What makes people evil? What motivates extreme hate mongerers? It’s a question that has intrigued philosphers and theologians since time immemorial. As for us at SW we prefer rather than to just take the lazy tabloid route of branding people ‘evil’ to look a bit deeper.So we need to look into the past of Faisal Gazi to see what it is that has turned him into the extreme Muslim hater he is today.
Saddam Hussein had a similiar traumatic childhood beaten by a step father ‘Mr. Hussein’s father died, probably of cancer, in the fourth month of his mother’s pregnancy with Saddam. Mr. Hussein’s 12-year-old brother died, also of cancer, a few months later. She in a state of much distress, she attempted suicide. Before Saddam’s birth, she would pull out clumps of her hair and pummel her pregnant abdomen with her fists. In the Wall Street Journal article she is quoted as having said that she did not want her baby and asking “after losing my husband and child, what good can this baby do me?” Even Saddam Hussein’s official biography recounts his unhappy childhood. The trauma left her such that she tried to throw herself in front of a bus and failed to abort Saddam and kill herself’ (source:NYT)
Likewise Hitler and Stalin. It was the horrors of life in the trenches in WWI, the treaty of versailles and the great depression in Germany that turned Hitler into the monster he was.
‘This was Hitler’s OWN PERSONAL BRAND OF MANIA. And it is traceable to the insecurity of his existence in his own family, the insecurity of a child constantly living under the threat of violence and humiliation. Later millions were to forfeit their lives so that this child – now a childless adult – could avenge himself by unconsciously projecting the grim scenario of his childhood onto the political stage. source
According to the official version, his father Vissarion was a cobbler. He opened his own shop, but quickly went bankrupt, forcing him to work in a shoe factory in Tiflis. (Archer 11) Rarely seeing his family and drinking heavily, Vissarion often beat his wife and small son. One of Stalin’s friends from childhood wrote, “Those undeserved and fearful beatings made the boy as hard and heartless as his father.” The same friend also wrote that he never saw him cry. Another of his childhood friends, Iremshvili, felt that the beatings by Stalin’s father gave him the hatred of authority. He also said that anyone with power over others reminded Stalin of his father’s cruelty. Stalin had broken his arm several times over his life. There have been reports of Stalin having one arm shorter than the other’
Spittoon’s hero Ratko Mladic saw his father killed by anti-Serb partisans. Mladic ‘s father was killed in 1945 leading an attack by Josip Broz Tito’s partisans against the home village of Ante Pavelic, the World War Two leader of the Croatian Ustasha fascist state. Mladic was two at the time and his widowed mother later sent him off to boarding school in Belgrade. source
So what of Faisal Gazi? This post on Pickled Politics reveals all:
Ashik — on 13th February, 2009 at 10:55 pm
Sid lost family to Jamaat?
This probably explains his fanatic Kolkata Bengali culturo-political leanings and obsessive hatred of Jamaat. Although this certainly does not excuse being blind to others sufferings eg. Palestinian and blind support for extreme rightwing Zionists eg. Wilders, HP etc.
I’ve think a truth and reconciliation commission needs to be set up to document all the killings during the Liberation War and subsequent political violence. It would give solace to people like Sid and perhaps give them closure.