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WAHHABISM vs THE WEST: AN ASTRO-HISTORICAL STUDY IN BRIEF

KN RAO
Many of us don’t share the sensibilities of Charlie Hebdo’s leftist politics and sometimes juvenile humor, but the terrorists who massacred its staff attacked a core component of French identity. “Free thought begetting light-hearted satire . . . is at the root of French character,” observed a 19th-century British history of French literature. French-style caustic satire is less common in the Anglosphere, but the Enlightenment in all forms enrages Islamists.

In the 18th century, Voltaire was exiled and jailed and had his books burned. He sought ecrasez l’infame—to crush the infamous—by which he meant most forms of authority. He called Christianity “assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world.” He criticized Judaism and Islam. “Superstition sets the whole world in flames,” he observed. “Philosophy quenches them.”

Charlie Hebdo inherited that tradition. The Catholic Church has sued it more than a dozen times. Its murdered editor, Stephane Charbonnier, had said he hoped to carry on “until Islam is just as banal as Catholicism.” One cover featured a funda- mentalist Muslim, an Orthodox Jew and the pope shouting in unison: “Charlie Hebdo must be veiled!” 
..........  Voltaire left behind words of wisdom about Catholicism in his era that apply to all religions today: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.http://www.wsj.com/articles/gordon- crovitz-defending-satire-to-the-death-1421016982 - From WALL STREET JOURNAL

Thomas Jefferson, the President of US 1801- 09, observed: “The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look
at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.”
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Articles in the western press available in the internet asking Muslims to reform their religion, defang its fundamentalism is like asking Saudi Arabia and Qatar, among other Muslim countries, to throw into the ocean Wahhabism, not ti use their petro dollars to promote this cult.A  website Global Research gives entirely different versions of all these events and squarely blames USA, NATO for breeding the Islamic fundamentalists from the days of cold war and now more actively Sunni fanatics against Shia states of Iran and Assad ruled Syria. Through the confounding labyrinth of all these theories , it is not easy to ferret out the truth and find out the real reason for the enormous growth of Islamic fundamentalism except tracing it clearly and historically to the days of Jimmy Carter and Brzezinski in 1979 as has been clearly brought out in the “From the Shadows” of Robert Gates,the former director of the CIA that American intelligence services. USA had then begun to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. Pakistan had Zia ul Huq as its military dictator and Saudi Arabia colluded as it had been since 1973 in exporting it Wahhabi Islam all over the world particularly to Muslims and their institutions to create what the world faces now. In this context Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi call to Muslim clerics in Egypt for "a long overdue virtual ecclesiastical revolution in Islam" is like asking them to develop an anti snake venom since enormous number of vipers have been bred. That will never happen. The west has to face what Asia has faced for centuries as we in India know through our own history. In the case of west, it has to face what it created in pursuit of its global policies.

Look at some some, among many, Indian instances.

1) Swami Shraddhanand was killed by a Muslim fanatic in 1926.He had written a biography of Muhammad which annoyed Muslims and one fanatic killed him. That happened in British India.
2) K.M. Munshi’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan’s Publications had brought out an Indian version of the American publication of Religious Leaders with a piece on Mohammad.There was a big agitation against it during the time of Jawahar Lal Nehru and it was banned. That happened in free India.
3) Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses met the same fate during the time of Indira Gandhi.That happened in free India.
4) Sanal Edmaruku, a self styled rationalist along with Professor Yashpal has insulted Hindu astrology, an integral part of Hindu religious beliefs with its shodas samskaras, and Hindu saints many times in television channels. Both of these critics never studied astrology and had their own irrational approach with their closed minds but the Hindus tolerated it all. But the self styled rationalist ran into trouble after he tried this trick against Christians in India---in the land of tolerant Hindus.

It is mentioned in Wikipedia. “In April 2012, Edamaruku stated that the Catholic Church in Mumbai had filed a complaint under section 295A of the Indian Penal Code in several police stations around the city. Enacted in 1927, section 295A says: Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of [citizens of India], [by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to [three years], or with fine, or with both.

Edamaruku had previously exposed the "miracle" of the dripping Jesus statue in Mumbai, confronted church leaders on a live TV channel a month earlier and had suggested that he might be arrested any moment. On July 31, 2012, it was reported that Edamaruku had moved to Finland and had been staying there for the past 6 months. “ This self styled rationalist , born in a Christian family of Kerala , has been driven out of India by Christians of Mumbai not by Hindus.
5) A website Islamwatch has been blocked by the present government of India in Jan 2015.

The Hindu maulvis of Indian secularism can escape punishment in India by insulting Hindus for their beliefs in this land of Hindus started in era of Jawahal Lal Nehru by Nehru himself, a Kashmir Brahmin. But France is France and USA is USA. It is what Muslims all over the world will never appreciate and tolerate. Why is so ? Why has it become so violent and world wide now ?

Widespread Wahhabism
The answer is the spread of Wahhabism of Saudi Arabia all over the world penetrating deep even into the west leading to the killing of Charlie Hebdo journalists a Christian country, France, for a cartoon on Mohammad. Astrologically it will be clear by studying some horoscopes--that of Saudia Arabia the most dangerous exporter of its world peace disturbing Wahhabism. See its foundation chart of 1932 and some Hindu annual horoscopes. Long quotations must necessary become the preamble to this analysis.

Special Dispatch 360 - Saudi Arabia, March 27, 2002
Saudi Government Paper: ‘Billions Spent by Saudi Royal Family to Spread Islam to Every Corner of the Earth’
The March 1, 2002 edition of the Saudi government English weekly Ain Al-Yaqeen extensively detailed the Saudi royal family’s efforts to spread (Wahhabi) Islam throughout the world. The following are excerpts taken from the article: Efforts to Spread [1] (Wahhabi) Islam - “…The determination of the Kingdom to support Islam and Islamic institutions to the best of its ability was evident from the formation of the Kingdom by King Abdul Aziz but it was only when oil revenues began to generate real wealth that the Kingdom could fulfill its ambitions of spreading the word of Islam to every corner of the world, of assisting Muslim countries less well endowed economically and of alleviating the suffering of Muslim minorities wherever they might live.”

“When King Fahd gave his support, either personally or through his government, to these institutions, it was also part of his purpose to challenge and expose the caricature of Islam, which is widely promoted by sections of the Western media…”

“The voice of Islam and Arab culture is stronger now than it has been for many decades and certainly far stronger than it would have been
without King Fahd’s contribution.”

The birth of Wahabbism and its spread and terror arousing stories have been recounted everywhere even on many websites.One such is here””So when a supremacist, exclusivist, intolerant interpretation of Islam started being propa- gated with the establishment of Saudi-Wahhabi monarchy early in the last century, Muslims rejected it out of hand. But the phenomenal oil wealth and cold war imperatives helped the ideology spread rapidly. The international community did not hamper the process even after 9/11. Indeed it even created several new swamps for terrorists to prosper.(Islam,Terrorism and Jihad (09 Jan 2015 NewAgeIslam.Com) Muslims Must Confront Islamist Terror Ideologically:An Islamic Reformation Required, By Sultan Shahin, Editor, NewAge Islam
9 Jan 2015)

Before the astrological discussion is done here is another quotation from an article of a Muslim scholar .

The Times of India
Blasphemy in Islam: The Quran does not prescribe punishment for abusing the Prophet Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Oct 2, 2012
In Islam, blasphemy is a subject of intellectual discussion rather than a subject of physical punishment. This concept is very clear in the Quran.
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Spread of Wahhabism
The revivalist movement started by Muhammad ibn-al Wahhad in the eighteenth century in Saudi Arabia purging Islam of the cult of saints, shrines, tombs of saints, idolatry and what he thought were impurities is the Wahhabism blamed for all Islamic fundamentalism now. His partnership with Muhammad bin Saud giving him protection, facilities for its propagation made it a powerful movement. This agreement continued with the successors of Muhammad bin Saud also giving to this movement state patronage and spread to Qatar, UAE and now all over the world.

The foundation chart of Saudi Arabia with exalted ninth lord in exchange with the seventh lord, Venus and conjoined with Mars lagna and the sixth lord aspected by Saturn shows in clearest terms the Saudi intention to propagate its Wahhabi brand aggressively it has done. Saturn and Mars also aspect the twelfth house of export---of tonfuls of oil and Wahhabism.

From Wikipedia “Wahhabism has been accused of being "a source of global terrorism", and for causing disunity in the Muslim community by labeling non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates (takfir) thus paving the way for their bloodshed. It has also been criticized for the destruction of historic mazaars, mausoleums, and other Muslim and non- Muslim buildings and artifacts. The "boundaries" of what make upWahhabism have been called "difficult to pinpoint", but in contemporary usage, the terms Wahhabi and Salafi are often used interchangeably, and considered to be movements with different roots that have merged since the 1960s. But Wahhabism has also been called "a particular orientation within Salafism", or an ultra-conservative, Saudi brand of Salafism.”

”With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the Al Saud dynasty, and with it Wahhabism, spread to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.After the discovery of petroleum near the Persian Gulf in 1939, it had access to oil export revenues, revenue that grew to billions of dollars. This money—spent on books, media, schools, universities, mosques, scholarships, fellowships, lucrative jobs for journalists, academics and Islamic scholars—gave Wahhabism a "preeminent position of strength" in Islam around the world.”” The alliance between the Wahhabi mission and Al Saud family has "endured for more than two and half centuries," surviving defeat and collapse. The two families have intermarried multiple times over the years and in today's Saudi Arabia, the minister of religion is always a member of the Al ashSheikh family, (i.e. a descendent of Ibn Abdul Wahhab).

In 1901,Abdul-Aziz Ibn Saud, a fifth generation descendant of Muhammad ibn Saud, began a military campaign that led to the conquest of much of the Arabian peninsula and the founding of present day SaudiArabia, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The result that safeguarded the vision of Islam based around the tenets of Islam as preached by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab was not bloodless, as 40,000 public executions and 350,000 amputations were carried out during its course, according to some estimates.

Astrological Analysis
The Petro Anglo American darling
The decision of the Saudis to side with the British in 1916 proved lucky much to the chagrin of many Muslim rulers elsewhere. In 1932 the newly found kingdom with its meager finances had to wait for another six years when some Americans, in search of water, found oil in its soil and forged an alliance which again proved lucky. The powerful British empire earlier and the post 1945 powerful global power USA have given to Saudi Arabia the opportunities to export oil and Wahhabism. USA could not object ever openly and vehemently inspite of the 11 September of 2001. That hypocrisy continues even now unabated. The Christian Anglo US and the Wahhabi Saudi Arabia had forged a long long bond through the oil discovered.

The laboratory of Jihad
Lucky circumstances made SaudiArabia a laboratory of Jihad as has been said in an article in the New Statesman of England )http:// connection.ebscohost.com/c/essays/39651767/ saudi-arabia-has-become-laboratory-jihad-spreading-poison-throughout-muslim-world-can- reform-save-land-prophet-from-extremism Laboratory of Jihad David Gardner Published 14 May 2009

It was possible after 1938-39 in the antardasha of Jupiter the second lord of the birth horoscope and the tenth lord in the eleventh house in the dashamansha with oil money .

Saudi Arabia Horoscope  - Journal of Astrology
The exchange of the seventh and the ninth house is the luck of a nation which was only a desert kingdom till oil was discovered in 1932 and explored in 1938. But the afflicted ninth house along the twelfth lord, Venus, is the fanaticism which it exports through its Wahhabi version of Islam.

In navamsha Mars again afflicts the ninth lord here.

It is the Thrimshamsha that shows the total viciousness of the ninth house so blatantly.

In dasamsha Mars, Saturn from the eighth house along with Moon the fifth lord and Sun the sixth lord shows all the intention of exporting Wahhabism which Anwar Sheikh has called Arab imperialism.

In 1973 In Jupiter Sun period with Sun the tenth lord in exchange with the eleventh lord, the enormous increase in oil prices, Saudi Arabia started earning from 1973 in three days what it had been earning annually in previous years, It now had so much money that it could spend enormous amounts in propagation of Wahhabism by getting erected mosques in many countries east and west, financing foreign students and scholars to study in Saudi Arabia its brand of Islam, Wahhabism. And also finance the creation of madarsas all over the Muslim countries. There was no stopping the spread of Wahhabism all over the world.

1979
It was in 1979 that President Carter and Brzezinski in collusion with Zia ul Huq of Pakistan and the jihadis from many Muslim countries with Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism imbued fighters and petro dollars created out of which finally emerged Al Quaeda. The role of USA in the wide spread terror net work of jihadis cannot be ignored ever.

In these thirty six years since 1979,Al Quaeda, ISIS and so many well known terrorists organizations have spread their tentacles all over at least three continents,Asia,Africa and Europe and may have some cells in other continents as well, it is feared.

The other side of the coin
Algerian migrants in France can answer these charges by reminding the French to remember their own atrocities during the struggle of the Algerian National Liberation Front (1952-62) full eight years when there were instances of hundreds of thousand of instances of torture by the French military in Algeria. In India we remember the tortures and also the artificially created Bengal Famine of 1943 by Winston Churchill, the British bull dog who is a national hero in his country.
Saudi Arabia Hindu New Year 1979 - Journal of Astrology

See the six twelve axis along with the ninth lord and the clear indication of jihadis sent to fight in Afghanistan along with recruits from other countries and the future birth of Al Quaeda is clear. Can there be a more dangerous combination of border fight then this?

Is there any solution available ?
To answer this question each horoscope of each nation affected will have to be examined.
1) A sampling of some horoscopes, France, UK, Spain, Iraq and Syria clearly show disturbance meaning impliedly that the “second majority” in France as in India of Muslims or “substantial minority” as it is called will be a source of danger. In May when Mars enters Vrisha and opposes Saturn it will flare up and later when Mars is in Simha in September it will affect USA also both times.
2) The dasha running in these horoscopes will show if the so called global lesson in universal tolerance hypocritically proposed by those western nations which have exploited their former colonies, will succeed at all or not.
3) It is not a one day, one month or one year problem but a generational struggle. Examine the future dashas of many countries and see if they will enjoy piece or chaos and disturbance.
4) Examine deeply the Ketu dasha of Saudi Arabia and watch its fast eclipse and signs of weakening after Saturn moves into Dhanu.
5) USA in its present dasha of Mars Saturn and later Mars Mercury will get involved in these wars and disturbance more and more and on a wider scale than done so far under president Obama.
6) France has a long period of agony in its present mahadasha of Venus with intermittent disturbances on its soil.

It then is like a world war, undeclared, between Wahhabis and the west particularly Europe from where started both world wars. France, Germany, Holland ,UK and USA cannot give up what they call their liberties which include a free press and the not always justifiable right to ridicule any one including religious figures and Wahhabism which cannot tolerate any insult to Mohammad or the Koran. In India you can insult Hindus and their gods because it is “secularism” but not Islam or Mohammed. Both Muslims and Christians can blaspheme Hinduism but if Hindus do that against them it will be treated as blasphemy on some pretext or the other.In Pakistan there is an inhuman blasphemy law.

Two world wars started on the soil of Europe and the third one too may have said to begun with the massacre of the journalists of Charlie Hebdo. Al Quaeda and ISIS are waging a war on this soil again. Because Saudi Arabia and many other countries will not discard Wahhabism and its literalist interpretation of the Koran and Hadiths with the sacralised dogmas as inviolable. Two vicious stands are there now with some liberal and secular Muslims remaining as ineffective , helpless onlookers writing some columns in some newspapers not read or accepted by Muslims en masse in the grip of fanatic mullahs. It seems to be a clash between a religious fanaticism and political defense of unfettered free press, part of perhaps much larger pattern of jidadi plans vs Islamophobia.

What Samuel Huntington called the Clash of Civilizations is actually clash of two Abrahamic religions Christianity and Islam known for atrocities in their own recorded long histories--based on one book, one prophet with elementary religious teaching compared to vast, liberal and sweeping gamut of Hinduism’s accommodating a wide variety of beliefs leading to one Cosmic Unity.

It then is an undeclared prolonged world war on the soil of many continents originating from Europe.And some historian will record its cause to be a CARTOON.

( 16 January 2015)

PS: There are many website that discuss Islam like http://www.faithfreedom.org/
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
http://www.islam-watch.org/

Keywords: KN Rao, Journal of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Horoscope, Jyotish, Hindu Astrology, Indian Astrology, Vedic Astrology, Saturn, Venus, Rahu, Ketu, Mercury, Rashi, Navamsha, Saudi Arabia, Wahabbism, Islam, Jihad, France, Charlie Hebdo, Voltaire, Christianity

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