Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Islam, Muslims in danger

One of the recurrent themes of the All-India Muslim League and its leader, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, during their campaign for Pakistan, was that Islam and Muslims were in danger in India.  There is a strong denial of this on PakTeahouse..  Since PakTeahouse tends to censor any quotes that actually prove this, it is necessary to put such quotes up here.  I will put them up as and when I notice them.  I'm not going to go out of my way to debunk such crass propaganda.  I will put them in chronological order, with the latest one in a different font color.

Unless otherwise mentioned, the source of the quotes is "Speeches, Statements & Messages of the Quaid-E-Azam" in 4 volumes, collected and edited by Khurshid Ahmad Khan Yusufi, and published from Bazm-i-Iqbal, Lahore.

March 2, 1941
March 10 1941
January 12, 1946
January 18, 1946


The vital contest in which we are engaged is not only for the material gain but also for the very existence of the soul of Muslim nation.  Hence I have said often that it is a matter of life and death to the Mussalmans and is not a counter for bargaining. {emphasis in the original}

Presidential Address delivered at the Special Pakistan Section of the
Punjab Muslim Students Federation
Lahore March 2, 1941
Archives of the Freedom Movement, Vol 230
Pakistan is not only a practicable goal but the only goal if you want to save Islam from complete annihilation in this country.

Speech at the meeting of the Muslim University Union
Aligarh, March 10, 1941.
Archives of the Freedom Movement, Vol 237
“The Musalmans of India should remember that in case they fail to get Pakistan they shall perish.”

Speech at a public meeting held to celebrate the victory of
Muslim League in the Central Assembly elections, Delhi, Jan 11, 1946
The Dawn, Jan 12, 1946.
“If we do not succeed in our struggle for Pakistan, the very trace of Muslims and Islam will be obliterated from the face of India,” he added.

Speech at a Ladies Meeting, Lahore, Jan 17, 1946.
The Dawn, Jan 18, 1946.

(Post started on June 29, 2010).

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