The inanity of Akbar Ahmed, writes Justice Katju

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The inanity of Akbar Ahmed

The inanity of Akbar Ahmed, writes Justice Katju
The inanity of Akbar Ahmed, writes Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju

Dr Akbar Ahmed is a former Pakistani High Commissioner to UK, and currently lives in USA where he is a Professor of the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, School of International Service, American University in Washington DC.

He has recently given a talk in Washington DC, whose video is below

While I regard Dr Ahmed as a good man, in my opinion his talk was mostly sentimental maudlin and baloney, revealing his little understanding of realities.

He no doubt rightly emphasized on the importance of religious freedom, and human rights, and condemned religious fanaticism, but beyond that his talk was mostly unrealistic moonshine, twaddle, and claptrap.

He spoke of spreading love, inclusiveness, openness, destruction of tribal culture, and spoke of Jefferson, Hafiz, Isis, Jinnah, etc and the need to know more about Islam.

Unfortunately he has not said a word about economics, when the truth is that politics is concentrated economics

Dr Ahmed spoke of spreading love. But how can there be love when the developed countries are determined that underdeveloped countries must not be allowed to become developed countries, for the reason I have explained to the Pakistani journalist Moeed Pirzada in this video interview ?

But unless the underdeveloped countries like India, Pakistan, etc. become developed and highly industrialised we can never abolish massive poverty, record and rising unemployment, appalling level of child malnutrition, lack of proper healthcare and good education for the masses, etc which are the great evils which plague our societies

So the interests of developed countries directly conflicts with the interests of underdeveloped countries.The developed countries fight tooth and nail against the underdeveloped countries becoming developed, and for that they spread ( through their local agents ) religious, caste, racial and lingual hatred in the underdeveloped countries ( as they have been doing in India, Pakistan, etc ).

Myinteraction with Dr Hoodbhoy

With respect to Dr Akbar Ahmed he does not understand these economic realities, and so he talks superficial drivel, poppycock and balderdash.

(Justice Katju is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. These are his personal views.)

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