling our conscience, is there any taker?), reports that despite his frantic efforts to ensure the presence of all the members of the Executive Council of India Islamic Cultural Centre, Sirajuddin Qureshi could bring only one of them – Supreme Court Advocate Wasi Noamani – with him to attend the meeting at Oberoi. Another important but controversial Muslim figure who attended this meeting is Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. And it needs no mention that Professor Wasey was very much there. The Israeli Ambassador to India, David Danieli and former Governor of Uttar Pradesh Romesh Bhandari also made their presence in the meeting.

The Express of February 8 editorially comments on the extraordinary event:
“If all roads of Zionism are leading to India today, its prime most reason is that as a nation India is the biggest population and the biggest market as well… Then there is more conducive atmosphere for the promotion of Zionism prevailing here today than ever before. The country to which once the very existence of Israel was not acceptable, which had severely opposed its establishment and had voted against its membership of the United Nations, and did not allow to open its embassy up till 1992, has undergone such a drastic change in its foreign policy that Israel has emerged today as the second biggest supplier of arms to India.”

The Express editorial further says: “Pity on the Muslims who are extending their support to this unholy game, and contributing to the Israeli efforts to make India a hotbed of Zionist activities….”

Hindu-Jew agreement signed
On February 8, besides the Express, the Rashtriya Sahara , which came under scanner last week for supporting the Qadiani and Israeli causes in India, also carried a UNI release reporting an agreement signed to strengthen Hindu-Jew unity. The agreement was signed by Israel’s Chief Rabbi Metzger and Convenor Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha Swami Dayananda Saraswati at the end of the two days meetings. The UNI report did mention the presence of some Muslims in the meetings but did not mention their names. It also says that World Council of Religious Leaders (WCORL) contributed to the inking of this agreement.

Muslims’ condemnation
The meeting of self-styled Muslims with Jewish rabbis has sent shock waves through the large segments of Muslim masses in India. Indian Muslims fail to comprehend the reason why few self-styled Muslim leaders are becoming instrumental in the hands of Zionists by meeting Jewish rabbis and Israeli ambassador particularly at a time when the Israel’s efforts to demolish Masjid al-Aqsa are going on.

The Express of February 9 carries wide condemnation of the Meer Jafars for their act of treachery by the various Muslim individuals and organisations, including Shahi Imam Masjid Fatehpuri Delhi Mufti Mukarram Ahmad, Secretary Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Maulana Abdul Hameed Noamani, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Assistant Secretary Intizar Naeem, Kamal Farooqui, president Muslim Political Council of India Dr Tasleem Ahmad Rahmani, general secretary All India Tanzeemul Muslimeen Habeebullah Hashmi, president All India Minorities Conference Piyarey Mian. They have termed the event ‘unfortunate,’ and the self-styled Muslims ‘treacherous’ and ‘deceitful’. Some of them called these Meers ‘BJPmen’ and some others averred ‘they do not represent the Muslim community’; they are ‘self-styled’.

Dr Tasleem Rahmani said, “No one can be allowed to go against the agreed-upon view of Muslim Ummah on Israel howsoever great and wealthy he may be and howsoever high posts he may hold… Such a meeting of Muslim leaders with the (Jewish) delegation hurts the sentiments of Muslims and the very personality of these leaders becomes doubtful. Institutions like India Islamic Cultural Centre and Jamia Millia Islamia are the trust of Ummah and it does not behove the functionaries of such institutions, even in their personal capacity, to establish relationships with anti-Muslim people and organisations, not to say of bringing disgrace to the entire community by holding meetings with anti-Muslim Israeli delegation.”

On February 9 the Inquilab carried a brief but front-paged report of both the meetings held at Advani’s residence on February 6 and at Hotel Oberoi on February 7, mentioning the names of the Muslims who participated in the meetings.

February 9, 2007, Urdu press round
By IndianMuslims.info Staff