Pakistan's failure to protect its minorities, especially their women
Response to Brihaspati
from the Islamism & Islamophobia thread
what have the current Sufi spiritual masters have to say on Rinkle? Was the act anti-Islamic or simply un-Islamic or no comments?
B ji, I'm not knowledgeable at all. AFAIK, not a peep from any Sufi types. I have also gone out and put the question to some, but have not heard back yet.
do you see hopes of any moderation in the police escorts, the judges, the state, the journalists, the madrassah which has custody of the girl over and above the state ? Do you think we can turn these potential moderates against the USA?
Its interesting that the Paki media has decided to focus on this one case of Rinkle. The madrassah walas who have her in captivity are in the spotlight. Let's see what comes of this - though I doubt anything will happen because there is no strong lobby that really has the balls to stand up for Rinkle herself. No Akal Sena to rescue her.
Some reports say that one out of every two non-Moslem women in TSP are pressured to convert to Islam. Moslem women are the strongest suggestors to their non-Moslem female friends. We see in TSP that when Christian women there are harrassed or preached to by their Moslem friends, they tend to talk back more boldly. There have been very high profile 'blasphemy' cases illustrating this. IMHO, the reason Christian women in TSP seem to be more bold is because the West will stand up for them. "Moderate" RAPEs like Taseer were also posing as defenders because they wanted to look good to the West. But no such help for the Hindu women there. Will India say anything? Will even our Tejos do anything? Some retaliatory strikes?
Maybe women are a uniquely attractive target for a religion like Islam, with its theme of intimidation, alienation and insecurity, and it offers a dominance-slave form of 'security' which becomes an attractive cultural idiom in the aftermath of disgust and breakdown of individual freedom (due to oppression, as in the East, or due to overstretched hedonism as in the West, where certain types of men and women are also attracted to Islam). Women in such a situation develop a mental intolerance of randomity (of thought, and culture) and become ripe for simplistic ideologies and are prone to the power of suggestion, or coercion. In fact, they will be cowed down or even offer themselves as a self-sacrifice to create 'peace' of some sort.
Paki Hindus must be offered asylum and mass migration into India, after making an international hue and cry about all this that has been happening there. In full international media attention, Pak Hindus, and perhaps a few Christians must be given asylum. Then once that is done, retaliatory strikes should begin within TSP
Such determination might come in very handy in a determined resistance against the USA perhaps?
Where it affects Christians in TSP, it is to India's benefit that the TSP-Western relationship fractures more and more.
Or is it possible for India to make friends with them? Since none of the populations seem to have come forward to resist or protest this peaceful conversion - we can assume that the height of moderation was being shown by these custodians of the girl and they have the support of every other moderate in Pakistan.
I don't see ball-less Indians being able to create a lobby of Hindophile "moderates" in TSP directly. Taseer types stood up against the blasphemy laws only because the cases highlighted were against Christians and their West-funded missionaries. India should at least hook one issue with the other. Apart from screaming bloody murder for injustices against Hindus in TSP and other places, Hindus also need to create an international image of being highly sympathetic to 'Christ' - i.e., Christ's personality and teachings minus Paul's additions and the Old Testament. This puts us equidistant from Jews, Christians and Moslems, but still leans towards the West.
Highlighting these issues we should also loudly offer citizenship and resettlement of Pak Hindus into India. then once that is done we should unleash some fireworks on the qabila.
Since we desperately need to create a class of moderates in Pakistan who will see eye to eye with Indians on common issues like the need to bash up USA for example, should we start seeing eye to eye with these moderates on such conversions for example as a first gesture?
I know you are being sarcastic. Obviously, we need to highlight this phenomenon much much more, making it an international issue, and offering asylum to Pak Hindus. Apart from that we should conduct retaliatory strikes within TSP
(not at IMs).