Patrons and promoters of Saffron jihad in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its radical Hinduist cohorts seem to be feeling extremely delighted seeing a psychological war between the Muslims and France in particular and the whole of Europe at large. While Muslims around the world are exhibiting outrage at the repeated attempts made by the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo to humiliate Muslims by publishing imaginary cartoons of the Prophet of Islam, the Hindutva India has issued a statement in support of France’s President Emmanuel Macron, who is under fire from Muslim countries following his statements about the controversial display of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
India’s foreign affairs ministry said that it “strongly deplores the personal attacks in unacceptable language” on Macron and that they are “in violation of the most basic standards of international discourse.”
“We also condemn the brutal terrorist attack that took the life of a French teacher in a gruesome manner that has shocked the world,” said the statement.
Earlier this month, French teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was killed by 18-year-old Abdoulakh A, who was later shot dead by the police. Paty was murdered because he showed his students the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were published in the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Acknowledging India’s support, France’s ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain thanked the nation and tweeted: “France and India can always count on each other in the fight against terrorism.”
The Indian government offered condolences to Paty’s family and “the people of France” while it emphasized that “there is no justification for terrorism for any reason or under any circumstance.”
In 2015, following the publishing of cartoons by Charlie Hebdo, 12 people were killed in an attack on its Paris office. A few days after Paty’s death, as a mark of tribute, his portrait and those caricatures were projected onto town halls in two cities, Montpellier and Toulouse, for several hours.
Macron had said that his country will not give up cartoons – a move that has drawn widespread criticism from countries including Morocco, which called it an act of provocation.
Preachers of Saffron jihad feeling delighted
The Bharatiya Janata Party bigwigs as well as its radical Hinduist political partners, who had publicly proclaimed themselves as disciples and followers of Adolph Hitler are extremely delighted seeing Islam being humiliated in the West while Muslims are also being branded as terrorists en-messe. A large section of Indian and Hindu journalists, scholars and writers in the western nations have suddenly become very active in liaising with the members of the western media with the agenda of giving further instigations for enhancing anti-Islam and anti-Muslim propaganda, cashing on the recent terrorist attack in France. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showing particular interest in somehow tagging few of the Muslim nations in South Asia as enemies of the west or at least appeasers of radical Islam.
Rise of Saffron jihadists in South Asia
For the past few weeks, there is already an alarming rise of Hinduist terror, which also is known as Saffron jihadists in the South Asian nations. These jihadists are using various social media sites in spreading religious hatred as well as on purpose derogatory propaganda against Muslims, with the agenda of inciting communal riot. It is also learned that some of the Saffron jihadists are directly patronized and funded by several groups and individuals from India.
Opinion expressed in this article are solely of the author.