Malegaon: In a strongly worded
letter to Home Minister P Chidambaram, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMM) today said that he should leave the
so-called “Jihad” for America to tackle as it is the creator and
beneficiary of this monster.
"It is my sincere advice to you as a
learned, sincere and secular leader, to look beyond the popular
clichés and the vague claims of your officials and try to curb the
real terror within the boundaries of our country",
AIMM president Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan
wrote in his letter to the Home Minister today while adding, "Kindly
leave the so-called “Jihad” for America to tackle as it is its the
creator and beneficiary of this monster to this day in its quest to
control energy resources of the Middle East."
Home Minster P. Chidambaram during
Intelligence Bureau centenary endowment lecture on December 23 had
reportedly said, "Just as the Cold War came to an end, we witnessed
the emergence of another kind of war, namely, jihad. Jihad is a war
or struggle against unbelievers and, currently, it is waged by a
number of groups owing allegiance to Islam. Unlike the original
Crusades, jihad is not fought like a conventional war. Jihad employs
terror as an instrument to achieve its objectives. Such terror is
directed against all and sundry, its victims are usually innocent
people, and its goal is to overawe and overthrow the established
authority. The tactics of the jihadis have been copied by militants
belonging to other groups too, not excluding militants professing
the Hindu faith."
Reacting on this statement, Dr. Khan further wrote, "What
goes as “Jihad” these days is a product of American designs to
takeover foreign lands and resources."
"It all started
with their training, arming and financing fighters in Afghanistan
against the Soviet occupation and it was hailed as “Jihad” by the
US-controlled media. Later their own creation turned against them
for a plethora of reasons which cannot be explained in such a
letter", he added.
Stating that this “Jihad” has nothing to
do with Indian Muslims who have refrained from taking to violence
despite gravest of provocations in recent years, Dr. Khan wrote, "No
Indian Muslim has taken part in such activities whether in the
Indian part of Kashmir or in Afghanistan or Iraq or elsewhere."
"At the same time there is ample evidence
of Hindutva terror even since before Independence. During recent
years its votaries like Sanatan Sanstha, Bajrang Dal and Abhinav
Bharat have committed umpteen terrorist acts while carefully trying
to pass them on as acts of “Islamic terrorism” but overwhelming
evidence is now available in the public domain to nail them beyond
any shred of doubt", Dr. Khan wrote in the letter.
"Despite all this
your ministry and your subordinate departments like IB seem to be in
no hurry to curb them and ban such poisonous and dreadful
organisations. Various departments of your ministry are still
beating about the bush, making tall claims about “Islamic terrorism”
while there is none as far as Indian Muslims are concerned", Dr.