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Anti-Shia rhetoric has its genesis in anti-Semitic discourse

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31-August-2020

  The worst bigotry against Shia Muslims is justified by fusing it with bigotry against the Jewish people. These polemics involve an apologist narrative that seeks to deny, dismiss and dilute crucial events in Muslim history as the conspiracy of a Jewish convert. This is a poorly sourced  polemic and was mostly used by rabid […]

 

The worst bigotry against Shia Muslims is justified by fusing it with bigotry against the Jewish people. These polemics involve an apologist narrative that seeks to deny, dismiss and dilute crucial events in Muslim history as the conspiracy of a Jewish convert. This is a poorly sourced  polemic and was mostly used by rabid apologists like Ibne Taymiyyah for the brutal Ommayad regime.

This polemic is as farcical as Saulat’s dense attempt to white wash the atrocities of Yazeed.

Saulat’s article descents into Farce itself. He refers to historical events in the same time period and without any specifics and references denies other events.

This adapted and edited comment best addresses the pseudo arguments in the article:

“Their argument against relying on Islamic history is that it was written some 200 years later. That is not true. After the Holy Prophet’s PBUH passing away; it was initially forbidden to record Hadeeth and history, people kept secret records, and these were compiled by ibn Ishaq couple of centuries later, followed by Mas’udi, Yaqubi and others.

The reason for writing by ibn Ishaq arose due to Abu Mikhnaf’s eye-witness account of Karbala in circa 80 AH ( some twenty years after Karbala) and later Minqari’s Waqi’at as-Siffeen. Although Karbala precipitated the writing and compiling of history, Islamic histories were written by historians commissioned by Banu Omayya and Banu Abbas. And reading between the lines one can decipher considerable facts. Strange as it may sound, but Maqatil al-Talibiyeen was written by an Omavi called Abol Faraj al-Isfahani, during the first 1000 years when Iran was a Sunni majority country. In his Maqatil, Abol Faraj mentions the sacrifices of over 300 of Abu Talib (a)’s descendants for the cause of Islam.

As far as Quran is concerned, it refers to histories of the past, and has kept a record of some of the contemporaneous events; such as the Muslims abandoning the Prophet and fleeing from Ohud towards mountains nearby. That Verse cannot have any other interpretation.”

While Marx has some relevance, Marxists have become irrelevant. Especially in Pakistan where their contempt for the shared traditions of the working class has reduced them to farcical and disconnected sycophants for right wing reactionaries and Crony capitalists.

Hussain and holocaust

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