Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Indian Muslims, Mujahirs, and the Bigger Picture

A friend just expressed frustration with Indian Muslims pontificating on the politics of the MQM. My reaction is that Indian Muslims can be do I put it politely...solicitous with us. If we both (Muhajirs in particular, but Pakistanis in general on the one hand and Indian Muslims on the other) were less so with each other, we *could* learn much from each other's experiences. [See, for example this blog post:]

I have said this before, but my own comment to Indian Muslims nowadays is that in matters of militancy, identity politics, and religious obscurantism, they are just a generation or so behind us—our problems today will be theirs in short order.

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