The Mecca Mosque blast & the response

The Mecca Mosque blast in Hyderabad is highly regrettable and strict punishment should be meted out to the guilty. However, when I saw the reactions of rioting by thousands after the Mecca blast in Hyderabad, and also stone-pelting by mobs in Mumbai (kurla) and the way the way the media portrayed the incident (Star News for instance), it not only brought out the difference of a pre-dominant Muslim mindset compared to the Hindu mindset, but also brought out the glaring media bias and double standards in coverage.

For instance, after the Varanasi temple and MumbaDevi Blasts (in Mumbai), even after loss of lives, there was no rioting by the Hindu people, even though their worship places were targeted. And I can say pretty confidently that had there been rioting, then the media would have endlessly picked on the RSS and BJP leaders for fuelling sentiments, and politicizing the issue, while columnists would have criticized the mobs and questioned what gave them the right to target innocent people who have nothing to do with the incident. The columnists would also be telling us that Islam and the muslims have nothing to do with this, and how one must maintain peace and harmony.

Compare this with the present blast. There is every real possibility of this conflagaring into a major riot throughout India, and everyone knows the reason but dares not say it— it is because of the pre-dominant muslim mindset, which considers violence against innocent as a legitimate means of settling scores. We saw this happen after some miscreants demolished the Babri Masjid, and the muslim mob started killing innocent Hindus who had nothing to do with it in Mumbai, it happened after the municipality partly demolished a dargha in Vadodra for road widening and the muslim mob started rioting and hitting out at innocent Hindus, who had nothing to do with it, and in the process killing two Hindus, and it is happening presently.

In all these situations, the media’s bias is very loud and clear: Instead of criticizing muslim religious leaders for fuelling the riots, or for not doing anything to placate the sentiments of the people, just the way the media would have criticized the RSS and BJP leaders had the hindus resorted to rioting, the media is preoccupied with its favourite whipping boy, the police. Instead of blaming the agressors of violence and their supporters after the blasts ( however regrettable the blast is), Star News among other channels, has been just focusing on the execessive use of force by the police to quell the violence. Clearly a biased approach based on a double standard. What’s more, the media in this sensitive times, should have been more judicious and exercised discretion and not have been airing a one-sided view which could potentially provoke further the sentiments of an already inflamed and physically active section of the society.

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2 thoughts on “The Mecca Mosque blast & the response

  1. Ted Harlson

    Great observation. I thought it was only in North America that intellectual bias was favouring Muslims and their well known religion of peace.

    Political correctness sems to have been seeped into the Indian culture. I know and understand that India has great respect for the west, most notebly the young who are struggling to get out from under the grip of their elders. I only hope objectivism will spread fast enough there, and be understood enough for Indian culture to change towards the best of western standards.

    For myself, I fully agree with the danish cartoons in that I think they should be published again! Oh, they have. there’s a new objectivist book out that publishes them. for myself, I post the Muhammud cartoon with the bomb for a turban, on my Facebook page.

    Thanks for sharing. Ted.

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  2. faiyaz Post author

    Thanks Ted for your response. It’s been a while since I have last blogged, and hence, haven’t been able to respond to you earlier. Yes, it’s a pity…Islam seems to have its grip everywhere. In India’s case, it goes back some centuries actually. It’s the same story…they came in India initially through conquest and forced conversions, then of course, there is the demographic Jihad, where they multiply their numbers fast, and then they lay claim to the original land as muslim land on the basis of numbers. Thus what was once predominantly Hindu India got broken up and split into Islamic Pakistan and Bangladesh…now, it’s the numbers within India, and once they start coming to majority status, then we will have another big bloodshed waiting…The same for Europe I guess.
    The political correctness, as you stated, has been going for decades actually in India too, where the other people just keep giving in to their intimidation. There are of course the leftist intellectuals and leftist media which supports their falsehoods and bullying tactics. Others just look the other way, although even I at times think there is no solution to this. If you speak, then they just start rioting and killing innocent people, and if you don’t speak, then they only get stronger. All this of course, is not to say, that all muslims are bad people, there are many good ones trapped in this evil system…it’s the ideas that need to be questioned, but to do that, at least in India, one has to be prepared to either die or live as a fugitive, like poor Taslima Nasreen.

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