Konversations with Kapil @Hindu Jewish Unity

by July 30, 2018 0 comments

Konversations with Kapil
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26/11/2008 has gone in history as the day the whole of India, and the wider world, awoke to the constant cross-border terrorism that India has had to face for decades. Some ten terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks in Mumbai that went on for four days. In the trail of this unwarranted terrorist attack on India, it left 164 people dead with some 308 more who were wounded.

Whilst most of the attacks were of public buildings frequented by a diversity of people, one people in particular had been singled out for their faith. This was at Nariman House. Locally also known as Chabad House which is a Jewish Centre. Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka Holtzberg, who was six months pregnant at the time, were murdered with four other hostages. Security forces who freed the Chabad House from this terrorist attack also lost lives and many were injured.

Photo of Chabad House the day after the attack.

Photo of Chabad House the day after the attack.

In 2010 January I was honoured to accompany HRH Prince Michael of Kent on our visit to the Chabad to witness, and to hear, first-hand accounts of what actually transpired. It was also a clear sign of our support for the Jewish Community in Mumbai, and to the victims who suffered so greatly during that attack.

Photo: HRH Prince Michael of Kent being informed of the impact of the attack by Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz of the Mumbai Relief Fund. With me on the right.

Photo: HRH Prince Michael of Kent being informed of the impact of the attack by Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz of the Mumbai Relief Fund. With me on the right.

I present this as my starting position since it crystallises for me the immoral attack that both Hindus and Jews have had to endure for decades. Hindus and Jews have lived side by side with our Muslim brothers and sisters for a long time. However, this resurgence of the militant Islamic ideology that has spread throughout the world now threatens all of us yet again. Our two communities are the most in danger from these terrorists since they view our communities as a direct threat. The Jewish community have endured more than a millennia of savagery from it’s neighbours, and almost always on grounds of faith and race. In similar vein, Hindus have endured more than a thousand years of invaders and their persecution. With this amount of murderous intent and persecution, both the Jews and the Hindus have survived. Once again, these two communities are beginning to rise up and rise above their historical disadvantage and are now leading the way in the world in all spheres of life. The values imbibed within these two communities of truth, righteousness, peace and love for the whole of humanity is a message that the world needs at this most critical juncture in time.

However, whereas in the past the attacks upon us were primarily physical, in the 21st Century we see these attacks being supplemented with the dark art of social media, political coercion and the wholesale distribution of militant Islam by way of the Petro dollar. In the last few years even the most ardent supporters of these extremist regimes have finally realised that this is now an unsustainable model that must be deconstructed if the world is to enter this new millennium with any hope of peace for the whole of humanity. Duplicity that has been the cornerstone of the work of the United Nations now has to be challenged. It is time that right-minded people, leaders with a moral and ethical spine, and the independent institutions come out and challenge the bigots on the world stage who thrive on terror and extremism. Silence is no longer an option. As Albert Einstein said rightly before, “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”. Couple that with the words of the Mahatma, “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always”. And then we have the famous quote from Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. Quotations are great, and these quotations are so often quoted by the very same people who hide their true duplicitous nature with a smile in the public arena. We the silent majority must now find our voice. Social media is great, but it has been taken over by the extremists from the far left and the far right. Increasingly the threat is in fact from the far left who have moved so far to the left, that they have morphed into the fascists of the 21st Century. Under the cloak of equality and diversity, they hoodwink the masses with their grotesque outrage at anything and everything. They have in fact become a pack of ‘mischief’ who are intent in causing as much mischief as they can under the camouflage of premeditated anarchy. The question arises, who is funding this global phenomenon? After all, does anyone seriously believe that it ‘just’ happens? Surely one cannot be that deluded!

In this era of orchestrated chaos and white noise, is it any wonder that we now have at the same time on the world stage, leaders like President Trump, PM Modi and PM Netanyahu. You must not confuse right of centre and nationalist leaders with the ‘far-right’. Everyone abhors the ‘far-right’ and rightly so. However, in the world the vast majority of the silent voters are beginning to find their voice by voting in politicians and leaders who are right of centre and those who wish to protect the people and the nation. I have listed three major leaders, but you are welcome to traverse the globe, continent by continent and you will soon see the dynamics at play. However, in countries like France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Poland we have seen a move whereby the frustrations of many people are now leading them to support far-right parties that are beginning to make inroads into mainstream politics. For Europe at least, the warning signs cannot be clearer or louder. Ignore them, as in the past, at your peril. Don’t be too surprised to see the opposite in some countries where far-left and socialists come into power, but their own agenda of governance by anarchy.

There are but two options for the world order. Either there is a global re-alignment which ensures that duplicity over terror and extremism, whether it comes from a religious ideology or from a political ideology, is tackled head on and put in check. Or there will be a violent reaction from the grass roots that will overwhelm many of the nations. We witness this churning in the European Union at present. Its leaders blinded by their own self gratification and the need to cling on to power by gerrymandering the social fabric of voters. However, the people at the grass roots are increasingly losing their patience. We have seen the eruption of riots in many of these countries. In some countries, no go areas have been created such that even the local Police are too frightened to patrol. The politicians and many of the intuitions with vested interested can ignore the people, but at their peril. And who are the people who will suffer greatly? Yes, it will be us the ethnic minorities. We will all be labelled under the same banner, we will all be attacked, and we will all pay a price for the crimes of the few. The PC Brigade that appears to champion our cause are in fact the very reason for our demise. They are, for all intents and purposes, the new imperial masters who have conquered the art of being your friends and having the capacity to brain wash our communities into believing that they have our interest at heart. Nothing can be further from the truth. Their aim is to usher in the most extremes of a socialist order where any form of challenge or disobedience will be met with wholesale bullying, harassment and abuse. We witness this already on social media and in how our streets are trampled on, at will, with protest after protest. They want to turn society into a paradise for anarchy, the arena in which they reign supreme.

So folks, be warned. I titled this piece for the Hindus and for the Jews. However, that which attacks these two communities today will also have the capacity to destroy the peace of the world tomorrow. Be warned, we allowed far right monsters to reap havoc with devasting consequences. We also allowed the far-left dictators space and they murdered millions for their ideology. The political elite of yesteryears are now out of touch with the people they claim to represent. Increasingly one is left with the view that the PC brigade’s dictum: ‘We do not need to be tolerant; you need to be tolerant to our intolerance’, is fast becoming the one and only commandment of the political left and of the socialist fraternity.

On the world stage we see how the United Nations has been hijacked by the extremist. They will pass Anti-Israel (Gaza related normally) and Anti-India resolutions (Kashmir related normally) for fun. Am I surprised when the United States recently declared that they were opting out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I am surprised frankly that many other leading countries, including India and the UK, have not followed suit. If a nation appeases the extremists agenda at the UN in the hope for world peace, then they are sadly mistaken. Appeasement is the required first step for these agents of doom to systematically dismantle all international structures that have hitherto kept them in check. On the international plane the only two countries who have a sound moral and ethical compass that has passed the test of many millennia are India and Israel. Increasingly I am seeing that maybe the only protection this world has or will have is for these two bastions of humanity to forge a partnership to take on the extremists wherever they might be, and in whatever form they hide. Countries like the United States, and I hope the United Kingdom, will have to lend support overtly. The stakes are too high, and we cannot be complacent this time round.

So I leave you with one thought, that from Martin Luther King Jr, ‘He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it’.

Note about the writer: Kapil Dudakia is a seasoned businessman and a leading thought provoking writer from the UK. His command of detail and his ability to see issues and events years before they come to fruition is worthy of note. He has advised very senior politicians on a variety of issues. Being independent of thought, he does not compromise, nor does he bow to pressures to become politically correct. He understands the East, and he lives in the West. A unique grasp of perspectives that is often food for thoughts for all of us.

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