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« on: Feb 26, 2009 02:11 PM »


Last December, the Urdu-speaking Muslims living in Bangladesh were given the right to vote since the separation of Eastern wing of Pakistan by local majority party, Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rehman (killed in a military coup in 1975) under Hindu tanks in 1971. He named the former East Pakistan province - Bangladesh or “Bangla country” (borrowing the Zionists’ concept of Palestine for “Jewish people” only). Mujib declared Hindu religious days as ‘national holidays’ and used to attend all Hindu festivals personally.

An unbaised reader of Indian sub-Continent will find that under British occupation of India - both Bangla and Urdu languages were turned into sort of racist cult - with the differnce that while Urdu-speaking conmmunities based their identities both on Islam and language - the Bangla-speaking communities have no religious bariers - Muslims, Hindus and Buddhist are all considered part of the same ‘Bangla Brotherhood’ as long as they speak Bangla and are born in India’s West Bangal or Bangladesh. In order to abolish such racism - based on language or birth land - which is against Islamic teachings - Quaid-e-Azam (a Gujrati-speaking Muslim) declared Urdu as Pakistan’s official language, though the majority of Pakistani population in 1947, was Bangla-speaking. However, after February 21, 1952 language riots at Dhaka University resulting in the death of three students - Bangla language was made into ‘lanuage Holocaust’.

There are 160 million Bangla-speaking population (82% Muslims, 16% Hindus and the rest Christians and Buddhists) - while India has more than 75 million Bangla-speaking population in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, and state of Jharkhand. Some Indian leaders suggested to Mujib that if he could get a divorce from Pakistan - India maybe willing to let its province of West Bangal merge with Bangladesh - in order to unite the two Bangals, which the All India National Congress fought to get divided fearing being a Muslim-majority province under British Raj - its people may prefer to join the newly created Pakistan.

Persian was the official language during the Mughal Empire in Hindustan. During that period, Urdu (meaning army in Persian) was evolved out of Arabic, Persian and Turkish speaking Muslims who established Muslim rule in Indian sub-Continent. A great number of Urdu words became part of Bangla grammar. It was William Carey (1761-1834), an English missionary, who Sanskritized Bangla language between 1800 and 1813 with the help of Brahimin intellectuals. British imperialists made it compulsary for Muslims to learn this Sanskritized Bangla language to join government services. The Christian-Hindu agenda was to convert the former Muslim ruling class into tailors, boatment, peasants and rickshawalas . After division of India into two sovereign states, the anti-Muslim Hindu elites in India - went for the big kill - to Hinduized Muslims via Bangla language. However, their hatred of Bangla language is obvious from the fact that while Bangla is official language of Bangladseh - 75 million Bangla-speaking Indian citizens (25% Muslims) in West Bengal - have failed to get Bangla to be recognized as one of the state languages of India. In fact, New Delhi has refused to issue a postage stamp with Bangla script on it..............

http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/bangladesh-hinduized-via-bangla-language/


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« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2009 02:31 PM »

i am confused.  your title is extremely offensive.  i read your blog entry, however it isn't clear what you believe and not per say as offensive.

what is your point? 

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2009 04:15 PM »

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Brother Rehmat, language by itself is neither Hindu nor Muslim. Arabic is the language of the Quran and Hadith, and we should try to learn it, but that does not mean other languages are to be despised. It is true though that Urdu, being in a script close to Arabic, and being understood more or less throughout the subcontinent, would have cemented the links of the two wings.

However, it was not to be. The difference in societies was that of a feudal and a more egalitarian one. That, and the false prides that Muslim clans and localities have taken, was the cause of the clash.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2009 04:30 PM »

I think his point is that they were speaking a certain language that had cultural roots in islam and then the colonizers made them start speaking something else more westernized? I guess the same could be said of India, where colonizers came in and tried to make over the educational system and force everyone to learn English. Or even today where urdu is a dying language in India because they only teach Hindi now.

If one is going to say that other languages are 'religions' then we should all be speaking fusHa Arabic right?? And not even modern standard Arabic that has words like fridge and internet but the real 7th century stuff? Why focus on persian?
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2009 02:17 PM »

i am confused.  your title is extremely offensive.  i read your blog entry, however it isn't clear what you believe and not per say as offensive.

what is your point? 


I am sure you got my point otherwise you would not have dropped the hammer on your own foot.

Calling a Hindu a Hindu or calling a Jew a Jew - is not offensive unless you too believe that criticizing the Zionazi state of Israel is 'anti-Semitism'.
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2009 04:04 PM »

Rehmat,

About 1 in 10 Muslims speak Bengali, so we should be cautions about making blanket statements about the entire language

The part of the problem of this post was timing. Bangladesh, during the time of the post, was going through a major mutiny. According to some news reports up to 330,000 troops were HOURS away from entering a civil war - on the streets of the 11-12 million person capital city and at the 40 or so bases around that country. Since then there has been daily Jannazahs of dozens of people who died needlessly.

The message in this post was not clear, as the tone of writing style bordered on offensive, similar to what Lucid was indicating.  Jannah is right, we should focus our efforts in learning Arabic.

Finally, Timbuktu's comment that  "false prides that Muslim clans and localities have taken" should be a reminder to us all even in our local communities and Islamic work.

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« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2009 06:01 PM »


I am sure you got my point otherwise you would not have dropped the hammer on your own foot.

Calling a Hindu a Hindu or calling a Jew a Jew - is not offensive unless you too believe that criticizing the Zionazi state of Israel is 'anti-Semitism'.

are you saying bengali muslims are hinduized because they speak bengali?

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