I’m going to start moderating the incessant Indo-Pak Flame Wars on the threads since we have much better things to talk about.
I only am interesting in value added comments like INDThings contention that “Jinnah made ridiculous demands he knew Congress couldn’t accept.” It’s an interesting line because Ayesha Jalal assures us that Pak was the last option for QeA so I want to flesh it out.
Even though I would usually blame Team Pakistan for this but I would also ask our Indian commentators to think twice:
“P.S. A more wiser man than me who just happened to write the constitution of India remarked that partition is god”s gift to India“
To quote Ambedkar and somehow claim that Partition was incomplete simply because India was not emptied of her Muslim population is not only untrue but goes against the morality.
I am probably the most vociferous voice against Islam and Pakistan on this blog however at my root I must be just (O Son of Spirit).
India went out of her way to annex Muslim majority Kashmir even though there was precedent otherwise (Hyderabad, Junadagh) etc.
If India was so interested in keeping those “filthy Muslims out” then why on earth did she go for the Valley, which has immense strategic significance for Pakistan and the Indus Valley (the Punjab rivers are of minor significance to India while the Indus is the Ganges of Pakistan).
Now I really couldn’t give a shit but this whole idea that somehow India is the morally perfect agent and Pakistan is a North Korea is equally as bullshit and a lie as that Islam is a religion of peace.
I’m an iconoclast as well as a bit of an anarcho-libertarian. I love smashing structure, whether built by man or God, because that’s how we get to the truth.
I’m a firm believer in the motto of Iranian.com; Nothing is Sacred (of course I have my own biases like everyone else) . I just think abuse on a individual level is unacceptable. Furthermore I think abuse of what is immutable is in poor taste; to my mind calling the quarter black Royal Baby a monkey is offensive at a human level in a way calling Muhammad a pedo is not.
I just would advise all people who come to comment on Brown Pundits is to check your biases and not seek confirmation of one’s views but rather education.
Yes I am somewhat biased that I shit on Muhammad on a daily basis whereas I would not allow such comments against the deities of other Faiths. However I have my reasons for that because as a half-Pakistani and half-Iranian I have some my homelands basically wrecked, ruined and destroyed by Islam. I have a gripe against a religion, which insists on absolutism and perfection. Baha’i Faith does the same but for now its powerless and has no real influence on society.
No intelligent Hindu will defend caste directly, they will at least condemn the concept. However highly intelligent Muslims will still believe that Muhammad, for all his flaws, was the perfect man and that every word of the Quran must be followed. They may not do so in real life but that cognitive dissonance is especially acute in the Muslim world.
This is why I find Kabir’s self-styled mission to “balance Brown Pundits” extremely suspect; I will be now moderating more intensely that since I’m not interested in the exactitude of the Indo-Pak conflict.
The 3 founders of BP all hail from some sort of Muslim background. We are pushing the paradigm of thought in certain matters pertaining to Pakistan and Islam (among other things). I do not want to be constantly censured or scolded like a little child when I am ranting about Pakistan.
I see it as a huge achievement (thanks in part to Kabir) that I’ve been able to normalise the abuse of Islam and Muhammad on this blog. In fact I don’t think I would have even persisted in the abuse (I may have initially just vented that one time) but every time Kabir admonished me for abusing Muhammad; it made me want to find more interesting ways to continue on the vein.
However I want to move on beyond that now. So my warning to all; if you engage in needless commentary “about your side”, which is not value-additive or informative then it might vanish into the ether.