Hindu Terror, Saffron Terror and such terms can be found in abundance in our media. Prominent among the users of such terms are Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt, Sagarika Ghose, Arnab Goswami and their channels. Politicians aren’t too far ahead. For the Congress (I) Hindu Terror is now an industry, particularly for people like Digvijay Singh, his protégé Rahul Gandhi and, of course, P. Chidambaram. This is easy because your life will not be in danger if you keep using the term Hindu Terror. Islamic Terror? Well, that’s the religion of peace, isn’t it?
For about a week now our MSM is obsessed with the killing of a ‘liberal’ called Salman Taseer, the late Pakistani governor. NDTV even had his son and daughter sharing their sorrow and possible fate in Pakistan. Rajdeep Sardesai even tweeted “Salman Taseer loved his whiskey and his women. Served me fine scotch in Pakistan. Was a liberal in an illiberal milieu.” Salman Taseer exemplifies the reason why our politicians and “liberal” media are so scared of the religion of peace and to call Islamic Terror what it is.
A report from the Sydney Morning Herald (Also quoting the Telegraph and Times Of India) had this to say:
"The leader of an Islamic political party in Pakistan has warned the daughter of a murdered politician to ''remember her father's fate'' and to stop supporting his cause. Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, was shot dead ......because of his campaign to pardon a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Many Muslims celebrated the murder and marched in support of Taseer's confessed killer. Shadab Qadri, the leader of Sunni Tehreek, said the politician's daughter, Shehrbano Taseer, 21, must stop speaking out against blasphemy laws. ''We read the statement of the slain governor's daughter in a newspaper. She should refrain from issuing such statements and must remember her father's fate,'' Shadab Qadri said........On Wednesday, Ms Taseer told the BBC Today program: ''My father's stance has been misrepresented and has been misquoted because he simply said these laws are being misused and they target the poor, the dispossessed and the voiceless. ''He said it's a man-made law and these things should be debated in parliament. That has been misconstrued into saying that he has been blasphemous.'' The Times of India has reported that a court in Punjab has sentenced an imam and his son to life imprisonment after finding them guilty of blasphemy for removing a poster containing verse from the Koran......The Times, said the father, Mohammad Shafi, 45, and his son, Mohammad Aslam, 20, had been accused of blasphemy arising out of differences between the Deobandi and Barelvi sects."
|...As of January 13, 2011|
If one were to go by Shehrbana Taseer’s statement, her father was killed mainly because he was misrepresented and misquoted. If that alone can merit death you can imagine why cowards in our media and politics won’t even touch Islamic Terror with the ‘Truth’! Those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam are supposedly misunderstanders** of the religion of peace. How often have you heard statements like “terrorists have no religion”, “those terrorists are not muslims” or “they have hijacked Islam”? And then you will have a Barkha Dutt running programs like ‘Why muslims are being stereotyped’ or a Zia Haq of Hindustan Times lamenting he was denied US Visa because he was a muslim. Haq even writes a blog called ‘They Call me Muslim’ (reminded me of the western movie ‘They call me Trinity’)! It may be fair to say that many in the media and politics are practicing what has come to be known as ‘Stealth Jihad’**
For someone to be killed or sentenced to death for blasphemy is one thing but to be killed for speaking out against blasphemy laws is another extreme altogether. And it is in India that muslims like Ilina Sen (wife of Binayak Sen sentenced to life for Maoist links) feels her life is in danger.
Those Hindus involved in terror activities deserve condemnation and should be hanged to death or sentenced for life. However, it’s the media that is guilty of energising such people when they lie or mislead or cover up for Islamic Terror. If our media had the courage to speak up on Islamic Terror it would sooner or later force governments to act. On the contrary the media acts as an extension of the Congress and the UPA and the likes of Digvijay Singh to tarnish Hindus and gloss over Islamic Terror. There should have been as strong a campaign by the media to hang Afzal Guru as there was to seek justice for Jessica Lall and some others.
One should also bear in mind that much of the terror funding flows from Saudi Arabia. Wikileaks only confirmed what many already knew. One of the reasons for the mainstream media’s silence on Islamic Terror is who funds it. Most people know a large part of our media is funded by mid-east money. If ever the funding or foreign subsidiaries and other companies of our media are exposed, it will make a sorry reading. Fear and money are the keys and that’s the reason our media won’t talk about Islamic Terror.
Would the media like to one day fear Hindu Terrorists in the same manner? Would someone like to be killed for blaspheming Hindu gods or religious scriptures? They need not fear. Hindu culture does not have blasphemy laws, rules or traditions.
** ‘Misunderstanders of Islam’ and ‘Stealth Jihad’ are terms coined by Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch.Org