Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Muslims and India

For quite sometime, many sections have been potraying Muslims as a community under seige from "communal" Hindus due to terrorist attacks in India and elsewhere. We are told how Muslims who are as nationalistic, patriotic and intelligent as any other Indian and they condemn every act of violence prepetrated by Islamic terrorists. A Muslim organisation's refusal to allow burial of 9 dead terrorists in Indian soil is shown as an example. 

But how sincere and patriotic is an ordinary Muslim towards India? I've been noting the response of ordinary people in media regarding various   issues since the past few months and Muslims stand out like a sore thumb. Everybody condemns the violence but statements made by Muslims is always questionable.

A boy who happened to be a Muslim was killed in Bangalore after he tried to escape the police by running into a sensitive military area. Almost everybody termed the incident as unfortunate but Muslims  blamed the security personnel for their "inefficency, cruelty and bias against Muslims" for the death of that idiot.

by MOHAMED YASEEN on 12/29/2008 1:26:54 AM

Somebody tell idiots like him that Army areas are not public playgrounds for juveniles to jump around. If he had given himself up, the harshest punishment wouldn't have exceeded anything more than some fine. But he acted much like a potential terrorist inside a high security zone and paid the price. Also racing in streets is an illegal activity. Other people, not only racers can get seriously injured or  even killed in such races. It's not some innocent wheeling around. What'd have been his response if the dead guy was not a Muslim? 

Another recent controversy was about Union minister Abdul Rahman Antulay's conspiracy theory about Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare's death. The Hindu published letters of readers for almost a week on this issue and among dozens of letters published only one Muslim condemned Antulay. The rest   supported the corrupt politician. Here are some examples:-

It is unfortunate that in our country anyone who dares to raise a doubt is branded anti-national. Mr. Antulay only raised a doubt and echoed the view of many among the Muslim community. Whenever a Muslim speaks out, he is accused of aiding Pakistan. The media, the sangh parivar and the Congress succeed in diverting attention away from the real issue. Why can’t they answer questions properly? Why resort to propaganda to distract from the uncomfortable questions? 

Khalid H. Qureshi, 


I do not understand why Mr. Antulay is being targeted for what he said. He has stated boldly what many Muslims have been afraid of saying, for fear of being branded anti-nationals.
Why should the BJP get so agitated at the idea of a probe into the death of Karkare and two other ATS officers? 

Meher Fatima,



Mr. Antulay has raised an apt and timely question. We lost Karkare and his deputies in a single attack. There was every possibility of some miscreant taking advantage of the situation and eliminating the top brass of the security apparatus. Every Indian is eager to know the details. 

T. Azeez Luthfullah, 


Mr. Antulay has only done his duty as a representative of the people by expressing the view of some sections. There is no doubt that Karkare and the others died as martyrs. But we have a right to know the circumstances under which they lost their lives. 
Was there a lack of coordination somewhere that led to the killing of the three high-ranking officers? A probe will help to improve coordination in future. 

Md. Afzal Sharif, 
New Delhi 

* * * 

Statements have been issued, and letters, articles and editorials written condemning Mr. Antulay for speaking the unspeakable. This shows how an emotional tinge has been given to the Mumbai terror attacks. But what is wrong in giving one more dimension to the investigations? 
After all, what Mr. Antulay said is based on certain facts and legitimate doubts that exist in the minds of a large number of citizens. It is a different matter that the mainstream media have given those concerns no space at all. Mr. Antulay has done the right thing by voicing the views of a section of society.

Khan Yasir, 
New Delhi

* * * 


Karkare proved wrong the theory that “all Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim.” A feeling does exist that he was shot dead because of his non-partisan and honest investigations into the Malegaon blast.
Abdul Muqhtadir, 

Mr. Antulay’s suspicion is well founded and worth investigating. A probe has to be initiated to uncover the mysterious circumstances under which Karkare was killed. The belief that all acts of terrorism originate from Pakistan is ignorance. There exists a Hindutva terror network which has even infiltrated the armed forces.
K.A. Mohamed Anis, 


The ONLY different letter written by a Muslim that was published. Ironically  this one makes most sense.

Mr. Antulay’s comments are unwarranted and untimely. Even if he had some doubts about Karkare’s killing, as a responsible Minister he should have expressed it to the Home Minister for suitable action. 

A. Jainulabdeen, 

This show of support for a politician who ranks among most corrupt anywhere and was forced to resign from post of Maharashtra's CM after  proven guilty of one of the biggest scams in India at that time. Counter-terror officials are now heroes for these people after they caught some Hindus accussed of bombing a Muslim majority area. But when Muslims were being arrested same people were accusing that the security agencies are biased. .

How he was forced to resign on corruption charges and his revenge.

Shourie started a one-man crusade in 1981 against Abdul Rehman Antulay, the chief minister of Maharashtra State, who allegedly extorted millions of dollars from businesses dependent on state resources and put the money in a private trust named after Indira Gandhi. The story caused the eventual resignation of the chief minister , the highest-ranking official in India ever forced from office by newspaper reporting, and great embarrassment to Gandhi and her ruling Congress Party.

Shourie's exposés resulted in a prolonged labour dispute at the Bombay offices of the Indian Express, where a labour organizer with ties to Antulay encouraged workers to strike for a minimum wage double than what was paid at any other newspaper in India. It also resulted in a government crackdown that included a host of legal cases launched against the Indian Express by various agencies. In 1982, the paper's owner Ramnath Goenka fired Shourie as a result of continued government pressure.

Here is one good article written by an Indian Muslim exposing Antulay for the spineless coward that he is. Antulay, Karkare and Muslims

Congress-NCP government had not spent a single rupee out of the 167 crore rupees allotted to the Minorities Development Department till Dec. 15. Not one rupee. It is sadder still that the more hysterical elements of the Urdu press, who spend yards of newsprint on conspiracy theories, simply ignore such a story. 

When the Congress government humiliated him through a statement in Parliament debunking the conspiracy line, all he did was to sheepishly agree and accept that there was no longer any need for an enquiry.

Whenever there is a talk about Islamic terrorism in India, Babri Masjid issue invariably gets involved. 100s of bomb-blasts, 1000s of deaths  have an excuse because some Hindu fanatics destroyed some empty shell of a mosque somewhere in India. If that's the case, I destruction of that mosque is justifed as  a Hindu temple was destroyed and that mosque built over it by Muslim invaders to terrorise, humiliate and forcibly convert Hindus to Islam. Why get limited to one incident only? Muslim invaders have destroyed 1000s of temples and other buildings, artifacts, books, scriptures etc all over the world. Dozens of temples were desecrated and destroyed in Kashmir in 1990s. If Babri Masjid motivates some Muslims to  sympathise with Islamic terrorists, then Islam is fair target for almost every other religion in world... Christanity, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Jews, Pagan and even many different Islamic sects. 

In Gujarat 260 Hindus and 800 Muslims were killed in riots. In Kashmir 100s of Hindus were killed and 3 lakh+ forced out of their homes in one sided violence prepetrated by Islamists. If you count the above incidents as  excuses then Hindus still have the license to kill a few 1000 muslims at least.

How many people have been killed in bomb blasts by Hindu terrorists? 20? 50? 100? How many have been killed by Muslim terrorists (in India only)? Quite a few more, I believe.  Even more Muslims for Hindus to kill 

Till 1991 Indian government avoided all relations with Israel for fear of offending Muslims. After  it's help in Kargil war, Israel is one of the stongest Indian allies. For more than 40 years Indians avoided such a powerful friend just because Jewish Israel and Muslim Palestine are involved in a conflict. Can you beat such stupidity?

My favourite Indian is APJAK Azad. Why can't rest of the muslim population emulate him instead of supporting corrupt politicians like Anutulay and playing the victim card? For too long most of  Indian muslims have allowed themselves to be manipulated by power hungry politicians and clerics.  It's time they stop blaming others for their misery and face the truth.  Any pressure or injustice they face because of their religion will dissappear once they learn to separate religion from politics and education.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Using ProxyChains

There are probably dozens of programs on any OS that don't have any option for using proxies. Many common command line tools like ping, traceroute don't work if the network you are on, forces you to use a proxy. Finally found a way to specify a proxy for these programs . ProxyChains  is one very good tool that enables you to use a proxy for not only specifying a path to outside networks but also use anonymous proxies for your privacy. 

 It's quite simple to install and use. First download and install the script. 

Then navigate to /etc folder and open proxychains.conf file in any text editor of your choice. It should look like this.

# proxychains.conf VER 3.1
# HTTP, SOCKS4, SOCKS5 tunneling proxifier with DNS.

# The option below identifies how the ProxyList is treated.
# only one option should be uncommented at time,
# otherwise the last appearing option will be accepted
# Dynamic - Each connection will be done via chained proxies
# all proxies chained in the order as they appear in the list
# at least one proxy must be online to play in chain
# (dead proxies are skipped)
# otherwise EINTR is returned to the app
# Strict - Each connection will be done via chained proxies
# all proxies chained in the order as they appear in the list
# all proxies must be online to play in chain
# otherwise EINTR is returned to the app
# Random - Each connection will be done via random proxy
# (or proxy chain, see chain_len) from the list.
# this option is good to test your IDS :)

# Make sense only if random_chain
#chain_len = 2

# Quiet mode (no output from library)

# Proxy DNS requests - no leak for DNS data

# Some timeouts in milliseconds
tcp_read_time_out 15000
tcp_connect_time_out 8000

# ProxyList format
# type host port [user pass]
# (values separated by 'tab' or 'blank')
# Examples:
# socks5 1080 lamer secret
# http 8080 justu hidden
# socks4 1080
# http 8080 
# proxy types: http, socks4, socks5
# ( auth types supported: "basic"-http "user/pass"-socks )
# add proxy here ...
# meanwile
# defaults set to "tor"
http 8080
socks4 80

Now depending upon your network configuration, you'll need to add proxies to this file. If you're on a network that routes all data through a proxy server, then replace the bold green text with the type of proxy (http, socks4,5 ), ip address and port number. Separate each field by a TAB. That'll be enough for you to force your programs to use your network's proxy.

But if  you want to use another proxy for any purpose including hiding your ip, you can add other proxies along with their type and port number same way as previous one. (Red bold text). Additionaly you may have to add username and password if the proxy server requires so.

Notice the options #dynamic_chain, #strict_chain and #random_chain . 
Removing the # sign from any one of these 3 specifies the order in which the proxies are to be used. In this example I'm using strict_chain option, though dynamic_chain will also work.

Save the file and exit from text editor. Now it's time to see it in action. Open up your command line and type proxychains before the program name to force it to use your proxylist. 

user~# proxychains program

As simple as that :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Johhny's site hacked??

Looks like has been defaced. This is what you get on the site when you browse to it. Is it true or am jumping the gun??

[hacker]# cd /
[hacker]# rm -rf *
[hacker]# johnny --version
/bin/johnny, version 3.0

Restoring Registry of XP

Few days back, my Windows XP got infected by a few viruses. Using infected pen drives seemed to be the reason. One particularly pesky virus was a script that started everytime I logged on even when I deleted the .vbs file manually. So I opened up regedit.exe and deleted every registry entry containing that file name. Bad move.
Next time I rebooted, I got the Welcome Screen, which I usually bypass. Clicking on my user name was not good enough to log in. It'd display, Loading User Settings and then come back to login screen without getting to desktop. I have a dual boot system with Linux as other OS (Using ntfs-3g it's possible to read-write NTFS partitions from Linux). I could do most work on Linux but not gaming. I needed that XP back, reinstalling was not an option.
So....booted into Linux and fired up Google to look for some solution. There were many such cases but only one solution was applicable in my case, that is..restoring the registry.
There are many ways to restore registry one being using Windows Recovery Console. But that's slow as it involved booting using XP cd and running commands to copy/rename files from crappy command line of Windows. Why use Windows command line, when you can read-write NTFS partitions from Linux itself!! :p
Here are the steps:-

First identify your XP partition on which it's installed. In my system it was sda1.

Then make a new directory anywhere. Name it reg. Type
mkdir /reg

Now get into Windows\system\config directory.
cd /mnt/sda1/Windows/system/config
Notice that / is used in linux not \

Copy the following 5 files into Windows\repair directory
software, system, security, sam and default

Now find your system restore folder on XP partition. It should be like
/mnt/sda1/System Volume Information/_restore{74AB4D58-11E9-4AAD-83C4-A8687AfE0C89}

Get into snapshots folder. There should be some folders there named RP** where ** stands for some number. Open the most recent folder and copy the following files


into reg folder you created previously.

Rename these files by deleting the
_REGISTRY_MACHINE_ part from each one so that the new names are SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, .DEFAULT and SYSTEM

Copy these 5 files to Windows\System32\Config folder

Reboot, get to the welcome screen. You'll be able to login using one account at least.
In my case I logged in using Administrator account. (only one visible). Then I created one account with same name as older on and got all my account settings and documents back.

If you don't have linux, you can follow the instructions from this website.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Attack on India

I'm still in shock as I type this post. More than a dozen terrorists attacked the financial capital of India, again. Nearly 200 people died and more than 350 injured, many of them seriously. 22 of the dead are foreigners. Indian life is a cheap commodity. Attacks like this happen routinely, many people die, politicians dole out condolences and some money Media makes incoherent noises about root causes, bla bla and life goes on normal again.
Indian culture has this tradition, "Athiti Devo Bhav" . Translated into English it means, "Guest is like god". This time, dozens of our guests were slaughtered too. If that doesn't make any Indian angry, I don't think anything else will.

I wish there was a single entity I could direct my anger upon, but there are so many, external as well as internal, I don't know where to start.

Intelligence reports till now have blamed LeT supported by ISI for masterminding this assault. Going by confessions of the captured terrorist ( a Paki citizen), circumstantial evidence and past events, there is very little doubt that they were not involved. Civilian govt. of Pakisatan protested the allegations and claimed to be victim of terrorism just like India. Zardari even offered joint investigation, opening of hotline between intelligence chiefs and what not.
He even agreed sending ISI chief to India for briefing as demanded by Indian government, but later backtracked and is sending some 2nd rung official. This shows credibility of Paki civil regime and it's ability to control terrorists elements in it's own defence forces and intelligence agencies.
General Musharaff invaded Kargil in 1999 when Nawaz Sharif was in power who came to know of it only when war was already on full swing. I don't really think that Paki civil govt had much knowledge about this attack either but their complicity cannot be ruled out.
Taliban was founded by Pakisatan with help of CIA to fight against USSR. LeT is just another extension that Pakisatan used to wage a proxy war against India. It's one of the most dangerous terrorist organisations now and Pakisatani authorities haven't ever cracked down on it yet. It's chief ideologue still roams around freely preaching hatred about anything that isn't Muslim.

2nd culprit to be blamed for this tragedy is media. Most TV channels have been taken over by traitors, dorks and people with their own hidden agenda. The TV coverage of this incident was very stupid and shameful to say the least. Idiots had no sense of responsibility or even plain old common sense. Almost every TV channel was showing live coverage of commando assault and position of snipers that must have helped the terrorists holed inside the buildings. It was only into 2nd day that some of these morons stopped broadcasting everything on live TV.

Then there are these celebrities on TV shows and the anchors who host them. Barkha Dutt, Rahul Bose, Praful Sen, Rajdeep Sardesai, Zain Verjee and numerous others.
These guys need to be tied up then drowned in Arabian Sea. That asslicking B*** Dutt was too busy bragging how some Paki minister Sir was continuously in touch with her on phone and calling for negotiations with terrorists. The obvious fact that she ignored was those terrorists were not taking any hostages. Even at Nariman Point, they killed all Israeli/Jew hostages on first day itself after torturing them. What's the point of talking with such monsters and for what? They had no agenda except to strike terror and cause maximum death and destruction as the captured Paki told. When somebody made her aware of reality, all she could do was whine and then whine a bit more. God knows what she was talking about but I felt like smashing the TV.
Then there was another moron Rajdeep who once claimed that Dawood was not responsible for 1993 blasts in Bombay as he was seen cheering Indian cricket team. His ramblings this time were as stupid as ever.
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when some inetllectuals blamed the attacked on Hindutva terrorists. Only notable exception was Arnab Goswami on Times Now. I was switching channels when I heard him saying something in favour of Indian Army (which is quite rare to hear these days in Indian media). His views on expenditure on armed forces and coverage of the terrorist attack were more or less reasonable. Wish I could say the same about any other channel.
When our own media shows crap like this, what else can you expect of foreign media. BBC and CNN called the attackers suspected gunmen/militants, deliberately not using the word terrorist. The people who attack NATO forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere (most of time in their own territory where these NATO guys are foreigners) are called terrorists and criminals, but people who attack a distant 3rd world country like India are suspected gunmen only. A great example of secularism, impartial judgment and democracy. I wonder what'd have been their stance if more British/Americans were killed.

Nowadays it seems like that one of the vital prerequisites for winning a Booker Prize must be stupidity. Here is one gem from one Booker winner, Adiga. Here is what he said,
" Adiga described the Mumbai city government's ruling Shiv Sena grouping as "xenophobic Hindu nationalists who have let the city's infrastructure go to seed, while deepening the divisions between its various religious communities." "The government in Delhi has given the impression, for over four years now, of being clueless on how to tackle the growing problem of terrorism within India," he continued, before noting that opposition politicians were no better."
What's wrong with his bald head? If he is unaware of basic facts that it's Congress that is in power in Maharashtra, not Shiv Sena, he should keep his trap shut. To think of it, this guy won that award for writing a book about India!!
I will not post anything about Suzanne Arundhati Roy. That idiot is one of the biggest jerks around.
Dorks like them will never learn and just puke crap out.

Same supposedly sane voices called for unity at this time of crisis and not target Indian Muslim community. Very true. Some reports claimed that a Muslim body of India is not allowing burial of dead terrorists on Indian soil. These are the gestures that need to be emulated by everybody else. But the trouble is that most Muslims are in denial. They'll never agree that there are rotten apples in their community and will blame Indian government, majority non-Muslim population and strange conspiracy theories for everything that's wrong with them, ranging from education to terrorism.
Even when India has posts of Vice President, deputy Home Minister, former President and top rocket scientist are occupied by Muslims (PM and Congress leader being Sikh and Christian resp.) along with numerous success stories of Muslims in sports, movies, music, science, literature, defence, business among others, such attitude is nothing but downright stupid.
Some names of successful Muslims:- APJAK Azad, Abdul Hamid, Azim Hasan Premji, Sania Mirza, Khans and numerous other Muslims in bollywood, A.R.Rehman who had no qualms singing Maa Tujhe Salaam.

Blaming politicians for everything is the usual thing, but I can't stop myself from posting something regarding their behaviour too.
CM of Maharashtra visits Taj Hotel along with his movie actor son and a producer. For what purpose? Even he has no idea.
HM of state gives a public statement that such incidents are quite common in large cities like Mumbai.
Indian PM and HM are caught napping come up with lame pre-written statements that aren't distinguishable from anything they ever said before. Truly pathetic.
Only good thing (if you can term it that way) happened when father of slain NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, slammed the door on Kerala CM's face. That ***** deserved it

Armed forces of India are the only thing people can feel happy about in this case. They are the only beacons of hope for all Indian citizens. It's nauseating when dorks in media and politics bad mouth our defence personnel for their own agenda. Our concerned and intelligent citizens, babus and politicians have so much trouble paying these brave men the salary they deserve. Even amount of food and discounts at CSD are questioned by these ungrateful b******. But they have no shame when their asses are on fire. They'll need army or everything imaginable..defence at borders, counter-terrorist opeartions, crowd control, flood control, even cleaning of lakes. But talk about better equipment, more leaves, more salary , they'll do everything in their power to undermine the army. Shame on them.
I saw a picture of a NSG commando coming out of Nariman House being cheered on by a clapping crowd. The caption read, "The REAL People's Liberation Army" . Couldn't be any better

As with other attacks on Bombay/Mumbai people again started saying cliche statements , "Bounce back Mumbai, resilient spirit of Mumbai" and what not. I've lost count of the times how many times I've heard this thing everytime anything tragic happened. Bombings, riots, floods and now this. I could understand it if it happened one or two times, but when same lines are floating around everytime something happens, it means that there is something seriously wrong.
Where is this spirit when partisan politicians like Laloo, Thakrey, Mayavati play their politics? It's just a misleading term like Kashmiriyat that died with massacre of Kashmiri Hindus in the valley.
For g** sake, how many times people are supposed to take every beating in the stride, shrug it off and continue with their lives as if nothing has happened!!
Offering the other cheek works only this much. After a certain point you need to wake up and assert yourself. India ( Mumbai) has no cheek left to offer now anyway. It's time when people demand answers. We pay taxes, vote in elections, behave as good citizens and expect government to provide basic infrastructure and security to our lives and property. If the govt. fails to provide that we need to ask some questions and take concrete actions, not spread feelgood good-for-nothing statements about allegedly resilient spirit of a city or country. What good has it brought to any citizen till now!

My deepest sympathy and condolences to everybody who died or was wounded in that attack. In addition to that, apology to the foreigner guests who died. Indians are deeply sorry and ashamed that we couldn't save our guests in our own backyard

Following are some mail ids which need to be filled with mails from concerned citizens,,,,,,,,,

Pageviews past week