Thursday 8 January 2015

99% of all people are good

Despite the Paris attack in which several persons were killed, and despite Haji Yaqoob Qureshi, I will repeat again what I have been repeatedly been saying : 99% people of all communities are good people. So 99% Hindus are good people, and so are 99% Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, and people of all religions, castes, races, languages, regions and nationalities. 99% Pakistanis are good people, and so are 99% Indians and 99% Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sriklankans, Burmese, Americans, Europeans, Chinese, Arabs, Africans, etc

 This is what my teacher, the great French thinker Rousseau taught me over 50 years ago when i was a very young man, and this is the belief I will retain till my death.

 I will disgrace myself before my teacher ( who for me is still alive ) if I deviate an inch from this belief. I would rather die than do that


  1. Justice Katuji, I am not sure if you are reading this comment about me. Grand master insight on China, USA and world Lee Kuan Yew who ruled Singapore for 30 years, longest serving PM in world and being minister and mentor for 20 years saying this about Muslims. Mind you Singapore is a role model country in religious pluralism. No country had even integrated people of all religion and faith as well as Singapore. Full credit goes to Lee Kuan Yew, so we have to trust with him. He said "When Fareed Zakaria of Newsweek interviewed him regarding al Qaeda and Islamic extremism in Iraq, he warned, “In killing terrorists, you will only kill the worker bees. The queen bees are the preachers, who teach a deviant form of Islam in schools and Islamic centers, who capture and twist the minds of the young.”

    He further warned, “Americans, however, make the mistake of seeking a largely military solution. You must use force. But force will only deal with the tip of the problem.”

    A decade later, General Jonathan Shaw, Britain’s former assistant Chief of the Defence Staff echoes the same warning as we face ISIS in Iraq redux.

    He told The Telegraph that Qatar and Saudi Arabia had ignited a “time bomb” by spending billions of dollars promoting and proselytizing the militant Wahhabi Salafism, and this must stop. “The root problem is that those two countries are the only two countries in the world where Wahhabi Salafism is the state religion—and Isil is a violent expression of Wahhabist Salafism.”

    According to Lee, Muslims in Southeast Asia were traditionally moderate and tolerant. But in the 40-odd years since the oil crisis and petrodollars became a windfall in the Muslim world, Saudi extremists have been proselytizing, building mosques and madrassas that preach Wahhabism.

    As a result, this extreme version that Lee characterized as a “venomous religion” have radicalized Southeast Asian Muslims, and pitched to Muslims throughout the world that the gold standard for being a good Muslim is Saudi Arabia.

    Southeast Asia thus has fallen victim to the Wahhabi-driven al Qaeda affiliate Jemaah Islamiah (JI) that was responsible for the 2002 Bali bombing and a string of terrorist attacks in Indonesia from 2003 to 2005. Now, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines are witnessing a revival of Islamic extremism via the spread of ISIS.

    1. General Shaw likewise argued that in the short term the U.S.-led coalition could achieve tactical success via military force against ISIS, but in the long-term this will be an ideological battle to counter extremist theology.

      The air campaign would not “stop the support of people in Qatar and Saudi Arabia for this kind of activity…it’s not addressing the fundamental problem of Wahhabi Salafism as a culture and creed, which has gotten out of control and is still the ideological basis of Isil.”

      Lee concurs. In a prescient 2002 speech for Singapore’s National Day, he argues the big divide is no longer between communist and democratic countries, or between the West and the East.

      Fortunately the majority of Muslims seek their way forward through trade, investments, knowledge, management, science and technology.”

      Thus, Asian Muslims could stand up and delegitimize the Wahhabi brand of Islam, and go after the queen bees to stop terrorism in Asia.

    2. I am not agreeing what Lee Kuan Yew said is absolutely correct, but as a leader serving his country for so long and knowing insight about world, he has some idea what is going at the top level.

      Now we analyze this way.. Before Sep 2001, were Muslims being projected as bad as this way? No! where did this problem came from? CIA of USA collected different radicals mostly from from middle east to fight Soviet or break Soviet and they formed a group called Al Qaeda. They took help from Pakistan ISI who also supplied their mujahid groups whom they used as strategic asset against India in name of religion. Then Al Qaeda went against USA. IT was not about religion, because USA wanted to wipe out Al Qaeda after their work is done, so USA smartly diverted world attention by saying they are doing in name of religion.

      Can we blame USA only? No! How did mujahid in Pak, other freedom fighters in world where there are insurgencies going on got funding? Many cited funding from Saudi Arab. It is strange to us because they have strict laws, but Saudi is a tribal with a king on top who with its oil rich reserves keep its people happy.

    3. All will agree even this ISIS, Al Qaeda and other groups are product or creation of wahabi salafism .. a cult version is followed. Saudi and Qatar are only two states in world where salafism is state religion. They spread billions in spreading wahabism through madrasas. Is madrasas bad? No . They are just called seminary means where teaching of Quran is done to educate child. It is good because there all muslims comes under and become good human being. But in this changing time, kids, youth needs job and many top leaders like Lee said we need to teach science and maths along with religious education because for nation building, we need engineers to build road, even to build mosque, to feed family of poor, we need computers to get jobs. Saudi I think did not concentrated in this area. It is easy to brainwash youths who are not educated or taught wrong version.

      You are right 99% of Muslims are good, but as said by Lee Kuan Yew, if USA or any country kill terrorist they are finishing the toe of problem, go after queen bees.. preachers of this cult version where human killing or violent vagary is way of life. Currently the fingers are pointing towards Saudi, Qatar, Jordan and Yemen not sure.

      These above thoughts are not mine, just copy pasted from Singapore article on Lee. But sad to see muslims in world are looked down upon knowing the fact 99% are good now. Instead world leaders must confront and check activities done in Saudi and other parts from where hate preachers are spreading this.

  2. #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie).

  3. Human wickedness, evil is not cured by humanism, rationalism, atheism or any other human means. Stev Hep explains why in his critique on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "Man is born free (good); and everywhere he is in chains". Please do read more on