“The Ultimate Jihad” – latest documentary of Shahriar Kabir, noted journalist, filmmaker, human rights activist from Bangladesh and also leader of anti-fundamentalism struggle, has evoked a good response from the audience in Kolkata who witnessed it on Saturday, December 21. Terming the rough treatment of Debjani Khobragade, Indian diplomat stationed in the United States, of late by the indigenous governance there as a novel American endeavor to caution India, Shahriar Kabir stated that it was the fallout of a bitter disagreement between India and United States over the nature of Islamic fundamentalism in the Indian subcontinent. United States is making all efforts to strengthen Jamaat as the spokesperson of “soft religious bigotry” against the all-encompassing fundamentalism championed by Talibans – a notion refuted by India, known to bear burnt of Islamic terrorist attacks always.
Now the question remains of the authenticity of American analysis of the changing reality. Kabir prefers to term it as not wrong only but also as the greatest blunder perpetrated by the “West” hitherto also. On the word of him, whether it is Turkey or Iran, from Baluchistan in Pakistan sharing international border with Afghanistan to Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh or even New Delhi or Hyderabad or Lahore or Karachi, there is no difference between Islamic fundamentalist notions – there is nothing as soft or hard, modern or mediaeval, and at the end of the day, it is nothing but anti-non-Muslim hatred that reigns fundamentalists altogether. Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh happens to be the branch of an international parental organization and in this context it is akin to Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt or Syria and Taliban in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Jamaat also enjoys the support of Al-Qaeda, it is worth mentioning. Truly, Jammat cadres are opting for western dress in Bangladesh these days but it is to hoodwink commoners to conduct their divisive jobs both overtly and covertly. The documentary states with conviction how any insensate job is done to flex the invincibility of Islamic fundamentalism and each such job earns patronage through millions of petro-dollar from Arabia.
According to him, prior to the advent of Sheikh Hasina 159 anti-India terrorist camps used to exist in bangladesh. Those were under the direct supervision of Pakistani brains and became the main basis to operate terrorism in India. Hasina has devastated all these and all these have been included in Kabir’s in his latest documentary “The Ultimate Jihad.” The documentary also contains interviews of a Muslim youth (used by ISI in Pakistan as a pawn for terrorism) and Hafiz Sayed, infamous terrorist leader in Pakistan.
The documentary also contains the testimony of Irfan Ara, Saudi terrorist, that Rs. 65, 000 crores has been given to Islamic fundamentalists in South-East Asia. He also said that deployment of army remains the only way to save Hindus in Bangladesh.