“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere.”
From: “Jinnah, Iqbal, Mufti And Hitler: Anti-Semitism In Pakistan Is As Old As The Idea Of Pakistan Itself” by Aravindan Neelakandan
Mohammad Iqbal was the intellectual founder of Pakistani movement, guiding it through each crucial movement in those turbulent periods spanning the late 1930s to 1947. In a letter marked ‘Private and Confidential’ dated 7 October 1937, Iqbal exhorted Jinnah thus: ‘The Palestine question is very much agitating the minds of the Muslims. We have a very fine opportunity for mass contact for the purposes of the League. I have no doubt that the League will pass a strong resolution on this question and also by holding a private conference of the leaders to decide on some sort of a positive action in which masses may share in large numbers.’
This kind of mass movement was built with infuriating speeches wherein parallels were drawn between Hindus and Jews in undivided India and Palestine respectively…[Iqbal] even talked of ‘repeating Palestine’ in certain parts of North West India…
Meanwhile in distant Palestine, the Jews escaping European anti-Semitism were getting harassed by Islamic fundamentalists of whom the most prominent was Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, appointed as the Mufti of Jerusalem by British in 1921.
Yet, by late 1930s and early 1940s the Mufti had drifted towards Nazism attracted by its anti-Semitic nature which he also shared. He repaired the al-Aqsa mosque in Palestine which hitherto was in ruins…
During the same time, the Muslim League under Jinnah and the anti-Semitic pan-Islamic movement founded by Mufti established good rapport and understanding…
Soon he sent Hitler 15 drafts of declarations and demanded that Axis powers help settle ‘the problem of the Jewish elements’ in ‘the same way’ Germany was settling the problem. Hitler’s response was equally overwhelming…
Anti-Semitism inherent in the ideology of the founding fathers of Pakistan manifested itself not only in ideology but also in the nature of politics of Pakistani movement. It also erupted soon in the streets of independent Pakistan.
Within a year of independence, the Pakistani government under Jinnah revoked the rights of 2000 Bene Yisrael Jews who formed the minuscule Jewish community of Pakistan. This included denial of political representation. The synagogue which had stood for decades in undivided India in Karachi was set alight and Jews were attacked. This resulted in the large-scale emigration of the community, mostly to India. By the early 1950s, only an estimated 250 Jews remained in Karachi.
Despite all this, the world and even Indian media often act startled by the amount of hatred that exists in Pakistan against Hindus and Jews, the hatred that pulsates in the core ideology that gave birth to Pakistan. This is theologically motivated and has been, at least, more than a century old now. And it lives well in the new millennium as well.
For example, in March 2004, a spokesperson for Lashkar-e-Toiba, was quoted in Greater Kashmir newspaper as saying that they “will take revenge in India as Yahud (Jews) and Hindus are two sides of the same coin.” Even the current stand of Pakistan wherein it portrays itself as against Taliban and Al Qaeda, is filled with amazing conspiracy theories which aim hatred at Hindus and Jews.
Reuters news agency reported that Pakistan army airdropped pamphlets over tribal regions near the Afghan border, warning the tribesmen against the ‘foreign terrorists’ operating in the region…[these] pamphlets, titled ‘Warning’ and signed ‘Well Wishers, Pakistan’s Armed Forces’, informed the tribesmen that the ‘foreign terrorists’ were a part of a Hindu and Jewish conspiracy against Pakistan.”
From: “Is Pakistan’s worst nightmare of ‘Jew-Hindu plot’ coming true?” by Ahmar Mustikan
“It may be what Americans call a double whammy for Pakistan Army generals. To the delight of the Baloch and the anguish of Pakistan, Islamabad’s nightmare about a Yehud o Hunood sazish or “Jewish-Hindu Plot” to undo the Islamic Republic may finally be taking shape – not as a sinister cloak-and-dagger plot but as state policies of two democracies, announced to the world public…
As a manifestation of tikkun olam – an article of faith that spurs Jews to take action to repair the world – Israelis and Jews are increasingly voicing support for the freedom of France-sized Balochistan, where Pakistan is allegedly committing crimes against humanity…
Israel’s Voice president Mendelsen, who came from Miami all the way to Washington DC along with his beautiful Israeli wife Shoshi Marciano to address ‘Americans Remember Shaheed Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’ [former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Bugti was assassinated on the orders of Pakistan coup leader and military dictator General Pervez Musharraf], quoted from an article titled ‘Kurds, Baloch and Israelis‘ written by Elisa Greenberg.
She said: ‘Just as the Jewish people were left without a Jewish state for thousands of years and occupied by others, from the Romans to the Byzantines to the Ottomans, the Kurdish and Baloch people are also nations without a country. The land of Kurds is divided between Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and parts of Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan, while the Baloch reside in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Just as the Jewish people never gave up on the Jewish state of Israel, the Kurds and Baloch have never been willing to give up their dream’ of having their own free countries, where they could be masters of their own destiny without outside coercion.’
John Kirby, US Department of State spokesman, on Baloch independence:
“Be careful with the government, for they befriend a person only for their own needs. They appear to be friends when it is beneficial to them, but they do not stand by a person at the time of his distress.”
Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avot), Chapter 2:3
From “The Killing Fields of Balochistan” by Major Guarav Arya (Veteran)
Over 2.8 million Baloch have been displaced, pushed from their villages into various sub-urban hellholes across Pakistan…The Pakistan Army and the Balochistan Development Authority regularly hand out large tracts of lands to Punjabi and Pashtun ex-servicemen, incentivizing them to settle down and take young Baloch girls as wives. The plan is to change the demography of the sparsely populated Balochistan…
The Balochi’s unending reservoir of strength is their history. Mehrgarh, in present day Balochistan, is the earliest evidence of farming and herding in South Asia. A Neolithic site dating back to 7000 BC, Mehrgarh is the steel in every Balochi’s spine. They know that they have been surviving for 9000 years. Pakistan took over Balochistan, an independent nation, by military force on 27 March 1948.
Tectonic shifts take place over centuries. The Baloch know that. What the Pakistanis should know is that when your adversary’s term of reference is 9000 years of civilization, bloodstains of a few generations are hardly enough to break its will.
Balochistan is more than just a counterweight to Kashmir. It is more than just Pakistan’s Achilles heel. Balochistan is where India’s moral compass must point. For too long, India has conducted foreign policy based on convenience and international pressure. It is time we stepped into the great unknown.
Balochistan deserves to be free. It is our sacred duty to help.”
From: Israel’s Voice speech in Washington D.C. which called for a free Balochistan by Michael Mendelson
Though the Islamic Republic of Pakistan promotes hatred of Jews and Hindus as part of its so-called Islamic ideology of Pakistan, Baloch people of Balochistan refuse to believe what Islamabad says or be brainwashed. It is therefore incumbent upon all secular democracies to respect the secularism of the more than 25 million Baloch people who are facing the onslaught of not one but two brutal Islamic republics: Pakistan and Iran.
I must say the interest in Baloch and Balochistan is slowly but surely growing in Israel. Many Baloch activists are reaching out to secular democracies of Israel and India and this is clear proof of Baloch secularism. Pakistan has always blamed India for its troubles though there is no doubts that the jihadi army of Pakistan is the root cause of all the problems being faced by that country…
Mainly because Jew hatred, the world seems to be focused only on the anti- Israel propaganda and on the lies against the Jewish State while they ignore the terrible acts and human right violations that are committed by totalitarian Islamic regimes…Pakistan is one of the countries that are in the forefront when it comes to anti-Semitism. While it sheds tears over Kashmir and Judea and Samaria AKA West Bank, Pakistan security forces atrocities against the Baloch have few parallels in recent times.We are very concerned over reports of mass graves and the non-stop kill and dump policy pursued by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, military Intelligence and Frontier Corps in Balochistan. We are appealing to the government of Israel to open direct talks with secular Baloch leaders…
Pakistan is indeed a very dangerous country, with fastest growing nuclear weapons program. I am disappointed to note Pakistan army generals have not learned anything from their defeat in former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh and are committing the same crimes against humanity in Balochistan. The silence of the free world and the Obama administration on the plight of Balochistan and its people are condemnable.
In conclusion, I call upon Pakistan to recognize the right to self determination of the Baloch people. Islamabad must understand demanding freedom and the right to pursuit happiness is not a crime. I am sure Balochistan will emerge on the world map as a friend of Israel.”
“The mouth of the righteous one utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
The Torah of his God is in his heart; his steps shall not falter.
The wicked one watches for the righteous man, and seeks to kill him.
But the Lord will not abandon him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Hope in the Lord and keep His way; then He will raise you high to inherit the earth.
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.”
Book of Psalms (Tehillim), 37 (27-34)