Although I am no big fan of MJ Akbar, I have always felt he is very articulate and well meaning. The other day when he was opposing the nuclear deal on a TV program conducted by the high-pitch-high-decibel Sargarika Ghosh of CNN-IBN, never did he once loose his temper. His arguments were crisp and to the point.
As an Indian muslim, MJ Akbar has shown common sense and high level of maturity. He has shown his utter disgust at the current government's callous behavior towards dealing with terror. We need more articulate muslim voices like these and less and less excuse makers (Read Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar et al)
In a brilliant article published in Khaleej Times, MJ spells out almost perfectly what is ailing the current Indian rulers. Kudos MJ.
On a side note: I have had a couple of email conversations with Mr. Razi Azmi in the past and will be posting my thoughts on that soon. Azmi is a Pakistani journalist of repute who writes for Friday Times. He is currently on a sabbatical.