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Obama’s War against Ideas and the NATO Strategy PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 06 April 2014 19:22

Violence against ideas

The US President Barak Obama had his recent European tour. In Brussels, he delivered a lecture in Palais Des Beaux-Arts.  He told his elitist audience, "We must meet the challenges to our ideas and our international order with strength and conviction.”–(The Guardian, 31.03.14). In the context of recent exacerbation of cold-war polarisation, it is not a simple statement, it is a war cry. The human history is indeed the history of wars of ideas. But the wars of ideas do not remain confined within the ideological premise, rather mostly turn very bloody. Because, those who believe in “might is right” do not fight such ideological wars with ideas, instead, they deploy their all lethal military might. Such use of violence against ideas not only exposes their political arrogance, but also reveals their moral and ideological bankruptcy. In the history of mankind, the most monstrous crimes against great ideas, faith and beliefs are the works of these thoughtless political bullies. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh mobilised his huge army to kill the prophet Moses (AS) and his followers only to annihilate their monotheistic Divine ideas. The old Pharaohs died, but new generations of Pharaohs took over the charge –not only in Egypt but globally, to continue with the same doctrine. Hence the use of violence against ideas has never ended. The old Pharaoh could not kill unarmed Moses (AS), but the new Pharaohs are killing the unarmed people everywhere. The recent statement of President Obama indeed reveals his full determination to continue the same war against ideas with full lethal might. And Mr Obama is not alone; the all NATO countries and many others are pursuing the same war.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:11
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The Fake Election in Bangladesh & the Existential Threat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Saturday, 18 January 2014 23:50

Hasina’s Coronation

Democracy is now dead in Bangladesh. The fake election held on 5th of January, 2014 has successfully assassinated it. On its graveyard, Shaikh Hasina held her coronation for another 5 years. Although she failed to get even 10% of the votes, he congratulated herself as the great winner. People know autocracy, and also understand democracy. In autocracy, it does not need to get votes to be a ruler; military might is enough to do the job.  But in democracy, it is unthinkable to be a ruler without peoples’ votes. It is an obligation that every MP must be chosen only by the voters of the constituencies. But that didn’t happen on 5th January’s Election Day in Bangladesh.  Out of 300 parliamentary seats, in 153 seats the election didn’t take place even in its sham form. Even a single vote was not casted in those constituencies. These so-called elected MPs were chosen not by the voters, but by Sheikh Hasina and her cronies.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014 23:59
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Planned Killing in Guise of Judicial Trial in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Monday, 16 December 2013 01:59

The Judicial Murder

At the end, Shaikh Hasina’s autocratic regime could successfully hang one of her political foes. The hanged man was Abdul Qader Mollah –the assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). But that is not the end of Hasina’s politics of vendetta: many more are waiting in the row to be shortly hanged. The so-called International Crime Tribunal (ICT) –although entirely homemade without any foreign jurist, lawyer or observer in its midst, has already declared death penalty for another four. And, many more of the JI and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders are languishing in the court for the same verdict. Hasina has declared in a seminar in Dhaka on 14th December that no amount of telephone call can stop her from hanging these people. It is an explicit reference to her recent dishonouring to such calls from world dignitaries. The UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon, the USA secretary of state Mr John Kerry, the Turkish Prime Minister Mr Erdogan personally rang Mrs Hasina to stop hanging of Mr Mollah.  But such telephone calls could not persuade her to show them any decent response. Now she is publicly announcing: neither such calls will work in the future. She is arrogant enough to finish her foes with the help of the country’s subservient judiciary. Hence, many more judicial killing are in the offing.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 December 2013 15:33
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Crisis in Egypt and the Army’s Roadmap for War PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Monday, 26 August 2013 12:05

Egypt on warpath

On July 3, 2013, after overthrowing the country’s first elected president, the Army Chief General Abdul Fattah Sisi made an announcement of a roadmap for democratic Egypt. He described the army takeover as the continuation of the revolution of January 2011 -which ended 30 years’ rule of Hosni Mubarak. Now the real intention of the army is exposed. The so-called roadmap was declared only to cover up their crimes against Egyptian people’s democratic choice for Dr Morsi as the president. But when the peaceful protest rally started against the coup, he needed another announcement. He declared a war against terrorism. The army chief discovered terrorism all on a sudden. Terrorism didn’t exist in Egypt before the coup; hence the country didn’t need any war. General Sisi manufactured the war only to justify the sustenance of rule of the coup-leader. Now the country is on a bloody warpath. After the massacre of thousands, the arrests of thousands and the release of the deposed Mubarak from his life-term imprisonment, it is now clear that the army’s roadmap was not for democracy, nor for continuation of the revolution, but for taking the country back to tyranny much worse than the Mubarak era.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 13:30
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The Army’s Imposed War in Egypt and the US Strategy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal   
Sunday, 18 August 2013 11:57

The terror industry and the war

The Muslim country’s problem is not only the military occupation by its external enemies, but also have enough home-made enemies to cause bloody internal occupation. Many of the horrendous massacres are indeed caused by these internal enemies. Egypt and Syria are the two recent examples. After a very short gap of only a year, the Egyptian military is again fully back to the power. The country is now highly polarised and has deep internal split. It is divided into two main camps: one is Islamic and the other is secularist. Out of this polarised division, Egypt had a long political strife, but luckily had no internal war. But now, the army has manufactured fully fledged war out of these divisive ingredients and has named it as “war against terror”. They have turned cities like Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Arish and others into full war zones. Tanks, artillery guns, helicopters, armoured vehicles, machine guns and thousands of war-ready troops are back in the streets.

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