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April 23, 2011

South Korea and Pakistan: Christianization and democracy and Islamization and hell

South Korea and Pakistan: Christianization and democracy and Islamization and hell

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

South Korea

The nations of South Korea and Pakistan have very different histories but both nations are relatively young because South Korea is the legacy of a divided Korean peninsula and Pakistan, alongside Bangladesh, have splintered from “mother India.”

In both nations you have seen major religious changes since the middle of the twentieth century.  These changes reflect the religious nature of both nations because Christianity grew rapidly in South Korea and in Pakistan the demise of Hinduism and Sikhism took place quickly because of systematic persecution.

However, Christianity in South Korea grew rapidly because of strong social networks, charities, institutions with an emphasis on social policies, and because Christianity was seen to be modern and democratic.  Therefore, the Buddhist majority succumbed to the rapid growth of Christianity and the religious divide in South Korea is very even between both religions.

Yet, in the political sphere and welfare sector, it is clear that Christian politicians and welfare institutions have bypassed Buddhism in order to change society.  Recently, it appears that conversions have evened out but the South Korea of 60 years ago is very different because around 35 per cent of the population is Christian (estimates vary).

Irrespective of your religious persuasion or if you are not religious; it must be stated that Christianization grew in tandem with democratization and modernization.  Buddhism had a vast period to modernize the Korean peninsula but it failed because of several factors.

However, in Pakistan the Islamization of this nation is based on persecution, hatred, inequality in law; and instead of democratization you have a nation where minorities reside in fear.  It therefore appears that women can be gang raped in tribal areas in Pakistan; Christians can be killed for blasphemy; the Ahmadiyya face systematic persecution and mass hatred; the Shia are deemed un-Muslim by Sunni Islamic zealots; and terrorist attacks are frequent alongside a major drug problem.

The destruction of Hinduism and Sikhism took place because of hatred, persecution, and bigotry.  At the same time, the indigenous culture which existed prior to the Islamic invasions of “mother India” continues to be dismantled and ancient religious architecture is being either destroyed or left to rot.

Christians in South Korea do not want Christian law or to kill non-Christians under draconian blasphemy laws.  Instead, the Christian community wants modernity, economic growth, and opportunities for all citizens and to create a vibrant economy based on high technology and creativity.

However, in Pakistan it is about Islam, Islamic Sharia law, and discriminating against non-Muslim minorities.  It appears that the blasphemy law is more important for the Islamic leadership in Pakistan because the majority say little about honor killings and instead of supporting democracy they want Islam to be central to all institutions.

The reality of the situation in Pakistan and South Korea should be a wake-up call to the entire world.  After all, Muslims in many parts of the world are demanding greater rights and when their numbers increase then some call for Islamization.

India, a nation which is multi-religious and which protected religious minorities like the Zoroastrians from Islamic persecution in Persia, was carved up by the forces of Islam alongside the duplicity of the British government. 

This led to the systematic persecution of the Hindu and Sikh population under a Muslim majority.  Therefore, the traces of Hindu tolerance have been replaced by Islamic fanatics who are bent on persecuting all minorities, keeping women downtrodden and hating diversity.

Not only this; radical Sunni Muslim fanatics have turned on fellow Muslims and moderate Sunni leaders who speak out also face death and persecution.  Therefore, in modern day Pakistan many mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya, the Shia and Sufi religious places are being attacked and destroyed by the fanatics of Sunni Islam.

The contrast of Christianization in South Korea alongside the Islamization of Pakistan is clearly visible.  Therefore, in South Korea you have a dynamic economy and modernization continues.  However, in Pakistan the Islamization of society means more hatred, more persecution and keeping women firmly in their place.

Islam, in all its reality, is clear for all to see and modern day Pakistan is a land of institutional religious discrimination and the central government is weak because of internal Islamic chaos which is turning on itself.  In contrast, South Korea is growing rapidly and people have religious and democratic freedom.

Heroin is also devastating parts of Pakistan because Muslim warlords desire to control this lucrative market; typical to Islamic morals it appears that alcohol is haram but heroin is ok.  Similarly, if women do not cover up then they face punishment in conservative areas like northwestern Pakistan but it is ok in law to abuse non-Muslim women or to gang-rape Muslim women in tribal areas.

Therefore, while South Korea’s future looks bright it is difficult to say the same about Pakistan.  After all, the only thing that appears to bind Muslim conservatives in Pakistan is hatred and this hatred is unleashed against non-Muslims and Muslim minorities like the Ahmadiyya and Shia.

Holland and France, and other nations with growing Sunni Muslim communities, should be aware; after all, elements within the Sunni Muslim community dream about a future Islamic state in both nations. Also, to the scholars of Islam the theory of democracy is alien unless they are in kitman mode in order to spread Islamic dawah by deceit.

This may seem fanciful but it probably seemed fanciful when Islamic armies invaded India.  After all, India had a much richer history and Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other faiths, had shared connections despite being diverse faiths.

Hinduism was the “tree” that allowed the branches to “blossom” and the Hindu faith was based on religious freedom. 

Hinduism was fully interwoven within the psyche of India but the Hindu faith which gave the world so much science and highly valued philosophy; was crushed in many parts of “mother India” and the demise of Buddhism fell to the Islamic sword, stealth jihad, Islamic Sharia law and Islamic kitman.

The Hindu faith survived because it refused to bow down to the Islamic onslaught but after the creation of East Pakistan and West Pakistan; then the writing was on the wall because the Muslim masses turned on Hindus and Sikhs, and other minorities, and the religious balance meant that all non-Muslim faiths were in freefall.

Yet what is the 92 per cent Muslim Pakistan?  Well, it is like the virtual 100 per cent Muslim Afghanistan.  That is, it is backward and going more backward and alongside institutional discrimination and hatred you have powerful Islamic movements in both societies which desire to turn both nations into “year Mohammed.”                                                                               

In reality this means a fully fledged and barbaric Sharia Islamic state where apostates from Islam can be killed and women can be stoned to death like modern day Somalia.

In contrast, irrespective if people are unhappy with the Christianization of South Korea; you have a nation which is democratic, prosperous, and where high technology is flourishing.

Academics in lofty Oxford and Harvard can propagate the Islamic faith based on unreality; however, in the real world you have daily honor killings in Pakistan, people can be charged under the barbaric blasphemy law and Islamists desire to stone people to death like in Somalia while chanting “God is great.”

South Korea is moving forward despite a difficult birth and past leadership connections with imperial Japan.  However, Pakistan is moving backward and all non-Muslims and minority Muslims face the wrath of Sunni Islam.

It is time for academics to wake up and for democratic leaders in the West to stop pandering to Saudi Arabia which desires to usurp Western democracy from within.

Either you learn from history or cultures and religions become history?

Islam does not worry about sensibilities when in power and instead it is about more Islamization and the ongoing destruction of other religions and thought patterns.

South Korea and Pakistan may seem like a strange lesson; however, reality is clear for all to see and which nation is going forward and which nation is going backward?

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May 24, 2010

Islam and the myths of unity

Islam and the Myths of Unity

 

By Lee Jay Walker
The Modern Tokyo Times

 
 

The so-called Islamic world is in crisis because many see enemies all over the place, be it democracy, Westernization, liberalism, socialism, and so forth. While alternative faiths are frowned upon, therefore, Christian and Buddhist missionaries must be aware because merely talking about your faith can mean either prison or death in nations like Saudi Arabia. Yet the real threat to Muslims and minority Muslim groups within various different nations is their fellow co-religionists, so why are outsiders hated so much when the real threat is Islam itself?

After all, since 1970 approximately 5 million Muslims have been killed by fellow Muslims, however, one mention of Israel, and we hear about the Muslim unity card. However, the real “Muslim unity card” is a non-starter and this applies to the very foundations of Islam itself because the majority of early Muslim caliphs were killed by Muslims. Therefore, the current situation is similar to the past because it is based on internal tensions and mutual hatreds which run deep.

The Kurds are a prime example because the majority of Kurdish people follow the Islamic faith, most are Sunni. Despite this, the Kurds, irrespective if Sunni or Shia, face persecution in modern day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. The Kurds, ironically, have much greater freedoms in mainly Christian Armenia where a minority reside or throughout the European Union where many have fled because of persecution in the Middle East.

Therefore, the Kurds, the biggest stateless people in the world are marginalized and persecuted by fellow Muslims throughout the Middle East where they reside. Yet Muslims in the Middle East often speak-out for the Palestinian cause, however, the very same people often remain silent about the Kurdish cause. Therefore, it is clear that double standards are at play and Israel is a very easy scapegoat.

After all, look at recent history and the reality of the modern world. For since 1970 at least 5 million Muslims have been killed by their co-religionists on the grounds of Sunni-Shia divisions, ethnic tensions, political tensions, and other issues.

This applies to the Iran-Iraq war; the persecution of African Muslims in Darfur by the Arab Muslim dominated government in Khartoum; Kurdish persecution in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey (deaths have been a lot lower in Syria but persecution does take place); Pakistan-Bangladesh war; Algeria, Somalia, Syria (1982); Tajikistan; Yemen; and other nations. Also, roughly 150,000 Shia Muslims have been killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, by Sunni Islamic fanatics.

Despite this reality we have world leaders like President Obama of America appealing to the so-called Muslim world for a fresh start. Yet surely an internal fresh start is needed first, however, it seems most unlikely because the spiral of hatred runs very deep.

Therefore, do Shia Muslims in America, France, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and other mainly non-Muslim nations reside in fear? Of course the answer is no. Yet Shia Muslims have been targeted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and other nations, by Sunni Islamic zealots. Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia it is clear that Shia Muslims are second-class citizens because the Sunni elite do not believe in religious equality.

Then if we look at one Muslim branch, the Ahmadiyya’s, and the Bahai’s which is an offshoot from Islam (but an independent religion), it becomes apparent that internal Islamic hatred and persecution is strong. After all, the Bahai community in Iran and the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan, suffer enormous persecution.

Therefore, many Bahai’s and Ahmadiyya’s have fled both Iran and Pakistan respectively, but if either branches fled to Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia, or other conservative Muslim nations, then they would suffer persecution once more. Given this, many Bahai’s and Ahmadiyya’s have fled to mainly non-Muslim nations because they have much greater freedom.

Then if we focus on al-Qaeda (al-Qaida) and Osama Bin Laden and fellow Sunni Islamic zealots, then we see a similar pattern. For when al-Qaeda emerged in Afghanistan they took their deadly sectarian ways with them and Shia Muslims were murdered in cold blood by forces loyal to al-Qaeda. The same happened when al-Qaeda entered the Iraqi civil war because once more they slaughtered Shia Muslims at will and moderate Sunni Muslim leaders were also killed by Sunni Muslim fanatics who had been brainwashed.

Given this, it is clear that Muslim unity is not only a sham but it is based on lies and sadly many elements within the mass media are ignoring this reality. Yet if Israel kills Palestinians in self-defence or during a military operation, then the usual mantra of Muslim brotherhood and Muslim persecution is raised.

However, the real reality is very different because the vast majority of Muslims who are killed throughout the world are killed by their co-religionists.

Therefore, the biggest persecutor of Muslims in the modern world is being done by their own co-religionists. At the same time, the deniers of democracy, religious freedom, female emancipation, and other important issues, are Muslim elites in many Muslim majority nations.

Also, it is abundantly clear that America and other nations are not anti-Muslim. After all, you have had three wars in Europe involving Muslims and Orthodox Christians in recent times. This applies to Cyprus, Bosnia, and Kosovo (Serbia), and every time America supported Islam against Orthodox Christianity. Just like America supported Indonesia despite countless massacres of Timorese people in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s.

However, when the Arab dominated regime in Khartoum, Sudan, was killing millions of mainly African Christians and Animists in southern Sudan did mainly Muslim nations enter Sudan to stop the bloodshed. Of course they did not and many African slaves in Sudan were sold internally but the outcry was very silent in the so-called Muslim world.

Despite everything, the President of America, Obama, is offering an “olive branch” but surely it should be the other way around. For in America people have the right to follow any religion they want or to have no religion. Yet in the land of Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia) you are not allowed to have one single Christian church, Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, or any other non-Muslim place of worship.

Therefore, what is the real agenda? Is it that Saudi Arabia can do whatever it likes because of their massive amounts of oil reserves? For this nation is spreading radical Sunni Islam to Afghanistan, Chechnya (Russian Federation), Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and many other nations, without any fear. Or is it that political correctness means we have to be pro-Islamic to show how nice we are, therefore, minority Muslim branches, Christians and other non-Muslims are allowed to be “lambs to the slaughter of Islam?” Or is it a mixture of both or collective amnesia?

Maybe I will always be in lament because Israel is the easy scapegoat and of course many Muslims appear to believe that they are victims. However, the real truth couldn’t be further away because the biggest threat to minority Muslim groups and to the freedom of Muslims, is being done in the name of Islam by either radical zealots or despotic rulers who invoke Sharia Islamic law in order to preserve their respective power bases.

The mass media should take a long look at itself and start to question the so-called House of Islam, Arab unity, Muslim brotherhood, and so forth. For Arab unity ignores both Arab disunity and the many non-Arab groups who reside in Arab dominated nations. While the House of Islam was divided within a short time of the death of Mohammed and Muslim brotherhood is based on unreality.

LEE JAY WALKER

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