Heartless trophy Hunter !!

This news has really outraged me !!

TV presenter causes outrage after posing with lion she killed

I have always believed that regardless of her career, her identity (of lack of it), her strength, her stamina and her nature, Women are the nurturer of life. Life, itself is impossible without women. Women are the cradle of the society to prosper in, grow in, develop in ~ and then some news like this prompts me to wonder, what kind of a sadist is THIS woman ??? Steve Irwin set a beautiful example of his life, placing conservation of wild animals much before his own life.  His love for crocodiles and all animals has been well known ~ and yet, there are heartless women like Melissa Backman.

It is unbelievably shocking that she or the likes of her, are being “allowed” to get away with hunting unprovoked animals !! She trespasses into their territory (or the little that has been left to them !) and still carries out these disgusting and brutal kills. Why ? Have we ever heard of an animal killing a human for fun ?? Did he ever hang our heads or hands close to his pond as a trophy ? Then why do we humans always show such insensitivity ? Why do we fail to understand, that each animal is a living thing ? Each and every living thing in this world is a MIRACLE ! We, as human, are capable of ending life, but have we EVER been able to bring forth life, except for the way, Almighty Allah swt has placed in our womb ??

US TV presenter Melissa Bachman poses with a dead zebra in South Africa

Posing next to dead animals is nothing new for Ms Bachmann, who says she has been hunting since she was a child. Her Facebook page and personal website’s “trophy room” features many  such images, including a number with stags, alligators and bears.

Ms Bachman stars in a TV series called Winchester Deadly Passion which documents her hunting exploits using rifles or bow and arrows.

A self professed “hardcore hunter”, her bio reads: “I have the best job in the world, great friends & family, and I’m usually pretty lucky. What more could a girl ask for??”

Last year Ms Bachman was removed as a contestant on the National Geographic show Ultimate Survival Alaska when over 13,000 people signed a petition criticising her inclusion.

An American television presenter has prompted outrage by boasting online that she had killed a lion in South Africa

Bachman's websites feature smiling photos of her next to slain animals.

I wonder what Steve Irwin and his family would have to say about this picture ???

Bachman with another one of her kills from South Africa.

These helpless animals were doing nothing to bring harm to her ~ they were just going about their daily grazing activities ~ little did they know,  that this intense smiling face belongs to a woman without any sense of compassion.

Bachman posted this photo on her Facebook page on Oct. 27: 'My first Alaska brown bear ... a beautiful and extremely blonde one to top it off!'

Has she ever heard of live and let live ???
Has she ever heard of an ecosystem where everyone has a place for a reason. And we humans were blessed with knowledge and compassion for a reason ~ not to gain popularity and “likes” on our facebook page !!
What can be more horrendous than all these beautiful animals lying next to a shameless heartless woman who took away their life “all for a sport” ????


Animal extinctions ??? In this age and time ???????

Rhinos extinct !!!

The western Black rhinos are extinct

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It was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that the rhinos status would be changed from critically endangered to extinct; a fate shared by its cousin the Western Black Rhino in 2011 !!!!

The only real thing extinct is human compassion !! Ofcourse there are a handful of honest organizations who are making an excellent effort in keeping these animals protected.

It is truly and sadly unbelievable that these beautiful creations of Allah swt have survived hundred and thousands of years of harsh conditions and calamities in nature. And yet inspite of its strength, size and stamina ~ it does not stand a chance against humans !!

Poaching is a reality ~ An ugly reality. And it should be punishable by law.

Allah Almighty has kept in place, a magnificent food chain. His web is supreme and kept balance ~ but Alas, man and his greed for commercialism !!!  His unforgiving appetite for “MORE” !! Whether it is the poaching of seals in Canada, dolphins in china/japan, bulls in Spain ~ and ALL animals in Africa ~ WE ARE SUCH A SHAMEFUL RACE !!!!

The more we learned ~ the more we educated ~ the better we made it for ourselves but the worse we made it for the world outside of us !!

Hunting for sport or money profit and bragging rights is just outright sickening !!

It is a devastating blow to the wildlife landscape  if one beautiful and unique species perishes ~ all but for the distasteful human hunger.

Islamophobia !!


Islamophobia !!! According to http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/islamophobia/defining-islamophobia, this term was coined only 20 years back – meaning ?  “Unfounded hostility towards Muslims” ~ and yet today, we tend to find a lot of western governments are so paranoid with this basic “make-believe” disease.

Watching this weeks Fault Line on Al Jazeera TV made me realize to what extent, what I have been suspecting for a very long time was surely not a figment of my imagination ~ this is a paranoid government ~ which says something while acts differently. Talks about transparency while holds back the real ugly web of lies.

For hundreds of years, the native Americans and the colored people were targeted ~ and subjugated to a degraded life style. Until, the end of the century saw the dawn of a beautiful concept. ” Democracy “. America was not only the land of freedom and equality but also justice. Fast forward a couple of decades, and where are we ??   There is still subjugation, there is still hostility, there is still racism. The contenders have changed though. Its them (the islamophobes) against the Muslims ?? Which Muslims ? The ordinary Muslims ~ the Muslims who teach in schools or the Muslims who learn in schools, the Muslims who own a restaurant or the Muslim who serves in a restaurant, the Muslim father who takes the trash out in the night or the Muslim son who’s  working to gain a law degree, the Muslim mother who is running errands at the grocer or the Muslim daughter who wears the hijab.  The imam who is petrified of carrying every word in his khutbah like walking on the edge of a sword, with grave consequences and the jammah who is feeling paranoid looking around to who is spying on him for sitting and praying in a Masjid !! What has become of them ??? What has become of them ALL ???

Why and How can a community be targeted in such an indifferent manner ?? Was this the dream his father had, when he boarded on a flight to JFK, 40 years ago, wanting a better life for his children ~ wishing for them to grow up in a society that has respect and concern for their neighbor, a country where you are tolerated and even accepted for being of any color, race or salary bracket ???  What happened to those beliefs ???  Why are they spying when you make sujood ? Why are innocent people being scrutinized and stripped when they have nothing but their integrity and izzah at stake ???

Which world did you come to, oh father ? and which world has this become ?


And for the next century or so ~ will the American government, “keep connecting all the dots” (as per the NSA bosses !!)  and harassing Muslims, all in the name of 911 ???  You don’t see the Japanese doing ” that” for Nagasaki and Hiroshima  or the Vietnamese for Vietnam ~ You don’t see the Native Americans doing “That” for being subjected to the largest massacre in the history of the world !!!

Wake up America ~ Use your resources rightfully.  You have bigger problems to worry about in your own backyard ~economy,  drugs, health bill, gang wars, teenage pregnancies etc etc. Your plates are full of its own backyard issues ~ Put your resources to sorting those issues instead of fighting a “make belief” war !!!!!

Enough damage is done with Iraq and Afghanistan ~ Now move on to “real” problems.

PS. To the third party “spying” on this post ~ Life is too short ~ live and let live, man !!

Muslim Neighbors.


Being a “Bombayite” (Sorry, just never got around to calling it Mumbai ~ having spent 40 years calling it Bombay )  ~ We have been subjected to this kind of unspoken but direct discrimination for decades and yet, it infuriates me that people now have the audacity to say it out openly !!

We tend to throw every tiny and huge issue at our political system and probably to a certain extent, it is the divide that they (political parties ) cause between us during the election drama, that has left this stigma in society.  But I don’t believe that ONLY areas like Bhindi bazaar, Mohammed Ali road, Mumra, Mira Road, Bhivandi etc are where the concentration of Muslims, deserve to reside. Perhaps a jolt down memory lane is that in the late 50s, a large part of the polished Film fraternity were Muslims and had made the plush but then-quiet area of Bandra, including Pali hill, Carter road and Bandstand, their home. They still inhabit these now-sadly-over populated areas in co-existence with the rest of the world.

Scores of authentic hadiths have been told about a Muslims behavior towards his neighbor.  I’ll share just one here :-

The Prophet (pbuh) explains the rights and obligations toward a neighbor in the following hadith of Tabarani.

The rights of the neighbour is that, when he is sick you  visit him; when he dies, you go to his funeral; when he is poor you lend him (money); when he is in need you protect him; when he is in happiness you congratulate him; when he is struck with  a calamity, you condole him; don’t raise your building above his to cut off the wind from him; don’t harm him with the good smell of your food unless you let him have part of it.   [Tabarani]

That is the perfect neighbor ! And if Muslims practice this hadith ~ then they too are the perfect neighbors !

It baffles me, why while a Muslim boy from a chawl – celebrates every Hindu, Christian and Sikh festivals, what could prompt people to refrain from keeping Muslim neighbors ??

When we educate a community ~ it grows ~ it develops ~ becoz we have empowered it with education and rational thinking.

When we add hurdles, lest a community not taste the fruit of education ~ we are shunning an entire generation from seeing the light of the day. We are depriving it from moving, from change, from improvement, from betterment, from growth.

If Convents are going to target Muslim parents for enormous donations, how do you think, these children are going to make a difference, if not to the whole of humanity, at least to his own capabilities ~ to his own family ?  Are the parents not being penalized for being Muslims ?

If 60% of jobs are safely reserved for the privileged  (non-muslim) class, how do you expect the Muslim student to score a reasonably good job ?? Would we rather he turn back and run a kebab store or even better, flee to the middle eastern states ~ while depriving his own country of his abundant talent and economy ??

Why are we so judgmental ? What makes us above the next person we are seated beside ?  What he wears ? What he eats ? What he believes ? Where he prays  Or how he behaves with us ??? Lets just say, I expect a complicated answer with twists and turns from the learned  ~~ but from the righteous ~ He has already embraced his neighbor regardless his religion.

Our forefathers fought and won our freedom decades ago but its a pity, that they could not free our enslaved minds of our preconceived notions ~ “about ourselves” !!

Grow up and grow out of your self contained and self contaminated shells. Live and let live.