Hoodbhoy is an enlightened thinker and writer. I like this article.
But Hoodbhoy writes: "Instead, he (Maududi) said, India as a whole must be converted to Islam. This wasn’t easy and so ultimately he supported the demand for Pakistan."
Mullah Maududi (1903-1979) was a very crooked criminal of Humanity, Islam and Pakistan. He knew very well that converting the 70% Hindus in India to Islam was Impossible with capital I. At that time, the megalomaniac lilliputian Maududi was a sold out pimp of Indian National Congress and his mission was to malign Quaid-e-Azam M.A. Jinnah. He continued his malicious propaganda from 1940-1948. But no candle could light in the presence of the towering stature of Quaid-e-Azam.
Having thoroughly studied the history, I am convinced that nothing has hurt Islam and Pakistan more than Maududi has in the last century. His dark legacy continues to hover until this day. He never supported the Pakistan Movement. The criminal did nothing good to Humanity, Islam and Pakistan until his demise in 1979.
Like Mirza Qadiani, the Mullah divided Muslims into two categories: The ones with his Jamaat Islami were real Muslims while others were 'Muslims only by birth'.
And, Mu'min Bhai, there is much more to reveal his trash but I have written the details in my books.