M. J. Akbar

journalist, author

Mobashar Jawed "M.J." Akbar (born 11 January 1951) is an Indian politician. He is also a veteran Indian journalist and author of several books.

QuotesEdit

  • The true test of a democracy is the justice that the minority gets in the system. The majority will always get its share whatever the system.
    • Illustrated Weekly of India, 22/12/1990. Quoted from Elst, Koenraad (1991). Ayodhya and after: Issues before Hindu society.
  • It is extremely symbolic that Advani is the heir of Nathuram Godse who, in pursuit of what he was convinced was his duty to India, shot dead the man who had chanted the name of Ram all his life till his last breath.
    • Illustrated Weekly of India, 22/12/1990. Quoted from Elst, Koenraad (1991). Ayodhya and after: Issues before Hindu society.
  • Just as Hitler had given a frustrated Germany a target and that target was the Jew, so through the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, a frustrated country was given a target and that target was the Muslim.
    • Illustrated Weekly of India, 22/12/1990. Quoted from Elst, Koenraad (1991). Ayodhya and after: Issues before Hindu society.
  • Jihad is the signature tune of Islamic history. If today’s Muslim rulers are reluctant to sound that note, it is often because they are concerned about the consequences of failure.
    • Akbar, M. J - The shade of swords_ Jihad and the conflict between Islam and christianity-Routledge (2008)
  • There is no pain in life, they say in Granada, so cruel as to be blind in Alhambra. When the Arabs of the desert conquered Spain, they said that they had reached heaven. From the ramparts of the Alhambra, sitting on a spur of the Sierra Nevada, look out and you see a paradise created by nature; look in and you see a paradise created by man.
    • Akbar, M. J - The shade of swords_ Jihad and the conflict between Islam and christianity-Routledge (2008)
  • Narrated Abdullah bin Abi Aufa: Allah’s Messenger (May Peace Be Upon Him) said, ‘Know that Paradise is under the shade of swords’.
    • From the Book of Jihad in Sahih al Bukhari, quoted in ** Akbar, M. J - The shade of swords_ Jihad and the conflict between Islam and christianity-Routledge (2008)

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