Bharat’s national safety endangered by an Islamist missionary movement

National Security and safety is compromised – Bharat has been hit with a lethal weapon, Chinese coronavirus, primarily spread by followers of orthodox Islamist Sunni missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat (TJ), and western leftist media is taking full advantage to defame Bharat with the bogey of ‘Islamophobia’.

A terror plot when Bharat is engulfed by Coronavirus

When the entire nation of Bharat was unexpectedly caught by the massive spread of lethal coronavirus, largely linked to a massive Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) congregation held at Nizamuddin Markaz (center) in Delhi, on the 1st of April Indian army spotted a group of Pakistani terrorist infiltrators waiting to launch an attack along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Army located and encountered the terrorists braving inclement weather, 8-ft deep snow and low visibility.

Unfortunately, bravehearts of the Indian army were killed in action in intense close-quarters combat. A huge quantity of arms, ammunition and communication devices were recovered. Did the world know anything about this? Ask why?

It is not a Hindu-Muslim issue, it is about justice. Bharat and Hindus have been targeted for eons, and when the real victims start defending themselves, the aggressors play the victim card. Convenient?

Over the last few weeks, many international media, such as BBC, Time, Washington Post have published various articles defaming Bharat on diverse topics. The latest blame was for publishing factual reports on new coronavirus cases that were linked to the TJ event in Delhi. When the nation’s capital was rocked by anti-Bharat and anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests which quickly turned into violent riots killing many people and destroying public property, leftist global media managed to push a nasty narrative that Hindu goons attacked Muslims.

In reality, it was Muslim radicals who were carrying out violent anti-CAA protests since December and preparing for the anti-Hindu Delhi riots that broke out in end February. Prominent American Democrats and communists and organizations including the UN have spoken falsely about Bharat, criticized its government in a coordinated effort to paint an evil picture of Bharat, pushing anti-Hindu, anti-Bharat agendas. We will not accept these blatant lies anymore.

Coronavirus impact on the world

While the global economy is hit, the stock market is crashing, the supply chain is weakened (at least temporarily), the source of the virus China brazenly re-opened its wet markets. Bharat shares a 3,488 km border with China, yet Bharat was able to contain the coronavirus spread reasonably well thus far, until the large TJ gathering caused a steep & sudden rise in the curve.

Before you go further into understanding what Tablighi Jamaat is, or its contribution towards spreading Covid-19 in Bharat, understand the following.

Hindus are a minority in every country in the world where they reside, except Bharat, Nepal and Mauritius. Hindus do not have any officially-designated homeland, however, Hindus originated in Bharat – so separation from Bharat is impossible, regardless of the country Hindus live in. Currently, Bharat has over 200 million Muslims, the third-largest Muslim community in the entire world with 10.9% of global Muslim population, slightly behind Pakistan and Indonesia with 11.1% and 12.9% respectively.

On the contrary, there are  are 41 Christian, 30 Islamic, 1 Jewish, and 6 Buddhist countries in the world, where that particular religion is officially proclaimed as the state or preferred religion. Besides, there are other Muslim and Christian majority countries where the majority religion is promoted by the state even though officially the country is ‘secular’. Although Bharat has 79% Hindu majority, Hindus and Hindu Dharma are constantly threatened and shamed by their opponents, especially radical Muslims.

Bharat accepted all religions and has freedom of expression and religious practices, much like Western Christian countries. However, Hindu minorities in the neighboring Muslim countries are religiously persecuted. Hindus are unable to freely practice their faith and observe their religious rituals in any Islamic country.

What is Tablighi Jamaat?

It is important to understand what Tablighi Jamaat is. Tablighi means ‘proselytizing and traveling’, and Jamaat means ‘a group of men’

Tablighi Jamaat is the world’s largest faith-based movement, an influential Islamic group that travels, preaches about Islam and spreads the ideals of Islam and proselytizes with 150-250 million followers, spread across 200 countries. Tablighis primarily focus on vulnerable and lost youth looking for identity, marginalized population and mostly illiterate people in the rural areas. They reject modernism and secularism.

Proselytization of non-Muslims is secondary for them. Their ideology is focused on proselytizing and bringing back Muslims to become ‘fundamental and true’ Muslims, emulating the lifestyle of their 7th century prophet. Their ‘apolitical’ stance helps avoid media and governmental inquiries. They operate largely in secrecy. Even without any public advertisement, they seem to arrange large congregations throughout the world around the same time. Astonished?

Although they usually work with local mosques, college campuses and in small traveling groups, they do have headquarters throughout the world. Established by Maulana Ilyas Kandhalwi in 1927, Nizamuddin  Markaz in Delhi, Bharat, is their global headquarter. The founder’s great-grandson Maulana Saad Kandhalwi declared himself as the ameer (head) of Tablighis, under whose leadership the ijtema (religious congregation) in Delhi occurred.

This organization has been associated with Al Qaeda and Taliban. Many countries such as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and central Asia have banned or restricted their operations. The first time you may have heard about it in the United States was after the 9/11 attack when its name came up in four high-profile terrorism cases. It is said that TJ has been used as a cover or springboard for Islamist political movements.

Tablighi Jamaat impact on Bharat

World Tablighi headquarter Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi is a busy center with hundreds of people passing through daily. The congregation was planned originally for March 8-11 but occurred on March 13-15, although the gathering went on throughout the month of March. An estimated 9000 people attended, including approximately 2,100 foreign preachers. It was found that the foreign preachers came into Bharat with tourist visas, lied about the visit purpose, and participated in the religious congregation violating visa rules. At that time, international travellers were already instructed to follow 14-day self-quarantine. Of course, they did not follow this.

On the 13th of March, Delhi government issued a directive banning gatherings of over 200 – TJ didn’t pay heed; by 16th the Delhi government further reduced permissible gathering size to just 50 – TJ still refused to disperse from the Markaz. On 23rd the police sent a notice to the Markaz, and even though PM Modi announced a 21-day lockdown on the 24th, the Markaz saw no end to their activities. Sadly, over 2,000 were found living in the Markaz when it was finally raided, even though TJ authorities had claimed that only 1000 were staying there. By then, thousands of attendees had spread across into various parts of the country taking along the disease with them and endangering the health of the country’s people. Furthermore, when identified and asked to quarantine themselves, we have witnessed the most ridiculous criminal behaviour by these violators.

Spitting on doctors, pelting stones on health workers, beating up policemen, walking nude around the women nurses, listening to vulgar songs, passing indecent comments and harassing women workers, urinating and defecating in the open in quarantine centres, demanding non-veg biriyani (spicy rice dish) over hospital food – these are some of the unimaginable ways they have found to harass healthcare workers while refusing to follow government and health department instructions.

A Muslim fruit seller was caught spitting on the fruits before selling and got arrested. In another incident 3 Muslim fruit sellers were caught by people while spitting on fruits and an FIR was lodged against them. One Sayyad Jameel Sayyad Babu was arrested for posting a video in which he is seen licking currency notes and wiping his nose with it while claiming the coronavirus was a “divine punishment” without remedy. These are not isolated one-off incidents but seem coordinated. It’s happening throughout the country.

Which country will tolerate this kind of behavior? Iran, Saudi Arabia, perhaps? But the liberal leftist western media is defending such disgraceful behavior. What kind of punishment they will face in Islamic countries for such shockingly shameful acts? Why should Bharat tolerate this insolence, intimidation, and violence? Why should Bharat suffer from this shameless uncouth and revolting behavior?

Essentially, around one-third of all cases across the country are linked to TJ event in Delhi. State of Assam had no cases until the first one identified linked with the TJ event. 97% of cases in Assam, 91% in Tamil Nadu, 73% in Telangana, 63% in Delhi, 53% in Uttar Pradesh are connected to TJ as of 9 April. Thus far, 25,500 people who attended or came in contact with the attendees of the TJ event have been quarantined. Over 1700 foreigners were blacklisted by the Bharatiya government for violating their visa.

Video evidence surfaced since, where Maulana Saad is heard explaining to his followers that lockdown was a conspiracy to break Muslim unity, he asked his followers to flock to mosques ignoring the social distancing calls, and advised them to listen to the doctors who believe in only ‘Allah’, no one else.

An FIR has been filed against Maulana Saad with the charges of negligence, spreading infectious disease, disobedience of government order, the punishment of criminal conspiracy; but he is missing since then. And this religious preacher is rich.

Tablighi Jamaat in Malaysia

16,000 people attended Tablighi ijtema in Sri Petaling mosque outside Kaula Lumpur from Feb 27th to March 1 which spiked up the coronavirus cases in Malaysia and neighbouring countries. Although Malaysia identified 10,500 attendees, many traveled back to other Asian countries. About 1500 infected foreigners were from the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Malaysian officials are desperately trying to identify thousands of local participants who have not come forward.

Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan

TJ Raiwind Lahore on March 12-14 gathering attracted 250,000 attendees including 5,300 foreign Tablighi preachers. Pakistan had quarantined 25,500 attendees including 1500 foreign preachers. 2 Palestinian TJ members traveled back to the Gaza strip from Pakistan with the virus.

In Pakistan, clerics refused to shut down mosques, parents are unwilling to quarantine children and themselves, quarantined people spat on police and tried to escape quarantine facilities. Now, some Tablighi mosques have been forcefully shut down.

Connecting the dots

Have you noticed the congregation timelines worldwide? Did you notice the similarities in the behavior of TJ members elsewhere? Notice the large gatherings? I find it incredibly fascinating that though they operate secretively, and claim that they don’t keep a list of their members, no one knows who their members are, they seem to bring thousands of people at one place in a very organized way, that too globally. Fascinating?

Some fanatics have been abusing, attacking and threatening those Bharatiya media outlets and anchors who are exposing the truth. They are uncomfortable about Bharat’s crackdown on terror and claiming TJ was unfairly targeted. And the leftist western media force is taking advantage in their effort to blame Bharat. Oh by the way, was it just Bharat, who fell victim to TJ activities?

Government authorities are pleading them to come out of hiding and get tested, so the rest of the country’s people can be saved. Such TJ members have since been called super-spreaders, ticking human bomb, corona jihadis or corona terrorists. The fact that they are hiding, escaping, spitting, abusing the Govt, attacking healthcare workers and law enforcement, defiling quarantine centres and hospitals is creating tremendous anger. On top of this, their leader goes in hiding – is this not going to create further suspicion? A young Hindu man was shot dead for criticizing TJ, right outside his house.

It seems no one can criticize them, no laws apply to them. They seem to have a sense of entitlement, and totally lack any remorse for their actions. But they go on a threatening-spree and point fingers at Hindus and Bharat and the media outlets who have been bringing the truth. Why shouldn’t Bharat protect the country from this terrible mindset?

Controlled western leftist media

Sometime in November 2019 the epidemic started in Wuhan, China. However, even though President Trump stayed firm about this Chinese Corona Virus, media took the side of China and did not support the President. When former U.S. Vice President and current Presidential candidate Joe Biden defended China, even though he had a controversial past for securing Chinese business contracts for his family members, media spared him from any questioning.

These are the same leftist media outlets who pushed Trump’s impeachment for the last 3 years, filled with lies, deception, and duplicity. These are the same ones who pushed articles appeasing Iran after Qaseem Sulaimani was taken down by the Trump administration. These are the same outlets that propagated the narrative of ‘religious scholar’ to describe terrorist extremist leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

They failed to take responsibility to strengthen their country and pushed an anti-America agenda. Now, the globalists are focused on anti-Bharat, anti-Hindu propaganda

Conclusion

Bharat’s government should protect its citizens and western media must not interfere to compromise Bharat’s safety and security. This is the first time Bharat has taken strict action against age-old intimidation of Hindus and Bharat. Bharat must not be silent anymore and cave into globalist propaganda. Appeasement must stop.

It is about justice, not about Hindu-Muslim propaganda. The Bharatiya government must be strict with the violators no matter who they are.

(This article was first published on the author’s blog on 9 April, 2020 and is being reproduced with edits)


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About the Author

Purnima Nath
A Hindu Indian-American entrepreneur and a community leader. She is an Engineer, strategy and management consultant and she obtained her MBA from Northwestern University. She is the founder of Spindle India, Inc., and creator of IndiaFest Milwaukee in State of Wisconsin. Purnima writes on various topics including management, global topics, social issues, politics, policies, philosophy @PurnimaNath www.NathPurnima.com www.PurnimaNath.com