No to 'Muslim only' villages, says ASJA
By PHOOLO DANNY-MAHARAJ South Bureau
Tuesday, July 20th 2004
The Anjuman Sunaat-ul- Jamaat Association (ASJA) is against the establishment of Muslim villages in Trinidad and Tobago.
"I cannot support and ASJA will not support Muslim villages in a multi-plural, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society such as the one in which we live," Yacoob Ali, ASJA president general, said.
He said Muslim villages in this society "can only be divisive and we are not for separation." Ali said ASJA, the country's largest Muslim organisation, believes in living and surviving in mainstream society "and we will continue to do so".
Such moves, he stressed, could not augur well for this society. "We are for integrating society, but we cannot pass judgment on the rest of society to say they are sinners," he said.
Muslim villages are not a medium for the preservation of Islam, he said, adding that "we cannot create a society within a society in this country and it should not be allowed".
He was referring to statements by Maulana Imran N Hosein on the establishment of Muslim villages in Trinidad and Tobago, during a lecture at the San Fernando Technical Institute on Sunday.
These villages, he said, would be free of alcohol, murder, homosexuality, children born out of wedlock and houses would not have toilets in them because toilets were considered unclean places. The lecture was organised by the San Fernando Jama Masjid.
Earlier this year ASJA accused Hosein of promoting "terrorist type ideologies" and described him as a "strong security risk".
Hosein found support for his idea from members of his audience.
Maulana Siddiq Ahmad Nasir, who spoke at the lecture about the spiritual dynamism of such a situation, said he experienced the life in two such villages in Pakistan. In such an environment, he said "no one smoked, or played music loudly." He described his experience as "exhilarating" but stressed that such villages cannot be established overnight as serious planning must go into them.
Mmmm .... sounds like paradise.
The militants have been trying to take over for years.
How Abu Bakr tried to seize control of the TT government
Ban infidel toilets!
Hey, watch it, you forgot that Islam is a "religion of peace and tolerance".
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha - thousands of dead Jews and Americans can attest to the fact that Islam is a religion of evil, death, and totalitarian intolerance.
"He said non-Muslims who visit the village will not be able to "walk with a bottle of beer or walk half-naked down the streets ." He said that "non-Muslims will be welcome to live with us in the village in the way they liven in the past."
With a little more compasion, it works for me..................
I think it's a good idea. Name it Fallujah. Anytime there's any trouble on Infidel Island, drop a laser-guided bomb on Fallujah. No Trinidadians get hurt. Problem solved.
Of course. Why settle for a couple of measly villages when your real goal is to take over the whole enchilada?
"the Muslim village would transcend the politics of race to seek to establish and sustain healing the balm of a racial fraternity"
Not certain I understand the comment, but even with my limited understanding it rings a little hollow. Racial fraternity doesn't sound exactly like what the Arabs (Janjaweed) have been doing in Darfur and much of North Africa and the rest of the world. Oh well, maybe they're just heavy into the hazing part of fraternity.
"He a said the Muslim village would transcend the politics of race to seek to establish and sustain healing the balm of a racial fraternity."
Equal opportunity terrorism.
oh wow, okay, so everywhere else in the world we're REQUIRED to show tolerance, if not acceptance of Muslim beliefs, in order to NOT be called a racist, but they want FULL segregation to keep them "pure"?? oh PULEASE.
I've seen it all now.
"no mansions and since toilets were considered unclean place"
Where do I sign up? My local mosque? It's fun to crap in the sand, just ask my cat. This is is an aggressive incursion into the Carribean. We need to dust off the Monroe Doctrine and not allow ANY aggressive enemy, state or religious, into the Western Hemisphere. Like the sage of Mayberry, Barney Fife, says, "you gotta' nip it in the bud, Andy, nip it in the bud!"
"Maulana Siddiq Ahmad Nasir, who spoke at the lecture about the spiritual dynamism of such a situation, said he experienced the life in two such villages in Pakistan."
Wouldn't it be easier just to have everyone who didn't like music to leave for Pakistan ?