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Of Holocaust, Sonia and fatwas!!

David Irving, a British right wing historian, has been jailed for three years for denying that the Holocaust by an Austrian court. Apparently the denial of Holocaust is crime in Austria with imprisonment of up to 10 years!!! While Jewish leaders and historians have said that the decision was correct a few have also questioned wisdom in imprisoning Irving. Interestingly the decision comes when Europe finds itself wrapped in an intense debate over freedom of expression. Now this one should be an interesting affair. Mr. Irving has found himself once again on the wrong side of law after having been already fined for making Neo-Nazi remarks in Germany and being labeled as “anti-Semitic and racist” by a British court.

Meanwhile in India, Ms. Sonia Gandhi finds herself extremely disturbed by the Danish cartoons of Prophet Mohammed. I never heard about her being disturbed by MF Hussain’s drawings. On the other hand she definitely would have been disturbed by the attack on Mr. Hussain’s exhibition.

Also a UP minister (of Haj!!! Do they have a minister for Amarnath yatra or do they sponsor it with tax payers hard earned money?? But that is another issue.) has called for the beheading of the Danish cartoonist and offered a reward of 51 crores. Also a UP cleric has offered reward for anyone who kills the Danish cartoonist. Interesting. A public supari you may call it. Are there no laws against such people??? They should be classified as anti-social elements in the bracket of Dawood Ibrahim and Chotta Rajan.

Meanwhile, Manisha Koirala is in midst of a controversy (not for any skin show this time.. thank god for that) for naming her dog (which she claims does not exist) as Mustafa. We do live in interesting times. I think I read 1984 at the right time. This is what Dilip D’Souza and Amit Varma have to say about it.

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“Secular” Army!!

A religion based census of the armed forces!!! Am I awake???? And oh hold on, the infamous Imam Bukhari has endorsed this UPA government initiative!!

I mean brilliant. The UPA government (Congress in most cases, and Left front in others) is the truly (pseudo)secular in nature. The give Muslims reservation in Andhra. they support the reservation for Muslims in AMU. They support (including the Left) Bangladeshi Muslims living in Assam and Bengal. I mean they are the most tolerant of all political parties. Only this tolerance is for the Muslims and them alone.

The Indian Armed Forces is perhaps the only least corrupted of all government organisations and it is mainly due to the fact that they do not believe that religion matters. I remember Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, all paying respect to Babaji on the Indo-China border in Sikkim. I remember everyone celebrating all festivals with equal fervor. I remember them saving loads of lives in all riots. Did anyone ever ask the religion of the soldier posted in Gujrat or Delhi? No. Coz we have faith.

This exercise only goes to show the political oppurtunism of the Congress led UPA government. Makes me feel puky!!

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Bahoooooo!!! :(

Today is the worst day, officially that is. The (stupid) IT people have blocked access to external mail sites. 🙁

I mean the block was present before but due to the efficiency of the IT staff it had not been implemented on machines running Windows 2000. But as of today they seem to have hired a capable guy and have succeeded in doing that too. 🙁

Shit!!! I can’t use Gmail or Yahoomail. Damn the IT people in my company. I mean I could install Firefox to screw them lekin I did not want to do it.