The Catholic church, Tamil and LTTE - Part II

NGOs, subversive activists and foreign funds - I

I am quite amused though not surprised by the recent statement of Fr Jegath Gasper Raj, a Catholic priest who had recently collaborated with Kanimozhi, daughter of Chief Minister Karunanidhi in organizing the recently concluded Chennai Sangamam in collaboration with Tamil Maiyam - ostensibly a cultural festival?which was held in Chennai city. He has said that some jealous and vested interests are responsible for the recent allegations that he is closely associated with the LTTE. To quote his own words, 'if there is a strategy aimed at weakening the LTTE hoping to gain advantage at negotiating with the Tamils that would end in a disaster. The Tigers will never negotiate from a position of weakness. And the Tamils world over hold the view that the LTTE is their last Defence. I also hold that view. Definitely the LTTE has a streak of totalitarianism but I do not subscribe to the view that it is fatalistic. It has certainly shown intolerance to different ways of thinking. But whatever you may say, they are still the Tamils' last defence there. Unfortunately in Tamilnadu when someone talks about Sri Lankan Tamil issue rather passionately, he is immediately branded terrorist and there is no middle way to academically look at the issue.'

The Cathlic church, Tamil and LTTE - Part I

"Crorepathy" Fr. Jegath Gasper Raj main link for Tigers in India
Sun, 2007-03-18 04:57

The Sri Lankan Catholic Church, the Catholic Radio Veritas based in Phillipines, the Tamil Catholic hierachy and its priests have been the main links of the global network of the Church to protect, promote, provide succor and cover to the internationally banned Tamil Tigers. Fr. Jegath Gaspar Raj is somewht different. This catholic priest comes from the diocese of Kottar, Tamil Nadu. He has made a name for himself and become a "crorepathy’ ( Rs. 10 million is one crore) with plenty of political pull in Tamil Nadu politics to back the Tamil Tigers. He has learned the art of mixing politics with music to raise funds for the Tamil Tigers. In his music, politics and fund raising he has managed successfully to exploit the suffering of the Tamils in Sri Lanka to collect millions for the Tamil Tigers.

WORLD BANK - AIDS programme infected: 'Bribes for contracts, dubious NGOs, political strings'

AUTHOR: Sonu Jain, New Delhi
Publication: Indian Express

Dated: January 16, 2007

Intro: Will look at findings with open mind... surprised they found so much fraud: NACO chief

Conversion, foreign-funded NGOs cause riot

PTI | Bhubaneswar
Posted online: January 12, 2008

Demanding tough measures to regulate activities of foreign funded NGOs operating in riot-hit Kandhamal district, VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati on Saturday called for an open debate on conversion, terming it as the 'root cause' of unrest in the tribal dominated areas.

Hindutva and radical Islam: Where the twain do meet

Arun Shourie
Posted online: Friday, December 28, 2007 at 0000 hrs

Every set of scriptures has in it enough to justify extreme, even violent reaction. The tectonic shift in the Hindu mind, that has been going on for 200 years, is being underestimated



"Maut ka Saudagar", 'Liar", "the Ugly Indian" etc etc etc.
All the kind of epithets, the like of which till now used to come easily out of the mouth of President George Bush of the US and the pens of his Neo Conservative supporters.


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