Rape of Unbelievers
(Mindset of Pakistanis favouring 1971 Genocide)
This re-count starts when I was in Thailand in 1973 to do my post
graduate studies in Engineering. The Institution was AIT and being an
international institution for post graduate study there were students from many
parts of the world, though the majority were from the Asian countries. There
was sizable number of Bangladeshi as well as Pakistani and Indian students. Bangladesh was
just liberated and most of us still had the fresh memories of the holocaust and
never expected the Pakistanis to be friendly with us. But to our surprise, we
found that most Pakistanis were quite nice a bunch of friendly helpful people.
They were extremely curious about what had happened in Bangladesh
during that turbulent nine-month period.
Many a time we used to have lengthy chat sessions with them. These
Pakistanis were extremely religious. And they used to preach on us on all
aspects of the last revelations of God, that is Islam.
They used to think that our knowledge of Islam was incomplete, erroneous and
filled with Hindu practices. They used to preach on us like a priest gives
sermons on the followers. Their devotion to Islam was so strong that they
forced the canteen manager to open counter for Muslim students so that they
(the Muslims) can eat the food sanctioned by Islam. Naturally, many Bangalees who are religious minded were greatly impressed
by their words and practices. But a sinner like me was very skeptical about
their words and actions right from the very beginning.
Then came the topic of creation of Bangladesh.
Naturally, they sided with the Pak army although they expressed sorrow for the
lives lost. When they heard that 3 million people were massacred and that the
action of Pak army cannot be dismissed simply as an act of restoration of peace
and order they simply laughed. The reason was that they did not believe what
had happened to our people in occupied Bangladesh. When we asked them how
many Bangalees were killed, they quoted a figure of
3,000 or to that order. They also insisted that those killed were mostly Hindus
so we should not bother too much about the massacre. That was to say that the
killing of Hindus was all right. We pointed out that the figure of 3 million
was not invented by the Government of Bangladesh but the figure was from
reliable foreign sources such as AFP, Reuters, Time magazine, etc. We also told
them that a Pakistani journalist by the name of Anthony Mascarenhas
has written a book titled ‘The Rape of Bangladesh’ where he had quoted a
similar figure. The Pakistanis simply dismissed those facts and said that the
foreign journalists were bribed by India to write these figures. When we
asked them how did they get the figure of 3,000, they
said that that figure was released by the military authorities. And how about the 200, 000 rape cases? They were adamant
that not a single woman was raped. Such is the power of Pak oligarchy and Pak military
to condition peoples’ mind.
Now, the interesting point was that whenever the atrocities of the
Pak army were mentioned to them, they were all adamant that we (the Bangalees) are to blame for that. Why? Simply
because we were not good Muslims. How? If we were good Muslims, we
should not have voted for the Awami League. They told
us that the right parties to vote were Pakistan Muslim League or Jamat-i-Islami. It was no secret to guess that most
Pakistanis considered us (Bangalees) as non Muslims
as almost all of us voted for Awami League. Therefore
they opined that the genocide was not really a genocide!
It was getting rid of the non-Muslims. After all, they (the non-Muslims) were
not really human beings.
Everyone knows that Thailand
and especially Bangkok
has plenty of seedy joints to have fun and frolic with young women. I shall
admit that I went to one of those joints along with a couple of friends of
mine. Being a sinner I did not have serious problem with those things. However,
one day we got the shock of our lives when we found these Pakistani Islamists
sitting comfortably and blithely at the massage parlour
and ogling at the scantily dressed amorous Thai sex kittens. Then they saw us.
To our surprise, they expressed no shame or they even did not try to hide their
faces. They openly welcomed us and shook hands with us as per Islamic style. We
were simply stunned and lost for any word. The Pakistanis even told us which
girls were good and sexually attractive, etc. etc.
They were not ashamed or afraid to admit that they visited those joints quite
frequently. Most of them had their favourite girls
with whom they had plenty of erotic fun. Those things were unbelievable to me
and I thought that I must have been in Mars or another planet or that God has changed
his mind on sins and virtues.
After a few weeks, an opportunity came for me to ask one of these
Islamists as to what would happen to them since they have committed the sin of zina. They were very surprised at me for this impertinence.
He told me that they have committed no sin. What? No sin! My brain must have
failed to work! I simply could not hold my breath any longer to listen to what
they had to say. He told me that Thais were not Muslims; so having fun with
their girls were all right. In fact, he told me that that had been the practice
in Islam for centuries. Whenever the Muslims defeated the non-Muslims, they
could do whatever they (the Muslims) wanted with the non-Muslims. The Muslims
can use the non-Muslim women as sex slaves and please themselves as they
wished. A Muslim even had the right to kill the women if he wished. In simple
language the non-Muslims were not really human beings. They (the non-Muslims)
were inferior even to cattle and animals. Moreover, the Pakistani told me that
the Prophet had allowed to have sex if a man is living
overseas. I could not believe of what I was hearing! He then quoted me from his
memory many verses from Koran and Hadith to support
his views. Then I reminded my Pakistani friend that there was quite a small minority
of Muslims in Thailand.
So, if by accident he had sex with one of the Thai Muslim prostitutes what will
befall him. He answered glibly, “No problem.” When I return to Pakistan I
shall have a Milad Mehfil
and ask for forgiveness. Finally, the Hajj is there for him to receive the
forgiveness. But he said that that might not be necessary because he was very
sure that none of the girls he had sex with were Muslims.
If a Pakistani reads this re-count he/she may be greatly offended,
no doubt about it. Many Pakistanis will defend that the view by one person does
not mean any thing. No apology will be sought. Any Pakistani can form whatever
opinion he thinks is suitable. It is up to him/her. Let us look at the wider
implications of what my Pakistani Islamists had said. Was it an individual’s
wrong interpretations of the holy books of Islam? Was it the mindset of a
mentally sick person? Do not be fooled by these thoughts. For when we look
back, we see that that was the mindset of Pakistani army recruits who unleashed
a reign of terror leading into massacring millions of Bangalees.
Pakistanis may differ on many matters but when the question of Islamic
superiority comes, they are unanimous. This was the work of the Oligarchy, the
army and the clerics of Pakistan.
These groups have rigidly programmed the vast majority of Pakistanis with the
thought that they (the Pakistanis) have the absolute superiority in Islamic
matters. And this thinking got a further boost with the detonation of Islamic
bomb in 1998. We Bangalees have no problem with their
superior thinking. The only trouble is that these dangerous thoughts have cost
3 million dear lives of Bangalees.
So, to put everything in a simple language, the Pakistani army did
not kill any human being in Bangladesh.
They only cleared the field from pest; just like a farmer spreads insecticide
to free his crops from devastation. So, is the case of the Pak army. They simply eliminated the non-Muslims and the not so
good Muslims to protect the good Muslims those who would follow them. The
question of remorse or guilt feeling does not arise at all. You see, the Pak
army did not rape any women. They simply enjoyed the flesh of non-Muslims. Even
if there were some excessive force being applied, there is no need to feel
guilty about that. The ubiquitous Milad is there; the
Hajj is there too to remove even the slightest trace of culpability. A serial
killer is a psychologically sick person. He gets pleasure in seeing the
suffering of a dying person in his hands. But deep down, the serial killer
knows that what he is doing is wrong. He is surely aware of the eventual
punishment if he is caught. That is why, most serial killers readily admit
their crime and on many occasions regret of their actions when he recovers from
his sickness. How about the perpetrators of a genocide?
They are perfectly normal. Most of them are really very nice, polite, and soft
spoken (like the Islamic Circle of North America’s leader Ashrafuzzaman
Khan). But there is one trait that separates them from the rest of us and that
is, the uncompromising faith in the supremacy of what they belief and their
inability to accept the existence of others if they do not follow them. Any
means is justified to advance their belief even if that means the annihilation
of an entire race. That is why no Pakistani has ever condemned the genocide of
the Bangalees. That is why they will do that again if
an opportunity lends itself. Since no crime has been committed, the question of
trial of the perpetrators of genocide does not arise at all. Isn’t it so?
This is the mindset of the planners and executioners of Bangladesh
genocide. This is the mindset of Yahya Khan, Tikka Khan, Golam Azam, Ayatollah, Ashrafuzzaman
-------. This why we have Auswitcz,
Palestine, East Timor
Is Islam the only religion responsible for the genocide? Surely not. Every organised
religion on earth has sanctioned murder, rape loot, plunder ---etc. as long as
that is directed towards the non-believers. Religion has a cousin to go with
it. That is racism. Religion and racism go hand in hand. That is why we have
Hitler, Radovan Karadzic, Slobodan Milosevic, Ratko Mladic and so on.
Karl Marx said, “Religion is the opium of the masses.” In today’s world that is
a very understatement. If people take opium they become addicted and ruin their
health. There should not be any problem for humanity on that. Today, religion
has become a vermin (read pest) for humanity. This cancerous virus has spread
in every human being on this planet. I am not sure if we will find an antidote
for this disease in our life time or not.
Why did I write this essay after all these years? It can be summed
up by a quotation from Shakespeare. The famous bard wrote, “A little fire is
quickly trodden out; which, being suffered, rivers cannot quench. ( Shakespeare, ‘Henry VI, Part Three,’ IV, viii,7. (A fire
‘suffered’ is one permitted to burn.). The fire is still burning inside me
although the events of 1971 may be more like some specks of dust in the minds
of Bangalees who till this day would not admit that
Pakistanis have done excess all in the name of religion.
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