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Junaid Jamshed to ISIS – Islamic Corporatocracy

By Andaleeb Rizvi


It is now a fact that Junaid Jamshed is a misogynist. No amount of selfies and hand holding with Hadiqa Kiani can convince us otherwise. The damage has been done and now he need not make a lot of effort to convince us. We have been reading several calls to boycott the self proclaimed mullah of the Tableeghi Jamaat and a progeny of Mullah Tariq Jameel. However, in those calls for boycott, people missed out the larger business interests of these mullahs.
Let me digress here a little. I lived in an average working class neighbourhood of Karachi, not poor, not too rich. Educated, working class people, living in houses built in the good old times of 60s and 70s. It was during the 80s and 90s as most of the older lot was retiring, and their sons transitioning into promising stalwarts of the corporate world; when all changed very rapidly. One can even say it changed as soon as the local mosques turned Deobandi with a Salafi hint. Mind it that a Deobandi might never admit to having a Salafi hint.
The suits, pants and shirts were switched with longer kameez and shorter shalwars. The clean shaved men grew beards without the moustache and suddenly the old used cars were turned into black-shiny corollas and accords. They stopped saying salam to the Shias and Ahmedis in the mohallah and kept upgrading their houses in leaps and bounds. No more incremental house building. The money poured in, the old house was torn and new one built. Where that money came from is a whole different debate, but remember the 80s and 90s reference.
Not just in the neighbourhood, but in the entire block one could bet without a glimpse that inside a shiny black corolla would be a moustache-less bearded mullah wearing his younger brother’s shalwar and older brother’s kameez. Anyway…I digress too much.
Coming back to Mullah Junaid Jamshed of the pop band Vital Signs, his many business interests like JDot, MeatOne, Al Shaheer Corporation Ltd, and celebrity business partners Inzamamul Haq, Saeed Anwar, and Muhammad Yousaf, we need to understand the idea of mullah corporatism. It is obviously a fraternity. So there is no room for women except when invisible in a burqa and niqab…or when helping in damage control stunts via music programmes.
This corporatism or corporativism is the foundation of Islamic Corporatocracy. From Islamic finance and banking ideas to ‘halal certification’, it is all about increasing the coffers of this pop mullah generation. There’s another side to these pop mullahs.
The rogue or let’s say ‘astray’ of these pop mullahs wreck havoc in parts of the world under the banners of al Qaeda, Isis, Daesh, al Shabab, etc. Their militancy is replete with certain killing techniques, psychological manoeuvres, and media campaigns. Perhaps next they will apply for patenting certain decapitating techniques and women sex-slave finance and liquidity procedures as purely ‘Isis style’.
So for these pop mullahs on both sides, women can either be slaves or consumers of their designer goods.
Though on surface both these sides show differences in opinion, style, and even ‘a bit’ of ideology, their main aim is the same, increasing the influence of Islam by hook or by crook. In that, their misogyny, hatred for minorities, attire, and even language remains the same.

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  • prashant bhushan

    I am surprised that Indian Express, a secular paper, has even given this news so much space

    this is old rss line to generate fear of patels have realized the truth of hindutva.this part of international consipary to ignite war between muslims and non that middle clas can be robbed of their wealth.i have seen billionaires of syria,begging on the streets of abu dhabi.easiest and shortest way of robbery is to start tension and took 20 yrs for patels to understand that actual target of hindutva are they not muslims.muslims are target achieved.

  • prashant bhushan

    Your theory about percentage of population of Muslims and implementation of Secularism, Sharia etc.? Have you reworked it

    who stops hindus to increase their population.saakhi want 10.

  • prashant bhushan


    Overwhelmed Indian officials have cancelled plans to fill a handful of menial government jobs after being flooded with 75,000 applications — some from university graduates.

    The Chhattisgarh state government’s directorate of economics and statistics was left stunned after the wave of applications for 30 “peon” or servant jobs whose duties include fetching tea for 14,000 rupees ($220) a month in wages. Directorate head Amitabh Panda said he has cancelled an exam planned for candidates after receiving 70,000 online

  • kaalchakra

    kokusha, there has been no reason to rework the theory, nor was the growth in Islamic population any surprise to anyone. I was merely at a loss to understand why all this was important to Indian Express.

  • tajender
  • timely


    Growth in muslim population means muslims have more impoverished, indoctrinated, hate-filled loudmouths and killers at their disposal for slandering and exterminating non-muslims.
    The situation is becoming worse so that even an anti-hindu muslim-appeasing newspaper like IE has to start writing about it.

  • PMAM

    RHR United States August 26, 2015 at 7:51 am:
    Raza Bhai: I have not said anything good or bad about you for a very long time. Why are you still at it?.
    Hp on this board has discussed the issue of population exchange in 1947. The fact is that there was no provision of a population exchange at the time of independence. People moved from one side to the other for reasons outside the scope of the independence act. Both India and Pakistan accepted newly arrived on humanitarian grounds and not under any legal obligation. All those who reached Pakistan (East and West) were granted citizenship of Pakistan just as those who were already domicile of the areas that became Pakistan. So the idea of ‘kicking out’ Pakistani citizens of Indian origin is absurd. They are as much citizen of Pakistan as those of Pakistan origin. And btw that applies to Bangladesh as well.
    Separation of East Pakistan was not a legal act. It came about by Indian military invasion of a Pakistani territory. The case of Indian military invasion of another sovereign country was never taken to any international court. By international law all citizens of then East Pakistan were still citizens of Pakistan. But the government of Pakistan at that time chose to unilaterally relinquish all claims and responsibilities regarding East Pakistan and unconditionally accepted Bangladesh as an independent country and by default all domiciles of former East Pakistan as citizens of Bangladesh.
    Pakistani citizens domicile of West Pakistan were either taken as prisoners or were allowed to travel to West Pakistan. Non-Bengali citizens of East Pakistan domiciles were put into concentration camps by the new government of Bangladesh. If everything that was East Pakistan by default becomes Bangladesh then why not all legal domiciles of East Pakistan. The non-Bengali residents of Bangladesh are legal citizens of that country and therefore a responsibility of Bangladesh. However since India is a party in the creation of Bangladesh, it has moral obligation to repatriate Biharis unwanted by Bangladesh.

  • kaalchakra

    ” The fact is that there was no provision of a population exchange at the time of independence. People moved from one side to the other for reasons outside the scope of the independence act. Both India and Pakistan accepted newly arrived on humanitarian grounds and not under any legal obligation.”

    Hence, Mohajirs had no legal or moral claim or right to find accommodation in Pakistan. They were accepted by the creators of Pakistan – Sindhis and Punjabi Muslims – for purely humanitarian reasons, like the US might accept Rohingyas. Similarly, Bihari Pakistanis have no right or claim to be in Pakistan. India has the moral obligation to repatriate them.

    All this may appear absurd and deeply immoral to many people but within the nationalist paradigm being constructed by Pakistani establishment and represented by PMAM sahib such arguments make sense.

  • HaHa

    @PMAM, “Why not to take back the stranded Biharis to help a friend?” Err comprehension problem miyan, Indian Gorkis took in Pakistan’s Kargil shaheeds, the Pak establishment refused to. Dead men don’t have much of a choice anyway. Any ideas miyan, on how India can convince these, not wishing to return to India,very much alive Biharis (followers of TNT) and pining away for Pakistan for more then 50 odd years, to return back to their ancestral homes? Think the Indus Valley theory developed by some of Pakistan’s finest minds could help? Glad to know Pakistan is so welcoming to Sikhs. Is there some plan to get them to return to their ancestral homes as well? Maybe then India will take inspiration.

  • PMAM

    “Think the Indus Valley theory developed by some of Pakistan’s finest minds could help? Glad to know Pakistan is so welcoming to Sikhs. Is there some plan to get them to return to their ancestral homes as well?”
    Greater Indus Valley Region of Pakistan and its Civilization was there long before the Aryans, Greeks, Persians, or Muslims arrived. Sikhs come to Pakistan every year by the thousands from all over the world. They love to shop at the Anarkali Bazaar, eat Tikka Kabab, and visit their ancestral homes now occupied by the Pakistanis of Indian origin. Pakistanis are very hospitable people with big heart. You too are welcome sir.

  • Pakistani

    Pakistanis are very hospitable people with big heart. You too are welcome sir.

    Some hospitality to us too, sir?

    Pakistani Bihari

  • PMAM

    You don’t have to post as ‘Pakistani’. HaHa suits you well. And one day when you do make to Pakistan, you will find a thriving ‘Bihari’ community there. It is just that after taking so many Biharis from Bangladesh, government of Pakistan refused to take more. The governments position is that they were domicile of East Pakistan turned Bangladesh and therefore citizens of Bangladesh by default. They are being discriminated in Bangladesh because of their non-Bengali ethnicity. These poor people have known no home other than Bengal and Bihar. They should be either absorbed by Bangladesh and given the citizenship of their country of birth or send back to Bihar, where they came from at the first place. Now if you have anything new to say, I will respond. Otherwise have a good day.

  • Pakistani

    Alas, you don’t even consider Pakistani Biharis to be Pakistanis. You are a racist who ‘welcomes Sikhs’ but does not give citizenship to people who fought for Pakistan, only because of their race.

  • PMAM

    Total nonsense. In my views all Pakistanis are equal citizens of Pakistan regardless of their religious or ethnic background. Bihari Bangladeshi are being discriminated by the Bangladesh government because of their non-Bengali ethnicity. BTW, Sikh or Bihari is a race? I didn’t know that.

  • Pakistani

    Alas, ‘Indus Valley’ sons of soil Balochis, Pakhtoons, Sindhis, Punjabis, and Kashmiris are more equal than Bihari Pakistanis of East Pakistan who fought for Pakistan

  • HaHa

    @PMAM, Thanks for the invite to Pakistan. I do hope to be able to experience Pakistani hospitality. As for Pakistani, although I empathise with his/her predicament I am not he/her. Like you said HaHa suits me better. As for you going around in circles, please accept my sympathies. Anyone would be hard put to defend the Pakistani establishment’s shenanigans, disowning their own valiant soldiers fighting for Pakistan be it in Kargil or erstwhile East Pakistan.