Saturday, February 21, 2009

GAZA Issue : Excerpts of a Letter from Kazi Azizul Huq to Dr. Richard L. Benkin

Gaza issue is being exploited mainly by the secularists and atheists ... to promote hatred against Israel and U.S.  


One of the aims of the British administration and their collaborators seems to divert world attention from the genocide and atrocities in Iraq & Afghanistan to Gaza. We understand that Afghanistan and Iraq were occupied under long-term British policy who after failures in Iraq have preferred to go low profile and did everything possible to bring new administration in the US and divert all blames to President Bush. Many people seem to have forgotten that Britain created the false dossier to instigate President Bush to start the War on Iraq.


Local leading British agent Daily Star Group (The Daily Star, Daily Prothom Alo, ABC FM Radio, etc.) is taking a lead in organizing the hate campaign against Israel and US exploiting the current Gaza issue. ..Mr. Sanaullah Lablu, a key resource person of Daily Star Group and currently Chief News Editor ABC FM Radio of Dhaka, in a talk-show on media reports urged the new Bangladesh Prime Minister herself to participate street demonstrations and organize country-wide demonstrations on Gaza issue. The obvious aim is to pressurize the new Administration of Bangladesh to actively engage in anti-Israeli and anti-US stand and block our 2-years efforts to go into state to state relation with Israel and implementation of the Israel-Palestine Two State solution.


In our letter dated 7 May 2007 we wrote to Muslim leaders of Iran and Saudi Arabia: 

..."it is time to understand that the Jews, Israel & USA are not the prime enemy of the Muslims. British Government has been the prime enemy of the Muslims and of the believers. The British Government is the prime mover of God-less culture and values. They are trying to De-Faith the Muslim societies. They are trying to undermine marriage, promote fornication, and introduce Live-together and Gay culture in our societies. They have been promoting the fight between the Jews and Muslims to rule the world. We think, it is time for the Muslims and the Jews and the oppressed peoples of the world to unite to foil all British conspiracies to keep their God-less evil political/cultural domination over the world." 


You may remember that in my mail to you dated 28 May 2008 I wrote : 

"I came to know that Indian and British governments do not want relation between Bangladesh & Israel and the current ruling elite of Bangladesh is obeying them. BD Gov't has not lifted travel ban though Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon has repeatedly told the government that it is the religious right of the Muslims and Christians of this country to pay visit to Holy places in Jerusalem & Palestine." 


On 13 February 2008 I wrote to you:
..."we are concerned whether any secret vested interest within British administration is instigating HAMAS to continue the provocative rocket-firing from Gaza. While PLO leaders and members are too corrupt and unreliable to lead any nation, HAMAS could be the rational choice to lead the Palestinians towards implementing the Two State Solution. But unfortunately both Israeli Government and majority of Jewish population are overwhelmed with prejudices against HAMAS, while HAMAS enjoys greater support of Arabs and Muslims all over the world. And if HAMAS becomes an instrument in the hands of British secret vested interests - for the time being there is little hope for Palestine & Israel and Muslims & Jews. I urge you to go deep into the matter and search and find-out pragmatic solution for mutual interests."


On 10 January 2008 in our greetings on the occasion of launching of the re-designed web-site of Interfaith Strength we wrote:

"Both Puritanism and Atheism are menace and mother of intolerant non-religious behavior. Puritans ultimately turn into materialist atheists. It has been proved both in England and Najd (Riyadh). Inflexible dogmatism of so-called Puritanism ultimately drives man into irreligious approach and behavior. Divine religion is much more a non-rigid natural and flexible way to remain obedient to God and receive His Blessings. True religion is based on Faith & Virtues - not on ethnicity."


I urge to review ..and identify the dos and donts and go for activity for common good in the light of

(1) Divine Revelations,

(2) Apostolic Heritage and

(3) Human Experience.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Press Release : DHAKA, Monday, 16 February 2009. Identifying Root of Current Islam-West Conflict

STATEMENT
Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering of diplomats, politicians, intellectuals and activists in Dhaka on 7 Feb 1998 [at Restaurant Olive Garden, Gulshan-2].


He said: "...Every Muslim Country that seems to get strong militarily, there is a policy, even known or unknown, to destabilize that regime. Every Muslim country that has wealth, there is a secret policy to undermine and take away the wealth of the wealthy moderate state and the military potential of those Muslims who have some military potential.."

To keep her racial domination over the world culture and civilization Britain has been working on long-tern plans.

In the post-cold war era after the fall of Soviet Union the British network with the help of vested quarters have accommodated within her fold the atheist and leftist intellectuals and activists worldwide.

Britain continues to enjoy considerable influence over and access into the ruling elite of her former colonies - specifically the civil and military bureaucracies and the western educated elite. Britain is at the bottom of all conspiracies against Faith and Believer Muslims, Jews and Christians since she employed Darwin to create the Origin of Species Theory to rationalize colonization by one race over other races under the premise "Survival of the fittest".

The ongoing conflict has not been provoked by one or a group of Muslim or Jew. The ongoing conflict between Muslims and Jews, Islam and the West, Believers and Non-Believers have been planned and designed by Britain and executed with the help of misguided state-actors and international organizations, non-believer atheists, radical extremists, think-tanks, media, civil society and local mercenaries in the target nations.

 
Kazi Azizul Huq,
International Affairs Secretary
Cell: 01819-407963
E-mail : khelafat@dhaka.net, kahuq@dhaka.net
Copy of E-mail distribution Sent to Selected Governments & Media

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 22:47:12 +0600

To: "H.E.Seyyed Ali Khamenei"< >, "H.R.H. King Abdulllah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud"< >
From: Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon
Subject: For review: A synopsis of Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations

For Further Review & Study:

A synopsis of Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order


The Clash of Civilizations is a theory, proposed by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, that people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world.

Huntington began his thinking by surveying the diverse theories about the nature of global politics in the post-Cold War period. Some theorists and writers argued that human rights, liberal democracy and capitalist free market economy had become the only remaining ideological alternative for nations in the post-Cold War world. Specifically, Francis Fukuyama argued that the world had reached the 'end of history' in a Hegelian sense.

Huntington believed that while the age of ideology had ended, the world had only reverted to a normal state of affairs characterized by cultural conflict. In his thesis, he argued that the primary axis of conflict in the future would be along cultural and religious lines.

The theory was originally formulated in a 1992 lecture at the American Enterprise Institute, which was then developed in a 1993 Foreign Affairs article titled "The Clash of Civilizations?",[2] in response to Francis Fukuyama's 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. Huntington later expanded his thesis in a 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order.

In the 1993 Foreign Affairs article, Huntington writes: It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future.

Core state and fault line conflicts

In Huntington's view, intercivilizational conflict manifests itself in two forms:
1. fault line conflicts and

2. core state conflicts.

Fault line conflicts are on a local level and occur between adjacent states belonging to different civilizations or within states that are home to populations from different civilizations.
Core state conflicts are on a global level between the major states of different civilizations. Core state conflicts can arise out of fault line conflicts when core states become involved.[5]

These conflicts may result from a number of causes, such as:
• relative influence or power (military or economic),

• discrimination against people from a different civilization,
• intervention to protect kinsmen in a different civilization, or different values and culture, particularly when one civilization attempts to impose its values on people of a different civilization.[5]


Huntington argues that the widespread Western belief in the universality of the West's values and political systems is naïve and that continued insistence on democratization and such "universal" norms will only further antagonize other civilizations.

Huntington sees the West as reluctant to accept this because it built the international system, wrote its laws, and gave it substance in the form of the United Nations.

Huntington identifies the two "challenger civilizations", Sinic and Islam.

In Huntington's view, East Asian Sinic civilization is culturally asserting itself and its values relative to the West due to its rapid economic growth. He sees the hierarchical command structures implicit in the Confucian Sinic civilization, as opposed to the individualism and pluralism valued in the West.

Huntington argues that the Islamic civilization has experienced a massive population explosion which is fueling instability both on the borders of Islam and in its interior, where fundamentalist movements are becoming increasingly popular. Manifestations of what he terms the "Islamic Resurgence" include the 1979 Iranian revolution and the first Gulf War.

Huntington argues that a "Sino-Islamic connection" is emerging in which China will cooperate more closely with Iran, Pakistan, and other states to augment its international position.

Huntington also argues that civilizational conflicts are "particularly prevalent between Muslims and non-Muslims", identifying the "bloody borders" between Islamic and non-Islamic civilizations. This conflict dates back as far as the initial thrust of Islam into Europe, its eventual expulsion in the Iberian reconquest, the attacks of the Ottoman Turks on Eastern Europe and Vienna, and the European imperial division of the Islamic nations in the 1800s and 1900s.

He believes that some of the factors contributing to this conflict are that both Christianity (upon which Western civilization is based) and Islam are:
• Missionary religions, seeking conversion by others

• Universal, "all-or-nothing" religions, in the sense that it is believed by both sides that only their faith is the correct one
• Teleological religions, that is, that their values and beliefs represent the goals of existence and purpose in human existence.
More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism - that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values - that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists.


After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Huntington is increasingly regarded [citation needed] as having been prescient as

- the United States invasion of Afghanistan, 2002
- Bali Bombings, 2003
- Invasion of Iraq, the 2004
- Madrid train bombings, the 2006
- cartoon crisis [citation needed],
- the 2005 London bombings,
- the ongoing Iranian nuclear crisis and
- the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

fueled the perception that Huntington's Clash is well underway.

Huntington's influence upon U.S. policy has been likened to that of British historian A.J. Toynbee's controversial religious theories about Asian leaders in the early twentieth
century.

As a genuine advocate of the often-elusive dialogue of religions and cultures, Pope John Paul II once observed: “A clash ensues only when Islam or Christianity is misconstrued or manipulated for political or ideological ends.”


References
1. http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.29196,filter.all/pub_detail.asp
2. a b Official copy (free preview): The Clash of Civilizations?, Foreign Affairs, Summer 1993
3. Bernard Lewis: The Roots of Muslim Rage The Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 1990
4. http://s02.middlebury.edu/FS056A/Herb_war/clash3.htm
5. a b Huntington, Samuel P. (2002) [1997]. "Chapter 9: The Global Politics of Civilizations". The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (The Free Press ed.). London: Simon $ Schuster. pp. p 207f. ISBN 0-7432-3149-X.
6. Berman, Paul (2003). Terror and Liberalism. W W Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-05775-5.
7. a b c Russett, Bruce; John Oneal, Michaelene Cox (2000). "Clash of Civilizations, or Realism and Liberalism Déjà Vu? Some Evidence". Journal of Peace Research 37 (5): 583–608. doi:10.1177/0022343300037005003. Retrieved on 3 October 2007.
8. Edward Said: The Clash of Ignorance The Nation, October 2001
9. Edward Said: [1] Prof. Edward Said in lecture, The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations, University of Massachusetts, 1998
10. Edward Said: [2] Prof. Edward Said in lecture, The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations, University of Massachusetts, 1998
11. Beyond the clash of Ignorance, Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, June 2007
12. a b Tusicisny, Andrej (2004). "Civilizational Conflicts: More Frequent, Longer, and Bloodier?" (PDF). Journal of Peace Research 41 (4): 485–498. doi:10.1177/0022343304044478. Retrieved on 3 October 2007.
13. http://www.unesco.org/dialogue2001/en/khatami.htm Unesco.org Retrieved on 05-24-07
14. http://www.dialoguecentre.org/about.html Dialoguecentre.org Retrieved on 05-24-07

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Condolences on the sudden demise of Hazrat Hamidullah r.a.


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:41:09 +0600
Subject: Condolence
From: Sunita Paul
To: K A Huq

Respected Brother Kazi Huq,
 
I am terribly shocked to hear that our loving brother Moulana Hafez Hamidullah, who had been championing the cause of interfaith understanding and harmony, suddenly left this world, for eternal peace. 
 
May G-d reward him for his life long dedication towards humanity and good to this world.
 
We shall surely miss a real guardian in Bangladesh, who never hesitated in standing against all forms of religious hatred and fanaticism.
 
Kindly convey my profound condolence to the members of his family and everyone else, who loved him for his extra ordinary dedication to humankind.
 
I shall include him in my prayers tonight and hope everyone in the world will also do so.
 
Regards
 
Your Sister, 

Sunita


Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 11:59:08 +0200
From: "David Rosen"
Subject: RE: Top BKA Leader - Sponsor of Muslim-Jews Dialogue - Dies in Dhaka
To: "Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon"

Dear Honorable Kazi Azizul Haq ,

I send you and your community my sincere condolences on the passing of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Hamidullah from this earthly abode. Such an early death of a learned and courageous lover of peace and dialogue is a loss for the world at large. I pray that his example and teaching will increasingly inspire others to follow in his paths of righteousness.

Having just lost my own brother - a great rabbi- at the same age as that of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Hamidullah, his loss is also personally poignant.

May Allah bless us to emulate their faith and goodness.

Ma salame,
David  

Chief Rabbi Dr. David Rosen , KCSG
Chairman, International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC),
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee (AJC) 
tel :+972-2-6255281 fax:+972-2-6256527 mailto:rosend@ajc.org http://www.rabbidavidrosen.net/


Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 21:42:47 +0800
From: Nizamuddin Ahmed
Subject: Condolence
To: Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon
 
 Dear Kazi Azizul Haq Bhai , 
Assalamualaikum 

I deeply condole the sad demise of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Manidullah . May Allah place his soul to the heaven of the highest order and pray for the peace of his bereaved family and community.
 
Thanks and regards
  
Nizam Ahmed
Senior Correspondent
Dhaka Bureau, Reuters News, Thomson Reuters 
Phone:+880-2-8330123, +880-2-8330121
Mobile: +880-1819-221594
nizamuddin.ahmed@thomsonreuters.com

thomsonreuters.com

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:15:22 +0200
From: Asher Eder
Subject:
To: kahuq@dhaka.net
Cc: Salah Choudhury


Shalom / Salaam,

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Abraham's Family.


Please, receive my heartfelt condolence for the demise of our dear Brother the Moulana Hamidullah. 


Although I had not the privilege to get acquainted personally with him, yet his honesty and true love of all the members of Abraham's Family in the Spirit of the Creator of all of us made - and makes - me feel so close to all of you, and share my grieve for the un timely departure of that one of us.


Sorry that I am somewhat late with that letter of mine - my PC was out of order for several days, and got fixed only to-day.


Hope to meet once personally, either here in Israel or in your country, to look into your eyes, embrace you, and share our views and hopes,


Sincerely yours,


Asher Eder
Jewish Co-Chairman,

Islam-Israel Fellowship, Yerushalayim/Israel

From: "Famigla Kossover"
To:
Subject: A message of condolence on the passing of a great man
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:25:02 +0200


My Dear Honorable Kazi Azizul Haq,
 
One of the duties every believing Jew is taught is to seek peace with his brothers. When a scholar who seeks to do this passes to his Eternal Reward, a bright flame is lit in the heavens, but a candle goes out here where we yet remain. Even here in Israel, I and others have heard of the efforts of Hazrat Hafez Hamidullah in his endeavors to bring peace between Moslems and Jews, so that the various Children of Abraham (PBUH) can view each other as brothers with love, and his passing to a different stage in his existence is a gain for the heavens that receive him and a loss for all of us who have not yet joined him.
 
I offer what puerile condolence a man can offer in the face of Destiny. The Eternal gives us so much time to accomplish His appointed tasks, and then decides when we have accomplished enough of these tasks. Apparently, developing the Bengladesh Khelafat Andolon was a big part of these appointed tasks. All we can do is praise the good deeds and pray and hope that the memory of Hazrat Hafez Hamidullah will be a blessing upon all of us. May you and your community and may the family of this great man be comforted by Allah in your time of grief and loss; may you draw courage and sustenance from this scholar's example to continue on in the holy task of seeking reconciliation and peace. 
 
A thought for you all. The Eternal only gives us to accomplish what He thinks we can accomplish. And most of us never really exceed with our reach what we can grasp. So much remains yet for us all to do.
 
May you all only hear good news.
 
Blessings from the Mountains of Samaria,
Reuven Kossover  


From: "Yehuda Stolov"
To:
Subject: Condolences
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:39:55 +0200
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512


Dear Honorable Kazi Azizul Haq ,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the early passing away of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Hamidullah. I wish you and your community with the traditional Jewish prayer: May God comfort you ... and you should know no sorrow!

I do wish we can all follow his footsteps and continue develop the good relations between Jews and Muslims.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Yehuda Stolov
 
 
Yehuda Stolov, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Interfaith Encounter Association
www.interfaith-encounter.org 




Saturday, February 7, 2009

Top BKA Leader – Advocate of Muslim-Jewish Dialogue – Dies in Dhaka

PRESS RELEASE No.2009/0207.05 DATE: DHAKA Saturday 07, 2009.


Senior Naeb-e-Amir of Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan and one of the prominent Islamic clergies supporting interfaith harmony as well as lifting of travel ban on Israel, Moulana Hafez Hamidullah died in Dhaka on Friday late hours at his residence at Kamrangirchar, Dhaka at the age of 63. 

Late Hamidullah played important role in Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan since the inception of this party. He was also the Vice Principal of Noria Madrassa at Kamrangirchar, which was founded by his father late Moulana Mohammed Ullah Hafezzi Huzur. 

Late Moulana Hafez Hamidullah was one of the very few outspoken Islamic clergies in Bangladesh, who openly condemned all forms of militancy in the name of religion. He was a true prophet of preaching peace and peaceful coexistence of people of all religious beliefs. 

Hamidullah had aspiration of bringing the believers into one platform to combat all forms of social perversion, atheism and religious fanatism. 

He wrote a number of letters to Bangladesh government urging to drop the false charges against editor of Weekly Blitz. 

He was arrested, detained and tortured many a times during the rule of military dictator Hussain Muhammed Ershad. 

At the demise of Moulana Hafez Hamidullah, Bangladesh surely loses one of the rarest individuals who dedicated his entire life for global peace, religious harmony and unity of the believers.  

for Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon
 
Kazi Azizul Huq
International Affairs Secretary
Ph: +880-(0)1819407963
E-mail: khelafat@dhaka.net