Friday, October 16, 2009

Light at the end of the tunnel

This saying almost always has a positive connotation. I experienced one of the exceptions today.

I was getting back from work on Nanda Talkies Road. Ya ya, the same road for which we in Hasiru Usiru had a lot of protests to prevent if from being butchered by the behemoth Metro. So at the beginning of the road, I wondered for the millionth time on the tree cover. The dip in temperature as you enter the road is astounding. Light seldom permeates through the thick tree cover. It is literally like a tunnel. And as I kept going on the road, I could see faint snatches of the light. Closer. Closer. And then, out of nowhere was the source of the light ... absolute barrenness!

Half of one of the umpteen Lakshman Rao Parks had been decimated. Enclosed within the shining green (ah the goddamn irony) Namma Metro barricades. It was a painful reminder of our failed protests.

Fruitless or Toothless?

On the days of the Lalbagh and Metro protests, we would have a plea of hope from Boda. It was very simple, “Each one of us should get ten more people” and the increased numbers will help the cause. Every protest, all we provided (and received) was a slap in the face! We managed to get 300 people for ONE protest. That's it.

Why was that? Apathy? Cynicism? Disagreement?

Disagreement might have been the main reason. And that is fair enough. People didn't agree with our cause. With our arguments against the Metro. Against the tree-felling. Fair enough. What hurt was the percentage of “agreers” who actually turned up. Even if 1% of them had gotten out of their seats and showed up, things could have been different. Maybe.

Shut the @#$% up!

There is this overwhelming urge in me to scream at the next person who says he is saddened by Bangalore's loss of green cover. If that person couldn't turn up and be one of the faces/voices for our cause ...

Never mind. I do not want to continue the post in this manner. I will just end it with ANOTHER request for people to turn up for the next protest. Tentatively on the 24th of October.

See you all there.




At 3:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


How are you?


Although many modern Muslims, groomed with the Western secular education, readily brag about how Islam recognizes Christianity (Judaism, too) as a great religion, yet these dishonest hypocrites hide a number of verses in the Koran that are demeaning, hateful and even violence-inciting towards Christians and Jews. Here they are:

1. Jews and Christians believe in idols and false deities.. 4:51

2. "Those (Christians and Jews) are they whom Allah hath cursed." 4:52

3. Allah has stirred up enmity and hatred among Christians. 5:14

4. Jews and Christians are losers. 5:53

5. Christians will be burned in the Fire. 5:72

6. Christians are wrong about the Trinity. For that they will have a painful doom. 5:73

7. Don't choose Jews, Christians, or disbelievers as guardians. 5:57

8. Don't take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, then Allah will consider you to be one of them. 5:51

9. Christians and Jews are perverse. Allah himself fights against them. 9:30

10. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to the rich and greedy Christian monks and Jewish rabbis. 9:34

11. Jews and Christians are evil-livers. 5:59

12. Evil is the handiwork of the Jewish rabbis and Christian priests. 5:63

13. Christians and Jews must believe what Allah has revealed to Muhammad or Allah will turn them into apes, as he did the Sabbath-breakers. 4:47

14. Fight against Christians and Jews "until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low." 9:29

Although there is a kind of recognition of Christianity (Judaism, too), being a religion of the same God, in Islam - the ultimate message in Islam is that 'Christianity is old and obsolete'. Islam is the finalized version of the religion of the same God, which all people of the world, including the Christian and Jews, must follow.

The old and obsolete Christianity is now a symbol of evil, Christians are evil people, Allah has cursed them and hellfire will be their eternal abode hereafter. However, Christians do not have a choice for them to make the hellfire their eternal abode and live in peace in this world. They must follow the finalized religion of Allah or else Allah will, without failure, turned them into apes:

[Quran 4:47] O ye unto whom (Christian & Jews) the Scripture hath been given! Believe in what We have revealed confirming that which ye possess, before We destroy your countenances so as to confound them, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers (of old time). The commandment of Allah is always executed.

And again, Allah is just not happy with the punishment of transforming the Christians into apes. He now incite his followers (Muslims) to fight the Christians until they are subdued to a humiliating status (Dhimmi) and pay the poll-tax (Jizya) as punishment for not accepting the command of Allah:

[Quran 9:29] Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture (Christian & Jews) as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.



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