The following article from Pseudo-secularists shows how they see eye to eye with Muslim fanatics. At the end is also appended a Hindu response:
Communalism Watch and Governance Monitor Alert
VEHEMENT ANTI-ISLAMIC WEBSITE
S. P. Udayakumar
May 24, 1999
With much pain and agony, a few Muslim friends have pointed out a disgusting website that maligns Islam, Prophet Mohammed and Muslims in general. Almost all of the pieces that are found in the site are bubbling with bigotry, fanaticism, and schitzophrenia. Sickening the reader to the
core of her being, the website along with its intense hatred and dangerous intent sends a chill through the reader's spine. The site is so abrasive and vehement that the religious sentiments of Muslims are bound to be hurt. The site in question is this:http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/
The content of the site makes one think about the difference between free speech and hate speech and where (or how) one draws the line between the two. Some of the bigoted sections of various religious communities in India do not distinguish between free speech and hate speech. For them any speech that attempts to come close to their closed minds is an extremist speech, and they panic to protect their minds by stifling free speech. When the Deccan Chronicle published a short story under the title, "Mohammed, the Idiot" in 1987, some enraged Muslims in Hyderabad attacked the newspaper office and set it ablaze. The widespread condemnation of and dangerous threats to the lives of Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen, and the Hindutva brigades' cowardly attacks on various
writers and artists such as M. F. Hussain, Anand Patwardhan and others are some of the infamous episodes of intolerance related to free speech in India.
Without condoning this kind of hypersensitivities, fettered-speech avocations, and extremist tendencies of the bigoted sections of our religious communities, any fair-minded reader of the above website who hails from a pluralistic society would readily agree that it has to be filtered if not shut down all together. One could and should be able to
discuss the beliefs and practices of various religious communities in the spirit of open inquiry for that is part of being an open and democratic society. However, denigrating the Prophet and the Book of a religious
community, especially a minority community that lives amidst an overwhelming 'Hindu' majority, in such a vulgar and revolting language with obscene and despicable arguments is not acceptable. As we all know, hate speech often kindles communal passions and gives rise to tensions
and riots in India and other parts of South Asia.
Intriguingly enough, the Hinduva bigots with their fascist mindset do not even see the need to justify their extremist speech by any meaningful arguments. They do not invoke their right to speak or freedom to speak (or write or think) what they please. Nor do they stake a claim to the
equality of speeches of various communities. Theirs is an authoritarian attitude of saying what they want to say and stifling what everybody else would like to say. In other words, as the sole proprietors of the fascist"Bharatvarsh Inc.", they are free to speak but no one else is. 'Free
speech' for them means 'free of responsibility' speech. The loose-tongued Bal Thackeray and the intolerant hoodlums of Shiv Sena, blow-hot-blow-cold practices of the BJP leaders, obtuse remarks of the VHP personalities and the outright hooliganism of the Bajrang Dal all demonstrate this point.
Turning to the website, the Hindutva bigots have chosen the title "Satyamevajayate" quite deliberately.Misappropriating the secular State slogan (which means "Truth Alone Triumphs"), and packing the site with their trademark 'mythologized history' and 'historicized mythology' and so much of anti-social venom, the bigots try to send a not-so-subtle message to the Indian Muslims that they are not part of the Indian nation. Some of the typical Hindutva topics such as the 'indigenous Aryans' theory, destruction of Hindu temples, Taj Mahal and so forth are
also included in the site to consolidate their hateful 'Hindudom.'
Contrary to the cunning claim that the site is managed by a Muslim (email@example.com), even a cursory look at the site would reveal that it is a concerted effort of some perverted and dangerous Hindutva elements. The site is part of the homepage of a "Vedic astrologer," who asks the
>> readers if the BJP will gain in the coming elections. This "Jai Maharaj" (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) also runs a Hawaii List with people who have or have had Hawaiian connections. The website is hosted with email@example.com, an Internet Service Provider based in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Lurking in the hidden corners of the internet, these Hindutva bigots are sowing the dangerous seeds of bigotry and bestiality not just in India but around the world. The societal ramifications of their dastardly act can be far-reaching and very dangerous in India, other parts of South
Asia and the larger the world. Some of the angry and resentful emails already denounce this site as a "Hindu" effort and these emailers fail miserably to differentiate between "Hindus" and "Hindutva bigots." This kind of quick and easy diagnosis can only mean simple and generic remedy,
and sudden and swift administration. Innocent individuals and their families may pay a heavy price, and the already volatile Indian society may suffer further. The impending general elections will only add further to this scary specter.
India being a multi-religious country, mutual respect for the religious sentiments of one another and self-restraint have been and should continue to be the hallmarks of our societal peace. Tolerance of the intolerant is not and cannot be a choice for a diverse society like ours. How do we deal with this tricky situation is beyond the purview of this alert.
But something needs to be done with this website venom. What can we do? Two simplest things could be emailing the website host and pointing out the seemingly innocent role they are playing in the treacherous game of some bigots and fascists.
PS: The frequency with which the Pseudo-secular has used the words 'bigot', bestiality' and 'fascist' shows that he is giving vent to extreme hatred in his own heart! (VA)
________________________________________ A Hindu Response
Fanatical Islamists, oppossed to the Freedom of Speech
and Expression, under the guise of humanists and
egalitariansim have tried and apparently not given up on
their efforts to curb the freedom of Mr. Zulfikar Khan
and Dr. Jai Maharaj. Moslems have tried over and again,
to stifle freedom of speech - if it is oppossed to their
religious dictates. The example of Salman Rushdie is too
well-known. I am forwarding you an e-mail from one Mr.
Udaykumar, who is now taking sides with Moslems to call
for having the Satyameva Jayate Website taken off the
This sinister attempt by the Moslem fanatics is
contemptible and must be challenged. The Satyameva Jayate
Website may perhaps contain unpleasant material. However
there is no material therein that is slanderous or false.
The author (Zulfikar Khan) has made honest efforts to
back his claims by citing the works of the various
authors, and the Quran. A literal reading of the Quran,
in particular Quran [047:004],[008:039] - as examples
show that such contents are highly derigatory and most
vindictive towards people of other ethnicities and
denominations. It is true that every Moslem is not a
fanatic, and may not interpret the Quran literally. But,
that does not mean that that the contents of the Quran
cannot be criticized for their most vicious and
malevolent attitude towards non-Moslems.
Lastly, what Zulfikar Khan has done is perfectly well
within the purview of the US Constitution. In USA, the
KKK has their own website - http://www.kkk.com The non-
whites, Jews, Blacks and various others know that sucb
website exists but the KKK website has not been removed
not the creators have been defined to be on the wrong
side of the law. The KKK is a hateful website, but the
Satyameva Jayate Website *DOES NOT* promote hate. It
exposes the dark side of Islam, and shows by quoting from
the Quran with adequate references, that Islam promotes
terrorism and hatred. Additionally, by citing authentic
sources, the website shows that Prophet Mohammed serves
an inspiration for the Moslems to use terrorism in order
to propagate Islam. Yes, the contents maybe unpleasant to
Moslems and their compatriots and sympathizers like Mr.
Udaykumar, but it does not mean that what is unpleasant
to Moslems and their friends, cannot be put up on the
I therefore cannot understand, why tbe Satyameva
Jayate Website will be taken off the internet ? If so,
please provide me with some reasons. I would like to
inform other sympathizers of Jai Maharaj and Zulfikar
Khan, whom I know, and we may contemplate on a collective
legal action, should the situation arise in such a
I would appreciate your feedback on this matter.
Deb Chatterjee, Ph.D.