George Bernhard Shaw and the Islamic Scholar by Imran N. Hosein

By Imran N. Hosein

This book is the textual content of a talk among the recognized ecu playwright and highbrow, George Bernard Shaw, and the well-known Islamic student and missionary, Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui. They met in Mombasa, in British-occupied Kenya, sixty five years in the past on April 17, 1935.

Shaw, the literary genius, rationalist and highbrow, used to be an ideal consultant of the recent basically godless Euro-world order that had cloaked itself within the mantle of 'humanism'. That international order emerged within the wake of the transformation of Europe from Christendom right into a 'one-eyed' secular society, and the empowerment of Europe in the course of the medical, technological and business revolutions. by means of 1935 it had already imposed its godless rule upon the remainder of mankind 'at the purpose of the sword', and had made substantial development in its new campaign of globalization to set up one worldwide godless world.

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Mich interessieren diese Reli­gionsbücher nicht. Ich will wissen, wie die Leute ticken, und das weiß ich. Nämlich so: Allah ist groß – aber ein Cadillac ist größer. Dem Iran geht es um Atomwaffen, nicht um fromme Sprüche. Wir kennen den faulen Zauber doch von der Wiedervereinigung. Erst sagten die Ossis, dass es ihnen um die Freiheit ginge, auch so eine Reli­gion. Das hätte ich mir noch gefallen lassen. Aber dann kam heraus, was sie wirklich wollten, nämlich unsere D-Mark. Und beim Geld hört die Freundschaft auf.

Mir geht das bis heute so. Die einzigen Namen, die ich kenne, sind Rosa Luxemburg und Karl Liebknecht. Und vielmehr als die Namen weiß ich von denen auch nicht. Man hat sich damals als verlängerter Arm der Befreiungsbewegungen in der Dritten Welt verstanden, auf sie projizierte man die eigenen Wünsche und Sehnsüchte, und in ihnen sah man den Ursprung einer kommenden Weltrevolution. Die Phase »Student ans Band«, aus der dann schließlich bei den Ökos die Phase »Student aufs Land« wurde, kam erst später und war ein Verfallsprodukt, ebenso wie der sie begleitende Leninismus und der Proletkult oder die Hausbesetzerei.

Uns ist es zu verdanken, dass heute an den Universitäten ein Fach namens Bildungsökonomie gelehrt wird. Die Fachleute können, so sagen sie, sogar eine Bildungsrendite berechnen. Wir haben damals dafür gesorgt, dass Milliarden in den Ausbau der Unis flossen und die Professorenzahl sich innerhalb kurzer Zeit vervielfacht hat. Ziemlich drollig das Ganze, wenn man so zurückblickt. « Nehmen wir die Zeichenkette »Gott« als Platzhalter für je nach Belieben Kapital, Wert, Geschichte, Vorsehung, Schicksal – es stimmt immer.

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